Shorts (hamstring) caught one of three targets for five yards in Saturday's 30-0 loss to Kansas City in the wild-card round of the playoffs. He and fellow wideout Nate Washington combined for just two catches and eight yards in the loss, but most of that can be attributed to the poor play of quarterback Brian Hoyers. Shorts was third on the Texans in targets (75), receptions (42) and yards (484), but had some difficulty staying on the field while dealing with hamstring and shoulder injuries. Shorts can be retained by the Texans for the 2016 season, but there might be a push to give Jaelen Strong a more prominent role. The team's first priority is figuring out their quarterback situation, which will obviously impact Shorts' value next season.
Shorts (hamstring) is active for Saturday's Wild Card game versus the Chiefs. The Texans will have its entire receiving corps intact -- also, DeAndre Hopkins (hand) and Nate Washington (hip) -- but Shorts is returning from a two-game absence to face the ninth-ranked pass defense, a combination which may not yield the desired results in the box score.
Shorts (hamstring) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Chiefs. As is Nate Washington, which sets the stage for both players to be available Saturday to combo up with top wideout DeAndre Hopkins in the Texans' passing game in the team's playoff opener.
Shorts (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday. More on Shorts' status Friday, but assuming no issues with his hamstring following a full practice Thursday, he's trending toward a probable designation for Saturday's playoff tilt against the Chiefs.
Coach Bill O'Brien relayed Monday that Shorts (hamstring) "has a chance" to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs. While O'Brien fell short of declaring that he expects Shorts to play this weekend, the wideout -- who has been out since suffering his latest injury back in Week 15 -- has a chance to return to the Texans' lineup, with fellow receiver Nate Washington considered "day-to-day" with a hip injury.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||114||58||771||4||34||13.29||101|