Player News - Texans

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Texans CB Johnathan Joseph was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6.

It was easily the 33-year-old's best game of the season against Browns QB Kevin Hogan making his first start. According to Pro Football Focus, Joseph was thrown at six times, allowing two catches for three yards and picking off two passes, returning one for a touchdown. Joseph is in the final year of his deal.
Oct 18 - 9:47 AM

D'Onta Foreman carried 12 times for 59 yards in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Browns.

Foreman ripped off a long 39-yard jaunt late in the second quarter that set up the Texans' third touchdown of the game before the half. The rookie has now carried 50 times for 207 yards on the campaign. He remains nothing more than a handcuff and/or bench stash in fantasy.
Oct 15 - 5:38 PM

Ryan Griffin caught 3-of-8 targets for 52 yards with a two-point conversion in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Browns.

The eight targets were a season-high and the yards were the most Griffin has posted since Week 3. Griffin added to his totals by catching a two-point conversion to put Houston up 24-3 right before halftime. This was as good of a matchup Griffin was going to have as he remains nothing more than a streaming option for the remainder of the season. Houston is on bye this upcoming week.
Oct 15 - 5:29 PM

Will Fuller caught 2-of-5 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Browns.

Fuller reeled in a 39-yard touchdown to put the Texans up 10-3 in the 1st quarter. He added a 25-yard run after the catch on a screen pass later in the game before dropping what would've been a 74-yard touchdown in the 4th Quarter in which he got behind the defense. Fuller has now scored in every game since returning and has five touchdowns on just eight receptions. While his scoring prowess on limited opportunity surely won't continue, Fuller is still a weekly option in lineups for upside as long as Deshaun Watson is continuing to play so well. Houston will head to Seattle Week 8 after a bye this coming week.
Oct 15 - 5:17 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 41 yards with three receptions for 40 yards in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Browns.

Despite playing with a huge lead for nearly the entire game, Miller found little room to run against a Browns' defense that has been surprisingly strong all season to start the year. Miller has yet to rush for more than 75 yards in a game this season but was able to turn in a usable performance due to tacking on the receiving yardage. Miller now has 175 receiving yards on the season on 15 catches after having just 188 receiving yards on 31 catches all of 2016. Miller will be a volume-based RB2 for fantasy when Houston plays in Seattle Week 8.
Oct 15 - 5:05 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught 2-of-4 targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 6 game versus the Browns.

After having eight or more targets in every game, Hopkins' four targets were by far a season-low. Houston was staked to a huge 24-3 lead and didn't have to force the football through the air, but Hopkins reeled in a 3-yard touchdown in the 3rd Quarter to completely ice the game. The touchdown catch was Hopkins' sixth of the season, matching the second-highest total of his career. Houston is on bye next week before going on the road to face Seattle in Week 8.
Oct 15 - 4:55 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 17-of-29 passes for 225 yards with touchdown passes and one interception in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Browns.

Watson added 24 rushing yards on six carries and a passing two-point conversion. He wasn't his most accurate, missing a few throws he should've hit and was his second consecutive game completing fewer than 60 percent of his throws, but Watson delivered another big fantasy line. He's now thrown 15 touchdown passes on the season, matching the total that Houston quarterbacks posted all of 2016. Houston has a bye week next week before going on the road to face Seattle in Week 8.
Oct 15 - 4:45 PM

Texans DE Kendall Langford is inactive Sunday versus the Browns. CB Kevin Johnson, S Corey Moore, C Kyle Fuller, RB Jordan Todman, ILB Ben Heeney and G Dorian Johnson are also inactive for the Texans' Week 6 game versus Cleveland.

Langford was just signed on Tuesday to aid Houston's defensive front after losing both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus for the season. While the skeleton crew Houston is putting on the field defensively this Sunday may not be an issue versus an struggling Browns' offense, it's something to monitor going forward.
Oct 15 - 11:43 AM

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney expects Deshaun Watson to be a "superstar."

"The great ones — they give everything every single opportunity to beat you. That’s how Deshaun is. You put work ethic and intel with talent, then you get a superstar. He’s got all those things." Watson has been the same quarterback he was at Clemson through four starts, leading the league in quarterback rushing and ranking behind only Aaron Rodgers in touchdown passes. There’s been some early accuracy issues, but no signs of Watson hitting a rookie wall. Coming off consecutive five TD games, Watson should stay hot in a matchup with Cleveland’s secondary.
Oct 14 - 5:30 PM

Lamar Miller says he's struggled to make big plays this season.

"I feel like I've got to break some more runs. I have room for improvement. Just got to keep getting better." Miller doesn't have a 20-plus yard run this season. He's Houston clear lead back, but his production is highly volume based. Miller is a low-end RB2 for Sunday's matchup with Cleveland's top-five run defense.
Oct 13 - 6:56 PM

D'Onta Foreman (hip) wasn't listed on the Texans' final injury report for Week 6 against the Browns.

Foreman was limited with a hip injury earlier this week but returned to full practice on Friday. He could see a decent workload this week if the Texans, who are huge favorites against the Browns, look to burn clock in the second half.
Oct 13 - 3:19 PM

D'Onta Foreman (hip) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Reverting to clear No. 2 status behind Lamar Miller, Foreman won't see enough work to be a viable RB4 this weekend.
Oct 12 - 7:32 PM

D’Onta Foreman (hip) was limited at Wedneday's practice.

This could explain why Foreman saw just four touches last week. The limited practice suggests he should play through his hip issue.
Oct 11 - 4:43 PM

Texans CB Kevin Johnson could return in Week 8.

Johnson has already been ruled out for Sunday, but is making progress from his MCL sprain. He's on track to return following the Texans' Week 7 bye. Marcus Burley and Marcus Williams will play in nickel packages with Johnson sidelined.
Oct 11 - 4:10 PM

Texans signed DE/OLB Lamarr Houston, formerly of the Bears.

Houston also signed 31-year-old DE Kendall Langford. Langford is more of a traditional 3-4 end or 4-3 tackle, while Houston is an edge rusher coming off an injury-ruined time in Chicago following some strong years in Oakland. Now 30, it's unclear what he has left in the tank. But the Texans need capable bodies after losing Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt for the season.
Oct 10 - 10:24 PM


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