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41 Jonathan Grimes RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/209 | Birthdate: 12/21/1989 | Birthplace: Willingboro, NJ, USA | Team: Houston | College: William & Mary | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 4/0 | Average Draft Position: 160.47
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Texans enter Week 14 clash vs. Jags relatively healthy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Texans enter their Week 14 clash against the Jaguars relatively healthy, with 13 of 16 players on the final injury report deemed probable. Those players include: Tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), tight end Anthony Denham (illness), inside linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), running back Arian Foster (groin), running back Jonathan Grimes (ankle), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), punter Shane Lechler (biceps), tackle Derek Newton (knee) and nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back).

Safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while tight end Garrett Graham (ankle) and outside linebacke Jadeveon Clowney (knee) were ruled out. Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an end this week, as the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve and will undergo another surgery on his right knee.

Texans get myriad contributions Week 13


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Texans got a bunch of offensive contributions in their Week 13 blowout of Tennessee. Wideout Keshawn Martin made a 32-yard catch, tight end Ryan Griffin caught a wide-open swing pass for an 8-yard touchdown and defensive end J.J. Watt hauled in a 1-yard touchdown -- his fifth score this season.

Running back Jonathan Grimes gained 13 yards on five carries, and running back Alfred Blue added 6 yards on seven carries.

They'll all visit the Jaguars in Week 14.


Texans list lengthy injury report for Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).


Trio of Texans chip in to Week 11 win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Running back Jonathan Grimes led a trio of Texans making minor contributions to a critical win Sunday in Cleveland.

Grimes pitched in with 54 yards on 13 carries to help his team. Also chipping in was wide receiver Damaris Johnson with five catches for 21 yards, as well as one run for six yards, and fellow wideout Keshawn Martin, who caught one passes for two yards.


Texans officially announce RB Arian Foster will sit out Week 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) The Texans have officially downgraded running back Arian Foster from questionable to out for Sunday's game against the Browns in Week 11, per the team's official website. Foster suffered a groin injury Week 9 against Philadelphia and was unable to practice all week after the bye. It's the second game he has missed this season due to injury. Alfred Blue will likely start in his place, with Jonathan Grimes backing him up.

Foster has rushed for 822 yards and seven touchdowns this season. His next opportunity to return will come Week 12 against Cincinnati.


Texans coach Bill O'Brien: We'll do what's best for RB Arian Foster


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Although Texans coach Bill O'Brien has not completely ruled him out, all signs point to running back Arian Foster sitting out Sunday's game against the Browns in Week 11 because of a groin injury he suffered before the bye week against Philadelphia, the Houston Chronicle reports.

"He and I will talk," O'Brien said. "We'll do what's best for Arian Foster No. 1 and then what's best for our team No. 2. At the end of the day it's more about the health of the player than it is with anything else, especially with a guy like Arian Foster. You've got a guy there that's played a lot of football in this league. We'll just make sure we're in communication with him. We'll make a good decision for him and our team Sunday."

Foster, who is officially listed as questionable on the injury report, will accompany the team to Cleveland and will work out with the coaches prior to kickoff to determine his status for Week 11. If he is unable to play, Alfred Blue will be the probable starter, with Jonathan Grimes backing him up.


Texans running backs mostly silent in Week 4


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Texans running back Arian Foster was expected to receive his usual workload in his return in Week 4 against the Bills, but Alfred Blue actually ended up with more rushing attempts in the win.

Of course, that doesn't tell the whole tale. Foster was ineffective with his eight carries, as he rushed the ball for just 6 yards in the win. Blue wasn't much better, finishing with 9 yards on his nine carries. Foster did shine in the passing game, hauling in seven passes for 55 yards, to Blue's two receptions.

The interesting thing about Sunday's game was how little Jonathan Grimes figured into it. It appears as if Blue and Foster might be the tandem going forward, though it is possible Grimes saw more of the field than the standard box score might indicate.

Foster might not have been fully healthy Sunday, which could explain his somewhat limited role. With another week of rest, however, he should improve next week, which will only be bad news for Blue. He looks like just a handcuff option for Foster owners, given his lack of usage in passing downs. 


If you need a last-minute Brandon Marshall replacement...


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) What is a Fantasy owner to do if Brandon Marshall's lingering ankle injury forces the Bears to sit him down in Week 4?

Luckily, the Bears play at 1:00 pm EST, so we will know if Marshall is inactive by 11:30 am, giving you plenty of time to shuffle your roster.However, if you don't have any capable replacements available on your bench -- remember, six teams are on bye this week -- here are some guys you may be able to snag in free agency at the last minute to fill in for Marshall, all of whom are listed among the top-50 at their positions by Dave Richard and Jamey Eisenberg:

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (42 percent owned), Raiders wide receiver James Jones (68 percent), Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (29 percent), Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (66 percent), or Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings (53 percent).

If you have Marshall slotted into the flex spot, consider running backs Jerick McKinnon (19 percent) of the Vikings, Justin Forsett (63 percent) of the Ravens, Jacquizz Rodgers (19 percent) of the Falcons, Jonathan Grimes (13 percent) of the Texans, or Dexter McCluster (19 percent) of the Titans. 


Jonathan Grimes' role makes him an unappealing Fantasy add


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Texans running back Jonathan Grimes saw a significant increase in his role in Week 3 with Arian Foster out, but it hardly translated to Fantasy production.

Grimes came off the bench behind Alfred Blue but played 40 percent of the team's snaps in the 30-17 loss to the Giants. Unfortunately, Grimes was used almost exclusively in passing downs and ended up touching the ball just twice. He had one carry for 5 yards and was only targeted once in the passing game as well.

If Foster is forced to miss more time, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Grimes get more of a look than he did Sunday. However, he seems to be viewed as a third-down back in Houston, leaving him on the fringes of Fantasy relevance at this point. 


Report: Arian Foster a 'longshot' to play


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Texans running back Arian Foster was limited in practice all week with a hamstring injury ans is viewed as a longshot to play today against the Giants, NFL Network reported this morning. In the event he is inactive, rookie running back Alfred Blue is expected to see a lot of work with tailback Jonathan Grimes pitching in. 

The Texans inactives will be in around 11:30 a.m. ET this morning. Watch Fantasy Football Today on CBSSports.com for the latest starting at 11 a.m. ET. 


Texans get minor contributions from role players in Week 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Texans received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 2 win over the Raiders.

In the passing game, tight end Garrett Graham and Damaris Johnson were each limited to one catch on one target. Graham caught a 26-yard pass in the first quarter, and Johnson caught a 4-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick on the opening drive. Jonathan Grimes rushed for 9 yards on three carries, while Ronnie Brown gained 2 yards on three carries.


Jonathan Grimes leads team with 42 rushing yards vs. Falcons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Texans running back Jonathan Grimes led his team in rushing Saturday, gaining 42 yards on nine carries and catching three passes for 25 yards in his team's 32-7 preseason win over the Falcons.

Grimes is the favorite to open the season as Arian Foster's direct backup, and though he started off slow Saturday, he broke off a 22-yard run in the second quarter that was Foster-esque for his balance and cutback ability. Grimes mixed in with rookie Alfred Blue throughout the first half, giving the team a good look at the presumed depth chart behind Foster this season.


Jonathan Grimes No. 2 in latest depth chart


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) The Texans released a depth chart Tuesday showing Jonathan Grimes as the No. 2 running back behind Arian Foster. Alfred Blue is on the third string. Grimes went over 100 all-purpose yards in the preseason opener.

Jonathan Grimes leads pack to back up Arian Foster


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Texans coach Bill O'Brien clarified the competition at backup running back. Jonathan Grimes is in the lead, and Andre Brown is barely in the discussion. As of now it's Grimes, Alfred Blue and Brown, in that order, behind Arian Foster.

"Grimes’ experience overall probably has him a little ahead of Alfred," O’Brien told the Houston Chronicle. "But Alfred’s doing a good job for a guy that just got here."

Asked about Brown, O'Brien said: "He’s battling out there. … He’s out there. He’s involved with special teams and things like that. But that’s a challenging position, it’s a competitive position."


Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue get reps in preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) With Arian Foster and Andre Brown both sidelined, Texans running back Jonathan Grimes got the start against Arizona and rookie Alfred Blue entered the game in the second quarter. Grimes finished with 39 yards on 10 carries. Blue rushed for 30 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 14 yards.

Jonathan Grimes looks solid in big action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Texans running back Jonathan Grimes thrived in his first extended action in Week 17, topping 100 all-purpose yards in a 16-10 loss to the Titans.

Grimes didn't have much success running the ball, finishing with just 50 yards despite 12 carries. He shined as a receiver, however, leading the team with six receptions for 76 yards. He added his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run in the first game.

Injuries pushed Grimes into action only recently, as he appeared in just the team's final two games. 


Jonathan Grimes facing solid matchup in likely first start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) Texans running back Jonathan Grimes is expected to step into the starting lineup in Week 17 against the Titans, thanks to a number of injuries in the team's backfield.

Grimes, an undrafted free-agent out of College of William & Mary,  enters the week with just 29 rushing yards to his name at the NFL level. He rushed the ball five times for 23 yards last week, in his first action of the season. Though he is a total unknown, Grimes may actually find some room to succeed this week, against a vulnerable Titans defense.

The Titans have allowed 19 touchdowns by opposing running backs this season, along with 151.3 all-purpose yards per game. As a result, they are surrendering 21.2 Fantasy points per game to running backs, the fourth-worst total in the league.

Grimes has no track record of success at the NFL, so starting him represents a total roll of the dice. Still, he might surprise given such a solid matchup. 


Jonathan Grimes new top back from battered Texans


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/26/2013) The Texans are set to start Jonathan Grimes as their featured back Sunday at Tennessee. Grimes rushed for 23 yards in five carries in Week 16 against Denver for his only action this season. The Texans have been battered with injuries in the backfield.

Jonathan Grimes has 23 rushing yards in loss


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5:54 pm ET) Texans running back Jonathan Grimes came into Sunday's 37-13 loss to the Broncos in relief of an injured Deji Karim, carrying the ball five times for 23 yards. All of his carries came in the fourt quarter. 

Grimes, who was signed by the Texans earlier this week, may be pressed into Week 17 duty against the Titans, as Dennis Johnson appeared to hurt his hamstring in the game, and Karim went to the locker room limping in the fourth quarter. 

Grimes is in his second year of professional football. He had two career carries before Sunday's game. 


Texans bring in Jonathan Grimes


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) The Texans have signed running back Jonathan Grimes to replace Ben Tate, whom they moved to IR with a rib injury. Grimes played with three different teams in 2012, including Houston. He rushed for 6 yards on two carries and caught two passes for 7 yards.

Jaguars trim down roster


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) The Jaguars have trimmed its roster down to 54 players after parting ways with backup quarterbacks Mike Kafka and Matt Scott on Friday, the team announced.

Players also released were wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, defensive end Pannel Egboh, running back Jonathan Grimes, linebacker Brandon Marshall, wide receiver Charly Martin, offensive tackle Pat McQuistan, guard Drew Nowak, cornerback Kevin Rutland, defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith, linebacker Julian Stanford and cornerback Marcus Trufant.

Wide receiver Toney Clemons and defensive end Ryan Davis were among the first-year players released. Defensive tackle T.J. Barnes, offensive tackle R.J. Dill, tight end Ryan Otten, wide receiver Tobais Palmer, safety Steven Terrell and linebacker Mike Zimmer were among the rookies released.

Jaguars add Grimes into mix


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2012) The Jaguars added depth to their ailing backfield Friday, claiming running back Jonathan Grimes off waivers from the Texans. Grimes was released by Houston earlier this week after suiting up for just six games with the team after being dropped by the Jets.