Jonathan Grimes

#41 RB / Houston Texans / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 209 lb Age: 26 College: William & Mary Bye 9,19,20,21

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Twenty-seven all-purpose yards in playoff loss

    Grimes carried four times for 15 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in Saturday's 30-0 loss to the Chiefs in the wild-card round of the playoffs. Grimes emerged late in the season as head coach Bill O'Brien's preferred top backup, moving ahead of Chris Polk over the final stretch of the season. He finished the season with career highs in carries (56), yards (282) and receptions (26). Grimes became a versatile part of the offense, even operating out of the Wildcat formation several times. He has three seasons in the organization, which may be a factor in whether the Texans keep him around for the 2016 season.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Scores twice in title clincher

    Grimes had a receiving and a rushing touchdown in Houston's 30-6 victory over Jacksonville in Week 17. He rushed four times for 26 yards and caught four of five targets for 28 yards as the Texans clinched the AFC South title with the win. Though Grimes has been part of a three-back committee for much of the season, the touchdowns were his only scores in the 2015 regular season. His role expanded when Arian Foster suffered a season-ending groin injury, but he never threatened Alfred Blue to become the team's lead back. He'll continue to get some touches when Houston hosts Kansas City in the opening round of the playoffs.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Twenty-five yards in Week 16 win

    Grimes rushed six times for 25 yards in Sunday's 34-6 win over Tennessee. Grimes led Houston's running backs in yards per carry, but head coach Bill O'Brien is content rolling all three of his backs every game.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: One touch against Colts

    Grimes rushed once for one yard and didn't factor into the passing game Sunday against the Colts. One week after rushing seven times for 53 yards, Grimes' touches were extremely limited as Alfred Blue had 20 carries for 107 yards. Making matters worse, Akeem Hunt (five carries for 26 yards) and Chris Polk (four carries for six yards) all had more touches that Grimes, whose fantasy upside seems very limited right now.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Rips off long run

    Grimes had seven carries for 53 yards and two receptions for nine yards (on two targets) in Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Patriots. According to Pro Football Focus, Alfred Blue didn't get any snaps, leaving Grimes (23 snaps) and Chris Polk (22) to split the workload, with Akeem Hunt (seven) also pitching in. Grimes had an impressive 37-yard carry early in Sunday's game, but he's still part of a timeshare in one of the NFL's least productive backfields. The Texans have a crucial Week 15 matchup with the Colts.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Seven touches in loss

    Grimes carried the ball five times for 28 yards, caught both of his targets for 11 yards and scored a two-point conversion in Sunday's 30-21 loss to Buffalo. Grimes has been getting between seven and eight touches per game in the last four weeks as the Texans have relied on a committee approach to replace Arian Foster's production. He'd be a real gamble to put in a fantasy team's starting lineup.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Collects eight touches against the Saints

    Grimes rushed for 25 yards on seven carries and added a eight-yard reception in Sunday's win over New Orleans. After managing just two catches and no carries during a three-game stretch, Grimes has collected 24 touches over the past three weeks, four more than No. 2 back Chris Polk. The Texans rank ninth in the league in rushing attempts, so there are plenty of opportunities to go around in Houston, but Grimes should not be considered a fantasy factor until he starts scoring touchdowns, something he has yet to do this season.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Season-high yardage in win

    Grimes rushed for a season-high 37 yards on six carries and caught all three of his targets for 28 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets. The 65 yards gained from scrimmage were also a season high for Grimes. He generally shares the backup duties with Chris Polk, but Polk was inactive for this game due to a hamstring injury.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Leads Texans in rushing

    Grimes rushed for a team-high 33 yards on six carries and caught one pass for 12 yards in Monday night's game against the Bengals. Grimes provided a nice alternative to starter Alfred Blue, who struggled to get going once again Monday. In averaging over five yards per carry, Grimes could warrant more work this weekend against the Jets, but the Texans' running game has proven difficult to rely on for the most part this season.

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    Texans' Jonathan Grimes: Elevated to No. 2 running back

    Grimes is listed as the No. 2 running back on the Texans' depth chart coming out of Houston's Week 9 bye. Alfred Blue remains the starting running back for the Texans, but Grimes and Chris Polk traded places during the bye week. It's not immediately clear how the switch will affect Grimes' workload, but it seems likely he will be more involved in Week 10 after tallying just two total touches over the last three games.

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