Fantasy Football Profile: Matt Schaub
Hopefully Matt Schaub can hit his WRs this year like he can hit golf spectators. Kidding aside, it’s a big year for the former Virginia star. Sage Rosenfels moved onto Minnesota, most likely to backup Brett Favre, so Houston needs Schaub to stay healthy. He has missed five games in each of the past two seasons with various injuries. He averaged 276.6 yards per game last year with 1.36 TDs, which translates into 4426 yards and 22 TDs in a full season. He has plenty of weapons in Andre Johnson, who is one of the premier WRs in th game, Kevin Walter who quietly has back-to-back 800 yard seasons, TE Owen Daniels, and gifted RB Steve Slaton. Now he just needs to stay on the field.
His early schedule is fairly difficult, but he has a nice back-to-back block in Weeks 5 & 6 against Arizona and Cincinnati. His fantasy playoff schedule is decent as he faces Seattle, St. Louis & Miami. Weather should not play a factor.
Schaub is best served as a backup QB and with his matchups in Week 5 & 6 would be a nice compliment to Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, or Philip Rivers who have byes in Week 5 or Tony Romo or Peyton Manning who have byes in Week 6. Chicago plays Baltimore and Green Bay plays Pittsburgh in Week 15 so I strongly urge Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers owners to try and grab Schaub. He’ll likely be selected in the 9th-12th round depending on league specifics. I’m predicting 3400 yards and 20 TDs. I think he’ll miss at least one game.