Blue rushed 18 times for 39 yards, scored his first touchdown of the season, and added 36 receiving yards on four catches in Sunday's 22-13 loss to the Colts. There were limited options on offense Sunday, as DeAndre Hopkins (calf) was inactive and Will Fuller (knee) was removed from the game early. That led to a bunch of opportunities for Blue, who had a season-high 22 touches and a team-high five targets. Blue finished the season on a positive note, averaging 15 carries and 67 yards over the final three weeks, out-touching and out-gaining starter Lamar Miller. That should be viewed in perspective. The Texans' season was over a several weeks ago, so they didn't want to expose Miller to injury. 2017 was the final year on Blue's contract, so his late-season surge should leave a good impression on prospective employers in 2018, including the Texans.
Blue rushed 16 times for 108 yards, but wasn't targeted in the passing game during Monday's 34-6 loss to the Steelers. Just under half of Blue's yardage came on a 48-yard scamper in the first half. He could have had an even bigger game, but was denied on a direct snap from the one-yard line during a second quarter possession that ended with a T.J. Yates interception. Blue's recent emergence has to put some serious doubt in the minds of Lamar Miller's owners ahead of a favorable Week 17 matchup against Indianapolis. He got 16 carries to Miller's 10 in this one.
Blue carried 12 times for 55 yards and failed to bring in his only target during Sunday's 45-7 win loss to the Jaguars. Blue set new season highs in touches and rushing yardage, thanks in large part to the lopsided nature of the game. He out-touched starter Lamar Miller and easily topped Miller's 3.6 yards per carry, but neither back was put in a position to succeed as the offense floundered under T.J. Yates. Blue could remain involved for the 4-10 Texans next week against the Steelers, but it's difficult to imagine him receiving enough meaningful work to post significant fantasy returns.
Blue (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. With Blue seemingly on his way out of the NFL's concussion protocol, he should reenter the Texans' backfield mix behind starter Lamar Miller in Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Even if he's able to eat into Andre Ellington's role as a result, Blue still seems unlikely to receive enough touches to produce notable fantasy value in Week 15.
Blue (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers. As expected, Blue was unable to practice this week and will sit out for the fifth time this season while he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol. Blue's absence leaves Andre Ellington to serve as the primary backup to starting running back Lamar Miller.
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