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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:52:49 -0800
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ben Tate (ribs) will remain the team's starting running back even though RB Dennis Johnson rushed for more yards in the team's Week 12 game. Tate rushed for one yard on seven carries while Johnson rushed for 74 yards on 13 carries.
Fantasy Tip: Tate likely will be a risky play while he is dealing with his injured ribs because he probably will be limited by the injury. Johnson likely will be at least a flex option most weeks.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 05:05:57 -0800
Houston Texans RB Dennis Johnson rushed 13 times for a season-high 74 yards in Week 12. RB Ben Tate had just seven carries for one yard, and the team liked the way Johnson looked running the ball. "We had planned on playing DJ (Johnson) some, but when he went in and he just looked so good running the ball so we played him a little bit more," head coach Gary Kubiak said.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 14:18:38 -0800
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as probable for Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: Tate probably will get most of the work at running back as long as he is able to play with the injury. He should be seen as a No. 2 running back or a flex option. Dennis Johnson could be a flex option in deeper leagues because he will play when Tate needs a break.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:56:37 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) is reportedly dealing with a disc problem in his back. He'll receive treatment from a specialist in hopes of avoiding season-ending surgery.
Fantasy Tip: This isn't what you want to hear if you're a Foster owner. He dealt with a disc problem this preseason, but was able to recover from it. This time around, it appears to be more serious. Cover your bases with RB depth if you own him. Ben Tate and some combination of Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim will fill in in the meantime.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:19:26 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back, hamstring) missed his third straight practice Friday, Nov. 8, and has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster has seen multiple specialists for his back injury, but there is no timetable for his recovery. RB Ben Tate will start and is expected to see the bulk of the workload. RB Dennis Johnson is expected to spell Tate, and Houston is leaning toward using RB Deji Karim as the third running back.
Fantasy Tip: Tate should be in your lineup if you own him. Consider him an RB2 or flex. Johnson looked solid in tandem with Tate last week but should only be used as a flex in cavernous formats.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:08:54 -0800
Houston Texans RB Dennis Johnson could have a bigger role in the offense if RBs Arian Foster (back) and Ben Tate (ribs) are limited or miss the game.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:09:22 -0800
Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (ribs) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Tate has a good chance to play Week 10 and probably would be the starting running back because of the injury to Arian Foster. Tate should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option if he starts. Dennis Johnson could be an option in very deep leagues because he could get some playing time during the game.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:22:37 -0800
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6, because of a back injury. Interim head coach Wade Phillips said Foster is meeting with doctors to have the injury diagnosed.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait for the diagnosis to come out and monitor his practice participation during the week before getting a better idea about Foster's status for Week 10. This doesn't look good, however. He's been beat up since training camp and will probably be limited if he does suit up against the Arizona Cardinals. Ben Tate, who is nursing cracked ribs, should receive the bulk of the carries, and Dennis Johnson could also see valuable touches if Foster doesn't play.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:56:40 -0700
The Houston Texans have signed free-agent LB Tavares Gooden (49ers) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (Panthers). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also signed RB Dennis Johnson off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad and practice squad RB Ray Graham to their active roster.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:42:40 -0700
The Houston Texans plan to sign RB Dennis Johnson off the practice squad roster of the Cleveland Browns Monday, Oct. 28.
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