Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 7/19/18 7:28pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will be a 'full-go' when training camp begins.
Huddle Up: All signs point to Watson being ready for the start of the season, and even though he is coming off a knee injury, Watson has to be considered a QB1 after he threw an NFL-record 19 touchdown passes in his first seven games last year.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 7/12/18 6:53pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller impressed retired WR Andre Johnson with his speed. 'Man, he's flying,' Johnson said. 'He ran a few routes in practice the day I was there, and I was like, 'Wow.''
Huddle Up: Fuller's 2017 season ended prematurely because of an injury, but not before he hauled in seven touchdowns. If he and Deshaun Watson stay healthy this year, Fuller should make enough big plays to deliver WR3 production.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 6/27/18 10:49am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) said he will not change his style of play even though he is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Watson was one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL before he suffered his injury and will be a popular player in fantasy drafts this year. He can be a No. 1 quarterback as long as he shows that he is healthy.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 6/16/18 7:58pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is unlikely to be 100 percent by the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Foreman remains a must-own player in keeper leagues with RB2 upside, but at this point, there is no guarantee he will be fully healthy by Week 1. Lamar Miller will be a volume-based RB2 until Foreman is on the field and in playing shape.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 6/12/18 1:42pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) practiced without a brace on his injured knee Tuesday, June 12. He did not participate in team drills but did do some individual drills and 7-on-7 drills.
Huddle Up: Practicing without a brace is a big step in Watson's recovery. If he continues to handle his knee well without the brace then we can expect his workload to increase. He still has over two months to be right for the regular season and maintains top five fantasy QB appeal.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 6/9/18 7:18pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson's (knee) running ability won't be suffocated, according to quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan. 'You never want to take that away, his instincts, his ability to make plays,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: Watson scored 21 touchdowns in seven games before suffering an ACL injury last year, and he averaged 7.5 yards per carry. Even though he is coming off an injury, he has to be drafted as a QB1 because of his huge ceiling.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 6/8/18 8:33pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller is a 'huge part' of what the Texans want to do on offense, according to wide receivers coach John Perry.
Huddle Up: Fuller had seven touchdowns in 10 games last year, and if he and Deshaun Watson stay healthy all year, Fuller should be a solid WR3.
Will Fuller - WRPosted 5/26/18 7:42pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller said his goal is to have a better season this year than he had in 2017, and head coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller appears to be back at full speed at OTAs after battling nagging injuries last season.
Huddle Up: Fuller's big-play ability is undeniable, and as long as Deshaun Watson is under center, he has WR3 upside.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 5/22/18 11:54am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) has made significant progress in his rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is considered ahead of schedule.
Huddle Up: Watson is coming along nicely. Don't look too much into him not participating in OTAs. As long as he stays on the path he's on he'll be good to go for the regular season. Draft him as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 5/17/18 6:52pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller will likely keep his roster spot and open the year as the starter because RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is still recovering, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
Huddle Up: Miller has been a volume-based RB2 while with the Texans, but a lack of explosive plays has opened the door for Foreman. Foreman has the higher ceiling and is the better long-term investment, but both backs will be worth owning.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 5/15/18 12:59am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is "on schedule to participate in training camp," according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Watson suffered a serious knee injury about midway through his rookie campaign a year ago, but it looks like that won't limit him going into his second season. Owners should be viewing Watson as a potential QB1 after he logged 19 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions in his seven games (six starts), as evidenced by being the third quarterback drafted, per current ADP figures.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 4/29/18 4:16pm ET
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee is expected to compete with WR Braxton Miller for the slot receiver job during training camp. He is also expected to be used as a kick returner.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during camp to see what role Coutee will have in 2018. Coutee could be a decent option in keeper leagues and possibly a late-round option on deeper leagues.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 4/28/18 9:19am ET
The Houston Texans selected Texas Tech WR Keke Coutee with the 103rd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Coutee likely will be a slot receiver and a returner for the Texans. He probably will see limited targets in his rookie season and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Jordan M. Thomas - TEPosted 4/28/18 2:17pm ET
The Houston Texans selected Mississippi State TE Jordan M. Thomas with the 211th overall pick (Round 6) in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Thomas, not to be confused with Oklahoma CB Jordan Thomas, is a large human being. He isn't terribly gifted in the pass game, but he is a beast of a blocking tight end who will help the Houston run game and pass protection.
Jordan Akins - TEPosted 4/27/18 7:36pm ET
The Houston Texans picked UCF TE Jordan Akins with the 98th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Akins is a 26-year-old rookie, so he is a bit long in the tooth. He is a former wide receiver and kick return specialist and he is considered a very versatile athlete which is why he was nabbed on Day 2. However, his blocking, or lack thereof, was one of the knocks against him. He has a while before he emerges as a fantasy option.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 4/21/18 7:55pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') may have to begin the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Huddle Up: There is also a chance that Foreman will be ready for Week 1, so keep an eye on his status throughout the offseason. He is expected to challenge Lamar Miller for the starting role this year, and Foreman will be a RB3 with upside in 2018.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 4/4/18 8:31pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) 'may be able to do a few things with the team' once organized team activities begin, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, who added that he likes 'where he is right now' and that 'training camp is the ultimate goal for him.'
Huddle Up: Watson looks like he's on track to be ready for the start of the 2018 regular season. Considering what he did last year as a rookie, tossing 19 touchdowns versus only eight interceptions in seven games (six starts), the 22-year-old will be a nice sleeper pick after the usual QB1 options are selected in drafts. Keep in mind, however, that the Texans recently announced they will have a 'dramatically' different offense, so nothing is a given.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 3/29/18 9:12pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will have a 'dramatically' different offense in 2018, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Watson was off to an impressive start in his rookie year before suffering a knee injury, and with an offseason to cater a system to his skills, QB1 production seems likely.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 3/27/18 5:07am ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Watson could throw in individual drills during organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Watson broke through as one of the top QBs before he got hurt, and he'll be one to consider in the midrange QB1 portion of drafts.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 3/27/18 1:03pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') is expected to be ready for training camp but may not take part in offseason workouts, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Foreman is expected to have a bigger role on offense in 2018 and may take over as the starting running back during the season. He has a chance to be a No. 3 running back in some leagues depending on his role.
C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 3/15/18 9:45am ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has been placed on the Reserve/Retired list. Fiedorowicz suffered multiple concussions in his NFL career.
Huddle Up: With Fiedorowicz gone, Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson figure to be more involved in 2018. The Texans implemented a committee approach in 2017 and could do the same this year. That being said, neither Griffin nor Anderson is a viable weekly TE1.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 3/12/18 9:47pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) appears like he could be ready in time for the start of organized team activities, as 'the expectation' is that 'he will be on the field' when they get underway.
Huddle Up: Watson was enjoying a marvelous rookie season before going down in the middle of the year with a torn ACL in practice that torpedoed Houston's season. Since it looks like he'll be fully healthy in time for Week 1, owners need to seriously consider Watson as their QB1 for the upcoming campaign, especially since he can provide excellent value with where he will probably be drafted.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 3/8/18 8:29pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) began running without a knee brace at the team's practice facility Thursday, March 8.
Huddle Up: The No. 12 overall pick in last year's NFL Draft was in the midst of putting together a memorable rookie campaign before sustaining a torn ACL in practice on a non-contact play, so this should hopefully be a sign that he'll be ready for the start of next season. After logging an outstanding 103.0 passer rating in his seven games, Watson has the chance to be a real dark horse QB1 in all formats for 2018.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 2/28/18 10:13am ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') could be ready for Week 1 of the 2018 season.
Huddle Up: Foreman is expected to see a larger role in the upcoming season, though it may take a few weeks for it to materialize based on how well he recovers this offseason. He is a low-end flex target but more safely an RB4.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 2/28/18 3:41pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in his right knee last season, head coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday, Feb. 28. He might even be able to participate in some organized team activities (OTAs).
Huddle Up: Watson was humming along, taking the fantasy world by storm last season, before suffering his season-ending injury. He and DeAndre Hopkins, as well as Will Fuller, were fantasy studs during the middle portion of the season. A healthy Watson in 2018 makes the Houston offense and interesting situation to watch for fantasy purposes.
C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 2/28/18 6:33pm ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz plans to attend the offseason workouts even though he has said he is considering retirement.
Huddle Up: Owners should monitor the situation to see if Fiedorowicz decides to continue his playing career. He has posted decent numbers in the past but probably should be avoided in most leagues even if he plays.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 2/25/18 6:27pm ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller will likely need to have a strong year if he wants to remain with Houston beyond the 2018 season, according to Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com, and Barshap said there is a chance Miller could be released as soon as this offseason.
Huddle Up: The arrow is pointing up for D'Onta Foreman, and if Miller is released prior to next year, Foreman would vault into RB2 territory.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 2/24/18 2:27pm ET
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman may take more touches from RB Lamar Miller next season and could take over as the team's top running back, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Foreman is named the starting running back before the season. Foreman was limited to 10 games in 2017 and finished with 327 yards and two touchdowns. He can be a No. 3 running back in standard leagues if he leads the team in carries.
C.J. Fiedorowicz - TEPosted 2/12/18 10:54am ET
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz said he is considering retirement after suffering three concussions in 2017. He is also considering sitting out the 2018 season and coming back later.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during the offseason to see if Fiedorowicz will play in 2018. He was a decent option for fantasy owners when he was healthy this season, but owners in most leagues probably should look for other options in their drafts.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 2/5/18 2:22pm ET
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) ran Monday, Feb. 5, for the first time since suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament last season. Watson is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and hopes to participate in organized team activities this offseason.
Huddle Up: Watson could have easily finished as the No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2017 if it weren't for the serious injury suffered halfway through his inaugural campaign. His arm talent and running ability immediately thrust him into the national spotlight. As long as he's at full health, there's merit for him to be drafted as the first quarterback this year.
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