News: Foster (groin) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday, and per coach Bill O'Brien, the running back has a "good chance" to play Sunday against the Titans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Foster has missed the Texans' last two games, but O'Brien noted encouragingly that the running back "came out there (Wednesday) and he looked good" adding, "we'll see how he feels (Thursday). I would say there's a good chance for him to play." Such an outcome of course precludes any setbacks, but for now it appears as though Foster has a solid shot to return to action in Week 13's game, a 1:00 ET kickoff.
News: With Ryan Mallett on IR, Fitzpatrick will return as the Texans' starting QB on Sunday against the Titans, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Fitzpatrick, who was benched following the Texans' Week 10 bye week, thus regains the team's starting assignment after giving way to Mallett in the team's last two games. He'll be backed up by Tom Savage on Sunday, with Thad Lewis having been signed to serve as the team's No. 3 QB. In a week with no NFL teams on bye, Fitzpatrick -- who has compiled an 11:8 TD:INT ratio in nine games -- isn't a high-percentage play in most formats, though he's an option for deep-leaguers scrambling for Week 13 QB depth. He might also have a little extra motivation, facing a Titans' squad that dumped him in the offseason after just one year of service.
News: The Houston Texans placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve on Wednesday, meaning Fitzpatrick will start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Impact: Fitzpatrick started the first nine games before being benched during the bye week in favor of Mallett. Mallett went 1-1 as the starter. Fitzpatrick is a 10-year NFL veteran, who has thrown for 1,960 yards with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season.