C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 3/15/18 9:45am ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has been placed on the Reserve/Retired list. Fiedorowicz suffered multiple concussions in his NFL career.
Huddle Up: With Fiedorowicz gone, Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson figure to be more involved in 2018. The Texans implemented a committee approach in 2017 and could do the same this year. That being said, neither Griffin nor Anderson is a viable weekly TE1.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 3/12/18 9:47pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) appears like he could be ready in time for the start of organized team activities, as 'the expectation' is that 'he will be on the field' when they get underway.
Huddle Up: Watson was enjoying a marvelous rookie season before going down in the middle of the year with a torn ACL in practice that torpedoed Houston's season. Since it looks like he'll be fully healthy in time for Week 1, owners need to seriously consider Watson as their QB1 for the upcoming campaign, especially since he can provide excellent value with where he will probably be drafted.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 3/8/18 8:29pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) began running without a knee brace at the team's practice facility Thursday, March 8.
Huddle Up: The No. 12 overall pick in last year's NFL Draft was in the midst of putting together a memorable rookie campaign before sustaining a torn ACL in practice on a non-contact play, so this should hopefully be a sign that he'll be ready for the start of next season. After logging an outstanding 103.0 passer rating in his seven games, Watson has the chance to be a real dark horse QB1 in all formats for 2018.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 2/28/18 10:13am ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') could be ready for Week 1 of the 2018 season.
Huddle Up: Foreman is expected to see a larger role in the upcoming season, though it may take a few weeks for it to materialize based on how well he recovers this offseason. He is a low-end flex target but more safely an RB4.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 2/28/18 3:41pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in his right knee last season, head coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday, Feb. 28. He might even be able to participate in some organized team activities (OTAs).
Huddle Up: Watson was humming along, taking the fantasy world by storm last season, before suffering his season-ending injury. He and DeAndre Hopkins, as well as Will Fuller, were fantasy studs during the middle portion of the season. A healthy Watson in 2018 makes the Houston offense and interesting situation to watch for fantasy purposes.
C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 2/28/18 6:33pm ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz plans to attend the offseason workouts even though he has said he is considering retirement.
Huddle Up: Owners should monitor the situation to see if Fiedorowicz decides to continue his playing career. He has posted decent numbers in the past but probably should be avoided in most leagues even if he plays.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 2/25/18 6:27pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller will likely need to have a strong year if he wants to remain with Houston beyond the 2018 season, according to Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com, and Barshap said there is a chance Miller could be released as soon as this offseason.
Huddle Up: The arrow is pointing up for D'Onta Foreman, and if Miller is released prior to next year, Foreman would vault into RB2 territory.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 2/24/18 2:27pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman may take more touches from RB Lamar Miller next season and could take over as the team's top running back, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Foreman is named the starting running back before the season. Foreman was limited to 10 games in 2017 and finished with 327 yards and two touchdowns. He can be a No. 3 running back in standard leagues if he leads the team in carries.
C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 2/12/18 10:54am ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz said he is considering retirement after suffering three concussions in 2017. He is also considering sitting out the 2018 season and coming back later.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the offseason to see if Fiedorowicz will play in 2018. He was a decent option for fantasy owners when he was healthy this season, but owners in most leagues probably should look for other options in their drafts.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 2/5/18 2:22pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) ran Monday, Feb. 5, for the first time since suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament last season. Watson is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and hopes to participate in organized team activities this offseason.
Huddle Up: Watson could have easily finished as the No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2017 if it weren't for the serious injury suffered halfway through his inaugural campaign. His arm talent and running ability immediately thrust him into the national spotlight. As long as he's at full health, there's merit for him to be drafted as the first quarterback this year.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 2/1/18 11:26am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is looking forward to training camp this offseason because he will be so much more comfortable in his second year. The dual-threat quarterback said his head was spinning last year, but now he knows what he'll need to accomplish before the season commences. As reported previously, Watson is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could participate in organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Watson electrified the NFL in his professional football debut. The football world took a collective sigh when Watson was ruled out for the season, but he will have had plenty of time to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2018 season. As long as he doesn't take any steps back in his recovery, he's a prime 2018 QB1 draftee.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 1/25/18 3:56pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) continues to be ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and head coach Bill O'Brien said he hopes Watson will be able to participate in some drills during offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: Watson is on track for training camp but could see the field this offseason if he continues to make progress in his rehab. He was having a great season before the injury and should be considered a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in drafts next season.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 1/2/18 8:41am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could take part in organized team activities, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: The thought is nice, but there's no chance the team puts him in any risky situation this offseason. Watson is a midrange QB1 option in next year's drafts.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 1/2/18 2:03pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) will undergo minor surgery on his injured knee. He will be fully recovered in a few weeks.
Huddle Up: Fuller managed seven touchdowns in 2017 on just 26 catches. Obviously that kind of efficiency can't be maintained, but with Deshaun Watson coming back Fuller does have WR3 upside.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 12/31/17 10:33am ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 17 and will not return.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to determine the severity of Fuller's injury. He was a valuable fantasy receiver when he was playing with Deshaun Watson and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver next season if he and Waston are healthy.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/29/17 2:33pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Will Fuller probably will serve as the top receiver for the Texans this week but is not a strong fantasy option. Owners probably should avoid all of the Texans pass catchers this week.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/28/17 11:05am ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (calf) will be sidelined for Week 17. It is the first game he will have missed in his five-year career.
Huddle Up: Enough cannot be said about Hopkins' season. He was the silver lining for the Texans in 2017 and excelled no matter who was under center. An argument can be made for him to be the first wide receiver taken in fantasy drafts next summer.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/28/17 7:33pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins' (calf) status for the Week 17 game against the Indianapolis Colts won't be known until game time, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: With the Texans out of the playoff hunt, it would make sense to rest Hopkins if he isn't close to 100 percent. If he does happen to suit up, he should be in your starting lineup.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/27/17 2:54pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (calf) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 27, due to his calf injury.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if he is a legitimate question mark for the regular-season finale or he is just receiving rest for a minor injury. Despite his immense talent, with a shaky quarterback situation, Hopkins is a risky fantasy option for Week 17 even if he does play.
T.J. Yates - QBPosted 12/25/17 3:20pm ET
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (head) has been cleared to return to the Week 16 game after going through the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Yates has struggled against the Steelers so far in Week 16 and should be avoided in all leagues next week.
T.J. Yates - QBPosted 12/25/17 3:19pm ET
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in Week 16 and has been replaced by QB Taylor Heinicke.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to determine the severity of Yates' injury. Owners in all leagues should avoid the Texans quarterback situation no matter which quarterback starts in Week 17.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 12/25/17 5:08pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller rushed for 55 yards on 10 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16. He also caught one pass for 10 yards during the game.
Huddle Up: Miller has been fairly consistent in terms of his rushing yards this season but has only three rushing touchdowns during that span. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues, but owners in most leagues probably can find better options.
Alfred Blue - RBPosted 12/25/17 5:02pm ET
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue rushed for 108 yards on 16 carries against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Blue nearly matched his season total with his Week 16 performance and could see more work next week against the Indianapolis Colts. He has a chance to be a flex option in deeper leagues if he receives a similar workload.
T.J. Yates - QBPosted 12/25/17 4:56pm ET
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates went 7-for-16 for 83 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Yates was pressured for much of the game and was not able to do much in the passing game. He should be avoided next week against the Indianapolis Colts.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 12/25/17 5:18pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller caught one pass for 10 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Fuller was targeted five times during the game but was only able to catch one of the passes. He has been held to under 45 yards in each of the last five games and can be avoided in fantasy leagues next week.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/25/17 5:17pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught four passes for 65 yards and one touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Hopkins was most of the team's passing game against the Steelers and continues to play well no matter the quarterback. He should be a starting receiver in all fantasy leagues next week against the Indianapolis Colts.
Braxton Miller - WRPosted 12/25/17 9:05pm ET
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller finished with only one catch for five yards in the team's Week 16 game Monday, Dec. 25, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Miller had missed the last two games, and those rolling the dice on his services this evening were left sorely disappointed. The second-year receiver was trending up prior to going down, as he had nine catches in his last two games, but that was with a different quarterback under center. Other than DeAndre Hopkins, no Texans pass-catcher finished with more than one reception.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 12/23/17 1:42pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (toe) was limited during practice Saturday, Dec. 23, but is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Hopkins is working with his third quarterback this season but continues to be a productive receiver for fantasy owners. He will have a tough matchup this week but should still be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Braxton Miller - WRPosted 12/23/17 1:52pm ET
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller (concussion) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Miller should return to the lineup after missing the last several games because of his concussion. Miller probably will see limited targets during the game and is not a strong fantasy option.
T.J. Yates - QBPosted 12/23/17 1:43pm ET
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Yates has posted decent numbers in his limited playing time this season, but owners should have better options available for their lineups.
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