Texans Fantasy News

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. It’s a good sign that Johnson is practicing at all on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Raiders WR Rod Streater (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Streater is iffy for Week 3 after suffering a hip injury against the Texans.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday.

Giants WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) won't play in Week 3

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:48pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Despite some signs of progress last week, and the fact that Odell Beckham was one of the first people on the practice field today, the team's 2014 first-round pick is still a long way from seeing game snaps.

Tom Coughlin said Beckham won't significantly deviate from his practice routine this week, which means there's a zero percent chance he's seen on Sunday against the Texans. Before the season opener, Coughlin said that Beckham (hamstring) could be out "another three or four weeks," which led to some hope that Beckham may start working his way back this week.

That is not the case.

Fantasy Impact:

With Jerrel Jernigan out for the year, Preston Parker and Corey Washington will keep Beckham's spot in the lineup warm until his hamstring fully heals. Washington seems to have more upside, but Parker played ahead of him in Week 2.

Texans could split up RB carries

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Texans running back Arian Foster has 55 carries already this season -- the highest total any running back has had since 2006.

Texans coach Bill O'Brien steadfastly maintains the team will give Foster as many carries as is necessary for the team to win, whether that's 10 carries a game or 35. On Monday he admitted the Texans will probably spread out carries among the rest of the Texans' running backs later in the season.

"Certainly when you look at one player getting a ton of carries, that’s something that you have to pay attention to as a staff," O'Brien said. "We do that. But also we do what’s necessary to win a game."

Fantasy Impact:

It's easy to say, but it's another thing for the Texans to do it. There's not a ton of experience behind Foster once the team released Andre Brown. Alfred Blue had a 11 carries and Jonathan Grimes had three, but this game became a blowout. Even Ronnie Brown had three carries. In Week 1, when the Texans were in a close game with Washington, Foster carried 27 times while Grimes and Blue had only one carry each. With an injury history like Foster's, it's probably a good idea to cut back a little on his workload to keep him healthy for the long haul.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:14pm

Texans Inactives
Jeff Adams T
Jadeveon Clowney OLB
C.J. Fiedorowicz TE
Shiloh Keo FS
Louis Nix DT
DeVier Posey WR
Tom Savage QB

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Foster should see another big workload against the Raiders.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 2. The Raiders are saying he’s questionable, but the feeling is that he’s out foe Week 2. Latavius Murray is a player that the fantasy community is excited about, but he has been unable to crack the rotation after a lot of early career hype. He's worth a stash in larger formats. As for Week 2, it sounds as if Darren McFadden will get the start, but that the two backs will rotate series by series. The Redskins had a lot of success running on the Texans in Week 1, but the Raiders don't have that type of running game. Neither player is an attractive start at this point, though either player could be started as a desperation play.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 2. Johnson is ready to go for a great matchup against the Raiders.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Ryan Griffin will back up Garrett Graham, who will play this week.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (back, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 2. Graham is in for a nice matchup against the Raiders. He holds low-end TE2-type value.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Desperate owners could turn to Niles Paul, who turned four targets into four catches for 84 yards filling in for Reed in Week 1 against the Texans.

With MJD out, Raiders will rotate Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray in Week 2

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:19pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew won’t rule himself out of Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Publicly, the coaching staff has maintained a similar stance.

Though nothing formal has been announced, multiple sources have indicated that he won't be available for the home opener.

CSN Bay Area’s Fallon Smith originally reported on Wednesday that Jones-Drew had surgery on his right hand. The running back acknowledged having a procedure after Thursday’s practice, his second straight session missed.

“I’d love to go out there, but it’s a long season,” Jones-Drew said. “You want to make sure that everything is right and where it needs to be.”

Per the San Francisco Chronicle...

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said that both Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will get a crack at getting the running game going, a week after Oakland had 25 yards on 12 carries in a loss to the Jets.

"Last week we wanted to see Maurice Jones-Drew in a full-time role," Olson said. "This week, I don't know if we'll see that. We'll start with Darren, and it probably will be more series-wise with Latavius and Darren."

Fantasy Impact:

Murray is a player that the fantasy community is excited about, but he has been unable to crack the rotation after a lot of early career hype. He's worth a stash in larger formats. As for Week 2, it sounds as if McFadden will get the start, but that the two backs will rotate series by series. The Redskins had a lot of success running on the Texans in Week 1, but the Raiders don't have that type of running game. Neither player is an attractive start at this point, though either player could be started in desperation.

Texans want to feed RB Arian Foster early and often

Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:47am

Houston Texans - [Full Article]

On the topic of Texans RB Arian Foster's workload:

"If one of the things that’s important for this team winning in a game is for him to carry the ball 25 to 30 times, 35 times, then that is what we have to do," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "If it’s 10 times and maybe he catches more passes in a game, maybe that is what we have to do. We have to change up how we’re using him every week."

Fantasy Impact:

This is music to his owners' ears, though there's no telling if Foster can hold up to this type of workload. After 29 touches in Week 1, Foster is on pace for 464 touches.