News: Johnson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Impact: Johnson continues to be listed on the injury report with an ankle issue, but he's been able to play through it without any issues. He's still looking for his first touchdown this season, but he'll break through at some point given his decent number of targets.
News: Hopkins (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Impact: Hopkins missed practice Thursday because of the illness, but he was a full participant Friday, which prompted his probable designation. He's been a solid second-wideout so far this season, catching seven passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns through two games.
News: Blue will start Sunday against the Giants in place of Arian Foster, who is inactive due to a hamstring injury.
Impact: While Blue will get the start, Jonathan Grimes and Ronnie Brown are also on hand to grab a few carries if needed. The Giants are 12th against the run this season through two games after allowing 124 to the Cardinals in Week 2.
News: Foster (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Impact: Foster was questionable coming into the game after limited practices all week and he just didn't show enough in warmups to risk playing while banged up. Alfred Blue is expected to lead the backfield, with Jonathan Grimes and Ronnie Brown also likely to get touches.
News: Blue could be in line for an expanded workload in Sunday's game against the Giants, if teammate Arian Foster is unable to suit up, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impact: The report suggests that Foster could be a long-shot to play Sunday, and if he ends up sitting or being limited at all, then Blue would likely be next line for the Texans' carries, with Jonathan Grimes and Ronnie Brown also on hand.
News: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Foster (hamstring) looks like a long-shot to play Sunday against the Giants.
Impact: We'll have confirmation of Foster's status, either way, in advance of the wave of first kickoffs Sunday, but in the event that Foster is unavailable, Alfred Blue would appear to be next in line for the Texans' carries, with Jonathan Grimes and Ronnie Brown also candidates to see added touches.