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The Dallas Cowboys are in the process of trading for Houston WR Brandin Cooks. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter.)

Fantasy Impact: Cooks had previously stated that he hoped the Texans would trade him this offseason, and it appears he will get his wish. In his nine-year career, Cooks has tallied 630 receptions for 8,616 yards and 49 TD. Assuming the trade occurs, the 29-year-old's fantasy value will improve, moving from the QB carousel in Houston to Dak Prescott.

Category: Transactions


Ogbonnia Okoronkwo is signing a 3-year deal with the Browns worth $19 million with an additional $3 million worth of incentives. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okoronkwo played 17 games with Houston last season, collecting 32 tackles, five sacks, and two pass deflections. He averaged 5.93 IDP fantasy points last season.

Category: Transactions


Laremy Tunsil is the subject of trade talks between Houston and Kansas City. (Source: Dov Kleiman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs could be looking to secure another tackle via trade with Houston based on the troubles they have had with re-signing Orlando Brown. Tunsil is only signed through the 2023 season and has stated that he wants to reset the offensive tackle market with his next contract.

Category: Rumors


M.J. Stewart and the Texans have agreed to a two-year deal with a max value of $7.5 million. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Texans have locked up a defensive back as they continue to work on rebuilding their roster. Stewart appeared in all 17 games with Houston in 2022, registering one pass defensed, one forced fumble, and 41 tackles.

Category: Transactions


According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans have agreed to a six-year deal with San Francisco's defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans as their next head coach. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ryans signs a long-term deal to be a part of the Texans' rebuild as they currently sit with the No. 2 pick and the opportunity to draft a franchise cornerstone. Ryans coached successful defenses with the 49ers, and the Texans have a defense that has been proficient at creating turnovers over the last couple of seasons. Ryans was also previously a member of the Texans' organization as a player.

Category: Transactions


O.J. Howard is officially inactive for the Texans’ Week 18 matchup against the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Howard was listed as questionable for Sunday with a hip injury. The veteran tight end was able to practice in full Friday, but will sit out the Texans’ season finale. Fantasy managers should expect Brevin Jordan and Jordan Akins to see the bulk of the snaps at tight end.


Phillip Dorsett II is officially inactive for the Texans’ Week 18 matchup with the Colts.

Fantasy Impact: Dorsett was unable to practice Friday and is dealing with a hamstring injury. He will end the 2022 season with 20 receptions on 40 targets, 257 yards, and one touchdown.


Ka'imi Fairbairn converted on his lone field goal attempt of 56 yards in a 31-3 loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Fairbairn provided the Texans with their only points in a blowout loss Sunday. Fairbairn and the Texans will take on the struggling Colts in Week 18.

Category: Game Recaps


Amari Rodgers caught both of his targets for 12 yards and added four rushing yards on one attempt in a loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers appears to be carving out a role in the Texans’ offense since being acquired from Green Bay. Rodgers could factor into the offense in 2023, but fantasy managers can leave Rodgers on waivers ahead of Week 18.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeff Driskel completed three of his four passing attempts for nine yards and tallied seven rushing yards on two attempts in a loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Driskel continues to see limited work in packages specifically designed for him. With the final week of the regular season upcoming, Driskel can be left on the waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Rex Burkhead caught three of his five targets for 10 yards in a 31-3 loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Burkhead continues to be utilized exclusively in the passing game. With the limited opportunities, Burkhead can be left off rosters heading into Week 18.

Category: Game Recaps


Dare Ogunbowale tallied 21 rushing yards on seven attempts and caught two of his three targets for four yards in a loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Ogunbowale tied Royce Freeman for the team lead in rushing attempts Sunday. Fantasy managers that play in Week 18 should feel comfortable leaving Ogunbowale out of lineups against the Colts.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Akins caught two of his three targets for 38 yards in a loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Akins led the Texans’ tight end group in receptions and receiving yards Sunday. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable leaving Akins out of lineups in Week 18 when the Texans take on the Colts.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Moore caught three of his five targets for 21 yards in a loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Moore was one of 11 Texans’ players to register a reception in the loss to Jacksonville. Moore continues to see his target share diminish with the return of Brandin Cooks. Moore and the Texans take on the Colts in Week 18.

Category: Game Recaps


Royce Freeman tallied 19 rushing yards on seven attempts and caught three of his five targets for 20 yards in a loss to Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Freeman tied Dare Ogunbowale for the team lead in rushing attempts Sunday. Fantasy managers that play in Week 18 should feel comfortable leaving Freeman out of lineups. The Texans will take on the Colts in Week 18.

Category: Game Recaps


Davis Mills completed 22 of his 40 pass attempts for 202 yards in a 31-3 loss to Jacksonville. Mills added 33 rushing yards on four carries in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Mills was efficient in the passing game, but did not threaten the Jacksonville defense downfield. Mills’ fumble in the second quarter was also returned for a touchdown, putting the Texans down by three scores. The Texans will take on the Colts in Week 18.

Category: Game Recaps


Brevin Jordan caught both of his targets for 21 yards in a Week 16 win over the Titans.

Fantasy Impact: Jordan continues to see inconsistent targets as he splits snaps with Jordan Akins and Texan Quitoriano. Fantasy managers can leave Jordan off their rosters heading into Week 17.

Category: Game Recaps


Nico Collins (foot) will be placed on the team's injured reserve, ending his season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collins has been dealing with a lingering foot injury over the past couple of weeks, and the team is making the decision to shut him down. He's going on IR, and with Houston out of playoff contention, he won't have a chance to return this season. Chris Moore will have an opportunity to step up as the WR2 on this team for the rest of the regular season.

Category: Injury Updates


Teagan Quitoriano caught one of his two targets for eight yards and a touchdown in a loss to Kansas City Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Quitoriano logged his fourth reception of the season and tallied his second touchdown of the season. Fantasy managers can confidently leave the 22-year-old on the waiver wire for now.

Category: Game Recaps


The Texans have ruled out Derek Stingley Jr. for their Week 15 matchup against the chiefs due to a hamstring injury. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This will be the fifth consecutive game the rookie CB will miss with the hamstring issue. Desmond King will continue filling his spot in the secondary, who will undoubtedly have their hands full with the No. 1 offense (by DVOA) in the NFL.

Category: Injury Updates