Brian Hoyer’s Fantasy Outlook After Jay Cutler’s Injury

September 20, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears are NFC North underdogs, and their path to piecing together a surprising 2016 campaign took a hit Monday, when quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a hand injury against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The team announced Cutler would not return to action after suffering the injury in the third quarter. The quarterback was 12-of-17 for 157 yards with an interception before coming out. He was also sacked three times.
For fantasy purposes, the injury directly affects the stock of backup signal-caller Brian Hoyer—who will slide under center and take starting snaps in Cutler's absence.
While Hoyer is hardly the most compelling stopgap solution out there, he has a track record of stability that could be appealing to owners in ultra-deep leagues who are scrambling for solutions at quarterback.
In 11 appearances—including nine starts—with the Houston Texans during the 2015 season, Hoyer completed 60.7 percent of his passes for 2,606 yards,...

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