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Texans HC David Culley said that QB Tyrod Taylor will remain the team's starter moving forward despite recent struggles. (Source: Aaron Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Culley expanded on this saying that the only Taylor doesn't start, is if he suffers an injury. This obviously shoots down any value Davis Mills had in deeper SuperFlex leagues, although Taylor has had his fair share of injury problems in the past.


Houston Texans' D/ST held the Jets to 21 yards and 266 yards in Sunday's loss. They also forced one interception and came up with four sacks for a loss of 36 yards.

Fantasy Impact: A week after forcing five turnovers, the Texans forced another Sunday. While it was against a bad opponent, the Texans can be considered streamable in emergency situations moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Houton Texans' K Ka'imi Fairburn missed his only field goal attempt in Sunday's loss to the Jets, but did make both PAT attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Fairburn has not been reliable nor consistent this season. Fantasy managers should look elsewhere for a kicker.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' TE Brevin Jordan caught all three targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: By no means should he be started in Week 13, but the rookie should be stashed in deeper dynasty leagues, especially those with TE premium.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' WR Danny Amendola caught 3-of-5 targets for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Amendola has been in-and-out of the Texans starting lineup this season. If he can stay healthy, now that Tyrod Taylor is back he could see an uptick in fantasy relevance. For now, though, Amendola is off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' WR Nico Collins caught just 2-of-5 targets for 28 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Collins was a late add to injury report Friday, but was active Sunday. The rookie has just 16 catches for 189 yards over the course of his last six games, which makes him very hard to trust from a fantasy standpoint.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' WR Brandin Cooks caught 3-of-5 targets for 45 yards and touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Following his worst fantasy outing of the season in Week 11, fantasy managers can now breathe easy following his score Sunday. While Cooks' volume has faded throughout the season, he remains a WR3 with upside for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' RB Rex Burkhead rushed 12 times for 27 yards and caught all three targets for 27 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: Burkhead averaged just 2.7 yards per carry Sunday. While his volume is appealing, it doesn't seem like his efficiency will fill the void left by the Mark Ingram trade. Whether or not Burkhead will remain the lead-back remains unknown, but he could be a dart-throw-add in deeper leagues due to projected weekly volume.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' RB David Johnson rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 16 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Fantasy Impact: The days of David Johnson being a fantasy starter are fading further and further into the distance. However, he did manage to receive 12 touches. He just unfortunately doesn't do with the touches, which makes it near impossible to trust him for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


The Texans released RB Phillip Lindsay. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lindsay ran for just 2.6 yards per carry on 50 attempts this season. Houston's running game isn't anything to write home about, but Lindsay was particularly ineffective with his opportunities. The 27-year-old could now latch on elsewhere as a depth piece for a contending squad.

Category: Transactions


Houston Texans' TE Pharaoh Brown caught 2-of-4 targets for 10 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: The positive news is he had more yards and targets than any other tight end on the team. The negative is he remains un-rosterable for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' WR Chris Moore caught his lone target for 10 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Since his Week 5 blow-up game, Chris Moore has struggled to duplicate that performance. He is un-rosterable with the exception of deeper dynasty leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' WR Chris Conley caught 4-of-5 targets for 37 yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: While Conley led all receivers, Sunday, there is no clear No. 2 WR opposite of Brandin Cooks. Conley can be stashed in deeper leagues, but he shouldn't be started at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


The Houston Texans have claimed running back Royce Freeman off waivers from the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. (Source: Kyle Yates via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Freeman finds himself on his third team of the season already. After being cut by Denver and signing with the Panthers ahead of Week 1, he now winds up on the Houston Texans roster. Freeman is currently listed as fourth on the running back depth chart but may have an easier path to push for more playing time with the lack of production Houston has been able to get out of their current running back room this season. Still, for now Freeman's fantasy value is slim to none and the Houston backfield as a whole can be avoided.

Category: Transactions


ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Dolphins won't trade for Texans QB Deshaun Watson on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schefter notes that Miami did their due diligence on Watson and had conversations with Houston, but eventually decided not to make a deal. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross reportedly had contingencies that needed to be met for a deal to come together. Tua Tagovailoa will remain Miami's starter for the rest of 2021. Watson rumors will likely resurface over the offseason.


Houston Texans' TE caught all five targets for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Just two receivers had more yards than Akins Sunday. However, he remains an extremely risky stream.

Category: Game Recaps


Houston Texans' QB Davis Mills completed 29-of-38 pass attempts for 310 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He was also sacked five times for a loss of 31 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) returned to practice last week, but Houston apparently wants to give him some time to ease back in. That means Mills will remain the guy, for now.

Category: Game Recaps


Per Ian Rapoport, The Texans are sending veteran RB Mark Ingram to the New Orleans Saints. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: A shocker in Houston as the Texans are sending Mark Ingram to where he started his career in New Orleans. With Alvin Kamara serving as lead dog and Tony Jones Jr likely back in two weeks, the move is likely just a depth add. Ingram offers no real fantasy value but this move does increase the fantasy value of David Johnson.

Category: Transactions


The Houston Texans placed Laremy Tunsil on injured reserve on Saturday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Tunsil suffered the thumb injury last week and will undergo surgery. He is expected to miss several weeks.

Category: Injury Updates


The Texans released WR Anthony Miller. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Houston acquired Miller over the summer but the former second-round pick just didn't work out. The 26-year-old will likely latch on with another team and serve as receiver depth at some point.

Category: Transactions