|Carlos Hyde traded to Texans|
Chiefs get G Martinas Rankin in return
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 31, 3:49 pm
|Another Texans’ trade: Houston is trading G Martinas Rankin to Kansas City for RB Carlos Hyde, per league source. Houston gets the RB help it needs. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Carlos Hyde has been pegged for over a week as a roster cut but instead the Chiefs are able to get something in return from Houston is seeking veteran experience at the running back position after Lamar Miller's ACL injury. Duke Johnson remains the RB to own in Houston, but Hyde is worth a late-round flier in redraft leagues.
| Keke Coutee (ankle) back at practice Monday|
Texans WR currently being drafted as WR4/5
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Aug 27, 9:46 am
|Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) on Twitter: "Receiver Keke Coutee after being out since the Green Bay game with a sprained ankle." (Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Coutee sprained his ankle in the third preseason game but missed about a week. Early this season, Coutee shouldn't be hampered too much by what looks to be a minor sprain. With Lamar Miller done for the year with his torn ACL, the Texans should be in line to throw the ball more this season, and Coutee could be busy handling the slot duties -- a role he excelled in last season when he was healthy. He's a WR4/5 with upside and could be worth a 1-2 round reach as drafts approach their final picks.
| Texans fear torn ACL for Lamar Miller|
MRI to confirm but Miller expected to miss 2019 season
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 24, 9:45 pm
|The Houston Texans fear starting running back Lamar Miller suffered a torn left ACL during Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
He will undergo an MRI to confirm the tear. Miller is entering the last season of a four-year contract. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Texans are now thin at running back with Duke Johnson and UDFA Damarea Crockett and Taiwan Jones at the top of the depth chart. They'll likely bring in a free agent but Duke's fantasy value is on the rise.
|Duke Johnson traded to Texans|
For undisclosed draft pick in 2020
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 8, 10:45 am
|#Browns trade Duke Johnson to Houston #Texans for undisclosed draft pick in 2020. (Mary Kay Cabot on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Texans recently released D'Onta Foreman leaving them short on experience at running back. Despite the Browns head coach and GM stating Johnson had a role with the team, they ultimately grant the players wish for a trade. This is a decent landing spot for Johnson's fantasy value who should slide in as the backup behind Lamar Miller.
|Texans waive RB D'Onta Foreman|
Coach not happy with Foreman's work habits
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 4, 8:15 am
|The Texans have placed running back D'Onta Foreman on waivers, creating a backup spot on the roster behind starter Lamar Miller. During camp, it was apparent coach Bill O'Brien wasn't happy with Foreman's progress. Those familiar with the situation say the Texans weren't happy with Foreman's work habits and a continuing problem for being late to meetings. Now they'll have to find his replacement. (Houston Chronicle)|
FFToday's Take: Mayabe this will give Foreman the wakeup call he needs. The Texans now have a backup running back job open behind Lamar Miller. Next up on the depth chart include Josh Ferguson, Buddy Howell, Taiwan Jones and undrafted rookies Damarea Crockett. It's very possible the team brings in a veteran free agent.