Matt Schaub remains the backup quarterback to Matt Ryan in Atlanta. His last game with 20-plus Fantasy points came in 2013. Until he finds playing time and does well with it, Schaub shouldn't be on your Fantasy radar.
Schaub completed all nine of his pass attempts in a 17-0 loss to the Jets on Friday, closing the night with 54 yards through the air. The wily Schaub was able to get the ball in the hands of his playmakers, but didn't necessarily provide them with space to maneuver in the open field. Schaub averaged six yards per attempt in his first action of the season, well short of the league average for starting quarterbacks from last year (7.1) as well as his personal career average of 7.6 yards per attempt. Fellow Virginia Wahoo Kurt Benkert didn't exactly set the world on fire in his pro debut (nine completions on 17 attempts, 125 yards and one interception), so Schaub remains firmly entrenched as the No. 2 quarterback heading into the second week of preseason action.
Schaub signed a two-year, $9 million contract with Atlanta on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Schaub returned to the Falcons last season after beginning his career as a backup with the team in 2004. He provides the team with a quality veteran option behind reigning MVP Matt Ryan.
Schaub completed eight of 12 passes for 78 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Browns. Schaub completed 10 of 15 passes for 179 yards in the first preseason game, and while Thursday's performance was far less impressive, there's been no indication he's facing any real pressure for the No. 2 quarterback job. Starter Matt Ryan hasn't missed a game since 2009.
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 (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.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/23||New Orleans Saints||18||19.06|
|6||10/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||18.56|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||32||22.88|
|12||11/23||@New Orleans Saints||18||19.06|
|14||12/09||@Green Bay Packers||31||22.06|
|17||12/30||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||18.56|
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