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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts goes on injured reserve

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:24:05 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Dec. 6, and will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: A very unfortunate injury in Week 13 for Shorts, as the former Jacksonville Jaguar tore his right ACL, MCL and PCL, and dislocated his knee. It's likely this also sidelines him for most or all of next year. Adam Humphries and Russell Shepard should each pick up some extra targets in his absence, though it's hard to trust any receiver in this offense for consistency outside of star Mike Evans.

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Buccaneers | Two roster moves made by Bucs

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:25:37 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts III (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 6. WR Josh Huff was promoted to the active roster in place of Shorts.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts suffers major knee injuries

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:47:51 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (knee) tore his right ACL, MCL, PCL and dislocated his right knee in a Week 13 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: It's as bad as it sounds. One of the better slot receivers in the game a few years ago, it's fair to wonder if this will mark the end of his NFL career. At the very least, a return in 2017 seems highly unlikely for the soon-to-be 29-year-old. Tampa Bay will continue forward with Russell Shepard, Adam Humphries and Freddie Martino opposite Mike Evans.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts carted off

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:20:18 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (knee) was carted off the field Sunday, Dec. 5, with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts posts five receptions

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:17:49 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts III posted five receptions for 62 yards in the Week 11 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was targeted seven times.

Fantasy Tip: The Bucs are looking for someone to step up with Vincent Jackson gone for the season, and Shorts is a veteran with plenty of experience. Still, he is only worth attention as a WR4 in the deepest of fantasy leagues heading into Week 12 against the Seahawks.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts to draw Week 7 start

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:22:42 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) will play in Week 7 versus the San Francisco 49ers despite being listed as questionable and is expected to start.

Fantasy Tip: As injury-prone as any player in league, Shorts will see the field for the first time since Week 2 and take the place of Vincent Jackson (knee) opposite Mike Evans. The matchup is right this week, but Evans and Cameron Brate should be target hogs, while the Bucs could easily lean on Jacquizz Rodgers all day against the league's worst rush defense. In short, look elsewhere for a Week 7 sleeper.

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Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Buccaneers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:27:25 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), RB Doug Martin (hamstring) and DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 7. CB Jude Adjei-Barimah (knee), C Joe Hawley (knee), DT Gerald McCoy (calf), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and TE Luke Stocker (ankle) are listed as questionable. Ayers and Martin did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 21. McCoy and McDonald were limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Buccaneers | Wednesday injury report for Bucs

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:16:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle) and DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19. C Joe Hawley (knee), DT Gerald McCoy (calf) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) were limited during practice, while TE Luke Stocker (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Buccaneers | Tampa Bay's Week 5 inactives

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:13:05 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, WR Cecil Shorts, DL Clinton McDonald, DL Gerald McCoy, TE Luke Stocker, DL Robert Ayers inactive for Week 5.

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Buccaneers | Saturday injury report for Buccaneers

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 12:41:53 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5. DT Gerald McCoy (calf), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring) and TE Luke Stocker (ankle) are listed as doubtful. DE Robert Ayers (ankle), CB Brent Grimes (hamstring), TE Brandon Myers (hip), C Evan Smith (back), DE Noah Spence (shoulder) and FS Keith Tandy (calf) are listed as questionable. Grimes, Myers, Smith and Tandy fully participated in practice. Spence and Stocker were limited during practice, while the other players did not participate in practice.

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Buccaneers | Friday practice report for Tampa Bay

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:55:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring), DE Robert Ayers (ankle), DT Gerald McCoy (calf), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and LB Noah Spence (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Oct. 7. CB Brent Grimes (hamstring), TE Brandon Myers (hip), C Evan Smith (back), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and FS Keith Tandy (calf) were limited participants.

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Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:41:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring), DT Gerald McCoy (calf), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), LB Noah Spence (shoulder) and CB Keith Tandy (calf) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 6. DE Robert Ayers (ankle), TE Brandon Myers (hip) and TE Luke Stocker (ankle) were limited participants.

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Buccaneers | Week 4 inactives for Buccaneers

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 11:35:37 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, WR Cecil Shorts, RB Doug Martin, OL Leonard Wester, TE Luke Stocker, DL Robert Ayers, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 4.

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Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Bucs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:18:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), RB Doug Martin (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and TE Luke Stocker (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 4. C Joe Hawley (ankle) fully participated in practice and is listed as questionable.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts at practice

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:36:48 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) participated in practice near the end of the session Friday, Sept. 30.

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Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:16:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and DE Robert Ayers (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 29. C Joe Hawley (ankle) was a limited participant.

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Buccaneers | Wednesday injury report for Tampa

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:49:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), TE Luke Stocker (ankle), C Joe Hawley (ankle) and DE Robert Ayers (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Buccaneers | Week 3 Tampa Bay inactives

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:49:06 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared OT Caleb Benenoch, WR Cecil Shorts, RB Doug Martin, OL Leonard Wester, TE Luke Stocker, DL Robert Ayers, QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for Week 3.

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Buccaneers | Friday injury report for Bucs

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:57:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), TE Luke Stocker (ankle), RB Doug Martin (hamstring) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 3. OT Donovan Smith (hip), S Ryan Smith (hand) and LB Lavonte David (shoulder) are listed as questionable. Ayers, Martin, Shorts and Stocker did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23. Donovan Smith, Ryan Smith and David fully participated in practice.

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Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:15:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), LB Devante Bond (hamstring), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 22. OT Donovan Smith (hip) was a limited participant, and LB Lavonte David (shoulder) and CB Ryan Smith (hand) were full participants.

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Buccaneers | Thursday practice report for Tampa Bay

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:14:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), LB Devante Bond (hamstring), TE Luke Stocker (ankle) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 22. OT Donovan Smith (hip) was a limited participant, and LB Lavonte David (shoulder) and CB Ryan Smith (hand) were full participants.

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Buccaneers | Tampa's Wednesday injury report

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:44:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring), OT Donovan Smith (hip) and TE Luke Stocker (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21. LB Devante Bond (hamstring), LB Lavonte David (shoulder) and S Ryan Smith (hand) fully participated in practice.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts injures hamstring

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:44:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals and he was unable to return. He had one catch for 12 yards before checking out.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts terms

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 06:51:42 -0700

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Cecil Shorts' deal is for one year and $1.05 million with an $800,000 base salary. His per-game roster bonus is $250,000, but because he only played in 11 games last season because of injuries, right now that number is treated as $171,875 for salary cap purposes. After Week 12, that figure increases by $15,625 to match the $250,000. There is no guaranteed money in the deal, but because of the one-time termination pay afforded to veterans with four or more accrued seasons, if he is cut any time after Week 1, he could collect the balance of his salary.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts joining Tampa Bay

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:27:51 -0700

Free-agent WR Cecil Shorts (Texans) signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, Sept. 6, according to a source. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts is still avoidable in the fantasy realm as he will play behind at least Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.

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Buccaneers | Cecil Shorts to visit Bucs

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:30:56 -0700

Free-agent WR Cecil Shorts (Texans) will visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the next 24 hours, a source said Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts released

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 08:18:40 -0700

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts was released Saturday, Sept. 3, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts probably will be able to find a new team over the next few days but likely will not have a big role with a team. Owners in all leagues can avoid Shorts during their drafts.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts the best option in slot?

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:00:11 -0700

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts is likely to open the year as the starting slot receiver, in the opinion of beat writer Tania Ganguli.

Fantasy Tip: Will Fuller and Braxton Miller are waiting in the wings, and Shorts' role could diminish over the course of the year. In the meantime, Shorts could be worth a flier as a shot-in-the-dark DFS play.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts pay cut update

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:18:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts still has a $15,625 per game active roster bonus up to $250,000. Shorts' $100,000 workout de-escalator was removed from his original deal, however. His new cap figure stands at $2.371 million, down from $3.421 million.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts is on the downswing of his career and is only worth a late-round flier at best.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts takes pay cut

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:50:07 -0700

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts has agreed to a $1 million pay cut. He was scheduled to make a base salary of $2.7 million in 2016 but will now receive a $1.2 million base salary and $500,000 roster bonus.

Fantasy Tip: The pay cut may give Shorts a better chance to make the 53-man roster this season. Shorts probably will be pushed down the depth chart because of the two rookie receivers the team added this offseason, which hurts his fantasy value. He probably will not be a valuable option during drafts but would be a waiver wire pickup if he plays well early.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts admired for toughness

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:21:26 -0700

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts was praised by WR DeAndre Hopkins for his toughness. "Even if he's hurt, he's going to go out there," Hopkins said. "You'll have to tell him to go on the sideline and get checked out. He's a hard worker."

Fantasy Tip: Houston added some receivers in the early rounds of the draft, and Shorts will likely be pushed further down the depth chart sooner rather than later. At best, he is a late-round flier.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts likely to remain in Houston

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:18:46 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts is expected to remain with the team for the final season of the two-year, $6 million deal he signed last season.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts continued to live up to his injury-prone reputation last season, dealing with hamstring problems and a dislocated shoulder that limited him to 11 games. Ideally, Jaelen Strong will take the next step in his development, which would allow Shorts to be more of a part-time player and work out of the slot. As things stand now, Shorts is no more than end-of-the-roster depth in most leagues.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts, Nate Washington probable

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 12:50:43 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and WR Nate Washington (hip) are listed as probable for the wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Jan. 9. Shorts fully participated in the team's walkthrough Friday, Jan. 8, while Washington was limited.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Washington ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) should have role in the passing game against the Chiefs. Neither receiver posted big numbers during the regular season but could have some success this week since the Chiefs had some problems stopping receivers during the regular season. Both players could be cheaper options on FantasyScore, but owners should not expect big numbers.

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Texans | Full practice for three Texans

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:24:25 -0800

Houston Texans WRs DeAndre Hopkins (hand) and Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and RB Chris Polk (knee) were full participants in practice Thursday, Jan. 7.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like the Texans will have their three top wide receivers playing together in the playoffs, assuming Nate Washington is good to go. Hopkins ($9,200, 18.4% of cap) is obviously a top wide receiver play this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, but Shorts ($3,700, 7.4%) is a decent sleeper, especially for a PPR scoring format like FantasyScore. As for Polk, he may not be utilized enough with Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes also in the mix, so there are better options at running back than him.

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Texans | Three Texans limited Wednesday

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:31:33 -0800

Houston Texans WRs DeAndre Hopkins (hand) and Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and RB Alfred Blue (calf) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to believe that any of these guys would miss the playoffs this Saturday. It will be promising if any of them have a full practice, but they should still be able to play, particularly Hopkins. The Kansas City Chiefs are in the top ten in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers, too, so Hopkins remains a solid play for those in playoff leagues. Blue, on the other hand, is not an advisable option as the Chiefs boast a top-five fantasy defense against running backs.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts could play

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:10:34 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) has a chance to play in the Wild Card round of the playoffs this weekend, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts was a solid PPR wide receiver this season when he was healthy. The Kansas City Chiefs have been lenient versus wide receivers this year, too, so he's not the worst starting choice if you have fantasy playoff teams.

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Texans | Houston's Week 17 inactives

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 08:32:26 -0800

The Houston Texans have declared WR Cecil Shorts, TE Garrett Graham, LB Jadeveon Clowney, DL Jeoffrey Pagan, LB Justin Tuggle, OT Oday Aboushi, FS Rahim Moore inactive for Week 17.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts ruled out

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:34:59 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Tip: Nate Washington ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) could receive more targets with Shorts out of the lineup. He caught a touchdown pass in Week 16 but has not posted great numbers over the last several weeks. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts does not practice

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 15:21:22 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Shorts ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) probably will not be able to play in the final regular season game, so owners should look for other options to use in their lineups.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts sits out

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:32:12 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) hasn't caught a pass since Dec. 13 and isn't a viable fantasy starter, even if he plays in a great matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars with Brian Hoyer returning at quarterback.

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Texans | Houston's Week 16 inactives

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:35:31 -0800

The Houston Texans have declared QB Brian Hoyer, WR Cecil Shorts, CB Darryl Morris, TE Garrett Graham, LB Justin Tuggle, OT Oday Aboushi, FS Rahim Moore inactive for Week 16.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts ruled out

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 05:18:34 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) was ruled out for Week 16 due to a hamstring injury. WR Jaelen Strong will start in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Strong ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) isn't the best flyer to take a chance on against the Tennessee Titans on FantasyScore.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts does not practice

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:54:48 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has missed the last two days of practice and probably will not be able to play in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans. Owners probably should avoid him even if he is active for the game.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts sits out practice

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:17:48 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Shorts ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has some appeal in deep PPR formats, but he should be viewed as a risky start in Week 16, including at FantasyScore. Stay tuned for updates, but the veteran receiver's fantasy value is trending in the wrong direction down the stretch.

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Texans | T.J. Yates, Cecil Shorts out

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:44:36 -0800

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (knee) and WR Cecil Shorts (groin) have been ruled out for the rest of the game in Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Fantasy Tip: With Yates and Shorts out, Brandon Weeden and DeAndre Hopkins could become the new hookup for the Texans. Nate Washington and Ryan Griffin may also see more targets. Brian Hoyer may return next week, though, so stay tuned to Houston's quarterback situation.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts quiet in loss

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 22:49:52 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts had two receptions for just nine yards and he ran twice for no gain in Week 14 against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts had been coming on lately, but the Houston offense was shut down in the loss. Shorts could be a nice contrarian play heading into Week 15 against the Indianapolis Colts and their leaky pass defense.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts active for SNF

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:36:23 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is active for the Week 14 game against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts could be the best receiving option for the Texans, as the Patriots tend to key on the top receiver of the opponent, and that is DeAndre Hopkins.

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Texans | DeAndre Hopkins, Cecil Shorts probable

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:11:39 -0800

Houston Texans WRs DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) and Cecil Shorts (hamstring) are both probable to face the New England Patriots in Week 14. Hopkins was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 11, while Shorts practiced in full.

Fantasy Tip: The Texans will surely have to pass often to keep up with a Patriots team trying to end a two-game skid. That means Hopkins ($8,800, 17.6% of cap) should remain heavily involved, although the Pats will do everything in their power to shut him down. Shorts ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has deep sleeper potential after a six-catch, 10-target, 91-yard game last week.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts listed as limited

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:31:52 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor Shorts' ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) status for the rest of the week to see if he will be able to play against the New England Patriots. He has been a bit inconsistent over the last few weeks but could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Texans | Cecil Shorts does it all

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 17:06:28 -0800

Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts had two catches for 51 yards, four carries for 26 yards and threw a 21-yard touchdown pass in a 24-17 over the New York Jets in Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Shorts had been used strictly as a receiver coming into the game, but if the Texans are committed to using him in different ways, it could boost his value going forward.

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