Ladies and gentlemen, your NFL yardage, completions and TD leader: Matt Schaub. Schaub had a poor fantasy outing (25-for-34, 268 yards, 0 TDs, 2 INTs) in the Texans' resounding 31-10 win over the Bills in Week 7. This week, he has a tough matchup against the Indy's seventh-ranked pass defense. His task is even tougher now that his second-leading receiver, TE Owen Daniels is lost for the year. Nonetheless, based on performance, Schaub is a good start, a true No. 1 fantasy QB.
Ruh roh! Slaton has a terrible case of the dropsies. After coughing up his fifth fumble of the year against the Bills, Slaton got benched. All his replacement Ryan Moats did was rush for 126 yards on 23 carries with 3 TDs. That's more rushing TDs than Slaton has on the year. Dude might not get his job back. Not an advisable fantasy option until his new role becomes clearer.
Before last week, Ryan Moats' claim to fame was the infamous video of a power-hungry cop harassing him and his wife at a hospital. Well, the next chapter in Moatsy's career kicked off on Sunday against the Bills. He carried 23 times for 126 yards and 3 TDs after Steve Slaton got benched. Monitor the situation in practice this week, but if Moats is the starter, he becomes a No. 2 fantasy option against Indy's 17th-ranked run defense.
Despite leading the team in receptions and yards (6 for 63) against Buffalo, Johnson failed to go over 100 yards for the second consecutive game. That said, he is the NFL's leading receiver (697 yards) and is a must-start week in, week out, even against a tough Indy secondary.
Walter caught 4 passes for 29 yards against the Bills, his third consecutive 29-yard game. He is no more than a low-end No. 3 option, and that's only because of the offense's vast potential and the chance that he may see more balls with Daniels' injury. Because of that, he might not be a terrible bye-week replacement.
Oof ... What a punch in the junk suffered by the Texans when Owen Daniels tore his ACL against the Bills. Daniels had 40 catches for 519 yards and 5 TDs, statistically one of the top three TEs in the league. Dreessen may be a decent waiver wire pickup because of how much Schaub likes the TE, but see what he does against the Colts before you'd start him.
Brown was 3-for-3 against the Bills, one week after being true from 50 yards against the Niners in his only attempt. He's only 9-for-12 on the year, but is a decent fantasy option this week in the dome in what should be a high-scoring affair.
Ranking 16st in YPG and 15th in PPG, Houston is a mediocre unit that's shown a lot of improvement the last few weeks. They stifled the Bills, holding them to 10 points and 204 total yards. That said, they're a lousy fantasy option this week against the high-powered Colts.
The future first-ballot Hall of Famer failed to throw a TD against the Niners, the first time he hasn't thrown a TD since last November at Cleveland. He still threw for a lusty 347 yards and has thrown for under 300 yards only once this season. He's the best player in the league thus far -- and remains a must-start this and every other week.
Addai tied his highest total of carries on the season with 20 (for 62 yards) against the Niners with Donald Brown out with a shoulder ailment. He's gotten in the end zone five times this year and even threw a TD against San Fran. He's a No. 3 fantasy RB with Brown in the lineup, a No. 2 if he's not.
Ho-hum, 12 catches for 143 yards and 1 TD against the Niners. Yawn. Wayne's manner is impeccable, putting up great numbers despite hurting his groin. He's gotten into the end zone in all but 1 game and ranks second in yards, second in catches and tied for first in receiving touchdowns. Must-start, as ever.
‘Garcon! I'll have the filet of 4 catches for 53 yards against the Niners, please.' Lucky Pierre, made so much more valuable by his all-world QB, and injury to Colts No. 2 Anthony Gonzalez, had a decent week against San Fran. He's a No. 3 fantasy WR who could have a huge week any given Sunday but will scarcely be worth a roster spot the minute Anthony Gonzalez steps back on the field.
Collie didn't dog it on the way a 6 catch, 66 yard game against the Niners. He has the edge over Garcon now and is a No. 3 fantasy WR. He is a starting option because of this offense, though like Garcon, should see his value take a hit when Anthony Gonzalez comes back
With 8 catches for 99 yards against the Niners, Clark ‘The Shark' now has 46 receptions for 584 yards (both tops among TEs). He is a must-start each week, and perhaps the best fantasy TE in the league.
The Colts' D played very well against the Niners, limiting them to 14 points, sacking Alex Smith 4 times, picking him off once and forcing two fumbles. They are ranked first in the league in points allowed and 9th in YPG. They are a No. 1 fantasy option at DST, even against a good Texans offense.