Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | QB
2013 Experience: 10th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: With the addition of DeAndre Hopkins in the first round of the draft, the Texans finally have a legit receiver to start opposite Andre Johnson. This will help Schaub but we should expect the offense to be a run-first approach with Arian Foster in his prime.
Unless the defense falls apart (unlikely) like we saw in late November last year, Schaub is nothing more than a QB2 on your roster. His starting job should be safe on the team, as Houston didn’t do anything in the draft to push him, so he’s a viable backup, if you plan on carrying on your team.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Matt Schaub here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
A Lisfranc fracture cut Matt Schaub’s season short at only ten games last year, but it appears he’s on schedule to be the starting quarterback week one. This seems believable to me because if the Texans were really concerned about Schaub, they could’ve re-signed Matt Leinart for added insurance.
While Schaub still holds fantasy value, his days of playing in a pass heavy offense are long behind him as the Texans have transitioned to one of the better running teams. Not only can they run the football, but their defense is actually one of the better groups in the league finishing no lower than 4th overall in pass defense, run defense, points per game and total yards, a year ago.
In the early days of Schaub running this offense, you could count on the Texans having one of the worst pass defenses in football, and an average running game, forcing the game scripts to lean on Schaub’s arm. His days of being a top ten fantasy quarterback are over but for those of you in leagues that penalize interceptions by negative two points, he should see a reduction in this area, because of the structure he will play in.
This basically means he won’t be in as many come from behind games, nor many third and long situations. Currently, Schaub is going as the 13th quarterback overall on Fantasy Football Calculator, and I believe he’s lower than this ranking. Look to Schaub as a late round backup, who’s worthy of going to in a pinch.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Matt Schaub was expected to build off of his impressive 2009 season but instead Arian Foster came along and took away key touchdowns. If you look at Schaub that was basically his downfall as his 273.1 yards passing per game and health were solid throughout the season.
It wasn’t all Foster that was the reason for Schaub’s demise as Andre Johnson battled an ankle injury all season and Owen Daniels was clearly not the same tight end as he was pre-knee injury in 2009. While Schaub is still worth a look as a starting quarterback in ten team leagues this season it would be wise to have a respectable option waiting in the wings (think Matthew Stafford or Big Ben) as an option if Foster should continue his fantasy dominance.
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Last season Matt Schaub finally put together a full, healthy fantasy line of production. With Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels and emerging receiver Jacoby Jones, Schaub should have another fine season in 2010.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Matt Schaub needed to show fantasy owners, he could take the next step and put together a strong, full season. In 2009, Schaub did just that as he played all sixteen games, threw for 29 touchdowns and 4,770 yards passing.
This was the kind of breakout performance that made us feel good about pumping him up throughout last offseason as an up and coming stud quarterback.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: We’ve known for awhile now that the Texans are a pass heavy offense and that won’t change in 2010. The Texans’ defense is going to be shaky in the secondary as they lost top corner back Dunta Robinson in free agency and linebacker Brian Cushing is out the first month because of suspension.
As the Texans give up the points on defense their offense will have to score into the thirty’s to win football games and that means high offensive production. At the center of this output is Schaub as he has a good group of pass catchers to throw the football too.
Look for Schaub to have another strong season as long as he’s not on the sidelines with an injury.
– Touchdown Maker
– Could He Throw For 5,000 Yards?
– Top Receiver In Football
– Heavy Pass First Offense
– Plays In A Dome
– Has Only Put Together One Full Healthy Season