Andre Johnson injury update: Veteran WR a game-time decision for Texans, fantasy owners
The Texans could be shorthanded Sunday, as Andre Johnson has yet to pass the NFL’s concussion protocol. We break down the fantasy implications.
Johnson was forced to exit Week 14′s contest early after sustaining a concussion, and his availability for Sunday hinges on whether he can pass the NFL’s concussion protocol. Johnson remained sidelined in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but returned at a limited capacity Friday. He is a true game-time decision, per Drew Dougherty of HoustonTexans.com.
Fantasy Spin: Johnson’s owners will have to remain glued to reports Sunday morning while also having contingency plans at the ready. Should Johnson sit out, DeAndre Hopkins becomes a fringe WR1/WR2 and could monopolize targets in the passing game versus a leaky Colts’ secondary. If Johnson plays, he will be a solid option after hanging 99 yards and a touchdown versus his divisional foes in Week 6.