Who Should I Start? Brian Hoyer or Joe Burrow

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Brian Hoyer News

Favorite for backup role

Thursday, May 25, 10:47 AM

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.

Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
25.9 8.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Joe Burrow News

Joe Burrow Feeling Better After Reaggravating Calf In Week 2

Wednesday, September 20, 11:37 AM

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) has apparently been feeling better the last few days after reaggravating his strained calf in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, per Mike Garafolo. The Bengals play on Monday night so they won't begin practicing until Thursday so the extra day of rest should help Burrow, Garafolo noted. While it's encouraging to hear that he's feeling better, this calf issue is likely to linger throughout the season. To make matters worse, NFL insider Ian Rapoport noted that "we are not going to get a 100% healthy Joe Burrow, probably for some time" while speaking on Good Morning Football on Wednesday morning. This could just come down to pain tolerance for the fourth-year quarterback. However, even if he's able to tough it out and play through the pain, he's not nearly as effective as a passer with a bum calf. The Bengals will release their practice report on Thursday but fantasy managers that roster Burrow would be wise to have a backup plan in case Cincinnati decides to rest their franchise QB in favor of backup Jake Browning on MNF against the Los Angeles Rams.

Brian Hoyer vs. Joe Burrow

Still trying to decide between Hoyer and Burrow? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Brian Hoyer is projected to score 0.0 points this week while Joe Burrow is projected to score 25.9 points.