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Matt Schaub | QB | Oakland Raiders
Posted: 3/21/2014 8:32pm et
The Oakland Raiders acquired QB Matt Schaub (Texans) Friday, March 26, in exchange for a 6th round draft pick. Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he believes Schaub could be the team's starting quarterback for more than one or two seasons.
Huddle Up: At minimum Schaub gives the Raiders flexibility if they don't like their quarterback options early in Round 1, or if they'd prefer to go another direction with that pick. Ideally he'll be a short-term solution/mentor for an incoming rookie, but if the Raiders opt to go with a pocket passer instead of a runner like Terrelle Pryor he could be a two-year option.

Posted: 3/21/2014 12:28pm et
The Oakland Raiders are expected to send a late-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft to the Houston Texans for QB Matt Schaub. Schaub will likely compete with Terrelle Pryor for the starting job in camp. Pryor has been slow to develop and enters his third, and likely, make-or-break season with the club. Schaub will have to perform well to hold him off.
Huddle Up: It's a curious combo for the Raiders, the statue-like pocket passer Schaub and the run-first quarterback Pryor. Maybe Schaub will be asked to help mentor an early 2014 draft pick, or maybe the Raiders truly believe he has something left in the tank.

Posted: 1/27/2014 3:57pm et
The Oakland Raiders could show interest in Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub if he is released by the Texans this offseason.
Huddle Up: Unlikely that the Texans keep Schaub around, and the Raiders have a definite need for an upgrade at quarterback. Whether Schaub is actually an upgrade, of course, remains to be seen.

Posted: 1/11/2014 12:55pm et
The Buffalo Bills could show interest in Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub if he is released by the Texans this offseason. The Bills are expected to add a veteran quarterback this offseason to be a backup quarterback.
Huddle Up: With a new regime in Houston Schaub is unlikely to stick around. And the Bills have plenty of youth at the quarterback position, so a veteran backup would be a nice addition.

Posted: 12/23/2013 11:54pm et
Houston Texans interim head coach Wade Phillips said QB Case Keenum (thumb) has not been ruled out for Week 17 and will be evaluated during practice this week. Phillips indicated QB T.J. Yates could start over QB Matt Schaub if Keenum is not able to play.
Huddle Up: Making his first start Sunday since Week 6, Schaub was an ugly 18-of-37 for 176 yards, a TD and 2 interceptions in the loss to the Broncos, and the Texans have nothing to lose -- aside from a 14th straight game -- by going with Yates in the finale. Fantasy owners are advised to steer clear of whoever gets the call, though.

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.