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The Texans D/ST gave up seven touchdowns on Sunday as the team lost to the Chiefs by a 51-31 score in their Divisional Round matchup.

Fantasy Impact: The Texans D/ST scored a special teams touchdown in the first quarter on a blocked punt to help give the team a good lead. But the defense could not stop the Chiefs offense giving up five touchdown passes to Patrick Mahomes along with two rushing TDs by Damien Williams.

Category: Game Recaps

Ka'imi Fairbairn was 1-for-2 in field goal attempts and made all four of his extra-point tries on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Chiefs by a 51-31 score in the Divisional Round matchup.

Fantasy Impact: Fairbairn had a solid game on Sunday making all his kicks except for a field goal try from beyond 50 yards. After a rough start to the season, the 25-year-old placekicker finished strong and should be back with the Texans next season.

Category: Game Recaps

DeAndre Carter caught his only target for 17 yards on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Chiefs by a 51-31 score in Divisional Round action.

Fantasy Impact: With Will Fuller back in the lineup, Carter struggled to see any passes on Sunday. The veteran receiver finished the regular season with just 11 catches and made two more in the playoffs. Carter will have to fight in the preseason to keep on the roster in 2020.

Category: Game Recaps

Darren Fells caught three of seven targets for 22 yards and a touchdown on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Chiefs in a Divisional Round matchup by a 51-31 score.

Fantasy Impact: Fells tied a season in targets on Sunday as the veteran tight end has worked his way to the top of the depth chart for the Texans. Fells will battle Jordan Akins and Jordan Thomas in 2020 to see who can get top billing in the offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Kenny Stills made three catches for 80 yards and a touchdown on six targets Sunday in the Texans’ Divisional Round loss to the Chiefs by a 51-31 score.

Fantasy Impact: Stills was questionable going into the game on Sunday with a knee injury but was able to play. The veteran receiver caught 40 passes in his first season with the Texans and should be third on the depth chart with the team going into 2020 if he remains with the team.

Category: Game Recaps

Will Fuller secured five catches for 89 yards on eight targets Sunday in the Texans’ Divisional Round loss to Kansas City by a 51-31 score.

Fantasy Impact: Fuller was a game-time decision as he is dealing with a groin injury but was able to play and was productive. The fourth-year receiver continues to be plagued with injuries and has never been able to play a full season which hurts his fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps

Duke Johnson gained 11 yards on his lone rushing attempt while making five catches for 23 yards on eight targets as a receiver Sunday in Houston’s Divisional Round loss to Kansas City by a 51-31 score.

Fantasy Impact: Johnson was needed in the second half as the Texans turned to a pass-heavy offense as they fell behind the Chiefs in the second quarter. The veteran running back seems to have found a role on passing downs but may see more action in 2020 if Carlos Hyde does not return.

Category: Game Recaps

Carlos Hyde rushed for 44 yards on 13 carries while securing three catches for an additional 18 yards on four targets Sunday in the Texans’ Divisional Round loss to the Chiefs by a 51-31 score.

Fantasy Impact: Hyde had a strong first half on Sunday but the Texans had to abandon the run game in the second half after the Chiefs built a big lead. The veteran running back will be a free agent in the offseason and there's a good chance he will be back with the Texans.

Category: Game Recaps

DeAndre Hopkins caught nine passes for 118 yards on 14 targets Sunday in the Texans’ Divisional Round loss to Kansas City by a 51-31 score.

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins could not get into the end zone on Sunday but had a good day regardless. The veteran receiver had another strong season with 104 catches, 1,165 receiving yards and 7 touchdown catches. Hopkins is a top-five receiver in fantasy going into 2020.

Category: Game Recaps

Deshaun Watson completed 31 of 52 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns while running for 37 yards and an additional TD on six carries during Sunday's 51-31 Divisional Round loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Watson had a strong postseason for the Texans throwing for 635 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for two scores as well. Unfortunately, it was not enough as the Texans were knocked out by the Chiefs on Sunday. Look for Watson to be a top-five QB going into 2020 fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps

Jordan Akins enters the weekend questionable to play against the Chiefs due to a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: The injury sidelined Akins last weekend against the Bills. With Akins out, fellow tight end Darren Fells caught four of five targets for 37 yards. Now, Fells is also dealing with an ailment, as he was added late in the week to the team's injury report. If either is forced to miss the game, it would make the team's active tight end an interesting value play this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates

Taiwan Jones caught his only target for 34 yards on Saturday as the Texans beat the Bills by a 22-19 score in the Wild Card round.

Fantasy Impact: Jones was hardly used all this year with just one catch and nine rushes on the season. But he made a big play in the Wild Card win with his catch. The Texans will face either the Chiefs or the Ravens in the Divisional round and it will be highly unlikely that Jones gets utilized.

Category: Game Recaps

Keke Coutee caught one pass on three targets for seven yards on Sunday as the Texans lost to the Titans by a 35-14 score in Week 17 action.

Fantasy Impact: Coutee had a disappointing season in 2019 catching just 22 passes over nine games for the Texans. Coutee will have be too far down the depth chart to be fantasy relevant in the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps

AJ McCarron completed 21 of 36 passes for 225 yards and an interception in the team's Week 17 loss to the Titans. He added five rushes for 39 yards and a score.

Fantasy Impact: McCarron received his first start since 2015 with Deshaun Watson getting the day off. The Texans decided to rest some starters with their playoff matchup having already decided. McCarron will back into a backup role once the playoffs start.

Category: Game Recaps

The Texans have designated J.J. Watt (pectoral) to return from injured reserve. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Houston now has three weeks to activate Watt off IR or he'll be out for the year. He'll practice this week in hopes of returning for Wild Card Weekend. The Texans' defense hasn't been the same since losing their star defensive lineman.

Category: Injury Updates

Zach Cunningham recorded six solo tackles and one pass defended on Saturday in a 23-20 win over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Though Cunningham didn't have a poor game by any means, he did fail to match his outstanding production from the previous four weeks. Make sure to check in on him if you have a championship round in Week 17; the Texans can still move up in the standings if they beat the Titans and the Chiefs lose.

Category: Game Recaps

Bradley Roby recorded 4 solo tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception returned for a TD in a 23-20 win over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Roby's pick-six came on Jameis Winston's first throw of the game and turned out to be a crucial play for a Houston offense that couldn't find its footing. Roby and the Texans have a rematch against the Titans for their season finale.

Category: Game Recaps

Benardrick McKinney (concussion) is ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Buccaneers. (Source: Houston Texans on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: McKinney missed practice all week and remains in concussion protocol, he will miss Week 16. Brennan Scarlett, who was recently activated, should see an increased role.

Category: Injury Updates

Whitney Mercilus posted three solo tackles, one assisted tackle, one QB hit, and one TFL, as Houston beat Indianapolis, 20-17.

Fantasy Impact: While the loss of JJ Watt was bound to hurt the Texans, the most apparent effect has been on Mercilus, who has been unable to get to the quarterback without his teammate. Since Watt's Week 8 injury, Mercilus has not recorded a sack and just got his first TFL tonight. He'll have to find a way to apply pressure when the Texans take on Tom Brady and the Patriots next weekend.

Category: Game Recaps

Recently-acquired cornerback Vernon Hargreaves is inactive for Houston's Week 11 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: With Hargreaves only being claimed off waivers this week, he likely needs a little more time to get acclimated with the team's defensive systems.

Category: Transactions

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