Andre Johnson Fantasy News

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Johnson has been cleared to play and will make his return this week in a nice matchup with Baltimore, though the Houston QB situation is dire. Case Keenum will reportedly get the start. If that’s the case, there is some reason for optimism as Johnson averaged 6.9 catches for 100 yards and 0.6 TD in the eight games in which Keenum played last season.

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La Canfora: Case Keenum expected to start for Texans in Week 16

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:53am

Jason La Canfora, Twitter - [Full Article]

Texans HC Bill O'Brien is delaying an official announcement as long as possible but every expectation Case Keenum starts vs. Ravens on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Andre Johnson averaged 6.9 catches for 100 yards and 0.6 TD (on nearly 12 targets) in the eight games in which Keenum played last season. DeAndre Hopkins' numbers were relatively unchanged with Keenum under center.

Texans won't reveal starting quarterback until Sunday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:21pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't revealing who will start at quarterback Sunday against the Ravens.

The Texans can go with Case Keenum, who was signed this week off of the St. Louis Rams practice squad and went 0-8 as a starter for the Texans last season, or they can start mobile former Buffalo Bills quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.

"We're not going to publicly name who's starting," O'Brien said during a conference call with Baltimore reporters Wednesday. "We'll let everybody see that when the game starts."

Fantasy Impact:

The Texans don't hold much of an advantage in this situation, but they do have the element of surprise. We would guess that Thaddeus Lewis gets the nod since he has been with the team longer, but Case Keenum had some success with Andre Johnson in 2013 and knows the offense well.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It appears that Johnson will make his return this week in a nice matchup with Baltimore, though the Houston QB situation is dire. Thad Lewis or Case Keenum will get the start. If it’s Keenum, there is some reason for optimism as Johnson averaged 6.9 catches for 100 yards and 0.6 TD in the eight games in which Keenum played last season.

Texans think Andre Johnson plays Week 16

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 10:19am

HoustonTexans.com - [Full Article]

WR Andre Johnson will likely return to the starting lineup for the Texans against Baltimore.

“I think he feels better today,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Monday. “Looks like we would have Andre Johnson back for Sunday.”

Fantasy Impact:

On December 7, Johnson suffered a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit in Jacksonville. After failing to clear the league’s concussion protocol, Johnson was inactive in Sunday’s 17-10 loss to the Colts. Week 16's matchup actually isn't a bad one as the Ravens are 28th in allowing fantasy points to WRs. But the Texans QB situation is very much up in the air right now and will likely limit Johnson's value this week.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. We should have final word by Saturday. Right now, Johnson looks very iffy to face Indianapolis, but he’s a veteran who could play without practicing at all during the week.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Houston hasn’t ruled him out, but he’s going to have to advance through the league’s concussion protocol quickly if he’s going to play against Indianapolis.

Colts CB Vontae Davis may play in Week 15

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 11:11pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis appears to be heading back into the lineup for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

Davis practiced Wednesday, albeit with a non-contact red jersey, because he's still going through the NFL's concussion protocol. He missed last weekend's game against the Cleveland Browns because he still hadn't been cleared from the concussion suffered against the Washington Redskins on Nov. 30. The plan, according to coach Chuck Pagano, is for Davis to practice again Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

This is important because it will impact the Houston receivers. Davis covered Andre Johnson for most of the previous matchup, but that was before Hopkins established himself as the Texans' top receiver. Johnson is recovering from his own concussion and is iffy for Sunday. if he's out, Davis will very likely spend a lot of time covering Hopkins.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Houston hasn’t ruled him out, but he’s going to have to advance through the league’s concussion protocol quickly if he’s going to play against Indianapolis.

Andre Johnson (concussion) considered day-to-day

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 9:30am

Texans.com - [Full Article]

Texans WR Andre Johnson must undergo the league’s five-step concussion protocol before his status for Sunday's game at Indianapolis can be determined.

“That’s exactly where it stands though,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Monday. “He has to pass the concussion test to be able to be cleared. I would say that’s definitely a day-to-day thing.”

Fantasy Impact:

If Johnson can't start, O'Brien said wide receiver DeVier Posey is a candidate to play. Posey has been inactive for each game this season. Johnson left early in the second quarter after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith. The All-Pro receiver headed for the locker room after being examined on the field by team’s medical staff.

Andre Johnson suffers concussion

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:21pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson left Sunday’s game against the Jaguars at EverBank Field due to a concussion.

Johnson went down near Jacksonville’s end zone after being hit in the head at the four-yard line. He lost his helmet on the play.

Johnson, 33, needed eight catches Sunday to reach 1,000 career receptions, tying Marvin Harrison for the fastest in NFL history to reach the mark. Johnson caught four balls for 17 yards before leaving the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson has suffered two concussions in less than two years. He received a concussion Week 2 against Tennessee last season. We'll continue to update his status leading up to Week 15.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Johnson will be fine to face the Jaguars in Week 14.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This is a rest day for Johnson. It was nice to see him score a rare touchdown in Week 13.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:04am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

NFL.com's Dan Hanzas said all due respect to Andre Johnson, but DeAndre Hopkins might be the best wide receiver on the Texans.

He was Ryan Fitzpatrick's No. 1 target, setting career highs with nine receptions for 238 yards and two touchdowns. He's over 1,000 yards on the season.