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RB Chris Polk - Houston Texans

5-11, 215Born: 12-16-1989College: WashingtonDrafted: ---

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Houston Texans RB Chris Polk (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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General News (Wed Oct 7): partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

Week 5: vs Indianapolis Colts

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Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. The Thursday Night game will feature two NFC South rivals clashing in Houston's NRG Stadium. In good news for the Texans, Arian Foster did look relatively healthy in his first action of the year and afterwards declared himself 100% healthy, just admitting he had a 'bad game' (8/10/0 rushing with 3/25/0 receiving at Atlanta last week). Local sources suggest that he will receive a far heavier workload in this Thursday night game now that Foster has 'tested' his groin in game conditions. The Colts' rush D is ranked 25th in the NFL averaging 119.5 yards allowed per game, with four rushing scores given out to date. Jacksonville managed 24/60/0 rushing at Indianapolis last week - Tennessee managed 27/88/2 on the ground against this defense two games back. This looks like a nice matchup for Foster, who is likely to get a lot of work in this game given the state of the Colts' passing game/the multiple injuries to receivers in play this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs KC 14 5 22 0 1 1 9 0 0 3.1
2 at CAR 43 14 38 0 8 2 9 0 0 4.7
3 vs TB 14 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
4 at ATL 32 3 27 1 4 3 23 0 0 11
5 vs IND PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * 1 * * * *
5 vs IND PROJ-Tremblay * 4 * * 1 * * * *
5 vs IND PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs ATL (3 / 27 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)

Polk ended up on the field after Foster was done for the day and ended up on the field for third down situations. Polk had a long run of 17 yards in garbage time and ended up getting a one-yard touchdown run after Blue could not finish a run on the goal line. If backfield was healthy and the Texans were keeping it close and productive Polk would have seen little time on the field.

2015 Week 3 vs TB (5 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

it was an uneventful day for Polk, one key run for six yards but after that he was ineffective. Polk's lack of pass protection that led to an interception got him a place on the bench.

2015 Week 2 vs CAR (14 / 38 / 0 rush, 8 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

It was a high volume day for Polk with 16 total touches but he had very little to show for it his total yardage. his runs are uneventful and his long run was for 13 yards on a simple and well blocked zone play. Polk continues to get plenty of touches on the field but he continues to have limited vision with the ball in his hands. His biggest moment came late in the game when the Texans were driving and he caught a pass in the flats with room to run but stepped out of bounds leaving at least seven yards on the field. His lack of awareness is something that continues to show the more he is on the field.

2015 Week 1 vs KC (5 / 22 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Despite his dancing on the field, Polk had a productive day when he touched the football. With a long run of 13 yards, Polk struggled running in between the tackles. After his big run he only had a long run of two yards on his remain four carries. He did catch one screen pass for nine yards. His numbers look decent on paper but his day was just two decent plays on the day.


Latest News

Texans | Chris Polk questionable (Wed Oct 7, 03:57 PM) - Houston Texans RB Chris Polk (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Our View: Polk had a decent week against Atlanta, but mostly in garbage time. Don't expect much from him, and keep him from your lineup unless you're desperate in which case expect no better than RB5 numbers.
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Texans | Chris Polk sits out of practice (Tue Oct 6, 06:56 PM) - Houston Texans RB Chris Polk (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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Texans | Monday practice report for Week 5 (Mon Oct 5, 07:59 PM) - Houston Texans SS Quintin Demps (hamstring), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring) and LB Whitney Mercilus (thigh) did not participate in the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 5. RB Chris Polk (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip) and SS Eddie Pleasant (thigh) were limited, while LB Max Bullough (shoulder), OT Derek Newton (ankle), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (calf) and Vince Wilfork (ankle) fully participated.

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