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.