Player News - Texans

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Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he is "unsure" if Will Fuller (ribs) will be back this week.

Fuller sat out Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals because of cracked ribs, an injury which can require several weeks to heal. Bruce Ellington will get another start if Fuller cannot return.
Nov 20 - 12:43 PM

C.J. Fiedorowicz hauled in both of his targets for 18 yards in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Fiedorowicz now has just four catches for 28 yards total since returning from injured reserve. Until he proves a bigger part of the offense, he can be left on the waiver wire.
Nov 19 - 5:21 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 22 times for 61 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Miller struggled a bit early, but he had a great run to set up the offense at the five on the last play of the first quarter, and he converted the touchdown with a seven-yard catch a couple plays later. It was his third receiving touchdown of the season, a new career high. Miller ended up ceding work to D'Onta Foreman in the second half, but the rookie suffered what looked like a torn Achilles' and is likely out for the season. That should leave Miller as the clear lead back the rest of the way, and he will be a volume-based RB2 next week against the Ravens.
Nov 19 - 5:20 PM

Bruce Ellington hauled in 6-of-7 targets for 63 yards in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Ellington did not do much of anything until late in the second quarter, but he came up with three catches including a 25-yarder to put Houston in position for a field goal before the half, and he made another big catch to convert a third down in the fourth quarter. It was not a huge day, but fantasy players who took a shot on Ellington will take the PPR points. Even if Will Fuller (ribs) is out again next week, Ellington is unlikely to have as much success against the Ravens.
Nov 19 - 5:14 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports D'Onta Foreman suffered a torn Achilles' Week 11 against the Cardinals.

Foreman will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis, but it looks like the rookie's season is over. It is a tough break for a player who suffered the injury on an explosive 34-yard touchdown, a play which gave him his best day as a pro. With Foreman out, Lamar Miller's role should be secure the rest of the way.
Nov 19 - 5:02 PM

DeAndre Hopkins hauled in 4-of-9 targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Locked in a battle with Patrick Peterson all game, Hopkins was just inches away from several catches including what would have been a touchdown just before halftime. He made up for it after the break, making a contested grab for a third-down conversion, going for 34 yards on a crossing route, and getting open against Peterson for a 28-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the second half. That was the end of his production, but fantasy owners will take it in the tough matchup. Hopkins has another tough draw with the Ravens next week, but he will remain in the WR1 conversation.
Nov 19 - 4:57 PM

Tom Savage completed 22-of-32 passes for 230 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Cardinals.

Savage started the game well, completing his first six passes for 50 yards and a nice touchdown pass on the move to Lamar Miller. The bad Savage came out after that, however, as he was strip-sacked to help set up Arizona's first score and threw an interception a couple drives later, although the pick was not really his fault. Savage got back on the right track by hitting DeAndre Hopkins for a 28-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the second half, and he made a great play to escape pressure and find Stephen Anderson for a 22-yard gain which set up a go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth. The Texans never relinquished the lead after that. Savage was not great on Sunday, but he did enough to keep his job another week.
Nov 19 - 4:16 PM

D'Onta Foreman exited Week 11 against the Cardinals with a left ankle injury.

After doing next to nothing in the first half, Foreman came to life during a long drive at the end of the third quarter, gaining 43 yards on nine touches and finishing things off with a three-yard score. He did even better on his next touch, getting the corner and out-running the defense for a 34-yard touchdown, but he stepped awkwardly on his way into the end zone and had to be carted off the field with a left ankle injury. Perhaps the injury is not a serious as it looked, but it is a terrible blow for a rookie on his way to his best game as a pro. Foreman was on crutches in the locker room after the game.
Nov 19 - 3:54 PM

Texans CB Kevin Johnson exited Week 11 against the Cardinals with a possible concussion.

Johnson's head slammed into the turf as he dove for a tackle in the fourth quarter. He is almost certainly done for the day.
Nov 19 - 3:49 PM

Texans declared WR Will Fuller, QB Josh Johnson, WR Will Fuller, RB Alfred Blue, ILB Dylan Cole, C Greg Mancz, T Julien Davenport and DT Chunky Clements inactive for Week 11 against the Cardinals.

Bruce Ellington should play a big role in the passing game this week with Fuller's absence and DeAndre Hopkins matching up against corner Patrick Peterson.
Nov 19 - 11:48 AM

Will Fuller (ribs) is out for Week 11 against the Cardinals.

Coach Bill O'Brien had already said Fuller was unlikely to suit up after suffering cracked ribs in last week's loss to the Rams. Bruce Ellington should play a major role this week with Fuller sidelined and DeAndre Hopkins going against shutdown corner Patrick Peterson.
Nov 17 - 3:54 PM

Cardinals DC James Bettcher confirmed Patrick Peterson will shadow DeAndre Hopkins in Week 11.

Last week ended Hopkins' five-game touchdown streak, though he was still productive in a loss to the Rams (seven catches for 111 yards). While Peterson hasn't been quite as dominant this season compared to years past, he still holds PFF's No. 29 coverage grade out of 120 qualifiers at cornerback. The tough matchup reduces Hopkins to low-end WR1 status while also improving Bruce Ellington's outlook. Will Fuller (ribs) won't be available Sunday.
Nov 16 - 3:52 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien expects Bruce Ellington to take on a bigger role against the Cardinals in Week 11.

He'll need to with Will Fuller (cracked ribs) sidelined. "Other guys are going to have to step up," said O'Brien. "Bruce is running good routes. Bruce needs to get the ball more. Bruce Ellington, he’s doing some really good things out there." Ellington turned a season-high nine targets into four catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in last week's loss to the Rams. With Patrick Peterson a candidate to shadow DeAndre Hopkins, Ellington could be in play as a flex option in fantasy leagues this week.
Nov 15 - 5:41 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he expects Will Fuller (ribs) to miss Week 11 against the Cardinals.

Fuller hurt his ribs in Sunday's loss to the Rams and didn't practice on Wednesday. "I'm not sure if he cracked it or not, but I would say he would miss the game," said O'Brien. Bruce Ellington should see more run in Fuller's absence, though it's difficult to trust any of Houston's pass-catchers with Tom Savage under center. Consider Fuller week-to-week.
Nov 15 - 5:31 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that Bruce Ellington "needs to get the ball more."

Ellington has seen eight targets each of the past two games and 20 total since the Week 7 bye. With Will Fuller (ribs) expected to miss Week 11 against Arizona and DeAndre Hopkins doing battle with Patrick Peterson, Ellington could be in line for a big day. He's worth adding and starting as a WR3/FLEX this week.
Nov 15 - 3:35 PM


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