Texans Fantasy News

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It's a good sign that Foster is practicing this early in the week, even if he's limited. Remember, he was limited on Wednesday last week before sitting out of practice the rest of the week, so we'll see how the groin responds on Thursday and Friday. If he plays, he’ll have an outstanding matchup against the Titans, who are last in the league in RB aFPA.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This is typical for Johnson.

Texans RB Arian Foster returns to practice on Wednesday

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 4:14pm

Deepi Sidhu, Twitter - [Full Article]

Texans RB Arian Foster returned to practice today and looked good.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a good sign that Foster is practicing this early in the week, even if he's limited. We'll see how the groin responds on Thursday and Friday, but for now we're penciling him into lineups. He has an outstanding matchup against the Titans, who are last in the league in RB aFPA.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:08am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are adding former Bills quarterback Thaddeus Lewis to the mix.

With Ryan Mallett out for the year with a torn pectoral muscle, the Texans needed someone to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookie Tom Savage.

Monday, November 24, 2014, 4:19pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Monday that running back Arian Foster could return to action Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Foster has missed the Texans’ last two games due to a groin injury.

“There’s a potential that he could play,” O’Brien said Monday at NRG Stadium. “He feels better (Monday). Hopefully he’ll be out there at practice and hopefully that’s something that he’ll be able to help us on gameday.”

Fantasy Impact:

It's not a lot to go on, but it's only Monday. Rookie Alfred Blue has filled in as the Texans’ primary back but failed to gain traction last Sunday during a home loss to Cincinnati.

Sources say Ryan Mallett done for the year

Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:48pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett will miss the rest of the season due to a torn right pectoral muscle, according to media reports.

Mallett, who played through the injury during Sunday's game, injured the muscle in his first career start Nov. 6 against the Cleveland Browns. He practiced fully all week but was on the injury report with a chest injury throughout the week leading up to the game.

The Houston Chronicle and Houston's FOX 26 earlier reported the news.

However, a team source told ESPN that Mallett's injury still is being evaluated and no determination has been made on his status.

Fantasy Impact:

The Texans turned to Mallett just before their bye week, as he replaced former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, a 10-year veteran. The Texans traded for Mallett on Aug. 31; he had spent the first three years of his career with the New England Patriots. Mallett threw only four passes in that time and never played a meaningful snap. The Texans acquired him for a conditional draft pick. With Monday's news, Mallett won't reach the proper playing time needed (40 percent of the team's snaps), so New England will receive a seventh-rounder. Ryan Fitzpatrick could become the starter again, but there's been no official word from the team. The Texans actually have some favorable matchups for the rest of the season in regard to our QB SOS.

A.J. Green: 'The toe is 100 percent'

Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

A.J. Green has looked completely healthy again the last two weeks, pushing off both feet to make some of toughest contested, jumping catches and tip-toe sideline landings of his career.

He has looked like a Pro Bowl receiver who's just reaching midseason form. Actually, forget midseason form. On Sunday, he played his best game in a Cincinnati Bengals uniform.

So it really wasn't all that surprising after the 22-13 win over the Houston Texans that he said he felt as good as he has in the last two months.

"The toe is 100 percent," Green said, referencing the toe he originally tweaked during the season opener. "Last week was good, the couple games before that was all right, but now, I have no pain."

Fantasy Impact:

Green torched the Texans for a career-high 12 receptions, good for 121 yards. And perhaps the biggest key is that Green said there is no pain. As the story said, Green had been bothered by his right big toe from the moment he landed on it awkwardly in the first quarter of the opener at Baltimore. Although he finished that game, he was unable to make it past six plays the following week. He played again a week after that, and then three weeks later the pain became so unbearable that during the stretching portion of a practice, he stopped, took his shoe off and slammed it down in frustration before getting carted off the field.

Report: Ryan Mallett's season in jeopardy

Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:03am

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The Texans turned to strong-armed quarterback Ryan Mallett two weeks ago to see if he could turn around a struggling offense in year one of coach Bill O'Brien's tenure.

After two games, his season might be over. According to NFL.com, Mallett may have sustained a torn pectoral muscle prior to Sunday's 22-13 loss to the Bengals. The report states that Mallett aggravated what was previously described as a strained chest during pre-game warmups. Mallett decided to play through the pain and did not have a great day.

He finished with 189 yards and an interception.

Fantasy Impact:

If this is the end of Mallett's season, the Texans will have to turn back to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who opened the year as Houston's starter.

Texans Beat: 'Very, very low' chance Arian Foster (groin) plays

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 12:35pm

Tania Ganguli on Twitter - [Full Article]

Very, very low chance Arian Foster plays Week 12.

Fantasy Impact:

Ganguli also tweeted she'd expect another heavy workload for Alfred Blue. We didn't think Foster had much of a chance either after not practicing all week. It's a potentially very good matchup for Blue as the Bengals rank just 31st in allowing fantasy points to RBs. The Texans also play an early afternoon game so you'll have time to adjust your lineup if Foster doesn't play.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Texans QB Ryan Mallett (chest, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12. Bernard will likely make his return against the Texans, though we don’t know what type of workload he’ll see in his first game back. ESPN beat writer Coley Harvey reported that Bernard “went through drills as the No. 1 back, getting reps ahead of rookie Jeremy Hill” on Thursday. Hill has been running well (5.73 YPC in the last three games), so the team may still elect to ease Bernard back in as Hill’s backup. Beat writer Paul Dehner suggests a 65:35 split, with Hill leading the way.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 12. We doubt that Foster will play after missing practice all week. The Texans play early on Sunday and Foster should be started if he’s active. Right now, we have Alfred Blue at #11, assuming Foster misses another game.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (not injury related, probable) missed practice Friday and is probable for Week 12. No worries here, other than a bad matchup with Cincinnati.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Texans QB Ryan Mallett (chest) took full practice reps again Thursday.