Texans Fantasy News

Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins ACTIVE for MNF

Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:14pm

Texans Inactives
Jeff Adams T
Josh Aubrey DB
Jadeveon Clowney OLB
Darryl Morris DB
DeVier Posey WR
Jumal Rolle DB
Tom Savage QB

Fantasy Impact:

As expected, RB Arian Foster and WRs Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins are active for Monday night. It's a great matchup for Foster owners against Pittsburgh while we have Johnson as a low end WR2 and Hopkins a WR3 against a better Steeler passing defense.

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Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:56am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Titans are hoping to get starting QB Jake Locker back from his thumb sprain in time to play next week against the Texans.

Locker practiced early last week, but was then limited, and he didn’t play yesterday.

“I would expect him being able to go next week,” HC Ken Whisenhunt said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “But until we get out there and practice, I don’t know that for sure.”

Locker practiced Wednesday, but was then limited the rest of the week with soreness in his throwing hand.

“Obviously you worry about him turning the ball over and putting one on the ground if you miss a snap or do something with ball handling,” Whisenhunt said of the decision to park him. “That’s ultimately what made the decision.”

Week 7 MNF Injury Report - Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins PROBABLE

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 4:42pm

Texans
OUT
CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (calf)

PROBABLE
G Brandon Brooks (illness), LB Brian Cushing (knee), RB Arian Foster (groin), WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), C Chris Myers (not injury related), T Derek Newton (elbow), LB Brooks Reed (groin), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Steelers
OUT
DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), CB Ivan Taylor (forearm), S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
LB Ryan Shazier (knee)

PROBABLE
DE Cameron Heyward (ankle), RB Will Johnson (illness), DE Brett Keisel (knee), S Michael Mitchell (knee), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related)

Fantasy Impact:

For the Texans, it looks like Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins all have a great shot to play on Monday night against the Steelers. It's a better matchup for Foster and the running game as the Steelers rank just 20th in allowing fantasy points to RBs, and as a result we have Foster third on our RB list for Week 7. While in the passing game, the Steelers are sixth in allowing fantasy points to WRs. Johnson is ranked 18th this week and Hopkins is 26th.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. It’s a good sign for Foster’s availability on Monday night.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand) took full practice reps again Friday. The full practice indicates Hopkins is probably good to go for Monday night.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) took limited practice reps again Friday. Johnson should be fine to play on Monaday night.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) took limited practice reps Thursday. The Texans play on Monday night, so this isn’t too worrisome at this point in the week. Foster owners should pick up Alfred Blue if he’s available on the waiver wire.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand) took full practice reps Thursday. This is a new injury for Hopkins, but given the full participation, we aren’t too worried.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) took limited practice reps Thursday. This is typical for Johnson.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:46pm

BaltimoreRavens.com - [Full Article]

Bernard Pierce is back healthy, but Justin Forsett remains the lead dog for the Baltimore Ravens.

There’s been chatter around Baltimore as to who the Ravens’ top running back is in their strong rushing game. On Sunday in Tampa Bay, Forsett took another step in proving he’s the guy.

Forsett and the now healthy Pierce split the carries – Forsett got 14 and Pierce had 15. But Forsett took his for 111 yards (7.9 yard average), and Pierce totaled 32 yards (2.1 average) and a touchdown on his attempts.

Forsett got his fourth straight start, and kick-started the Ravens offense with a 52-yard jaunt on their second play of the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Forsett, who still leads the NFL in average yards per carry (6.4), hadn’t logged a 100-yard game since 2009, his second year in the league when he was with the Seattle Seahawks. Forsett is fifth in the NFL with 408 rushing yards, trailing only Dallas' DeMarco Murray, Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell, Houston's Arian Foster and Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy. It didn't appear Forsett would step up to the lead role and keep it with the younger Pierce and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro as part of the running attack. For now, Forsett is taking advantage of his opportunities despite splitting carries with Pierce.

Andre Johnson active for Thursday Night Football

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:40pm

Texans Inactives
Darius Butler FS
Victor Butler LB
Khaled Holmes C
Khaled Holmes C
Arthur Jones DE
Jack Mewhort G
Kelcy Quarles DT
Hugh Thornton G

Fantasy Impact:

Andre Johnson is active. Johnson practice all week, and hasn’t done much all season, but he’s still a target hog and the Texans may fall behind early in this one. The Colts are a bad matchup for receivers, but the Texans may find themselves in garbage time. As for Foster, we’re expecting his usual workload. He may not reach 23 carries like in Week 5, but he was listed as probable, so the hamstring injury isn’t a big concern. Alfred Blue may see a few extra touches on a short week.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Fitzy should be fine to face the Colts on a short week.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (knee, probable) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Foster should be fine to face a leaky Colts rush defense on Thursday night.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle, questionable) did not practice Wednesday. Johnson should be able to play in Week 6, though the Colts have not been a good matchup for opposing wideouts.