Chris Conley

Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #17
Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #17

Chris Conley News

Returns on one-year deal

Conley (knee) signed a one-year contract with the Texans on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Conley's first year in Houston was hardly a success as the veteran wide receiver saw a dramatic drop in opportunities after two years as the Jaguars' deep threat. Part of that could simply be due to the Texans' putrid passing offense, but it's hard to have much optimism for Conley's future given the 28-year-old set a four-year low in both receptions and receiving yards.

Mar 12, 2022 8:59 AM EST

Won't play Week 18

Conley (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Conley was questionable for Sunday's contest due to the knee injury and will be sidelined for the final game of the season. The 29-year-old finished 2021 with 22 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games as he's set to return to free agency during the offseason.

Jan 9, 2022 8:42 AM EST

Status in question for Sunday

Conley (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: For a third straight week, Conley has tended to a knee injury. Only this time, it didn't allow him to practice at all Wednesday through Friday. The Texans my be preparing to be without Conley in the season finale, which won't be confirmed until 90 minutes before Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff. Aside from Conley, Chris Moore (illness) also is questionable after putting in a limited session Friday, leaving Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins and Danny Amendola as the the healthiest wide receivers on Houston's active roster.

Jan 7, 2022 1:31 PM EST

Remains sidelined Thursday

Conley (knee) wasn't spotted at Thursday's practice, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Conley also missed Wednesday's session, so what the wideout is able to do Friday will be pivotal with regard to his chances of suiting up for Sunday's season finale against the Titans. In Houston's Week 17 loss to the 49ers, Conley logged 49 of a possible 67 snaps on offense, while catching one of his two targets for minus-2 yards and carrying once for three yards.

Jan 6, 2022 12:05 PM EST

Still nursing knee issue

Conley (knee) was estimated as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice report.

Analysis: Conley has played through the knee injury the past few weeks, and his limited estimation Wednesday indicates he's on track to do so again for the season finale. He has 22 receptions for 323 yards and two touchdowns through 16 games this season.

Jan 5, 2022 2:28 PM EST

Reduced role in loss

Conley caught one of two targets for minus-2 yards in Sunday's 23-7 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: Conley fought through knee issues during the practice week and had a limited impact in the game despite being on the field for 49 snaps. The playing time was second only to top wideout Brandin Cooks, who returned to active duty after missing one game while on the reserve/COVID-19 list and gobbled up 11 of the 18 pass attempts aimed at wide receivers. Conley has been in Cooks' shadow all season. He's caught two or fewer passes in 13 of 16 games played.

Jan 3, 2022 7:02 AM EST

Suits up Sunday

Conley (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Analysis: Though Conley, who caught all three of his targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in last weekend's win over the Chargers, should remain a factor in the Texans passing attack, the team's target leader Brandin Cooks is back from the reserve/COVID-19 list. With that in mind, Conley - who is averaging 21.7 receiving yards per game to date -- profiles as speculative Week 17 fantasy lineup option.

Jan 2, 2022 11:57 AM EST

Questionable for Week 17

Conley (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers after practicing in a limited fashion this past week.

Analysis: Conley caught all three targets of his targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in last weekend's win over the Chargers, but with the Texans' target leader Brandin Cooks off the reserve/COVID-19 list, Conley profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option if he's made active for Sunday's 4:05 ET contest.

Dec 31, 2021 4:37 PM EST

Maintains limited practice activity

Houston listed Conley (knee) as a limited practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: After being listed as limited for Wednesday's walk-through session, Conley didn't take a notable step forward in terms of activity a day later. That being said, the Texans haven't indicated that Conley has suffered any sort of setback with the lingering knee issue, which has resulted in him being included on the injury report for the second straight week. He played through the health concern in last week's win over the Chargers, finishing with three receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.

Dec 31, 2021 6:51 AM EST

Limited on Wednesday's estimate

Conley (knee) was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimate.

Analysis: Take this designation with a grain of salt, since the Texans merely held a walkthrough. Conley's name has frequently appeared on injury reports due to this knee injury, but it hasn't caused him to miss game action. With Davis Mills playing well under center for Houston, Conley will have some appeal as a flier in deeper formats against the 49ers in Week 17, assuming he suits up. Conley scored his second touchdown of the year in last week's win over the Chargers.

Dec 29, 2021 3:45 PM EST

Tallies long score

Conley recorded three receptions on three targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-29 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Conley was forced into a more substantial role in the offense due to the absence of Brandin Cooks (illness). He didn't see a big uptick in volume, though he did connect with Davis Mills for a 41-yard touchdown reception just before halftime. Conley also added an 18-yard catch to deliver on a big-play role in Houston's offense. If Cooks is unable to clear COVID-19 protocols in time for a Week 17 matchup against San Francisco, Conley could be in line for another productive performance.

Dec 26, 2021 7:30 PM EST

Full participant Thursday

Conley (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Analysis: Barring a setback Friday, Conley will be on the field Sunday against the Chargers. Even with quarterback Davis Mills showing some promise under center in recent weeks, the Texans' passing game has struggled outside of No. 1 wide receiver Brandin Cooks, but Conley and rookie Nico Collins could both get more opportunities against the Chargers if Cooks doesn't return from the reserve/COVID-19 list by then.

Dec 23, 2021 3:29 PM EST

Listed as limited Wednesday

Conley (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice estimate.

Analysis: It remains to be seen if Conley is simply managing a knee issue coming out of Week 15 action, or is dealing with something that could affect his status for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Conley's Week 16 availability gains added import, with Houston's top wideout Brandin Cooks having landed on the reserve-COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Dec 22, 2021 2:48 PM EST

Four targets in win

Conley caught two of four targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 30-16 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Conley tied rookie Nico Collins for second-most targets behind Brandin Cooks, who remains the clear value play for Houston wide receivers. An interesting wrinkle has developed with Phillip Dorsett joining the mix. Dorsett has been targeted six times in the two games since joining Houston's active roster, and the newcomer finished second with 43 yards, including a long of 33.

Dec 20, 2021 3:53 AM EST

Catches two passes in loss

Conley caught both of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Conley finished third among wide receivers in playing time (46 snaps) but was held under 40 receiving yards for the 12th time in 13 games. Outside of a big week against New England in Week 5, Conley has done little to help fantasy teams. Beyond Brandin Cooks and rookie Nico Collins, there's little to inspire fantasy managers evaluating Houston's wideouts.

Dec 13, 2021 5:01 AM EST

Shutout in loss

Conley did not catch any of his four targets in Sunday's 31-0 loss to Indianapolis.

Analysis: Conley failed to make a catch for the second consecutive and for the fifth time in 12 contests overall. He played 30 of 52 snaps (58 percent), which is about his season average (60 percent), so he did not receive a bump in playing time with Danny Amendola (knee) sidelined. That's should be expected considering Amendola is a slot receiver while Conley plays mostly outside the numbers.

Dec 6, 2021 4:52 AM EST

Active for Week 13

Conley (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Conley is out there if you need him Sunday, but even with Danny Amendola (knee) on IR, he profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option, with Brandin Cooks still the best bet among Houston's wideouts to garner enough volume to merit lineup consideration.

Dec 5, 2021 8:51 AM EST

Questionable against Indy

Conley (illness) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: This designation was expected after Conley managed to practice in limited fashion Friday following two absences to start the week. Among Houston's other wide receivers, Brandin Cooks (illness) is also questionable after following an identical practice schedule to Conley while Danny Amendola (knee) has been ruled out.

Dec 3, 2021 1:13 PM EST

Returns to practice Friday

Conley (illness) returned to the practice field Friday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Conley's return bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Colts, though he'll likely carry a questionable designation into the contest. He had missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday due to a non-COVID illness.

Dec 3, 2021 10:55 AM EST

Remains sidelined Thursday

Conley (illness) didn't practice Thursday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: There appears to be an illness going around Houston's facility, as Brandin Cooks and David Johnson were also sidelined by non-COVID illnesses. Houston will hope to get at least some of those skill position players back for practice Friday. If neither Cooks nor Danny Amendola (knee) can go Sunday against the Colts but Conley plays, he could see a substantial number of targets due to a lack of alternatives.

Dec 2, 2021 11:15 AM EST

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