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1:01pm EST 1/12/20

Texans TE Darren Fells (hip) is active for today's game against the Chiefs. TE Jordan Akins' absence adds upside to Fells -- although it's unclear how big an issue that hip injury will be.

1:01pm EST 1/12/20

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is active for today's game against the Chiefs. He was limited in practice all week, and the Houston Chronicle reported that Fuller won't be back to 100% until he has time to recover this offseason. He's a risk/reward fantasy play today.

NFL Network's James Palmer reports that Texans WR Will Fuller (groin), WR Kenny Stills (knee) and TE Darren Fells (hip) will all be active for today's game against the Chiefs. Fuller will remain risky in his return from a multi-game injury. QB Deshaun Watson, however, will have his near-full group of weapons. TE Jordan Akins (hamstring) looks like the only regular piece missing. His absence helps Fells, who saw a season-high 7 targets in the Week 6 meeting with Kansas City.

Texans TE Jordan Akins (hamstring) has been downgraded to out for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs. TE Darren Fells remains questionable with his hip injury. If he can't go, Houston would be down to TE Jordan Thomas.

NFL Network's James Palmer hears that Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is expected to play against the Chiefs on Sunday "unless anything crazy happens between now and game time." Fuller was limited in practice all week, and the Houston Chronicle notes that he's "not expected to be 100% until he has time to rest and recover this offseason." He's a risk/reward fantasy play that we'd only use in DFS tournaments.

Texans TEs Darren Fells (hip) and Jordan Akins (hamstring) are both listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Akins was limited in practice all week with the hamstring injury that kept him out of last Saturday's win over the Bills. Fells was added to the injury report and limited in practice on Friday. We'll look for updates on both guys and will get their official statuses around 1:30 pm ET on Sunday.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien labeled WR Will Fuller (groin) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Chiefs. "I think it's kind of like a daily process with him to see where he's at," O'Brien added. "He passes test after test and he communicates with us how he's feeling. I think so far, so good but I think it's going to be a game-time decision." We'll get Fuller's official status around 1:30 pm ET on Sunday.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) remained limited on Wednesday. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported a few days ago that Fuller is expected back for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but HC Bill O'Brien was non-committal on Wednesday. We'll get another update on his status after Thursday's practice.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is expected back for next weekend's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Fuller was seemingly close to suiting up for yesterday's win over the Bills but now should be closer to 100% in Kansas City. We'll track his practice participation this coming week.

Texans TE Jordan Akins is inactive for today's game against the Bills after hurting his hamstring in practice this week. That boosts TE Darren Fells' projections by a target or 2.

As expected, Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is inactive for today's game against the Bills. It's a significant loss for Houston's passing game. Kenny Stills will serve as the #2 WR, with either Keke Coutee or DeAndre Carter as the #3.

The Texans don't expect WR Will Fuller to play today against the Bills, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This agrees with the earlier report we passed along from NFL Network's James Palmer. Fuller shouldn't be in your fantasy plans for this weekend.

Texans TE Jordan Akins (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Bills after being added to the injury report on Friday. His absence would be a boost for TE Darren Fells. We'll get Akins' game status around 3 pm ET on Saturday.

NFL Network's James Palmers hears from "multiple sources" that Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is a "real long shot" for Saturday's game against the Bills. He's listed as questionable after a limited week of practice and was labeled a game-time decision by HC Bill O'Brien. Fuller's injury was originally expected to cost him 3 weeks, though, so it's not a surprise that he's not expected to play. We'll get his official status around 3 pm ET on Saturday. Kenny Stills will operate as Houston's #2 WR if Fuller is out.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) put in a limited practice on Tuesday. Despite originally being slapped with a 3-week timetable for return, Fuller seems to have a real chance of playing against the Bills this weekend. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien said Monday that WR Will Fuller (groin) is "progressing and headed in the right direction" to play against the Bills on Saturday. Fuller was originally expected to miss 3 weeks, but it sounds like he's ahead of schedule. We'll keep a close eye on his progress over the next few days. Houston's passing game has been much better with Fuller on the field over the past 4 seasons.

Texans WR Kenny Stills (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Titans. Other starters like QB Deshaun Watson and WR DeAndre Hopkins aren't expected to play much, if at all, as long as the Chiefs knock off the Chargers.

The Texans "won't take any chances" in their game against the Titans this afternoon, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweets. Houston will have "several starters on the sidelines even if they aren’t inactive," per Rapoport. That might change if the Chiefs lose to the Chargers in the 1 pm ET time slot, giving the Texans a shot to climb into the #3 seed. But if Kansas City wins, don't expect to see much of QB Deshaun Watson or WR DeAndre Hopkins. WR Kenny Stills and RBs Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson could also be limited.

Texans WR Will Fuller (groin) is out for Sunday’s game against the Titans. WRs DeAndre Hopkins (illness) and Kenny Stills (knee) are listed as questionable. Both guys figure to be available, but they could be rested in a meaningless game for Houston if the Chiefs win earlier on Sunday afternoon.

Texans HC Bill O'Brien said Monday that he has no plans to rest his starters in Sunday's regular-season finale against the Titans. Houston can still climb into the #3 seed -- but only if the Chiefs lose to the Chargers. That game will be over by the time the Texans kick off at 4:25 pm ET, so the game might be completely meaningless. That means there's at least some chance O'Brien changes his mind and sits guys like QB Deshaun Watson and WR DeAndre Hopkins. Those guys come with elevated risk in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

 
 
 

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