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|One of the most underrated elements of a team’s preseason and overall outlook for the year is the lack of a quarterback controversy. After scuffling with the quarterback situation a year ago, the team has an undisputed starting quarterback. Brock Osweiler has already impressed the coaching staff and his noted work ethic makes the burden of learning a new offense a clearable hurdle. Having DeAndre Hopkins split out wide makes life much easier and having a sturdy running back will keep defenses more honest. Unfortunately, Houston remains a run-heavy team and Osweiler won’t be asked to win games through the air thereby limiting his passing yardage to a league average level. Considering the team is better equipped to punch the ball into the end zone via the ground and doesn’t possess multiple quality red zone targets, Osweiler’s touchdown potential also takes a hit. Five times last season a Texans’ quarterback finished as a QB1 (top 12), and never higher than QB6 for the week… seems about right. He may provide a nice game or two if Hopkins gets loose, but more often than not, Houston’s new signal caller will fail to be anything more than an average backup to use a few times during the fantasy season.
| Tom Savage out for Wildcard game|
Brandon Weeden to backup Osweiler
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jan 4, 2:00 pm
|Texans quarterback Tom Savage will not back up Brock Osweiler in Saturday's playoff game against the Oakland Raiders because he is still in the concussion protocol. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien named Osweiler the starter on Tuesday. Now, Brandon Weeden will be active as the backup quarterback Saturday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: The Texans will turn back to Osweiler who was benched for poor play just a couple weeks ago. Weeden has been active for just two games this season.
|Texans make switch to Tom Savage|
Osweiler to the bench
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Dec 19, 2:00 pm
|"It's a football decision," O'Brien said. "It's about what's best for the team.
You have to go with what's best for the team."
O'Brien said that Osweiler handled the news "like a professional," and understands he needs to stay ready and continue to prepare. (Houston Chronicle)|
FFToday's Take: Brock Osweiler has been brutal this season sporting a 59.6 competition percentage while throwing 16 interceptions in 14 games. Tom Savage gave the offense some signs of life with 260 yards in three quarters of play. The Texans have the Bengals and Titans left on the schedule.