News: Raiders WR Louis Murphy (bruised clavicle) was limited for a second straight day in preparation for the Week 4 game against the Texans. He is officially listed as questionable, along with fellow WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (groin). Coach Tom Cable showed little concern when asked about them on Friday. “I think they’ll be all right,” Cable said.The Raiders face a Texans pass defense that ranks dead last in the NFL, allowing 368.7 yards per game. With QB Bruce Gradkowski in the starting lineup, Murphy has excelled for 210 yards receiving in his last two games. Murphy caught three passes for 34 yards against the Texans last season, with QB JaMarcus Russell under center.
Analysis: Murphy has been expected to play all week long. Thursday, he appeared to be in obvious pain after reaching for a pass during practice. If coach Cable's statement holds true, Murphy will have a very favorable matchup against Houston. Their defense has allowed five different WRs to reach at least 88 yards receiving in just three games. Consider Murphy a high-end No. 2 Fantasy WR for Week 4.