RB Chris Polk - Houston Texans
|5-11, 215||Born: 12-16-1989||College: Washington||Drafted: ---|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 23): Polk was unable to practice Wednesday or Friday due to his injured hamstring, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as questionable to play on Friday.
General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.
General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Nov 25): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 12: vs New Orleans Saints
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. The Texans' backs have engineered the league's 29th-ranked rushing 'attack', with a total of 908 yards rushing and four rushing TDs over 10 games - they average a paltry 3.3 yards a carry as a group, too. As a team they did post 37/123/0 rushing on the Jets, but the top back of the committee, Alfred Blue, had just 21/58/0 (but he added 3/34/1 receiving for a rare TD by a Texans' back). Jonathan Grimes posted 6/37/0 rushing and 3/28/0 receiving in his change-of-pace role last week. With Brian Hoyer coming back under center, the Texans' rushing attack may have a little more room to operate as Hoyer has been able to challenge defenses vertically this season. The Saints' defense is so horrible that they got Rob Ryan (finally!) fired - the new defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, who was previously handling third-down defense in particular for the Saints' unit. We'll see if he can improve on their 29th-ranked unit that averages 131.2 rushing yards allowed per game (with seven rushing scores handed out to date). Over the past four weeks, the Saints average 27.9 fantasy points allowed to opposing runners per game, the most given up to opposing backs during that time frame. This is a good matchup even for the under-achieving Texans' stable of backs.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 8 vs TEN (8 / 18 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Chris Polk much like Blue is getting touches when he comes in for Blue. Second on the team with 13 total touches for 22 total yards and he has been not been eating up yards like his counterpart in Blue. Polk is getting work on the field but not producing from a number standpoint.
2015 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Chris Polk did spot duty when Arian Foster needed a break and he continues to help in the passing game. He is doing majority of his work when he goes into routes in the flat and he had two key first down receptions for 8 and 6 yards. He continues to find his way on the field because of his ability to pass protect.
2015 Week 6 vs JAX (8 / 37 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Chris Polk came in and gave Arian Foster the break he needed to take some workload off of him. He has a long run of 12 yards and was able to push ahead late in the game in some short yardage situations to help move the chains. Polk also had his mop up rushing yards late in the game when the Texans were up on the Jaguars.
2015 Week 5 vs IND (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Polk ended up taking the snaps that Blue left on the field after going out injured. Polk had two receptions and was the primary back for pass pro in some 2-minute drill situations. He only had one run for 5-yards but his main purpose is to help in pass protection.
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 NewsTexans | Three Houston players probable (Fri Nov 27, 03:46 PM) - Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion), RB Chris Polk (knee, hamstring) and WR Nate Washington (hip) are listed as probable for Week 12 against the New Orleans Saints. link to story Texans | Three Texans fully practice Thursday (Thu Nov 26, 07:22 PM) - Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion), RB Chris Polk (knee, hamstring) and WR Nate Washington (hip) participated fully in practice Thursday, Nov. 26. Our View: Hoyer is the guy to watch, as he should be a solid QB2 with upside. He could be a steal in daily fantasy as well, as his price is low and the Saints are prone to allowing lots of points and shootouts these days.
Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 12 (Wed Nov 25, 05:39 PM) - Houston Texans CB A.J. Bouye (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. CBs Kareem Jackson (ankle) and Johnathan Joseph (knee, wrist) were limited. LB Max Bullough (shoulder, hamstring), LB Jadeveon Clowney (wrist), DT Christian Covington (hip), LB Akeem Dent (hamstring), CB Charles James (foot), C Ben Jones (hand), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), OT Derek Newton (elbow) S Eddie Pleasant (neck) and RB Chris Polk (knee, hamstring) participated fully. link to story Texans | Chris Polk inactive (Sun Nov 22, 12:12 PM) - Updating a previous report, Houston Texans RB Chris Polk (hamstring) is inactive for Week 11's game against the New York Jets. link to story Texans | Week 11 inactives for Texans (Sun Nov 22, 11:41 AM) - The Houston Texans have declared LB Akeem Dent, QB Brian Hoyer, RB Chris Polk, TE Garrett Graham, CB Kareem Jackson, OT Oday Aboushi, FS Rahim Moore inactive for Week 11. Our View: Polk is inactive after all and new addition Akeem Hunt could get some looks today.
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