Player News - Texans

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C.J. Fiedorowicz caught 6-of-9 targets for 44 yards Week 13 against the Packers.

Fiedorowicz easily led the team with five catches at the break after catching three quick passes in the two-minute drill. He was only able to haul in one of his four opportunities after halftime, but he still led the team both in receptions and targets, although he did lose a touchdown and some targets to Ryan Griffin. The only pass catcher Osweiler can find semi-consistently, Fiedorowicz is going to be a big part of the offense the rest of the way. He will be a sure-fire TE1 next week against the Colts.
Dec 4 - 5:04 PM

Will Fuller caught 5-of-6 targets for 54 yards Week 13 against the Packers.

Fuller was the only wide receiver to catch a pass in the first half, but most of his yards came via a give-up screen pass on third and long. He did get open for a long gain in the middle of the field after halftime, but that was the extent of his damage. Fuller will pop for a big game at some point, but there will be a lot of 5-for-50s along the way. Still, that makes him worth WR4 consideration in deeper leagues.
Dec 4 - 4:58 PM

DeAndre Hopkins caught 2-of-7 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown Week 13 against the Packers.

Hopkins ran a bad route on one of this first-half targets, but the other two were late sideline throws by Brock Osweiler that probably should have been picked off. He did record a catch early in the third quarter, but he dropped another pass that should have been a long gain, although the throw was slightly behind him. He was on his way to another terrible game, but Hopkins saved it with a 44-yard, catch-and-run touchdown in garbage time. Even with the Colts on tap, Hopkins is nothing more than a WR3 in this offense.
Dec 4 - 4:53 PM

Alfred Blue rushed five times for 38 yards and caught two passes for three yards Week 13 against the Packers.

Blue added some chunk gains on a couple garbage-time runs, but the bigger story moving forward is he took over when Lamar Miller was forced from the game for a series in the first quarter. With the lead back's health questionable at this point, Blue is a reasonable add for Miller owners.
Dec 4 - 4:51 PM

Lamar Miller rushed for 22 yards on 14 carries while adding seven yards on one catch Week 13 against the Packers.

Miller went to the locker room after the first series with a rib injury, but he returned late in the first quarter. He saw plenty of work after returning to the game, but the Texans could not get much of anything going on offense. Miller did give up a series late in the game to Alfred Blue, who responded with a couple long runs. It is possible the Texans were protecting Miller in a blowout. Miller has a mouth-watering matchup against the Colts next week, but his health is a real concern.
Dec 4 - 4:47 PM

Brock Osweiler completed 21-of-34 passes for 213 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Texans' Week 13 loss to the Packers.

Osweiler did not complete his first pass to a receiver until midway through the second quarter, and he was repeatedly late with his throws to the sidelines, a problem he has displayed all season. Osweiler did have a couple big completions when the Texans started focusing on the middle of the field, and he made a nice throw rolling right for his first touchdown in the third quarter. The second touchdown was a catch-and-run by DeAndre Hopkins in garbage time. Despite some success in the second half, this offense remains broken and Osweiler is not good enough to be part of the solution, but the Texans do not have much of a choice. He should start next week against the Colts.
Dec 4 - 4:36 PM

Braxton Miller exited Week 13 against the Packers with a right shoulder injury.

Miller had his right shoulder driven into the frozen turf after just missing a pass in the second quarter. He immediately grabbed at the shoulder in clear pain before staying down on the turf for several minutes. He was taken straight to the locker room and is almost certainly done for the day.
Dec 4 - 2:11 PM

Lamar Miller (ribs) returned to the game late in the first quarter.

Miller went to the locker room to get his ribs examined and perhaps a little more padding after the first series. He has been used as the clear lead back since returning.
Dec 4 - 1:31 PM

Lamar Miller (ribs) exited to the locker room early in the first quarter.

Miller is officially questionable to return. CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson reports trainers were looking at his ribs on the sideline before he headed into the locker room. Miller was limited this week with a rib issue in addition to his ankle injury, but he was left off the final injury report. Alfred Blue should handle the majority of the work with Miller sidelined.
Dec 4 - 1:16 PM

CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson reports Texans QB Tom Savage is in the hospital with an infection on his throwing elbow.

Savage is obviously inactive, leaving Brandon Weeden to back up Brock Osweiler in Green Bay. It was reported Savage had an infection earlier Sunday morning, but the location and severity were not known. This report raises questions about Savage's availability moving forward. There were rumblings Savage could take over for Osweiler if the starter continued to struggle. Osweiler is unlikely to be benched if Weeden is the only other option.
Dec 4 - 12:18 PM

Alfred Blue (calf) is active for Week 13 against the Packers.

Blue sat out two games, but he is healthy enough to back up Lamar Miller this week. Akeem Hunt should continue to see snaps. Houston declared DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist), RB Tyler Ervin (ribs), OLB John Simon (chest), WR Jaelen Strong (ankle), QB Tom Savage, OG Oday Aboushi, and OG Josh Walker inactive for Week 13.
Dec 4 - 11:31 AM

The Texans D/ST will be playing without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) in Week 13.

Clowney was ruled out on Saturday due to nagging wrist and elbow issues and did not make the trip to Green Bay with the Texans. Losing Clowney, who has three sacks and 12 tackles for losses in 2016, is a significant hit to the Houston defense preparing to face QB Aaron Rodgers. The Texans D/ST is not an advisable fantasy start on the road at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Dec 3 - 6:02 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) was downgraded to out for Week 13 against the Packers.

Clowney was originally listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis all week, but it looks like he did not even travel with the team to Green Bay. Already without J.J. Watt, losing Clowney is a big blow to the Texans defense, especially with Aaron Rodgers on the other side.
Dec 3 - 1:39 PM

Lamar Miller (ankle, ribs) remained "limited" on Thursday.

Miller has been dealing with lots of minor nicks and bruises, but will be fine for Sunday's game against the Packers. Still seeing tons of volume, Miller is on the RB1/2 borderline.
Dec 1 - 7:30 PM

C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice.

The only pass catcher Brock Osweiler can complete throws to will be fine for Week 13.
Dec 1 - 7:30 PM


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