Texans Fantasy News

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.

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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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. 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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. Foster may be able to play, but he’s currently a game-time decision. If he does play, he’ll be ranked in the top 7. Right now, we have Alfred Blue at #11, assuming Foster misses another game.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Texans QB Ryan Mallett (chest) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday. 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. Jeremy Hill has been running well (5.73 YPC in the last three games), so the team may elect to ease Bernard back in as Hill’s backup.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Foster is tentatively expected to return this week. If not, Alfred Blue would be a top 12 option against the Bengals.