News: Indianapolis signed TE Anthony Hill on Monday to help the depleted unit that lost Dallas Clark and Brody Eldridge to "significant injuries." Hill was on Philadelphia's practice squad. The Colts have yet to create a roster spot for Hill.
Analysis: Hill was a fourth-round selection by Houston in the 2009 NFL Draft and appeared in five games with the Texans during his rookie season. He is unlikely to make an immediate impact on offense as the Colts still have TE Jacob Tamme. Keep him on waivers in all Fantasy formats.
News: The Texans added TE Anthony Hill to the active roster from the Reserve/PUP list on Tuesday.
Analysis: Hill, a second-year veteran from North Carolina State, hasnt played since tearing his ACL last December. He will likely appear predominantly on special teams, so continue to ignore him in Fantasy play.
News: The Texans put TE Anthony Hill on the physically unable to perform list Saturday. Hill has been dealing with a knee injury.
Analysis: Hill has minimal Fantasy value when healthy. He caught one pass for 9 yards in 2009. Ignore him in all leagues in 2010.
News: Texans TE Anthony Hill, recovering from knee surgery, was placed on the PUP list. He suffered a torn knee ligament back in December, cutting his season short.
Analysis: Hill, entering his second season in the league, caught one pass for nine yards in 2009. He isn't a lock to make the Texans' final roster, and can be ignored on Draft Day.
News: Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday that TE Anthony Hill "will not be participating in training camp." The official team site had Kubiak's comments; the Texans have drafted Garrett Graham and signed veteran Michael Gaines to help pad their depth at the position.
Analysis: Hill isn't a lock to make the Texans' final roster. Keep him off of your Fantasy team's lineup page.
News: The Houston Texans chose Wisconsin TE Garrett Graham in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, reuniting him with fellow Wisconsin alum Owen Daniels (the two played together Daniels' senior season). Graham had 51 receptions for 624 yards and seven touchdowns for the Badgers last season and has been compared favorably to Daniels. "We really like this young man," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "... [He] played a lot of good football there at Wisconsin. Owen (Daniels) spoke up for him, so that was good enough for me. So there's an excellent opportunity for him right now with our team, because some of our guys are fixing to miss some time as we go through the offseason."
Analysis: Obviously, Graham's presence will push at least two of the Texans' backup tight ends down the depth chart and another off the roster. Fortunately for Fantasy owners, the likes of Joel Dreessen, James Casey and Anthony Hill aren't considered reliable options in the first place. Keep all three of those guys off of rosters.
News: Texans rookie tight end Anthony Hill has a torn knee ligament and will miss the rest of the season. He is the second tight end the Texans have lost to a season-ending knee injury this season after Owen Daniels went down with a similar injury early in November. The injury to Hill's left knee leaves Houston with two healthy tight ends in Joel Dreessen and rookie James Casey heading into Sunday's game at St. Louis.
Analysis: Hill, a fourth-round pick from North Carolina State, has appeared in five games this season and has one reception for nine yards. He missed some time early in October when he had the first confirmed case of swine flu in an NFL player this season. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: Houston TE James Casey, TE Anthony Hill and backup QB Rex Grossman all did not factor into the Week 14 win over the Seahawks. None received stats in the game.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using in the majority of leagues when active. Keep them all reserved in Week 15 at St. Louis.
News: The Texans had five players dress Sunday at the Jaguars who did not record an offensive stat with TE Anthony Hill, WR Andre Davis, WR Glenn Martinez, TE James Casey and RB Arian Foster.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using in the majority of leagues when active. Keep them all reserved in Week 14 against Seattle.
News: The Texans had four players dress Sunday against the Colts who did not record an offensive stat with TE Anthony Hill, backup QB Rex Grossman, WR Andre Davis and RB Ryan Moats.
Analysis: Moats has minimal Fantasy value now that Steve Slaton is back as the starter and Chris Brown is the backup. Ignore Moats and the rest of these players in Week 13 at Jacksonville.
News: Houston RB Arian Foster, TE Anthony Hill and backup QB Rex Grossman all did not see any statistics in the Monday night game against Tennessee in Week 11. Grossman did not play in the game. The other two saw action but got no stats.
Analysis: None of the players listed above has any Fantasy value at this time. Foster and Hill are seldom-used backups and Grossman would only have value as a handcuff to Matt Schaub. Keep them off rosters for Week 12 against the Colts.
News: In the Texans' Week 9 loss at the Colts, TE Anthony Hill caught a pass for 9 yards.
Analysis: Hill typically doesn't catch enough passes to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off rosters. The Texans are on bye in Week 10 and vs. the Titans in Week 11.
News: With Texans TE Owen Daniels out for the season and rookie TE James Casey also out of action with a meniscus injury, Houston's tight end play will be limited to Joel Dreessen, who is also their long snapper, and rookie Anthony Hill.
Analysis: Dreessen is not considered a vertical threat by any stretch and will have a hard time duplicating Daniels' production. Hill has minimal upside and has been activated for one game this season with the Texans -- even head coach Gary Kubiak admitted he wasn't sure if Hill is ready to play. Neither one should be considered as a good replacement for Owen Daniels following his season-ending injury.
News: Walking on crutches and with his head hung low, Owen Daniels feared his season might be over after the Houston Texans' star TE hurt his right knee on Sunday. "I'm concerned," Daniels said following a 31-10 victory. "It doesn't feel good." Daniels, who entered the game leading NFL tight ends with 497 yards receiving, said he's scheduled to have tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. Coach Gary Kubiak didn't sound optimistic when discussing the player's injury. and the Houston Chronicle reports Daniels could have a torn ACL. "It doesn't look good," Kubiak said. "Obviously, (trainers) feel like he may have done some damage. I better be careful, but it does not look good." Daniels was hurt on Houston's second possession when he was running a route and caught his foot in the turf. He said it's possible a defender might have bumped or grabbed him just as he was making his cut. He went down and lay on the field for several minutes before he was helped up by Texans trainers and unable to put any weight on his right leg.
Analysis: Daniels has 40 catches on the season for 519 yards and five touchdowns. He is among the league's best tight ends in Fantasy play and should be active every week when healthy. The injury also comes at a critical time for the fourth-year player, who is in the final year of his contract. "Yeah, thanks for reminding me," Daniels said, about his contract status. "Worst-case scenario, I'll definitely be ready to go next year." If Daniels is out as expected, Joel Dreessen will move up a spot. Rookie James Casey, who caught the first two passes of his career, will become the second tight end. Rookie Anthony Hill, who was inactive, will be part of the game-day roster because offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan likes to use three tight end formations.
News: Only one of three Houston Texans ill this weekend was suffering from flu-like symptoms, and the team doctor didn't call it swine flu. Houston had the NFL's first confirmed case of swine flu last week in tight end Anthony Hill. Safety Eugene Wilson was inactive for Sunday's game against Oakland after becoming so ill he could barely walk. Dr. Jim Muntz said he isn't sure Wilson "had the same syndrome" as Hill. Wilson had body aches, but no fever and was sent home to protect the team. Muntz said Wilson phoned him Sunday night and felt better. Running back Chris Brown and linebacker Xavier Adibi were also ill Sunday, but Muntz said they had gastrointestinal problems. Hill is better and should be allowed to return to practice this week. Muntz said players can return to practice if they haven't had a fever for 48 hours.
Analysis: Hill should be able to return to action in Week 5 at Arizona. He does not have any Fantasy value, however, as a seldom-used tight end.
News: Houston Texans tight end Anthony Hill was hospitalized this week after testing positive for swine flu. Texans vice president of communications Tony Wyllie says Hill, a rookie, is the only player on the team believed to have swine flu and that other players are being monitored.
Analysis: Hill, a fourth-round pick from North Carolina State, has spent two nights in the hospital. Coach Gary Kubiak told the Houston Chronicle, which first reported the ailment, that Hill could be released later Friday. Hill is not a player who is expected to have any Fantasy value this season.
News: The Texans have announced their inactives for Week 1 vs. the Jets: DB Eugene Wilson (knee), DB Jacques Reeves (fibula), DT DelJuan Robinson (calf), WR Kevin Walter (hamstring) and TE Anthony Hill.
Analysis: Walter is the big name among this group and should be benched in all formats. Hopefully he won't miss much time. The rest of these guys have no Fantasy value.
News: The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans have signed rookie TE Anthony Hill, who played at North Carolina State, to a four-year deal worth $2,206,500. He was the team's second fourth-round draft choice in April. Hill and James Casey, a fifth-round pick, are competing for playing time behind veterans Joel Dreessen and Owen Daniels.
Analysis: Hill has minimal Fantasy value in seasonal leagues unless Daniels is a lengthy holdout, which would open up playing time. Hill should only be drafted in rookie-only drafts with a late-round pick.
News: The Houston Chronicle reports Texans TE Owen Daniels will skip the remaining OTA workouts this offseason because of a contract dispute. Daniels, who had participated in the first three weeks of OTAs, did not show up to the team's voluntary workout Tuesday. "Obviously we're in the middle of negotiations," GM Rick Smith said. "He's well within in his rights not to be here. We wish he were working out like he had been, but we understand it. Every day he is out here he's getting better. Things like this have a way of working themselves out." Daniels, a fourth-round pick in 20! 06, is a restricted free agent. He has yet to sign the one-year, $2.7 million tender that he was offered.
Analysis: Coach Gary Kubiak split the majority of repetitions in practice Tuesday between Joel Dreessen and rookies Anthony Hill and James Casey with Daniels out. None of these players are worth drafting in seasonal leagues unless Daniels is out for a lengthy period of time due to a holdout.
News: The Houston Chronicle reports Texans rookie TE Anthony Hill, who was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, enters the offseason in competition for the No. 2 TE position behind Owen Daniels. With Mark Bruener retiring after his 14th season, the Texans are seeking his replacement. Hill will compete with Joel Dreessen and fellow rookie James Casey for playing time in two tight-end sets. Hill will try to separate himself from the rest with the skills that made him arguably the best blocking TE in the draft.
Analysis: That's not to say Hill will only be blocking. The Texans pride themselves on having versatile tight ends. Owen Daniels was the team's second-leading receiver last season. Casey can play TE, QB or even FB. Dreessen proved valuable on special teams and caught 11 passes last year. Hill has shown he has the capabilities of being involved in the passing game. He scored four touchdowns on 19 receptions as a senior at N.C. State. He was even the team's leading receiver in 2006. For now, don't plan on drafting Hill in any Fantasy leagues. Unless Daniels gets hurt, ignore Hill heading into the year.
News: The Texans drafted TE Anthony Hill from North Carolina State in the fourth round with overall pick No. 122. Hill has been injury prone in college. He missed the entire year in 2007 with a torn ACL and missed four games last year with a chest injury. He will compete for playing time behind starter Owen Daniels.
Analysis: Daniels will remain the starter this season, but he will be a free agent after this year. The Texans could have Hill in mind as a potential replacement, but that's nothing to worry about this year. Don't plan on drafting Hill in any leagues this season.