Houston Texans RB Ben Tate (hamstring) was held out of practice for the third day in a row, reports Nick Scurfield. The team was doubtful that Tate would play against the Chicago Bears this week, and after missing every practice, he will almost certainly not suit up. Justin Forsett will be the primary backup to Arian Foster again.
Injuries have derailed Tate's season in 2012--he has just 43 carries for 178 yards and two TDs.
Fantasy Impact: There is still no timetable for Tate's return as the hamstring has lingered for several weeks now. Tate can probably be dropped in most standard leagues now.
Forsett won't get much more than a handful of snaps with Foster as the main workhorse. He's a roster stash at best in fantasy.