Posted: 9/26/2018 9:09 pm UTC
Houston Texans CB Kayvon Webster (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 26. WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (thumb, ankle, hamstring), OG Senio Kelemete (knee) and CB Shareece Wright (shoulder) were each listed as limited participants in practice. OT Martinas Rankin (ankle) and DE J.J. Watt (thigh) practiced in full.
Posted: 2/01/2017 1:02 pm UTC
Updating an earlier report, Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) said he has been cleared for football activities, and he'll be ready for organized team activities. He said he'd probably have a separate program, though, to be on the safe side.
Huddle Up: Watt had two back surgeries and another one on his groin in 2016. He was the top DL option in fantasy heading into last year, but Khalil Mack bridged the gap. If Mack is eligible at DL next season, he and Watt could be interchangeable atop the position heading into drafts.
Posted: 2/01/2017 1:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) said his rehab from back surgery is going well.
Huddle Up: Watt underwent two back surgeries and a groin operation in 2016, and the back operations cast some doubt on whether he'll be able to return to his elite level. He was, hands down, the best defensive lineman in fantasy before the latest injury. If Khalil Mack is eligible at DL, he could be that guy this year. However, Watt is still an elite option with a big caution flag.
Posted: 9/30/2016 1:09 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) had surgery on his back Thursday, Sept. 29, and he's expected to be ready for the 2017 season. He was out for the season whether surgery was performed or not.
Huddle Up: Watt has had multiple back surgeries in the last few months, and there is some concern he won't be able to return to the elite level he has performed. Time will tell, but he'll be a high-end target in IDP leagues with some risk attached to him next season.
Posted: 9/29/2016 5:09 pm UTC
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) likely will not be able to play again in 2016, but the Texans believe he will be ready for the 2017 season. The team does not have any long-term concerns about Watt's injury.
Huddle Up: Owners in IDP leagues will need to keep an eye on Watt's recovery over the next several months to see if suffers any setbacks. He will be a risky option for owners moving forward but should still be one of the better players in IDP leagues.
Posted: 9/28/2016 3:09 pm UTC
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Watt is one of the best players in IDP leagues, but it's unlikely to have the amount of bench spots where you can comfortably sit him out for the off chance he returns late in the season. If you do have space, stash him in hopes of the unlikely. However, reports are his season is likely over.
Posted: 9/28/2016 12:09 am UTC
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) has re-injured his back and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time, perhaps for the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: Watt is an elite NFL player and an elite IDP option in fantasy leagues. The Texans will miss his presence, but perhaps it will open the door more for Jadeveon Clowney to get his career going. Clowney is worth a pickup in IDP leagues if he's available.
Posted: 9/23/2016 12:09 pm UTC
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt was held to two tackles and no sacks Thursday, Sept. 22, in Week 3.
Huddle Up: He had 1.5 sacks last week, but he had two clunkers in Week 1 and last night. He should only get stronger as the season progresses and remains an elite DL option in IDP leagues.
Posted: 9/16/2016 10:09 pm UTC
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 16 but is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Watt appears to be back to normal and should be an attractive option in all IDP leagues.
Posted: 9/13/2016 12:09 pm UTC
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt had just one tackle and three quarterback hits in Week 1, but he felt great and played 88 percent of the snaps on defense. 'I knew I wouldn't have any problems with my back, and I didn't,' Watt said. 'Definitely knocked some rust off. It felt good to go out there and get some live shots at you and get back in to the flow of things.'
Huddle Up: Watt could heat things up a bit against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. It was a quiet game for him, but he needs to remain in your lineup if he's healthy.