Texans Fantasy News

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Savage is out for Week 16. Case Keenum is expected to start.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hip) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Foster had a groin injury last week, but now it’s his hip that is bothering him. We’re penciling him into lineups for now.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. This is a new injury for Hopkins. We’ll monitor his progress this week, but it’s not a good sign for his Week 16 prospects if he’s not getting valuable practice reps with the new quarterback(s) in Houston. The team is calling him day-to-day and consider him a game-time decision. Houston plays early on Sunday.

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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle) missed practice again Thursday.

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.

Ravens TE Owen Daniels motivated to face his old team

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels remembers receiving the sheet of paper from the Houston Texans informing him of his release. Recounting the situation Wednesday, Daniels said there was a check mark by "wasn't good enough" on why the Texans were releasing him.

"I have [the sheet] with me in the house," Daniels said. "I don't have it up in my locker. I can see it. I have a decent memory."

"Obviously, when you work somewhere for so long and they say you're not good enough to play there anymore and you get a chance to play them that following season, you definitely want to prove to them that they made a mistake," Daniels said. "But I've been trying to do that all season with my play, and not just in this one game."

Fantasy Impact:

This is the #OldTeamTheorem that Senior Editor John Paulsen always discusses on Twitter. It doesn't always pan out, but when looking for streaming/desperation options, it never hurts to start a player who is motivated to stick it to his old team.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Savage is not expected to play in Week 16. Thaddeus Lewis or Case Keenum will get the start.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Foster had a groin injury last week, but now it’s his hip that is bothering him. We’re penciling him into lineups for now.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. This is a new injury for Hopkins. We’ll monitor his progress this week, but it’s not a good sign for his Week 16 prospects if he’s not getting valuable practice reps with the new quarterbacks in Houston.

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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

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.

T.Y. Hilton's (hamstring) MRI comes back clean

Monday, December 15, 2014, 5:21pm

Horseshoeheros.com - [Full Article]

The Indianapolis Colts had a bit of good news today, when it was reported that the team received a clean bill of health regarding wide receiver T.Y. Hilton‘s sore hamstring. The 3rd-year wideout apparently tweaked his hamstring in Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans. He received the results of his MRI today, which came back with positive results.

Fantasy Impact:

While it wasn’t visibly noticeable during the game, Hilton was fairly quiet after catching 3 passes in the 1st quarter. Perhaps, it was a direct result of his hamstring injury, as he finished with just 4 receptions for 50 receiving yards and 0 touchdowns, the story pointed out. He looks promising for a game in Dallas in Week 16, but we first have to see if he can practice this week. The team is hoping he can by Wednesday or Thursday.