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C.J. Stroud

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283 FPTS

RANK: 25


21 yrs


6'3'' / 218 lbs


Ohio State


Practices fully Friday, will play

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Stroud (shoulder) doesn't have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's Week 3 game against the Jaguars.

Stroud practiced in full Friday and will continue to play through his minor shoulder issue. Playing from behind all afternoon in Week 2, Stroud threw for 384 yards and two touchdowns. He's not yet a fantasy QB1 but has positioned himself on the back end of the QB2 map.

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Managing shoulder injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Stroud (shoulder) is close to 100 percent healthy despite having his reps limited in practice during the week, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Stroud intends to play Sunday against the Jaguars, though he may carry an official injury designation into the game, just as he did in Week 2 against the Colts before throwing for 384 yards and two touchdowns. The Texans plan to manage the rookie quarterback's practice reps moving forward to keep the shoulder from worsening. Stroud played through a similar injury at Ohio State in 2021.

Logs full practice Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-21

Stroud (right shoulder) returned to a full practice Thursday.

Stroud was listed as limited Wednesday, but his full participation a day later sets the stage for the rookie QB to start Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle relays that Stroud, who dealt with shoulder soreness last week, feels almost "100 percent" at this stage and barring any setbacks, the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft shouldn't face any limitations in Week 3. Two games into the season, Stroud has thrown for 626 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions to go along with seven carries for 21 yards.

Listed as limited

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-20

Stroud (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Stroud threw for 384 yards and two TDs on 47 attempts while playing through shoulder pain in Sunday's 31-20 loss to Indianapolis. With no report of a setback, he'll likely suit up again Week 3 at Jacksonville even if he remains limited at practice Thursday and/or Friday. Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports that Stroud didn't throw much during Wednesday's practice, mostly working on hand-offs with the running backs instead.

Outstanding yardage total in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Stroud completed 30 of 47 passes for 384 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Texans' 31-20 loss to the Colts on Sunday. He also rushed three times for one yard and committed two fumbles, losing one and recovering the other.

The turnover and shaky ball security wasn't completely surprising considering Stroud was missing four starting offensive linemen overall, but the rookie signal-caller persevered through constant pressure and a sore shoulder he entered the game with to put together an excellent statistical performance during which he showed good command of the offense. Stroud connected with Nico Collins (eight yards) and Tank Dell (23 yards) for touchdown passes in the first and fourth quarter, respectively, and fought until the final whistle, taking a sack in Colts territory as time expired. Per Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle, Stroud said after the game that he played with some shoulder pain "here and there" Sunday after working hard all week to be active, and Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle separately reports the second overall pick feels he'll be back to full health for a Week 3 road divisional matchup against the Jaguars.

Cleared to start Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Stroud (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Added to the injury report Friday after he was a limited participant in the Texans' final Week 2 practice session due to soreness in his (right) throwing shoulder, Stroud took a questionable tag into the weekend. As anticipated, Stroud was able to warm up earlier Sunday without any major restrictions, so he'll get the green light to make his second career start. The rookie signal-caller will be working behind a depleted offensive line, however, as left tackle Laremy Tunsil (knee) is inactive, while right tackle Tytus Howard (hand), left guard Kenyon Green (shoulder) and center Juice Scruggs (hamstring) all remain on injured reserve.

Expected to play Week 2

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Stroud (shoulder) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Stroud popped up on Friday's injury report and is officially listed as questionable for Week 2, but it looks like the Texans expect him to be on the field versus Indianapolis. Official word on Stroud's status will come prior to Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. The rookie quarterback completed 28 of 44 passes for 242 yards without a touchdown or interception in Week 1's loss to the Ravens.

Added to injury report Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-15

Stroud (right shoulder) is listed as questionbale for Sunday's game against the Colts after being limited in practice Friday.

Stroud practiced fully both Wednesday and Thursday, so those considering the rookie QB in Week 2 lineups are now advised to track his status ahead of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. In the event that Stroud is unavailable this weekend, Davis Mills and Case Keenum would be on hand to serve as the Texans' options at QB versus Indianapolis.

Solid in pro debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Stroud completed 28 of 44 passes for 242 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and rushed four times for 20 yards in the Texans' 25-9 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

The rookie finished with some very serviceable numbers despite relatively sparse preseason playing time, and the fact he did it against such a formidable defense was especially impressive. Stroud's one turnover did lead to three Ravens points, although Houston was already down 13 in the fourth quarter at the time. The rookie second overall pick connected with nine different targets overall, which may have been one of the most encouraging aspects of his performance. With the seal now officially broken on his pro career, Stroud will aim to build on his early success against the Colts in a Week 2 home matchup.

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