Found November 29, 2011 on GMEN H.Q.:
Man, it’s getting tough to make it through a week of football without a season ending injury. This time we have another quarterback and it happened to a player, Matt Leinart, on a team, the Houston Texans, that already lost a starting quarterback, Matt Schaub, for the season. After the Indianapolis Colts lost uber-star QB Peyton Manning for the season the Texans were expected to win the AFC South and earn their first playoff berth. With presumably rookie T.J. Yates taking over the QB reigns unless newly signed veteran turnover machine Jake Delhomme takes over, the Texans just might not steamroll into the playoffs.Other than Arian Foster or Ben Tate, most Texans offensive weapons such as Owen Daniels and Andre Johnson will lose fantasy value with Yates at the helm. The Texans’ defense might also take a hit if Yates forces the defense to play more than usual due to a high number of turnovers. But Yates might be one of those rare third string rookie quarterbacks that turns out to be pr...
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