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Jimmy Graham was forced out of Sunday’s practice with a dislocated finger. (Source: Rob Demovsky on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Graham dislocated his finger in Sunday’s practice. He is day-to-day and could be considered questionable for Thursday’s preseason game against the Raiders.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Ferguson rushed four times for 15 yards and caught two passes for an additional 19 yards on Saturday as the Texans beat the Lions in preseason action.

Fantasy Impact: Ferguson spent his first two seasons in the NFL with Indianapolis, serving primarily in a special-teams role, before spending 2018 on the Texans practice squad. It looked like the 26-year-old would have the backup RB role behind Lamar Miller but was pushed down the depth chart with the acquisition of Duke Johnson. Ferguson won't have any fantasy value unless an injury occurs.

Category: Game Recaps


Damarea Crockett rushed eight times for 32 yards as the Texans defeated the Lions in preseason action on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Crockett is an undrafted running back out of Missouri trying to make the Texans roster this season. There is an outside chance he does stick but more than likely will end up on the practice squad.

Category: Game Recaps


Ryan Izzo caught his only target for 21 yards in the Patriots' preseason win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Izzo is probably on the inside track to making the roster, since Benjamin Watson will not count against the limit while suspended. Izzo figures to be behind Matt LaCosse for playing time to open the season, so his fantasy outlook is muted. If he ever finds his way into a starting role, his profile becomes pretty interesting, though.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Webb completed 14-of-25 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown with one interception in Saturday's preseason Week 2 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Webb is getting a good look by the Texans as he is currently second on the depth chart with backup QB AJ McCarron out for the preseason with a thumb injury. McCarron looks to slot back in the role when he comes back which could leave Webb without a job.

Category: Game Recaps


Ka'imi Fairbairn successfully converted all three field-goal attempts in Saturday's preseason Week 2 win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Fairbairn is 5-for-5 in field goal attempts over the first two preseason games and leads all kickers with 20 preseason points. The 25-year-old led all kickers in scoring last season and could do it again this year and should be one of the first kickers off the board in fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Vyncint Smith caught one pass fora 31-yard touchdown in Saturday's preseason Week 2 win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Smith made the Texans last season as a rookie free agent and caught five passes over seven games. Smith looks to have a good shot of making the team once again but is currently fifth on the depth chart and will not be fantasy relevant.

Category: Game Recaps


DeAndre Carter caught all three targets for a team-high 40 yards in Houston's preseason Week 2 win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Carter came off the PUP list this week and started the game with Keke Coutee (ankle) unavailable. The 26-year-old receiver should make the final roster for the Texans but will not see enough targets to be worth targeting in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps


Buddy Howell rushed 15 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and wasn't targeted in the passing game in the Texans' 30-23 preseason win over the Lions on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Howell spent the entire 2018 season on Houston's active roster but played just three snaps on offense as he was used mostly on special teams. The 23-year-old has the inside track to make the team once again with a strong preseason but will not be fantasy relevant.

Category: Game Recaps


The New England Patriots allowed 17 points and 306 total yards in their preseason win over the Titans. They did not get any takeaways but did record two sacks.

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots are a middle-of-the-pack DST option for fantasy purposes. While they limit points well enough, they are liable to surrender yards, and don't have tons of star power rushing the quarterback, which helps drive sacks and turnovers. Play the Patriots as matchups dictate, but they are not a plug-and-play unit.

Category: Game Recaps


Stephen Gostkowski missed his only field goal attempt, and converted both extra point attempts, in the Patriots' preseason win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Gostkowski is not an elite fantasy kicker, but the Patriots should be expected to score enough points this season to give him meaningful work. The other upside is that they'll likely be leading in more games than not, meaning they won't need to forgo field goals for touchdowns to catch up. Gostkowski is a strong option, but not an elite one.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Thomas caught two of five targets for 17 yards in the Texans' 30-23 preseason win over the Lions on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas has been dealing with a hamstring issue that caused him to miss the first preseason game but he looked fine on Saturday. The second-year TE caught 20 passes in his rookie season and looks to have a bigger impact this year as he sits atop the depth chart for the Texans.

Category: Game Recaps


Eric Saubert caught one of his two targets for 10 yards in the Patriots' preseason win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: In Saubert's debut, one may have expected more usage. He's worth keeping an eye on in the next two games, but is unlikely to earn a starting role this season, even if he makes the final roster.

Category: Game Recaps


Lance Kendricks caught his only targets for 28 yards in the Patriots' preseason win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Kendricks has limited juice left, and is not expected to be a featured weapon this year, even if he makes the roster, which seems unlikely at this point.

Category: Game Recaps


Deshaun Watson completed five of seven attempts for 60 yards and a touchdown while also gaining seven yards on his sole rush in the Texans' 30-23 preseason win over the Lions on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Watson had a strong season in 2018 with impressive averages of 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 per carry. And the expectation is that the third-year QB will take another leap forward this season. If he can then he will be one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy and should be owned in every format.

Category: Game Recaps


Gunner Olszewski caught one of his two targets for six yards in the Patriots' preseason win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Olszweski is on the outside looking in as far as the final 53-man roster is concerned. He is not likely to be a name to know for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Dontrelle Inman rushed once for two yards and caught one of his two targets for 17 yards in the Patriots' preseason win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Inman may be on the outside looking in for the final roster at this point. With Josh Gordon back and Jakobi Meyers winning at practice, Inman is a prime candidate to slip outside the final 53-man count.

Category: Game Recaps


Damoun Patterson caught his only target for 23 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' preseason win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson is a long-shot to make the final 53-man roster. He's unlikely to surface on the fantasy radar this year.

Category: Game Recaps


Jakobi Meyers caught all six of his targets for 82 yards and added a two-point conversion in the Patriots' preseason win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Meyers continues to ball out in preseason and training camp, out-playing first-round pick N'Keal Harry by most accounts. Meyers looks more likely to make the final roster by the day, but the Patriots have a pretty solid WR corps now that Josh Gordon is back. It will be hard for Meyers to carve out reliable playing time, so he's only on the radar in dynasty leagues for now.

Category: Game Recaps


DeAndre Hopkins caught two of three targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Houston's preseason Week 2 win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins is one of the best receivers in the league and is coming off a season with 115 catches. Look for the 27-year-old WR to have another big year and should be drafted in the first or second rounds in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps