Matt Schaub | QB | Houston Texans
Posted: 11/18/2013 11:50am et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Sunday, Nov. 17, that he has not yet decided who his starting quarterback will be in Week 12. QB Case Keenum started in Week 11 against the Oakland Raiders, but he was pulled and replaced by former starter QB Matt Schaub. 'We had a lot of things going on,' Kubiak said. 'We'll see.'
Huddle Up: Keenum wasn't playing particularly poorly when yanked, and the Houston crowd certainly was no fan of the move. Same for Andre Johnson, who had words with Schaub following the Texans' final failed drive. It's a situation fantasy owners need to monitor not just for Keenum's fantasy value but for what a change at QB might mean for AJ as well as Garrett Graham and DeAndre Hopkins.
Posted: 10/28/2013 12:34pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub has torn ligaments in his ankle, which he will attempt to play through. However, he may not be 'right' all season.
Huddle Up: Schaub wasn't playing particularly well prior to the injury, so don't be surprised if the Texans see just how far Case Keenum can take them.
Posted: 10/16/2013 11:31pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (ankle, foot) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.
Huddle Up: It's not looking good for Schaub to start on Sunday against a nasty Chiefs' defense. If he can't go, T.J. Yates will get the nod. Either way, it's a good week to own the Chiefs' defense.
Posted: 10/14/2013 6:40pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the team will decide on their starting quarterback later in the week because of the injury to QB Matt Schaub (ankle). Kubiak said the team will prepare QBs T.J. Yates and Case Keenum in case they need to play.
Huddle Up: This is bad news for Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. Keep an eye on Schaub's status throughout the week.
Posted: 10/9/2013 11:27am et
A source close to law enforcement told a local Houston radio show that police were contacted by the NFL after fans approached Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub at his home and berated him for his recent poor play. No arrests were made. 'A fan went to his house and told him off,' the source said. The fans left on their own accord before police could respond.
Huddle Up: Even the most ardent fantasy owners should know that this crosses the line. 'Nuff said.
Posted: 10/7/2013 9:08pm et
After stating that Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub would remain as the team's starting quarterback after another shaky performance in the Week 5 loss to the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Oct. 6, head coach Gary Kubiak didn't seem as sure Monday, Oct. 7, during his press conference. 'He is,' Kubiak said, 'but I'm in the evaluation process.' Kubiak declined to say that Schaub would start in Week 6 against the St. Louis Rams. Schaub was benched in Week 5 and has now thrown an interception returned for a touchdown in four straight weeks.
Huddle Up: With 9 picks in 5 games, Schaub is on pace to shatter his career high in interceptions and his poor play is dragging down the Texans' once-potent offense and has played a major role in the team's 3 straight losses after a 2-0 start. However, the team's other options are T.J. Yates and Case Keenum so this is far from an easy decision for Kubiak.
Posted: 10/7/2013 10:50am et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said QB Matt Schaub remains the starter.
Huddle Up: Schaub is in a serious funk right now, having thrown a pick-six in four straight games. He was benched Sunday night for T.J. Yates, but sounds like Kubiak will go back to Schaub for the Texans' Week 6 home game against the Rams.
Posted: 9/30/2013 10:29pm et
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is being supportive of QB Matt Schaub after the team's disappointing loss in Week 4 to the Seattle Seahawks in which he threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown for the third straight week. 'I don't see a lack of confidence,' Kubiak said a day later. 'I see some poor decision-making situations. Something that he has to handle and something that we can help him handle.' Schaub had 355 yards and two touchdowns but also threw two interceptions.
Huddle Up: Schaub was certainly has been better in fantasy than reality, and there's nothing like a vote of confidence. Schaub also doesn't have an ideal matchup to get well, either, as the Texans visit the 49ers in Week 5 on Sunday Night Football.
Posted: 7/16/2013 1:48pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub is in great shape and had a great offseason, according to quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell.
Huddle Up: Schaub played a full season and eclipsed 4,000 passing yard for the 3rd time as a pro, but still only ranked 20th among fantasy QBs (Huddle Performance). The Texans remain a run-first team with Arian Foster, and even if Schaub's stats do see modest improvements, he's still a No. 2 QB/bye week fill-in at best.
Posted: 2/10/2013 1:01pm et
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he believes the foot injury QB Matt Schaub suffered during the 2011 season may have affected his play this season. 'I think that the injury he had did slow him down some,' McNair said. 'He was probably in the back of his mind a little concerned about reinjuring his foot, and we certainly didn't want to see that happen. He's gonna work hard in the offseason on improving his foot speed, and I think that will happen.'
Huddle Up: Any way it's sliced, 2013 will be a big year for Schaub, who finished in tie for 18th among fantasy QBs (Huddle Performance) and didn't win over many skeptics with his play during the Texans' spotty 2012 homestretch.
Posted: 1/24/2013 12:30pm et
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub said he is aware he is being criticized for his play, but that it is not his nature to worry about that sort of thing. Schaub also said he believes he can still get the Texans to the Super Bowl. Schaub said they have all the right players, coaches, and systems to win.
Huddle Up: Schaub hasn't been getting it done fantasy-wise (ranking in a tie for 18th among QBs this past season) or in the postseason (1 career playoff win), so he can expect the doubts, scrutiny and criticism to continue until he can flip the perception on at least one front.