Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Sunday, October 03 | 4:05 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Texans 24, Raiders 20
240 pass yards, 1 pass TDThe Raiders are third in the league against the pass, and Schaub did not fare well in Week 3 with a slowed Andre Johnson. Don't expect a big performance from him this week.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 2 rush TDFoster has not found the end zone since Week 1, but he is putting up big yardage numbenrs in a consistent basis and should play a key role against the Raiders. Get him in your lineup.
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 30 rush yardsSlaton is nothing more than a complementary back at this point, so don't expect any fantasy-worthy production from him.
5 rec, 60 yards, 1 TDJohnson aggravated his ankle injury in Week 3 and may be limited this week. Against a corner the caliber of Nnamdi Asomugha, that could spell trouble. Johnson deserves a start if active.
4 rec, 70 yardsWalter has scored in each game this season, and though he has only posted big yardage in one contest, he could be counted on to do a bit more in Week 4 if Andre Johnson is out, or limited, with his anke injury.
3 rec, 50 yardsMatt Schaub loves throwing to Jones, so he could be a sneaky option this week if Andre Johnson (ankle) is limited or out.
3 rec, 30 yardsDaniels has been quiet this year, but he could have a breakout game against the Raider linebackers, who are better against the run than they are at stopping the pass.
3 PATs, 1 FGThe Texans should be able to move the ball against the Raiders, so Rackers should have several opportunities for points.
1 sackThe Raiders' offense is not great, but they have looked much better since Bruce Gradkowski took over. Plus, the Texans are still last in the league in pass defense. Go in a different direction this week.
175 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INTGradkowksi put up decent fantasy numbers in his first start of the season, and the fact he had the team in position to win means he will likely remain the starter. Gradkowski is a viable QB2 option this week against a struggling Houston secondary.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 80 rush yards, 1 rush TDMcFadden has racked up well over 100 total yards in each of the Raiders' first three games. He will remain the starter despite Michael Bush's return and should have another strong effort in Week 4.
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 30 rush yardsBush returned to action in Week 3, but he received just three carries. Expect him to continue playing a secondary role for the time being with Darren McFadden putting up big numbers.
5 rec, 60 yards, 1 TDThe Raiders' passing game has actually shown a pulse since Bruce Gradkowski took over at quarterback, and Murphy has been his top target. Murphy has a very favorable matchup against the Texans' 32nd-ranked pass defense this week.
3 rec, 30 yardsHeyward-Bey's value is a bit higher this week given his matchup against a weak Houston pass defense, but he should still only be used in deeper leagues until he becomes a consistent threat.
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1 rec, 15 yardsHiggins has caught just one pass through three games. Look elsewhere.
4 rec, 40 yardsMiller found the end zone for the first time this season in Week 3, and as one of the Raiders' top receiving options, he should be counted on for another strong week with the Texans on the schedule.
2 PATs, 2 FGsJanikowski should be able to reach double figures for the third straight week given the struggles of the Texans' defense and the possibility of a shootout.
2 sacks, 1 FumbleThe Texans have added a running threat to their high-octane passing game, so avoid using the Raiders defense this week.
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