T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
3 weeks ago

Yates completed 14 of 24 passes for 137 yards in Sunday's 22-14 loss to the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Yates made his third start and didn't commit a turnover for the first time. He also had the Texans up at halftime. Those are the positive takeaways. In the second half, when the Colts have often folded this season, Yates was sacked for a safety and failed to lead the Texans on a scoring drive. Yates has been a dutiful solider on and off for the Texans since he was a fifth-round draft pick in 2011, but his future with the organization is murky. Pending good health, Deshaun Watson (knee) will be the starter in 2018, and Yates could hook on as a third-stringer or compete as a backup.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
4 weeks ago

Yates completed seven of 16 passes for 83 yards, one touchdown and one interception while adding an 11-yard scramble and losing one of three fumbles in Monday's 34-6 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Yates gifted his opponents a Christmas victory with this atrocious performance, also taking six sacks and exiting briefly to get tested for a concussion at one point. He got two tries to throw the ball into the end zone from Pittsburgh's one-yard line in the second quarter, but threw an incompletion before getting intercepted on fourth down. The Steelers drove the ball down for a touchdown to make it 17-0 on the ensuing possession, then turned Yates over on a sack-fumble three plays later to effectively put the game away. At least his garbage-time, three-yard touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins in the fourth quarter made the star receiver's fantasy owners happy.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
4 weeks ago

Yates avoided a concussion during Monday's game versus the Steelers, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Yates was knocked from the game after getting sacked for a fourth time near the end of the first. After a lengthy evaluation, he was cleared of any symptoms and returned to the sideline. A short time after he was given the thumbs up, his backup, Taylor Heinicke, left the game under similar circumstances and will be beholden to the protocol for head injuries. On a positive note, Yates is back under center for the Texans.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
4 weeks ago

Yates left Monday's game against the Steelers in order to be evaluated for a concussion.

EDGE Analysis

After he was sacked for the fourth time late in the first half, Yates needed assistance from the training staff to get off the field and was promptly examined in the blue sideline tent. If the diagnosis is confirmed, he'll have no chance to return to the contest, allowing backup Taylor Heinicke an opportunity to direct the offense.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Yates is expected to remain the Texans' starting quarterback over the team's final two games after head coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Monday that Tom Savage (concussion) is unlikely to play again this season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Savage remains in the concussion protocol and has yet to resume practicing since suffering the concussion in a Dec. 10 loss to the 49ers. While Savage could theoretically clear the protocol before the season ends, the nature of his concussion -- his hands and arms were twitching on the ground after he absorbed a hard hit from San Francisco's Elvis Dumervil -- and the Texans' improper handling of the matter would likely invite criticism if he was allowed to suit up again in 2017. As a result, Yates should remain in the starting role as the Texans play out the string in a losing season, though his performance in his first turn as starter in Sunday's 45-7 loss to the Jaguars doesn't offer much optimism about his fantasy prospects. Yates completed only 12 of 31 passes in that contest, finishing with 128 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Yates completed 12 of 31 pass attempts for 128 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 45-7 loss to the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Yates struggled to get going against the ferocious Jacksonville defense and had just 31 yards to his name at the half. He connected a couple of times with DeAndre Hopkins as the latter capped off an 81-yard drive with a touchdown in the third quarter, but that represented all of the scoring the visitors would do on the day. Yates fared much better in his season debut against a lesser 49ers defense, but his performance against a quality opponent this week doesn't bode well for next Monday's game against the Steelers.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Yates will start against Jacksonville this week after Tom Savage (concussion) was ruled out, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Yates replaced Savage last week and engineered a couple of long touchdown drives, but it will be a different story Sunday when he faces the league's top-ranked passing defense.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien expects Yates to start Sunday's game in Jacksonville, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Tom Savage already struggling and now placed in the concussion protocol, the Texans are prepared to turn to Yates for the hardest matchup a quarterback can have this season. Yates did complete 14 of 26 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the 49ers, but he'll face a far more difficult test in Week 15 against a Jacksonville defense that's limited opponents to a 66.4 passer rating while piling up a league-high 47 sacks. It isn't quite clear if Savage is being benched, as O'Brien may just be assuming that the quarterback won't be healthy in time for Sunday's game.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
1 month ago

Yates completed 14 of 26 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns while adding 31 yards on three scrambles after replacing Tom Savage (concussion) in the second quarter of Sunday's 26-16 loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Both of Yates' touchdowns unsurprisingly came on passes to DeAndre Hopkins, as the star wide receiver was unaffected by the quarterback change. Savage appeared to pass the concussion protocol and returned to the sideline with his helmet on, but the team opted to leave Yates in there. Based on that development, don't discount the possibility of Yates starting next week in Jacksonville regardless of Savage's status. Given how well Jacksonville's pass defense has played, neither quarterback would make for an appealing option in that matchup.

T.J. Yates
QB HOU (7)
2 months ago

Yates took some reps with the first-team offense Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tom Savage is expected to start Sunday against the Rams, but by having Yates work with the ones, head coach Bill O'Brien is signalling that he won't put up too long with a struggling starter. Savage, who was pulled after on half in the season opener, did not fare well for the first three quarters in last week's loss to Indianapolis, a team with one of the worst defenses in the NFL.