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Jonathan Grimes | Running Back

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/21/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 209
College: William & Mary
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Jonathan Grimes rushed seven times for 25 yards in Houston's Week 12 win over the Saints, adding an eight-yard reception.
Grimes headed up a three-man committee behind Alfred Blue, and again saw some snaps out of the wildcat. Grimes has become a decent bet for 6-8 weekly touches, but it isn't translating to fantasy value in any format. Nov 29 - 5:34 PM

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Jonathan Grimes rushed six times for 37 yards and caught all three of his targets for 28 yards in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Jets.

Grimes took several snaps out of the wildcat and broke off a few big plays including a 19-yard catch-and-run that juked a host of defenders out of their shoes. Even when Chris Polk returns from a hamstring injury, Grimes should continue to see change-of-pace carries behind early-down thumper Alfred Blue.
Nov 22 - 5:51 PM

Jonathan Grimes rushed six times for 33 yards and caught his lone target for 12 yards in the Texans' Week 10 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

Grimes continues to play the pass-game role to Alfred Blue's early-down role in the Texans' backfield. But Blue isn't getting the job done, and Grimes had more success Monday as a runner and pass catcher. He had a nice 14-yard run up the middle early in the third quarter, while Blue managed 22 rushing yards total on 12 carries. Grimes should see more looks moving forward, but he hasn't reached the point where fantasy owners need to be rushing to the waiver wire.
Nov 17 - 12:13 AM

Jonathan Grimes caught 2-of-3 passes for 12 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans.

Grimes didn't get any carries behind Alfred Blue and Chris Polk. He saw time on third downs, but wasn't a factor in the pass game. Grimes can continue to be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Nov 1 - 5:19 PM

Jonathan Grimes (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

With Alfred Blue (toe) day to day, Grimes and Chris Polk could serve as Arian Foster's backup committee for Week 6.
Oct 15 - 6:14 PM

Jonathan Grimes (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Grimes is on track to return after missing the last two games. With Alfred Blue sidelined, Grimes could see backup work behind Arian Foster this week.
Oct 14 - 7:31 PM

Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (knee) has resumed practicing.

Grimes will likely return for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He'll slot in behind Arian Foster, Alfred Blue and Chris Polk. He could be a healthy scratch.
Oct 12 - 1:56 PM

Jonathan Grimes (knee) has been ruled out for Week 5.

The Texans will go with Alfred Blue and Chris Polk as Arian Foster's backups against the Colts. Grimes has now missed consecutive games.
Oct 7 - 8:52 PM

Jonathan Grimes (knee) is out for Week 4 against the Falcons.

Grimes played through a knee injury last week but couldn't get the green light for Week 4. His absence suggests Arian Foster (groin) might be available for Sunday's game. Foster will be an every-down back when he returns.
Oct 2 - 2:03 PM

Jonathan Grimes (knee) was held out of Texans practice Wednesday.

Grimes was also held out of last Wednesday and Thursday's practices with the same injury, but went on to play against the Bucs. The Texans' passing-down specialist went on to touch the ball 10 times, gaining 38 total yards.
Sep 30 - 8:12 PM

Jonathan Grimes (knee) is active for Week 3 against the Bucs.

Grimes missed practice Wednesday and Thursday before returning Friday and being listed as questionable. He'll handle most of the pass-game snaps at running back behind early-down thumpers Chris Polk and Alfred Blue.
Sep 27 - 12:27 PM

Jonathan Grimes (questionable, knee) returned to Texans practice Friday.

After missing Wednesday and Thursday's sessions, Grimes' Friday return puts him on track to play Sunday against the Buccaneers. Grimes has been the Texans' primary passing-game back in the absence of Arian Foster (groin).
Sep 25 - 1:57 PM

Jonathan Grimes (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Grimes' knee injury has been described as "minor," though it's kept him out of practice the last two days. Consider him questionable for Sunday's tilt with Tampa Bay. With Arian Foster (groin) still a week or two away, most of the work in that game will fall on Alfred Blue and Chris Polk.
Sep 24 - 1:45 PM

Jonathan Grimes (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Grimes has 35 yards rushing on eight carries through two games. He's not a major part of the offense, but sees work on passing downs. If he misses Week 3, Alfred Blue and Chris Polk will handle backfield duties against Tampa.
Sep 23 - 3:50 PM

Jonathan Grimes rushed two times for seven yards in the Texans' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

Grimes also caught 6-of-7 targets for 40 yards in the passing game. Ryan Mallett constantly checked down to his backs and receivers, and Grimes was one of his favorite options on a day when Mallett attempted 58 passes. The Texans will continue to use a three-man backfield for however long Arian Foster (groin) is out, leaving none of the three fantasy-relevant. Foster could be back at any time.
Sep 20 - 5:21 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Brian Hoyer
2T.J. Yates
3Brandon Weeden
RB1Alfred Blue
2Chris Polk
3Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Alfred Blue
2Chris Polk
3RB1Jonathan Grimes
2Alfred Blue
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Nate Washington
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Jaelen Strong
3Keith Mumphery
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
LT1Duane Brown
2Kendall Lamm
3Oday Aboushi
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Ben Jones
RG1Brandon Brooks
RT1Derek Newton
2Chris Clark
K1Nick Novak