Texans Fantasy News

Monday, December 8, 2014, 11:02am

Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

Sunday seemed to be the first time in a while when there was a conscious effort to get Jags WR Cecil Shorts going early. He was targeted on the first three plays of the game.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was vague when asked about the start, saying the plan was to get everyone involved. However, QB Blake Bortles acknowledged the script called for Shorts to be the primary read on those plays.

The plan made sense. Houston entered the game ranked 29th defending the pass. Its secondary was vulnerable.

Fantasy Impact:

Shorts should have had a productive day against the Texans. Bortles targeted Shorts 10 times, but the end result was a stat line that’s hard to duplicate in its hideousness, the story said - Shorts caught two passes for 3 yards ... on 10 targets. The piece makes it seem like Shorts' opportunities are slipping away. With a younger crop of WRs, it's possible Shorts won't be part of the growing process next year. He has four games left on his rookie contract and has also been hindered by injuries this season.

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Andre Johnson suffers concussion

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:21pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson left Sunday’s game against the Jaguars at EverBank Field due to a concussion.

Johnson went down near Jacksonville’s end zone after being hit in the head at the four-yard line. He lost his helmet on the play.

Johnson, 33, needed eight catches Sunday to reach 1,000 career receptions, tying Marvin Harrison for the fastest in NFL history to reach the mark. Johnson caught four balls for 17 yards before leaving the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson has suffered two concussions in less than two years. He received a concussion Week 2 against Tennessee last season. We'll continue to update his status leading up to Week 15.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

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 14.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 14.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right shoulder, ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bortles should be fine to face the Texans.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Foster is probably getting some rest after a strong Week 13 performance. As far as we know, he didn’t suffer any setbacks against the Titans.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (not injury related) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Johnson will be fine to face the Jaguars in Week 14.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

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

Ravens DL Haloti Ngata suspended for four games

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:26am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Ravens announced Haloti Ngata suspended by NFL for next four games for violating its performance enhancing substances policy.

Fantasy Impact:

In a statement, Ngata said he took Adderall, which is used to treat ADHD, narcolepsy and other disorders. From a fantasy standpoint, the Ravens will sorely miss his presence against the run and against the pass. Opposing players facing the Ravens over the next few weeks will get a small upgrade in their matchups against Baltimore. The Ravens are still very startable against the Jaguars in Week 15, but we'd be less inclined to use them against the Dolphins or Texans in Week 14 or Week 16.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right shoulder, ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Bortles should be fine to face the Texans.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday. Foster is probably getting some rest after a strong Week 13 performance. As far as we know, he didn’t suffer any setbacks against the Titans.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday.