Texans Fantasy News

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Bengals RB Jeremy Hill (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Hill is probably just getting a day off ahead of Saturday’s tilt with the Texans.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Miller had an MRI on his ankle but it looks like he’ll be able to play through it. Akeem Hunt had the most carries of the Houston backups, but Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes would also be involved if Miller were to miss Week 16.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Green plans to return so barring a setback, we expect he’ll be out there against the Texans. The Bengals only have pride to play for at this point. It’s a tough matchup and it’s difficult to trust Green after such a long layoff, but he’s one of the best receivers in the league for a reason.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. Fiedorowicz now looks to be on track to play on Saturday. If he’s out, Ryan Griffin would be a Sneaky Start.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. He’ll be a Sneaky Start again this week if C.J. Fiedorowicz can’t play on Saturday.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Texans K Nick Novak (oblique, back) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Texans to start Tom Savage at QB

Monday, December 19, 2016, 4:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Tom Savage will start at quarterback on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Impact:

O'Brien benched starting quarterback Brock Osweiler midway through the second quarter on Sunday, with Houston trailing the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-0. Savage led the Texans to a comeback 21-20 victory in relief of Osweiler. Savage finished 23-of-36 for 260 yards after entering in the second quarter on Sunday. Before he was benched, Osweiler was 6-of-11 for 48 yards and two interceptions. Neither quarterback threw a touchdown.

Texans Beat: QB Tom Savage gives team better chance to win

Monday, December 19, 2016, 9:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Though it was just a small sample size, Tom Savage showed Sunday that he gives the Texans a better chance than Brock Osweiler to win. At the very least, he earned the right to get another chance to play, this time with a full week to prepare as the team’s starter.

Fantasy Impact:

Savage replaced Osweiler and led the Texans to a come from behind victory. As the story pointed out, one area Osweiler has especially struggled in this season is throwing downfield. On passes thrown 15 yards or more downfield on Sunday, Osweiler was 0-for-2, with two interceptions. Savage was 4-for-8 for 89 yards, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Texans host the Bengals on Christmas Even night in the late game in Week 16.

Texans RB Lamar MIller leaves with ankle injury

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:35pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller limped off the field late in the fourth quarter with an apparent left ankle injury.

Related players: Alfred Blue, Akeem Hunt, Jonathan Grimes

Fantasy Impact:

The story added that he looked to be in a lot of pain as trainers evaluated him on the sideline. Miller did not return to the field. If Miller has to miss next week, it could be a committee of Alfred Blue, Akeem Hunt and Jonathan Grimes.

Texans bench QB Brock Osweiler

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:32pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Coach Bill O'Brien, like so many Texans fans, had finally seen enough. Houston's free-agent boondoggle, Brock Osweiler, was benched Sunday.

Tom Savage is real and so are the third-year quarterback's chances of taking over the starting job for a team in the playoff race. Osweiler in the second quarter Sunday after two early interceptions by Osweiler against the Jaguars. The Texans trailed 13-0 at the time of Osweiler's benching and Savage eventually helped the Texans pull off a 21-20 comeback victory.

"I think we've got three really talented quarterbacks here -- I really do," O'Brien said after the game. You can call B.S. on that, you can say whatever you want. I think we have a really talented quarterback room and we don't make decisions on how much a guy gets paid. We make decisions on what's the best way to win a game and that was the decision we made today and I thought today it worked out okay."

Fantasy Impact:

While Osweiler was handed a monster $72 million contract in the offseason to solve the Texans' quarterback woes, this benching could be permanent. It's hard to imagine the Texans going back to Osweiler after Savage completed 23 of 36 passes for 260 yards on Sunday. Most importantly, he didn't turn the ball over. While Savage showed some downfield capability, Osweiler has been one of the worst starting quarterbacks in football all season. Savage also showed promise in the preseason. After the game, O'Brien wouldn't commit to which quarterback will start on Christmas Eve night against the Bengals, the story said.

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:21pm

Bucs Inactives
RB Jacquizz Rodgers
OT Demar Dotson
WR Donteea Dye
OL Caleb Benenoch
DT John Hughes
QB Ryan Griffin

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Texans QB Brock Osweiler (thigh) took full practice reps all week. Osweiler will be fine for Sunday.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (right elbow) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Texans RB Tyler Ervin (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 15.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle, ribs) took limited practice reps all week. Miller was removed from the injury report so he’ll play through his various ailments in a so-so matchup with the Jaguars.

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