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Matt Schaub Injury: Updates on Texans Star's Week 11 Status and Fantasy Value

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 13:  Defensive tackle Brain Price #92 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sacks quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans as linebacker Geno Hayes #54 cleans up during the game at Raymond James Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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Eric BallFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2011

It looks like the Houston Texans will be preparing for life without QB Matt Schaub very soon.

He was magnificent in Sunday’s blowout over the Buccaneers, completing 11-of-15 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns. With the vaunted Texans running game currently the best in the league, the Texans have incredible balance.

Schaub hasn’t been asked to do as much this season as in the past, but it’s clearly working considering the Texans' 7-3 record heading into their bye week. He may be causing fits for fantasy owners with his inconsistent statistics, but I don’t think fans in Houston are too concerned about that.

Yet after the game everything wasn’t so rosy. Schaub injured his foot at some point late in the game on Sunday and the news isn’t good.


Update: Monday, Nov. 14th 5:00 p.m. ET

ESPN’s John Clayton was first to break the news that this is more than just a minor injury:

Are you ready for the Matt Leinart era, Houston?

There have yet to be any details released on the timetable for his return, but the Texans official website clues us in as to when the injury occurred:

Credit Schaub for gutting out the second half, but you have to wonder if he made his injury worse by playing in the second half of a blowout.


Fantasy Impact

Already reduced to a QB2 option, let’s hope you have another solid QB option to replace Schaub because depending on the severity of the injury…you may consider dropping him.

His fantasy impact has been below average this season as QBs like Andy Dalton are better options even before the injury.

Make sure to check back for further updates as soon as they become available.

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