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NEWS: Ryan Fitzpatrick benched; Houston to start Ryan Mallett in Week 11 after the bye.

SMITTY: You have to think the team will lean on Arian Foster more than ever coming out of the bye. But, can Foster hold up? We love Foster, he was on the Upside Board this year among the 12 names listed on the list… however, now is a time to sell-high, as he commands a ton! Don’t sell-low, and don’t even consider selling at fair market value… sell-high or not at all. Looking for Week 10 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Andrew Luck, TY Hilton, Arian Foster and Andre Johnson go nuts on Thursday night.

SMITTY: What a fantasy contest this one was. Andrew Luck threw for 370 yards, 3TDs, and 1INT against the Texans in this Week 6 Thursday night battle, and TY Hilton pulled in 9 balls for 223 yards and a score. On the Texans’ side of the football, Andre Johnson pulled in 7 balls for 99 yards and a TD, while Arian Foster totled 109 rushing yards and 2TDs on 20 rushes (and pulled in 3 passes for 32 yards. While I love Hilton, and think he could continue to play at a high level, he isn’t a bad sell-high candidate coming off this one… same goes for Andre Johnson, whom I also like, but he could still be inconsistent this season, so test those trade waters using our Trade Analyzer. Also, looking for Week 6 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Week 5 Quick-Hitting Probable/Questionable/Out List

We have so many probable, questionable and out players to report on today, I tossed a majority of them into this one post. It looks like Reggie Bush is going to get a ton of work in Week 5, he is an excellent start this week. Good luck with all your decisions, folks, and be sure to get on our forums and get some last-minute line-up advice!

Probable Players for Week 5

A.J. Green (toe) was limited in practice on Friday, but is probable for Week 5.
Julio Jones (ankle) is probable for Week 5.
Dez Bryant (shoulder) is probable for Week 5.
Jamaal Charles (ankle) is probable for Week 5.
Andre Ellington (foot) is probable for Week 5.
Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is probable for Week 5.
Arian Foster (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Tony Romo (back) is probable for Week 5.
Golden Tate (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Ladarius Green (hamstring) is probable for Week 5.
Sammy Watkins (ribs) is probable for Week 5.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Ben Tate is probable for Week 5.

Questionable Players for Week 5

Andre Johnson (ankle) was held out of Friday’s practice and is questionable for Week 5.
Vernon Davis (back) is questionable for Week 5.

Out Players for Week 5

Joique Bell is out for Week 5.

NEWS: Arian Foster and Andre Johnson increase activity on Tuesday.

According to, both Arian Foster and Andre Johnson increased their activity on Tuesday.

SMITTY: Arian Foster reportedly ran well with the first-team, showing good acceleration, and Andre Johnson also saw action with the first-team. All good signs and both have top 5-10 upside at their positions heading into 2014. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings on these guys?

NEWS: Andre Johnson and Arian Foster back practicing.

According to Dave Zangaro on Twitter, both Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) and RB Arian Foster (hamstring) are back at practice.

SMITTY: This is great news for both players. If healthy, both have top five upside at their position. Looking for Arian Foster and Andre Johnson Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: DeAndre Hopkins catching nearly everything?

According to, Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins “has caught nearly everything” in camp and “since Andre’s been out of practice, he’s starred… can’t wait to see him battle with Patrick Peterson on Sunday night…ready for next step.”

SMITTY: We were higher on DeAndre Hopkins than just about any site on the planet heading into the 2013 NFL Draft — I still love his upside. It could take him one more year before he becomes a top 10-15 fantasy WR, but he could certainly show signs of those talent levels here and there in 2014. He is an excellent sleeper fantasy WR3 heading into August. For one more season, Andre Johnson holds fantasy WR1-type value. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Andre Johnson reports to camp on FRI.

According to numerous reports, Texans WR Andre Johnson reported to Texans camp on Friday.

SMITTY: This is great news for Andre Johnson owners. As we’ve said several times this off-season, even though we expect to see flashes of brilliance out of DeAndre Hopkins (as Johnson slowly transitions the WR1 targets to the receiver), AJ still likely has one more top 10 fantasy wide receiver season left in him, yes even at 33.

WR Andre Johnson expected to report to camp on time.

According to Houston Chronicle’s Jerome Solomon, Texans WR Andre Johnson is “expected to be at camp on time” and “was at NRG Stadium yesterday.”

SMITTY: Andre Johnson, now 33, is winding down talent-wise if you’re examining the situation from a dynasty perspective; however, if anyone can crank out a top 4-10 fantasy wide receiver season at the age of 33, it’s Johnson. As for DeAndre Hopkins, we should start seeing flashes of brilliance here and there in 2014, as he could be a 80/1200/8TD guy come 2015. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings for Andre Johnson?

NEWS: Houston will not trade Andre Johnson?

According to multiple reports, the Houston Texans are not expected to trade WR Andre Johnson. The team reportedly would not want to set a precedent where players can successfully demand trades.

SMITTY: Andre Johnson would lose $500,000 per week if he sits out, but many sources close to the situation still expect Johnson to play Week 1 for the Texans. If a trade does go down, it will be because AJ has kept this disagreement out of the media for the most part, so Houston still has the ability to spin this into something that “they want” as well. If this situation lingers into August, when fantasy football drafts are taking place, be sure to exercise a bit of caution when drafting Johnson, but don’t let him fall too far and allow someone else to capitalize off of ridiculous-type value. In need of some updated 2014 fantasy football cheat sheets?

NEWS: Andre Johnson looking more likely to report to camp?

UPDATE: (7/10/14) According to, Andre Johnson will be an instant distraction, as the receiver doesn’t want to play for the Texans this season; four teams are reportedly interested in trading for Johnson. Johnson also is reportedly willing to restructure his current contract in order to facilitate a trade.

According to Ian Rapoport on Twitter, when asked if he show up for Texans camp, Texans WR Andre Johnson said, “Hopefully. We’ll see what happens. Camp is 3 weeks away.”

SMITTY: Andre Johnson is expected to report to camp, as his holdout has a lot to do with wanting to get out of Houston, it’s not about getting a big extension. Johnson has an ADP near the 4.10-5.02 range, which is a bargain given he still might have one more fantasy WR1-type season left in the tank. The veteran turns 33 tomorrow, and while most receivers rarely play at that elite level at 33, Johnson should be an exception to the rule. DeAndre Hopkins might start showing flashes of WR2-type numbers in 2014, which will setup an even better 2015. Johnson sits atop tier 2 receivers on our 2014 fantasy football cheat sheets.