Houston Texans Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Houston Texans Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

11:10am EDT 10/25/20

Texans TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion) is inactive for today’s game against the Packers. TE Darren Fells gets another start and is a viable fantasy play in what should be a shootout.

Texans TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He didn’t practice all week, though, so fantasy owners shouldn’t be counting on him. Akins’ absence would make TE Darren Fells a viable spot starter in this likely shootout.

The MRI on Ravens RB Mark Ingram's ankle revealed a "a mid- to high-ankle sprain that isn’t considered severe," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. It's better than a pure high-ankle sprain, we guess. But this could still prove to be a multi-week injury. Ingram at least gets a Week 7 bye to rest up. We'll keep an eye on him when Baltimore returns to practice.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said RB Mark Ingram's ankle injury is not "significant" and that he has a "chance" to play against the Steelers after the Week 7 bye. So it sounds like Ingram avoided a serious injury. We'll track his status when Baltimore returns from the bye next week.

Ravens RB Mark Ingram suffered an ankle injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Eagles and is questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more. Ingram's absence would mean more action for RBs Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins.

Texans TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Titans. That leaves Darren Fells as Houston's lead TE. He ran a route on 71% of Deshaun Watson's drop backs but saw just 2 targets last week. Fells is a mid-range TE2 for Week 6.

Texans TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion) remained limited in practice all week and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Titans. He figures to take back over as Houston’s lead TE if he’s able to play. If not, TE Darren Fells will get another start.

11:10am EDT 10/11/20

Texans TE Jordan Akins (concussion, ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Jaguars. Darren Fells steps in as Houston’s lead TE but is just a DFS tournament flier.

Texans TE Jordan Akins (concussion, ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Jaguars. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We'll see if Akins can gain clearance by Sunday. If not, Darren Fells will step in as Houston's lead TE.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (toe) put in a full practice on Wednesday. He's set to return for this weekend's game vs. the Patriots. Lindsay falls short of fantasy-starter value but does put a dent in RB Melvin Gordon's projected volume.

The Texans have fired HC/GM Bill O'Brien, according to multiple reports. Romeo Crennel will serve as the interim coach, while OC Tim Kelly should reclaim play-calling duties. We'll see if this changes anything for the offense going forward, but shedding O'Brien doesn't seem like it can hurt QB Deshaun Watson and crew.

Texans TE Jordan Akins is getting checked for a concussion after taking a helmet to helmet hit that got Vikings S Harrison Smith ejected from Sunday's game. We'll pass along an update on Akins when we get one.

Washington LB Kevin Pierre-Louis is active for today's game against the Ravens. He turned up questionable because of an illness. His playing time dipped last week, but Pierre-Louis still played 80% of the snaps. He's not a high-level IDP option but in play still for deeper leagues.

The Packers have placed LB Christian Kirksey (pectoral) on IR. That means he'll miss at least the next 3 games, starting with the Monday night Falcons clash we already knew he'd miss. That also should make LB Ty Summers a starter for those 3 games. If he didn't already get claimed off waivers in your IDP league, go ahead and grab him.

Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor (chest) is out for Week 4. QB Justin Herbert will make his 3rd straight start but is a lower-end QB2 vs. a tough Bucs defense.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (toe) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Jets. He seemed close to playing and should be back for Week 5. Melvin Gordon will continue to dominate backfield work tonight, making him a fine RB2 despite a tough Jets run defense.

Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay (toe) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Jets. HC Vic Fangio said Monday that Lindsay will be limited if he does suit up, so he's not a Week 4 fantasy option. RB Melvin Gordon will continue to handle the majority of Denver's RB touches.

ESPN reports that Packers LB Christian Kirksey will miss at least 1 game with the shoulder injury that knocked him out of the win over the Saints Sunday night. The report says that Kirksey will "likely" avoid surgery but that he's awaiting a 2nd opinion. A stint on IR remains a possibility. LB Ty Summers makes for a solid waiver pickup for at least this week, ahead of Monday night's game against the Falcons.

The Broncos expect RB Phillip Lindsay back on the field soon. "He's trending in the right direction," HC Vic Fangio said Monday, according to Pro Football Talk. "He might be able to play Thursday, but we'll decide that as we go through the week." Fangio added that Lindsay would be on a "play count" if he does return, saying Lindsay wouldn't be able to play a "bunch" but could play "sparingly." It doesn't sound like he'll be a fantasy option for Week 4. It also doesn't sound like his return would significantly alter RB Melvin Gordon's outlook for the Thursday night clash with the Jets. We'll see about Lindsay's progress this week and beyond.

Packers LB Christian Kirksey left in the 1st half of Sunday night's game at New Orleans with a left shoulder injury and was ruled out for the game. Ty Summers stepped in and wore the green dot. If Kirksey misses more time going forward, that could mean a full-time role for Summers -- a 7th-round pick in 2019. We'll watch for updates on Kirksey's status early in the week.

 
 
 

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