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Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hip, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 16.

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Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 16. The team is calling him day-to-day and consider him a game-time decision. Houston plays early on Sunday. If he’s out, which seems likely at this point, Andre Johnson would be heavily targeted and a top 25 play.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion, probable) missed practice Friday after taking full reps Thursday and is probable for Week 16. Johnson has been cleared to play and will make his return this week in a nice matchup with Baltimore, though the Houston QB situation is in flux. Case Keenum will reportedly get the start. If that’s the case, there is some reason for optimism as Johnson averaged 6.9 catches for 100 yards and 0.6 TD in the eight games in which Keenum played last season. If DeAndre Hopkins is out, Johnson would be a target hog, but he’d also be the primary focus of the Baltimore pass defense.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans WR DeVier Posey (calf, probable) took full practice reps Friday and is probable for Week 16. Posey may draw the start if DeAndre Hopkins is ruled out.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Savage is out for Week 16. Case Keenum is expected to start.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hip) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Foster had a groin injury last week, but now it’s his hip that is bothering him. We’re penciling him into lineups for now.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. This is a new injury for Hopkins. We’ll monitor his progress this week, but it’s not a good sign for his Week 16 prospects if he’s not getting valuable practice reps with the new quarterback(s) in Houston. The team is calling him day-to-day and consider him a game-time decision. Houston plays early on Sunday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (concussion) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Johnson has been cleared to play and will make his return this week in a nice matchup with Baltimore, though the Houston QB situation is dire. Case Keenum will reportedly get the start. If that’s the case, there is some reason for optimism as Johnson averaged 6.9 catches for 100 yards and 0.6 TD in the eight games in which Keenum played last season.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

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

La Canfora: Case Keenum expected to start for Texans in Week 16

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:53am

Jason La Canfora, Twitter - [Full Article]

Texans HC Bill O'Brien is delaying an official announcement as long as possible but every expectation Case Keenum starts vs. Ravens on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Andre Johnson averaged 6.9 catches for 100 yards and 0.6 TD (on nearly 12 targets) in the eight games in which Keenum played last season. DeAndre Hopkins' numbers were relatively unchanged with Keenum under center.

Texans won't reveal starting quarterback until Sunday

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:21pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't revealing who will start at quarterback Sunday against the Ravens.

The Texans can go with Case Keenum, who was signed this week off of the St. Louis Rams practice squad and went 0-8 as a starter for the Texans last season, or they can start mobile former Buffalo Bills quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.

"We're not going to publicly name who's starting," O'Brien said during a conference call with Baltimore reporters Wednesday. "We'll let everybody see that when the game starts."

Fantasy Impact:

The Texans don't hold much of an advantage in this situation, but they do have the element of surprise. We would guess that Thaddeus Lewis gets the nod since he has been with the team longer, but Case Keenum had some success with Andre Johnson in 2013 and knows the offense well.

Ravens TE Owen Daniels motivated to face his old team

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels remembers receiving the sheet of paper from the Houston Texans informing him of his release. Recounting the situation Wednesday, Daniels said there was a check mark by "wasn't good enough" on why the Texans were releasing him.

"I have [the sheet] with me in the house," Daniels said. "I don't have it up in my locker. I can see it. I have a decent memory."

"Obviously, when you work somewhere for so long and they say you're not good enough to play there anymore and you get a chance to play them that following season, you definitely want to prove to them that they made a mistake," Daniels said. "But I've been trying to do that all season with my play, and not just in this one game."

Fantasy Impact:

This is the #OldTeamTheorem that Senior Editor John Paulsen always discusses on Twitter. It doesn't always pan out, but when looking for streaming/desperation options, it never hurts to start a player who is motivated to stick it to his old team.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Savage is not expected to play in Week 16. Thaddeus Lewis or Case Keenum will get the start.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Foster had a groin injury last week, but now it’s his hip that is bothering him. We’re penciling him into lineups for now.

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