The Houston Texans were idle last week, but their running back injury situation hasn’t changed.

Arian Foster and his backup, Ben Tate, are looming as game-time decisions. Making this worse if you have either of them in fantasy football is the Texans play on Sunday night, hosting the Colts.

Foster has a hamstring injury while Tate is dealing with four broken ribs. It’s a situation well worth monitoring because if neither can go the run-heavy Texans, with backup Case Keenum at quarterback, will be forced to go with a running back committee of Ray Graham, Dennis Johnson and Deji Karim.

Thad Lewis isn’t on many fantasy teams – if any at all – but Buffalo fans are praying that he’ll be able to play through the pain of sore ribs against Kansas City. Because if Lewis can’t go, the Bills will have to use either Matt Flynn or Jeff Tuel at quarterback. Those clowns would not be a pretty sight going against the NFL’s stingiest defense and the team that has the most sacks. E.J. Manuel has not recovered enough from his knee injury to take back the starting quarterback job.

At this stage, it appears that Lewis and C.J. Spiller, who missed last week’s game against the Saints with an ankle injury, have a good chance of playing. Spiller did practice Wednesday after not practicing
last week.

Anxious fantasy football owners of Percy Harvin are ready to see him play. Harvin’s season debut, though, probably isn’t going to happen this week against the winless Buccaneers.

Harvin had a setback with his injured hip last week and so Pete Carroll most likely won’t push him in a matchup in which Seattle is favored by 17 points at some books.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *