D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 8/21/17 1:50pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman still has a 'long way to go' despite an impressive preseason so far, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Foreman impressed in the Texans' Week 2 preseason game, but he's not where he needs to be. After all, he is in his first professional offseason. Plus, he played behind Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue and Tyler Ervin. That being said, Foreman has the ability to win Houston's backup running back job. View him as a late-round handcuff.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 8/21/17 6:14pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (hand) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 21.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has not practiced much over the last few weeks but probably will be ready for the start of the regular season. He has performed well over the last several years even though the Texans have used multiple quarterbacks during that span. He should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues this season.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 8/19/17 9:50pm ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage completed eight of his nine passes for 98 yards and a touchdown in a 27-23 win over the New England Patriots in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Savage was on the mark in this one, and he remains in line to open the year as the starter. He could be a low-end QB2, but with Deshaun Watson waiting in the wings, Savage might not even be under center all season.
Bruce Ellington - WRPosted 8/19/17 9:59pm ET
Houston Texans RB Bruce Ellington caught four passes for 93 yards in a 27-23 win over the New England Patriots in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Ellington has been bouncing around the league this offseason, but with Will Fuller out for while, Houston needs someone to step up as it No. 2 and No. 3 receivers. Ellington is a name worth filing away.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 8/15/17 11:35pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 15, and he has not practiced since Monday, Aug. 7. Head coach Bill O'Brien indicated that Hopkins is 'doing fine,' and has previously likened Hopkins' practice schedule leading up to the regular season as being on a 'pitch count.'
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners shouldn't worry themselves about Hopkins' health. The concerns stem from uncertainty at quarterback, but Hopkins is a proven producer that should offer a statistical floor as a WR2.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 8/14/17 9:27am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson took first-team repetitions in practice Monday, Aug. 14, but head coach Bill O'Brien downplayed it saying that's how the repetitions lined up.
Huddle Up: Watson has a chance to unseat Tom Savage as the starter, but he's more of a dynasty option.
Braxton Miller - WRPosted 8/14/17 12:33pm ET
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller (ankle) is dealing with a mild ankle sprain, but his prognosis is positive.
Huddle Up: Miller has a good opportunity to earn the Texans' No. 2 wide receiver spot with Will Fuller sidelined. The talent is there, but Miller is still learning after just one season in the NFL. View the sophomore as a late-round flier.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 8/12/17 12:05pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 12, because he received the day off.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has been a productive player for the Texans no matter who the quarterback has been, so owners should expect another good season from him. He has recorded at least 1,000 yards in two of the last three seasons and has 15 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He should be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Alfred Blue - RBPosted 8/12/17 6:48pm ET
Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue said he feels more explosive and can make quicker cuts this season thanks to a workout regimen that included yoga and Pilates.
Huddle Up: Blue is competing with D'Onta Foreman to be the primary backup to Lamar Miller. The upside is in Foreman's corner, but if Blue wins the No. 2 job, he would be worth a late-round flier in case Miller goes down.
Braxton Miller - WRPosted 8/11/17 1:51pm ET
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 11, because of the injury he suffered during the first preseason game. Miller's injury is not considered to be serious.
Huddle Up: Miller is expected to have a bigger role in the passing game with Will Fuller sidelined. He only had 99 yards and one touchdown on 15 catches last season but likely will improve on those stats. Miller can be a late-round flier in fantasy drafts this season.
Bill O'Brien - HCPosted 8/10/17 1:14pm ET
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller (undisclosed) went to the locker room with an undisclosed injury Wednesday, Aug. 9, against the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Miller will be fine, however.
Huddle Up: Miller made the most of his limited playing time, catching three passes for 10 yards with the first-team offense. Miller has a real shot to earn the Texans' No. 2 receiver job with Will Fuller out. View him as a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 8/10/17 8:00pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has 'a lot to build on,' following his first preseason game, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'There's a lot to correct,' O'Brien said. 'He knows that. He was about 50-50 right or wrong on some of the schemes we ran.'
Huddle Up: Unless Watson can take the starting gig away from Tom Savage, his value will be relegated to keeper formats for now. He has long-term QB1 potential.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 8/9/17 8:13pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman rushed for 76 yards on nine carries in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Foreman has a chance to win the No. 2 running back job during the preseason and is off to a good start. Owners will need to monitor the situation to see what his role will be for the regular season. Foreman could be a late-round option in deeper leagues if he wins the backup job.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 8/9/17 8:10pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson went 15-for-25 for 179 yards in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers Wednesday, Aug. 9. He also rushed for 24 yards and one touchdown on three carries during the game.
Huddle Up: Watson was expected to be the No. 2 quarterback this season but may push Tom Savage for the starting job after his performance Wednesday. He should be an attractive option in keeper leagues but can be avoided in standard leagues if he does not start.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 8/7/17 1:25pm ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage will be under center for the first snap of Houston's first preseason game. Head coach Bill O'Brien doesn't know yet how long Savage or any of the quarterbacks will play.
Huddle Up: Savage appears to have the edge in the quarterback battle with Deshaun Watson. It's a battle that could be fought up until the last preseason game, though. Either way, both guys should only be drafted as backup fantasy quarterbacks.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 8/4/17 8:00pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins believes QB Tom Savage should open the year as the starter. 'If anybody should be a judge of quarterbacks, I've played with the most quarterbacks in NFL history throughout my first four years,' Hopkins said. 'So I put the stamp on Savage, and I think that's all that needs to be said about that.'
Huddle Up: The quarterback situation in Houston still isn't ideal, but Hopkins is no worse than a WR2 this season.
Jaelen Strong - WRPosted 8/4/17 9:27pm ET
Houston Texans WR Jaelen Strong said he is ready to take advantage of the opportunity created by the injury to WR Will Fuller (shoulder).
Huddle Up: Strong will likely play across from DeAndre Hopkins until Fuller returns, but there is nothing in his history to suggest he can be a reliable fantasy option. Target Braxton Miller instead.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 8/3/17 6:34pm ET
Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller said he better understands the offensive system in his second year and is ready to take advantage of any extra opportunities that come from the injury to WR Will Fuller (shoulder). 'I'm a lot more comfortable,' Miller said. 'I can understand more of the coverages, more of the technique of the routes.'
Huddle Up: Miller should be the No. 2 option in the passing game as long as Fuller is sidelined, and he could take the job and run with it. He is high-upside option to grab in the back half of drafts, and his dynasty value continues to climb.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 8/2/17 10:08am ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (shoulder) is out indefinitely after breaking his collarbone in practice Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Although no immediate timetable was given, it is reasonable to assume he will be sidelined at least one to two months. His injury opens the door for Jaelen Strong and Braxton Miller to take on more prominent roles, although DeAndre Hopkins could be the big winner in fantasy, as he should be locked into nearly 10 targets per game if he wasn't already. Fuller can safely be dropped in most normal-sized leagues.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 8/2/17 11:15am ET
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (shoulder) is expected to be sidelined two to three months with a broken collarbone he suffered in practice Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: That timetable would make his most optimistic return date around Week 5. Jaelen Strong will now get another opportunity to prove he deserves more playing time, while Braxton Miller should see a few more targets in the slot while Fuller is out.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 8/1/17 11:03am ET
Houston Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson is 'ahead of any rookie quarterback I've ever been around,' according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Although the knee-jerk reaction is to say Watson should be considered the frontrunner to start Week 1, Houston would be wise to let the rookie ease into the job, unless he goes out and steals the job ala Russell Wilson did for the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. Watson should be the long-term answer at quarterback in Houston, but he will probably top out as a middling QB2 in fantasy in the conservative Texans' offense if he is named the starter at some point during the season.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 7/29/17 6:26pm ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage and QB Deshaun Watson won't be used in a two-quarterback system, head coach Bill O'Brien said Saturday, July 29. 'I'm not going to alternate quarterbacks in and out of there,' O'Brien said. 'I don't think that's good for the team.'
Huddle Up: Savage is still the frontrunner to open the season as the starter, but Watson is the future and has the much higher ceiling for fantasy purposes. Make sure to stash Watson in all keeper formats.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 7/28/17 12:11pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson's pace in picking up the offense has 'impressed everyone in the building,' according to SI.com's Albert Breer, who added 'the big thing is that while he makes rookie mistakes, he?s done well not to repeat them.' 'There?s no doubt he?s ahead of schedule. He?s put a lot of time in, and he?s doing a good job,' head coach Bill O'Brien said.
Huddle Up: The tone continues to remain positive for Watson's development and puts him on track to start games early in the season. Projected starter Tom Savage has not proven he can stay healthy, so the odds are strong the rookie will be starting some games in 2017. If and when that time comes, Watson should be considered a low-end QB2 with upside.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 7/28/17 9:03pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman scored a one-yard touchdown, stayed in his running lanes and displayed good interior vision during practice Friday, July 28, according to John Harris of HoustonTexans.com.
Huddle Up: It hasn't been the best offseason for Foreman, but he could carve out a role as the power back behind Lamar Miller. If he is going to receive carries around the goal line, his value will rise significantly. Consider him a RB5 with upside.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 7/27/17 7:59pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson 'looked a lot like a rookie' during training camp Thursday, July 27, according to Cody Stoots of CBSHouston.com.
Huddle Up: Watson will undoubtedly have a chance to run the show in Houston, but Tom Savage will likely be under center in Week 1. Stash him in all keeper formats, but Watson doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues unless he is named the starter.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 7/23/17 1:22pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has not made a lot of progress in contract extension talks with the Texans but is expected to report to training camp on time. Both sides are motivated to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.
Huddle Up: Hopkins will continue to be the focal point in the passing game in 2017 and will look to improve on his stats from last season. He will be working with an inexperience quarterback this season but should still be able to be one of the better receivers in the NFL. He probably should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 7/12/17 12:15pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson said he will be ready to play whenever head coach Bill O'Brien believes he is ready to start. QB Tom Savage is expected to be the starting quarterback when the regular season begins.
Huddle Up: Watson probably will serve as the No. 2 quarterback this season but could see some playing time as a rookie. Owners in most standard leagues should avoid Watson, but he will have some value in keeper leagues.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 7/7/17 7:55pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins said he feels the city has embraced him and Houston feels like his hometown. 'I love being here,' Hopkins said. 'I love playing for this team, great organization.'
Huddle Up: Hopkins suffered from poor quarterback play last season, but he is just two years removed from a 111-catch, 1,521-yard campaign. Don't be surprised if he recaptures his WR1 form this season.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 7/1/17 7:34am ET
Houston Texans coaches want WR Will Fuller to concentrate on improving as a receiver rather than worrying about special teams, although he is considered the club's best punt returner.
Huddle Up: The 23-year-old Fuller had 47 receptions for 635 yards and two touchdowns during his rookie campaign and also averaged 15 yards on 11 punt return attempts, including another touchdown. He's worthy of consideration as a high-risk, high-reward WR4 in most fantasy formats.
Tom Savage - QBPosted 7/1/17 6:41pm ET
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage is ahead of QB Deshaun Watson in 'how he functions with the offense' heading into training camp, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Savage's experience could make him the starter in Week 1, but he really isn't worth your time in fantasy formats. On the other hand, Watson should be stashed in all keeper formats. He has long-term QB1 potential.
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