Houston Texans news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:20:52 -0700
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:58:41 -0700
The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with WR Will Fuller on a four-year, $10.2 million contract, according to a source familiar with the terms of the deal. All first-round contracts include a fifth-year option.
Fantasy Tip: Fuller should be viewed as a WR5 with plenty of upside due to his big-play speed, although he has an issue holding on to the football. He should be selected in the later rounds of this year's fantasy drafts.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:58:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Anderson gets a mention here because he was a standout during the Texans' offseason practices for a team that received very little production from the position last season. The 6-2, 230-pound tight end/H-back hybrid is a superior athlete with 4.64 speed and a 38-inch vertical jump, so he could end up stretching the field for Houston if he sticks. He's a prospect worth adding in deeper dynasty leagues.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:46:52 -0700
Houston Texans WR Wendall Williams has dedicated himself to learning and making strides in the Texans' offense, according to wide receiver coach Sean Ryan. Ryan likes Williams' upside and even used him as a kick returner this offseason to showcase his speed.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:51:35 -0700
Houston Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has made a lot of progress in the passing game this offseason, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. "He's more instinctive. He knows the plays better. He's a really, really hard worker," O'Brien said. "For him, his true improvement and his true playing will come in training camp when you put the full pads on." Fiedorowicz (hamstring) was injured earlier this offseason, but he has begun running again and should be good to go by training camp.
Fantasy Tip: Fiedorowicz figures to take over for Garrett Graham at tight end, but Ryan Griffin will also be in the mix. Neither has much fantasy value, though.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:18:19 -0700
Houston Texans DE Christian Covington has emerged as a serious contender for a starting job in 2016, and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said he is hoping Covington will continue to learn and improve as he gains experience.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:25:53 -0700
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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.
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:02:39 -0700
Houston Texans CB Kevin Johnson (foot, wrist) expects to be fully cleared for training camp after undergoing multiple surgeries this offseason. Johnson did not practice this offseason, but he has resume running and doing other individual drills. Johnson said he's feeling great after undergoing foot surgery to repair a Jones fracture, and a separate surgery for a broken wrist.
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.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:45:01 -0700
Houston Texans WR Jaelen Strong made an effort to slim down this offseason and change his diet. He also did a lot of running to drop 30 pounds. He also made a conscious effort to surround himself with better people after he was arrested in the offseason for marijuana. "I definitely cut a lot of people out," Strong said. "A lot of people don't really need to know what's always going on with me. You've got to do what's best for yourself. And right now, I'm in the best shape I could be." Head coach Bill O'Brien has already called Strong "one of the most improved players on our football team."
Fantasy Tip: Strong had just 14 catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games for Houston in his rookie year, and two of those scores came in one game early in the year. With a new quarterback in Brock Osweiler and a more explosive offense, Strong could improve dramatically in his second season. Consider him a late-round sleeper in deeper leagues and keep him on your radar on the waiver wire elsewhere.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:49:01 -0700
Houston Texans WR Jaelen Strong has been impressive during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp, impressing with seemingly more scoring plays than anyone. He managed three touchdowns on just 14 receptions last season.
Fantasy Tip: Strong is likely to be a much bigger cog in the Houston offense this season, and he could be quite the sleeper for fantasy owners. He is worth a late-round flier in most re-draft leagues, and is a good prospect for those in long-term dynasty formats.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:48:20 -0700
Houston Texans FS Antonio Allen, SS Quintin Demps and youngsters S Kurtis Drummond and K.J. Dillon are all expected to battle for the starting spot in the secondary opposite CB Andre Hal. It is expected to be one of training camp's most fierce battles.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:47:53 -0700
Houston Texans LB John Simon has had a chance at increased reps with a few linebackers missing in practice during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp. He has taken advantage of the linebacker reps, as he is still adjusting to the position after playing four years in a 4-3 scheme at the defensive end position at Ohio State.
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