Owen Daniels hip injury less bothersome this week: Fantasy implications

Al Messerschmidt

Owen Daniels is moving better for the Texans this week than last as he recovers from a hip injury suffered in Week 9 against the Bills. We break down the fantasy implications.

Owen Daniels is moving better this week with a hip injury suffered in Week 9 during the Houston Texans' win over the Buffalo Bills, according to Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. Daniels apparently did not suffer any sort of setback during last week's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"We tried to play him a little bit different in the game thinking we'd go in there and he wouldn't play as many plays," Kubiak said. "I'll be darned we get in a 92-play game and he plays 60 plays. He came out fine and he's moving better this week."

Fantasy Impact: Daniels appears to be fine going forward, considering he caught six passes for 57 yards last week despite being a game-time decision. He remains a solid second-tier starting fantasy tight end in standard formats, with five touchdown receptions in the last seven games he has played.

Unless you own Jimmy Graham or Rob Gronkowski, Daniels deserves your fantasy consideration for the Texans' Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions. The Lions have given up 16 passing touchdowns on the season, and Matt Schaub just threw five TDs in the Texans' win last week.

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