Texans Fantasy News

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.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Ryan Griffin is expected to get the start this week.

Titans place Justin Hunter on IR

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8:35pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have placed wide receiver Justin Hunter on injured reserve while he's still in a Houston hospital recovering from a lacerated spleen.

Hunter wrote on Twitter he couldn't wait to get back to his own bed Tuesday a few hours before the Titans announced the roster move.

He was hurt Sunday when hit by Texans safety Danieal Manning in the first quarter on a pass that was intercepted. Hunter returned only to be taken to the hospital after complaining of stomach pains during the 45-21 loss.

Fantasy Impact:

Nate Washington should see more of a role now as the WR2. Derek Hagan and Kris Durham will move up the depth chart. QB Zach Mettenberger's status is uncertain heading into Week 14 and the entire Titan offense is probably one to stay away from for the most part, especially heading into the fantasy playoffs.

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.

Justin Hunter suffered lacerated spleen

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 7:34pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter, injured during Sunday's loss to the Texans, is being treated for a lacerated spleen and will remain in an area hospital overnight.

There were no immediate plans for a surgical procedure, however.

Hunter was injured in the first quarter when Texans safety Daniel Manning hit him on a pass play that resulted in an interception. The former University of Tennessee star returned to action, but later complained of stomach pains and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

"He came back in and played, and thought he was OK, but it got worse in the second half. That's why it's getting checked out,'' Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "He wasn't feeling good. ... We'll have more information later."

O'Brien: Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) 'feeling much better'

Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:07pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Texans RB Arian Foster is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

“I think he’s had a good week of practice,” HC Bill O’Brien said. “He’s been out there every day and, to me, he’s looked good. I believe no one at this time of the year is 100 percent. No one is. That’s just impossible. It’s a physical game, but I think he’s feeling much better than he did a couple weeks ago.”

O’Brien has consistently erred on the side of caution with Foster, resisting the temptation to ask him to play before he was ready. Foster agreed when it was suggested the coaches and training staff have had his best interests at heart, deferring to his judgment when decisions had to be made about his availability.

“Soft tissue injuries (such a groin and hamstring strains), those are things that happen quite a bit,” O’Brien said. “But yeah, you have to let them heal and you have to listen to the player about where he thinks he’s at, and he definitely communicates those things.”

Asked if he was concerned that having sat out the Cleveland and Cincinnati games would leave him rusty or out of sync, Foster said, “It’s not an issue.”

Fantasy Impact:

Foster is coming back just in time for a great matchup with the Titans, who are #32 in RB aFPA. In his last three "first games back" from injury, he has gained 40 total yards (vs. MIA in 2011), 166 yards and a TD (vs. PIT in 2011) and 61 yards (vs. BUF earlier this year). He's listed as probable, so we're optimistic that he's ready to go for a plus matchup against Tennessee.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Foster is expected to play, per HC Bill O’Brien, and the probable tag is encouraging. He has an outstanding matchup against the Titans, who are last in the league in RB aFPA.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (not injury related, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 13.

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.

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.