It may be difficult to feel sorry for the 7-3, first-place Houston Texans, but they are snake-bitten.
Houston started the 2011 NFL season missing running back Arian Foster. Then, stud wide receiver Andre Johnson went down in Week 4. In Week 5, the Texans lost Mario Williams for the season to a torn pectoral muscle.
During a Week 10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, quarterback Matt Schaub went down with a foot injury. While the Texans are holding out hope for his return, some reports have Schaub out for the season.
All sources agree that Matt Schaub will not play in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Replacing Schaub will be Matt Leinart, who has had a disappointing career since being drafted 10th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
Leinart’s play will have a significant impact on the Houston Texans' season, but it will also have three major effects on fantasy football leagues.