Houston Texans

AFC South

DeAndre Hopkins (ribs) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. (Source: Aaron Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins was on the field for 94 percent of the Texans' snaps in Week 2, so it's safe to assume Hopkins's limited participation is just the team monitoring his practice reps for maintenance.

Category: Injury Updates


J.J. Watt was once again shut down on Sunday, recording only two tackles (0 solo) and a QB hit.

Fantasy Impact: Watt at least showed up on the stat sheet today but offered very limited production. It is concerning to see how little of an impact Watt has, but his woes surely won't last for long. Start him with confidence against the Los Angeles Chargers next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Zach Cunningham put up ten solo tackles, a sack, a TFL, and a QB hit in a 13-12 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Cunningham had much more of an impact this week, as he recorded a career-high in solo tackles. He looks to maintain his momentum in his week three matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Category: Game Recaps


Whitney Mercilus recorded two solo tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles in a 13-12 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact: Mercilus followed up his week one performance with another impressive day. While his ownership levels continue to hover in the single digits, that may change soon in the coming days. Take advantage if he continues to sit on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


The Texans DST held the Jaguars to 12 points in the Week 2 win. The team had one forced fumble, four sacks and three tackles for losses.

Fantasy Impact: The DST looked good on Sunday against the Jaguars who even though were starting a rookie QB in Gardner Minshew still has big play ability. They have a tougher test in Week 3 against the Chargers but should still be owned in most fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Ka'imi Fairbairn was 2-for-2 in field goals and made his only extra-point attempt on Sunday as the Texans beat the Jaguars by a 13-12 score.

Fantasy Impact: Fairbairn was perfect on the day but did not get the usual opportunities as the game turned into a defensive battle. The kicker should be owned in all leagues as he is accurate and should have plenty of chances to score points this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Darren Falls caught one pass on three targets for nine yards in Week 2 action as the Texans beat the Jaguars by a 13-12 score.

Fantasy Impact: Falls is behind Jordan Akins on the depth chart at tight end for the Texans but was the only one who saw targets on Sunday. The team does not utilize the position in the passing game and Falls can be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenny Stills caught two passes on three targets for 38 yards on Sunday as the Texans beat the Jaguars by a 13-12 score.

Fantasy Impact: Stills looks to be fourth on the depth chart at wide receiver for the Texans. It will be hard to see targets for the veteran and he can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Carlos Hyde rushed 20 times for 90 yards on Sunday as the Texans beat the Jaguars by a 13-12 score.

Fantasy Impact: There is no question that Hyde has taken over the role of #1 running back on the depth chart for the Texans. Fantasy owners should be grabbing the veteran if he is still sitting on waiver wires.

Category: Game Recaps


Keke Coutee caught two passes on four targets for seven yards on Sunday as the Texans beat the Jaguars by a 13-12 score.

Fantasy Impact: Coutee only saw the four targets but the good news is he was on the field as he was inactive Week 1 at New Orleans with a sprained ankle. Look for Coutee to take on a bigger role now that he is on the field and playing.

Category: Game Recaps


Will Fuller caught four passes on seven targets for 40 yards on Sunday as the Texans beat the Jaguars by a 13-12 score.

Fantasy Impact: There was no much offense on Sunday in a game that turned out to be a defensive battle. Fuller looks healthy out on the field and should start to break out and fantasy owners should keep him stashed on their benches.

Category: Game Recaps


Duke Johnson rushed six times for 31 yards and did not catch a pass as the Texans beat the Jaguars by a 13-12 score in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: It looked like Johnson would be the #1 back for the Texans coming into the season but the team picked up Carlos Hyde who has been getting the bulk of the work on the ground. Johnson is worth holding onto in deeper leagues but fantasy owners in standard leagues may want to look in another direction.

Category: Game Recaps


Deshaun Watson went 16-for-29 for 159 yards passing and rushed four times for five yards and a touchdown as the Texans beat the Jaguars by a 13-12 score.

Fantasy Impact: In a game that was a defensive battle, the Jaguars were able to keep Watson from doing any damage through the year. But the 24-year-old QB scored the key touchdown on the ground. Look for Watson to bounce back in Week 3 against the Chargers in a game that should show more offense.

Category: Game Recaps


DeAndre Carter caught his only target for negative one yard on Monday night as the Texans lost to the Saints by a 30-28 score.

Fantasy Impact: Carter came into the game fourth on the depth chart and will have a hard time seeing any targets behind DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, and Kenny Stills. Carter can be left on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Akins caught 1-of-2 targets for 17 yards in the Texans' Week 1 loss to the Saints by a 30-28 score.

Fantasy Impact: Akins is at the top of the tight end depth chart but that does not mean much in the Texans offense as the position does not get targeted often. Akins can be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Bradley Roby had a tough time covering Michael Thomas, but it ultimately led to him tying the team lead in total tackles (nine) and leading in solo tackles (eight).

Fantasy Impact: Roby's productive outing likely occurred on your waiver wire, and unless he keeps producing near double-digit tackle stat lines, you can leave him there.

Category: Game Recaps


Texans tight end Logan Paulsen is inactive for the team's Week 1 matchup against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. (Source: Houston Texans on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Paulsen is a journeyman tight end who is buried on the depth chart in Houston. He is a few injuries away from seeing any meaningful snaps, and even then he might not be relevant in most fantasy leagues.

Category: Transactions


ESPN's Field Yates is reporting that the Texans have placed starting TE Jordan Thomas on IR with a rib injury.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas was a deep sleeper option for some heading into the season. Houston lacks an appealing fantasy option at TE with his loss.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Vyncint Smith was waived by Houston on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Impact: Smith made the team as an undrafted rookie last season and appeared in seven games catching five passes for 91 yards and a touchdown over 179 snaps. Smith will try to catch onto another team before the season starts.

Category: Transactions


Houston waived Damarea Crockett on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crockett, an undrafted rookie free agent, has been impressive during training camp and the preseason. But the team needed the space after acquiring Carlos Hyde. Look for the Texans to try to get him on their practice squad. If not another team will.

Category: Transactions