Texans Fantasy News

Patriots sign WR Demaryius Thomas

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5:05pm

Rap Sheet - [Full Article]

The Patriots are giving former Broncos and Texans WR Demaryius Thomas a 1-year deal worth up $6M, source said. They discussed trading for him last year, signed him this year.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas caught 59 passes for 677 yards and five touchdowns last year playing for the Broncos and Texans. He is coming off his second Achilles tear of his career, so the first order of business will be for Thomas to get healthy and to make New England's roster.

O'Brien: Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) 'doing well', non-committal about OTAs

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:24am

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

In the 11 games he's played with quarterback Deshaun Watson, Texans WR Will Fuller has caught 11 touchdown passes.

“I know he’s doing well," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine. "He’s been in Houston the whole offseason. He’s working hard. Can’t say enough about Will. Will’s frustrated that he hasn’t been able to be on the field. I think when he has been on the field, he has made a huge difference for our team. He’s a touchdown-maker. He’s working hard to get back to that point. He’s been in there every day."

O'Brien was noncommittal on whether Fuller will be able to participate in any minicamps or organized team activities.

"Relative to what he will be able to do in the spring, I really don’t know that yet," O'Brien said. "I think we are kind of a little bit ways away from that. Could he do something in May? Could he do something in the June minicamp? I don’t know yet, but I know he’s working hard to get back and be ready to keep making plays for us.”

Fantasy Impact:

Fuller has averaged 4.1 catches for 71 yards and 1.0 touchdowns—which are high-end fantasy WR1 numbers—in 11 games with DeShaun Watson, but he has missed 15 games over the past two seasons. If he can stay healthy, he should return great value on his current seventh round ADP, though his injury history is obviously a big concern.

Texans expected to release WR Demaryius Thomas

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 12:56pm

James Palmer - [Full Article]

The Texans are expected to release WR Demaryius Thomas today per source. Thomas tore his left Achilles in Week 16. It’s too early for a time table, but he’s returned from the injury quickly in the past.

Related players: DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Keke Coutee

Fantasy Impact:

This was not unexpected. The Texans will move forward with a potent trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee.

Gary Kubiak will join Vikings coaching staff

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6:31pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Gary Kubiak is back on an NFL coaching staff, but it's not in Denver.

The Minnesota Vikings hired the former Broncos and Texans coach on Monday, though his exact title is still to be determined, sources told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Fantasy Impact:

Kubiak interviewed earlier Monday in Minnesota and was scheduled to travel to Jacksonville to interview with the Jaguars on Tuesday. The Vikings apparently didn't let him out of the building. In addition to adding Kubiak to the coaching staff, Minnesota is bringing in his son, Klint Kubiak, to be its quarterbacks coach under new offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.

WR Demaryius Thomas wants to return to Texans

Monday, January 7, 2019, 3:03pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

With his surgically repaired torn Achilles propped up behind him, veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is looking at an uncertain future.

Although the 31-year-old five-time Pro Bowl selection would like to be back with the Texans, it will take him roughly six months to rehab the injury. And his contract would need to be adjusted as he's due a nonguaranteed $14 million base salary next year.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story said, whether the Texans would need Thomas with the healthy return of Will Fuller and Keke Coutee working in tandem with All-Pro DeAndre Hopkins is another question.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hopkins should continue to play through his ankle injury.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps again Thursday. Coutee was limited all of last week before ultimately sitting out his fifth game, so a week of full practices looks like a significant upgrade. At this point, we think he’ll play.

Thursday, January 3, 2019, 7:25pm

Texans RB Gregory Howell (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Texans QB Joe Webb (ankle) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) took limited practice reps all week. He’s expected to play in Week 17.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. Coutee may be able to return this week. Given Demaryius Thomas’s injury, he could see a sizable workload in his first game back.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Texans WR DeAndre Carter (knee) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 28, 2018, 6:29pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) took full practice reps again Friday. He’s expected to return to a big workload after Alfred Blue and Donta Foreman’s struggles last week.

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) 'trending upward'

Monday, December 24, 2018, 1:19pm

Aaron Wilson on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bill O'Brien on Lamar Miller (ankle) if he'll be back this week: 'I think he's got a chance. Trending upwards.'

Fantasy Impact:

The Texans are playing for a division title so it's possible they rush Miller back for Week 17. It's a potential tough matchup against the Jaguars, however.

Texans WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) out for season

Monday, December 24, 2018, 11:24am

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

The Texans lost WR Demaryius Thomas for the season with a ruptured Achilles.

Fantasy Impact:

Rapoport said it should be a nine-month recovery after surgery and he should make a full recovery.