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Fairbairn converted both field goal attempts in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. He also converted both extra point attempts.
Fairbairn made both field goal attempts, 42-yarder and a 36-yarder, despite being sidelined much of the preseason with a right leg injury. The second-year kicker will attempt to continue his perfect streak against the Titans on Sunday.
Fairbairn was a full participant at Wednesday's practice and will play this weekend against New England, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Fairbairn was sidelined during much of preseason with a right leg injury. The second-year kicker averaged 8.7 points per game in the six games Deshaun Watson started at quarterback last year and just four points in the other 10 games.
By all accounts, it doesn't look like Fairbairn will miss much time, if any. The Texans kicker is dealing with an undisclosed injury that is not expected to linger for much longer. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, Fairbairn is on course to be the team's starting kicker for the regular season opener.
Fairbairn practiced kicking in wet conditions Friday following a heavy downpour that drenched the practice field at Houston's training facility in White Sulpher Springs (W. Va.), Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Fairbairn made some kicks and, as expected, missed some on a wet field that included puddles. "That's part of being a young kicker. Really understanding the elements and how he has to change some of things that he's doing in the elements. But I thought overall he did a good job," said head coach Bill O'Brien. Fairbairn is the lone placekicker in camp, so he should be the team's kicker for the regular season barring injury or poor performance during preseason. He made 20 of 25 field goal attempts and 30 of 32 extra points in 2017. His 92 points and 5.8 points-per-game were well below the team averages of 114.6 points and 7.16 PPG, although the state of Houston's quarterback play without Deshaun Watson was a major contributor. With a healthy Watson as a starter last season, Fairbairn averaged 8.67 PPG.
Fairbairn has a firm grasp on the starting kicker job, but new special teams coordinator Brad Seely will continue to evaluate Fairbairn's talent throughout training camp, USA Today's Mark Lane reports.
Fairbairn attempted just 25 field goals in 2017 during his first year in the league, converting 20 to go along with 32 extra points. He currently has no competition on the Texans roster, but Seely will continue to hold him to a high standard. Fairbairn could become a decent fantasy option if quarterback Deshaun Watson is able to spark the Houston offense in his return from a torn ACL.
|4||9/30/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|