Player News - Texans

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Will Fuller (hip) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

The Texans have been managing Fuller's practice reps all season. He's been quiet since the arrival of rookie Keke Coutee and could be in for another slow week against Jacksonville's elite secondary.
Oct 18 - 4:32 PM

Keke Coutee (hamstring) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

Coutee was out with a hamstring issue early in the year but he's over it now. The rookie slot receiver should be a go for Sunday's game in Jacksonville.
Oct 18 - 4:29 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (foot) was downgraded to "DNP" in Thursday's practice.

It's likely just a form of rep management, though DNPs always need to be taken seriously. Hopkins also had by far his quietest game of the season in Week 7. His Friday status will be key. Provided Hopkins does play, he will be hobbled and squaring off with Jalen Ramsey. He's shaping up as a back-end WR1 for Week 7.
Oct 18 - 4:19 PM

Keke Coutee (hamstring) was limited at Wedneday's practice.

The Texans also limited DeAndre Hopkins (foot) and Will Fuller (hip). Coutee was a game-time decision last week but played his normal snaps. He's on track for Sunday's Jacksonville matchup.
Oct 17 - 4:31 PM

Will Fuller (hip) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Fuller was listed with a hip injury after dealing with hamstring issues the last few weeks. This doesn't look like a concern for his Week 7 status.
Oct 17 - 4:29 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (foot) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Hopkins hasn't practiced fully in weeks. He's in no danger of sitting out Sunday's game.
Oct 17 - 4:26 PM

Deshaun Watson (chest) is practicing in full for Week 7.

Watson played at less than 100 percent last week, but it was never more than a pain-tolerance issue. He has another tough matchup with Jacksonville after Buffalo held him to one touchdown. We like Watson as a back-end QB1 for Week 7.
Oct 17 - 4:23 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien does not expect D'Onta Foreman (Achilles', PUP) to be activated this week.

"I don't think he's quite ready," O'Brien added. Houston originally expected Foreman to be ready Week 1, and now he is not even healthy enough to play six weeks into the season. Coming back from a tough injury for running backs, Foreman is just a weak bench stash in deeper leagues.
Oct 15 - 12:55 PM

Alfred Blue rushed seven times for 26 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 17 yards in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Bills.

With Lamar Miller back, Blue went right back into a secondary role against the Bills. He did flash with a 17-yard run early, but he was mostly held in check the rest of the way. D'Onta Foreman's potential return is a concern for Blue's handcuff value moving forward.
Oct 14 - 4:45 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 46 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 25 yards in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Bills.

Alfred Blue got his share of carries in this game, but Miller still operated as the clear lead back. That usage did not lead to a big fantasy day, but Miller played better than his numbers suggest. He also could have had a touchdown on a trick play, but DeAndre Hopkins just missed him. All of that said, a possible D'Onta Foreman return and a tough matchup with Jacksonville will make Miller more of a low-end FLEX option next week.
Oct 14 - 4:44 PM

Ryan Griffin did not catch any of his five targets Week 6 against the Bills.

Griffin "exploded" for six catches and 65 yards against Dallas last week, but he could not build on the breakout here. It is unlikely he fares much better next week in Jacksonville.
Oct 14 - 4:43 PM

Will Fuller hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 33 yards in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Bills.

It is the second down game in a row for Fuller, who did not have his first catch until the fourth quarter and whose biggest contribution was drawing a DPI deep down the field to set up a game-tying field goal. He should have had a long touchdown before those plays, but Deshaun Watson just missed him. The duo will hit on those plays eventually, but it might not happen next week in Jacksonville. Fuller will be more of a WR3 in that spot.
Oct 14 - 4:42 PM

Keke Coutee hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 33 yards in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Bills.

Coutee came out of the gates quickly, catching two passes in the first quarter. He had another target in that quarter which should have been a long catch-and-run touchdown, but it was thrown behind him and broken up. Unfortunately, he only caught one more pass the rest of the game as Deshaun Watson struggled. That could happen a lot next week against the Jaguars, making Coutee a risky FLEX option.
Oct 14 - 4:42 PM

DeAndre Hopkins hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Bills.

Hopkins was the only reliable part of the Texans' attack on Sunday. Even with Deshaun Watson struggling behind an overmatched offensive line, he comfortably won his battle with Tre'Davious White. He drew two holding penalties on the young corner in the first half, and he out-muscled him for his touchdown in the first quarter. He slowed down with the rest of the offense in the second half, but he did chip in a 24-yard catch after the break. Hopkins faces a tough matchup with the Jaguars next week, but he is a must-start option no matter the matchup.
Oct 14 - 4:41 PM

Deshaun Watson completed 15-of-25 passes for 177 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Texans' Week 6 win over the Bills.

Watson also fumbled three times, losing one, and was sacked seven times in a game he almost certainly wants to forget. Things started out perfectly for the quarterback, who was five-for-five with 62 yards and a touchdown to start the game, but it all went downhill from there. Houston's only meaningful offense in the second half came when Will Fuller drew a defensive pass interference play in the end zone. Houston could not get convert that into a touchdown, but the defense bailed them out with a pick-six to close out the game. Watson can point to a tough matchup, but the road will not get any easier next week in Jacksonville. He will be just a borderline QB1 in that matchup.
Oct 14 - 4:01 PM


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