Houston Texans Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Houston Texans Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game vs. Tampa Bay. The question is how much work he’ll cede to RB Kenyan Drake. It’s also a tough matchup against the league’s #2 RB defense. Consider Johnson more of a RB2 this week.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He's likely looking at an extended absence after sustaining the 4th documented concussion of his career and 2nd this year. Josh Reynolds will step in as Los Angeles' #3 WR for however long Cooks is out. In 8 games in which he's played 80+% of the offensive snaps over the past 2 seasons, Reynolds has averaged 6.6 targets, 3.4 catches, 49.3 yards and .75 TDs.

Cardinals RB David Johnson declared himself "100%" on Wednesday and said he's "definitely playing" against the Bucs this weekend. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation, but D.J. can be penciled into Week 10 fantasy lineups. We'll see exactly how much work RB Kenyan Drake earned with his impressive Week 9 showing, but Johnson should return as the lead back.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Rams WR Brandin Cooks' visit with a concussion specialist was "positive." His latest concussion won't "necessitate a long-term recovery," but the team will remain cautious with its star WR. We'd still consider Cooks unlikely to play next week, but it at least sounds like he'll be back this season.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is expected back for next week's game against the Bucs, HC Kliff Kingsbury said Friday. Johnson should slide back in as Arizona's lead back -- although RB Kenyan Drake deserves to stay involved after his strong showing vs. the 49ers. We'll be looking for clues on how the Cards will deploy these guys in Week 10 and beyond.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is inactive for tonight’s game against the 49ers. RBs Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris are all dressed. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler hears that Drake is “will get major run,” but we’d still consider him just a RB3 vs. San Francisco’s 2nd-ranked RB defense.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is not expected to play against the 49ers tonight. He returned to a limited practice on Wednesday, so he seems to have a shot to return for Week 10. It'll be Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris in Arizona's backfield tonight. Drake is the best fantasy bet of the bunch but is no more than a low-end RB3 vs. the Niners' 2nd-ranked RB defense.

Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's game against the 49ers. HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled RB David Johnson (ankle) a game-time decision, but we'd be surprised if he suits up. Kingsbury confirmed that it'll be a committee backfield for this one. We'll see exactly who comprises that committee, but we're expecting it to be Kenyan Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks is visiting a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh this week, HC Sean McVay said. Cooks suffered his 4th documented concussion and his 2nd in the past month in Sunday's win over the Bengals. “I think we are just taking it a day at a time,” McVay said. “At least try to get some information to Brandin and then, we can make a decision that is best for him. Anytime that you have something like this occur, you want to consider the human being first and foremost, and that’s what we are going to do, take our time. No question, it will be something that we are going to be smart with." Cooks is likely looking at an extended absence here. Josh Reynolds will step in as Los Angeles' #3 WR and is worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues.

Cardinals RBs David Johnson (ankle) and Chase Edmonds (hamstring) both missed practice on Tuesday. Neither guy is expected to play against the 49ers on Thursday night. Meanwhile, HC Kliff Kingsbury admitted Tuesday that RB Kenyan Drake will be given a "manageable workload" in his debut after arriving via trade on Monday. This figures to be a 3-man backfield with Drake, Zach Zenner and Alfred Morris, making it a situation to avoid vs. San Francisco's stingy defense.

Rams WR Brandin Cooks exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Bengals to get checked for a concussion. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Update: Cooks has been diagnosed with a concussion and is done for the day.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Saints. Chase Edmonds is a good bet for another 20+ touches, making him a borderline RB1 vs. New Orleans’ 4th-ranked RB defense. Newly acquired RB Alfred Morris is a healthy scratch today, leaving Zach Zenner as Arizona’s #2 RB.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) won't play against the Saints today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Arizona listed Johnson as questionable, but he never seemed to have a chance to play after missing practice all week. In fact, Schefter adds that Johnson is also expected to miss Thursday night's game against the 49ers. Chase Edmonds will continue to serve as the Cardinals' feature back for however long D.J. is out.

Houston starting CBs Johnathan Joseph (neck, hamstring) and Bradley Roby (hamstring) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Both guys put in limited practices all week. Roby missed last week's game. Joseph played through a "questionable" tag after missing the previous game but left early with a new injury. We'll see about their status Sunday morning.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) didn’t practice all week. But he’s listed as questionable, and HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled him a game-time decision for Sunday’s tilt with the Saints. We’d be surprised if Johnson played. And even if he does, he’d be tough to trust in fantasy lineups after playing just 3 snaps last week. If Johnson ends up inactive, Chase Edmonds will be a borderline RB1 as Arizona’s feature back.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury said RB David Johnson (ankle) won't practice on Wednesday. He put in limited workouts last Thursday and Friday before carrying just once against the Giants. Kingsbury added that he'll wait to see how Johnson is feeling at the end of the week before making a decision on his Week 8 status. For now, fantasy owners should plan as if Johnson won't play against the Saints. That'd make Chase Edmonds a nice RB2.

Cardinals RB David Johnson carried on the 1st possession of today’s game against the Giants and didn’t hit the field again. HC Kliff Kingsbury said afterward that Johnson was only going to play in a “need-based” situation with his bum ankle. Thanks for the heads-up, coach. RB Chase Edmonds exploded for 150 total yards and 3 scores in Johnson's place. We’ll be keeping a close eye on D.J. this coming week.

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Colts. He missed last week but is back for your IDP lineups. Fellow starting CB Bradley Roby (hamstring) is inactive, however.

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Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is active for today’s game the Giants. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but don’t expect him to be at 100% today. It obviously adds risk to Johnson’s Week 7 outlook, but he remains a RB1 in our rankings.

Cardinals RB David Johnson (ankle) is expected to play against the Giants today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson only got in a limited practice on Friday -- and HC Kliff Kingsbury said at that point that D.J. wouldn't have been able to play in a game. So it's tough to believe that he'll be at 100% today. Johnson obviously comes with elevated risk in fantasy lineups but still sits inside RB1 territory in our Week 7 Rankings.


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