Houston Texans
Houston Texans
AFC South | 10-6-0
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Posted 3/29/2020 1:01 am UTC
Houston Texans WR Randall Cobb said he feels better than he has in at least five years after focusing on improving his hamstring strength during his time with the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Cobb's 828 yards last year were his most since 2015, and he averaged a career-high 15.1 yards per reception. Following the surprising trade of DeAndre Hopkins, Cobb could find himself a key part of the Houston passing game.
Posted 3/20/2020 5:06 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson was officially dealt to the Houston Texans along with a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft Friday, March 20. The Texans sent WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals, as well as a fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Johnson will likely fill the lion's share of backfield duties alongside Duke Johnson. The former All-Pro hasn't topped 1,000 rushing yards since 2016 while playing all 16 games just once in the last three seasons. He'll have plenty of work, but he's a risky RB2 pick following several injuries.
Posted 3/17/2020 3:42 am UTC
Free-agent WR Randall Cobb (Cowboys) agreed to terms on a three-year, $27 million deal with the Houston Texans on Monday, March 16. He will receive $18.75 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: The Texans were obviously in the market for a receiver after flipping DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for David Johnson earlier in the day. He'll have an opportunity at plenty of targets with Deshaun Watson under center, and he could see significant targets if he rises to the top of the depth chart.
Posted 3/12/2020 5:50 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson likely will not be a target for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if he is placed on the trade block by the Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Johnson lost his starting job this past season and could be joining another team this offseason. He has played well in the past, so a change of scenery could help him. Johnson has a chance to be at least a No. 2 or 3 fantasy running back depending on his situation.
Posted 3/11/2020 8:16 pm UTC
Houston Texans impending free-agent RB Carlos Hyde has rejected a contract offer from the Texans and will test the free-agent market, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Hyde is coming off the best season of his career and will be looking for a solid contract in free agency. It is not known if he will be able to find a starting job this offseason but can be a No. 3 fantasy running back if he receives most of the carries for a team.
Posted 3/10/2020 1:48 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells agreed to a two-year, $7 million extension Tuesday, March 10. He'll earn $4 million in 2020.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 34-year-old had career highs with a 34-341-7 line in 2019, but it's hard to bank on that again. Fells might be someone to pick up off waivers if he looks to be in line for that size of a role again.
Posted 2/28/2020 11:49 pm UTC
Houston Texans impending free-agent RB Carlos Hyde's agent met with the Texans at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Hyde is coming off a solid 2019 season and could return as the Texans running back next season. He can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option in fantasy leagues if he remains a starter.
Posted 2/26/2020 9:30 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Amari Cooper and WR Randall Cobb hopefully will return to the team next season, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
Huddle Up: Cooper probably will receive the franchise tag or transition tag this offseason if the two sides are not able to reach a deal in the next few weeks. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues in 2020. Cobb had a bounce back season in 2019 and should receive interest if he hits free agency. He could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in leagues.
Posted 2/25/2020 9:50 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is still valued by the team, according to general manager Steve Keim Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'He's a guy who's shown he can do it,' Keim said. 'I think because of the success that Kenyan (Drake) had, because of the success Chase (Edmonds) had, I think that's something that will be a chip on his shoulder. He's going to want to come back and play well and again because of his skillset, he's such a big talented athlete, we certainly think he can jump back in and do some good things for us.'
Huddle Up: Johnson has struggled the last three seasons since his All-Pro 2016 campaign while battling various injuries. He lost work to Kenyan Drake at the end of last season and he's a wild card until it's known how the Cardinals' backfield depth chart will stack up.
Posted 2/16/2020 3:17 pm UTC
The Arizona Cardinals could trade RB David Johnson during the offseason if they decide to give impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake the franchise tag or sign him to a contract extension, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Johnson's current contract includes a substantial amount of guaranteed money, which would make it nearly impossible for the Cardinals to cut him, so they are likely to wind up eating a great deal of cash in any potential trade, even if a draft pick is included. Drake should be viewed as a high-end RB2 option in next season's fantasy drafts if he returns to Arizona, with Johnson likely falling into the low-end RB2 range if he winds up elsewhere.
Posted 2/14/2020 4:08 pm UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is not an option to be cut, according to general manager Steve Keim. 'You can't just have one back,' Keim said.
Huddle Up: The team used Johnson like a run-of-the-mill backup and not like a player that was one of the top picks in fantasy two years ago. It's hard to see him returning, and it would behoove him to play elsewhere. If he lands elsewhere, he'll be a low-end RB2 option.
Posted 2/06/2020 5:29 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is scheduled to earn $10.2 million in 2020, with the entire amount guaranteed on the third day of the new league year. In the opinion of ESPN's Josh Weinfuss, it is possible Johnson will be a cap casualty with his 'production and contract going in opposite directions.'
Huddle Up: Working against such a move is the fact releasing Johnson would leave more than $18 million of dead money on Arizona's cap. There aren't many other alternatives - such as designating him as a post-June 1 cut - since the CBA is expiring and teams cannot push cap charges into the future. As such, the 28-year-old will probably stick around as veteran depth behind Kenyan Drake if the Cardinals can bring back the impending free agent or as a committee partner with Chase Edmonds if they cannot strike a deal.
Posted 1/25/2020 9:37 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) underwent sports hernia surgery, according to sources Saturday, Jan. 25. He's expected to make a full recovery.
Huddle Up: Fuller was limited to 11 games in 2019. He managed to catch 49 of 71 targets for 670 yards and three touchdowns, but he's now four years into his career and has yet to play more than 14 games. He'll again be a risky but high-upside WR3 in 2020 drafts.
Posted 1/14/2020 2:36 am UTC
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson is due to count $14.156 million against the 2020 salary cap. Moving on from him would cost the Cardinals $16.2 million in dead money. Should the Cardinals wait until 2021 to part ways with Johnson, the dead money will be only $3 million with a savings of $9 million. Arizona would have to eat $6 million of remaining prorated signing bonus money if Johnson is traded.
Huddle Up: The front office wants Kenyan Drake to return, but he'll require an investment that becomes a tremendous amount of money for a backfield to soak up. It remains to be seen how the Cardinals will address Johnson's future, and he's barely on the fantasy football radar should he remain in the desert.
Posted 1/13/2020 3:41 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Carlos Hyde's one-year contract is set to expire at the end of the league year, and he has made it clear he wants to remain with the team on a more long-term basis. The team reportedly has interest in a deal as well, according to a source. 'Yes, I definitely want to be back here. I don't want to go to another team and start all over again. I felt like Houston was home. I think I handled my part. I've just got to let things play out in the offseason and see what happens,' Hyde told the Houston Chronicle.
Huddle Up: Head coach Bill O'Brien has long been enamored with Hyde, who performed well at Ohio State when O'Brien coached at Penn State. The problem is that despite reaching 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career with Houston this season, Hyde doesn't bring much to the table as a receiver and is almost entirely game-script dependent as a result. The Texans would do well to search for an upgrade in the offseason rather than commit to a multi-year deal with a one-trick back set to turn 30 early next season.
Posted 1/12/2020 11:31 pm UTC
Houston Astros QB Deshaun Watson completed 31-of-52 passes for 388 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 51-31 AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, as the team blew a 24-0 lead. RB Carlos Hyde rushed 13 times for 44 yards, while Watson also added 37 yards and a score. WR DeAndre Hopkins ended up with nine grabs for 118 yards on a game-high 14 targets. WR Will Fuller was a nice secondary option with 89 yards on five catches, while WR Kenny Stills posted three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown. TE Darren Fells also had three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown on seven targets. RB Duke Johnson also chipped in with 11 rushing yards and five grabs for 23 yards. CB Lonnie Johnson also had a blocked kick return for touchdown in the first quarter while totaling four solo tackles.
Posted 1/12/2020 6:41 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills (knee) is officially active for the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Stills has been targeted 14 times over the last two games but may lose some touches with Will Fuller back in the lineup. Stills can be a possible flex option but can also be benched if better options are available.
Posted 1/12/2020 6:40 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is officially active for the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Fuller is back in the lineup after missing two games because of his injury. He likely will receive a handful of targets in the passing game and could be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/12/2020 1:24 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Darren Fells (hip) is expected to play in the Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Jan. 12.
Huddle Up: Fells was listed as questionable on the injury report after logging a limited practice session Friday, Jan. 10. He is not a recommended option for fantasy playoff games because he will be splitting time at the position this afternoon with Jordan Thomas.
Posted 1/11/2020 8:05 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) will be active for his team's Divisional Round game Sunday, Jan. 12, against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to league sources Saturday, Jan. 11.
Huddle Up: Fuller hasn't played since being forced from the Week 16 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A top big-play threat, he's likely to see plenty of work with the Texans expected to trail for much of the game against the Chiefs.
Posted 1/10/2020 9:17 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 10, and is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Stills appears to have a good chance to play in the game despite the injury but may lose some targets to Will Fuller. He could be a flex option in fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted 1/10/2020 5:38 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is expected to have his status for the AFC wild-card game Sunday, Jan. 12, determined by a game-time decision, head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday.
Huddle Up: Last week's GTD didn't go in Fuller's favor as he missed his second straight game, but we'll need to check in again Sunday afternoon to see if he can give it a go against the Chiefs.
Posted 1/09/2020 10:32 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills (knee) remained a limited participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Stills caught four of five targets for 46 yards against the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round. The expected return of WR Will Fuller this week would bump Stills to the No. 3 role, making him a risky start in all fantasy formats.
Posted 1/09/2020 10:24 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins (hamstring) remained a limited participant at practice Thursday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Akins wasn't able to play in the Wild Card Round against the Buffalo Bills. Back-to-back practices, albeit in a limited fashion, to start the week seemingly bode well for his status for the game Sunday, Jan. 12. He'll be worth a shot against the Kansas City Chiefs as a sneaky play.
Posted 1/08/2020 11:11 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Kenny Stills (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Stills was able to play in the Wild Card game despite the injury and finished with 46 yards. He would see a handful of targets if he plays but may only be a possible flex option.
Posted 1/08/2020 11:09 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: Fuller has missed some time because of his injury, but there is optimism about his availability for the playoff game. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation over the next few days because Fuller could be at least a flex option if he plays.
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