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Tom Savage | QB | Houston Texans
Posted: 9/13/2017 3:16pm et
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (ankle) and QB Tom Savage (finger) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 13, and are not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Watson is expected to start the game, but the team has not named the starter at this point. Both Savage and Watson had problems in Week 1 and neither should be a starting option in any fantasy leagues.

Posted: 9/11/2017 3:36pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage (finger) fully participated in the team's walkthrough Monday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Savage was pulled from his start in Week 1 but is still a candidate to start in Week 2. Owners in all leagues should look for other options to use and should avoid Savage.

Posted: 9/10/2017 5:38pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage was benched in favor of rookie QB DeShaun Watson in Week 1 against the Jaguars, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday, Sept. 10, he would evaluated game film before deciding on a starting quarterback for Week 2.
Huddle Up: The Texans have a short week to prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, so a decision will be made quickly. Savage was atrocious, while Watson led the team a bit better. It's likely Watson is under center on Thursday, but wait for official word. Neither is particularly attractive from a fantasy perspective at this point.

Posted: 8/26/2017 9:08pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage completed 10 of his 16 passes for 79 yards in a 13-0 preseason loss to the New Orleans Saints Saturday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Savage didn't have DeAndre Hopkins or Braxton Miller at his disposal, which certainly didn't help his cause. He will enter the season as the starter, but even with all his weapons at his disposal, he doesn't need to be drafted.

Posted: 8/22/2017 9:11am et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage has enjoyed 'a good camp' and will begin the season as the starting quarterback, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Savage has never been able to stay healthy for any length of time and has rookie Deshaun Watson behind them on the depth chart, so this will continue to be an ongoing story. With that said, the veteran (17-for-20) has been much sharper than the rookie (18-for-35) in August. Nevertheless, Savage is a low-end QB2 at best for fantasy purposes.

Posted: 8/19/2017 9:50pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage completed eight of his nine passes for 98 yards and a touchdown in a 27-23 win over the New England Patriots in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Savage was on the mark in this one, and he remains in line to open the year as the starter. He could be a low-end QB2, but with Deshaun Watson waiting in the wings, Savage might not even be under center all season.

Posted: 8/7/2017 1:25pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage will be under center for the first snap of Houston's first preseason game. Head coach Bill O'Brien doesn't know yet how long Savage or any of the quarterbacks will play.
Huddle Up: Savage appears to have the edge in the quarterback battle with Deshaun Watson. It's a battle that could be fought up until the last preseason game, though. Either way, both guys should only be drafted as backup fantasy quarterbacks.

Posted: 7/29/2017 6:26pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage and QB Deshaun Watson won't be used in a two-quarterback system, head coach Bill O'Brien said Saturday, July 29. 'I'm not going to alternate quarterbacks in and out of there,' O'Brien said. 'I don't think that's good for the team.'
Huddle Up: Savage is still the frontrunner to open the season as the starter, but Watson is the future and has the much higher ceiling for fantasy purposes. Make sure to stash Watson in all keeper formats.

Posted: 7/1/2017 6:41pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage is ahead of QB Deshaun Watson in 'how he functions with the offense' heading into training camp, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: Savage's experience could make him the starter in Week 1, but he really isn't worth your time in fantasy formats. On the other hand, Watson should be stashed in all keeper formats. He has long-term QB1 potential.

Posted: 6/16/2017 1:24pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage is still considered the leading candidate for the starting No. 1 quarterback but will have to earn the job during training camp, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: The Texans selected Deshaun Watson in the draft, but Savage likely will begin the 2017 season as the starting quarterback. Savage threw for 461 yards in his three games this past season and has been working on his chemistry with the receivers during offseason workouts. Owners in all leagues should avoid Savage in all drafts.

Posted: 5/8/2017 7:20pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage said 'it doesn't matter if a coach says you're the starter' and that he will go out there and 'play like I have to play to keep this job.' He added: 'You have to perform. I know that, and that's the attitude I have.'
Huddle Up: Savage has the exact mentality he should be having as a three-year veteran who has never held a full-time starting job in the NFL, but with his limited ceiling, he won't be a recommended option out of the gate for any fantasy leagues. The 27-year-old does have some fine weapons around him, though, so it might not be a bad idea to monitor him through the beginning of the upcoming campaign, just in case quarterback help is desired.

Posted: 5/4/2017 6:32pm et
Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson will have a chance to compete with QB Tom Savage for the starting quarterback job, general manager Rick Smith said Thursday, May 4.
Huddle Up: Savage has to be considered the frontrunner to break camp as the starter, but if Watson were to win the job, he would be worth a flier as a low-end QB2 in redraft leagues. Watson has even more appeal in keeper formats, and he should be in the conversation to be the first quarterback selected in rookie drafts.

Posted: 4/27/2017 9:02pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage will be the starting quarterback in 2017, according to head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith, and QB Deshaun Watson will come in and learn.
Huddle Up: The news take a little bit of shine off Watson, but he wasn't going to be a fantasy starter as a rookie anyway. His value is in his long-term upside, so you will want to grab him in keeper formats and rookie drafts.

Posted: 4/4/2017 7:07am et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage will move forward as the starter, but the team is likely to draft a quarterback.
Huddle Up: Savage was unspectacular in his short stint starting last season, and he'll enter the season as a midrate QB2 in fantasy.

Posted: 12/29/2016 5:17pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: In two games since taking over as quarterback, Savage still hasn't tossed a touchdown. He can be avoided in Week 17.

Posted: 12/18/2016 3:58pm et
Houston Texans QB Tom Savage came off the bench in the Week 15 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in place of the ineffective QB Brock Osweiler. He completed 23 of his 36 pass attempts for 260 yards, leading the team to a comeback victory.
Huddle Up: It's purely speculation, but it's very likely Savage earned himself a start in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, he is only worth fantasy consideration in deeper leagues using two starting signal callers.