Fantasy Football: It May be Time to Drop Case Keenum

By Dom DeCarlo
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Sometimes for a fantasy football “Cinderella”, midnight strikes without anyone knowing the reason why it happens. If there was ever a feel-good story in this NFL and fantasy football this season, it has to be that of Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum.

When Keenum came in for the struggling quarterback Matt Schaub, no one expected him to do what he did. In the second appearance of his career, Keenum lit up the Indianapolis Colts for 350 yards and three touchdowns. The waiver wire was going crazy with managers trying to add this new thing in the fantasy football world. Keenum continued to do well in the next game against the Arizona Cardinals, throwing for three more touchdowns.

Since that Week 10 matchup, Keenum has been very human in his stats. In his last two games, Keenum has not thrown for over 170 yards in either of his last two games and has only thrown for one touchdown total. I think the writing is on the wall for his fantasy football season.

Keenum is going to continue to get some playing time in the surprisingly bad Texans offense. It is either him or Schaub, and neither quarterback is the answer for now. For fantasy managers, there are better options such as Alex Smith or Ryan Fitzpatrick.

If you added Keenum to your fantasy football team and he helped you win some games, then great — he did exactly what you needed him to do. However, it is midnight on Case Keenum’s ball and if you are a smart fantasy manager, then you need to get off the carriage before it turns back into the pumpkin that you do not want on your roster.

Dom DeCarlo is a Fantasy blogger for Follow him @DomDecarlo1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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