Houston Texans

Houston Texans

AFC South

C.J. Fiedorowicz caught both of his targets for 18 yards on Sunday against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Tom Savage really spread the ball around, completing passes to seven different receivers, which prevented Fiedorowicz from being heavily involved. At this point, Fiedorowicz shouldn't be considered a fantasy option until or unless he starts producing more significantly.

Category: Game Recaps


Tom Savage completed 22 of 32 pass attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns against the Cardinals on Sunday. He also threw an interception.

Fantasy Impact: Savage isn't much of a fantasy option himself, but the most important thing about his presence is that the Texans skill players haven't lost quite as much value as feared with the Deshaun Watson injury. As for Savage himself, though, he's not viable absent two-quarterback leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Eddie Pleasant recorded an interception and five total tackles in the Texans' win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Pleasant, who hasn't had an interception since 2015, hauled in his first of the season against the Cardinals. The 5th year safety will look to add to what could be the best statistical season of his career next week against the Ravens.

Category: Game Recaps


Dre Hal recorded an interception and four total tackles in the Texans' win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Hal, who hasn't recorded an interception since hauling in two in Week 4, grabbed his third interception of the season against the Cardinals.

Category: Game Recaps


Jadeveon Clowney recorded two sacks on five total tackles in the Texans' win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Clowney's sack streak continues, bringing his total to four consecutive games with at least one sack. Clowney will look to keep it going next week against the Ravens.

Category: Game Recaps


Kareem Jackson recorded seven total tackles, including six solo tackles in the Texans' win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson not only led the Texans' DBs in tackles against the Cardinals, he recorded his highest number of total tackles since Week 2. Jackson will look to build on his performance next week against the Ravens.

Category: Game Recaps


Benardrick McKinney recorded nine total tackles, inclduing seven solo tackles in the Texans' win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: While McKinney once again led the Texans in tackles, he has failed to reach double digits since Week 1.

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According to the Houston Chronicle, Houston Texans’ rookie running back, D’onta Foreman will miss the remainder of the 2017 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon in the Texans’ Week 11 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The injury occurred on Foreman’s second touchdown of the game, a 34-yard run. After the game while on crutches, Foreman told reporters “It was a bittersweet day.” Foreman is yet another in a long line of Texans’ players on or soon to be headed to IR. (Source: Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: After be drafted in the third round of the 2017 draft this past year, Foreman worked his way into the primary backup role behind starter Lamar Miller and ahead of fourth-year back Alfred Blue. Foreman averaged around 8.5 touches per game in the backup role and was starting to become more of a factor in the Houston offense having rushed for 120 yards on 30 carries over the last three weeks. The rookie will end the season having rushed 78 times for 327 yards and two touchdowns and catching six passes for 83 yards. With Foreman headed to IR in the next day or so, Blue should pick up duties as the primary backup. With fifth-year journeymen Jordan Todman, the only other running back on the Texans’ active roster, it wouldn’t be surprising for them to make a roster move to add another back to the fold.

Category: Injury Updates


Ka'imi Fairbairn made his only field goal attempt from 34 yards out. He was also perfect on his four extra point attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Fairbairn was considered a much better fantasy option with Watson at QB for the Texans. He should be considered a matchup dependent play with Savage at quarterback. The Texans take on the stingy Ravens defense in Week 12, so should not be considered as a streamer.

Category: Game Recaps


Bruce Ellington caught 6-of-7 targets for 63 yards in the Texans Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: With Will Fuller sidelined with a rib injury, Bruce Ellington operated as the Texans WR2. It was not a huge day by any means, but still productive nonetheless. Ellington should not be considered as a strong fantasy option when the Texans take on the Ravens in Week 12.

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DeAndre Hopkins catches 4-of-9 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Texans Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Despite being covered by Patrick Peterson Hopkins was able to still have a productive game. His touchdown came on a 28 yard pass against Peterson. Hopkins draws another tough matchup next week against the Ravens, but should still be considered a WR1.

Category: Transactions


The Houston Texans D/ST registered two sacks and forces two turnovers in their Week 11 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: The Texans’ D/ST was on their way to another forgettable game allowing journeyman QB Blaine Gabbert to throw for three touchdowns before he inevitably turned the ball over. Both interceptions for Houston came in the forth quarter with under three minutes reaming in the game. Jadeveon Clowney recorded both of the Texans’ sacks. Clowney now has eight sacks on the season and remains one of the few bright spots left on the Texans defense which has been ravaged by injuries this year. Houston’s D/ST is not a recommended streaming option in Week 12 in a Monday night matchup with the Ravens.

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Alfred Blue rushed zero times and was not targeted in the Texans’ Week 11 win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Alfred Blue was used in garbage time last week during a blowout loss to the Rams but was not a factor in the offense during a close game that saw both teams trading scoring chances. With the likely loss of backup rookie RB D’Onta Foreman for the remainder of the season, Blue’s role should increase going forward. Blue is not a recommended wavier add unless Lamar Miller goes down with an injury. Blue and the Texans travel to Baltimore for a Monday night matchup in Week 12.

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Lamar Miller rushed 22 times for 61 yards and caught 4-of-5 passes for an additional 22 yards and a touchdown in the Texans’ Week 11 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: The 26 touches are a season high for the veteran who after being bottled-up a little bit early on was able to get things going at the end of the first/start of the second quarter. Miller’s touchdown reception came from seven-yards out and was his third receiving touchdown of the season. The three receiving touchdowns are a new career high for Miller. Miller ceded work to D’Onta Foreman in the second half, but is still the lead back in the Houston backfield. Miller will once again be a volume based RB2 in the Texans’ Week 12 matchup on Monday night in Baltimore.

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Houston Texans beat writer Aaron Wilson is reporting wide receiver Will Fuller (ribs) is ruled out for Week 11. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Fuller is ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Cardinals with broken ribs suffered last week. As a result, expect Bruce Ellington and Braxton Miller to assume expanded roles. With Patrick Peterson blanketing DeAndre Hopkins, both of the before mentioned wideouts, plus, C.J. Fiedorowicz should be heavily featured in the Houston offense for Week 11.

Category: Injury Updates


Brennan Scarlett recorded two sacks on four total tackles in the Texans' loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: A bit of a career game for the second year undrafted free agent, who recorded the first two sacks of his career on Sunday. Scarlett currently doesn't hold any fantasy value.

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Ryan Griffin has been placed on injured reserve due to a concussion. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin will miss the remainder of the season while C.J. Fiedorowicz will make his way back into the starting role.

Category: Injury Updates


Stephen Anderson in Week 9

Mon, Nov 6th 8:09am EST
By Richard King

HOU

Stephen Anderson caught 4 receptions for 44 yards in his Week 9 game.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson continues to be only relevant in very deep leagues and with a downgrade on Quarterback that doesn't look like changing this year

Category: Game Recaps


Deshaun Watson tears ACL

Thu, Nov 2nd 5:49pm EDT
By Anthony Cervino

HOU

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has suffered a torn ACL in practice Thursday. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's official. Watson, the outstanding rookie who took the NFL and fantasy football world by storm in 2017, tore his ACL, ending his season. Not only is this a tremendous blow to the Texans' season, but it is also a blow to Watson's fantasy owners as well as the owners of Houston pass-catchers, primarily DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. Tom Savage, who finished Thursday's practice with the top unit, will start in Watson's absence moving forward. As a result, look for Texans' TEs that include Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz, who is on track to return in Week 10, to begin seeing an uptick in targets in the wake of Savage's return under center.

Category: Injury Updates


According to Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien, Christian Covington’s season is likely done after the third-year pro suffered a torn bicep in Houston’s Week 8 loss to Seattle. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

Fantasy Impact: It’s yet another significant loss to an already shallow defensive front for the Texans.’ Covington finishes the season with 10 tackles, one sack and one forced fumbled.

Category: Injury Updates