Nick Martin, the overwhelming favorite to be the Houston Texans’ starting center as a rookie, is now done for the 2016 season. A second-round pick out of Notre Dame, Martin — the brother of Dallas Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin — had looked the part in the early going before suffering the injury and serious damage to his ankle during a joint practice with the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago. Nick Martin was expected to start as a rookie for the Houston Texans Now he’s done for the season.
Fantasy Drafts are commencing all across the country and draft guides are of the utmost importance. My Forbes SportsMoney series ranking the top 32 (1 per team) fantasy players per position continues. Here is my ranking of the 32 Top Fantasy Running Backs in the NFL. I based my power rankings on my projection of total value. The rankings are based on the projected starters for each teams. DiMoro’s Call: Some of these rankings may shock. I’m not sold on Eddie Lacy’s revival until I see him bounce back over the course of the regular season. Lacy has the potential to put in a Top 15 fantasy performance, but I want to see it before I buy into it. A healthy Arian Foster could find himself in the Top
Despite reports claiming he could miss the start of the regular season, J.J. Watt is reportedly expected to return to practice before the Houston Texans’ fourth and final preseason game. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Watt could practice as early as next week. Watt underwent back surgery last month, and the initial estimation for his recovery period was 8-10 weeks. Missing 10 weeks would likely mean Watt is not ready to play in Week 1 or Week 2, but he’ll almost certainly be suiting up in Week 1 if he returns to practice next week. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien recently said he expects Watt back fairly soon, though it was unclear exactly what that meant. A report from earlier in the