Matt Schaub is expected to work as the Falcons backup quarterback, reunited with Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta. With 20 interceptions over his last three seasons, Fantasy owners are hoping for a nice, healthy year for Matt Ryan.
The Falcons have signed Schaub, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The veteran QB will thus reunite with Kyle Shanahan, who he worked with while both were with Houston, with Schaub now slated to serve as Matt Ryan's backup in 2016.
Schaub said he does not plan to retire, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. The 34-year-old Schaub only had a one-year contract with the Ravens and probably didn't do enough to earn another look. He should still get an opportunity with another organization, but he'll be a long shot to make a final roster, which could eventually lead to his retirement.
Schaub (chest) is not listed on the Ravens' Week 16 injury report. That said, the Ravens' official site relays that coach John Harbaugh isn't inclined to tip his hand with regard to the team's starter at QB for Sunday's game against the Steelers. On hat front, the 4-10 Ravens' options are Schaub, Jimmy Clausen -- who has started the team's last two games -- and Ryan Mallett, a newcomer who could get an on-field audition before the close of the season.
Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun relays that Jimmy Clausen worked with the Ravens' starters in warmups Sunday, while Schaub (chest) worked with the backups, so it looks like Clausen is in line for his second straight start. Though the Ravens haven't made such an assignment official, the signs point to Clausen getting the starting nod against the red-hot Chiefs on Sunday.
Schaub (chest) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Baltimore Sun reports. That said, it's still unclear whether Schaub or Jimmy Clausen will start the contest, though the report notes that "if their workload in pregame warmups are any indication, Clausen getting the bulk of the throws means he'll likely start for a second straight week." That nugget, along with a tough matchup, should be enough to discourage fantasy owners from rolling with Schaub this week.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||25||22.06|
|3||09/27||@New Orleans Saints||33||29.31|
|7||10/23||San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||15||19.78|
|9||11/04||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||25||22.06|
|13||12/04||Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|14||12/11||@Los Angeles Rams||10||18.56|
|15||12/18||San Francisco 49ers||7||18.06|
|17||01/01||New Orleans Saints||33||29.31|
|3 Year Avg||61.7||969||4||7||11||0||56|