Houston Texans
Houston Texans
AFC South | 11-5-0
Avg PTS
25.1
Rank: 11th
Avg Yds
383.9
Rank: 12th
Avg PYds
258.8
Rank: 15th
Avg RYds
125.1
Rank: 6th
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Posted 8/22/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 22, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller is not hurt and that the team is managing his snaps during practice.
Huddle Up: Fuller is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament but is on track to play Week 1. He has shown a good chemistry with Deshaun Watson in the past and can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 8/22/2019 11:08 am UTC
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (ankle) remains sidelined with a sprained ankle, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Huddle Up: This will play nicely into the narrative that Coutee is injury-prone and/or a slow healer. For what it's worth, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggested the injury was "not major" at the time it happened, so it's probably best for owners to wait for another update before getting too concerned. Duke Johnson would likely benefit the most if Coutee is forced to miss regular-season action, while DeAndre Carter would likely step into Coutee's slot role and be worthy of a bench spot in deeper leagues.
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Posted 8/15/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) said he hopes to receive some playing time this preseason so he can knock off some of the rust.
Huddle Up: Fuller miss a majority of the 2018 season because of the torn anterior cruciate ligament. Fuller has played well when healthy and likely will have a solid role in the passing game again this season. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 8/12/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) didn't practice Monday, Aug. 12, and he's unlikely to play in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: Johnson has RB4 prowess in PPR and could slip into the RB3 range if he can get back quickly.
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Posted 8/10/2019 7:08 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (ankle) likely will be sidelined for at least one week because of the ankle injury he suffered in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Coutee has been a bit injury prone since joining the NFL, so he will need to show he can stay healthy before he can be a consistent fantasy option. He still has value in fantasy leagues because he posted solid numbers when healthy last season.
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Posted 8/09/2019 2:08 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (ankle) suffered an ankle injury against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 8, but the injury isn't considered serious, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It looks like Coutee avoided a serious injury, but nagging issues have followed him around since he entered the league. He can be a WR3, especially in PPR formats, when healthy, but there are safer options available in the middle rounds.
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Posted 8/08/2019 2:08 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson was acquired by the Houston Texans Thursday, Aug. 8, in exchange for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick.
Huddle Up: Johnson was blocked in Cleveland and has new fantasy life in Houston. He'll slot in behind Lamar Miller and be an RB4 in PPR with potential for more.
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Posted 7/29/2019 12:07 am UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller is still the lead back, head coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday, July 28.
Huddle Up: Miller is coming off one of his most efficient years running the ball, but he caught just 25 passes. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Miller lead the Houston backfield in touches again, but D'Onta Foreman figures to have his biggest role to date. Consider Miller a RB3 with upside as a volume-based RB2 if Foreman goes down or proves ineffective.
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Posted 7/27/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Saturday, July 27, because of a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Johnson has asked for a trade, but it appears like he will stay with the Browns for the time being. He likely will be used as a receiver out of the backfield if he stays with Cleveland and could be a decent option in point-per-reception leagues.
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Posted 7/26/2019 2:07 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 26.
Huddle Up: Hopkins is one of the best receivers in fantasy, and his draft stock should be in the top portion of the first round.
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Posted 7/25/2019 11:07 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) participated in practice Thursday, July 25. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Huddle Up: Fuller is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament but appears to be on track for Week 1. He has played well when he has been healthy and can be a deep threat for the Texans in 2019. Fantasy players can consider Fuller as a No. 3 receiver.
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Posted 7/25/2019 8:07 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is going to have a 'significant' role in the offense, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.
Huddle Up: Kitchens continues to beat the drum for Johnson having a big role in the offense, but it's hard to take the coach at his word when Johnson saw 18 carries and 33 targets over eight games with him in control of the offense while Nick Chubb had 140 and 23, respectively. Perhaps an offseason to evaluate everything has opened Kitchens' eyes to getting more touches for Johnson, but he should be viewed a low-end flex until further notice in an offense that suddenly have a lot of mouths to feed.
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Posted 7/24/2019 1:07 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson, who has requested a trade, will report to training camp Wednesday, July 24.
Huddle Up: Johnson has significant PPR ability, but he isn't expected to have a big role behind Nick Chubb. The team could use him as insurance to cover Kareem Hunt's eight-game suspension. Johnson is worth rostering as one of your final backs, but he has booming upside if an injury occurred or he lands on another team.
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Posted 7/23/2019 4:07 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, is in Cleveland Tuesday, July 23, meeting with the team concerning Johnson's future with the Browns following his offseason trade demand. The Browns kick off training camp Wednesday, July 24.
Huddle Up: Johnson has been under-utilized by the Browns and that looks to continue with Nick Chubb and (after eight games) Kareem Hunt also in the backfield. He's a high-end RB5 if he remains in Cleveland.
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Posted 7/21/2019 8:07 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) will begin training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: The elite receiver suffered the injury in the Texans playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts in which ligaments were revealed to have been torn off the bone. He's fully expected to be ready for the regular season and remains near the top of draft boards.
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Posted 7/21/2019 5:07 am UTC
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) is expected to be completely recovered from his torn anterior cruciate ligament in time to play against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Huddle Up: Fuller missed the entirety of spring workouts and figures to be limited at best early in training camp, but he will be roughly 10 months removed from surgery by the time the Texans visit the Saints on Sept. 9. Of course, his biggest challenge will be staying on the field - something he has struggled to do as a pro. He's a high-end WR3 who owners need to have a backup plan for, as he has missed 17 of a possible 48 games in his three-year NFL career.
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Posted 7/21/2019 1:07 am UTC
Houston Texans TE Jordan M. Thomas enters training camp as the No. 1 tight end on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: Thomas caught 20 passes, including four touchdowns, as a rookie. Even if his role grows in his sophomore campaign, he is likely to be fourth in the pecking order for targets, at best. He's a touchdown-dependent TE2.
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Posted 7/12/2019 2:07 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson could be a player of interest for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Johnson recently switched agents and hasn't been shy about the fact that he wants out of Cleveland. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay owns one of the worst backfields in the NFL, so pursuing a versatile back like Johnson would make sense. If he lands with the Buccaneers, he'd be worth an immediate add in PPR formats.
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Posted 7/11/2019 2:07 am UTC
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has scored 24 touchdowns in 31 games since the start of the 2017 season.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has always been a productive receiver, but his numbers have seen a boost since the arrival of Deshaun Watson. He will be the focus of the Houston passing attack again in 2019, and he should be among the league leaders in most receiving categories. Hopkins is in the mix to be the first receiver selected in fantasy drafts.
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Posted 7/11/2019 1:07 am UTC
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson has accounted for 52 touchdowns, 45 passing and seven rushing, in 23 career games.
Huddle Up: Between his rushing stats and knack for putting the ball in the end zone, Watson has already established himself as a top-five fantasy quarterback. Entering his third season, Watson has a legitimate chance to finish as the top fantasy scorer at his position.
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Posted 7/09/2019 10:07 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson has parted with his agent, Kristin Campbell of 40 Sports & Entertainment Group, amid a trade request.
Huddle Up: Johnson received criticism from QB Baker Mayfield following his public request. The 25-year-old was slated to share the backfield once again with Nick Chubb, prior to the signing of Kareem Hunt. Hunt will miss the first eight games of the season due to suspension, but Johnson should remain off the fantasy radar unless dealt to a new team.
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Posted 7/02/2019 5:07 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson shrugged off comments made by QB Baker Mayfield this offseason about Johnson's desire to be traded. 'I don't really concern myself with that,' Johnson said at a charity event for teammate WR Rashard Higgins. Johnson said he would address the issue at training camp if asked.
Huddle Up: Johnson might want to stick around. He should serve as the primary backup to Nick Chubb while Kareem Hunt is suspended for the first eight games of the season. Johnson would have some nice PPR fantasy appeal, at least through Week 9, if he remains with the Browns.
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Posted 6/29/2019 3:06 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller said that he has been concentrating on running routes on the outside of the backfield this offseason to improve as a pass catcher.
Huddle Up: In 14 games last season, the 28-year-old Miller had just 25 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown and he has not been much of a pass catcher throughout his career. His best season as a receiver came with the Dolphins in 2015, when he hauled in 47 passes. As a rusher, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2018 but had his fewest touches in five years. He should be viewed as an RB3 in most fantasy football formats.
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Posted 6/27/2019 5:06 pm UTC
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller has maintained his conditioning regimen and healthier diet from the 2018 offseason and is said to look even fitter and leaner this offseason. 'I'm feeling better this offseason,' Miller said. 'I think what I did in the offseason last year helped me be more explosive last year. So, I'm going to try and continue doing what I did last year and just try to help this team win any way possible.'
Huddle Up: Miller's efficiency was up last year with his 4.6-yards-per-carry average hitting a four-year high, but his touches hit a five-year low at 235 as he missed a pair of games. He remains an un-sexy RB3.
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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 6/05/2019 2:06 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson is expected to play a 'significant' role in 2019, according to comments made by head coach Freddie Kitchens to Andrew Gribble of the team's website.
Huddle Up: It's not hard imagining Johnson playing roughly 30 percent of the snaps during the first half of the season when Nick Chubb is the only other notable back around, but it's going to be hard for him to contribute in a significant way once Kareem Hunt returns. The most likely outcome will be Cleveland dealing Johnson to a team around the trade deadline that either needs a running back or just lost one to injury. The odds are very high that he will not be on the Browns' roster next spring.
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Posted 6/03/2019 10:06 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson reported to the team Monday, June 3, for the start of the mandatory minicamp this week, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Johnson has skipped the offseason workouts and is looking for a trade. He is a solid receiver out of the backfield and should be valuable in point-per-reception leagues depending on his role with a team.
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