The Houston Texans signed Case Keenum off the St. Louis Rams' practice squad Monday following injuries to both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tom Savage. He will compete with Thad Lewis for the starting spot against the Baltimore Ravens. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Case Keenum started last year on fire, but as the season went on his quarterback rating, yards per game, and completion percentage all steadily declined. Additionally, Keenum had an interception in his final five games. Even if he wins the starting job, he should not be on the fantasy radar, even in daily leagues.
Fantasy Impact: Shaun Hill will still be the starter, but once Keenum masters the playbook, he will most likely be the backup. Keenum was a standout star at the University of Houston but went 0-8 last year for the Texans once Matt Schaub was benched. For now, Keenum is best left on the waiver wire, but should Hill stumble or be injured later in the season, Keenum could be a bye week replacement down the road depending on matchup.
According to Texans writer Brian T. Smith on Twitter, the Texans have traded a 2016 conditional 7th-round pick to the New England Patriots for quarterback Ryan Mallett and released quarterback Case Keenum. (Source: Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Keenum was the likely odd man out and had little fantasy relevance regardless.
Before Thursday's game against the 49ers, Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle claimed Keenum's job may be in jeopardy. He insinuated that Keenum could be in line for this weekend's round of cuts. (Source: Houston Chronicle)
Fantasy Impact: Though it seems unlikely that O'Brien would head into the season with only Tom Savage behind Fitzpatrick, Keenum didn't help his case on Thursday. Fortunately for him, neither did Savage. Both had nearly identical stat-lines and each threw an interception, including a pick-6 by Savage in the second half. There doesn't seem to be any more clarity here after bad outings by both quarterbacks.
Keenum took reps with the first team offense in practice before Saturday’s game but did not play with the first team against the Falcons. Keenum has been inconsistent this preseason but has taken more shots down-field than rookie Tom Savage. Keenum has completed 9 of 17 passes for 110 yards and an interception. He also lead a scoring drive against the Falcons which ended in a field goal. (Source: CBS Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Keenum is the likely winner of the ‘open battle’ for back-up quarterback. He had little value last season after taking over for Matt Schaub other than revitalizing Andre Johnson for a stretch. Keenum seems to bring more to the table right now than Savage but not as much as Fitzpatrick, so it seems unlikely that Fitzpatrick would be benched for Keenum any time soon even if he struggled. He has no value in dynasty leagues.