Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 8 Rankings
DeAndre Hopkins photo 12. DeAndre Hopkins WR - (vs . OAK)
Hopkins finally went back over 100 yards for the first time since Week 1, and also scored for the first time since then. Fire him up as a weekly overall WR1 candidate.
12 hours ago
Carlos Hyde photo 39. Carlos Hyde RB - (vs . OAK)
Hyde doesn't have a ton of upside, as he's fairly touchdown-dependent and isn't involved in the passing game. WIth that being said, feel confident using Hyde in solid matchups, like this week against the Raiders.
13 hours ago
Kenny Stills photo 76. Kenny Stills WR - (vs . OAK)
We know that Will Fuller is going to miss a few weeks with what's being described as a severe hamstring injury, which means Stills walks into two wide receiver sets with Hopkins. His average depth of target has been close to Fuller's anyway, so it should be a natural transition. It's not likely he gets all of Fuller's target share, but Fuller had seen at least six targets in five straight games, so there's a big void to fill. Stills filled his role in last week's game and totaled five targets, four receptions, and 105 yards. He didn't find the end zone, but it's good to see the targets in an abbreviated game. He's going to see a lot of Daryl Worley in this game, a cornerback who has been timed at 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash. You have to wonder if they move Worley to Hopkins' side and stick rookie Trayvon Mullen on Stills, as he's two-tenths of a second quicker. The Raiders have allowed an NFL-high 32 pass plays to go for 20-plus yards this year, which plays right into Stills' wheelhouse. He has the looks of a solid WR3 in this game, though there are many avenues the Texans have to success.
15 hours ago
Duke Johnson photo 93. Duke Johnson RB - (vs . OAK)
Johnson has totaled in-between 7-10 touches in each of the last four games, making him a weak flex option most weeks. He'll have a bigger role in games they fall behind, as his 22 targets easily trump Hyde's nine targets, but knowing they're almost a full touchdown favorite, this is not a Johnson gamescript.
16 hours ago
Keke Coutee photo 106. Keke Coutee WR - (vs . OAK)
Darren Fells photo 133. Darren Fells TE - (vs . OAK)
Fells isn't much more than a desperation TE streaming option, but the Texans will likely put up some points at home against the Raiders in Week 8. There isn't much to love, but you can do worse than Fells if you're in a bind.
12 hours ago
Jordan Akins photo 151. Jordan Akins TE - (vs . OAK)
Will Fuller photo 193. Will Fuller WR - (vs . OAK)
Logan Paulsen photo 337. Logan Paulsen TE - (vs . OAK)