Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 10/18/17 6:53pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is tied with retired QBs Kurt Warner and Mark Rypien for most touchdown passes (15) in a player's first six games of their career.
Huddle Up: What makes that even more remarkable is that Watson didn't even begin the season as the starter. He quickly dethroned Tom Savage for the job, however, and hasn't looked back since. The former Clemson standout has been especially terrific as of late, tossing 12 touchdowns in his last three games alone, compared to just two interceptions. He's also been a force on the ground, tallying more than 20 rushing yards in each of his last five contests. Watson has established himself as a legit QB1 for the time being as a result.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 10/15/17 2:44pm ET
Houston Texans QB DeShaun Watson completed 17 of his 29 pass attempts for 225 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. He also rushed six times for 23 yards.
Huddle Up: The rookie has been one of the best fantasy quarterbacks over the past three games, if not the best. While he has just one 300-yard game this season back in Week 3 in New England, Watson has thrown for 12 touchdowns with just two interceptions over the past three outings while also finding the end zone once with his feet. Fantasy owners will need to make alternate plans in Week 7, as the Texans have their bye week.
Ryan Griffin - TEPosted 10/15/17 2:46pm ET
Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin hauled in three receptions for 52 yards on a game-high eight targets in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: DeShaun Watson certainly looked for Griffin early and often, but they had just three connections. It was his highest production since he had a season-high 61 yards and a score in Week 3 against the Patriots. He remains more of a bye-week replacement option than a fantasy regular. Houston is off in Week 7, though.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 10/15/17 2:46pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins posted two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: The touchdown was nice but the yardage total was not something fantasy owners can be terribly pleased about. Nuke has five total touchdowns over his first three games, as he and Will Fuller have co-existed. However, Hopkins was the loser this week in terms of receiving yardage. His 9.5 yards per grab were his lowest since Week 1. The Texans are off in Week 7 for their bye.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 10/15/17 2:45pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller posted two grabs for a game-high 62 yards and a touchdown on five targets in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: The Texans didn't have to pass much in the second half with the game out of hand, but Fuller made yet another scoring connection with DeShaun Watson. That's five scores in three games since Fuller returned from injury, as he has outshined DeAndre Hopkins and emerged as a legitimate WR2 in all fantasy leagues. However, he and the Texans are off for the bye in Week 7.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 10/15/17 2:45pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 41 yards in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns while adding three receptions for 40 yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: The total yardage was nice, but he had just 2.7 yards per rush to 4.9 yards per tote for D'Onta Foreman. Miller was used slightly less in the second half with the game out of hand, too. The team is off in Week 7 for its bye.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 10/15/17 2:44pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman rushed 12 times for a team-high 59 yards in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Foreman is normally the hammer and complement to the more elusive Lamar Miller, but he averaged 4.9 yards per carry to Miller's 2.7 in this one, so he was featured more. Foreman also saw more work in the second half with the game out of hand, too. He is expected to remain second fiddle to Miller, but we'll have to wait until Week 8 to see how the situation continues to unfold, as the Texans have a bye next week.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 10/13/17 3:25pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (hip) was able to practice in full Friday, Oct. 13, and he was lifted from the injury report before the Week 6 game with the Cleveland Browns.
Huddle Up: Foreman had been getting about 10-12 touches per game as the team's hammer, but he was limited to just five total touches in Week 5 after a costly lost fumble. He'll be looking to atone for his mistake in Week 6, but he really only has value in deeper fantasy leagues as a RB3 or flex play.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 10/13/17 9:51pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller said he feels he has room for improvement and needs to start breaking longer runs. 'I feel like, me personally, I got to break some more runs, long runs,' Miller said. 'I don?t think I've got a 20-yard run yet.'
Huddle Up: While Miller's longest run of the year is just 19 yards, he is averaging 93.2 total yards and 19 touches per game. Expect volume-based RB2 production against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 10/12/17 1:45pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Foreman has been receiving limited touches each game and has not rushed for more than 45 yards in any game this season. He probably will receive a similar role in Week 6 and can be avoided in most leagues.
Braxton Miller - WRPosted 10/12/17 8:43pm ET
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller won't be inactive every week, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, and O'Brien said he hasn't lost any confidence in Miller.
Huddle Up: Miller was unable to establish himself as a dependable target early in the year, and the return of Will Fuller has pushed Miller to the back burner. He is only worth stashing in keeper leagues at this point.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 10/11/17 1:56pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: Foreman saw his touches rise to 13 in Week 4 against the Titans, after 10 touches the week before against the Patriots and 12 touches in Week 2 against the Bengals. However, Foreman had a costly fumble against the Chiefs last Sunday resulting in just five total touches. He still has plenty of upside, and is a load at 6'0 and 235 pounds. However, as long as Lamar Miller remains healthy Foreman's fantasy appeal is rather limited.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 10/10/17 6:11pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson recorded the highest average air distance (a ball traveled in the air from the point of throw to the point of catch on a reception) on completions in Week 5 at 27.3 yards, per NFL Next Gen Stats.
Huddle Up: To put that number into some perspective, the Indianapolis Colts' Jacoby Brissett ranked second at 23.2 yards. Watson definitely benefited from his receivers winning their fair share of 50-50 balls on Sunday night, and it goes without saying he's not going to continue stringing together games in which accounts for five touchdowns. Nevertheless, the rookie has definitely sparked the Houston offense and should confidently be started in fantasy for the foreseeable future.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 10/7/17 8:27pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman said he is comfortable in the offense, but he is working on being patient and letting gaps develop to try to break longer runs.
Huddle Up: Foreman's longest run this season is 16 yards, and he is averaging 3.4 yards per carry. Although he is the backup to Lamar Miller, he has routinely been given double-digit touches and should be owned in all but the shallowest of leagues.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 10/1/17 1:40pm ET
Houston Texans QB DeShaun Watson accounted for five touchdowns, four through the air and one on the ground, in a 57-14 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct. 1. Watson finished 25-for-34 for 283 yards.
Huddle Up: How much of this is Watson's skills and how much the Titans' defense is a legitimate question. Still, it was a spectacular performance for the rookie quarterback, who became the first rookie QB to throw four TDs and run for one in a game since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 to account for five touchdowns. Watson could be a low-end QB1 option for Week 5. Watson could be higher, but the Kansas City Chiefs are up next and that could pose issues.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 10/1/17 2:20pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller ran 19 times for 75 yards and scored one touchdown Sunday, Oct. 1, in a 57-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Miller cracked the 65-yard mark, which he had not done in the first three games of the season. This is a decent performance for Miller, but he could come back down to earth a bit in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 10/1/17 2:34pm ET
Houston Texans QB DeAndre Hopkins caught 10 passes for 107 yards and scored a touchdown in a 57-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Hopkins' stock continues to grow with each week, especially with a QB like DeShaun Watson at his disposal. Watson should be a mid-to-low range WR1 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 10/1/17 2:45pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller caught two touchdown passes from QB DeShaun Watson in the Sunday, Oct. 1, game against the Tennessee Titans. Fuller caught four of the six passes targeted to him for 35 yards.
Huddle Up: Fuller ranks as no better than a WR3 at the moment with the limited opportunities he gets, but keep an eye on his performance. If Fuller starts linking up more with Watson, then his stock should grow.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 9/29/17 1:31pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Fuller will be making his 2017 debut this week but may be eased back into the lineup. Owners may want to see how he performs this week before adding him to their starting lineups.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 9/28/17 2:33pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Hopkins' injury doesn't sound serious enough to force him to be sidelined, but his status should be monitored heading into the weekend nonetheless. His matchup against the Tennessee Titans is most favorable. Start Hopkins as a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 9/28/17 7:32pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman can do 'different things' for the offense and should improve with more reps, head coach Bill O'Brien said. 'I mean, he can definitely get tough yards up inside,' O'Brien said. 'He's a big guy, he runs with a good forward lean. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, he can run to the outside. He's got a really good skill set.'
Huddle Up: Lamar Miller hasn't provided many explosive plays, and Foreman has seen his role grow since the opener. Foreman can't be counted on as a fantasy starter yet, but he should be owned in all formats at this point.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 9/27/17 2:38pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Huddle Up: Hopkins hasn't scored since Week 1, but his yardage totals have increased in each game so far this season. He also has managed seven receptions in each of his first three games while racking up 37 total targets. He remains a solid fantasy option, especially so in PPR formats.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 9/25/17 10:06am ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (shoulder) practiced on a limited basis prior to Week 3, and head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters he is 'hearing some good things' in regards to Fuller's ability to play in Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Fuller's deep speed brings an element that is sorely lacking from the Texans' offense, but it remains to be seen whether or not to Deshaun Watson can build upon his impressive Week 3 effort to the point where he can make more than one receiver fantasy viable. For now, consider Fuller a WR4 - one capable of a high ceiling and a low floor.
Alfred Blue - RBPosted 9/24/17 6:26am ET
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 3's game against the New England Patriots, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Blue was listed as questionable on the injury report and was a limited practice participant throughout the week. It was revealed a few days ago that once Blue returns to action, his primary role will be on special teams, so he possesses little fantasy value in any format. Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman will see the bulk of the carries versus the Patriots.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 9/24/17 2:24pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 22-for-33 for 301 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the New England Patriots in Week 3. He also rushed for 41 yards on eight carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Watson had an outstanding game after being held to 125 yards in his first NFL start and should be the team's starting quarterback for the rest of the season. He should be owned in all fantasy leagues but probably should stay on the bench next week against a solid Tennessee Titans defense.
Ryan Griffin - TEPosted 9/24/17 2:43pm ET
Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin caught five passes for 61 yards and one touchdown against the New England Patriots in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Griffin returned from his injury and will be the team's starting tight end moving forward. He should receive a decent amount of targets but likely will be a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 9/24/17 2:33pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught seven passes for 76 yards against the New England Patriots in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has the ability to produce no matter the starting quarterback and appears to be continuing that trend with Deshaun Watson as the starter. He should be at least a No. 2 fantasy receiver in most leagues.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 9/24/17 2:30pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman caught two passes for 65 yards against the New England Patriots in Week 3. He also rushed for 25 yards on eight carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Foreman has received at least 10 touches in each of the last two games and could receive a bigger role as the season goes on. He probably should not be in starting lineups at this point but should be owned in all leagues.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 9/24/17 2:25pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller rushed for 56 yards on 14 carries against the New England Patriots in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Miller has been fairly consistent over the first three weeks of the season but has not rushed for more than 65 yards in any of the games. He should continue to receive most of the carries at this time but may only be a flex option against the Tennessee Titans.
Bruce Ellington - WRPosted 9/24/17 2:44pm ET
Houston Texans WR Bruce Ellington caught four passes for 59 yards and one touchdown against the New England Patriots in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Ellington was added a few weeks ago and had an impact this week but likely will receive a lesser role when Will Fuller returns, so owners probably should avoid Ellington.
Our FREE email updates are packed with the player news and fantasy analysis you need! Always fresh, no spam, guaranteed!