Phillip Dorsett

Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #15
Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #15

Phillip Dorsett News

Ruled out for finale

Dorsett (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Dorsett was unable to practice Friday after a limited session Thursday and was subsequently ruled out. He finishes the 2022 season with 20 catches for 257 yards and one touchdown on 40 targets.

Jan 6, 2023 1:27 PM EST

Limited due to hamstring issue

The Texans listed Dorsett as a limited practice participant Thursday due to a hamstring issue.

Analysis: Dorsett wasn't included on the Texans' initial Week 18 practice report issued Wednesday, so his addition a day later might suggest that he suffered the injury at some point during Thursday's practice. The wideout will have another chance Friday to practice in some capacity before the Texans decide whether he carries an injury designation into Sunday's season finale in Indianapolis.

Jan 5, 2023 1:43 PM EST

Season-high targets in loss

Dorsett caught three of a season-high six targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 31-3 loss to Jacksonville in Week 17.

Analysis: Dorsett, who played 39 snaps, has benefitted from Nico Collins' season-ending foot injury and racked up 16 targets over the last five weeks and averaged 44 snaps. His playing dipped the last two weeks with Brandin Cooks' return from a calf injury, but Dorsett remains a potential option.

Jan 2, 2023 7:44 AM EST

Leads Houston in receiving yards

Dorsett recorded three catches on three targets for 45 yards in Saturday's 19-14 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Dorsett finished with fewer targets than both Brandin Cooks and Chris Moore in targets, though he was the most efficient of the group with his opportunity. All three of his receptions came in the fourth quarter, highlighted by 20 and 18-yard gains. Despite an increased role in the absence of Nico Collins (foot), Dorsett managed to top 40 receiving yards for the first time since Week 9.

Dec 24, 2022 4:51 PM EST

One target in loss

Dorsett did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 30-24 overtime loss to Kansas City in Week 15.

Analysis: With Houston's top two wide receivers unavailable due to injury for a second consecutive week, Dorsett once again was given ample playing time. And his production was meager. Dorsett has four catches on six targets for 36 yards over his last 154 snaps.

Dec 19, 2022 5:41 AM EST

Fails to produce with expanded role

Dorsett recorded two receptions on three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Dorsett was expected to see an expanded role in the absence of Brandin Cooks (groin) and Nico Collins (groin). However, he was out-produced by both Chris Moore and Amari Rodgers, while delivering a disappointing performance of his own. Dorsett will fade to an even further peripheral role in the offense once one of Cooks or Collins is able to return, though he's proven unreliable even in their absence.

Dec 11, 2022 8:05 PM EST

WR1 by default vs. Dallas

Dorsett's in line to work as the top outside wide receiver for the Texans against Dallas on Sunday, as both Nico Collins (foot) and Brandin Cooks (calf) have been ruled out.

Analysis: Dorsett has previously filled in as a starter on the outside for one or the other, but he's in line to head up Houston's passing attack with both Cooks and Collins unavailable. Davis Mills will be throwing to Dorsett, as the second-year quarterback has reclaimed the starting job after ceding it to Kyle Allen for the past two weeks.

Dec 9, 2022 1:58 PM EST

Steps in for injured Cooks

Dorsett caught two of three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 27-14 loss to the Browns in Week 13.

Analysis: Dorsett was given a boost in playing time with Brandin Cooks (calf) sidelined, but Nico Collins (10 targets) was the target beneficiary. Houston's passing offense is near the bottom of the league, which makes it hard for fantasy managers to rely on their wideouts.

Dec 5, 2022 6:54 AM EST

Starting role awaits

Dorsett is expected to serve as one of the Texans' three starting receivers Sunday against the Browns with Brandin Cooks (calf) inactive for the contest, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Nico Collins has drawn at least seven targets in each of the past three games and should serve as Houston's clear No. 1 receiver Sunday, but the absence of Cooks will at least open up more work for Dorsett and Chris Moore. When Cooks and Collins were both sidelined Week 9 against the Eagles, Dorsett played 77 percent of the Texans' offensive snaps and finished with three receptions for 69 yards on five targets.

Dec 4, 2022 9:08 AM EST

Targeted twice in loss

Dorsett caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Dolphins in Week 12.

Analysis: Dorsett's caught just 10 of 24 targets this season, but that says more about the quarterback situation in Houston than the wide receiver. He's survived numerous challenges from practice-squad members and waiver claims but holds onto the fourth wideout job. The next candidate to replace him is Amari Rodgers, a claim off waivers from Green Bay. Rodgers has been a healthy inactive for the two games since he was added to the roster.

Nov 28, 2022 5:51 AM EST

Targeted once in loss

Dorsett did not catch his lone target and played 14 snaps in Sunday's 23-10 loss to Washington

Analysis: Dorsett's usage was down after entering the game on a relatively significant run, having caught eight of 17 targets for 142 yards and a touchdown over the last four games. The Texans claimed wideout Amari Rodgers off waivers, so Dorsett's role could diminish in the coming weeks.

Nov 21, 2022 6:58 AM EST

Upgrades to full practice

Dorsett (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Dorsett's full workout Thursday puts him in line to suit up Sunday against the Giants, but the receiver could be in line for a more muted role after compiling 10 targets between the past two contests while playing more than three-quarters of the Texans' snaps on offense in both of those games. Houston's top two wideouts -- Nico Collins (chest) and Brandin Cooks (wrist) -- both sat out the team's Week 9 loss to the Eagles, but the two were able to practice Thursday in a limited capacity and are seemingly trending toward returns to the lineup this weekend.

Nov 10, 2022 1:28 PM EST

Limited due to ankle injury

Dorsett (ankle) was a limited in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Dorsett filled in as a starter last Thursday against the Eagles, catching three of five targets for 69 yards in a 29-17 loss with both Brandin Cooks (personal/wrist) and Nico Collins (groin) inactive. Collins returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, while Cooks is back with the team but didn't practice.

Nov 9, 2022 1:04 PM EST

Team-high receiving yardage total

Dorsett secured three of five targets for 69 yards in the Texans' 29-17 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night.

Analysis: Dorsett enjoyed an expanded role with Brandin Cooks (personal) and Nico Collins (groin) unavailable, and he took advantage of the opportunity by posting a team-high receiving yardage tally. Dorsett also tied Chris Moore for the team lead in targets, and although Cooks at minimum could be back in action for a Week 10 matchup versus the Giants, Dorsett has demonstrated some utility as a complementary option by posting a 6-120-1 line over his last three games.

Nov 3, 2022 9:03 PM EST

Could see expanded role Thursday

Dorsett may see expanded opportunities Thursday against the Eagles with Nico Collins (groin) ruled out and Brandin Cooks (wrist/personal) listed as questionable but not expected to play, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: With Collins out this past Sunday against the Titans, Dorsett started and logged 45 of a possible 54 snaps on offense en route to catching one of his five targets for six yards. Now that Cooks is on track to sit out Thursday along with Collins, Dorsett and Chris Moore will likely lead the Texans' Week 9 wideout corps, with Tyron Johnson also in the mix as a third option at receiver. While no member of the trio profiles as a high-percentage fantasy lineup option, Dorsett should at least log plenty of snaps versus Philadelphia. He thus represents an option for those in deeper formats who need to replace Cooks or are in need of short-term wideout depth, with six NFL teams on bye this week.

Nov 3, 2022 9:49 AM EST

Does little with five targets

Dorsett caught one of five targets for six yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: With Nico Collins (groin) sidelined, Dorsett saw a season high in targets but wasn't able to get on the same page as quarterback Davis Mills. No. 1 wideout Brandin Cooks is rumored to be on the trade block, so even if Collins is back in action next week against the Eagles, Dorsett could still find himself in a starting role and with an opportunity to develop some chemistry with Mills in the second half.

Oct 30, 2022 8:35 PM EST

Waiting on opportunity

Dorsett would be the expected starter Week 8 against Tennessee, if Nico Collins (groin) is unable to play Sunday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Dorsett filled in for Collins in Week 7's loss to the Raiders, catching two of three targets for 45 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown over a season-high 35 snaps. The two receivers are notably different in stature and frame, so the 5-foot-10, 192-pound Dorsett will not be used in the same fashion as Collins (6-foot-4, 215 pounds). That means instead of having a matchup advantage based on size, Dorsett will have to use his speed and sense of defensive coverages to get open.

Oct 26, 2022 3:32 PM EST

Finds end zone in loss to Raiders

Dorsett caught two of three targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: The veteran wideout's only reception of the season prior to Sunday came back in eek 3, but Dorsett got a little more involved in this one and got into the end zone for the first time since 2019 when he hauled in a 25-yard toss from Davis Mills late in the third quarter. Houston's thin WR group got a little thinner Sunday when Nico Collins suffered a groin injury, and Brandin Cooks might be on the trade block, so Dorsett could be headed for a much more significant role in Week 8 against the Titans.

Oct 23, 2022 5:36 PM EST

Minimal role in win

Dorsett was not targeted over 11 snaps in Week 5's 13-6 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: With Chris Moore (hip) unavailable, this looked like a good spot for Dorsett to earn more playing time, but instead the little-used Tyler Johnson (25 snaps) was the beneficiary. Dorsett has appeared in four games this season, catching one pass on four targets for 15 yards over 39 snaps.

Oct 12, 2022 5:26 AM EST

Active for Week 3

Dorsett caught his lone target for 15 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Bears in Week 2.

Analysis: Dorsett returned to the active roster after a Week 2 inactive and played 13 snaps. He was often the third wideout on the field, but Dorsett remains behind Chris Moore (31 snaps) on the depth chart.

Sep 26, 2022 6:17 AM EST

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