Lamar Miller - RBPosted 2/28/19 4:37pm ET
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.
Bill O'Brien - HCPosted 2/27/19 2:59pm ET
Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) is making good progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament but his availability for offseason workouts is uncertain, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Fuller suffered the injury in October, so he may not be on the field until training camp. He has shown good chemistry with Deshaun Watson when healthy and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in 2019 if he is healthy.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 2/26/19 2:22pm ET
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.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 2/23/19 8:33pm ET
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.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 2/16/19 2:35pm ET
Free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (Texans) suffered minor injuries after being involved in a car accident in Denver Saturday, Feb. 16.
Huddle Up: Thomas is also dealing with a torn Achilles' tendon, so he will be recovering from multiple injuries. He may not be signed until training camp and probably will not have a big role with his new team. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts based on his situation.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 2/14/19 9:06am ET
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.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 2/13/19 5:32pm ET
Free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (Texans) likely will not receive interest from the New York Jets this offseason even though he has played for head coach Adam Gase before, in the opinion of the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta.
Huddle Up: Thomas is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, so he may not sign with a team until training camp. There has been a drop in his production over the last several season and would only be a late-round fantasy option if he joins a team.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 2/12/19 6:19am ET
Houston Texans WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles') will be cut Tuesday, Feb. 12. He has no timetable for his return from a torn left Achilles', but he returned from a torn right Achilles' in six months after his rookie season.
Huddle Up: Thomas will be little more than a PPR WR5 when he is healthy as age and the injury really limit his fantasy output.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 2/12/19 2:41pm ET
Houston Texans WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles') was officially released Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a failed physical designation. His release created $14 million more in Houston's salary cap space.
Huddle Up: The release of Thomas means more opportunities for Keke Coutee and Will Fuller as the No. 2 and No. 3 wide receivers behind DeAndre Hopkins. Coutee performs better without Fuller, but both possess WR3 upside.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 2/10/19 11:51am ET
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.
D'Onta Foreman - RBPosted 2/8/19 8:12pm ET
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.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 1/28/19 5:17pm ET
Houston Texans WR Demaryius Thomas is a candidate to be released this offseason since the Texans would save $14 million in salary cap space if he is released, according to Spotrac.com.
Huddle Up: Thomas is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, so it is not known if he would receive much interest if he was available in free agency. He has played well in the past but is starting to slow down. He could be a late-round option in fantasy leagues if he is healthy for the 2019 season.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 1/24/19 11:15pm ET
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.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 1/16/19 8:26pm ET
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.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 1/7/19 9:05am ET
Houston Texans WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles') told the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson he's 'not thinking about retirement' and 'would love to finish my career (with the Texans).'
Huddle Up: Thomas faces a long rehab this offseason and won't return to Houston at the $14 million he is owed in 2019. The Texans also will get Will Fuller and Keke Coutee back fully healthy, although durability is not something either player's strong point. Expect Thomas to be in another uniform next season, most likely as a complementary starting receiver. His days as a 100-catch wideout are almost certainly over.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 1/6/19 9:24am ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins drew extensive praise Sunday, Jan. 6, in head coach Bill O'Brien's season-ending news conference. 'I don't think there was anybody better in the league,' O'Brien said. ' ... Every team knew that we were going to him on every play.'
Huddle Up: Hopkins set career highs in receptions (115), receiving yards (1,572) and catch percentage (70.6) in 2018 and was a top-six fantasy wideout for the third time in the last four seasons. The Texans have more weapons than ever if WRs Will Fuller, Demaryius Thomas and Keke Coutee are healthy, but Hopkins will continue to be an elite WR1.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 1/6/19 11:08am ET
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.
Demaryius Thomas - WRPosted 1/6/19 1:03pm ET
Houston Texans WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles') said he hopes to return to the Texans next season.
Huddle Up: The Texans could consider releasing Thomas this offseason but may not be on a field until training camp because he is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon. Thomas is not as productive as he has been in the past but could still be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver if he can stay healthy.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 1/5/19 11:12am ET
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) will be active for the Wild Card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, according to a team official.
Huddle Up: Coutee has not played since the end of November because of the hamstring injury but has been a solid fantasy option when he has been healthy. He is a risky option this week because he could aggravate the injury but can also be considered a flex option in playoff fantasy leagues.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 1/5/19 3:07pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) went to the locker room just before halftime after having his shoulder looked at by trainers two plays prior.
Huddle Up: The Texans would be in dire straits if Hopkins is not able to return. Keke Coutee has played an important role in his return, but Hopkins is an irreplaceable player. Stay tuned for an update.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 1/5/19 3:23pm ET
Updating a previous report, Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder) returned to action in the second half after having his shoulder checked out.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 1/5/19 4:37pm ET
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.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 1/5/19 4:53pm ET
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.
Deshaun Watson - QBPosted 1/5/19 4:48pm ET
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.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 1/5/19 4:42pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught five of 10 targets for 37 yards in a wild-card playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts Saturday, Jan. 5.
Huddle Up: Hopkins is arguably the best wide receiver in the game but was held in check today by an underrated Colts defense. It was a tough pill to swallow in the NFL playoffs, but he'll be on plenty of teams in the fantasy playoffs next season and deserves consideration in the middle of the first round.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 1/5/19 5:05pm ET
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.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 1/4/19 8:57pm ET
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.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 1/3/19 9:05am ET
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) is 'trending in the right direction' as he attempts to overcome a hamstring injury and play in the Saturday, Jan. 5, wild-card game, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Coutee's status likely will be a game-time decision.
Huddle Up: The hammy issue has helped limit the wideout to six games -- and only two since Week 7 -- in his rookie season. But when he plays, he's been involved, averaging 6.8 targets, 4.7 receptions and 47.8 yards per contest -- and most of that is with since-injured WRs Demaryius Thomas and Will Fuller also playing along with stud WR1 DeAndre Hopkins. Check the game-day inactives list if you're thinking about using him.
DeAndre Hopkins - WRPosted 1/3/19 2:06pm ET
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 3, but is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Hopkins has been one of the best receivers in the NFL this season and should continue to be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues.
Keke Coutee - WRPosted 1/3/19 2:05pm ET
Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3, but is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Coutee is expected to be a game-time decision but was a full participant in all three practices this week. He has played well when he is healthy but may be too risky of an option for owners this week.
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