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Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness) returned to practice on Friday.

Hopkins missed Thursday's practice with the illness, but was never expected to miss the Texans' matchup with the Giants. He is a high-upside WR4 this week.
Sep 20 - 9:47 AM

Andre Johnson (ankle) is probable for Week 3.

Johnson's ankle injury is a non-issue after practicing in full this week. He's Rotoworld's No. 8 overall receiver.
Sep 19 - 8:25 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Giants.

Foster was limited in practice all week. Although Foster's availability is not known to be in danger against the G-Men, this is a reminder of his durability woes. He leads the NFL in carries through two games. Foster also has a scary injury history when it comes to hamstrings. It's worth noting Alfred Blue ran ahead of Jonathan Grimes in Week 2, and saw 11 carries to Grimes' three.
Sep 19 - 3:03 PM

Garrett Graham (back) is on the Week 3 injury report, but practicing in full.

Inactive for Week 1, Graham drew only one target in his Week 2 return. He's not a viable TE2.
Sep 18 - 6:27 PM

DeAndre Hopkins missed Thursday's practice with illness, but is in no danger of missing Week 3.

Hopkins will be a high-upside WR4 against the Giants.
Sep 18 - 5:07 PM

Arian Foster (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

It's always notable when someone with Foster's injury history misses practice time, but we've yet to see anything to suggest his Week 3 status is in doubt. The Texans are almost certainly just limiting their workhorse's reps after he carried the ball a combined 55 times in Weeks 1-2. Foster's status will be updated on Friday.
Sep 18 - 5:04 PM

Andre Johnson (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 3.

Johnson is fully healthy going into Week 3. He had 74 yards on seven targets in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Sep 17 - 6:22 PM

Texans rookie TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Fiedorowicz is on track to return after missing last week. The Texans should have all three of their tight ends healthy against the Giants.
Sep 17 - 5:35 PM

Arian Foster was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury.

Foster has been dealing with a rib issue the last two weeks, but this is a new injury. The fact he was limited Wednesday indicates that he'll play through it. Foster remains on track for Week 3 against the Giants.
Sep 17 - 5:27 PM

Texans signed OLB Ricky Sapp.

LB Jason Ankrah was waived in a corresponding roster move. Sapp will contribute on special teams if he's active on game days.
Sep 16 - 4:39 PM

Speaking Monday, coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans will try to do a better job of "(spreading) out" carries going forward.

Arian Foster has taken the rock an absurd 55 times through the Texans' first two games, putting him on pace for 440 carries. That would break Larry Johnson's single-season record by 24. Owners may cringe at the idea of a reduced workload, but it's not like Foster would suddenly be a part of a committee. The Texans have to scale back his work to keep him healthy. Even a scaled-back Foster would be a locked-in RB1, and among the league leaders in totes.
Sep 15 - 3:37 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 14-of-19 throws for 139 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders.

The Texans have Fitzpatrick right where they want him, as he's yet to exceed 22 pass attempts in either of the first two games. Arian Foster has a whopping 55 rushing attempts. It will become more and more difficult to keep Fitzpatrick in that low-volume range as opponents get better, but for now the formula is working. Fitzpatrick will continue to be a low-upside two-quarterback-league option against the Giants in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 7:49 PM

DeAndre Hopkins secured 3-of-5 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders.

Hopkins' TD came on a back-shoulder throw by Ryan Fitzpatrick on the right side of the end zone. The sophomore wideout has two touchdowns through two games, but that's an unsustainable pace, and Hopkins' usage has been that of no more than a lower-end WR3. He'll be a dicey fantasy play against the Giants next week.
Sep 14 - 7:46 PM

Garrett Graham secured his lone target for 26 yards in the Texans' Week 2 win over the Raiders.

He was targeted just once. Ryan Fitzpatrick only needed 19 pass attempts as the Texans ripped open the Raiders' defense with their running game, so this may not have provided an accurate read on Graham's role. Graham does appear to be "competing" for targets with DeAndre Hopkins behind Andre Johnson. Johnson was thrown to on seven occasions Sunday, while Hopkins saw five targets.
Sep 14 - 7:41 PM

Texans RB Jonathan Grimes rushed three times for nine yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Raiders.

Rookie Alfred Blue had 11 carries, which suggests Grimes may have fallen behind the sixth-rounder on Houston's depth chart. No longer a clear handcuff for Arian Foster, Grimes' fantasy value is now in serious question.
Sep 14 - 7:38 PM

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