Texans Fantasy News

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Texans TE Stephen Anderson (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Texans WR Braxton Miller (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Texans TE Stephen Anderson (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) will miss 'an extended period of the time'

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 9:54am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Texans DE J.J. Watt will have to wait until next season to make a serious run at an unprecedented fourth NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.

The league's dominant defensive force re-injured his back during Houston's Week 3 loss to the New England Patriots, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

The Texans will be re-signing veteran defensive end Antonio Smith for depth, a source informed of the one-year agreement has told NFL.com's Mike Garofolo.

Watt is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, per Rapoport, perhaps even for the rest of the season. The Texans will likely place him on injured reserve Wednesday, Rapoport added, via a source informed of their plans. The hope is that he can return for a late-season playoff run.

Fantasy Impact:

This is clearly a serious blow to the Houston defense and makes the unit a better matchup for all skill position players on opposing teams.

Pats Beat: Team not planning to add another QB

Monday, September 26, 2016, 11:05am

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots currently have no plans to bring in QB T.J. Yates.

As it currently stands, the availability of the Patriots' quarterbacks are all very much in question. Tom Brady is suspended for one more week. Jimmy Garoppolo is coming back from an AC joint sprain (timetable unclear). Jacoby Brissett reportedly sustained a thumb injury on his throwing hand during last week's game (though it looks like it doesn't require surgery).

This combination of factors has lead to the reasonable conclusion that the Patriots would likely be in the market for the services of a fill-in quarterback if either (or both) non-suspended QBs aren't able to play Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

At least for the time being, it seems that the team is confident that either Garoppolo or Brissett is in good enough shape to take the job in Week 4. At 3-0, there probably isn't a lot of reason for the Pats to panic and make a big move. The story said Yates would be a leading candidate.

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:45pm

Buccaneers Inactives
Robert Ayers DE
Caleb Benenoch OT
Ryan Griffin QB
Cecil Shorts WR
Luke Stocker TE
Leonard Wester OT

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:08pm

Texans PR - [Full Article]

Texans Inactives

QB Brandon Weeden
WR Braxton Miller
DB Eddie Pleasant
LB Brian Cushing
OT Duane Brown
OG Oday Aboushi
DL Devon Still

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Texans QB Brock Osweiler (back) practiced fully Wednesday. No worries here. Osweiler will be out there against the Patriots.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Texans RB Jay Prosch (back) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Texans WR Braxton Miller (hamstring, out) did not practice Wednesday.

Pats TE Rob Gronkowski says he'll be a coach's decision

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7:58pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Heading into Week 1, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski described himself as “week-to-week” with a hamstring injury that he suffered during training camp.

The last two weeks have seen Gronkowski on the inactive list, but he’s been a limited participant at practice each day of the season. That includes Tuesday’s walkthrough session and Gronkowski said after the session that he’s “feeling better every single day.” He also upped his assessment to “day-to-day” while discussing his chances of playing the Texans on Thursday.

“We’ll see. Definitely going to be a coach’s decision, trainer’s decision. We’ll all come together,” Gronkowski said, via WEEI.com. “Just doing everything I can right now to be as healthy as I can be. Improving every single day, basically day-by-day right now, taking it one day at a time. Day-by-day.”

Fantasy Impact:

Gronkowski showed up to the field in full pads Tuesday, saying he wanted “to get the feel of the shoulder pads when you haven’t been in them that much.” He removed them for the walkthrough itself. The story added the short week, plus then having 10 days before Week 4 could factor in the team's decision to play Gronk in Week 3.

Patriots don't plan to add another QB by Thursday

Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:39pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

Either the New England Patriots know something we don't, or they're willing to live quite dangerously this Thursday in their game against the Houston Texans.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team currently has no plans to add another quarterback to the roster for its game in three days. The only healthy, non-suspended quarterback on the roster is rookie third-round pick Jacoby Brissett.

Fantasy Impact:

The broadcast team doing the Patriots game in Week 2 indicated WR Julian Edelman is the team's emergency QB, but the story said there was no indication from Edelman or HC Bill Belichick commented. Edelman played QB at Kent State.

Pats QB Jimmy Garoppolo has sprained AC joint, expected out Week 3

Monday, September 19, 2016, 8:11am

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC joint and isn't expected to play against the Texans, according to sources.

Initially, the team feared Garoppolo's injury would take six weeks to recover, but the tests revealed the damage wasn't as severe as they originally projected.

Fantasy Impact:

Sprained AC joints are fairly common, and players can usually return within 1-2 weeks. When the swelling subsides, it's all about treatment and pain management, the story said. Unfortunately for the Patriots, a short week comes at a bad time as they play this Thursday night. Rookie Jacoby Brissett will get the start. Garoppolo is aiming to get back for Week 4 before the return of Tom Brady Week 5.

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2:44pm

Bucs Inactives
Peyton Barber RB
Caleb Benenoch OT
Devante Bond OLB
Ryan Griffin QB
Ryan Smith CB
Channing Ward DE
Leonard Wester OT

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