Brian Hoyer replaced Ryan Mallett at quarterback during the second quarter of Thursday's game against the Colts.
Mallett got off to another slow start, completing five of 10 passes for 50 yards, with no touchdowns and an interception. Benched in the second half of last week's blowout loss to the Falcons, Mallett was again replaced by Hoyer in Thursday's game, only this time head coach Bill O'Brien didn't wait until the contest was out of reach. Hoyer led the Houston Texans to 10 points on their final two drives of the first half, but seven of those points came on a hail mary to rookie WR Jaelen Strong. If Hoyer has a decent second half, it's hard to imagine O'Brien would go back to Mallett.
Ryan Mallett (chest) is active for Thursday's game against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Mallett was never in danger of missing the game, but he could be in danger of losing his job if he turns in another poor performance. With Arian Foster ready for a full workload and Andrew Luck (shoulder) sidelined, the Houston Texans will likely fall far short of their league-leading 50.3 pass attempts per game.
Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (chest) participated fully in Tuesday's practice, according to the Texans' official site.
Mallett will start Thursday's game against the Indianapolis Colts , but head coach Bill O'Brien doesn't want him throwing 50-plus passes a game, as he's done in two of his three starts. If Arian Foster is ready for a bigger role, look for the Texans to work the running game early and often Thursday.
Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett will remain the Texans' starting quarterback for Thursday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts , the Houston Chronicle reports.
Mallett has been preferred to teammate Brian Hoyer since Week 1, but upon an abysmal start to Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons , Mallett was replaced at quarterback by Hoyer, who went on to lead the Texans to three touchdown drives.
Nonetheless, with a short week to prepare ahead of Thursday's divisional meeting with the Colts, the Texans will opt to keep Mallett at the helm of their offense. While that status certainly gives Mallett the superior status, neither player's performance this season should exude much confidence in fantasy owners.
Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett was replaced by Brian Hoyer after the Texans fell behind the Atlanta Falcons by a 42-0 score late in the third quarter of Sunday's contest, NFL.com reports.
Prior to being yanked from Sunday's game, Mallett completed just 12 of 27 passes for 150 yards with a pick. Per the Houston Chronicle, Mallett "overthrew and missed open receivers" on Sunday, while failing to spark the team's offense, leading to the Texans to turn to Week 1 starter Brian Hoyer. Once the dust settles, look for Hoyer to draw the start at QB for Houston against the Indianapolis Colts this coming Thursday.
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