Brian Hoyer's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 4

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer ISeptember 30, 2013

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Brian Hoyer #6 of the Cleveland Browns looks for a pass during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Don't look now, but none other than Brian Hoyer is making waves in fantasy football circles.

The fifth-year pro, who attempted 96 pass attempts in his career before his first start with the Cleveland Browns in Week 3, passed for 269 yards and two touchdowns against what was supposed to be a stingy Cincinnati Bengals pass defense on Sunday.

The Michigan State product has developed quite the rapport with tight end Jordan Cameron and receiver Josh Gordon already, making Cleveland forget about young quarterback Brandon Weeden. In ESPN standard leagues, he's posted 18 fantasy points in back-to-back weeks after Sunday's performance.

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) leaves the field after the Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals 17-6. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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It's hard to buy into Hoyer's success just yet, but crazier things have happened in the NFL. He has favorable matchups against the Green Bay Packers (Week 7), Baltimore Ravens (Week 8), Jacksonville Jaguars (Week 13) and Chicago Bears (Week 15) this season.

Right now, if somebody is willing to give you a reputable fantasy player in return for Hoyer, I would jump at the chance. It's unlikely that he'll continue to post such scintillating fantasy numbers, but if you have no other legitimate options at quarterback, you may as well ride the wave for now.