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  Texans | Ryan Fitzpatrick back as starter?    Sun Nov 23, 09:27 PM

Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to return to a starting role after QB Ryan Mallett (pectoral) suffered a pectoral injury in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Mallett will have an MRI, and a tear would likely keep him sidelined several weeks.

Footballguys view: Fitzpatrick had some decent fantasy games as Tennessee's starter last year, but the Texans take a more conservative tack on offense. He could still be a viable streamer play if he starts against those Titans next week.

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  Texans | Ryan Mallett to have MRI on pectoral    Sun Nov 23, 09:26 PM

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (pectoral) suffered a pectoral injury in the Week 12 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he will go for an MRI. He might miss several games if the test shows a tear. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to return to a starting role.

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  Texans | DeAndre Hopkins hits triple digits    Sun Nov 23, 09:24 PM

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins posted five receptions for 39 yards in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is now over 100 receptions for the first time in his career.

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  Texans | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 23, 11:35 AM

The Houston Texans have declared RB Arian Foster, WR DeVier Posey, OT Jeff Adams, S Josh Aubrey, CB Kareem Jackson, LB Max Bullough, QB Tom Savage inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Alfred Blue gets the start at running back and he's a borderline RB1 play.

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Kareem Jackson player page
DeVier Posey player page


  Texans | Arian Foster out Sunday    Sun Nov 23, 11:29 AM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is out Sunday, Nov. 23, for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Alfred Blue is a borderline RB1 in a home game coming off of a career-best performance at Cleveland.

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  Texans | Arian Foster unlikely to play    Sat Nov 22, 04:18 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is highly unlikely to suit up Sunday, Nov. 23, for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners take note! If true, this puts Alfred Blue as a RB1/RB2 option for your fantasy team this week.

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  Texans | Ryan Mallett should play    Fri Nov 21, 05:32 PM

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (chest) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Texans | Andre Johnson probable    Fri Nov 21, 05:28 PM

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (non-injury) did not practice Friday, Nov. 21, but he is probable for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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  Texans | Arian Foster a game-time decision?    Fri Nov 21, 05:22 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is questionable for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Foster would be worked out prior to the game Sunday, Nov. 23, to see if he can play.

Footballguys view: Assume Foster won't be in the lineup and start Blue as if Foster will not play. If Foster does go, he'll be a boom/bust RB2 play, but Blue will also likely be at least worth a flex play, if not more. It's hard to see Foster taking on his full workload after not practicing this week.

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  Texans | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 21, 05:14 PM

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. LB Max Bullough (hamstring) is questionable, while OT Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), LB Akeem Dent (neck), RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and LB Justin Tuggle (shoulder) are probable. Jackson did not practice Friday, Nov. 21. Bullough, Clowney, Cushing, Dent and Joseph were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Jeff Tarpinian player page
Whitney Mercilus player page
Jonathan Grimes player page
Justin Tuggle player page
Jadeveon Clowney player page


  Texans | Ryan Mallett a full participant    Thu Nov 20, 05:59 PM

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (chest) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Footballguys view: Mallett looked OK last week, but we wouldn't roll him out there in your fantasy lineup. He's a QB3 at best.

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  Texans | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 20, 05:54 PM

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. LBs Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee) and Akeem Dent (neck) and CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) were limited. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and LB Justin Tuggle (shoulder) participated fully.

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Jonathan Grimes player page
Justin Tuggle player page
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  Texans | Arian Foster misses practice    Thu Nov 20, 05:50 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20, after being limited the previous day.

Footballguys view: Friday will be the tipping point, but if he plays, we can see RB1 numbers from him. If he doesn't play, Alfred Blue will be a solid play and an RB1 in his own right. Otherwise, Blue is no more than an RB3/Rb4.

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  Texans | Arian Foster likely to share carries    Thu Nov 20, 09:07 AM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is likely share carries with RB Alfred Blue if he plays in Week 12.

Footballguys view: Alfred Blue played well enough to earn a share of the carries, and the truth is that the Texans might feel they can still make the playoffs and are hoping to preserve some of Foster's health by spitting carries. That said, if Foster plays, drop Blue to an RB4/RB3 with Foster as an RB1. If Foster is out, run Blue out as a solid RB1.

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  Texans | Arian Foster limited    Wed Nov 19, 06:29 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on his status here. If Foster plays, he needs to be in your lineup. If Foster doesn't play, then rookie Alfred Blue needs to be in your lineup.

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  Texans | Ryan Mallett fully practices     Wed Nov 19, 06:15 PM

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: Mallett was 'okay' in his first start with the Texans last week. Expect the team to run the ball a lot in order to keep things simple for their inexperienced quarterback.

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  Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 12    Wed Nov 19, 05:46 PM

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), LB Akeem Dent (neck) and CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) all were limited in practice. OT Tyson Clabo (foot), RB Jonathan Grimes (ankle), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and LB Justin Tuggle (shoulder) all fully practiced.

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Kareem Jackson player page
Mike Mohamed player page
Akeem Dent player page
Jeff Tarpinian player page
Whitney Mercilus player page
Jonathan Grimes player page
Justin Tuggle player page
Jadeveon Clowney player page


  Texans | Ricky Sapp waived    Tue Nov 18, 06:11 PM

The Houston Texans waived LB Ricky Sapp (hamstring) from Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Nov. 18.

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  Texans | Alfred Blue ties franchise record    Sun Nov 16, 09:41 PM

Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue carried a franchise-record 36 times for 156 yards in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns in place of the injured RB Arian Foster (groin). His 156 yards tied a rookie franchise record previously set by RB Steve Slaton back in 2008.

Footballguys view: Blue was extremely patient and took advantage of the heavy workload to put up a big day when the Texans were in control for basically the whole game. Next week could see the return of Arian Foster against Cincinnati, but Blue showed he is worth a start any time Foster is out. The Texans should feel comfortable giving Foster all the time he needs to get healthy with Blue running like this.

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  Texans | Ryan Mallett wins first start    Sun Nov 16, 09:39 PM

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett made his first career start in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns. He threw for 211 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Footballguys view: Mallett revived the value of Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins and made the offense look very smooth. He should keep the viability of the Texans offense intact and probably at a higher level than Ryan Fitzpatrick set it during his stint as the starter.

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  Texans | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 16, 11:43 AM

The Houston Texans have declared RB Arian Foster, WR DeVier Posey, OT Jeff Adams, S Josh Aubrey, CB Kareem Jackson, LB Max Bullough, QB Tom Savage inactive for Week 11.

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DeVier Posey player page


  Texans | Arian Foster expected to play in Week 12    Sun Nov 16, 11:04 AM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to be ready to play in Week 12, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. Foster has been ruled out for Week 11.

Footballguys view: Be wary of trusting this so early in the cycle for Week 12. Our Dr. Jene Bramel thinks a game-time decision is a reasonable expectation for Foster next week.

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  Texans | Arian Foster ruled out    Sat Nov 15, 12:53 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) has been ruled out for Week 11.

Footballguys view: Alfred Blue...start your engine! Fantasy owners should consider Blue a high-upside RB2 this week in place of Foster. The team thought Foster would be back after the bye, but the veteran back just isn't ready yet. It's wise to be cautious here with this type of injury.

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  Texans | Friday injury report    Fri Nov 14, 04:42 PM

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns. LBs Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin), John Simon (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder) and CBs Johnathan Joseph (concussion, knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) are probable. Jackson didn't practice Friday, Nov. 14. Clowney and Cushing were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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John Simon player page
Justin Tuggle player page
Jadeveon Clowney player page


  Texans | Arian Foster questionable    Fri Nov 14, 03:55 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns, but he's unlikely to play Sunday, Nov. 16. 'He did some things (Friday), but I think at the end of the day, he and I will talk,' head coach Bill O'Brien said. 'We'll do what's best for Arian Foster No. 1, and we'll do what's best for our team No. 2.' Foster was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 14.

Footballguys view: At this point, Foster owners should probably prefer he misses Sunday's game because it will be hard to feel secure about him in our lineups even if he is active. Week 12 brings the Bengals and a friendly home crowd for the Texans.

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  Texans | Arian Foster out of practice again    Thu Nov 13, 04:34 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

Footballguys view: Missing practice on Wednesday...not much of a concern. Missing another practice on Thursday (after coming off a bye week) raises the red flag a bit. Make sure to check back to see if Foster can at least partially participate in practice on Friday.

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  Texans | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 13, 04:30 PM

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. LBs Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and Brian Cushing (knee) were limited, while CB Johnathan Joseph (concussion, knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle) and LBs Brooks Reed (groin), John Simon (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Brooks Reed player page
Jeff Tarpinian player page
John Simon player page
Justin Tuggle player page
Jadeveon Clowney player page


  Texans | Arian Foster to be game-time decision    Thu Nov 13, 03:58 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) will be a game-time decision for Week 11, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: It's a concern for fantasy owners as the Texans are coming off a bye. They'll have a new starting quarterback in Ryan Mallett, and playing without Foster would be devastating for their chances of winning in Week 11.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney would be limited    Thu Nov 13, 01:34 PM

Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will have a limited role if he is able to play in Week 11. Clowney could be limited to pass rushing opportunities like he was in Week 8.

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  Texans | Brian Cushing expected to return    Thu Nov 13, 01:29 PM

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee) is expected to return in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns after missing two games with a knee injury.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney expects to play    Thu Nov 13, 01:13 PM

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) said he is feeling better and expects to play in Week 11. Clowney said his knee is improving but is not at 100 percent yet.

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  Texans | Chris Martin signed to practice squad    Wed Nov 12, 09:01 PM

The Houston Texans signed free-agent OT Chris Martin (Patriots) to the practice squad Wednesday, Nov. 12.


  Texans | Max Bullough promoted    Wed Nov 12, 08:33 PM

The Houston Texans promoted LB Max Bullough from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, Nov. 12.


  Texans | Arian Foster out of practice    Wed Nov 12, 04:50 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Footballguys view: It's Wednesday, so this is probably just veteran rest. Check back to see if Foster can practice on Friday.

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  Texans | Wednesday practice report    Wed Nov 12, 04:45 PM

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (concussion, knee) and CB Darryl Morris (ankle) were limited, while LBs Brooks Reed (groin), John Simon (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder) practiced in full.

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Brooks Reed player page
Jeff Tarpinian player page
John Simon player page
Justin Tuggle player page
Jadeveon Clowney player page


  Texans | Arian Foster expected to go    Tue Nov 11, 10:16 AM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play Sunday, Nov. 16.

Footballguys view: Foster had a week off as the Texans were on bye in Week 10. He'll likely be limited most of this week in practice, but watch his status on Friday. If he participates fully on Friday then feel confident about starting him in Week 11.

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  Texans | Arian Foster considered day-to-day    Mon Nov 10, 03:57 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is day-to-day with a groin injury, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: A heads up for fantasy owners here. Foster should be able to practice later in the week, so check back to monitor his progress. He might be limited all week, but look for a full participation on Friday.

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  Texans | Johnathan Joseph cleared    Mon Nov 10, 01:37 PM

Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (concussion) said he has been cleared from the concussion protocol.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney still dealing with knee    Thu Nov 6, 12:45 PM

Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (illness, knee) said he is still dealing with some soreness in his surgically repaired knee.

Footballguys view: Clowney hopes to be able to play in Week 11 but does not know about his status.

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  Texans | Arian Foster plans to play Week 11    Wed Nov 5, 11:03 PM

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) said Wednesday, Nov. 5, that he plans to play in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns after the team's bye.

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  Texans | Ryan Mallett named starting QB    Wed Nov 5, 12:21 PM

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett has been named the team's starting quarterback moving forward.

Footballguys view: The team made the move to add Mallett for a reason. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been largely a disappointment at quarterback this year, so it was only a matter of time before the Texans looked to make a move. Mallett has a rocket arm, so expect him to launch plenty of deep targets for DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson. We'll see if he's improved his accuracy problems on short and underneath/intermediate passes.

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  Texans | Kareem Jackson to miss time    Tue Nov 4, 01:20 PM

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (knee) is expected to miss two to four weeks with a medial collateral ligament sprain, according to a league source.

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  Texans | Arian Foster unlikely to miss time    Tue Nov 4, 08:57 AM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is unlikely to miss time after the bye week in Week 10 due to the groin injury he suffered in Week 9.

Footballguys view: Good news for fantasy owners here. Even though he may not miss time, fantasy owners should add Alfred Blue as an emergency handcuff for Foster.

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  Texans | Two CBs considered day-to-day    Mon Nov 3, 06:12 PM

Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (concussion) and CB Kareem Jackson (knee) are considered day-to-day after suffering injuries during the team's Week 9 game.

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  Texans | Arian Foster unlikely to miss time    Mon Nov 3, 05:15 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is unlikely to miss any time with a groin injury since the team has their bye in Week 10, according to a source informed of his injury.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Texans here. Foster didn't need additional medical tests and simply needs to rest.

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  Texans | Changes coming for Texans?    Mon Nov 3, 04:57 PM

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he will evaluate the entire offense during the team's bye in Week 10, including at the quarterback position. However, O'Brien didn't come close to benching QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the team's Week 9 loss, and he didn't single him out when discussing possible changes for Week 11. "I think we have to evaluate everything," said O'Brien, when asked if he'll make a QB change. "I don't think you can always -- and I've said this along -- I don't think you can look at one position and put all the blame on that.'

Footballguys view: Ryan Mallett was added with the idea that he could eventually get a starting nod. He's been a developmental prospect for years behind Tom Brady. Now, we could finally see him under center as a starter in the NFL. Mallett has a rocket arm, but he has little accuracy as a passer.

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  Texans | Andre Johnson not motivated?    Mon Nov 3, 04:20 PM

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson was very passive when he asked if he was used as a decoy in the team's Week 9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Johnson was disengaged when he was asked to respond to Eagles CB Cary Williams' comments that Johnson doesn't appear to be the same receiver of the past. "I'm trying to help the team win," Johnson said. "But I only can do what I can do. I can't control everything. I only can control what I can. That's it. I can't block. I can't cover guys. I can't throw the ball. All I can do is run routes and try to get open and catch the ball."

Footballguys view: Johnson was unhappy with the direction of the offense earlier this year, and those feeling may have never subsided. We've seen DeAndre Hopkins take over as the top receiver for the Texans over the last few weeks. Johnson is more of a WR3/flex play now, but he could produce better if he becomes motivated.

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  Texans | Houston to make QB change?    Mon Nov 3, 03:58 PM

Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could still be benched for backup QB Ryan Mallett, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: This was only a matter of time. Dynasty owners have been waiting to see what Mallett can do with a starting job. We may get an answer in the near future.

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  Texans | Arian Foster day-to-day    Mon Nov 3, 03:48 PM

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is day-to-day with a groin injury, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: We'll know more about his status later in the week.

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  Texans | Groin injury for Arian Foster    Sun Nov 2, 11:39 PM

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) suffered a groin injury in the Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles midway through the third quarter. He slammed his helmet down in disgust upon leaving the field.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners are waiting with bated breath here. Foster will have an MRI to offer more details on how significant his injury is. Texans fans are also worrying about this injury because the team is not the same without the superstar back in the lineup.

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