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C.J. Stroud Struggles In Divisional Round Loss

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud struggled on the road in the team's 34-10 Divisional Round loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Stroud was not particularly efficient on Saturday, completing 19-of-33 passes for just 175 yards. The Ravens held the rookie in check, which resulted in him throwing zero touchdowns in a game for the fourth time this season. After a successful rookie campaign, Stroud's season will officially end. However, he has emerged as a top fantasy quarterback option and should be drafted pretty early in Superflex formats next season.

Jan 20, 2024 11:43 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Draws Tough Matchup In Divisional Round

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud was spectacular in his first postseason start. But he might struggle in the Divisional Round against the Baltimore Ravens. Last week, Stroud threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns in a blowout victory over the Cleveland Browns. However, quarterbacks are only averaging 218.6 pass yards and 1.06 pass touchdowns per game against the Ravens' secondary this season. They have also allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks in 2023. Stroud only managed 242 pass yards with zero touchdowns back in Week 1 against this Baltimore defense, making him a risky option in the Divisional Round.

Jan 18, 2024 10:53 PM EST



C.J. Stroud Lights Up Browns In Playoff Debut

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud was unstoppable in the team's 45-14 blowout win in the Wild-Card round against the Cleveland Browns. Making the first postseason start of his career on Saturday, Stroud showed no playoff jitters as he completed 16-of-21 passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns. The rookie led Houston down the field for three first-half scores, including a 76-yard touchdown to Brevin Jordan early in the second quarter. Stroud will look to carry that momentum in the Divisional Round next week.

Jan 13, 2024 8:00 PM EST


C.J Stroud Draws Tough Matchup In Wild Card Round

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud will make his postseason debut against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. Stroud will enter the playoffs following a spectacular rookie season in which he threw for 4,108 yards, 23 touchdowns, and five interceptions. But he'll draw a tough matchup in the first round of the playoffs. The Browns have given up the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season, which makes Stroud a risky play in daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests. The Browns have also only allowed two quarterbacks to throw for over 250 pass yards and two touchdowns over the past 10 weeks.

Jan 11, 2024 8:10 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Carries Texans Into Playoffs

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud led a key fourth-quarter drive to secure a playoff berth in the team's 23-19 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Stroud was almost perfect on Saturday, completing 20-of-26 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns. The rookie started the game on fire after connecting with Nico Collins for a 75-yard touchdown on Houston's first offensive snap. He then led a 12-play, 73-yard drive late in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. Stroud will look to carry that momentum into the playoffs next week.

Jan 6, 2024 11:45 PM EST



C.J. Stroud A Must-Start In Week 18

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud is looking to carry his team to the playoffs in Week 18 against the Indianapolis Colts. Stroud is coming off a modest performance, throwing for just 213 yards and one touchdown in his first game back from a concussion. But a better game could be in store for the 22-year-old rookie. In Week 2, he threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns en route to a 21.5-point fantasy day against this Colts' secondary. With many star quarterbacks sitting out this weekend, Stroud is a strong option in Week 18.

Jan 5, 2024 3:31 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Solid In Return From Concussion

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud returned from his two-game absence against the Tennessee Titans in Week 17, completing 24 of 32 passes for 213 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. He also took one sack and added four rushing yards. While the rookie didn't have a huge game in this outing, he played turnover-free football while mounting six scoring drives and leading Houston to a divisional win late in the season. Fantasy managers should view him as a low-end QB1 option against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 18.

Jan 1, 2024 10:26 AM EST


C.J. Stroud Gets In Another Full Practice

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) was able to get through his second straight full practice session on Friday. The rookie quarterback cleared the league's concussion protocol on Thursday. Fantasy managers should expect Stroud to be out there for the Week 17 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. The Texans still have a chance at the postseason, so the expectation is that they will continue to start Stroud. The Texans are finally getting healthy at wide receiver, so Stroud should be able to hold low-end QB1 value for this weekend.

Dec 29, 2023 6:53 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Clears Concussion Protocol

Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) has cleared the league's concussion protocol and will speak with the media on Thursday after practicing for the second straight day. Stroud suffered a concussion in Week 14 and has missed the last two games, but he's primed to return as the starter under center in Week 17 against the Tennessee Titans. Veteran Case Keenum made a second straight start in the Week 16 loss to the Cleveland Browns last Sunday but played poorly and was benched in favor of Davis Mills in the second half. Stroud has been fantastic in his first NFL season in his first 13 games, completing 62.4% of his 441 pass attempts for 3,631 yards, 20 touchdowns and only five interceptions. The first-rounder will be back in play as a low-end QB1 for fantasy managers during championship week.

Dec 28, 2023 3:28 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Expected To Practice Wednesday

Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion), who remains in the league's concussion protocol, is expected to practice on Wednesday. Head coach DeMeco Ryans said on Sunday that Stroud had been in team meetings on Friday. "He's definitely making progress," Ryans said. The 22-year-old second overall pick has not played since suffering a concussion in the Week 14 loss to the New York Jets, but he will have a shot at returning in Week 17 this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans if he's able to clear the NFL's concussion protocol and practice this week. Veteran Case Keenum fell apart in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns and was replaced by Davis Mills. If Stroud is forced to miss a third straight game, we'd expect the Texans to give Mills his first start of 2023.

Dec 27, 2023 12:06 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Making Progress, Could Return In Week 17

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion), who has already been ruled out for this Sunday's game versus the Cleveland Browns, has "begun to make some progress" and could return in Week 17, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Stroud has been sidelined since the waning minutes of Week 14, putting a pause on his Rookie of the Year campaign. Through 13 games, Stroud had completed 62.4 percent of his passes for 3,631 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just five interceptions, all while adding an extra 143 yards and three scores on the ground. As soon as he returns to the fold, fantasy managers should view him as a steady QB1 option.

Dec 24, 2023 8:09 AM EST


C.J. Stroud Won't Play In Week 16

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) missed another practice on Friday and will not play against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC. The rookie will ultimately miss his second consecutive game, leaving veteran Case Keenum in line to start at quarterback. During his appearance last week, Keenum completed 23 passes for 229 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while leading the Texans to a victory. Based on the typical concussion recovery timeline, Stroud has a decent chance to return in Week 17 rather than miss a third week.

Dec 22, 2023 12:41 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Misses Another Practice

Houston Texans rookie first-round quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol and missed his second straight practice this week on Thursday. Stroud is trending toward missing his second straight game this weekend when the team takes on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Fantasy managers are going to have to leave the 22-year-old on their bench for the semifinal matchup in most leagues in Week 16. If the young QB is officially ruled out on Friday, the Texans will stick with veteran Case Keenum under center for the second straight game. Keenum threw for over 200 yards with a touchdown and interception in an overtime win over the Tennessee Titans last Sunday, but things are going to be tougher this weekend against a strong Browns defense.

Dec 21, 2023 1:24 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Doesn't Practice On Wednesday

Houston Texans rookie first-round quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol and did not practice on Wednesday. Stroud has not practiced since suffering a concussion in Week 14 and missed the Week 15 overtime win over the Tennessee Titans. On Monday, it was reported that the impressive young 22-year-old signal-caller was likely to miss a second straight game this Sunday against the visiting Cleveland Browns. It's bad timing for fantasy managers, but it looks like they won't have Stroud available in the semifinals in most leagues. Veteran Case Keenum saw his first action of the year, and while he wasn't great by any means, he also wasn't terrible and led the Texans to a much-needed win by going 23-for-36 for 229 yards, one TD and one interception.

Dec 20, 2023 6:01 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Likely To Miss Week 16

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) is still dealing with concussion symptoms and is unlikely to play in Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns. Stroud initially suffered the concussion back in Week 14 and did not play last week against the Tennessee Titans. The rookie QB is reportedly still dealing with sensitivity to light and other symptoms related to concussions and is not medically cleared to take the practice field on Wednesday. It looks like Case Keenum will make a second straight start for the Texans in Week 16. Fantasy managers rostering Stroud will want to make alternate plans for the fantasy semifinals.

Dec 19, 2023 9:44 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Officially Ruled Out For Week 15

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) did not travel with the team and has officially been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. He had previously been listed as doubtful, so this news doesn't come as much of a surprise. With the rookie sidelined, Houston is expected to start veteran Case Keenum under center. Between the downgrade at quarterback, Tank Dell (leg) landing on injured reserve, and Nico Collins (calf) being listed as questionable, the Texans' offense could struggle on Sunday afternoon. Tennessee is favored to win, and no Texans player should be viewed as an absolute must-start at fantasy football. Managers can treat Noah Brown, Devin Singletary, and Dalton Schultz as FLEX-range players this week.

Dec 16, 2023 4:46 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Doubtful To Play In Week 15

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) is officially doubtful to play against the Tennessee Titans after missing all three practices this week. While the team is technically leaving the door open for him to clear protocol and suit up, they have acknowledged that such an outcome is unlikely. Therefore, Davis Mills figures to draw the start in his absence, though head coach Demeco Ryans wouldn't officially name a starter. Case Keenum serves as Mills' main competition for the job. Regardless of whether Mills or Keenum starts, the downgrade at quarterback is bad news for Houston playmakers, including Dalton Schultz (hamstring) and Noah Brown (knee).

Dec 15, 2023 4:26 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Won't Play In Week 15

Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) was unable to practice all week and will not play in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. In addition to Stroud, the Texans will be missing rookie first-round pass-rusher Will Anderson Jr. (ankle), offensive tackle George Fant (hip), receiver Nico Collins (calf), linebacker Blake Cashman (hamstring) and cornerback Tavierre Thomas (hamstring). Fantasy managers will be without the impressive 22-year-old signal-caller for at least one week. Davis Mills, who started 26 games for the Texans in 2021 and 2022, will now make his first start of 2023 on the road in Tennessee. The Titans defense hasn't been anything special this year and is certainly beatable, but Mills will be down to Noah Brown and Robert Woods as his top two receivers and should be considered a low-end QB2 in superflex league lineups in Week 15.

Dec 15, 2023 1:31 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Still Not Practicing Thursday

Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol and is not practicing for the second straight day on Thursday. Stroud suffered a concussion in the Week 14 loss to the New York Jets and will likely be forced to sit out this Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans as a result. Fantasy managers that have been riding the impressive rookie all year are probably going to be forced to go in another direction for their starting QB in Week 15. Davis Mills, who was the team's primary starter under center the last two years before they drafted Stroud, is now in line to make his first start of 2023 against the Titans. It will be a downgrade for the rest of Houston's offensive skill players, while Mills will only be worth consideration for those desperate in two-QB fantasy leagues.

Dec 14, 2023 1:12 PM EST


C.J. Stroud Not Practicing Wednesday

Houston Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud (concussion) is not taking part in practice with the rest of the team on Wednesday. Stroud is in the league's concussion protocol following his head injury in the Week 14 blowout loss to the New York Jets and is in danger of missing the first game of his NFL career this weekend against the Tennessee Titans. It would be a terrible blow to fantasy managers that made the playoffs in their league if they are without the 22-year-old this weekend, but you should already be preparing for that possibility. Davis Mills, who started 28 games for the Texans the previous two seasons, would make his first start of the year on Sunday against Tennessee if Stroud is unable to gain clearance to play. Mills went just 1-for-5 for four yards on eight offensive snaps in relief of Stroud last Sunday.

Dec 13, 2023 1:48 PM EST