Fantasy News
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mathews signed with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The defensive lineman, who was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 draft by Indianapolis, will line up at right defensive end in defensive coordinator Romeo Crennell's 3-4 base defense. Mathews becomes the second free-agent lineman signed by the team following the acquisition of nose tackle Jerrell Powe.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Foster (back) intends to participate in Texans' OTAs, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Foster appears to be recovered from back surgery that limited him to just eight games in 2013, and it sounds as if he's healthy enough to join his teammates for offseason workouts that run from May 27 to June 13. Foster claims he has been working out for two months, and that the back injury that limited his effectiveness last year is behind him, meaning he shouldn't be limited in any way for these workouts. The 27-year-old will enter camp as the No. 1 back over the recently-signed Andre Brown, and after being limited to 542 rushing yards on 121 carries in 2013, he'll look to return to the the form that made him a quality back -- in both real and fantasy terms -- from 2010-12.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brown agreed to a deal with the Texans on Monday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Brown will help the Texans recover from the loss of Ben Tate in free agency by providing a stable backup to starter Arian Foster. The 2009 fourth-rounder spent the beginning of the 2013 season on IR/designated-to-return but came back to play in eight games, in which he racked up 492 yards and three touchdowns for the Giants. With the likes of Dennis Johnson, Jonathan Grimes and Ray Graham representing his main competition on the Texans' roster, Brown could find himself with more value than just a handcuff to Arian Foster, provided he can stay healthy for an entire season.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brown is slated to visit the Texans on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: In the wake of Ben Tate's departure in free agency, the Texans are looking for running back depth behind Arian Foster. If Brown -- who carried 139 times for 492 yards with three TDs for the Giants in 2013 -- signs with Houston, he would likely slot in as the team's No. 2 back ahead of the likes of currently-rostered options Dennis Johnson, Jonathan Grimes, and Ray Graham.