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Ryan Griffin caught his only target for negative one yard as the Texans beat the Jets by a 29-22 score in Week 15 action.

Fantasy Impact: Griffin caught five passes in Week 14 but was a non-factor on Saturday against the Jets. The veteran tight end has been inconsistent this season and has caught more than two passes just three times this year.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Thomas caught his only target for two yards as the Texans beat the Jets by a 29-22 score on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas had caught seven passes in his two previous games and looked to be gaining a bigger role in the offense. But the rookie tight end is more valuable as a blocker than as a pass catcher and is not someone worth owning in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Alfred Blue rushed nine times for six yards and caught two passes for nine yards as the Texans beat the Jets by a 29-22 score in Week 15 action.

Fantasy Impact: Blue got an opportunity when top running back Lamar Miller went down with an ankle injury in the first series of the game. But Blue struggled as the Jets defense held him to six yards rushing. Blue may get a chance to start in Week 16 if Miller can't go but probably will still be just a deeper league add if he gets more snaps.

Category: Game Recaps


Demaryius Thomas caught six passes on eight targets for 59 yards as the Texans defeated the Jets by a 29-22 score on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: With DeAndre Hopkins the top target for QB Deshaun Watson it has been hard for Thomas to see the targets and yardage worthy of being owned in standard leagues. The veteran wide receiver is a good own in deeper leagues and always has big game potential.

Category: Game Recaps


Deshaun Watson was 22-for-28 for 292 passing yards and two touchdowns while also rushing four times for 26 yards as the Texans held on to beat the Jets on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: This was Watson's best passing effort since Week 5 as the second-year quarterback had a strong game against the Jets. Look for Watson to have another strong week against the Eagles in Week 16 as they have been hurting on defense. Watson should be started in 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

Category: Game Recaps


DeAndre Hopkins hauled in 10-of-11 targets for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' Week 15 victory over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins has seen double figures in targets in the last three games and made most of them count today. The veteran wide receiver is one of the top fantasy options in football and should have another big game in Week 16 when he faces the Eagles.

Category: Game Recaps


Lamar Miller is questionable to return in Week 15 with an ankle injury. (Source: Houston Texans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It appeared to be a right ankle injury. Miller had three carries for 8 yards before departing. More should be known soon.

Category: Injury Updates


Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports James Conner (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 15 versus the Patriots. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Conner's only practice participation this week was on a limited basis on Friday, so him not playing isn't shocking. Jaylen Samuels and Stevan Ridley will get the carries in his absence. Samuels is the preferred play, particularly in PPR formats.

Category: Injury Updates


With Carson Wentz now ruled out for the Eagles' Week 15 matchup against the Rams, Nick Foles will start at quarterback. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foles was preparing to start with Wentz listed as doubtful with a fracture in his back, so he should be ready to go. He performed poorly earlier this season in soft matchups, so he's not an ideal play against a strong Rams defense. To the extent you're in a pinch in two-quarterback leagues, however, you can consider Foles.

Category: Injury Updates


The Eagles have downgraded Carson Wentz from doubtful to out for their Week 15 matchup against the Rams. Nick Foles will start on Sunday night. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wentz was doubtful coming in, so it's unlikely that fantasy owners were relying on him. With a fracture in his back, in seems unlikely that Wentz will play again this season, especially if the Eagles lose to the Rams this weekend, further weakening their playoff chances. Foles is relevant in two-quarterback leagues, but nothing more.

Category: Injury Updates


The Eagles have ruled out linebacker Jordan Hicks (calf) for Sunday’s game against the Rams. (Source: Martin Frank on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hicks will miss his fourth straight game with the calf injury. He’s had a solid season when healthy with 85 tackles and three sacks in 10 games. B.J. Bello was promoted from the practice squad to help fill in depth while Hicks is out.

Category: Injury Updates


Vontaze Burfict ruled out again

Sat, Dec 15th 12:05am EST
By Alex Johnson

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Raiders. (Source: Paul Dehner Jr on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Burfict is still recovering from the concussion he sustained in Week 13. He will have another week to clear the NFL’s concussion protocol in hopes of a Week 16 return. Hardy Nickerson will see increased action in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (ankle) was removed from the team’s injury report and is good-to-go for Sunday’s showdown with the Steelers. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gilmore went into last week’s game questionable with an ankle injury but played in the loss to Miami. He was a full participant in practice all this week and did not receive an injury designation on Friday. In fact, no Patriots were listed on the final injury report so everyone is available for the game vs Pittsburgh.

Category: Injury Updates


Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Keenan Allen is dealing with a hip pointer. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen left Thursday's game early and didn't play at all in the second half. The good news is he avoided structural damage, but this could still be a week-to-week injury. Allen has over a week to get ready for Week 16.

Category: Injury Updates


Julio Jones was removed from the Falcons' injury report ahead of this weekend's contest against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was dealing with an illness that had him sent home early Thursday, but he'll be good to go against Arizona. It's not a great matchup, but Jones has proven matchup proof and continues to be a huge part of this offense. He'll continue to be a strong WR1 Week 15.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Thompson is questionable to play Week 15 against the Jaguars due to his illness.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson should be able to play through the illness, and given the expected game script against Jacksonville, he could again be active in the team's passing game. Still, given the limited touches he sees on a weekly basis, Thompson isn't much of an option outside of a desperation flex in PPR leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Doctson is listed as questionable Week 15 due to his concussion.

Fantasy Impact: Doctson was able to return to practice Friday after being sidelined due to the head injury. While he's making progress, he still won't be someone to target for fantasy purposes given the difficult Week 15 matchup against the Jaguars' secondary.

Category: Injury Updates


Austin Hooper was removed from the team's injury report Friday after returning as a limited participant at practice. Hooper is dealing with a knee and ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: Hooper wasn't able to practice Wednesday or Thursday, but there's no question about his status now that he's been removed from the team's injury report. While he's been inconsistent this season, he's a fringe TE1 at best against the Cardinals this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


Ito Smith was downgraded to a limited participant in Friday's practice due to his knee injury. He's considered questionable to play Week 15 against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: While he's not trending in the right direction, the expectation remains that Smith will play through the injury this weekend. The Cardinals defense is beatable on the ground, but given the division of labor between Smith and Tevin Coleman Smith isn't more than a flex play this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


Allen Robinson returned as a full participant at Friday's practice. He's dealing with a hip injury and is questionable to play against the Packers this weekend.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson's full participation indicates that he'll be good to go against Green Bay despite the hip injury. While Mitch Trubisky hasn't looked great lately, Robinson continues to be a solid WR3 with WR2 upside against a beatable Green Bay secondary.

Category: Injury Updates