Brian Cushing was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon and is set to rejoin the Houston Texans after coming down with a virus during team meetings Tuesday. He has not been ruled out for the preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday. Inside linebacker Keyaron Fox, meanwhile, may be out for the season due to a knee injury suffered during practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Of the two linebackers, only Cushing has any serious value as an IDP. He recorded 114 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions last season despite the Texans moving towards a more ball-control offense. Fox has failed to appear in just three games over his last three seasons, but he hasn't put up corresponding numbers. He has a combined 80 tackles over that span. Houston may be getting a bit worried about depth in the linebacking corps, but you can sleep easy as it pertains to your fantasy team.