Shorts caught three passes on four targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Saints. He also carried three times for 20 yards. Despite the meager yardage output, Shorts managed to come through with a score for fantasy owners for the second straight week, after his touchdown pass a week ago. He also received multiple carries for the second straight week and is averaging over 6.5 yards per tote this season. There are targets to go around in the pass-heavy Houston offense, but Shorts has yet to establish himself as a consistent option this season. He will remain a risky fantasy play in Week 13 when the Texans travel to take on the Bills.
Shorts caught two passes on five targets for 51 yards, rushed four times for 26 yards and threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to running back Alfred Blue during Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets. Shorts had just one carry in his career coming into Sunday, so his four rushes were certainly unexpected. Speaking of unexpected, his touchdown pass came on an excellent trick play that allowed Blue to score untouched. While those plays paid off Sunday, they're unlikely to become a regular part of the Texans' offense, and fantasy owners will have to rely on Shorts producing more from his 5-to-6 targets per game. Up next is an excellent Week 12 matchup against a porous Saints pass defense.
Shorts caught three of his seven targets for 16 yards in Monday night's 10-6 win over the Bengals. Shorts had not played a game since Week 6 due to a hamstring injury and it was the first time both he and Nate Washington (two catches, five targets) were active since Week 4. When both are healthy, it's a crap-shoot as to which receiver will have a bigger fantasy impact.
Shorts (hamstring) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Bengals. In five games to date, Shorts - who last suited up in Week 6 -- is averaging nine targets, resulting in 26 catches for 299 yards and a TD, thus making the 27-year-old worthy of lineup consideration in deeper formats.
Shorts (hamstring) is probable for Monday's game against the Bengals. This comes as no surprise, as Shorts was a full participant in Friday's practice. Nate Washington (hip) is also probable to get action at wide receiver for the Texans on Monday, so the receiving unit will be at full strength.
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