Due to the torn pectoral muscle of Ryan Mallett it appears that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be back in the saddle for the Houston Texans. According to John McClain Texans beat writer "If the MRI shows a tear in Mallett's pectoral muscle, he could miss several games. The bottom line is that Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely back."
Pyro's take: There is little doubt that Fitzpatrick is going to be the starter, as the Texans are still in the playoff hunt, but if eliminated, look for their rookie draft choice Tom Savage.
Joe Fann, staff writer for the Tennessee Titans is reporting via twitter that Bishop Sankey avoided being concussed. "No concussion for @BishopSankey. Got a stinger. Arm went numb when he dropped the ball."
Pyro's take: Good news for Titans and fantasy owners stuck in purgatory starting this guy. He should be ready to go this weekend.
Reggie Wayne is getting slower, which is no surprise considering he was never fast in the first place. He is having more and more trouble staying up in pace with more than five receptions per game. This is what we can expect from a 36-year-old wideout one year removed from blowing out his knee. Wayne isn't going anywhere as a solid possession receiver and security blanket for Andrew Luck. Luck almost hit Wayne on a intermediate route down the side-lines, as he was wide-open, but Luck over threw the pass.
Pyro's take: Look for Donte Moncrief to get more and more looks as the season progresses for Wayne, as he's averaging just four catches for 44-yards with one touchdown over the last five weeks.
TY Hilton father's a baby girl then goes and bitch slaps the Jaguars out of the playoffs. He had only three hours of sleep leading into the game, but he exploited the Jacksonville Cover 2 zone for a 73-yard touchdown reception. He went over 1,000 yards for the second straight season with his four-catch, 122-yard performance.
He wiped away the memories of last week's game being shut-down by the Patriots and Revis Island.
Pyro's take: TY Hilton has been a top five performer all season, and even though the long-ball is his bread and butter, he gets involved in intermediate and short routes as well. He is the better side of Torrey Smith, and should continue to play top five football through the season. Keep him in your line-up.
Ryan Mallet has a torn Pectoral muscle, and the injury will put him out for the season. According to Houston Texans beat reporter John McClain "Just left Texans dressing room and I'm told Mallett is out for rest of season."
Pyro's take: His audition is over, and will be a free-agent coming this summer. I dont see the Texans turning to rookie prospect Tom Savage until they are officially out of the playoffs. Which leaves Ryan Fitzpatrick as most likely starter.