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QB Ryan Mallett - Houston Texans

6-6, 253Born: 6-5-1988College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 3

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Mallett can get reckless under pressure, but his intermediate and deep accuracy is top-notch. Paired with receivers that can win the ball in the air like DeAndre Hopkins and Jaelen Strong and Mallett has far more big-play fantasy upside than the more atheltically limited, but conceptually savvier Brian Hoyer.

Summary

The Houston Texans are entering their second year in a row with questions at the quarterback position. They have a talented, young, eager quarterback in Ryan Mallett, but he lacks polish, experience and consistency to be a proven commodity. Mallett is coming off a pectoral injury that ended his 2014 season two games after getting his first start as a professional. The Texans have weapons in the receiving game, most notably former first round pick DeAndre Hopkins. The departure of Andre Johnson to Indianapolis opens the door for Hopkins to rise to the occasion as the team's primary target in the passing game. Mallett has the early edge to be the team's starting quarterback over offseason acquisition Brian Hoyer. He needs to inch his way towards his potential and be a positive force for the Texans offense. The weapons are there to support him. It's now or never for the strong-armed veteran of few games, looking to find his niche in the league. (May 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 30, 26, 26, 26, 27, 29, 29, 29, 29, 31, 31, 31, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 35
QB Dynasty - 35, 26, 32, 36, 40, 42

Stats and Projections

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2012 NE 4 1 4 17 0 1 8 -9 0
2014 HOU 3 41 75 400 2 2 6 -2 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 10 100 175 * * * 10 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 130 230 * * * 17 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 12 247 400 * * * 20 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 9 161 271 * * * 36 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 278
QB: 31

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Latest News

Texans | Ryan Mallett ready to go (Thu May 14, 03:34 PM) - Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (pectoral) said he is feeling better each day and does not think he has any restrictions from the pectoral injury he suffered during the 2014 season.

Our View: Right now, Mallett's ADP is after the 15th round, but a solid training camp could push him up the board. He has talented weapons around him but he's unproven and inconsistent.
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Texans | Houston QBs to share reps (Tue May 12, 03:17 PM) - Houston Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett will split first-team repetitions once organized team activities (OTAs) begin later this month.

Our View: Awesome, too bad they don't have better quarterbacks to choose from. The Texans have a fine group of skill position players, led by Arian Foster and DeAndre Hopkins. They won't be able to get the most out of their passing game unless Hoyer, Mallett or Tom Savage start to play out of this world. This will hold the fantasy potential of the offense back in 2015.
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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
7@ Miami Dolphins
8vs Tennessee Titans
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Cincinnati Bengals
11vs New York Jets
12vs New Orleans Saints
13@ Buffalo Bills
14vs New England Patriots
15@ Indianapolis Colts
16@ Tennessee Titans
17vs Jacksonville Jaguars