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.

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.

The Texans are placing LB Benardrick McKinney on IR and expect him to miss the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Sarah Barshop. McKinney will need surgery on the shoulder injury that kept him out of Week 5. Tyrell Adams replaced him in that game, playing 89% of the defensive snaps and racking up 13 tackles against the Jaguars. He's worth a pickup in many IDP leagues ahead of a Week 6 matchup with Tennessee.

Texans LB Benardrick McKinney (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. We could see either Dylan Cole or Tyrell Adams in his place.

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.

Houston LB Benardrick McKinney (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He managed limited practices every day, though. We'll check his availability Sunday morning.

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.

Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) isn’t listed on the final Week 4 injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Vikings but figures to see just a handful of touches behind RB David Johnson.

Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) isn’t listed on the final Week 4 injury report. He gave us a scare when he was added to the injury report and limited on Thursday. But Fuller put in a full workout on Friday and is good to go for this weekend’s juicy matchup vs. the Vikings. He’s a virtual must-start this week.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien isn't worried about WR Will Fuller, who was added to Thursday's injury report with a hamstring. "Will is going to be fine, wanted to give him a little rest," O'Brien said Friday, adding that Fuller will practice today. Keep him in Week 4 fantasy lineups for now. Ideally, Fuller is a full-go today.

Texans WR Will Fuller was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a hamstring. We never like mid-week additions to the injury report -- especially when it's Fuller and a hamstring. We'll see what he does in Friday's practice and how he's listed on the final injury report.

Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Steelers. RB David Johnson will continue to dominate touches in Houston’s backfield.

Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) is not expected to play against the Steelers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. David Johnson will dominate backfield work again for Houston.

Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Duke isn't a fantasy option, but his absence would mean a few extra touches for RB David Johnson.

Texans WR Will Fuller isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report. It's a surprise after he was limited by a hamstring injury in the Week 2 loss to the Ravens. Fuller is on track to play against the Steelers this weekend -- and today's news suggests that we shouldn't be too concerned with the hammy.

WR Will Fuller was limited to just 63% of Houston's offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Ravens due to a right hamstring injury. He finished without a single target. Fuller, of course, has a lengthy history of hamstring trouble. We'll need to keep a close eye on his practice participation this week.

 
 
 

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