Donte Moncrief

Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #10
Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #10

Donte Moncrief News

Released by Texans

Moncrief was released by the Texans with non-football injury designation Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Moncrief was signed by the team in March and was expected to compete for a roster spot throughout training camp. However, the acquisition of Anthony Miller may have been enough to convince the team to cut Moncrief loose, even given reports that Randall Cobb will also likely by offer the roster due to a trade with Green Bay.

Jul 27, 2021 6:26 PM EST

Houston bound

Moncrief is signing a one-year contract with the Texans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Moncrief hasn't been relevant for fantasy purposes since putting up fringe flex-worthy numbers back in 2018 with Jacksonville, and with the Patriots last season he mostly worked on special teams. He'll likely have to compete to earn a spot on the Texans' roster this season.

Mar 18, 2021 7:08 PM EST

Sees action in six games

Moncrief finished the 2020 season with one catch on two targets for 15 yards in six games.

Analysis: Moncrief, who carried once for four yards, also returned seven kickoffs for 165 yards. It remains to be seen if the Patriots will attempt to re-sign Moncrief this offseason, but if he does return to the team in 2021, it would presumably be in a depth/return role.

Jan 6, 2021 10:41 AM EST

Gearing up Sunday

Moncrief (thigh) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jets.

Analysis: Moncrief didn't play an offensive snap in last week's loss to the Bills. He could handle a similar role in Week 17, but he'll still serve as the team's primary kick returner.

Jan 3, 2021 9:06 AM EST

Listed as questionable for Week 17

Moncrief (thigh) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after practicing in a limited capacity Friday.

Analysis: Moncrief's thigh issue dates back to New England's Week 14 Thursday night loss to the Rams. He was held out the subsequent game against Miami but proved capable of returning to the lineup for Monday night's 38-9 blowout loss to Buffalo, collecting 74 yards on four kickoff returns during the contest. Kyle Dugger and J.J. Taylor would be slated for increased opportunities on returns were Moncrief to miss the season finale.

Jan 1, 2021 3:13 PM EST

Limited at practice

Moncrief (thigh) was a partial participant at Wednesday's practice, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Analysis: Moncrief has been dealing with a thigh issue for a few weeks. The injury held him out of the Patriots Week 15 game, but he ultimately played through it in last week's loss to the Bills. His status will once again need to be watched as the week progresses.

Dec 30, 2020 3:48 PM EST

Returns four kicks

Moncrief logged 17 special team's snaps in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: In the process, Moncrief, who didn't see any snaps on offense Monday, returned four kicks for 74 yards. As the team's Week 17 season finale against the Jets approaches, Moncrief remains well of the fantasy radar.

Dec 29, 2020 6:21 AM EST

Active for Monday night

Moncrief (thigh) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Moncrief was unable to suit up last Sunday against the Dolphins after garnering 22 combined offensive snaps between Week 14 and 15 appearances against the Chargers and Rams. Having pushed through after being held to limited practice participation throughout the week, Moncrief is expected to remain a depth option for New England's offense on Monday night. He has generated only two offensive touches over four 2020 appearances.

Dec 28, 2020 4:12 PM EST

Listed as questionable

Moncrief (thigh) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Bills, Doug Kyed of reports.

Analysis: Moncrief logged a trio of limited practices. That doesn't necessarily put him on the right track for Week 16, as he followed the same practice regimen last week before ultimately sitting out against the Dolphins. His status shouldn't affect the offensive dynamic much, but Kyle Dugger should return kicks if Moncrief is unavailable.

Dec 26, 2020 1:36 PM EST

Limited Thursday

Moncrief (thigh) was limited at practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: Moncrief logged limited practices all last week before he was ultimately ruled out, so it would bode well for his status for Monday's clash versus Buffalo if he is able to participate in full Friday or Saturday. If he ultimately sits out, the most significant impact will be on special teams, as Moncrief has notched only one catch on offense this season.

Dec 24, 2020 2:49 PM EST

Downgraded to out

The Patriots have ruled out Moncrief (thigh) for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Moncrief's absence will be a marginable blow to New England's depth, but he wasn't expected to have a notable role on offense. Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd and N'Keal Harry will continue to serve as the Patriots' starting trio, but Kyle Dugger could stand to take over on kick returns.

Dec 19, 2020 10:01 AM EST

Carries questionable tag

Moncrief (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

Analysis: Moncrief practiced in a limited capacity all week. Since the Patriots top three wide receivers -- Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd and N'Keal Harry -- are all healthy, the offensive dynamic wouldn't change if Moncrief is ultimately inactive. However, Kyle Dugger likely would take over the kick return duties.

Dec 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Moncrief (thigh) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: Moncrief was forced out of last Thursday's loss to the Rams due to his thigh issue, but it's at least somewhat encouraging to see him handling limited reps. If healthy, he stands to handle a depth role during Sunday's divisional matchup against the Dolphins.

Dec 16, 2020 3:37 PM EST

Leaves with thigh injury

Moncrief suffered a thigh injury during Thursday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Moncrief wasn't targeted before exiting the game. He's made most of his impact this season as a kick returner. For the time being, either Kyle Dugger or Gunner Olszewski will field kicks.

Dec 10, 2020 7:59 PM EST

Totals four yards

Moncrief had one carry for four yards during Sunday's 45-0 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: The 27-year-old wasn't targeted as the Patriots attempted only 22 passes for 130 yards. Moncrief played 15 offensive snaps, tripling his snap total from his first two appearances with the team.

Dec 8, 2020 6:43 PM EST

Signs contract with active roster

Moncrief was signed to the 53-man active roster Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: It's not surprising to see Moncrief officially join the active roster, but it is telling he leap-frogged Isaiah Ford, who the Patriots gave up draft compensation for, to earn one of the final spots on the team's wide receiver corps. Moncrief has hardly played much offensively in his two games with the team, but a 53-yard kick return last week likely made him a valuable commodity from a special teams perspective.

Dec 5, 2020 2:21 PM EST

Heads back to practice squad

Moncrief reverted to New England's practice squad Monday after going untargeted on one offensive snap and returning two kickoffs for 75 yards during Sunday's 20-17 win against Arizona, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Analysis: Moncrief brought back his second kick-return attempt of the day for 53 yards, but he otherwise made little noise in his second game as a Patriot. With a splash play on special teams Sunday, the 27-year-old may get another shot Week 13 when 5-6 New England travels to take on the Chargers.

Nov 30, 2020 3:33 PM EST

Promoted for Week 12

Moncrief was promoted to the Patriots' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old is being elevated from the practice squad for the second straight game after making his debut with the Patriots last week. Moncrief caught one of two targets for 15 yards on four offensive snaps and could play a similar role Sunday against the Cardinals.

Nov 28, 2020 7:10 PM EST

Back to practice squad

Moncrief reverted to the Patriots' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Moncrief played just four snaps on offense but was targeted twice in Sunday's loss to the Texans, catching one pass for 15 yards. The Patriots can elevate Moncrief to the active roster one more time this season. He should be off fantasy radars if that comes to fruition.

Nov 23, 2020 3:04 PM EST

One catch in season debut

Moncrief brought in one of his two targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Texans.

Analysis: In his debut with the Patriots, Moncrief logged just four snaps on offense. While he adds some experience and depth to the team's wideout corps, the 27-year-old is currently behind Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd and N'Keal Harry in the team's pecking order, and as long as that remains the case he'll be off the fantasy radar.

Nov 23, 2020 11:13 AM EST

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