John Metchie III

Houston Texans
Wide Receiver
Houston Texans
Wide Receiver

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John Metchie III Looks To Have Explosiveness Back

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III has had a slow start to his NFL career, but there have been plenty of factors to cause the quiet start. The Alabama product missed his entire 2022 rookie season coming off an ACL tear and being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. He appeared in 16 games in 2023 but caught just 16 passes for 158 yards. However, ESPN Texans reporter DJ Bien-Aime suggests Metchie could be back to form in 2024. "Metchie is flashing signs of what made him a second-round pick in the 2022 draft." Bien-Aime wrote. His explosiveness appears back. He has also been in the rotation with the first-team offense." While Nico Collins, Stefon Diggs, and Tank Dell are locked into the starting lineup, Metchie has plenty of fantasy football intrigue if he secures the WR4 role. He'd be one injury away from entering the starting lineup in C.J. Stroud's offense, meaning he should be on the fantasy radar in deep leagues.

Jun 25, 2024 4:17 PM EST

John Metchie III Draws Praise From Head Coach

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III earned a shoutout from head coach DeMeco Ryans for making a "significant leap" over the last year, according to Mike Jones of The Athletic. Metchie sat out 2022 due to a cancer diagnosis but returned to catch 16 passes for 158 yards last year. While it's not wise to invest much stock into coachspeak, it's still worth noting that Ryans has a particularly favorable view of Metchie as he enters his third pro campaign. The presence of Stefon Diggs, Nico Collins, and Tank Dell will likely keep Metchie off the redraft radar, but he could be an appealing target in deeper dynasty leagues as the 2024 season approaches.

Jun 19, 2024 12:46 AM EST

Robert Wood, John Metchie III Limited Tuesday

Houston Texans wide receivers Robert Woods (hip) and John Metchie III (foot) were both listed as limited participants for Tuesday's practice session. Woods has been rested early during the week for most of the year and is expected to be available to play this Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round. He missed the Week 18 regular season finale and returned in the wild-card win over the Cleveland Browns, only to catch one of his two targets for 11 yards. The 31-year-old could have a bigger role in a tough matchup against Baltimore this weekend now that Noah Brown (shoulder) is on Injured Reserve. Still, both Woods and Metchie will be low-cost dart throws in DFS against the Ravens, with most of quarterback C.J. Stroud's targets going to Nico Collins and tight end Dalton Schultz. Woods had only 40 catches for 426 yards and one score in 2023.

Jan 16, 2024 7:58 PM EST

John Metchie III Expected To Play In Week 5

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (illness) is expected to be active for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Metchie had been listed as questionable but seemed likely to play after practicing in full on Friday. However, the young receiver is not on the fantasy radar as he remains behind Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Robert Woods in the pecking order.

Oct 8, 2023 8:39 AM EST

John Metchie III Is Questionable For Week 5

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie (illness) is being listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. The 23-year-old missed Thursday's practice with an illness but was able to get in a full session on Friday and is questionable for Week 5. It sounds like Metchie III is on the road to recovery, barring any setbacks, and should be good to go for Week 5. He's not on the fantasy radar, though, as he's way down the Texans' wide receiver target pecking order behind Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Robert Woods. He's caught 4-of-5 targets for 52 scoreless yards through three games so far this season.

Oct 6, 2023 6:55 PM EST

John Metchie III Absent With Illness Thursday

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (illness) didn't participate in Thursday's practice due to an illness. The late setback puts Metchie's Week 5 status against the Atlanta Falcons in question. The 23-year-old missed the season opener with a hamstring injury and has fallen way behind on the depth chart to Nico Collins and Tank Dell. We'll see if Metchie feels better on Friday, as he'll likely need to pick up at least a limited session to instill confidence regarding his availability on Sunday. Veteran Robert Woods' Week 5 fantasy outlook would slightly brighten as a WR4, considering he drew 10 targets in Houston's Week 1 loss that Metchie missed. The second-round rookie has four catches (five targets) for 52 yards in 2023.

Oct 6, 2023 12:29 AM EST

John Metchie III Set To Make NFL Debut Sunday

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (hamstring) was upgraded to a full practice participant on Friday and was removed from the Week 2 injury report as a result. After missing all of his rookie season due to leukemia and a torn ACL, Metchie's story of perseverance will see him active for the first game of his NFL career this weekend as the team takes on the visiting Indianapolis Colts. The 23-year-old is finally recovered from a hamstring injury he had been dealing with since early in the offseason. Metchie isn't guaranteed to be active or even play at all on Sunday, but it's nice to see that he has managed to put himself in position to see the first offensive snaps of his career. If active, he and rookie Tank Dell will compete for playing time behind Nico Collins and Robert Woods.

Sep 15, 2023 8:05 PM EST

John Metchie III Limited Again Thursday

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (hamstring) was limited at practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Metchie has had a tough go of it since being drafted last year. He missed all of his rookie campaign in 2022 after being diagnosed with leukemia and recovering from a torn ACL. He dealt with a nagging hamstring injury all offseason and didn't play in the Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, either. The 23-year-old is hoping to make his NFL debut in Week 2 this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but even if he's active, fantasy managers won't be able to trust him for any production. When he is on the field, he'll be competing for playing time with rookie Tank Dell and Xavier Hutchinson behind Robert Woods and Nico Collins.

Sep 14, 2023 9:22 PM EST

John Metchie III Returns To Practice

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (hamstring) returned to the practice field in a limited capacity on Wednesday. The Texans placed receiver Noah Brown (groin) on the short-term Injured Reserve on Wednesday, so over the next four games, Metchie and rookie Tank Dell will have an opportunity for bigger roles in the passing game behind starters Robert Woods and Nico Collins. The 23-year-old Metchie is just trying to be on the active gameday roster for his NFL debut after dealing with a nagging hamstring issue all offseason. Even if he's able to make his debut, Metchie cannot be trusted in starting fantasy lineups. The 23-year-old former second-round pick last year missed all of his rookie season after being diagnosed with leukemia.

Sep 13, 2023 7:44 PM EST

John Metchie III Ruled Out For Week 1

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (hamstring) did not practice this week and has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game versus the Baltimore Ravens. It's been an emotionally frustrating start to Metchie's career after he tore his ACL and was diagnosed with Leukemia last season, stripping him of his rookie campaign. Now, his NFL debut is once again delayed as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Fantasy managers can leave Metchie on waivers.

Sep 8, 2023 6:40 PM EST

John Metchie III Sits Out Of First Practice

Houston Texans wide receiver John Metchie III (hamstring) was unable to take part in the team's first official practice of the 2023 regular season on Wednesday. Metchie just has had terrible luck with injuries early in his NFL career after missing all of his rookie campaign in 2022 due to a torn ACL and leukemia. The 23-year-old pass-catcher is now trying to fight back from a hamstring injury that has plagued him since May. It's highly unlikely that we'll see him active for the Week 1 regular season opener for Houston this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Fantasy managers can leave Metchie to the waiver wire in most leagues for now.

Sep 6, 2023 10:25 PM EST

Gets work on special teams

Metchie has been fielding kicks on special teams along with his work on offense during training camp, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Aug 4, 2023 4:24 AM EST

Participates in practice

Metchie practiced with the first- and second-team offenses during the first days of training camp, DJ Bien-Aime of reports.

Jul 29, 2023 8:13 AM EST

Cleared for training camp

Metchie (hamstring) has received medical clearance for the start of training camp Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Jul 26, 2023 6:41 AM EST

Expected to be ready for training camp

Metchie, who sustained a strained hamstring during the initial phase of the Texans' offseason program, is on track to participate in training camp, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Jun 15, 2023 9:58 AM EST

Sidelined by hamstring strain

Metchie is recovering from a hamstring strain and hasn't been participating in offseason practices, NBC 2 Houston reports.

May 23, 2023 6:46 AM EST

Back to full strength

GM Nick Caserio said Saturday that Metchie (illness) participated fully during Phase 1 of the Texans' offseason program, DJ Bien-Aime of reports.

Apr 29, 2023 8:59 PM EST

May be ready for offseason program

Texans general manager Nick Caserio said Wednesday that Metchie (illness) could be ready to participate in the offseason program, Daniel Gotera of KHOU-TV reports.

Jan 11, 2023 7:39 AM EST