T.J. Yates Fantasy News

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 9:58am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is bringing an old friend with him to Atlanta.

The Falcons announced Wednesday that they have signed Rex Grossman. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported he will sign a one-year deal, per a source informed of the contract. The 35-year-old has now worked with Shanahan over three stops in Washington, Cleveland and Atlanta.

For the Falcons, the decision to bring in an experienced veteran was an easy one. Backups T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree haven't had the best of preseasons.

Fantasy Impact:

Securing Grossman would lock in a stopgap solution should anything happen to Matt Ryan and at least give the Falcons a chance to compete in his absence without limiting the playbook significantly.

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 9:05am

ESPN - [Full Article]

T.J. Yates didn't enter training camp thinking he was entitled to anything.

Although the Atlanta Falcons quarterback has one playoff win under his belt and essentially ran offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme when he played for Gary Kubiak in Houston, Yates knew how key preseason games would be in determining the backup to starter Matt Ryan.

So when Falcons coach Dan Quinn announced after Friday's 31-24 win over Tennessee how the job is "100 percent still a competition" between Yates and Sean Renfree, Yates wasn't taken by surprise.

Yates would be the first to admit his first live action this season was a little shaky. He took over for Ryan after one series and completed 9 of 15 passes for 105 yards with an interception in 32 snaps. He was sacked once and had a passer rating of 53.5.

Yates, who ran his share of bootlegs, wishes he had a couple of passes back as he was obviously off target. There appeared to be miscommunication between himself and rookie receiver Justin Hardy on the interception.

Meanwhile, Renfree completed 6 of 7 passes for 68 yards in 23 snaps. His passer rating was 107.1.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 3:16pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

In five fast hours Tuesday, the rebuilding Texans cemented their long-debated quarterback situation and erased the man who led the franchise to its first playoff victory.

Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick became coach Bill O’Brien’s first NFL starting QB. T.J. Yates was released. Former University of Houston star Case Keenum was effectively promoted, already placing the reconfigured 2014 Texans in a similar situation to their 2013 fall.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 10:28am

John McClain, Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Barring an injury, the Texans are expected to release a quarterback - either Case Keenum or T.J. Yates - sometime after next week's mandatory minicamp.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 4:46pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Four quarterbacks have a chance to be the Texans’ Week 1 starter.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, T.J. Yates and rookie Tom Savage participated during the first day of OTAs Tuesday at the Texans’ indoor practice facility near NRG Stadium.

First-year coach Bill O’Brien said the team will eventually make a decision about its quarterback situation, which will affect repetitions during training camp. But as of Tuesday, the race for the starter spot remains “wide open.”

Fantasy Impact:

We expect Fitzpatrick to win this job, but it's something to monitor, especially for Andre Johnson or DeAndre Hopkins owners.

Monday, March 31, 2014, 8:30pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Texans will draft one quarterback and "maybe two," HC Bill O'Brien told fans.

Although the Texans reportedly have been dangling the No. 1 overall pick in trade talks, the Houston Chronicle's John McClain has maintained they will draft a quarterback with their top selection.

Fantasy Impact:

O'Brien was speaking at a town hall meeting. The team recently signed Ryan Fitzpatrick and still has Case Keenum and T.J. Yates under contract. O'Brien worked miracles with Matt McGloin at Penn State in just a year, so the potential is there for him to turn any of the younger guys into a usable fantasy QB.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm

Texans QB T.J. Yates (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:22pm

Texans QB T.J. Yates (back) practiced fully Wednesday.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:36pm

Texans QB T.J. Yates (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16.

Friday, December 13, 2013, 6:50pm

Texans QB T.J. Yates (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 15.

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:28pm

Texans QB T.J. Yates (back) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:08pm

Texans QB T.J. Yates (back) practiced fully Wednesday.

Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7:26pm

Texans Inactives
Andrew Gardner T
Tim Jamison DE
Alex Kupper G
Ricky Sapp LB
Jawanza Starling S
Cody White G
T.J. Yates QB

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:10pm

Texans Inactives
Arian Foster RB
Andrew Gardner T
Ray Graham RB
Tim Jamison DE
Mike Mohamed LB
Cody White G
T.J. Yates QB

Fantasy Impact:

Ben Tate gets the start at RB. Dennis Johnson will back him up.

Arian Foster, Ben Tate both active for SNF

Sunday, November 3, 2013, 7:15pm

Texans Inactives
Andrew Gardner T
Ray Graham RB
Tim Jamison DE
Deji Karim RB
Jeff Tarpinian LB
Cody White G
T.J. Yates QB

Fantasy Impact:

Despite looking iffy early in the day, Arian Foster is active and will give it a go today. Ben Tate is also active, but is dealing with fractured ribs. If forced to start one, we'd go with Foster, but the situation is extremely fluid.

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