Last season Johnson missed three games due to injury and Schaub was productive in each game without him. In a week four matchup versus the Oakland Raiders, Schaub totaled 192 yards and two TDs. In week 16 he had 310 yards, one TD and one INT. Finally in week 17 he had 253 yards and a TD, making his average performance in those three games 251 yards and a TD. While those numbers won’t exactly set the world on fire, they are solid, and mean you don’t have to scrounge the waiver wire like a junkie digging through the dumpster in your apartment complex at 4 AM for a decent meal, i.e. Andy Dalton.
The Raiders rank 22nd in the NFL in passing defense, which is good for Schaub owners. And now that Arian Foster is apparently healthy, you’d have to assume he will carry the ball 20-25 times, which should also open thing sup for Schaub.
After being a complete non-factor last week on the heels of his five catch, 126 yard, one TD game the previous week, can James Casey swoop in and produce for fantasy owners? Even after the awful week, he’s third in both receptions and receiving yards for the Texans. Someone will have to pick up the slack and it can’t just be Owen Daniels by himself.