Draft Zone: 24th Ranked Quarterback– Texans Matt Schaub

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Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has a composite ranking as the 24th best quarterback in this year’s draft with an Average Draft Position (ADP) of around 154. That would leave him available in the 13th round of the draft in most 12 team leagues.

This makes Schaub one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the game.  Schaub has passed for 4,000-plus yards, and 20-plus touchdowns in three of the past four seasons.  In 2011, the one year when Schaub did not eclipse these totals; he was well on his way to his best year ever before suffering a season ending foot injury in the 10th game of the season.

Prior to the injury, Schaub had thrown for 2,479 yards and 15 touchdowns. ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski recently rated Schaub as the #9 quarterback in all of football.

The one thing that keeps Schaub from being a top tier fantasy QB is his lack of touchdowns. While Schaub will throw for 200+ yards in every game, he is not a threat to throw 30+ touchdowns.

However, consistency is the key for Schaub; he will rarely have a poor game and can explode like he did twice last year, racking up 25 and 37 fantasy points in two games. This makes Schaub a top-end backup in 10 team leagues and a solid starter in 12 and 16 team leagues.

 

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