Las Vegas Raiders rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell is expected to draw the start in Week 4 versus the Los Angeles Chargers, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. With Jimmy Garoppolo (concussion) ruled out, the expectation was that veteran Brian Hoyer would handle quarterback duties on Sunday. Instead, it'll be the Purdue product making his NFL debut. The 25-year-old flashed potential in the preseason, but regular-season defenses are a whole new beast. He's not on the fantasy radar, and the likes of Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs, and Jakobi Meyers will see their fantasy value take a hit. On the other hand, the Chargers' defense becomes a solid streamer.
Oct 1, 2023 8:21 AM EST
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Brian Hoyer could be in line for the start if starter Jimmy Garoppolo cannot clear the NFL's concussion protocol. Garoppolo was placed in the concussion protocol following the Raiders loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Garoppolo was able to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday and Friday but remained in the concussion protocol on Friday. The Raiders starter has one more chance to clear the protocol before being deemed unavailable for Sunday's game. It is unclear whether Brian Hoyer or rookie Aidan O'Connell will start for the Raiders, but more clarity on the situation should arise tomorrow once Garoppolo's status is confirmed. Hoyer has not started a game since Week 4 of the 2022 season for the New England Patriots, and he left that game after getting hurt on his first drive. Hoyer has not won a game in 12 straight starts, owning a 75.1 quarterback rating in that span. Although the Chargers are one of the easiest matchups for quarterbacks, fantasy managers should look elsewhere for a quarterback to stream in Week 4.
Sep 29, 2023 5:08 PM EST
Hoyer is the favorite to win the backup job to Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) and will be part of the team's quarterback rotation at OTAs, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
May 25, 2023 10:47 AM EST
The Patriots have placed Hoyer (concussion) on IR, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Oct 6, 2022 1:51 PM EST
Hoyer (concussion) remained sidelined during Thursday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Oct 6, 2022 9:57 AM EST
Hoyer (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.
Oct 5, 2022 10:03 AM EST
Hoyer (head) won't return to Sunday's game against the Packers.
Oct 2, 2022 2:13 PM EST
Hoyer is being evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's game against the Packers.
Oct 2, 2022 1:59 PM EST
With Mac Jones (ankle) ruled out, Hoyer will start Sunday's game against the Packers, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.
Sep 30, 2022 1:32 PM EST
With Mac Jones dealing with a high ankle sprain, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Hoyer is a candidate to start the Patriots' Week 4 contest against Green Bay.
Sep 26, 2022 10:31 AM EST
Hoyer is signing a a two-year, $4 million contract to stay with the Patriots, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Mar 14, 2022 6:23 AM EST
Hoyer was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Jan 1, 2022 3:24 PM EST
Hoyer (illness) was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 28, 2021 4:57 PM EST
Hoyer agreed to a deal with the Patriots on Saturday that will promote him to the 53-man roster, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Sep 18, 2021 8:30 AM EST
Hoyer was elevated from the Patriots' practice squad ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Sep 11, 2021 6:05 PM EST
Hoyer is a member of the Patriots' initial practice squad, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Sep 1, 2021 3:36 PM EST
The Patriots released Hoyer on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Aug 31, 2021 2:57 PM EST
The Patriots are re-signing Hoyer, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
May 17, 2021 5:39 PM EST
Hoyer finished the 2020 season with 15 completions on 24 passing attempts for 130 yards and an interception in one appearance.
Jan 5, 2021 8:38 AM EST
Hoyer is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Oct 18, 2020 8:51 AM EST