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DeAndre Hopkins (wrist) has been limited in practice this week.

Hopkins' status for Week 17 isn't in doubt, but he's battled some wear and tear of late as a sophomore. Playing through an ankle injury last week, Hopkins posted a 5-38 line on 12 targets with the erratic Case Keenum under center. Hopkins and the Texans end the regular season with the Jaguars.
Dec 26 - 9:17 AM

Andre Johnson is willing to take a pay cut to remain with the Texans for 2015.

"We understand it’s a business, and we’re willing to deal with that," were the words of Johnson's longtime adviser Andre Melton. Johnson says he'd like to finish his career as a Texan. "I hope it all works out, where I can finish my career here and hopefully get this organization a Super Bowl before I retire," Johnson said. "If it doesn’t, then I’d hate to see it end that way. But you have to just keep moving forward." Going on 34, Johnson remains an effective starter, but is no longer the superstar he was during his (long) prime. Signed through 2016, Johnson is due $10.5 million guaranteed in 2015, and set to count $16.1 million against the cap.
Dec 25 - 10:51 PM

Damaris Johnson caught four passes for 27 yards in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

Johnson was targeted six times as the Texans' No. 3 receiver. He's better suited for a special teams role as the No. 5 receiver on a good team. Johnson is 25.
Dec 21 - 5:45 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 38 yards in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

He was targeted 12 times. But with Case Keenum struggling with inaccuracy, Hopkins couldn't get anything going down field. Keenum routinely failed to leave any room for Hopkins to make plays on the sidelines. Hopkins entered the day highly questionable with an ankle injury, but it didn't appear to bother him whatsoever. Hopkins and the Texans host the Jaguars in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 5:36 PM

Andre Johnson caught six passes for 65 yards in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

Johnson was targeted a game-high 13 of Case Keenum's 42 throws. He did most of his damage on the opening drive, securing three passes for 56 yards. Later in the afternoon, Johnson became the 10th player in NFL history to catch 1,000 passes for his career. The Texans host the Jaguars in the Week 17 finale.
Dec 21 - 5:30 PM

Alfred Blue rushed for six yards on eight carries in the Texans' Week 16 win over the Ravens.

The Ravens field the league's top run defense. Couple that with Blue's mediocre YPC average in recent weeks, and the rookie was unable to do anything with his change-of-pace carries behind Arian Foster.
Dec 21 - 5:13 PM

Arian Foster rushed for 96 yards on 25 carries in the Texans' 25-13, Week 16 win over the Ravens.

He added 23 yards on one catch and even threw a five-yard touchdown as the Texans' do-it-all offensive centerpiece on Sunday. With Case Keenum drawing the start six days after signing off the Rams' practice squad, the Texans leaned heavily on Foster. He took snaps out of the Wildcat -- albeit without much success -- and tossed the Texans' only touchdown to C.J. Fiedorowicz on a toss play to the right. Foster and the 8-7 Texans have a faint pulse in the AFC playoff picture. They'll host the Jaguars in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 4:58 PM

Case Keenum completed 20-of-42 passes for 185 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Texans' 25-13, Week 16 win over the Ravens.

The Texans tried to keep their starting quarterback a secret, failing to announce one before kickoff, but the wide belief was it would be Keenum. After going 0-8 with the Texans in 2013, Keenum was signed off the Rams' practice squad on Monday and gets his first NFL win Sunday. He started off hot, picking on Ravens RCB Rashaan Melvin, but eventually cooled off considerably after the opening drive. Keenum still played better than expected considering the circumstances. The 8-7 Texans close out the year against the Jaguars in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 4:44 PM

Texans RG Brandon Brooks left Week 16 against the Ravens with an ankle injury.

Brooks hobbled to the locker room before later returning to the sideline with a noticeable limp. RT Derek Newton has kicked inside to guard with Tyson Clabo entering at right tackle. Brooks is PFF's No. 5 overall right guard.
Dec 21 - 2:54 PM

Arian Foster (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, as expected.

Listed as probable, Foster was never in real doubt. Expect the Texans to ride him hard as they try to hide Case Keenum. Foster is a strong RB1 despite a tough matchup with the Ravens' elite front seven.
Dec 21 - 12:03 PM

The Texans still haven't announced Case Keenum as their Week 16 starter.

Per multiple reports, Keenum is fully expected to get the nod over Thad Lewis. But Bill O'Brien comes from Bill Belichick's school of secrecy, so the team isn't announcing it.
Dec 21 - 11:46 AM

DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) is officially active for Week 16 against the Ravens.

He didn't practice all week, so we don't feel great about Hopkins. Pair that with the Texans' starting QB situation, and Hopkins is a WR3. But he should see decent targets against an injury-ravaged Ravens cornerback group. Inactive for the Texans are QB Tom Savage, TE Garrett Graham, ILB Mike Mohamed, LG Xavier Su'a-Filo, WR DeVier Posey, S Josh Aubrey, and OLB Jason Ankrah.
Dec 21 - 11:39 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeAndre Hopkins (questionable, ankle) is "good to go" Sunday against the Ravens.

Hopkins missed practice all week. His activity takes some air out of Andre Johnson's balloon as a Week 16 sleeper. The Texans are facing a Ravens defense capable of dominating with its pass rush, and are starting Case Keenum at quarterback. Hopkins is a low-floor WR3 play in fantasy championship week.
Dec 21 - 10:55 AM

Andre Johnson (head) is listed as probable for Week 16 against the Ravens.

Johnson's outlook is improved by DeAndre Hopkins' (ankle) likely absence, but hurt by Case Keenum's insertion at quarterback. He's a risky WR3 play.
Dec 19 - 4:16 PM

DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) missed his third straight day of practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Coach Bill O'Brien continues to call Hopkins a game-time decision, but it's not looking good for him to play against the Ravens. It's probably just as well with Case Keenum at quarterback and Andre Johnson (concussion, probable) returning to siphon targets. Hopkins would've been a high-risk WR3 play.
Dec 19 - 4:12 PM

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