Injuries are never fun. Rehabbing and returning from injury is one of the biggest challenges in sports. These Texans have seen more than their fair share of injuries this season. With some of the best players on the team knocked out for the season, it seems like this season is already lost. At 3-5 and with the Jaguars and Titans playing playoff-level football, a third straight playoff birth does not seem likely.
Now, the Texans play the Los Angeles Rams who are 6-2 with arguably the best RB in the league. Jared Goff has the Rams offense playing lights out while 31 year old Head Coach Sean McVay is reinvigorating the Rams organization.
Here are the inactives for Week 10
Dylan Cole is injured with a hamstring injury. He has been on the “Did Not Participate” list all this week. His Grade 2 strain has limited his play and hurt the depth in the linebacker core. He did not play last week as well with the hamstring injury. The undrafted rookie has been playing very well in the early stages of this season and his career. Joel Heath was seen more playing time since J.J. Watt’s injury. He will also be sidelined for this game with a knee injury. This will put rookie Carlos Watkins at the starting position on the defensive line. Ryan Griffin is done for the season with a concussion. He fortunately will be replaced by the return of C.J. Fiedorowicz.
Los Angeles Rams
Backup RB Malcolm Brown is out for the game. As a Longhorn fan, I was hoping to see him. As a fantasy owner of Todd Gurley, I am okay with this. He will be sidelined with a knee injury. Robert Quinn is the starting OLB and is a huge asset to their blitz package and run stopping. He is doubtful for the game with an undisclosed illness. The Rams have good depth at LB. Derek Carrier is doubful for the game with a hamstring injury. He is officially the third TE on the roster so his loss will not be a big factor in the game.