Here are your daily Houston Texans stories for Thursday:
C.J. Fiedorowicz misses practice, is day to day by Deepi Sidhu, Houstontexans.com
"The third-year tight end exited Sunday’s game at Indianapolis early to be evaluated for a concussion. He had three receptions for 32 yards in the Texans 22-17 win over the Colts. “C.J.’s a big part of what we’ve been doing,” O’Brien said. “Obviously, he’s had a good year. He’s a guy that does both things well, blocks well and obviously he’s had a good year in the passing game.”"
This would be a significant loss for the Texans if he is unable to play. He has become one of Brock Osweiler’s favorite targets this season and has been much better than his first two seasons. After being used primarily as a blocking tight end to start his career he has made a difference in the passing game.
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Hopkins vs Ramsey one to watch by Sarah Barshop, ESPN
"One reason for Osweiler’s struggles was that the Jaguars were able to to limit what Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins could do, holding him to five catches for 48 yards. After the Week 10 game, Hopkins praised the job Ramsey did covering him one-on-one."
With Fiedorowicz now having the potential not to play and with Braxton Miller already on IR, Hopkins becomes that much more important in the passing game. While I would expect Hopkins to get some more targets with those things in mind, Osweiler needs to wary of those dangerous interceptions. He has been particularly prone to them when throwing to Hopkins this season.