The Texans will be missing key starters as they battle the Oakland Raiders today. They will be without three of their best defensive backs: cornerbacks Bradley Roby and CB Johnathan Joseph, and safety Tashaun Gipson all won’t see the field today. Look for Derek Carr to pass early and often against Houston’s defense. Newly required Texans CB Gareon Conley will make his debut against his former team, and is expected to see major playing time.
The biggest loss will be speedster wide receiver Will Fuller (hamstring). Fuller will be replaced by Kenny Stills, which shouldn’t be a huge drop-off in production
Right Tytus Howard (MCL) will be missing his second consecutive game. Veteran RT Chris Clark will be replacing him today. Expect the Raiders to put their best pass rusher on Clark to pressure Deshaun Watson all day.
Here is the injury report for the Texans:
The Raiders will have key returns in Houston. WR Tyrell Williams will play today with a chance to have a good game against a banged up Texans secondary. Running back Josh Jacobs and left tackle Trent Brown will start today as well. This will be the first game that the Raiders’ offensive line will have all five starters playing today.