Bruce Ellington - WRPosted 11/16/17 1:56pm ET
Houston Texans WR Bruce Ellington (ribs) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: Ellington will take over for Will Fuller this week, and possibly beyond, as the Texans' No. 2 wide receiver. After seeing a season-high nine targets last week, he is a sleeper candidate in a quality matchup versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 11/16/17 2:01pm ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 16.
Huddle Up: Savage hasn't been eye-gougingly terrible since taking over for Deshaun Watson, but he's been close to that. He limits the ceiling of DeAndre Hopkins and the rest of the offense, but guys like Hopkins and Lamar Miller are still automatic starts. Savage, on the other hand, cannot be trusted as a starter no matter who he's playing.
Bruce Ellington - WRPosted 11/15/17 3:17pm ET
Houston Texans WR Bruce Ellington (ribs) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Huddle Up: Ellington is expected to receive a bigger role in the passing game with Will Fuller unlikely to play. He has been targeted 17 times over the last two weeks but has only seven catches and 63 yards during that span. Desperate owners in deeper leagues could consider Ellington, but owners in most leagues can find better options for their lineups.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 11/15/17 3:11pm ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Huddle Up: Savage has thrown for 440 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions the last two weeks and will continue to be the starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. He will be facing a solid Arizona Cardinals defense and should be avoided in all leagues.
Bruce Ellington - WRPosted 11/15/17 5:36pm ET
Houston Texans WR Bruce Ellington 'needs to get the ball more,' according to head coach Bill O'Brien, who added that 'he's doing some really good things out there.'
Huddle Up: Ellington has become more involved in the passing game since Deshaun Watson went down, as he's drawn eight targets in each of the last two games, turning that into seven catches for 63 yards and his second touchdown of the season. While those numbers don't exactly sound glamorous, it is encouraging that his head coach wants him more involved, which makes him a sleeper option to ponder in deeper formats.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 11/13/17 6:45am ET
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (ribs) is expected to miss at least one game with cracked ribs suffered in Week 10.
Huddle Up: Fuller has a 17-326-7 line - and that's not a typo. He has value because of his knack for finding the end zone as a WR5.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 11/13/17 9:42am ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage will start in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Savage has no business in your fantasy lineups outside of a fringe play in two-QB leagues.
Bruce Ellington - WRPosted 11/12/17 8:39pm ET
Houston Texans WR Bruce Ellington caught four passes on eight targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in a 33-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10.
Huddle Up: Ellington took advantage of an injury to Will Fuller to log some extra snaps, but even if Fuller misses more time, Ellington isn't likely to make a consistent impact.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 11/12/17 8:33pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught seven passes on 14 targets for 111 yards in a 33-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10.
Huddle Up: Tom Savage has targeted Hopkins a whopping 30 times in the last two games, and that type of volume should keep Hopkins in the WR2 range going forward.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 11/12/17 8:15pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller rushed 11 times for 60 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards in a 33-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10.
Huddle Up: Miller ran well, but Houston fell behind quickly in the second half and had to abandon the running game. Unfortunately for Miller owners, this could be a theme going forward now that Tom Savage is back under center.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 11/10/17 3:05pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 10, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Fuller got off to a disappointing start with his new quarterback in Week 9 when he finished with two catches and 32 yards. He has fantasy value because of his big-play ability but may only be a flex option in deeper leagues.
C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 11/10/17 4:49pm ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz will receive a lot of playing time against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Fiedorowicz has spent most of the season on the Reserve/Injured list but should have a role in the passing game this week. He could be a reliable target for Tom Savage during the game, which makes him a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end in deeper leagues.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 11/10/17 9:35pm ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage had a full week to practice with the first-team offense ahead of the Week 10 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams, and head coach Bill O'Brien said it is a 'big deal' for Savage to have that practice time under his belt.
Huddle Up: The extra practice time doesn't change the fact that Savage his zero fantasy appeal in Week 10.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 11/9/17 3:47pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Fuller has lost some fantasy value because of the injury to Deshaun Watson but was still targeted eight times in Week 9. Owners could consider him a flex option because of his big-play potential.
Ryan Griffin - TEPosted 11/9/17 3:37pm ET
Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.
Huddle Up: Griffin needs to be cleared before he is allowed to play, so owners will need to monitor the situation. His value has gone down because of the change at quarterback, and he could be kept on the bench this week.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 11/8/17 4:06pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Fuller posted two catches and 32 yards in his first game with Tom Savage last week, and his fantasy value will continue to take a hit with Deshaun Watson out. He will be facing a solid Los Angeles Rams defense but could be a flex option in some leagues.
Ryan Griffin - TEPosted 11/8/17 3:52pm ET
Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Huddle Up: Griffin will have to pass all of his concussion tests before he is cleared to play, so owners should check on his status later in the week. He has not been much of a factor this season, and owners should be able to find better options in all leagues.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 11/7/17 10:32am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) underwent surgery Tuesday, Nov. 7, to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in his right knee during practice last week.
Huddle Up: Watson is expected to need the customary eight to nine months to recover, but if there is any good news to come from this bit of news, it is the fact he was able to have the surgery less than a week after the injury, as sometimes swelling in the knee delays the procedure. Watson is a good bet to be a full-go by training camp next summer and will likely be considered a high-end QB1 when he is cleared.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 11/5/17 7:56am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is expected to need eight to nine months to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source. However, the last time he sustained the injury, he was able to return to action in five months.
Huddle Up: It appears as though Watson will miss organized team activities during the offseason but could be ready in time for training camp. He should be viewed as a No. 1 quarterback in all fantasy football leagues next year. Tom Savage is serving as the Texans' starter in Watson's absence but he possesses little value in any fantasy format.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 11/5/17 3:23pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller was limited to just two catches for 32 yards on eight targets in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: DeShaun Foster made Fuller a scoring star, but Tom Savage was unable to keep up the touchdown streak. Savage looked Fuller's way plenty, but the two were often not on the same page. Fuller's fantasy owners can expect a big drop off in production, but Fuller is still a decent WR3 or flex play in most formats.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 11/5/17 3:22pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins managed six receptions for a team-high 86 yards and a touchdown on 16 targets in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: New quarterback Tom Savage looked Nuke's way early and often, which is a good sign for his fantasy owners. The stat line wasn't bad, so fantasy owners expecting a big drop off with DeShaun Watson out for the year, it appears things aren't as bad as it seems.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 11/5/17 3:21pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman rushed 11 times for 37 yards in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Foreman was the No. 3 tailback in Week 8 in Seattle and didn't sniff the field, as Alfred Blue was used ahead of him. The rookie was back and actually had more rushes than Miller, who was limited in practice earlier in the week due to a knee.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 11/5/17 3:20pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller rushed 10 times for 57 yards in Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts while adding three grabs for 34 yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: Miller totaled just 13 touches, perhaps limited due to the knee injury which kept him on the sidelines at times during practice this week. He remains a decent RB2 heading into Week 10 against the Rams.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 11/5/17 3:20pm ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage completed just 19 of his 44 pass attempts for 219 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Savage struggled mightily and he also lost a fumble on the final play of regulation when the team still had a chance to win the game. He is only worth consideration as a QB2 in deeper fantasy leagues, as he still has dynamic playmakers in Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 11/4/17 6:50pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman received zero carries against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8, but he said he is hoping to have a bigger role in the offense against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9.
Huddle Up: With Tom Savage back under center, Foreman could go back to the 8-10 touches he was receiving early in the year. That being said, he remains a handcuff for Lamar Miller rather than a potential fantasy starter.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 11/3/17 1:35pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) practiced in full on Friday, Nov. 3, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Miller is coming off a two-touchdown performance in Seattle last week on a season-high 24 total touches. He remains a tremendous RB2 in all fantasy formats. The Colts rank 19th in the NFL in rushing defense, allowing 116.4 yards per game with 10 touchdowns.
C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 11/2/17 12:28pm ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) has a good chance to play against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 10, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Fiedorowicz has been practicing since last week and is one of the players designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: Fiedorowicz will be joining one of the better passing games in the NFL and should receive some targets when he returns. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in most leagues.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 11/2/17 12:58pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: Owners will know more about Watson's status after practice Friday, Nov. 3, so they should monitor the situation. He has been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks in the NFL this season and would be a No. 1 quarterback this week if he is active.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 11/2/17 1:27pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 2.
Huddle Up: Miller probably has a solid chance to play this week, but owners will have a better idea of his status later in the week. He has received at least 15 carries in six of his last seven games and has also been involved in the passing game. He can be a No. 2 fantasy back this week against the Indianapolis Colts.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 11/2/17 2:02pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is believed to have suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on a non-contact play in practice Thursday, Nov. 2, according to sources. He could miss the remainder of the season, but will have an MRI to confirm the injury.
Huddle Up: Watson was headed for Rookie of the Year honors and was even in the MVP conversation. This is a huge blow to what has been a prolific offense. Tom Savage figures to take Watson's place, but he is several rungs down from Watson on the quarterback ladder. Everyone on Houston's offense takes a hit in fantasy value, namely DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Lamar Miller.
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