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QB Brian Hoyer - Houston Texans

6-2, 215Born: 10-13-1985College: Michigan StateDrafted: ---

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The Texans signed former Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer in the offseason to fill one of two roles. One, earn his way past Ryan Mallett and become the starting signal caller for the team, or two be a solid backup and provide depth for a team with question marks at the position. Like Mallett, Hoyer has been waiting in the wings for a chance to prove his worth. He found brief success with the Browns before suffering a major knee injury, which further dampened his chances. Last year, amid the Johnny Manziel follies, Hoyer was given the chance to resurrect the Browns and finished with a 7-6 record with good, but not great stats. At age 29, he brings veteran experience to the Texans and adequate skills to be a starter with the ability to be a quality backup if that's where his path leads. Most expect Ryan Mallett to earn the starting role, but don't be surprised to see Hoyer enter the fray at some point this season. (May 15)

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Latest News

Texans | Brian Hoyer named starter (Mon Aug 24, 09:16 AM) - Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer was named the starting quarterback for the 2015 season.

Our View: Awesome. Fantasy owners still aren't locked into this quarterback situation in Houston. This news isn't shocking given Ryan Mallett's play and skill set. If Hoyer struggles, the team could turn to Mallett or second-year pro Tom Savage. No matter how things unfold, this isn't a fantasy-relevant situation.
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Texans | Houston not ready to name starting QB (Fri Aug 21, 04:19 PM) - Houston Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett have need competing for the starting quarterback job, but head coach Bill O'Brien wants to see them play more before making a decision. 'I need to see a little bit more and I want to give Ryan a chance to start a game, and put some more thought into it. Then make a decision at some point whether it's next week or the week after. At some point, we'll make a decision,' O'Brien said.

Our View: Both quarterbacks (and even Tom Savage) looked good against the 49ers in Week 1 of the preseason, which might be more about the state of the San Francisco defense than the state of the Houston quarterback situation. This pass offense could power DeAndre Hopkins to near WR1 numbers, but that's only because he's a high wattage bulb.
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Texans | HOU QB announcement still not set (Mon Aug 17, 04:58 PM) - Houston Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett still don't know who will start this season. Head coach Bill O'Brien said he doesn't know when a starter will be named. Hoyer started the Texans' first preseason game, but O'Brien said Mallett would start the second preseason game.

Our View: Fantasy owners are not on the edge of their seat waiting for this decision. Hoyer has the experience advantage, but Mallett has the stronger arm. The whole situation is a mess and will hold down the numbers of the passing game.
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2015 Schedule

1vs Kansas City Chiefs
2@ Carolina Panthers
3vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4@ Atlanta Falcons
5vs Indianapolis Colts
6@ Jacksonville Jaguars
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8vs Tennessee Titans
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10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs New York Jets
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15@ Indianapolis Colts
16@ Tennessee Titans
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