Texans Fantasy News

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN's Rich Cimini offered the following on the Jets-Ryan Fitzpatrick situation:

If a trade happens between Denver and San Francisco for QB Colin Kaepernick, Ryan Fitzpatrick would lose a potential suitor, perhaps the last one -- other than the Jets, of course.

Ideally, the Jets would like to resolve the contract stalemate by April 18, the start of the offseason program. Unless another team emerges from the weeds, Fitzpatrick's only options are to take the Jets' low-ball offer (about $7 million) or not play.

I don't think Fitzpatrick's pride would allow him to cave quickly; he could try to slow-play the Jets. They could try to pressure him by flirting with Brian Hoyer or Josh McCown, but they'd better be careful. If New York ends up with one of them and loses Fitzpatrick, it's a loss for the Jets, even if they save a few million bucks. They need him, he needs them. Get it done.

Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:26pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Brandon Weeden has earned another shot in Houston after leading the Texans to a pair of key victories in the AFC South race last December.

The Texans re-signed Weeden, the team announced on Friday. The new deal is for $4 million over two years, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported, via a source with direct knowledge of the contract.

Claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in mid-November, Weeden relieved an injured T.J. Yates in Week 15, tossing a touchdown to rookie Jaelen Strong to push the Texans past the Colts in a crucial battle for control of the division. A week later, he accounted for three touchdowns in a 34-6 rout over the Titans.

Patriots to sign WR Nate Washington

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5:00pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Patriots are signing former Texans and Titans WR Nate Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

Washington is turning 33 in August. He averaged 3.4 catches for 47 yards in 14 games last season with the Texans. It's not inconceivable that he wins the starting job on the outside, but he'll have to beat out Chris Hogan, whom the team prioritized in free agency.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:28pm

Mercury News - [Full Article]

Journeyman Thad Lewis is joining the 49ers’ ever-curious quarterback corps, agreeing to a one-year contract, the NFL Network reported.

Still in that quarterback unit, for now, is Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers’ deposed starter who’s requested a trade through his agents last month. Blaine Gabbert is the presumed incumbent starter, while their other quarterback is Dylan Thompson, an undrafted rookie last year who got called up from the practice squad Nov. 21, upon Kaepernick getting placed on injured reserve.

Lewis, 28, has been with six teams and played sparingly since entering the league in 2010 as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams. He’s 2-4 all-time as a starter, including a 2-3 mark in 2013 with the Buffalo Bills. He’s also been with the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Houston Texans.

Fantasy Impact:

Lewis spent time with the Eagles last year as well when Chip Kelly was the coach.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:08pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Falcons agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Schaub, and also agreed to terms on a five-year deal with free-agent center Alex Mack.

Schaub spent three seasons with the Falcons, then was traded the Texans after the 2007 season. He played for the Raiders in 2014 and the Ravens last season.

Texans nab RB Lamar Miller

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3:33pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Texans long-awaited deal for RB Lamar Miller is 4 years, $26M, source said. $14M fully guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a good signing for the Texans as Miller is a talented all-around back who has finished in the top 10 in back-to-back seasons despite being underutilized in Miami. The Texans should give him plenty of work, but keep an eye on the offensive line. If it comes together, Miller should see enough work to finish in the top 10 for a third straight season.

Texans to sign QB Brock Osweiler

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 3:26pm

Rand Getlin - [Full Article]

I'm told QB Brock Osweiler has agreed to a deal in principle with the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Impact:

Osweiler averaged 16.6 FP in the six games that he started and finished. That equates to middle of the road QB2 numbers, and his receiving corps won't be quite as good as it was in Denver. DeAndre Hopkins is a nice target, but there is no Emmanuel Sanders on the Texans' roster at the moment. Osweiler will be in the streaming conversation if things go well.

Schefter: Texans will release RB Arian Foster

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 9:53am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Big move: Arian Foster has been told the Texans are releasing him, per a source close to him. After great run, Foster finished in Houston.

Fantasy Impact:

On a per game basis, Foster had the #4 and #3 per game average over the last two seasons, and has five top 5 finishes in that category in the last six seasons. So he's been extremely productive when healthy. Unfortunately, he hasn't played more than 13 games since 2012, and has only appeared in 25 of his last 48 games. He turns 30 this August and is coming off of a torn Achilles in October. If he lands in good fantasy situation (Dallas, New England, etc.), he'll be on the fantasy radar, but he's not likely to see the 19.1 touches per game that he's enjoyed during his career.

Texans WR Jaelen Strong arrested for marijuana possession

Monday, February 29, 2016, 3:43pm

ABC 15 - [Full Article]

A Houston Texans wide receiver was arrested in Scottsdale for marijuana possession over the weekend.

Jaelen Strong, who played for Arizona State University, was arrested Sunday before midnight while riding in a black Maserati near 5th Avenue and Drinkwater Boulevard.

A heavy smell of marijuana was coming from inside the car and Strong admitted to having marijuana without a medical card. He gave police a cigar box with three marijuana cigarettes inside.

Fantasy Impact:

The Texans are looking for a long-term answer opposite DeAndre Hopkins, and while Strong flashed during his rookie year, his offseason is not off to a good start.

Texans RB Arian Foster (Achilles) cleared for jogging

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 2:38pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

No stranger to dispensing medical updates on his social media feeds, Texans running back Arian Foster posted a video on Tuesday of his doctor giving him an update.

"Today you start some light jogging," says the man wearing a Houston Methodist Hospital coat. "No pivoting, cutting, explosive activity. Strengthen all you want. Do your heel lift, elliptical, bike, jog. Surf. Maybe not surf."

You can hear Foster in the background of the video while the doctor ticks off the things he can't do. Foster says, "But I can jog?" and then makes an approving sound at the affirmative response.

Fantasy Impact:

On a per game basis, Foster was #6 in standard formats and #3 in PPR. The Texans are rumored to be moving on from Foster, but he's still under contract for 2016.

Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 19. Ware figures to play against the Patriots. Ware out-touched Charcandrick West 16-to-9 last week against the Texans, and he also out-touched West 16-to-14 in Week 17. The ankle injury makes him tough to count on this week, however.

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Ware figures to play against the Patriots. Ware out-touched Charcandrick West 16-to-9 last week against the Texans, and he also out-touched West 16-to-14 in Week 17. The ankle injury makes him tough to count on this week.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (calf, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 18.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Texans RB Chris Polk (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 18.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 18. No worries here.

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