Ryan Mallett - QBPosted 2/26/15 1:54am ET
Houston Texans impending free-agent QB Ryan Mallett (pectoral) is recovering from surgery on a torn pectoral muscle. Mallett said he's already thrown a football and that the recovery process is day-by-day.
Huddle Up: The Texans have said they'd like to keep Mallett around and continue to develop him, and with this year's quarterbacks crops--both in the draft and free agency--so thin it's probably the team's best move. If they're convinced of how his recovery is progressing, they'll be first in line to offer him a deal.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 2/20/15 4:47pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster will have his carries managed in game more often in 2015, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien also said that running back is a position the team will look at in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Foster still averaged almost 23 touches (298 in 13 games) per contest, but health issues are starting to take their toll on the RB, who's missed 11 combined games over the last two seasons. Look for Foster to remain the No. 1 back in Houston, but also expect a TBD No. 2 back to share in the workload.
Ryan Mallett - QBPosted 2/17/15 8:12pm ET
Houston Texans impending free-agent QB Ryan Mallett is likely to be re-signed by the team this offseason, in the opinion of HoustonTexans.com's Drew Dougherty.
Huddle Up: Mallett only had one healthy start for the team last season before tearing a pectoral muscle and with QBs in even shorter-than-usual supply via the draft and free agency this offseason, it's a solid bet that the Texans will give Mallett another chance.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 2/10/15 5:18pm ET
Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could draw interest from the New York Jets this offseason if he becomes available, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With Michael Vick a free agent, the Jets are in need of a veteran backup who will push and challenge Geno Smith and Fitzpatrick -- who would be playing for his sixth team -- is a journeyman who would loosely fill the bill if the Texans decide to go in another direction.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 2/6/15 1:39pm ET
Houston Texans QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett and Case Keenum will all be evaluated by the coaching staff this offseason, but head coach Bill O'Brien said the team is keeping their options open at the position. 'We'll make the right decision and it will probably be a competition,' O'Brien said. 'It will be something where guys come in and compete and have to win the job and that's the way it should be and that's what we're looking to do.'
Huddle Up: The first order of business for the Texans will be making a decision on Mallett, who will become a free agent in March. Mallett was acquired last August for a late-round draft pick but only appeared in three games before getting injured.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/26/14 11:22am ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (wrist) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.
Huddle Up: Houston still has an outside shot at a playoff berth so expect Hopkins to find a way to play despite the injury this weekend.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 12/26/14 7:32pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Foster is on track to play Sunday. Expect the Texans to lean on him heavily against the suspect Jacksonville rush defense.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/22/14 10:24am ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson posted six catches for 65 yards in the Week 16 game against the Baltimore Ravens, giving him 1,002 receptions for his career. He is the 10th player in NFL history to accomplish the feat.
Huddle Up: Johnson was targeted a game-high 13 times by QB Case Keenum's 42 throws. That was also a season high target amount. Look for more of the same as the Texans wrap the season up by hosting the Jaguars in Week 17.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 12/18/14 10:13am ET
Houston Texans QB Case Keenum is expected to start in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It's not as if the Texans had a plethora of options at their disposal. At least Keenum has a little more fantasy upside than Thad Lewis.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/18/14 2:04pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will play in the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Good news for Johnson's fantasy owners as the WR will return after a one-game absence, but he'll be coming back to a No. 4 QB, likely Case Keenum, at the helm.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/18/14 10:10pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 18.
Huddle Up: Definitely concerning as Hopkins is classified as day-to-day, and his fantasy owners will need to pay close attention to Friday's practice reports.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/17/14 6:44pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: There's no indication that Hopkins' injury is anything more than something deserving of an early-week maintenance day, but keep in mind that his stock has fallen this week regardless given that the Texans are now down to QB No. 4.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/16/14 10:43am ET
The Houston Texans are expected to ask WR Andre Johnson to take a pay cut for future seasons, with an outright release a possibility if he refuses. Johnson will make $10.5 million in 2015 and $11 million in 2016.
Huddle Up: That's a pretty steep salary for a guy who has essentially become a WR2 on a run-first club with quarterback issues. Depending on how steep the cut is, Johnson could hit the open market and become a quality compliment for a team with a better QB situation. Someplace where he scores touchdowns would be nice.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 12/15/14 9:12am ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage (knee), who was limping in the dressing room following a shot to the knees near the end of the game, will have an MRI on Monday, Dec. 15.
Huddle Up: The Texans are running low on quarterbacks; worse, if Savage is hurt seriously enough to miss the rest of the season the team will miss out on valuable evaluation time. Thad Lewis is the only other quarterback on the roster.
Case Keenum - QBPosted 12/15/14 8:17pm ET
Houston Texans signed Case Keenum off the St. Louis Rams' practice squad Monday, Dec. 15 and he and Thaddeus Lewis will find out later this week which one of them will start versus the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Obviously it's not going be a good situation either way for Texas' pass-catchers DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson who have made do with three other less-than-stellar QBs so far. Meanwhile, move the Ravens' defense up a notch or two in the fantasy ranks this week.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/15/14 8:28pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion), who sat out in Week 15, is looking good and is expected to play in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: The Texans' new QB will certainly benefit from having the veteran WR back. Just check to make sure Johnson progresses as expected throughout the week and remains on track to play.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/12/14 5:59pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is still going through the concussion protocol, and he's listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts. He was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 12, and head coach Bill O'Brien said a decision on whether Johnson will play this week will likely be made just before game time Sunday, Dec. 14.
Huddle Up: Get a Plan B in place and check in Sunday morning if you have Johnson, but it's not looking too promising at the moment.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/11/14 10:54pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11.
Huddle Up: Johnson's Sunday status will be determined by how he fares in the concussion protocol tests Friday. Stay tuned ...
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/10/14 6:20pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10, and he remains day-to-day as he goes through the league's concussion protocol this week. Head coach Bill O'Brien would not say where Johnson stands in the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Nothing new or unexpected here as the WR's fate won't be decided until later in the week.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 12/10/14 9:12pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Clowney isn't even a lock to be ready for the start of the 2015 season. His rookie campaign ends with zero sacks and a knee injury that is a concern going forward.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 12/9/14 11:36pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) underwent microfracture surgery Monday, Dec. 8, and he is expected to be sidelined nine months, according to sources. With a nine-month recovery time, being ready for the start of the 2015 season is in doubt.
Huddle Up: The news continues to be bleak for the 2014 No. 1 overall pick, who saw action in only four games as a rookie. We'll continue to monitor his progress throughout the offseason.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 12/8/14 10:34am ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster had 24 carries for 127 yards Sunday, Dec. 7. He broke RB Priest Holmes' record for the most 100-yard games by an undrafted player with his 32nd 100-yard rushing game.
Huddle Up: It's been an impressive run for Foster, who has shaken off a handful of injuries the past few seasons and remains an elite fantasy back when healthy.
Andre Johnson - WRPosted 12/8/14 8:29pm ET
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson is day-to-day after suffering a concussion in Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Johnson will need to pass the NFL's concussion protocol if he is to play this week.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs know the drill, and be assured the Texans will be even more anxious have Johnson cleared as they have a crucial AFC South showdown with the Colts looming Sunday.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 12/5/14 6:43pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: There are still 2 days to go, but this looks like it could actually be a stress-free Sunday morning for Foster's fantasy owners.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 12/4/14 6:58pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Thursday, Dec. 4, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney will undergo surgery on his right knee.
Huddle Up: Definitely a season of shattered dreams and disappointment for the first overall pick and his IDP owners as he finishes the year with 7 total tackles in 4 games played. Having the surgery now will at least increase his chances of being at or near full strength for the 2015 regular-season opener.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 12/3/14 6:19pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: Likely just a maintenance day for Foster who had a full Week 13 workload (24 touches) following a two-game absence.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 12/2/14 4:23pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is getting a second opinion on his injured knee Wednesday, Dec. 3, from Dr. James Andrews. Clowney is considered day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Second opinions rarely bring good news so don't get your hopes too high for the star-crossed first overall pick.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/28/14 3:00pm ET
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien has been pleased with the way Foster has looked in practice this week.
Huddle Up: If Foster's playing, you're starting him as he's going against the Titans' second-worst fantasy run defense in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs.
Jadeveon Clowney - LBPosted 11/28/14 3:07pm ET
Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will sit out in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien was non-committal when asked if Clowney would be shut down for the rest of the year, though.
Huddle Up: It's been a lost season for the No. 1 overall pick, who has seven total tackles in four games played.
Arian Foster - RBPosted 11/27/14 7:34pm ET
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 27. Coach Bill O'Brien, though, told ESPN he expects Foster to play Week 13 against the Titans.
Huddle Up: Foster has missed the last two games and there's even a possibility his status might not boil down to a game-time decision.
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