Case Keenum, QB, Texans
2013 Outlook:Last updated on Nov-05-2013 by Ben Standig
There are different levels of fantasy backups. For those shutout of the Terrelle Pryor-Nick Foles-Jake Locker tier, Keenum is one to target. First, it's the most obvious comment possible, but obviously he and Andre Johnson now have a connection. Johnson had zero touchdowns entering Week 9, He has three entering Week 10 with oodles of more receiving yards as well. Keenum doesn't have the most enticing Week 10 matchup against a stout Cardinals pass defense that just smothered Matt Ryan, but they allowed five touchdown passes over the previous two games. Going forward, Keenum faces Jacksonville twice and an Oakland defense that allowed seven TDP to Foles. The injuries to Arian Foster and Ben Tate limit play action chances, but also make it unlikely Houston goes with a run-dominant approach. For those suddenly in a QBBC scenario, the spunky rookie with zero interceptions on the season and a Pro Bowl wide out is a worthy part of the mix.
FOX Sports Jay Glazer tweeted this Friday morning:
"Texans assistants have been informed by Coach (Gary) Kubiak that he has been fired. Coach told them he loves them but has been let go."
Kubiak has been Houston's head coach since 2006 and, prior to today, had been presiding over a team that had lost 11 consecutive games. The Texans' 2-11 record is the worst in the NFL. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will serve as interim head coach.
A very tough year for Kubiak on and off the field ends in the way most thought it would, however maybe not during the season. It's hard to remember that the Texans were 11-1 last year. Then they lost 42-14 to the Patriots on Monday Night Football, and they have gone 4-14 since. The quarterback position led the downfall, and you have to assume the Texans will be looking to upgrade there in the draft. However, Matt Schaub is under contract through 2016 after signing a five-year, $66 million deal in September of last year.
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