Matt Schaub has been a valuable fantasy football quarterback in the past. He has recorded three 4,000-yard seasons throughout his career and threw a career-high 29 touchdowns back in 2009. However, after a disastrous 2013 season with the Houston Texans, the veteran was quickly forced out of town. Schaub now resides on the west coast and looks to be the front runner to take over the staring quarterback gig with the Oakland Raiders.
As mentioned above, Schaub has been a productive fantasy quarterback in his past. He has thrown 130 career touchdowns to compared to only 84 interceptions. Before his meltdown last season, Schaub was always a strong game manager and he could easily surprise people with a serviceable fantasy season. Schaub should have no problem winning the starting gig over the rest of the gunslingers in Oak-town and that alone gives him value as a backup quarterback this summer.
The veteran’s confidence is completely shot after his miserable 2013 campaign. Schaub finished the year with 10 touchdowns compared to an alarming 14 interceptions, including a pick-six in four straight contests. He had an overall QBR of 37.3 and a passer rating of 73, both of which are career-lows with Houston. It was so bad last season that Schaub had fans showing up at his house to throw insults at the struggling quarterback.
Oakland is were quarterbacks go to die, so fantasy fans shouldn’t expect anything close to a resurgent season from Schaub in 2014.
Schaub obviously won’t be worth drafting as a starter and the veteran is an emergency backup option only. He will likely be one of the last quarterbacks off the board this summer, so draft a relaible backup to make sure you don’t get stuck with the hot potato at the end of the draft.
Bye Week: 5
Projected Round: 18
Auction Value: $2