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2011 Fantasy Football Week 5 Start/Sit

Let's check out the five most interesting fantasy plays from the Houston Texans this week...

Matt Schaub, QB: Is it possible that Schaub is underrated? No one talks about him being an elite quarterback, but he's sure put up good numbers this season. Fantasy-wise, he's got half as many points as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, but has only thrown three interceptions. The Texans could rely more on the run with Andre Johnson's injury, but Schaub will still be there guiding the offense. 250 yards and a pair of touchdowns are pretty likely.

Andre Johnson, WR: You know about the hamstring injury, which should keep Dre out for the next two weeks. So, plan to keep him on your bench at least that long.

Owen Daniels, TE: Though numberFire is saying that Daniels should be the third-highest scoring tight end this week, Oakland is giving up the 29th most points to TEs this season. Daniels has been an increasingly big part of the Texans passing game and has shown no decrease in ability from his knee injury. The thing I'm worried about is he hasn't had a huge game like he did pre-injury yet. That's not to say he won't, but until you see it...

James Casey, TE: I know, I know, Casey isn't the best pick to start this week, but if the first four weeks are any indication, he could be a big part of the offense with Andre Johnson out.  The Texans figure out how to get him the ball in many creative ways, so all it will take is a few more targets for him to be a viable fantasy option at your flex position. 

Houston D/ST: For all the problems with Oakland's defense, their offense has given teams plenty of problems. With Darren McFadden as the leading point-getter at running back, the Texans defense could face the best rushing attack of the season. Oakland is giving up the 29th-most points to fantasy defenses and according to numberFire, the Texan defense is projected for 6.7 points this week.

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