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Texans K Ka'imi Fairbairn is sidelined with a "minor injury," according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson. Houston has signed K Nick Rose as insurance. Avoid this situation in fantasy drafts right now.

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Texans K Ka'imi Fairbairn (leg) has landed on short-term IR. He's out at least 3 weeks. Fairbairn will be replaced by Joey Slye, but you should be avoiding Texans kickers in fantasy lineups.

Texans K Ka'imi Fairbairn sat out Saturday night's preseason finale against the Buccaneers after a "minor leg muscle pull" during pregame warmups, according to Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 in Houston. HC David Culley said afterward that Fairbairn could have played if they needed him to. Wilson reports that it's not expected to affect the kicker's Week 1 status.

The Texans have released K Nick Rose and will go with K Ka'imi Fairbairn. Fairbairn missed some time earlier this month with an injury but is evidently healthy now. He connected on a decent 80% of his FG attempts last year but missed 3 XPs. He could emerge as a spot-start option later, but we'd draft a safer option to open the season.

The Texans have released K Nick Novak. So it's now Ka'imi Fairbairn atop the depth chart. The UCLA product has yet to attempt a regular-season kick and went 3-of-4 this preseason. You can do better in your fantasy draft.

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