Texans Fantasy News

Bucs shutting down QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) next few weeks

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:48pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay's season might have just taken a turn for the worst.

The Buccaneers are shutting down quarterback Jameis Winston (shoulder) for the next few weeks, head coach Dirk Koetter told reporters on Monday.

Winston left Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with the injury, which he aggravated after suffering the initial injury nearly a month ago. Veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced him in the loss.

Related players: Ryan Griffin

Fantasy Impact:

Winston sat out the second half of Week 9. He had more tests done to his shoulder, which according to reports, revealed more damage, but nothing structural. He's expected to miss two games. The team expects to activate Griffin from injured reserve soon as well. He would back up Fitzpatrick. Fitz is a veteran, and considering the way Winston had been playing there shouldn't be a huge downgrade to the rest of the offense at this point. The team looks like it will also be without Mike Evans in Week 10 because of a suspension.

O'Brien expects Tom Savage to start at QB for Texans

Monday, November 6, 2017, 12:54pm

Houston Texans on Twitter - [Full Article]

Texans HC Bill O'Brien on Savage: "I do expect him to be the starter."

Related players: DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller

Fantasy Impact:

Savage struggled against the Colts but did target Hopkins very often, so that's certainly good news for Hopkins owners. The bad news is, the same couldn't be said for Fuller. who finished with just two catches for 32 yards.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hip) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Griffin will be fine to face the Colts.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Miller will be fine to face the Colts. His upside is diminished with Deshaun Waston likely out for the year, but it’s still a good matchup for the volume runner.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm

Colts RB Frank Gore (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. This is typical for Gore. He’ll be out there against the Texans.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm

Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking limited practice reps Thursday. Watson is done for the year with a torn ACL, suffered in practice. Tom Savage would be a decent spot start given a great matchup against the Colts, though he wasn't impressive early in the season.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:20pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hip) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:20pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Miller should be fine to face the Colts. His upside is diminished with Deshaun Waston likely out for the year, but it’s still a good matchup for the volume runner.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:20pm

Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. Watson is reportedly done for the year with a torn ACL, suffered in practice. Tom Savage would be a decent spot start given a great matchup against the Colts, though he wasn't impressive early in the season.

Texans fear QB Deshaun Watson has a torn ACL, heading for MRI to confirm

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5:05pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Sources: Texans QB fear Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL in practice today. A non-contact injury. MRI coming to confirm.

Update: Adam Schefter tweeted, "Deshaun Watson did tear his ACL, per source. Tests on-site revealed tear."

Fantasy Impact:

Terrible break for Watson who was having a great rookie season. As we await word about the MRI, owners will need to plan for the worst. Senior Editor John Paulsen listed Tyrod Taylor, Jared Goff, Josh McCown and Jacoby Brissett as his favorite Sneaky Starts of the week. Tom Savage would also be a decent spot start given a great matchup against the Colts, though he wasn't impressive early in the season. Watson owners should make sure that they have a quarterback on the roster for Week 9 because even if it's just a knee sprain, he's likely to miss this week at the very least.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:24pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:24pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. The limited participation on Wednesday indicates that the injury isn’t too serious.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:24pm

Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Luck remains out indefinitely. Jacoby Brissett is a Sneaky Start against the Texans. It hasn’t been pretty, but Brissett is the No. 11 fantasy quarterback over the last four weeks. The Texans are No. 26 in QB aFPA.

O'Brien: RB Alfred Blue practicing better than D'Onta Foreman

Monday, October 30, 2017, 12:55pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Donta Foreman had no carries Sunday as he was replaced by Alfred Blue. Both Texans coach Bill O'Brien and Foreman insisted that his reduction in status had nothing to do with him walking out Friday.

O'Brien said Blue had practiced better than Foreman.

Related players: Lamar Miller

Fantasy Impact:

Foreman and DeAndre Hopkins both skipped practice on Friday, but Hopkins had a monster game against the Seahawks, while Foreman played just one snap. This is something to keep an eye on, especially for Miller owners who are interested in having his handcuff. Strangely, since Week 2, Foreman averaged over 10 touches a game before getting none in Week 8.

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2:49pm

Texans Inactives
Chris Clark OT
Dylan Cole LB
Kyle Fuller OG
Joel Heath DE
Jalani Jenkins LB
Dorian Johnson OG
Kendall Langford DE

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