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Texans | J.J. Watt uncertain about return date

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:53:40 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) acknowledged Sunday, July 31, he isn't certain when he'll return from back surgery. "I can't put a solid start date on when I can play. … I don't plan on missing my first game, but I can't promise it. … I feel good. My body feels good. It is just a matter of listening to (the doctors). I'll do whatever they tell me to do," Watt told HoustonTexans.com. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday that Watt is "on the right track," but the Texans have no intention to rush the three-time Defensive Player of the Year back onto the field.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Texans | Tom Savage eyeing starting QB job

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:42:29 -0800

Houston Texans QB Tom Savage is intent on winning the starting job, especially in the wake of the news that team owner Bob McNair has reportedly made it very clear to general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien that the Texans replace Brian Hoyer.

Fantasy Tip: There seems to be some thought that Savage will compete with a first- or second-round rookie for the starting job in training camp. The loser of that competition would then fall behind Hoyer, who the Texans seem to like in a backup role. Even in O'Brien's quarterback-friendly system, Savage or the yet-to-be-named rookie would likely be little more than a low-end QB2 at best in 2016.

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Texans | Brian Hoyer unlikely to be Week 1 starter

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:21:52 -0800

Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer is unlikely to begin next season as the starter. Team owner Bob McNair has all but publicly demanded general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien replace the journeyman.

Fantasy Tip: Hoyer melted down in the Texans' playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, which was probably the final straw for McNair. Houston has been linked to almost every potential free-agent quarterback - such as Robert Griffin III - to most of the top signal-callers available in the draft that could be on the board at pick No. 22, such as Memphis' Paxton Lynch or Michigan State's Connor Cook. Either way, fantasy owners should expect Hoyer to holding a clipboard for most of 2016.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien, GM safe

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:29:45 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith will work with each other for a third straight year in 2016, according to owner Bob McNair. "I see no reason they (Smith and O'Brien) can't (work together). They've been working together. They're bright, and they're independent and they express their opinions," McNair said.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - John McClain

Texans | Jadeveon Clowney not close to playing

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:16:47 -0800

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (foot) was not able to push off his foot or run and was not close to playing in the wild-card game against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Bill O'Brien said Saturday, Jan. 9.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: HoustonTexans.com - Deepi Sidhu

Texans | Alfred Blue draws praise

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:21:29 -0800

Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue was praised for his performance against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15 by head coach Bill O'Brien. "Alfred Blue, other than the fumble, he ran with a purpose and I think that was a big part of the game," O'Brien said.

Fantasy Tip: With Houston down to Brandon Weeden at quarterback, Blue ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) should be in line for a big workload against an average Tennessee rush defense in Week 16. Blue could be a solid source of cap relief at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: HoustonTexans.com - Deepi Sidhu

Texans | HC wants better run defense

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:42:34 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said the Texans need to stop the run in order to get better on defense. Houston has allowed five rushing touchdowns in their last two games and is surrendering 114.2 rushing yards per game. "If we can stop the run better and get teams in longer yardage, that may be able to help us," O'Brien said. "If you don't stop the run, that's going to be a problem."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - John McClain

Texans | Houston not ready to name starting QB

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:42:40 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he has a good idea of who will be the starting quarterback against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2 but is not ready to announce it at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Brian Hoyer started in Week 1 but was benched during the game and was replaced by Ryan Mallett, who played well in his limited time. Mallett could be the leading candidate to start, but neither quarterback is a great fantasy option in any league.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Tania Ganguli

Texans | Jadaveon Clowney will be ready

Sun, 06 Sep 2015 15:40:56 -0700

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is still on track to play in the season opener Sunday, Sept. 13, but head coach Bill O'Brien would not say whether Clowney will start or how much time he would see.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Texans | Nuke, Nate Washington top depth chart

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:53:33 -0700

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins and WR Nate Washington are atop the depth chart right now, head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday, Aug. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Hopkins will be the receiver fantasy owners target early on draft day, but there could be some value with Washington in the middle to late rounds if he can maintain a starting role. You could do worse for your WR4 or flex fantasy option in standard fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Tania Ganguli

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