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John Metchie

#3 WR,


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103 FPTS

RANK: 92


22 yrs


5'11'' / 187 lbs




Makes first NFL grab

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Metchie caught his lone target for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-20 loss to Indianapolis in Week 2.

Metchie, who was drafted in the second round of the 2022, finally made his NFL debut and had his first catch. The wideout overcame leukemia that wiped out his rookie season, and he was sidelined for Week 1 with a hamstring injury. As the wideout room is currently constituted, Metchie is fourth behind Nico Collins, Robert Woods and Tank Dell.

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Looks to make pro debut Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-15

Metchie (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's Week 2 game against the Colts.

Assuming he's cleared to play Sunday, it will be Metchie's pro debut after he missed all of 2022 battling leukemia before then missing last week's loss to the Ravens with the hamstring strain. With Noah Brown (groin) on injured reserve, it pushes both Metchie and rookie Tank Dell up the depth chart behind veterans Nico Collins and Robert Woods.

Limited in practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-13

Metchie (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday.

Metchie is still working towards making his NFL debut after spending the entirety of his rookie season battling leukemia and rehabbing a torn ACL as well as missing Sunday's loss to the Ravens with a hamstring injury. If he's good to go for Week 2, the 23-year-old will likely find himself competing with Tank Dell and Xavier Hutchinson for playing time.

Back at practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-13

Metchie (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Metchie was sidelined for the Texans' Week 1 loss to the Ravens after not practicing last week, but his return to the field suggests that the 2022 second-rounder could be available Sunday against the Colts. If so, Metchie would be a candidate to compete with Tank Dell and Xavier Hutchinson for WR snaps behind Nico Collins and Robert Woods.

Pro debut delayed again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Metchie (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Baltimore, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Metchie's long-awaited pro debut will need to wait until at least Week 2 of the current campaign after he was unable to practice Wednesday through Friday due to a hamstring issue, which he's tended to on occasion since at least May. The 2022 second-round pick likely will need to get back on the practice field next week in some capacity in order for the Texans to clear him for their second game of the season Sunday, Sept. 17 against the Colts.

Absent from practice Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-08

Metchie (hamstring) remained sidelined for Friday's practice, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

That's a trio of missed practices this week for the sophomore wideout who missed his entire rookie season battling leukemia. Hamstring issues have been his downfall this year, dating back to the offseason. With Metchie likely out for Sunday's date with the Ravens, it should lock Nico Collins, Robert Woods, Noah Brown, and rookie Tank Dell into most of the wideout snaps.

Misses another practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-07

Metchie (hamstring) remained sidelined during Thursday's practice, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Metchie also missed Wednesday's session, so the wideout will presumably need to practice in some capacity Friday in order to approach Sunday's game against the Ravens minus an injury designation. As the coming season approaches, the Texans' WR corps is led by Nico Collins and Robert Woods, with Metchie, Noah Brown, Tank Dell and Xavier Hutchinson in the mix to absorb snaps and targets that don't go to the team's top duo.

Not practicing

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-06

Metchie (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Metchie has been bothered by his hamstring on and off since at least May, after losing his rookie season to the combination of an ACL tear and leukemia diagnosis. He's now 21 months removed from the knee injury, but it's not shocking that he's having a tough time staying on the field given all he's had to deal with the past two years. Metchie appears unlikely to play Week 1 at Baltimore and might only have a depth role whenever he's ready.

Likely sitting out Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-27

Metchie is not expected to play in Sunday's preseason finale against the Saints, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Metchie appeared in each of the Texans' previous two preseason contests, catching two of his three targets for 10 yards in these games. Houston is expected to play the majority of their starters Sunday, including quarterback C.J. Stroud. However, it appears the team doesn't want to risk any potential injuries to Metchie, who missed the entirety of his rookie season while battling leukemia. Either way, the second-round pick's absence could lead to increased opportunities for rookie wideouts Xavier Hutchinson and Tank Dell, the latter of whom is expected to play Sunday after sitting out the previous preseason game with hamstring and back tightness.

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