Posted: 6:35 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
By Michael Gallagher
Texans tight end Owen Daniels (knee) is listed as probable to face the 49ers on Sunday Night Football. He sat out of practice Wednesday, then was a full participant on Thursday and Friday. Garrett Graham (hip) is listed as probable and put in a full week of practice.
OD does have three touchdowns on the year, but only 18 catches for 192 yards. He's coming off his most productive games in catches and yards, reeling in six balls for 71 yards on 11 targets.
The Texans adding DeAndre Hopkins has given Daniels a noticeable decrease as the first read on plays. The good news is he's still a favorite end-zone target for quarterback Matt Schaub. Also, Schaub throwing a lot of pick sixes may suggest he won't go down the field as much.
Fantasy impact: Daniels has a bad matchup with the 49ers, but he's a little more intriguing. If you have him, you're probably going to start him as a low-end TE1 in PPR and standard leagues.