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Posted 6/09/2019 5:06 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins said Saturday, June 8, he endured a tough season in 2018 in which he had to deal with nagging pain from foot and shoulder injuries and overcome mental hurdles. 'Last year was tough, not just physically but mentally,' Hopkins told the Houston Chronicle. 'It's the most banged up I've ever been playing football. I was dealing with serious injuries a lot of people would have sat down for. But we had a good team that depended on me, and I never gave a thought to not playing unless the doctors told me I couldn't.'
Huddle Up: Hopkins still played in 17 games, including a playoff contest, and hit career highs with 115 receptions, 1,572 yards and a 70.6 catch percentage to finish as fantasy's fourth-ranked wideout. He's a no-doubt WR1 -- if not the top-ranked wide receiver -- in all formats for 2019.
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Posted 6/08/2019 9:06 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) has been recovering from an ankle injury this offseason but should be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has been one of the top receivers in the NFL for several years and will continue to be the focal point in the Texans passing game. He should be one of the first receiver selected in fantasy drafts in 2019.
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Posted 5/30/2019 2:05 pm UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan M. Thomas has made eye-popping and leaping catches during organized team activities. Thomas, who switched to tight end from wide receiver as a rookie last year, has had a strong offseason.
Huddle Up: With the tight end position up for grabs, Thomas looks to be the front runner to take the starting job. He's a sleeper as a TE2 in fantasy.
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Posted 5/11/2019 2:05 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will 'always make a jump' in performance, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'I've always said that I don't think there's any ceiling on Deshaun Watson,' O'Brien said.
Huddle Up: With plenty of weapons to throw to in the passing game and his running ability, Watson needs to be treated as a top-five fantasy at the quarterback position.
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Posted 4/19/2019 1:04 am UTC
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee said his main goal for the 2019 season is to be able to play all 16 games.
Huddle Up: Coutee battled a hamstring injury last year, but he had some solid outings when healthy, including his 11-catch performance in the playoffs. Even with DeAndre Hopkins headlining the passing attack, Coutee is worth a look as a WR4 in PPR formats.
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Posted 4/18/2019 6:04 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) returned to the team in good shape, according to general manager Brian Gaine.
Huddle Up: Although the Texans are expected to add a pass-catching back in the draft, Foreman's recovery from his 2017 Achilles injury may be enough to convince Houston to do so on the third day instead of using a premium pick at the position. Although Lamar Miller had a solid year in 2018, a healthy Foreman would be able to push him and possibly forge a committee. At the very least, Foreman should be able to take over goal-line duties. Assuming no setbacks, he should be a solid late-round flier this summer.
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Posted 4/18/2019 4:04 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) is fully anticipated to be ready for the Texans' regular-season opener, according to general manager Brian Gaine. 'Everything is trending in the right direction,' Gaine said Thursday, April 19. 'Everything is looking good.'
Huddle Up: Fuller has produced 13 TDs in 31 games, but the question remains his health as he's missed a combined 17 games over his first three seasons. Value him as a low-end WR3 for the time being.
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Posted 4/14/2019 8:04 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) will be at 10 months removed from tearing an anterior cruciate ligament when Week 1 begins. In the opinion of HoustonTexans.com's Drew Dougherty, he'll be 'stunned' if Fuller isn't on the field for Week 1.
Huddle Up: As recently reported, Fuller has a shot at being ready for training camp. The timeline for Week 1 puts him behind the typical nine-month pace, suggesting he should be ready in advance of the season-opening week. He hasn't played a full slate in his career, and Houston keeping Fuller healthy via managed reps will be a factor to consider when targeting him in fantasy drafts. He's a strong WR2 when at 100 percent but should be drafted as a third or flex.
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Posted 4/12/2019 4:04 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson posted a league-best 88.2 passer rating when under pressure in the 2018 season.
Huddle Up: Watson lived up to the sophomore fantasy hype, throwing for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns while rushing for 551 yards and five scores to finish fourth among fantasy QBs. He'll be one of the top five QBs to come off the board again this summer.
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Posted 4/04/2019 7:04 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) could be ready for training camp, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien said Houston feels 'really good' about where Fuller is in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Fuller has missed 17 games in his three-year career, but he's been effective when on the field. If he's full go by training camp and avoids any setbacks, he deserves consideration as a WR3 with obvious risk.
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Posted 2/28/2019 11:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine said he sees RB Lamar Miller as the team's starting running back next season.
Huddle Up: Miller is coming off a solid 2018 season when he finished with 973 yards and five touchdowns. He probably will have to share playing time with the other backs on the roster next season but could be a No. 3 fantasy running back in standard leagues if he receives a majority of the carries.
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Posted 2/27/2019 5:02 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr was called the team's 'franchise quarterback' by new general manager Mike Mayock on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Mayock went on to say he is also happy with backup QB AJ McCarron. 'I think Derek Carr is a franchise quarterback,' Mayock said. 'I truly believe that. Now, do I also believe that it's a general manager and head coach's job to keep their job open to improve any position on a football team? Sure. But I think it's really difficult to try to improve over a franchise quarterback like the one we have in our building right now.'
Huddle Up: Carr has flashed at times and has shown the ability to be a low-end QB1 when all is going well. However, the perennially rebuilding Raiders need to restock the WR cupboard and shore up the offensive line before fantasy faithful can even whisper Carr's name in the No. 1 quarterback conversation. Barring an unexpected move to bolster his receiving corps, Carr remains a fringe QB2 with more downside than positives.
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Posted 2/26/2019 9:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman (Achilles') has worked hard so far this offseason and impressed the Texans with how he's looked after missing all but one game last year.
Huddle Up: Foreman appears to be recovered from the troublesome ruptured Achilles' tendon. The Texans didn't want to take their chances last year and essentially let him rest the whole season. Heading into 2019 he'll make a formidable one-two punch with Lamar Miller. Miller will still be the lead back, but Foreman is one of the more talented handcuffs in fantasy football.
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Posted 2/24/2019 3:02 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson became the first quarterback in NFL history with 4,000-plus passing yards (4,165), 25-plus touchdown passes (26), 500-plus rushing yards (551) and five rushing touchdowns (five) in a single season in 2018.
Huddle Up: Watson didn't disappoint in his first full season, and he is a safe bet for QB1 production for the foreseeable future.
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Posted 2/14/2019 4:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) said Thursday, Feb. 14, he is almost fully recovered from the chronic hamstring injuries which limited him miss 10 of the Texans' 17 regular-season/playoff games as a rookie this past season. 'I'm feeling great,' Coutee said. 'I'm feeling really good. I'm feeling like myself. The hamstring is good. I'm still resting a little bit. I'm going to start back training soon, but it's 100 percent.'
Huddle Up: DeAndre Hopkins will still be gobbling up the lion's share of the Texans' targets and Will Fuller will also be involved if he can come back from a torn ACL, but Coutee has sleeper potential, particularly in PPR formats, after averaging 5.6 receptions and 56.7 yards and catching a pair of TD passes in the seven games he did play last season.
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Posted 2/10/2019 6:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins set a Pro Football Focus-era record (since 2006) for the most catchable targets (105) without a drop (minimum 40 targets) in 2018.
Huddle Up: Hopkins set personal single-season marks for receptions (115) and yardage (1,572) and finished as the top wideout in PPR leagues and second in standard-scoring formats. He'll be one of the top non-RBs to come off the board in the drafts this summer.
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Posted 2/09/2019 3:02 am UTC
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman still has a bright future with the team, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. 'So, hopefully with a good offseason, here's a guy that can really, really be an excellent player in this league,' O'Brien said.
Huddle Up: An Achilles' injury derailed the start of his career, but if he can stay healthy, he should be able to push Lamar Miller for playing team. Foreman remains an intriguing stash candidate in keeper formats and could be a sneaky sleeper in redraft leagues in 2019.
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Posted 1/25/2019 6:01 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller has only $1 million of guaranteed money left on his contract, and the team could elect to release him, according to Spotrac. The move would save more than $6 million in cap room.
Huddle Up: Miller has topped 1,000 yards just once in his three seasons with the Texans and was mostly a non-factor in the receiving game last year. If the Texans feel D'onta Foreman is ready to step up or find someone else on the open market or draft day, Miller could be seeking work this summer. If things stay status quo, Miller is a good RB3.
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Posted 1/17/2019 3:01 am UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins was targeted 163 times during the regular season while the second highest total on the team was 45 targets.
Huddle Up: Hopkins was targeted at least 10 times in 11 regular season games this season and received 10 targets in the playoff game. He will continue to be the main option in the Texans passing game and should be a No. 1 receiver in all leagues. Hopkins could even be the first receiver off the board.
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Posted 1/06/2019 6:01 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) had his arm in a sling Sunday, Jan. 6, the day after suffering a Grade # AC joint sprain in a wild-card playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Hopkins said he won't require offseason surgery.
Huddle Up: Hopkins should be more than fine with nine months to recover, and he'll remain an elite WR1 option in drafts this summer.
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Posted 1/06/2019 12:01 am UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) suffered a Grade 3 AC joint sprain in the first half of the Texans' wild-card playoff loss. Hopkins said he played through a lot of pain in the second half but didn't want to come out of the game.
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Posted 1/05/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller tallied just five rushing attempts for 18 yards while adding eight catches for 63 yards in a wild-card playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: The Texans were forced to pass early and often, mostly taking Miller and the running game out of the equation. He did play a significant role in the passing game, but he can't be drafted as more than low-end RB2 to high-end RB3.
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Posted 1/05/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson completed 29 of 49 passes for 235 yards, throwing one touchdown and one interception in a wild-card playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 5. He added 76 yards on the ground.
Huddle Up: Watson was pressured frequently, as is customary behind a poor offensive line. He still managed a respectable yardage total, but had some errant throws every now and then. Watson's running ability and talented receiving corps put him comfortably in QB1 territory heading into 2019.
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Posted 1/05/2019 11:01 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee caught 11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown in his first playoff game, but the Texans lost to the Indianapolis Colts 21-7 Saturday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: Coutee played minimally in his first year with a nagging hamstring injury. When he did play with Will Fuller out, he was lights out. Houston boasts a solid wide receiver corps with DeAndre Hopkins, Coutee and Fuller, but Coutee isn't as valuable when Fuller is healthy. Still, he's an extremely alluring fantasy sleeper in 2019.
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Posted 1/05/2019 3:01 am UTC
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) is expected to play against the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round Saturday, Jan. 5, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Coutee has flashed plenty of potential when healthy, but he missed the final five games of the regular season. Needless to say, he could be dealing with some rust, making him a risky play in playoff contests.
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