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Date Player
10/9/2015 T.Y. Hilton, Ind, WR
Hilton caught five passes for 88 yards Thursday night at Houston.

Analysis: Hilton is averaging 7.6 fantasy points per game, hurt by the fact that he's still yet to find the end zone this year.
10/9/2015 Andre Johnson, Ind, WR
Johnson made his former team pay with six receptions for 77 yards and two scores Thursday against the Texans.

Analysis: After being a fantasy bum through the first four weeks, very few owners likely had Johnson in their starting lineups. Even in light of this performance, they still shouldn't feel very confident in Johnson as a starter with the Colts taking on New England next week.
10/9/2015 Arian Foster, Hou, RB
Foster was mostly unimpressive as a runner Thursday, carrying the ball 19 times for 41 yards against the Colts, but flashed in the passing game with nine receptions for 77 yards.

Analysis: Foster is averaging just 1.9 yards per carry through two games. The best thing for Foster would be more consistency from the Houston passing game, but that doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon given the mess of a quarterback situation.
10/8/2015 Frank Gore, Ind, RB
Gore enjoyed a solid showing Thursday against the Colts, running 22 times for 98 yards and a score.

Analysis: Gore appears to be on track after a slow start, averaging 15.0 points in standard leagues over the last three weeks.
10/8/2015 DeAndre Hopkins, Hou, WR
Hopkins turned in another excellent effort for Houston on Thursday against Indianapolis, recording season highs with 11 receptions for 169 yards, though he failed to find the end zone.

Analysis: Hopkins remains immune to Houston's offensive struggles as a unit, averaging 15.0 points in standard leagues through four games.
10/8/2015 Ryan Mallett, Hou, QB
Mallett was 7 of 10 for 50 yards Thursday against the Colts before being knocked out on a hard shot to the chest from Sio Moore in the second quarter.

Analysis: Mallett never came back in as Hoyer impressed once he took over, but it's not clear if Hoyer officially unseated him as Houston's starter. Either way, this is a situation to avoid.
10/8/2015 Brian Hoyer, Hou, QB
Hoyer was impressive at times after taking over for Ryan Mallett in the second quarter Thursday against Indianapolis, going 24 of 31 for 312 yards and two TDs, though he also threw a terrible interception late in the fourth quarter.

Analysis: It remains to be seen if coach Bill O'Brien sticks with Hoyer next week at Jacksonville - not that you'd be playing either Hoyer or Mallett in fantasy, anyways.
10/8/2015 Matt Hasselbeck, Ind, QB
Hasselbeck was 18 of 29 for 213 yards and two TDs Thursday night at Houston.

Analysis: Hasselbeck has actually been surprisingly serviceable in two starts in place of Andrew Luck, recording 37 total fantasy points in standard leagues. But even if Luck is out again, Hasselbeck still won't be a recommended play next week against an impressive New England defense.
10/8/2015 Arian Foster, Hou, RB
Foster returned to the field in the third quarter against the Colts on Thursday after leaving in the second quarter with an unspecified injury.

Analysis: Foster was injured after taking a hard hit with about 4 minutes left in the second quarter. He remained on the field for a couple of minutes while trainers looked at him before walking off the field. He came back in two plays later and carried the ball for no gain before going to the locker room.
10/8/2015 Arian Foster, Hou, RB
Foster has left in the second quarter against Indianapolis with an unspecified injury. Foster was injured after taking a hard hit with about 4 minutes left in the second quarter. He remained on the field for a couple of minutes while trainers looked at him before walking off the field. He came back in two plays later and carried the ball for no gain before going to the locker room.

Analysis: The team did not provide any details on his injury. It was Foster's second game this season after he missed Houston's first three games after groin surgery.
10/8/2015 A.J. Bouye, Hou, CB
Bouye was injured Thursday.

Analysis: Bouye has a quad injury.
10/8/2015 Clay Matthews, GB, LB
Matthews was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Matthews' status is not clear.
10/8/2015 James Jones, GB, WR
Jones is on the injury list this week with a sore hamstring.

Analysis: An easygoing veteran, Jones brushed away any concern after practice Thursday. "Ain't nobody limpin', man. I'll be all right," said Jones, using bad grammar to emphasize his point.
10/8/2015 Cecil Shorts III, Hou, WR
Shorts is inactive for Thursday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Shorts is dealing with a shoulder injury.
10/8/2015 Nate Washington, Hou, WR
Washington is inactive for Thursday night's game against Indianapolis.

Analysis: Washington is nursing a hamstring injury.
10/8/2015 Jay Cutler, Chi, QB
There is at least some positive news on the injury front for the Chicago Bears. Their quarterback is healing. Cutler said the strained hamstring that kept him out two weeks ago is improving even if it's not quite 100 percent heading into Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Analysis: Cutler missed a shutout loss at Seattle two weeks ago. He looked sharp in his return, helping the Bears beat Oakland for their first win under new coach John Fox.
10/8/2015 Ahmad Brooks, SF, LB
Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams.

Analysis: Brooks will not be available when his team plays the New York Giants on Sunday.
10/8/2015 Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB
The Titans announced Thursday that the Elias Sports Bureau corrected an incomplete pass on the first offensive play of Tennessee's opening 42-14 win at Tampa Bay by changing the scoring. A penalty was called on the play, and Mariota originally was credited with an incomplete pass while a Tampa Bay penalty was enforced after the play. Elias changed the scoring with the penalty negating the play.

Analysis: Mariota still had a perfect 158.3 passer rating for the game. He now has one less incompletion, boosting his passer rating from 109.2 to 110.3 along with a 63.5 completion percentage instead of 62.9.
10/7/2015 Frank Gore, Ind, RB
Gore was back at practice Tuesday, a day after sitting out with a foot injury.

Analysis: The injury doesn't appear to be an issue, so expect him to play Thursday against Houston.
10/7/2015 Arian Foster, Hou, RB
Foster was limited at practice Tuesday for the Texans.

Analysis: He still hasn't fully recovered from his groin injury, but he's expected to play Thursday against Indianapolis.
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