Texans Fantasy News

Steelers expected to sign RB Ben Tate

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 9:58am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

In desperate need of a feature back with Le'Veon Bell's immediate future uncertain, the Steelers are working out former Texans, Vikings and Browns running back Ben Tate, ESPN reported Tuesday morning.

If the visit goes well, they are expected to sign the 26-year-old, once thought to be the best running back on the open market back in March.

Fantasy Impact:

Some inside the Steelers organization are doubtful that Bell will make an appearance on Saturday in prime time against the Ravens, which would make the need for an all-purpose back like Tate that much greater, the story said. The piece went on to say that in some respects, this is the ideal opportunity Tate has been waiting for. Just like former Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount knows, strong playoff performances can change perception, and after getting cut by two teams in less than a year, Tate is longing for that opportunity. The Ravens do present a tough matchup however, as they are ranked third in allowing fantasy points to RBs.

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Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Case Keenum will get the start against Jacksonville.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Foster will be fine to face Jacksonville this week.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (wrist, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Hopkins will be fine to face Jacksonville.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

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 17. Johnson will be fine for a must win game against Jacksonville.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Ryan Griffin should continue to lead the Texan tight ends in snaps.

Vikings release RB Ben Tate

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 8:15pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Ben Tate is back on the street.

The Vikings have released the veteran running back less than a month after claiming him off waivers from the Cleveland Browns, per the league's transaction wire.

Tate was cut free after amassing just 38 yards off 13 attempts over three appearances for Minnesota. His 2.9 yards per carry were even lower than the paltry 3.1 yards per tote he accounted for in eight games with the Browns, who surprised many by releasing the former Texans runner after Week 11.

Fantasy Impact:

The story points out that it's not a good sign that Tate has been shipped out of town by two teams in less than a month. Whispers of a bad attitude in Cleveland don't help, but even more concerning is the apparent on-field decline for a runner still just 26 years old. Tate hasn't been healthy this season, which has contributed to his ugly play. If the playoff-bound Colts and Cardinals don't come calling, a team may take a long look this offseason in order to find out if Tate is worth keeping around for 2015.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Savage is out for Week 16. Case Keenum is expected to start, though Thaddeus Lewis is a possibility.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hip, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 16.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 16. The team is calling him day-to-day and consider him a game-time decision. Houston plays early on Sunday. If he’s out, which seems likely at this point, Andre Johnson would be heavily targeted and a top 25 play.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion, probable) missed practice Friday after taking full reps Thursday and is probable for Week 16. 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 in flux. 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. If DeAndre Hopkins is out, Johnson would be a target hog, but he’d also be the primary focus of the Baltimore pass defense.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans WR DeVier Posey (calf, probable) took full practice reps Friday and is probable for Week 16. Posey may draw the start if DeAndre Hopkins is ruled out.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16.

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.