News:Charles Sims (ankle) is doubtful to play against Tulane on Saturday, Houston Chronicle writer Joseph Duarte reports.
Analysis: It appears that Charles Sims' owners won't get any more numbers out of him this year. Kenneth Farrow is Houston's replacement.
News:Charles Sims (ankle) is not on the depth chart for Saturday's game against Marshall, Houston Chronicle writer Joseph Duarte reports.
Analysis:Charles Sims hasn't been declared doubtful or out for Saturday's game, but at this point it seems reasonable to expect him to sit out again. Kenneth Farrow should carry the load if Sims is out.
News:Charles Sims (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Tulsa, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Kenneth Farrow will start, but it's not clear whether he'll do well against a Tulsa defense that's surprisingly tough.
News:Charles Sims, who suffered a leg injury on the opening drive of the second half against UTEP, was cleared to practice Wednesday, the Houston Chronicie reports. "He looks like he's ready to play," said head coach Tony Levine.
Analysis: Luckily this injury looks minor and he should start.
Houston's Sims Goes Over 160 Total Yards Against SMU
News:Charles Sims rushed for 54 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns and caught seven passes for 114 yards with two more touchdowns at SMU on Thursday.
Analysis: Even when Charles Sims is struggling to run the ball, he still finds ways to help owners through the passing game, making him one of the nation's most versatile RBs and a great asset to fantasy owners. On the season he's second in the nation in yards from scrimmage per game (169.2). Continue to start him with confidence in all leagues. He has a very good shot at ending the season as the nation's top fantasy RB.
Houston's Sims Goes Over 200 Yards, Scores 2 TDs Against North Texas
News:Charles Sims rushed for 210 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown and caught five passes for 55 yards with a touchdown against North Texas on Saturday.
Analysis: This is now back-to-back weeks in which Charles Sims has gone over 200 total yards and scored at least two touchdowns. He should be in for another monster game against UAB this coming Saturday.
News:Charles Sims rushed for 159 yards on 24 carries with three touchdowns and caught four passes for 47 yards at Rice on Saturday.
Analysis: After missing the last game with a hip injury, Charles Sims touched the ball 28 times as the Houston coaching staff looked to get him heavily involved in the offense. Against North Texas this coming Saturday, expect another big game from Sims.
News:Charles Sims is back from a hip injury that kept him from playing at UCLA and is expected to see around 25 touches this coming Saturday against Rice, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: A week after Marshall rushed for over 300 yards, expect the Owls defense to have their hands full with Charles Sims, who should have a monster game in his return to the field.
News: Houston's offensive will be without its starting center and right tackle at UCLA this week, the Houston Chronicle reports. Both are out due to injury.
Analysis: This obviously does not bode well for Charles Sims' potential rushing numbers at UCLA. However, he is also an active part of the team's passing game as he caught 11 passes this past week against Louisiana Tech. Start Sims this week as you would normally, but expectations should likely be tempered.
Houston's Sims Scores Twice, Touches the Ball More Against Louisiana Tech
News:Charles Sims rushed for 65 yards on 21 carries with two touchdowns and caught 11 passes for 53 yards against Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
Analysis: Clearly a more focal part of the offense, Charles Sims touched the ball early and often under new offensive coordinator Travis Bush. That said, Sims' 3.1 yards per carry show the offensive line still needs work to help open up holes for Sims. Expect a big game out of Sims next week against UCLA, who was just gashed by Nebraska for 260 rushing yards.
News: "He's got to touch the ball more," head coach Tony Levine said of Charles Sims, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: The Houston offense performed poorly in their season opener against Texas State and head coach Tony Levine believes that getting Charles Sims more carries is one way to help change things. This should be music to the ears of Sims' owners as he is the focal point of their offense.
News:Charles Sims rushed for 77 yards on 13 carries with one catch for 11 yards in the season opener against Texas State.
Analysis: Given the opponent, Charles Sims should've rolled to at least 100 yards, but Houston's offense could never get on track and it affected him. Expect Sims numbers to go up, even if the Houston offense remains stuck in neutral, next week in their game against Louisiana Tech. Sims is just too talented to have multiple games without reaching the end zone.
Houston's Sims to be Used as a Receiver Out of the Backfield
News: The Cougars plan to use Charles Sims out of the backfield as a receiver, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: The potential of an expanded role in the passing game further enhances Charles Sims' fantasy potential, and he was already in line to be among the elite fantasy running backs.
News:Charles Sims was named to the 2012 Maxwell Award Watch List, the University of Houston reports.
Analysis: The Maxwell Award is given out to the country's most outstanding college football player each year. This is high praise for Charles Sims who enters the 2012 season projecting to be one of C-USA's most productive backs. In 2011 he finished 3rd in yards from scrimmage per game (107.4), 5th in rushing TDs (9), & 7th in rushing yards per game (67.8) in C-USA.
News:Charles Sims struggled against USM on the ground rushing for just 32 yards, but did catch 10 balls in the loss.
Analysis: Sims is the one Cougar I would trust in a bowl pool because of his versatility in a PPR league.
News:Charles Sims was quieter then normal against Tulsa but did contribute in the win.
Analysis: Sims approached 100 total yards with four catches, a touchdown catch and a fumble. He is a true playmaker.
News:Charles Sims had his first quiet game in a while, as he rushed for just 44 yards and five catches for 33 yards.
Analysis: Roll with Sims as he may be a difference maker next week in the huge game against Tulsa.
News: Houston running back Charles Sims was named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week. He had 10 carries for 207 yards and 2 TDs in a win over Tulane.
Analysis: Sims may well be the fantasy MVP this year for what he has done. He remains a must start every week.
News: The reason has been made known as to why Houston RB Michael Hayes missed the Tulane game. He was simply held out to rest.
Analysis: With Bryce Beall returning to the lineup on Thursday, head coach Kevin Sumlin thought it would be a chance to take advantage of his running back depth and get Hayes, who also plays on special teams, some time off. He was not missed as Charles Sims and Bryce Beall played very well.
News: Houston receiver Tyron Carrier was quiet Thursday, catching just four balls for 28 yards.
Analysis: Carrier was overshadowed by Patrick Edwards and Charles Sims. Continue to roll with him next week.
News: When Charles Sims rushed for 71 at UAB last Saturday and scored, it marked the sixth consecutive game the sophomore has scored at least one touchdown.
Analysis: If you look up flex play in the dictionary, you will see a picture of Sims. Roll with him every week until the train stops.
News:Charles Sims did it again Saturday, rushing for 71 yards and a score while also catching four passes for 55 yards in the Houston Cougar win.
Analysis: Sims is one of the top five flex options in the country and is a stud.
News: Houston running back Charles Sims has become a must-start, as he has now scored in five consecutive games and is a true gamechanger.
Analysis: Against Rice Sims had seven rushes for 50 yards and four receptions for 73 yards and a pair of touchdown receptions. He is a stud flex play.
News: Despite not knowing the severity or area of his injury, Houston running back Bryce Beall remains questionable to face UAB.
Analysis: Beall is a solid back but with the way Charles Sims and Michael Hayes are playing, Houston would be foolish to rush him back.
News:Charles Sims continued to excel, rushing for 50 yards, catching four balls for 73 yards and scoring twice in the Houston win over Rice.
Analysis: Sims is an ideal and elite flex player every week. Defenses cannot match his shifty moves and speed. He is a must start.
News: Houston beat writer Sam Khan Jr. believes the injury sustained by Bryce Beall is to his hamstring.
Analysis: Beall did not play last week and is doubtful for tonight's game. With Charles Sims and Michael Hayes playing well it may be best to rest Beall one more week. Find safer options.
News: There is still no word on what injury sidelined running back Bryce Beall last week against Marshall and whether he will suit up against Rice.
Analysis:Charles Sims and Michael Hayes continue to be solid flex plays in Beall's absence, however we may not know before game day whether Beall is on the field.
News: Houston running back Bryce Beall missed Saturday's game against Marshall for undisclosed reasons. Beall is listed as doubtful on some injury reports, but there is no word from the coaching staff as to his status.
Analysis: With Beall out, the value of Charles Sims and Michael Hayes increases, especially this week against Rice. However, Houston running backs can be feast or famine due to the nature of the offense.
News:Charles Sims continued his solid play for Houston, rushing for 75 yards and a score, while catching two passes for 40 more yards.
Analysis: Sims is the definition of a flex play. Expect a similar performance next week against Rice.
News:Michael Hayes rushed for 60 yards and a Houston touchdown while also adding two receptions on the night.
Analysis: Hayes is solid but because of Charles Sims and Bryce Beall, his fantasy value is limited.
News: One player that must start for your team this weekend is Charles Sims, who last week rushed for 111 yards and had 90 receiving yards against UTEP.
Analysis: Sims can score from anywhere on the field and against ECU, he is the ideal fit for a flex play in all formats.
News:Charles Sims had one of the best all-around games of any player in 2011 against UTEP Thursday night. Sims rushed for 111 yards, ran for two scores, caught two passes for 90 yards which included a 84-yard screen pass for another score.
Analysis: Sims is as explosive as any player on the offense, and he showed that against UTEP. His two long touchdowns were both over 70 yards. He remains a tricky weekly starting option, but the chances are there for him to hit a home run on every carry/catch.
News: Do not overlook Houston's running backs this week when looking for a potential flex play, as North Texas allowed over 200 yards rushing to Florida International in their opener.
Analysis: That means you Bryce Beall, Charles Sims and Michael Hayes. Beall and Hayes remain the safer plays, so play them with confidence.
News: While Houston running back Charles Sims is more likely than not to play a flex role in the offense, the pure running back role will still belong to Bryce Beall.
Analysis: Beall leads the school with 32 career touchdowns and ranks fifth all time in yardage with over 2,700. While Sims may take some of his PPR value away, Beall still will have plenty of value for owners who draft him in the middle rounds.
News: One name being overlooked from the highly fantasy productive Houston offense is Charles Sims, but that may be changing as the team is working on him playing some in the slot as a receiver.
Analysis: Sims returns in 2011 after missing last season with academic issues. With this news it would be wise to draft him before Bryce Beall and Michael Hayes. Remember, in 2009 Sims had over 1,400 total yards, 10 scores and caught 70 balls. Be aggressive when trying to land Sims in your draft.
News: Houston Running Backs coach Clarence McKinney has said the starting role is an open competition with Bryce Beall, Michael Hayes and Charles Sims all getting equal reps in practice.
Analysis: While Beall has the most talent and rushed for the most yards in 2010, do not forget Hayes also ran for 600 yards and eight scores. While this situation may seem messy, remember if you play in a PPR league the added value of a Houston back, as Beall and Hayes are threats in the passing game. Sims should not challenge for touches, but consider drafting Beall four or five rounds before Hayes. If one goes down with an injury, expect a mammoth season from the other.
News: Running back Charles Sims has been officially added to Houston's 2011 roster. Sims missed all of last season due to academics.
Analysis: With Sims' official return, Houston's backfield becomes a triple-headed monster and should be avoided at all costs.
News: For a third-straight season, a Houston Cougars player has been named Freshman of the Year in the C-USA, with running back Charlie Sims claiming the honor for 2009, the Baytown Sun reports.
Analysis: Sims leads the Cougars with 632 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns, and has 64 catches for 702 yards and a touchdown. He registered two 100-yard receiving games and one contest with 100-yards rushing.
News: Sims got the start for injured Bryce Beall and finished with 90 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries. He also caught three passes for 55 yards in the Cougars' 55-14 win over Memphis.
Analysis: Sims did most of his damage in the first half because of the blowout. He is a must-start if Beall's injury forces him to miss any more games.
News: Sims rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the Cougars 38-15 win Saturday against SMU. He also caught three passes for 24 yards.
Analysis: Bryce Beall remains the starter at running back, but Sims still sees the ball plenty in Houston's high-scoring offense.
Sims Goes Over 150 Yards From Scrimmage in Houston Win
News: Sims snagged 10 balls on Saturday, totaling 122 yards. He also ran the ball seven times for 30 yards, and while he didn't find the endzone this week, he was a huge factor in helping Houston come from behind to win 29-28.
Analysis: Although he is still listed as a running back, Sims has 296 yards receiving through three games this season, and he is proving to be dangerous on the ground and through the air.
News: Sims had nine carries for 34 yards against Oklahoma State on Saturday. He also had five catches for 46 yards.
Analysis: Sims is the No. 2 back in Houston, but this offense has the ability to produce for even second tier players.