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Case Keenum ruled out for Week 16
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 2:16pm
Texans QB Case Keenum has been ruled out of this week's game because of a thumb injury.
Matt Schaub will get the start and may be able to post a decent line in garbage time. He's also a threat to throw a pick-six or two.
Report: Ben Tate (ribs) season is over
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 2:08pm
Source: Texans RB Ben Tate (Ribs) to be placed on IR today.
Dennis Johnson (13) and Deji Karim (12) played a similar number of snaps last week, so it's not clear at this point who will be the lead back in Week 16. The Broncos are #11 in RB aFPA over the past 10 weeks, so it's not a great matchup either. This is probably a situation to avoid unless the Texans reveal their workload plans for the two backs. Carries could be at a premium if the Texans fall behind. Johnson figures to have the advantage in the passing game.
Monday, December 16, 2013, 5:40pm
Texans QB Case Keenum suffered a sprain right thumb on his throwing hand and had an MRI. Wade Phillips: "He'll be evaluated, but it's a concern."
Keenum had some garbage time upside if you thought the Broncos would pull away in this game and the Texans play from behind. Matt Schaub could reappear as the starter if Keenum can't go this week.
Monday, December 16, 2013, 5:37pm
Texans RB Ben Tate had a cat scan on the four broken ribs he's played with. HC Wade Phillips said he got banged up at Indy.
That puts his Week 16 status in doubt against the Broncos. Dennis Johnson would start in place of Tate. The Texans would probably have to keep this a competitive game in order for Johnson to be a safe play.
Monday, December 16, 2013, 11:50am
Texans tight end Owen Daniels said he still hopes to play during the final two games of the season. He isn’t certain he’ll be able to return, though.
Third stringer Ryan Griffin finished with six catches for 62 yards as the TE continues to get heavy use for the Texans. Garrett Graham was also out in Week 15, and Week 16's situation for Houston is up in the air right now.
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 9:02pm
Texans expect to be without TE Garrett Graham (hamstring) for game vs. Colts.
We had Graham as a mid-range TE2 candidate this week in a tough matchup with Indy. Now it looks as if Ryan Griffin is up next with Owen Daniels still out.