Tom Savage

#3 QB / Houston Texans / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 230 lb Age: 27 College: Pittsburgh Bye 7

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  • Texans' Tom Savage: Tosses two touchdowns
    By RotoWire Staff

    Savage completed 22 of 32 passes for 230 yards, two touchdowns and an interception during Sunday's 31-21 win over the Cardinals. True, Savage has spent most of his career as a backup, but the game was Savage's first career multi-touchdown game. His second score put Houston back on top in the third quarter, a play in which he back-shouldered a 28-yard touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins. Any quarterback that would take the place of the dynamic rookie Deshaun Watson (knee) would be considerably less electric in comparison, but Savage is very much a game-manager type. The fact that Sunday's solid -- but far from great --performance was statistically the best of his career should tell you how seriously you should consider him in the weeks ahead.

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  • Texans' Tom Savage: Has full week of practice
    By RotoWire Staff

    Savage enters Sunday's game against the Rams having spent the entire week with the first-team offense, something that head coach Bill O'Brien considers "a big deal," Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports. O'Brien voiced confidence when talking about Savage, who had a partial week of preparation with the ones Week 9 when Deshaun Watson (knee) was injured last Thursday. In addition to his growing familiarity with the personnel, Savage is buoyed by his final two possessions in a loss to the Colts last week, when he completed 10 of 15 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. We suspect the coaches want Savage to "manage" Sunday's game while leaning on his backfield against the Rams, who rank 26th (121.6 yards per game) stopping the rush.

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  • Texans' Tom Savage: Shares first-team reps
    By RotoWire Staff

    Savage and backup quarterback T.J. Yates both took reps with the first-team offense Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Head coach Bill O'Brien stressed there was nothing abnormal about the No. 2 quarterback getting some time with the starting unit, but it does suggest Savage will not have a long leash. He didn't play very well in Week 9's loss to the Colts, and the coach has a history of yanking an ineffective starter.

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  • Texans' Tom Savage: On track to start Week 10
    By RotoWire Staff

    Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he expects Savage to start Week 10 against the Rams, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. "We've got to get Tom playing better. We all have to do better," O'Brien said Monday. After star rookie Deshaun Watson (knee) suffered a season-ending injury in practice Nov. 2, Savage stepped back in as the starting quarterback for the first time since Week 1 in Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Colts, and the results weren't encouraging. Savage completed just 19 of 44 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown while losing one of two fumbles, with his wayward accuracy almost leading to a pair of interceptions during the contest. The fourth-year signal caller was able to right the ship to some degree in the fourth quarter and nearly engineered a potential game-winning drive, but he took a sack as time ran out to end the Texans' comeback bid. Despite Savage's poor overall numbers, O'Brien evidently saw enough to justify sticking with him over the other options on the roster, T.J. Yates and Matt McGloin. Savage will likely have a shorter leash in Week 10, however, so if he's unable to move the offense effectively early on in the contest, Yates could be called upon in relief.

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  • Texans' Tom Savage: Set to fill in for Watson
    By RotoWire Staff

    Savage is poised to take over as the Texans' starting quarterback beginning with Sunday's game against the Colts after Deshaun Watson (knee) suffered a season-ending ACL tear during Thursday's practice. While Savage has a talented wideout duo in DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller at his disposal, the unexpected quarterback change forced by Watson's injury represents a major hit to the Texans' offense as a whole. Savage, of course, is an option for those scrambling to replace Watson in fantasy lineups, but given his mediocre results over his seven career regular-season appearances, he's likely only worthy of consideration in two-quarterback formats.

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