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Robert Woods A Possible Cut Candidate

The Houston Texans will have an estimated $65.4 million in salary cap space in 2024, so they are in good shape. But if they are going to cut someone to gain even more cap space this offseason, The Athletic's Mike Jones speculates it could be veteran wide receiver Robert Woods. While Woods has been regarded as a reliable veteran, his production has declined in recent years, and he's set to count $9.75 million against the cap. He had only 40 catches for 426 yards and a touchdown in 14 games in 2023, and the emergence of young receivers Nico Collins and Tank Dell could cause the soon-to-be 32-year-old to be expendable. If he's cut, Woods would come with a $4.75 million dead-cap hit. Even after Dell suffered a season-ending injury last year, Woods found it difficult to stand out for the Texans and fantasy managers.

Feb 23, 2024 2:21 PM EST


Robert Woods Good To Go For The Divisional Round

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (hip) is cleared to play against the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round. Woods has been dealing with a hip issue for several weeks now. But the veteran will play through it once again on Saturday. He saw limited playing time last week after seeing just 33% of the Texans' offensive snaps. He caught just one pass for 11 yards in the Wild-Card Round win. Woods hasn't been a huge part of Houston's offensive game plan in recent weeks, which makes him a risky option in all daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests this weekend.

Jan 18, 2024 11:06 PM EST



Robert Woods, John Metchie III Limited Again

Houston Texans wide receivers Robert Woods (hip) and John Metchie III (foot) were both listed as limited in practice on Wednesday for the second straight day this week. Woods and Metchie should both be able to play this weekend in the Divisional Round of the postseason in Baltimore against the Ravens, but they'll likely need to practice in full on Friday to avoid questionable tags. Noah Brown (shoulder) is now on Injured Reserve, but it probably won't matter all that much for Woods' limited fantasy ceiling on the road in a tough environment in Baltimore against the best defense in the NFL. The 31-year-old is most certainly going to need to find the end zone to be worth it in DFS lineups this weekend. He caught just one pass on two targets for 11 yards in the 45-14 win over the Cleveland Browns in the wild-card round.

Jan 17, 2024 6:37 PM EST


Robert Woods To Play On Saturday

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (hip) is listed as available for Saturday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Woods didn't practice to start the week, but was limited on both Wednesday and Thursday. He'll return to the field for this game alongside fellow wideout Noah Brown (back) who also missed Week 18. The return of these two will give the Texans' passing game a much-needed boost. Despite his return, Woods remains a risky DFS option given the fact Nico Collins, Dalton Schultz, and Brown are all active for this game.

Jan 13, 2024 3:53 PM EST


Noah Brown, Robert Woods Expected To Play Saturday

Houston Texans wide receivers Noah Brown (back) and Robert Woods (hip) are expected to be active for Saturday's wild-card playoff contest versus the Cleveland Browns despite being listed as questionable on Thursday's final injury report, according to a league source. As long as pre-game warmups go smoothly, the Texans should have both Brown and Woods available. That would be good news for rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, who faces a tough matchup against a Browns defense that is one of the best in the league. In his first year with the Texans, Brown caught 33 passes for 567 yards and two touchdowns, while Woods had 40 catches, 426 yards and one touchdown. Nico Collins is Houston's clear No. 1 wideout, and Brown and Woods are both risky low-cost DFS dart throws in a bad matchup after sitting out the Week 18 regular season finale.

Jan 12, 2024 11:07 PM EST



Robert Woods, Noah Brown Questionable To Face Browns

Houston Texans wide receivers Robert Woods (hip) and Noah Brown (back) are both listed as questionable to play in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Cleveland Browns. Woods was limited the last two days in practice, while Brown only practiced on Friday. Both players were held out of the Week 18 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Woods is more likely to be on the field on Saturday to give Nico Collins some extra help in the passing game against a Browns secondary that is already down Grant Delpit and could also be missing two key members of their secondary. The 31-year-old Woods did very little all year and found the end zone just once, so he's merely a low-cost DFS dart throw if he plays. Brown would be a boom/bust lineup consideration if he's active on Saturday. Only Collins and tight end Dalton Schultz are realistic fantasy considerations as Texans pass-catchers this weekend.

Jan 11, 2024 6:36 PM EST


Robert Woods Back At Practice

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (hip) was able to return to practice with the team on Wednesday after he was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday. Woods was held out of the Week 18 regular season finale win over the Indianapolis Colts last Saturday, but the fact that he returned to practice on Wednesday, bodes well for his chances of returning for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the visiting Cleveland Browns. About the only way fantasy managers playing DFS this week will want to consider the 31-year-old veteran for a lineup spot is if Noah Brown (back) misses a second straight game. The Browns secondary is one of the toughest for opposing wideouts, and Woods had only 40 receptions for 426 yards and one touchdown on 75 targets for Houston this year.

Jan 10, 2024 4:08 PM EST


Robert Woods, Noah Brown Listed As DNP Tuesday

Houston Texans wide receivers Robert Woods (hip) and Noah Brown (back) were both listed as non-participants on the team's Tuesday practice report. Both Woods and Brown were inactive in the Week 18 regular season finale win over the Indianapolis Colts last Saturday to secure the AFC South title. It resulted in Nico Collins going off for nine catches on nine targets for 195 yards and a touchdown, while tight end Dalton Schultz had five catches (seven targets) for 42 yards. Rookie Xavier Hutchinson had four targets. Woods and Brown will need to return to practice over the next two days to have a shot to face the Cleveland Browns on wild-card weekend this Saturday. If neither wideout is able to play, Collins is going to draw a lot of attention from a much better secondary in the Browns.

Jan 9, 2024 7:49 PM EST


Robert Woods Declared Inactive For Week 18

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (groin) has been ruled out ahead of the Week 18 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. This doesn't come as much of a surprise given Woods was considered questionable heading into this game. The Texans will be shorthanded at wideout with Noah Brown (back) joining Woods on the sideline. That means, Nico Collins, Xavier Hutchinson, and John Metchie III figure to start this game. Between the three, Collins is the only reliable option and should see a ton of looks during this must-win Saturday night matchup.

Jan 6, 2024 7:36 PM EST


Robert Woods Questionable For Week 18

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (hip) was unable to practice all week but is listed as questionable to play in the Week 18 regular season finale against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. The Texans already ruled out Noah Brown (back) for this one, so if Woods doesn't get cleared to play on Saturday, the Texans will be down to Nico Collins, rookie Xavier Hutchinson and John Metchie III as their three receivers. Even if Woods plays, expect both Collins and tight end Dalton Schultz to be heavily targeted by quarterback C.J. Stroud in a must-win game for Houston. The 31-year-old Woods just hasn't been reliable at all for fantasy purposes, and that probably won't change this weekend if he's able to suit up. In 14 games this year, the veteran pass-catcher has just 40 grabs for 426 yards and one touchdown.

Jan 4, 2024 5:10 PM EST


Robert Woods Misses Wednesday Practice With Hip Injury

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (hip) missed his team's practice on Wednesday as he is dealing with a hip injury. Woods has now missed two straight practices to open the week as Houston prepares to face off against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Woods will have one more day to get onto the practice field as Houston can get into the playoffs with a win over Indy on Saturday. If Woods ultimately doesn't play, the Texans could turn to John Metchie III alongside Nico Collins as Noah Brown (back) is dealing with an injury of his own.

Jan 3, 2024 9:03 PM EST


Robert Woods Misses Practice Tuesday

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (hip) was listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's walkthrough practice. Woods and Noah Brown (back) left the Week 17 win over the Tennessee Titans and are now up in the air to play in a must-win Week 18 contest versus the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. Even if Woods returns to practice on Wednesday or Thursday and is active this weekend, he'll be extremely hard to trust in fantasy lineups with a championship still on the line. The 31-year-old veteran has just 40 receptions for 426 yards and one touchdown (back in Week 6) on 75 targets this year. If one or both of Brown/Woods are out or limited in Week 18, John Metchie III and rookie Xavier Hutchinson would have bigger roles in the passing game.

Jan 2, 2024 8:17 PM EST


Robert Woods Productive Prior To Injury In Week 17

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (hip) was productive during Sunday's win over the Tennessee Titans, catching all four of his targets for 58 yards. He exited with a hip injury late in the game and was deemed questionable to return but did not register a target in the fourth quarter. Depending on the status of Woods and teammate Noah Brown (hip), the former has a chance to operate as the Texans' No. 2 receiver next week. If so, he would warrant some WR3/FLEX appeal in deeper fantasy leagues.

Jan 1, 2024 10:21 AM EST


Robert Woods Could See Larger Role In Week 15

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods could see more opportunities in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans. Woods has not done much in recent weeks, totaling just one catch for negative two yards combined over the past two games. But the veteran wideout could be more involved this weekend with Tank Dell (ankle) out for the year and Nico Collins (calf) not practicing all week. Despite C.J. Stroud (concussion) likely missing the contest, Case Keenum could look Woods' way more often on Sunday. That makes the veteran a low-end flex option in Week 15.

Dec 16, 2023 1:40 PM EST


Robert Woods Posts Negative Yards In Week 14 Loss

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods caught one of his three targets for a loss of two yards in the Week 14 loss to the New York Jets. Last week, Woods failed to earn a target against the Denver Broncos, so he's falling off the fantasy radar. That said, if Nico Collins (calf) has to miss time moving forward, the veteran might have a little bit of fantasy intrigue. Tank Dell (leg) is out for the season, so if Collins can't suit up against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15, Woods can be utilized as a deep-league desperation play in a great matchup for wideouts. That said, C.J. Stroud (concussion) is in the league's concussion protocol, meaning Davis Mills might be the one distributing passes. Houston's offense has been strong for fantasy football this year, but it's trending in the wrong direction as the fantasy football playoffs begin.

Dec 11, 2023 2:32 PM EST


Robert Woods Not A Strong Option In Week 14

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods is not a strong fantasy option in Week 14 against the New York Jets. Woods has failed to score above 10 PPR fantasy points in eight straight games and now gets a Jets' secondary that is allowing the fewest fantasy points per game to wideouts this season. The veteran has not really been utilized much in the passing game in recent weeks and is coming off his first zero-target game of his 10-year career. He is likely only startable in extremely deep formats in Week 14.

Dec 9, 2023 6:14 PM EST


Robert Woods Fails To Earn A Target Against Broncos

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods did not see a single target in the team's 22-17 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 13. The veteran pass-catcher played 32 snaps on Sunday but was not one of the eight Texans to see a pass come their way. However, with Tank Dell (leg) out for the season with a fractured left fibula, Woods is back on the fantasy radar in deep leagues. Nico Collins and Noah Brown have brighter fantasy outlooks, but Woods was still ahead of John Metchie III in total offensive snaps played last week. Unless that changes, Woods has low-end flex appeal in one of the best passing offenses in the NFL.

Dec 4, 2023 2:40 PM EST


Robert Woods Removed From Injury Report, Will Play In Week 12

Houston Texans wide receiver Robert Woods (rest, foot) practiced in a full capacity on Friday. He has been removed from the injury report and will play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. With Noah Brown (knee) ruled out, Woods should be see more opportunities in the passing game behind Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Dalton Schultz. The veteran receiver flashed his increased role last weekend against Arizona, catching five of eight targets for 44 yards on a 75 percent snap share. He ranks as a WR5 in fantasy football this week.

Nov 24, 2023 4:10 PM EST


Noah Brown Absent Thursday, Robert Woods Practices In Full

Houston Texans wide receiver Noah Brown (knee) missed a second consecutive practice on Thursday. On a positive note, fellow receiver Robert Woods (rest) returned to log a full practice. It's looking more likely that Woods will sit out another game in Week 12, leaving Woods, Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Dalton Schultz on track to play a key role in the Texans' passing attack. Fantasy managers should view Woods as a low-end WR4.

Nov 23, 2023 6:31 PM EST


Noah Brown, Robert Woods Not Practicing

Houston Texans wide receivers Noah Brown (knee) and Robert Woods (foot) were not seen at practice on Wednesday. Brown was inactive in the Week 11 win over the Arizona Cardinals and could be in danger of missing his second straight game this Sunday in a divisional clash with the Jacksonville Jaguars if he's unable to practice on Thursday or Friday. The knee injury halted his momentum after two straight games of 100-plus yards in Weeks 9 and 10. Woods missed Weeks 8 and 9 with a nagging foot injury but has played the last two weeks and was mainly being rested on Wednesday. He should be active this weekend. If Brown misses another game, Nico Collins and impressive rookie Tank Dell should garner the majority of looks from rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud.

Nov 22, 2023 3:15 PM EST