Matt Schaub showed a couple seasons ago that he can indeed wing it around effectively, and the Houston Texans‘ investment at receiver this offseason could help them become a little more moderate in their run orientation this year.
(The following analysis is based on FantasyPros aggregate average draft position drawn from major websites. The first number in parenthesis is ADP overall in a non-PPR redraft format; the second is ADP by position. I am not saying these players will be terrible or amazing, just that I see them significantly outperforming or underperforming their fantasy value at the current ADP.)
Underrated: Andre Johnson (29, 9), DeAndre Hopkins (119, 45)
Houston finally went all-in on their commitment to finding a receiving threat opposite Johnson, selecting Hopkins with their top pick in April’s draft. The presence of each receiver should massively benefit both starters and help Johnson improve upon a 2012 campaign that was extremely productive down the stretch despite the lack of touchdowns. It’s reasonable to expect Johnson more than doubles his four-score anomaly last season.
Overrated: Arian Foster (3,3), Ben Tate (103, 37)
As injury news continues to creep out around Foster it makes it harder and harder to reference previous years in giving Foster top-five projections. Scuttlebutts about ailments haunt Foster during training camp every year and this quickly evaporaes in the regular season, but his declining yards per carry and daily injury updates are just all too much right now. Tate turned in a huge Week 3 last season but was rather disappointing elsewise, and this run offense may not be quite the starmaker of yesteryear.