Brian Hoyer, QB, Texans
|QB - #32||302.60||HOU||Active||6 years||29||6'2||215||@bhoyer8|
There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-in
The 28-year-old impressed in two starts last season before he suffered a season-ending injury in Week 5 against Buffalo. Hoyer completed 60-percent of his passes over Weeks 3 and 4 (wins over Minnesota and Cincinnati), while averaging 295 yards per game. He tossed five touchdowns and three interceptions over those two contests and will have every chance to beat out Johnny Football in training camp. Hoyer is entering a contract year, so motivation won't be a concern, but he will likely have one of the more pedestrian receiving groups when Josh Gordon is suspended. The Browns also have the worst fantasy schedule for QBs with 10 games against defenses that were stout against the pass and just three favorable match ups (Jax - Week 7, TB - Week 9 and ATL - Week 12). With his job security and receivers lingering as major questions, a very difficult schedule, and the Browns expected to employ a run-heavy approach -- Hoyer remains unlikely to produce fantasy numbers even if he wins the starting job.
Editor's note: Hoyer is the man to beat for the starting job; however, does he really offer that much to the team? We saw very brief glimpses of his talent and it was up in smoke almost immediately due to injury. If Manziel is the real deal, there's no reason he should sit behind Hoyer for even one game.Last updated on Jul-07-2014 by Rob Warner
The Texans opened up OTAs on Wednesday and the quarterback competition was in full swing. Both Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett split the first-team reps. Hoyer started with the first team and then Mallett swapped in his place. Mallett said he's "just ready to go". Hoyer is no stranger to quarterback competitions, he's been in one pretty much every year of his career, whether it be for a starting or backup job. "I've been through it before," Hoyer said. "I'm not going to let it affect me and I'll just be myself and really focus on the things that I can control."Fantasy Analysis:
This competition really could go either way. I'm not going to pretend like I know who has the upper hand. What I will say is I believe Mallett has more fantasy upside should he win the job. Both guys are former Tom Brady backups and were forced to sit and watch for a good amount of time. I just think with Hoyer we've seen what he has. Mallett has more room to develop, we really haven't seen much of him. Either way, the Texans have some really dangerous weapons, highlighted by DeAndre Hopkins and Arian Foster.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors5/28 - Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett split first-team reps at OTAs
5/12 - Texans QBs Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett to share first-team reps
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