Fantasy Football QB Matt Schaub: Start Him or Sit Him Week 11?

By scotthelwig
Mike Dinovo-USPresswire

When you look at the Houston Texans record of 8-1 and their points-per-game average of 27.8, you would assume that their quarterback has to be pretty good, right? Well ask any Matt Schaub owner how he’s been doing this year and you might get a different answer.

He’s only had one game to write home about. Week 3 against the Denver Broncos, Schaub looked like a top QB, throwing for 290 yards, four touchdowns and one interception in a 31-25 victory. Beyond that game, Schaub hasn’t been doing too much for fantasy owners with a pedestrian 217.6 passing yards per game.

We all knew Week 10 was going to be a tough matchup for Schaub and perhaps a week in which you would put him on the bench. And those who did sit him, probably ended up pretty happy with their choice. For those who had to start Schaub, hopefully his low numbers didn’t cost you a win: 95 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception is all Schaub could get against one of the league’s top defenses, numbers that gave him his lowest QB rating on the year at 42.9.

The Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars seems to be a must start for Schaub’s fantasy owners. The Jaguars are last in the league in sacks with 10, they only have five interceptions on the year and they are giving up an average of 251 passing yards per game. One interesting stat in their favor is that they are one of only six teams to have given up single-digit passing touchdowns (nine) so far this season. While this stat is interesting, it’s not enough to persuade me or other Schaub owners to sit him. It’s a safe bet that Schaub will have one of his better games of the year this week, and all Schaub owners can sit back and watch the show. It’s fantasy playoff push time and we need this guy to show up week in and week out, and that’s going to start this Sunday.

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