T.J. Yates Fantasy News

Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:26pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Brandon Weeden has earned another shot in Houston after leading the Texans to a pair of key victories in the AFC South race last December.

The Texans re-signed Weeden, the team announced on Friday. The new deal is for $4 million over two years, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported, via a source with direct knowledge of the contract.

Claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in mid-November, Weeden relieved an injured T.J. Yates in Week 15, tossing a touchdown to rookie Jaelen Strong to push the Texans past the Colts in a crucial battle for control of the division. A week later, he accounted for three touchdowns in a 34-6 rout over the Titans.

Report: T.J. Yates (ACL) lost for year

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 7:21pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Houston Texans fear quarterback T.J. Yates suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's win over the Indianapolis Colts, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

Yates suffered the season-ending injury on a scramble on the final drive of the first half. Yates walked directly to the locker room under his own power after the injury, which came on a non-contact play.

Fantasy Impact:

Brandon Weeden replaced Yates to close out the half. The team signed Weeden after the Cowboys released him and he would be next in line to start.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. It’s going to be T.J. Yates this week. This isn’t necessarily bad for DeAndre Hopkins, though it is a bit of a concern.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Hoyer won’t play. It’s going to be T.J. Yates this week. This isn’t necessarily bad for DeAndre Hopkins, though it is a bit of a concern.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Hoyer won’t play. It’s going to be T.J. Yates this week. This isn’t necessarily bad for DeAndre Hopkins, though it is a bit of a concern.

Monday, December 14, 2015, 10:37am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

By rule, someone has to win the AFC South.

And it seems oddly appropriate that there’s a chance that division will be decided in a duel between T.J. Yates and Charlie Whitehurst.

Those two stalwarts finished yesterday’s respective losses for the 6-7 Texans and Colts, after Brian Hoyer and Matt Hasselbeck were knocked from the games after taking so many brutal hits. Hoyer was getting checked for a concussion when he left late, and Hasselbeck was announced as having another rib injury.

“We’ll see what happens with Brian,” Yates said, via Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’ll just prepare like I do every week. I haven’t had a chance to see him yet, so I don’t know what’s going on. But it looked like he really hit the ground hard. . . .

“I guess we’ll see, come Wednesday, if I get more reps than usual.”

Fantasy Impact:

Hoyer’s already missed one game this year because of a concussion. Asked if Hoyer had suffered another one, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said: “I don’t know that yet. I’m not sure. It looked that way.”

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. Hoyer is looking very iffy for Week 11. T.J. Yates would get the start if Hoyer is out. DeAndre Hopkins has thrived with multiple quarterbacks in the last two seasons.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Hoyer is looking iffy for Week 11. T.J. Yates would get the start if Hoyer is out. DeAndre Hopkins has thrived with multiple quarterbacks in the last two seasons.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 2:49pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

With backup quarterback Ryan Mallett on his way out of the door, the Texans have reached out to an old friend to be his replacement.

According to two sources, T.J. Yates, who will always be remembered as the quarterback of record when the Texans clinched their first playoff appearance and one their first playoff game, is coming back to Houston.

The team reached out to their former backup after Mallett missed the team charter to Miami on Saturday.

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.

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