Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub will still be a reliable fantasy option even though his main target, wide receiver Andre Johnson, will be out in their Week 5 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Here are three reasons why Schaub will still be effective even without his No.1 target.
Matt Schaub still has one of his other favorite targets available in tight end Owen Daniels.
Daniels has started to emerge after a slow start and should see the bulk of the passes come his way in Week 5.
Look for Daniels in turn to also have a big game for fantasy owners in the process.
Foster will open up the passing lanes with his dominating run game, making for a much easier time getting the ball downfield for Schaub.
Raider's Poor Pass Defense
The Oakland Raiders' pass defense is ranked at No. 22, making it one of the worst in the NFL. That will set up Schaub for a big game..
With Arian Foster opening up the pass lanes, look for seldom-used receivers James Casey and Jacoby Jones to step up in the absence of Andre Johnson and put up solid enough numbers. The Texans won't miss the ailing Johnson.