Chris Polk, RB, Texans
|RB - #63||198.42||HOU||Probable||3 years||25||5'11||222||@1ChrisPolk|
2015 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
Update (08/06): We think Polk has the most value at the RB on the current Texans roster. I wouldn't get all giddy by him getting an upside opportunity as his resume is short with some injury risk. Chris has talent to be a power runner on first and second down with enough pass catching ability to be in the mix in the passing game. His biggest downside would be Houston adding a veteran back with a more proven resume. For now, Polk is an upside flier to watch over the next couple of weeks as the Texans and the fantasy world waits to see the winning hole open in this backfield.
Through three NFL seasons, Polk has only 57 carries, 270 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. He's caught just six passes for just 77 yards in his career. Chris was given goal-line carries a couple of times last year while with the Philadelphia Eagles and he responded with four TDs in limited action. Overall, Polk took 46 rushes for 172 yards, a 3.7 average. He has the power-running style to replace Foster. However, his NFL resume is short and he's been nagged by injuries throughout his time in the pros. Chris was a three-year starter at the University of Washington, where he rushed for 4,049 yards on 799 carries with 26 TDs. He even caught 79 passes for 683 yards and four scores. I like his overall skill set more than Blue's, and Polk may emerge as the best handcuff to Foster this season.
Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue is dealing with turf toe. He is considered day to day at this point. If he is forced to miss any time, Chris Polk will likely be the primary backup to Arian Foster. Jonathan Grimes has not played the last two games due to a knee injury.Fantasy Analysis:
Turf toe is not a pleasant injury. It tends to linger for a very long time. While he may be able to play through the injury, it will likely effective how he performs on the field. This is an injury I have dealt with personally and it is very painful. However, with an injection, he should be good to go for the most part. Foster is back and is now the lead back in Houston once again. He's the only back worth starting in the Texans' backfield.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/10 - Texans RB Alfred Blue has turf toe
10/8 - Texans RB Arian Foster exits with concussion
10/2 - Texans RB Jonathan Grimes ruled out for Week 4
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