We’ve talked running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends so far when it comes to the fantasy value of the Texans' offense. Last but not least, let’s take a look at the quarterbacks who will be behind the wheel of Bill O'Brien's attack.
The former Titan, Bill, and Ram has already been named the starter by Houston’s new coaching regime, but that does not automatically mean that Fitzmagic will be a desirable QB1 this season. Between Rodgers, Brees, Manning, Brady, Stafford, Luck, Newton, the other Manning, Rivers, Foles, Griffin, Romo Cutler, Roethlisberger, and even Dalton, Fitzpatrick should be seen as nothing more than a high end backup quarterback…for now. Could he end up surprising everyone and blossoming into a viable starter? Sure. Would I take that chance over the myriad of other proven options? Not right now. Training camp reports and preseason action might change my mind in the future, but for now I would plan on going in a different direction with your fantasy teams. Fitzpatrick is a late round lottery ticket until proven otherwise.
Don’t do it. Just don’t.
Savage, unlike Keenum and Fitzpatrick, is a very intriguing long-term play for dynasty owners. Bill O’Brien was more than happy to pass up a lot of high profile signal-callers in the draft in favor of developing a late fourth rounder in Savage. Considering how much success O’Brien has had in the past with far less gifted physical talents (I’m looking at you, Matt McGloin), I think there is a real chance that Savage can turn into something after a couple of years on the bench. This is a big "if" of course, but it is an "if" worth stashing in niche leagues with large rosters and taxi squads.