Owen Daniels misses practice Thursday: Fantasy status still uncertain

Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Owen Daniels was held out of practice Thursday by the Texans due to a hip injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Owen Daniels was held out of practice Thursday by the Houston Texans due to a bruised hip suffered in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills, according to Nick Scurfield of the Texans' official site. It is still unclear whether he will be able to play Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.

Head coach Gary Kubiak has said that Daniels could play this week even if he does not practice beforehand. On the year, Daniels has 37 receptions for 478 yards and five touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: You will have to keep a sharp eye on practice reports this week. Daniels has solidified himself as a solid starting fantasy tight end in standard formats, which is a great development for fantasy owners who got him for cheap on draft day.

If he plays, Daniels could struggle against a lights-out Bears defense this week, however. The Bears have been incredibly opportunistic this season, forcing both interceptions and fumbles. It should be noted though that tight ends tend to be the least affected by difficult defensive matchups.

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