The Texans may have dumped HC Gary Kubiak, but they still want the TE cupboard stocked.  They opened the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL draft by taking Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz.  He caught just 91 passes in a career of underuse at Iowa but flashed good athleticism at the Scouting Combine, including a 4.76 time in the 40.  The strong blocking background that seems to accompany all Iowa TEs should help him get on the field earlier, but Fiedorowicz will open his Texans career behind Garrett Graham and Ryan Griffin on the depth chart.  He's only a late consideration even in dynasty formats.

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The Texans have placed TE C.J. Fiedorowicz and WR Bruce Ellington on IR. Fiedorowicz sustained his 4th concussion in the past 12 months in Sunday's loss to the Titans. His football career might be in jeopardy.

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz exited in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Titans with a concussion. It's his 4th concussion in the past year. The last one sidelined him for 8 weeks earlier this season. Fiedorowicz is likely looking at another extended absence.

The Texans have activated TE C.J. Fiedorowicz from IR. He was shut down after sustaining a concussion back in Week 1 -- his 3rd in a 9-month span. But he's been cleared and will return for this weekend's game against the Rams. Fiedorowicz is a low-upside fantasy play with Tom Savage under center.

The Texans have placed TE C.J. Fiedorowicz on IR after he suffered his 3rd concussion in the past 9 months in Sunday's opener. Fiedorowicz could be a candidate to return in 8+ weeks but isn't worth hanging on to in fantasy leagues. TEs Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson are also likely to miss Thursday night's game against the Bengals with concussions. It all just means more targets for WR DeAndre Hopkins.

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz was knocked out of Sunday's opener with a concussion. He was also listed on this week's injury report with a concussion and suffered one last December. He's a long shot to be cleared ahead of Thursday night's game against the Bengals.

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