Texans Fantasy News

Brian Hoyer expected to start

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:53pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Houston quarterback Brian Hoyer is in the last phase of the NFL's concussion protocol and will start Sunday against Jacksonville if he is cleared to play.

Hoyer missed the last two games after suffering his second concussion in less than a month on Dec. 13.

"He has progressed well through the protocol and he's basically in the last phase of that evaluation, and so I'll know more on Wednesday," coach Bill O'Brien said.

Fantasy Impact:

T.J. Yates started the first game Hoyer missed, but tore the ACL in his left knee in the second quarter. He was replaced by Brandon Weeden, who helped Houston to a win over Indianapolis in that game and led the Texans to a victory against Tennessee on Sunday. Despite his solid play the last two weeks, O'Brien said Weeden will likely head back to the bench this weekend, the story.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Texans QB B.J. Daniels (chest, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion, ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. Hoyer is working his way back and may be able to return since the Texans are still in the playoff hunt. If he can’t play, Brandon Weeden would get the start.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. Blue carried the ball 20 times for 107 yards last week, so it appears that he’s back atop the Texans’ depth chart.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Texans RB Chris Polk (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 16. HC Chuck Pagano indicates that Moncrief will be a game-time decision for Week 16. He played through the injury last week and posted 5-51-1 on seven targets against the Texans.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Shorts has been ruled out, so Nate Washington becomes a Sneaky Start. In the two games that Shorts missed earlier in the year, Washington posted 9-127-2 (against the Dolphins) and 4-74-1 (against the Titans). Jaelen Strong will also see more snaps.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (achilles, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hoyer is working his way back and may be able to return since the Texans are still in the playoff hunt. If he can’t play, Brandon Weeden would get the start.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (back) took full practice reps again Thursday. Blue carried the ball 20 times for 107 yards last week, so it appears that he’s back atop the Texans’ depth chart.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Texans RB Chris Polk (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Colts WR Donte Moncrief (toe) missed practice again Thursday. HC Chuck Pagano indicates that Moncrief will be a game-time decision for Week 16. He played through the injury last week and posted 5-51-1 on seven targets against the Texans.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Shorts has been ruled out, so Nate Washington becomes a Sneaky Start. In the two games that Shorts missed earlier in the year, Washington posted 9-127-2 (against the Dolphins) and 4-74-1 (against the Titans). Jaelen Strong will also see more snaps.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (achilles) was limited Thursday after taking full practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hoyer is working his way back and may be able to return since the Texans are still in the playoff hunt. If he can’t play, Brandon Weeden would get the start.

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