Hodges completed 16 of 19 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday. He also ran for 34 yards on four carries. Hodges did a good job managing the game and avoiding mistakes to lead the Steelers to a third-straight victory to keep their playoff hopes alive. Hodges has a difficult Week 15 matchup against Buffalo, and despite being the first undrafted quarterback in league history to win his first three starts, he doesn't put up the numbers to warrant insertion into fantasy lineups.
Hodges completed 14 of 21 passes for 212 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 20-13 win over Cleveland. He added two yards on five carries. Sunday was mostly a sloppy, defensive affair, but Hodges made a handful of big tosses downfield. The biggest came just before halftime, a 30-yard rainbow that landed in between two defenders and into the arms of James Washington for a score. The undrafted rookie has been efficient but not particularly productive in spot duty this season. He'll have as good a matchup as he can get next week versus Arizona, which ranks last in the league in opponent passer rating this season.
Hodges has been named the starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Browns, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports. Hodges took over for a struggling Mason Rudolph this past Sunday in Cincinnati, completing five of 11 passes for 118 yards and one TD. Most of that production occurred on a 79-yard scoring strike to James Washington, but Hodges nonetheless has fared reasonably well in three appearances this season, averaging a shade under 8.0 yards per attempt while tossing two touchdowns versus one interception. He'll look for continued success against Cleveland's seventh-ranked pass defense (217.2 yards per game) this weekend.
Hodges will serve as the backup to Mason Rudolph during Monday's game against the Dolphins, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Hodges stepped up as the starter Week 6 while Rudolph dealt with a concussion, and he did just enough to secure a win for Pittsburgh. With Rudolph now healthy coming off the team's bye week, Hodges has resumed taking reserve snaps in practice. The undrafted rookie out of Samford remains ahead of Paxton Lynch on the Steelers' roster, but he doesn't warrant fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of leagues.
Hodges completed 15 of 20 pass attempts for 132 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers. Hodges stepped in for the sidelined Mason Rudolph (concussion) and managed to do just enough in tandem with Pittsburgh's rushing attack and stellar defense to pull off the upset. Coach Mike Tomlin was dialing up easy reads for his third-string rookie, rarely asking his quarterback to take chances downfield. In fact, one of the few times Hodges did let it fly, the pass was picked off by Los Angeles' defense. There is a chance Rudoplh returns for the Steelers' next contest following its upcoming bye week, but if Hodges is forced to start against the Dolphins, it would be advised to look elsewhere outside of the deepest two-QB leagues.
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