Texans WR Andre Johnson missed his second consecutive practice with an ankle injury and is officially listed as questionable against the Raiders this week. But this has an added bonus with a matchup against Nnamdi Asomugha and the caveat that this is a 1 p.m. game in Oakland, which means you will either have to sit or get off the pot before all of the early games even start.
Maybe you enthusiasts who have Johnson should skip the booze on Saturday night, because this could get nauseating.
Here are some things to consider — and this is assuming that Johnson even plays.
Asomugha is not expected to cover Johnson full-time, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Asomugha could see time on all of the Texans talented receivers.
But Johnson has not had a lot of success against the Raiders in the teams previous three meetings — hauling in only five receptions for 94 yards during that time.
So here is the thing. I am typically a by-the-book player. And that book says to always play your studs, especially your studs that you drafted in the first or second round. But sitting Dre Johnson for this game is not the craziest idea of the weekend. Actually, that might not even crack the top 10 of crazy ideas over the weekend.
Raiders WRs Darrius Heyward-Bey (groin) and Louis Murphy (collarbone) were both listed as questionable after being limited in practice on Friday. But coach Tom Cable told reporters that he expects both to play this week.
– Adam Rank