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DeAndre Hopkins Should Still Catch Passes

There's a lot of uncertainty around the Texans offense right now, but one player who should maintain a solid fantasy floor is wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who has the physical skill to stay involved even without a quarterback like Deshaun Watson. Hopkins yardage numbers and scoring potential will go down, but he's still a good... Read More

3 years ago

Lamar Miller Should See Increased Usage Against Colts

Without their starting quarterback, the Texans will need to rely more on their running game. With the Colts allowing the third-most points to opposing backs this season, Lamar Miller could be in line for one of his best games of the season. Miller has a lot of upside and should be considered a solid RB2... Read More

3 years ago

Despite Good Matchup, Tom Savage Likely Not A Strong Start

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (knee) was a must-start against the Indianapolis Colts, but his season is now over after an ACL tear, which leaves Tom Savage as the team's starter. Savage, who started the team's Week 1 game but was replaced at halftime due to his ineffectiveness, doesn't have the legs to avoid trouble behind... Read More

3 years ago

Texans Sign Matt McGloin and T.J. Yates To Back Up Tom Savage

With Deshaun Watson out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, the Texans have signed a pair of quarterbacks to play behind starter Tom Savage. The team has added former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin and on-again, off-again Houston Texan T.J. Yates. It remains to be seen which player will be the... Read More

3 years ago

C.J. Fiedorowicz Could Return Week 10

After a pair of concussions sent him to Injured Reserve, Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz's 2017 season was in jeopardy. But the former Iowa player is expected to return against the Rams in Week 10. Fantasy players shouldn't get too excited, though, because Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson has been looking down the field over... Read More

3 years ago

Chris Clark Returns To Practice For Texans

The Houston Texans have struggled with their offensive line in 2017. They finally got Duane Brown back for their Week 8 game against Seattle, but Brown's return didn't last long -- he was quickly traded to the Seahawks for a pair of draft picks. The good news for Houston is that Chris Clark, who has... Read More

3 years ago

Deeper Sleepers for Standard Leagues (Week 9)

As I write this, it is Monday evening and I am trying not to fall asleep after only getting about five hours of sleep last night--and after being awake all of yesterday. I don't miss NFL football unless I have to, so I woke up for the Browns/Vikings London game and watched the first half... Read More

3 years ago

Lamar Miller Rushes For And Catches Touchdown In Week 8

Texans running back Lamar Miller rushed 21 times for 54 yards and a touchdown while adding another 19 yards and a score in the receiving game in Houston's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Miller wasn't very efficient in the run game, but his complete dominance of the run game--backup Alfred Blue had just five carries--is... Read More

3 years ago

DeAndre Hopkins Continues Hot Streak

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught eight passes for 224 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks, continuing the strong play he's shown all season. Hopkins has excelled with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson in 2017 as the Texans have become a pass first team. Look for Watson--who once again saw double digit targets--to continue being... Read More

3 years ago

Will Fuller Catches Pair Of Touchdowns...Again

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller caught a pair of touchdown passes against Seattle, bringing him to seven total touchdowns this season on only thirteen catches. It bears repeating that Fuller shouldn't keep scoring at this rate, but he should be in most fantasy lineups until he proves otherwise. Fuller is Deshaun Watson's go to option... Read More

3 years ago

Deshaun Watson Throws For Over 400 Yards Against Seahawks

Coming into Sunday, there were questions about how Deshaun Watson would play against a top defense. He threw three interceptions against Seattle, but the rest of his numbers--402 yards and four touchdowns plus 67 rushing yards--were strong, QB1 numbers. Watson proved that he should be an every week fantasy starter for the foreseeable future.

3 years ago

10 Lineup Busts and Avoids for Week 8

There a lot of bye weeks (six!) this week, which means you have a lot more restrictions when building a lineup. I'll try to reflect that in this week's column by digging a little dip deeper on some of the bust picks, looking at some under-the-radar players who should stay under that radar. It's hard... Read More

3 years ago

Despite Tough Matchup, Trust DeAndre Hopkins As A WR2

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins faces a tough test against the Seahawks, but his high volume of targets should still make him a solid WR2 this week, though his upside is capped lower than usual. Hopkins has become the favorite target of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, which should allow him to be a bright spot... Read More

3 years ago

Lamar Miller Could Struggle Against Seahawks

Texans running back Lamar Miller has had an up and down 2017 season, but he could be heading for a down week against the Seahawks. Miller's involvement in the passing game helps his floor, but his 2.7 yards-per-carry against the Browns before the bye week is a bad sign for fantasy owners as he takes... Read More

3 years ago

Will Fuller Is Risky Start In Week 8

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller has five touchdown catches in the three games he's played this season, but those touchdowns have come on only eight catches. That level of production should be unsustainable, and a tough matchup with the Seahawks is likely the place where fantasy owners will see that production end. Fuller is... Read More

3 years ago

Deshaun Watson Has Tough Matchup Against Seahawks

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has been impressive thus far in his career, but he faces a tough matchup this week against the Seattle Seahawks, making Watson more of a QB2 than a QB1. Watson's ability to run the ball always gives him upside, but this could be the week that Watson doesn't put... Read More

3 years ago

C.J. Fiedorowicz Designated For Return From IR, Returns To Practice

The Houston Texans have designated tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz for a return from the Injured Reserve. He returned to practice today. Fiedorowicz, who was placed on the IR after suffering his second concussion, will be eligible to return in two weeks. He should provide a stable target for rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has been... Read More

3 years ago

Deeper Sleepers for Standard Leagues (Week 8)

If you read this list last week and thought Justin, how dare you suggest I pick Josh McCown up. I will never read you again, then...well, in that scenario you likely aren't actually reading this. But McCown was fifth among QBs in scoring for the week going into Monday night and he gets Atlanta in Week... Read More

3 years ago

Houston's Kevin Johnson Expected To Return In Week 8

Houston Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson (knee), who has missed four games after spraining his MCL, is back at practice and should play Sunday if he doesn't suffer any setbacks during the week. Johnson's addition would help the Texans defense, who have already lost two key starters for the rest of the season in J.J. Watt... Read More

3 years ago

Duane Brown Ends Holdout

Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown has ended his holdout and could be available to play as soon as Sunday's matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Brown, a former Pro Bowler, should provide a boost to Houston's offense as he solidifies the all-important left tackle position. Provided he's back for the team's Week 8 match-up, feel... Read More

3 years ago

10 Lineup Busts and Avoids for Week 7

I'm trying a new approach this week with this column, which is that the introductory paragraphs and the recap of last week's games are going to be combined. But don't worry! That just means I'll be writing more about how good/bad last week's bust picks were! It makes more sense to blabber on about that... Read More

3 years ago

Deeper Sleepers for Standard Leagues (Week 7)

Last week I mentioned Brian Hoyer as a good streaming option, which quickly looked like a bad call when Hoyer was benched for C.J. Beathard. But hey--the 49ers offense looks surprisingly not terrible, so maybe I just had the wrong quarterback penciled in! But seriously, I don't know what to think about San Francisco--every week... Read More

3 years ago

DeAndre Hopkins Sees Decrease In Targets, Scores Touchdown

If one of his two catches hadn't gone for a touchdown, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins would have disappointed the fantasy owners who had viewed him as a safe option against a weak Browns secondary. Hopkins, who has dominated the usage among Texans receiving options, saw his target share drop to four--tied for only third on... Read More

3 years ago

Will Fuller Scores In Third Consecutive Game

Texans wide receiver Will Fuller scored his fifth touchdown of 2017 against the Browns. He did it on just two catches, continuing a scoring rate that seems unsustainable. With a week off coming up, though, expect the team to figure out more ways to get the speedy wideout involved in the passing game, though it... Read More

3 years ago

Lamar Miller And D'Onta Foreman Split Carries In Week 6

The Texans running back situation seemed to be settling in after Lamar Miller had posted back-to-back strong performances, but that changed on Sunday, with Miller and backup D'Onta Foreman both seeing 12 carries. Miller, who added three catches for 40 yards, rushed for 41 yards, while Foreman rushes for 59. With a bye week upcoming, owners... Read More

3 years ago

Deshaun Watson Posts Another Strong Performance

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns in the team's Week 6 win over the Cleveland Browns. It was another strong outing for the rookie, who added 23 yards on the ground. The Texans are on a bye next week, though, so owners will need to find another option.

3 years ago

Braxton Miller Active, Kevin Johnson Out For Texans

Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller is active this week after being a healthy scratch the past two weeks. Cornerback Kevin Johnson is among the team's inactives. While the Miller news shouldn't have fantasy relevance, Johnson's continued absence caps the upside of the Houston defense, though they are still a solid start against the Browns.

3 years ago

Braxton Miller Likely Inactive Week 6

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says that wide receiver Braxton Miller --a healthy scratch the past two weeks -- will likely see the field at some point during the season. His comments seem to imply Miller will be inactive again in Week 6, though, and doesn't do much to change his current fantasy stock: he is... Read More

3 years ago

D'Onta Foreman Off Injury Report

Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman, who was limited in practice this week with a hip injury, has been removed from the team's injury report and will play in Week 6 against the Browns. Foreman might not have many chances to make plays, though, against a solid Cleveland run defense and with Lamar Miller continuing... Read More

3 years ago

10 Lineup Busts and Avoids for Week 6

It's Week 6. The Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated, the Patriots have looked average at many points, and the Houston Texans are suddenly an offensive oriented team. The NFL, y'all, where things change so fast. Case in point: Amari Cooper would have been cut already if his name wasn't Amari Cooper in all your fantasy... Read More

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