|Date of Birth:||04/27/1991|
|Drafted:||2014 | Round 6 | Pick 181|
|Depth Chart:||3rd string|
The Texans have re-signed running back Alfred Blue.
Houston did not draft any running backs late last week, and they've always liked Blue, so this makes a ton of sense. Blue has spent each of his first four seasons with the Texans, and he's a pretty good bet to make the roster and make it five straight years. While Blue runs hard when given opportunities, he's not a recommended fantasy option behind Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman at the moment.
Alfred Blue leads backfield with 22 touches in season finale.
Blue rushed 18 times for 39 yards and a touchdown, adding four receptions for 36 yards. The former LSU runner had a strong finish to the 2017 campaign, and he ended up with 262 rushing yards and one score on 71 attempts. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, Blue will look to earn a backup role for 2018.
Alfred Blue goes over 100 yards in Christmas Day loss.
Blue rushed 16 times for 108 yards in a 34-6 defeat, as he was basically the lone bright spot for Houston on Monday. The 26-year-old out-carried and out-gained Lamar Miller (55 yards on 10 attempts), and he showed good vision and power against the Steelers. Look for him to have a nice role next week in the season finale, but he won't be much more than a weak FLEX option.
Alfred Blue leads the Texans in Week 15 rushing.
Blue received most of the backfield work in a lopsided win for the Jaguars, carrying 12 times for 55 yards. Overall, he ran the ball well, but Blue probably won't get as many opportunities in closer games. He's not a recommended FLEX for Christmas day against the Steelers.
Alfred Blue remains in concussion protocol.
Blue didn't practice today, and it's unclear if he's made any progress in the protocol. It's possible Blue is ruled out tomorrow.
Alfred Blue (concussion) does not practice.
Blue is in concussion protocol and will need to get cleared if he's going to backup Lamar Miller this weekend. Hopefully he's feeling OK soon.
Alfred Blue gets five touches against the Titans.
Blue carried four times for two yards and added one reception for seven yards, where he lowered his shoulder to push for a first down. Blue is an excellent backup behind Lamar Miller, but his role isn't big enough to be a viable fantasy option.
Alfred Blue gets ten touches versus Baltimore.
Blue carried eight times for 15 yards and added two reception for 11 yards in the Week 12 loss. The fourth-year back had to handle the backfield work at the end of the first half when Lamar Miller left with an injury, but he couldn't find much room to run against the stingy run defense of the Ravens. Blue is just a handcuff to Miller, who returned to the game and appears to be fine moving forward.
Alfred Blue gets four carries in Week 10.
Blue ran hard with his opportunities late in the game against the Rams, but he gained only ten yards on his four attempts. Blue isn't on the fantasy radar as long as Lamar Miller remains on the field for the Texans.
Alfred Blue gets five carries in Week 8.
Blue gained 21 yards on his five attempts, and he was in the game over rookie D'Onta Foreman, which could continue moving forward. Blue also delivered a great block to spring quarterback Deshaun Watson for a first down on a scramble. He's a good player and contributor, but Blue isn't a recommended fantasy option.
Alfred Blue carries five times in Week 2 of the preseason.
Blue had 20 yards against New England in the exhibition. Currently, Blue is the number two behind Lamar Miller; but rookie D'Onta Foreman has been very impressive so far and could be challenging for that spot. Foreman probably offers higher upside as the handcuff to Miller.
Alfred Blue scores against the Panthers in preseason game.
Blue had five carries for 33 yards, along with a seven-yard reception working as the clear second running back for Houston. The 26-year-old running back looked very good on his runs and looks like he could be poised to again be the primary backup behind Lamar Miller this year.
Alfred Blue had 11 carries for 28 yards and three receptions for 12 yards in the regular season finale.
Blue ends his regular season with 100 carries for 420 yards and a touchdown, with 12 receptions for 40 yards. Lamar Miller (ankle) is expected to be good for the playoffs, but if not then Blue will start for the Texans.
Alfred Blue totals 90 yards filling in for Lamar Miller.
With Lamar Miller (ankle) inactive, Blue had 17 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown, with four catches for 17 yards. The touchdown was a 24-yarder from the shotgun that Blue made one cut on and was basically untouched on his way to the endzone. Those that inserted Blue into their lineups were rewarded with this performance. With the Texans locked into a playoff spot as the AFC South winners, Lamar Miller may give his ankle more time to heal again in Week 17. If he does, Blue would be an RB2.
Alfred Blue sees 16 carries in win.
With the Texans going to a ground-and-pound offense in a key divisional matchup with the Colts, Blue rushed 16 times for 55 yards. Houston should and is expected to use a similar approach for next week against the Jaguars, so Blue actually has some standalone FLEX value behind Lamar Miller.
Blue breaks 25-yard run in Texans loss.
With Lamar Miller struggling on the ground and missing a little time with a rib injury, Blue had five carries for 38 yards against Green Bay. He had a series where he ripped off a couple nice runs in a row. Blue isn't really a fantasy option right now (he had under ten snaps in the entire game), but would become a solid RB2 if Lamar Miller missed any time.
Alfred Blue leaves game, re-enters vs Jaguars.
Blue left the game briefly for a calf injury, but he should be good moving forward after returning to the game. He had seven carries for 23 yards. Akeem Hunt also got some action at running back and played well, but Blue is likely safe as the Texans' backup RB. He's averaging 4.9 yards per carry this season. He isn't a fantasy option unless Lamar Miller misses time.