Matt Schaub, QB, Raiders: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Matt Schaub, QB, Raiders

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #33 230.26 OAK Active 11 years 33 6'5 239 @MSchaub8

2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-in

Last updated on Jul-11-2014 by Larry Goldstein

Matt Schaub joins Raider nation after a nightmarish year that was painful to watch. The former Houston Texans QB posted a career-low quarterback rating (73.0), as well as ranking near the bottom of many other QB categories. Schaub struggled mightily with his confidence as evidenced by a NFL record four-game streak of giving up a pick-six. It was so bad that Schaub was benched in favor of Case Keenum at midseason when it became apparent that a season previously filled with Super Bowl aspirations was a lost cause. As the last man standing, the veteran QB started Week 17 and finished the season with a paltry 10 TDs and 14 INTs. Now sporting the silver and black, Schaub is looking to put 2013 well behind him and regain the form that placed him in the Pro Bowl twice and led the league in passing once (2009). While it's likely the Raiders will benefit from the quarterback's experience, the drafting of Derek Carr (the presumed quarterback of the Raiders' future) signifies that Schaub will need to regain his confidence to hold the starter's role for any great length of time. Also working against him is the fact that he is surrounded by a weaker supporting cast than those on the Texans. There is no Andre Johnson or Owen Daniels around to make tough catches. He will need to rely on an aging Maurice Jones-Drew and the perpetually injured Darren McFadden is a run-down version of Arian Foster in his prime. Schaub comes to camp as the starter, but watch closely to see if Carr make a push for competition. Whether it's Schaub or Carr under center, the Oakland QB position is a fantasy bye-week fill in at best and that's assuming the matchup is in their favor.

Latest Update

Jul-28-14 Raiders WR Rod Streater out due to concussion

The Raiders' receiving corps is quite shorthanded right now. The most notable absence is Rod Streater, who suffered a concussion during Sunday's practice. Wideouts Greg Little and Juron Criner are being bothered by hamstring injuries as well.

Fantasy Analysis:

Obviously, there's no timetable for Streater's return. Players recover from concussions at their own, unpredictable rate. There's little fantasy value here. Streater may be a PPR option for those in 16-team leagues, but Little and Criner can be ignored.
James Jones is the No. 1 WR by the East Bay, and he's being drafted as a WR5. That's what happens when Matt Schaub and rookie Derek Carr are your top two quarterbacks.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/28 - Raiders WR Rod Streater out due to concussion Injury
7/27 - Texans WR Andre Johnson looking forward to moving around formation
7/26 - Raiders QB Matt Schaub named the starter in Oakland
7/19 - Raiders would prefer QB Matt Schaub starts every game this season

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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
18.10 FFToolbox - Jamie Blackburn - This shows how deep QB is this season. While probably no longer a reliable starter in 12 teams leagues, to get Schaub as a backup in round 18 is very nice.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
16.08 Fantasy Sharks 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
18.09 FFToday 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
18.12 FantasySharks 
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