Three and out: Seeking clarity on Texans’ Johnson

Clarity on Andre Johnson: While the Texans remain vague on the status of WR Andre Johnson, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the star receiver will likely miss the next three games. Johnson has undergone Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy since his injury, the same procedure he underwent for an ankle sprain last season. While it is a big blow to fantasy owners, at least there is some certainty about how long Johnson will be out of action. With Johnson unavailable, it opens the door for Kevin Walter and Jacoby Jones to see more balls thrown their direction.

McGahee taking over in Denver: For those waiting on Knowshon Moreno to become a featured back in Denver … keep waiting. Broncos coach John Fox says that Willis McGahee will see the bulk of the carries for the foreseeable future, thanks to his two 100-yard rushing games in the last three weeks. On paper, this week’s matchup against the Chargers doesn’t seem to favor McGahee. But after posting 103 yards last week against the Packers, it’s not unreasonable to think you can trust him on Sunday.

Henne seeks second opinion on shoulder: Facing the prospect of losing his season over a separated shoulder, Dolphins QB Chad Henne is seeking a second opinion. Meanwhile, the team doesn’t seem all that enamored with QB Matt Moore as the starter and have started looking for a veteran replacement. Whoever the replacement is, chances are slim you’re in the direst of straits if you consider him as a starter. But it will have an impact on the value of Brandon Marshall. Look for Daniel Thomas to have a bigger role (when healthy), but for an offense whose overall fantasy value is already sliding, this may be the final drop into the abyss.

— Marcas Grant

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