The awful fantasy team that beat you in week 3

  You suffered for months, impatiently waiting for football season to begin anew. You bought fantasy football magazines, subscribed to fantasy football services, and stalked Matthew Berry (both online and in person) in hopes of gaining the edge in your league(s) this year. Well, as we all know, fantasy football is incredibly unpredictable and frustrating. Guys who get taken in the...
Via BSN Denver
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 4 Fantasy Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Running Backs

 Start ‘EmMelvin Gordon vs. Cleveland BrownsWhile Danny Woodhead has been great so far for fantasy owners, Gordon actually has more yards and 20 more carries, so he’s my pick to have a good week against a Cleveland defense that’s not been able to stop the run all season. (Value: Low RB1)Alfred Blue @ Atlanta FalconsArian Foster is going to be a game time decision, so Blue...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Six fantasy football players to avoid in Week 1

Fantasy football has finally arrived and it’s time to make sure your rosters are all set for the big day. Based on some unfavorable matchups, here are six players to avoid, or at least to expect less of, in Week 1. Russell Wilson, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks Say what? Surely Wilson was targeted as your trusty QB1 in early draft rounds. However, Wilson has a tough road game against...
Via Sportsnaut
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

JJ Watt was awesome on Hard Knocks, dominated practice

By Steve DelVecchio The moment it was announced that the Houston Texans would be featured on the latest season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” we all knew who the star of the show would be. And that man has not disappointed. A behind-the-scenes look at J.J. Watt is exactly what we all anticipated it would be — pure fiery competitiveness and an unstoppable force on the practice...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

With Foster out, Blue prepared to step up for Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Alfred Blue isn't daunted at the prospect of filling in for Arian Foster. The second-year player is calm and cool about stepping up for the Houston Texans with Foster out indefinitely after groin surgery. He believes the key to success is simple. ''You've just got to act like you've been there before and just own it,'' Blue said on Tuesday after practice. Blue has been...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Six NFL teams getting hammered by early injuries

By Jesse Reed Injuries strike all the time in the NFL, but there are some teams that have been getting devastated already just one week into training camp. Thankfully there haven’t been many season-ending injuries to report thus far. But every injury that holds key players out of action during this critical time of development is a potential stumbling block to the success of...
Via Sportsnaut
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans running back options

Injuries can make or break a season for an NFL team, especially when key players go down with significant injuries that cause them to miss considerable time from the gridiron. Just ask the Houston Texans who watched running back Arian Foster limp of the practice field earlier this week with a groin injury, resulting in surgery and being sidelined for half of the season.  The former...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Alfred Blue become a “must draft” now?

Reports came out yesterday and were confirmed that Houston Texans running back Arian Foster may miss significant time with a groin tear. Foster has been a top five fantasy running back in 2010(#1), 2011(#4), 2012(#3) and 2014(#5). If you’ve already had your draft and drafted Foster, this is real bad news. That’s why I recommend if Alfred Blue is available in your league...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Sign Pierre Thomas

View image | The Houston Texans have relied on Arian Foster to carry their offense for the past few years.  Yesterday, reports surfaced that Foster had a groin injury, which could require surgery. This, along with the fact that Alfred Blue and Chris Polk are dealing with less severe injuries, forced the Texans to evaluate free agent options at running back. One...
Via TopSportsReport
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes could be fantasy options from Texans

If you already had your fantasy football draft and selected Arian Foster, here’s hoping you also handcuffed him with Alfred Blue. With Foster out indefinitely because of a groin injury that will require surgery, the Houston Texans need to replace their star running back. For now, Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes appear to be most likely to split the action, with Chris Polk also...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Arian Foster dealing with “significant” groin injury

It may be a little premature, but the Houston Texans may want to sound the panic alarm. Reports out of Texans training camp claim running back Arian Foster is dealing with a “significant” groin injury. There is a real concern it may require surgery, which could put part of Foster’s 2015 season in jeopardy. Arian Foster’s groin injury is serious in nature. Source said...
Via EndZoneScore
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans position preview: Running Backs

The strongest part of the Houston Texans offense lies within their run game. Their run game has been fairly consistent for the past couple of years. They have some great talents, including Arian Foster who is their lead back. Arian Foster Projected starter: Arian Foster. Arian Foster and Andre Johnson have been key leaders for the Texans on offense. Now that Johnson is gone,...
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Breakable Houston Texans' Records in 2015

As a 13-year-old franchise, the Houston Texans don't have many, if any, unbeatable season records. Last year Houston broke the record for most points scored in a single game (45 vs Tennessee), Ryan Fitzpatrick got the record for most touchdowns in a game (6), Alfred Blue had the most carries by a Texan in a single game (36 vs Cleveland), and of course J.J. Watt kept breaking records...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

This Seventh-Round Draft Pick is Perfect Fit for NFL

Kenny Hilliard was drafted in the seventh round by the Houston Texans. He played four years at LSU and shared carries with one of Houston's 2014 draft picks, Alfred Blue. The two former LSU backs have the potential to blow up in the Texans' backfield... 'cause Hilliard is not just another running back. He is a tank. Watch out, Marshawn, Kenny is coming for your "Beast Mode" title...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Texans Running Backs

Arian Foster View image | Foster is the undisputed starter of this team. Coming off of a fantastic season, expect him to continue ripping through defenses with this young and powerful line. Some have worries about the injuries of Foster, but O’Brien has said in interviews that as long as he’s healthy and ready to go, Foster will have the ball. While he...
Via TopSportsReport
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans State of the Roster: Running Back

Houston Texans State of the Roster:Wide ReceiverQuarterbackTight EndThe NFL may now be a passing league, but there is often nothing more valuable than a dominant running attack. Converting on third-and-short, barreling into the end zone, taking the pressure off the quarterback, setting up play-action, and sometimes making a crowd-igniting play are all what the league’s best backs...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

LSU RB Kenny Hilliard taken by Houston in 7th round of NFL Draft

Joins former Tiger Alfred Blue in Texans backfield.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
May 02, 2015

REPORT: Houston Texans add new asset to their rushing attack

The Texans have added another name to their pool of running backs. With Pro-Bowl running back Arian Foster still their primary back, the Texans have gone out and signed another running back to help lighten the load. Foster has battled through injury the last few seasons, but has managed to still be one of the top running backs in the league. Backup running back Alfred Blue, who was...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans have some choices to make come draft day

The Houston Texans have 10 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft and with that comes different possibilities. Looking at the projected depth chart for 2015 the Texans do not have a lot of holes in their lineup. This means that if they draft smart they could be a very dangerous team in 2015. One area that needs addressing for the Texans is the offensive line which for every team should always...
Via EndZoneScore
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Alfred Blue Working Out With Adrian Peterson

Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue is focused on taking his game to the next level this offseason after averaging a meager 3.12 yards per carry as a rookie. With the help of personal trainer James Cooper, the 2014 sixth round pick (No. 181 overall) out of LSU is getting to train with another one of Cooper’s clients: Adrian Peterson. According to Blue, Peterson is fuming after...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Realistic Expectations for Texans Rushing Game

Arian Foster is amazing when he's healthy. He may be one of the best in the NFL when he's not nursing a leg injury.Houston has the potential to lead the NFL in rushing with a dominant run-blocking offensive line and strong slate of running backs. But realistically, how will Houston fare in the run game this year?Arian FosterHe just can't get a break.Foster has played a full 16-game...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Houston Texans consider a RB in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Heading into last season, the general consensus in the NFL was that running the football isn’t as important as it used to be. More and more teams were employing a running-back-by-committee approach than ever before. The day and age of the dominant, every-down back seemed to be a thing of the past. But that may be about to change, as everything in the NFL is cyclical. Players like...
Via cover32 - Texans
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Houston Texans performance: week 14

Running Game – A Arian Foster tore up the field he had some great runs including a 51 yard run where he stiff armed a Jaguar into the turf. Arian Foster also had a TD vultured by rookie Alfred Blue at the one yard line. Overall it was the Arian Foster show, he kept the ball moving and scored his TD run was pretty impressive, and the Texans are a much better team when Foster is...
Via cover32 - Texans
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Foster out against Bengals, Blue to start for second-straight week

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is inactive Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with a groin injury. Foster, who is the NFL's third leading rusher this season with 822 yards, also missed last week's matchup in Cleveland against the Browns. With Foster sidelined again, the Texans will turn to rookie running back Alfred Blue to start in his place. Houston is hoping for a...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: 5 Things to Know About the Texans

1. Ryan Mallett won in his first NFL start last week against the Cleveland Browns, tossing a pair of touchdown passes. What are some of the pros and cons from his debut?Caleb: It’s still a bit too early to declare Ryan Mallett the franchise QB for Houston, but he did play a pretty good game. Head Coach O’Brien definitely had a specific game plan this week trying not to put too...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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