QB Brian Hoyer - Indianapolis Colts

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

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Week 12: at Houston Texans

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FBG says: Great matchup. Jacoby Brissett wasn't spectacular in his return from injury against the Jaguars last week, but he got the job done and showed minimal signs of limitation as he should be good to go for this week's Thursday game. Brissett had his best game of the season in Week 7 against the Texans, passing for 326 yards and four touchdowns as he spread the ball all over the field. That game marked a breakout for receiver Zach Pascal, who had over 100 yards and two touchdowns. Pascal has been up and down since then, but for the most part, he has been disappointing with minimal production despite the absence of T.Y. Hilton. With Hilton likely out again this week and Parris Campbell also potentially sidelined, it will be up to Pascal and these tight ends to carry the load. Eric Ebron has been the top tight end for the Colts in the past two games, but he has had unreliable production with low volume all season and has been battling both an illness and ankle injury since last week--making his status worth monitoring coming into Thursday. Given the injury to Marlon Mack, it could be conceivable to see a slight uptick in playing time and volume for Nyhiem Hines, who has remained consistently involved in the passing offense this season. Houston's defense had a very rough outing last week as Lamar Jackson basically had his way with them, passing for four touchdowns in just about three quarters of play. This defense has given up three or more passing touchdowns in five of their last six games, with the only decent game coming against a completely inept Jacksonville passing offense that still put up over 300 yards on them. They rank near the bottom of the league in almost every metric against the pass, and their lack of talent in the secondary reinforces just how exploitable this unit can and will continue to be. The only shining light is the possible return of cornerback Bradley Roby, who has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 6. Roby himself is not an elite player by any means though, so even his return wouldn't be enough to save this secondary that should afford every bit of an advantage to each Colts receiver and tight end. The Texans were noticeably more successful when blitzing against the Colts in their last meeting, so look for some pressure to be dialed up as this Houston front tries to crack through a very strong Colts offensive line and force Brissett to get the ball out quickly. However, Houston's pass rush has been a shell of what it was with J.J. Watt in the lineup, and the Colts still hold the clear advantage in the trenches though with their elite offensive line.

Recent Stats and Projections

9 at PIT 56 17 26 168 3 1 1 6 0 1 19
10 vs MIA 70 18 39 204 1 3 2 0 0 0 10.2
11 vs JAX 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 -0.2
12 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *
12 at HOU PROJ-Bloom * 0 0 * * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Brian Hoyer's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 10 vs MIA (18 / 39 / 204 / 1 / 3 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)

Brian Hoyer played very poorly against the Dolphins. Hoyer did not look the part of NFL quarterback. Hoyer struggled to deal with pressure, was inaccurate, lacked poise, and turned the ball over. Hoyer seemed to be thrown off whenever he was pressured or the initial play design failed. Hoyer showed no ability to improvise and poor awareness. The Colts took over in good field position following a fumble and Brian Hoyer moved the Colts into the red zone with completions to Zach Pascal and Nyheim Hines. Hoyer threw what should have been a 9 yard touchdown to Eric Ebron but the pass was intercepted because Ebron had the ball stripped and stolen from him as he tried to secure it. The Colts began to move the ball again but an ugly sack absorbed by Hoyer forced a punt. Hoyer seemed completely oblivious to the pass rush. The Colts final 3 possessions of the half were a turnover on downs, an interception, and a three and out. Hoyer's interception was an ugly overthrow of Eric Ebron down the seam who was well covered on the play. The Colts scored their first points with a field goal midway through the 3rd quarter. Following a turnover Hoyer got the Colts into the end zone with a 1 yard touchdown throw to Jack Doyle. Trailing by 1 point Hoyer threw an ugly interception targeting Zach Pascal. Pascal had slipped on the play, was well covered, and Hoyer's pass was behind him. Trailing by 4 with less than 4 minutes remaining Hoyer got the ball back, Hoyer made his best throw of the game to Chester Rogers down the seam for 20 yards. Hoyer then made another tight window throw to Ebron for 23 yards. A few plays later on 4th and 10 Hoyer threw the ball short of the line to gain despite having a clean pocket and Ebron was stopped short of the line to gain.

2019 Week 9 vs PIT (17 / 26 / 168 / 3 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Brian Hoyer entered the game in relief of an injured Jacoby Brissett. Hoyer played well outside of a few sacks and two turnovers. Hoyer made some nice throws and gave the Colts a chance to win. Hoyer found Jack Doyle on a double move over the middle for an 11 yard touchdown on his first throw of the game. Hoyer and the Colts moved into the red zone relying mostly on their running game. Hoyer targeted Jack Doyle down the seam and was intercepted by Minkah FItzpatrick who took the interception 96 yards for a touchdown. Hoyer never saw Fitzpatrick on the play and threw the ball right to him. Hoyer responded well to the interception leading the Colts down the field for a touchdown before halftime. Hoyer capped the drive with a 14 yard strike down the seam to Zach Pascal on what was Hoyer's best throw of the game. Hoyer made another great throw to Pascal this time along the sideline where only Pascal could catch the pass for 17 yards on 3rd and 19. After converting the 4th down the Colts decided to go for it again on 4th down a few plays later. Hoyer failed to feel the rush and was stripped from behind for another turnover. The Colts took over in great field position following a fumble trailing by 5 and scored a touchdown. On 4th and 2 Hoyer found Chester Rogers wide open in the back of the end zone for a 4 yard touchdown. Trailing by 2 Hoyer put the Colts in position to win the game with an outstanding back shoulder throw to Zach Pascal. However, Vinatieri missed the game winning field goal.


Latest News

Colts | Brian Hoyer getting start Sunday (Sat Nov 9, 12:32 PM) - Indianapolis Colts QB Brian Hoyer will get the start Sunday, Nov. 10, against the Miami Dolphins after QB Jacoby Brissett (knee) was ruled out.

Our View: It's the best move for the Colts. They're playing a hapless Dolphins team and can get the win with Hoyer under center. We should see Brissett back as the starter in Week 11 against the Jaguars.
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