With the Texans announcing that Brian Hoyer will start Week 17 against the Jaguars, Weeden will head back to a reserve role. Weeden had filled in well for Hoyer, leading the Texans to two straight wins and putting them in place to clinch the AFC South with a win over Jacksonville.
Weeden completed 15-of-24 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns, and added 11 yards and a rushing score on two carries in Sunday's 34-6 victory over the Titans. Weeden showed excellent composure in leading the Texans to a 34-0 lead through three quarters, even contributing with his legs on a seven-yard scramble into the end zone for his first career rushing touchdown. Houston will have a chance to clinch the division in next week's season finale against a porous Jaguars defense, so expect the team's fourth starting quarterback of the season to pull no punches in trying to lead his squad to its first playoff berth since 2012.
Weeden is starting Sunday against the Titans. With Brian Hoyer out while he continues to recover from a concussion, Weeden will be under center with the Texans just one win away from winning the AFC South. While he'll have star wideout DeAndre Hopkins to throw passes to, Weeden remains a fairly weak fantasy option, even against a Titans defense that is far from elite.
Weeden will start Sunday's game against the Titans, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. Brian Hoyer failed to be cleared by the league's concussion protocol, so Weeden will step in after coming on in relief of Hoyer during last week's win over the Colts. In that contest, Weeden completed 11-of-18 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown. While he remains a bottom-tier fantasy option at quarterback this week, he'll face a Tennessee defense that's allowing 25.9 points per game on the season, good for 24th in the league. With Hoyer unavailable, B.J. Daniels is expected to serve as Weeden's backup.
Weeden is on track to get the start Sunday against Tennessee, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. With Brian Hoyer still going through the league's concussion protocol, it looks like Weeden is in line to get the nod for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Titans. Weeden came on in relief of the injured T.J Yates in Week 15 and helped lead the Texans to a critical win over Indianapolis, completing 11-of-18 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. He'll be facing a middling Titans pass defense on the road Sunday.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||56.0||1806||9||9||51||0||122|