The most underrated quarterback in the league is the Texans seven-year veteran Matt Schaub.
When analysts argue about the elite quartbacks in the league discussing Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, and even Aaron Rodgers they never even hint in Schaub’s direction.
Schaub lead the league in passing yards last year with a staggering 4,770 yards from scrimmage. He threw for 29 touchdowns.
He was overlooked in Pro Bowl voting, but squeaked in because Peyton Manning had a Super Bowl appearance the following week. Nevertheless, it was Schaub who hoisted the MVP trophy at the end of the Pro Bowl.
The question with Schaub has always been durability.
However, in 2010, he showed us some real toughness. Returning to the game after suffering a dislocated shoulder during the Week 13 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. This gained him the respect of his teammates.
The first 12 games of the season, he was put on the turf 23 times. During the four remaining games following his return in Jacksonville, he was only sacked two times.
His offensive line began to fight to keep him upright. Strange what a little bit of grit, and commitment can do to rally men together.
If he can carry the level of respect, and leadership he earned that day in Jacksonville throughout the 2010 season, expect him to be a solid value pick for your fantasy draft.
280.50 Fantasy Points in 2009—251.18 Projected for 2010