Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (81) catches a touchdown reception while being defended by San Diego Chargers safety Eric Weddle (32) during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans place Owen Daniels on Injured Reserve, designated for return

The Houston Texans have placed tight end Owen Daniels on the injured reserve designated for return list. That means he will miss at least the next 8 games with a broken fibula.

This isn’t too unexpected as far as news goes. A broken bone takes time to heal and he was going to be out about 4-6 weeks minimum anyways. Daniels has been one of quarterback Matt Schaub’s most reliable targets in the Texans offense.

Daniels is second on the team in receptions with 24 and third in yards with 252. He also led the team in touchdowns with three. The man who will replace him, Garrett Graham, is also tied for the team lead with three touchdowns. He has caught 15 passes for 141 yards as well.

Fantasy owners might want to consider dropping him. If you really want him back, mark down on a calender 7 or 8 weeks from now to remind yourself to pick him back up. There is no guarantee that he’ll be as productive though after being out for so long.

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