Yates' (knee) torn ACL has been confirmed by testing, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Yates' season will now come to a close after a couple of valiant efforts in relief of Brian Hoyer (concussion). With Yates out, Brandon Weeden becomes the Texans' stand-in starting quarterback until Hoyer clears league protocol.
It appears as though Yates suffered a torn ACL on Sunday against the Colts, ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports. Brandon Weeden replaced Yates on Sunday, with Brian Hoyer out with a concussion. While tests will be required to confirm the severity of Yates' injury, it looks like his season is probably done.
Yates (knee) is questionable to return Sunday against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Yates had completed 6-of-10 passes for 68 yards and an interception while rushing once for seven yards. In his absence, Brandon Weeden has taken over at quarterback.
Yates is slated to start Sunday's game against the Colts. He will draw the assignment with Brian Hoyer (concussion) not available to play Sunday, which makes Yates a fantasy lineup option in deeper fantasy formats this week. In three appearances this season, including one start (11/22 against the Jets) that he won, Yates has completed 22 of 47 passes for 302 yards with three TDs and no picks.
Yates could start in Week 15 against the Colts, after teammate Brian Hoyer suffered another concussion Sunday night, NFL.com reports. Yates is expected to be prepared as the Texans' starting quarterback this week, since Hoyer's latest concussion marked his second in the past month. So far, in Yates' three appearances in Hoyer's absence, he's completed 22-of-47 attempts for 302 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. While he certainly lacks much upside, Yates is at least a serviceable backup option, and Sunday's game comes against a Colts defense that surrendered over 50 points this past weekend.
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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||53.6||182||1||1||0||0||12|