Schaub, Texans flip the script in Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m.
Posted By Michael Blunda

The Texans and QB Matt Schaub taught fantasy players a valuable lesson on Sunday: Don't read too much into one game.

After a season opener in which Houston committed fully to the ground game, running Arian Foster 33 times and passing on just 17 occasions, they went the exact opposite route in Week Two, giving Foster 19 carries while allowing Schaub to air it out 52 times in an overtime win at Washington.

So much can change from one week to the next in the NFL, which is why you should never put too much emphasis on any single contest. The Texans, for instance, have been known as a pass-happy team for years, so it was unlikely they were going to completely change their strategy in 2010. Yes, Foster is likely to get at least 20 touches each week, but unless Houston is builds a huge lead, it is still going to allow Schaub to throw like he did Sunday, when he had 497 yards yards, three TDs and one interception.

One of the more interesting things here for fantasy purposes is the re-emergence of WR Kevin Walter, who didn't do much last season but has become an important part of the offense again with TE Owen Daniels at less than full strength. Walter caught all 11 of the passes thrown to him Sunday for 144 yards and a score, and it looks like he could be a difference maker until Daniels is back to 100 percent.