Brandon Weeden figures to serve as the backup quarterback for the Texans behind Brock Osweiler this season. He saw a little bit of playing time last season and was average at best. No one should draft him in Fantasy but if he does find playing time against a weak opponent then he could work out as a DFS option, if not a desperation choice off waivers.
Weeden has re-signed with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports. Weeden played for both the Cowboys and Texans last season, passing for 305 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in two appearances for Houston, where he'll remain this season. Although he's destined for a backup position, Weeden's signing serves as another indication that the Texans will trade fellow quarterback Brian Hoyer this offseason.
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.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|3||09/23||@New England Patriots||16||19.78|
|12||11/27||San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|13||12/04||@Green Bay Packers||15||19.78|
|3 Year Avg||58.4||1026||6||4||30||0||76|