Houston Texans

Stadium: NRG Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th116.2 (8th)198.5 (29th)
Defense1st99.7 (12th)201.6 (2nd)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
02/07/17LBTony WashingtonChestQUESTIONABLEWashington (chest) spent the 2016 season on injured reserve.

At the conclusion of the preseason, the 2015 undrafted free agent was waived/injured before getting placed on IR one day later. An unsubstantiated report from the Houston Chronicle on Sept. 8 claimed the Texans and Washington reached an injury settlement as the result of a chest injury, but he in fact remained on injured reserve throughout the campaign. As the offseason progresses, he'll look to compete for a depth role at outside linebacker.

(Updated 02/07/2017)
01/26/17LBJadeveon ClowneyKneeQUESTIONABLEClowney (elbow/wrist) pulled from the Pro Bowl due to arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The surgery was said to be minor and was on Clowney's left knee, not the right one he had microfracture surgery on during his rookie season. Clowney should be back for the upcoming preseason and will look to improve on a solid 2016 campaign in which he recorded 52 combined tackles and six sacks.

(Updated 01/26/2017)
01/25/17DBLonnie BallentineGroinQUESTIONABLEBallentine (groin) was placed on IR Saturday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.

Ballentine began the season on the PUP list due to a knee injury and suffered his groin injury just a few games after being activated. He'll finish the year with just two games played.

(Updated 11/12/2016)
01/25/17DBK.J. DillonKneeQUESTIONABLEDillon suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Colts and has subsequently been placed on IR, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Dillon's injury appeared to be serious right out of the gate, and the MRI results didn't bode well for much optimism as he'll miss the remainder of his rookie season. The Texans signed veteran Don Jones on Wednesday to provide depth at safety in Dillon's absence.

(Updated 10/19/2016)
01/25/17DBKurtis DrummondUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEDrummond was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Drummond hurt his leg during preseason Week 1 against San Francisco.

(Updated 08/30/2016)
01/25/17KKa'imi FairbairnQuadricepsQUESTIONABLEFairbairn has been placed on injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Fairbairn was attempting to usurp the placekicking job from Nick Novak, but hadn't played in preseason Week 2 or 3 due to the injury. They like his potential and want to evaluate him as a future kicking option.

(Updated 08/30/2016)
01/25/17DBKevin JohnsonFootQUESTIONABLEJohnson (foot) is expected to make a full recovery in time for Houston's offseason program, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Johnson was placed on injured reserve back in October due to a broken foot and he only recently had surgery. It was originally thought that his foot would be able to heal on it's own but after a few months it was decided surgery would speed the healing process along. Though it will take him longer to return than initially though, Johnson shouldn't miss any offseason programs come April.

(Updated 01/03/2017)
01/25/17DLGerald RiversUndisclosedQUESTIONABLERivers (undisclosed) was placed on Houston's injured reserve on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Rivers was waived-injured by the Texans on Tuesday and he cleared waivers, making him eligible for IR. It's unclear what his injury is, but he'll have plenty of time to recover now that h's done for the season.

(Updated 08/31/2016)
01/25/17DLDevon StillUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEStill was palced on IR with an undisclosed injury, Sarah Barshop of ESPN reports.

It's unclear what Still's injury is, since he played in the Texans' Week 4 loss to the Patriots. Brandon Dunn was promoted from the practice squad to fill Still's spot on the defensive line.

(Updated 10/05/2016)
01/25/17WRJaelen StrongAnkleQUESTIONABLEStrong (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Strong has been sidelined since spraining his ankle in late October, and his season will now come to an end. He's appeared in just 18 games throughout the first two years of his career, and caught 28 total passes on 48 targets for 292 yards and three touchdowns, but no scores in 2016.

(Updated 12/10/2016)
01/25/17DLJ.J. WattBackQUESTIONABLEWatt (back) said Wednesday that he's been fully cleared for football activities and expects to be ready for the start of OTAs, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Watt underwent season-ending back surgery in September, limiting to just three appearances before he was placed on IR. In his stead, former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney stepped up to earn a Pro Bowl nomination, and the return of Watt in 2017 could give the Texans one of the more fearsome pass-rushing combinations in the league. Assuming Watt makes it through offseason activities and training camp as expected, he'll still likely project as a top-flight IDP option along the defensive line.

(Updated 02/01/2017)
01/16/17DBQuintin DempsHamstringQUESTIONABLEDemps (hamstring) is inactive for Saturday's game at New England.

The NFL's leader among safeties with six interceptions, Demps' absence further hinders the Texans' ability to stop Tom Brady and company. With Demps out of the lineup, Corey Moore and Andre Hal should garner most of the snaps at safety in the divisional round.

(Updated 01/14/2017)
01/16/17DLJoel HeathKneeQUESTIONABLEHeath (knee) is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Heath injured his knee in the Texans' divisional-round loss to the Patriots on Saturday. While the extent of his injury wasn't reported, it isn't expected to require surgery. Nonetheless, the MRI results will provide a much clearer picture.

(Updated 01/15/2017)
01/16/17LBJohn SimonChestQUESTIONABLESimon (chest) is listed as inactive Saturday in New England

Including this divisional-round tilt, Simon has made just one appearance in the past eight games due to a lingering chest injury. Expect the Texans to employ Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus as their outside pass rushers.

(Updated 01/14/2017)
01/15/17RBTyler ErvinConcussionQUESTIONABLEErvin was ruled out for Saturday's game against the Patriots due to a concussion.

Ervin suffered a head injury in the second quarter of Saturday's game while playing special teams, and he was not able to return to action due to his diagnosis. His status moving forward is uncertain.

(Updated 01/14/2017)
 

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