Fantasy football busts: QB - Week 9

by Cory J. Bonini on November 5, 2009 @ 12:00:00 PDT


In this article KFFL breaks down fantasy football busts of the week. Some high-level players will be included, because you need to know when is time to sit a player even though it may not seem appropriate. Primarily, however, we will address the midrange to low-end fantasy options that you rack your brain over each week. Read on to learn which of these players that you wouldn't want in your lineup.

Note: All statistics are from Week 5 to Week 8, unless otherwise noted.

Fantasy football busts: Quarterbacks

Matt Schaub, Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

    Matt Schaub, QB, Houston Texans
    Don't expect much from Schaub
  • Schaub lost his second best target for the season in tight end Owen Daniels (knee) last week. Daniels' top backup, James Casey (knee), is out approximately three weeks after suffering a meniscus injury in the same game.
  • The emerging passer is coming off his first multiple-interception game of the year, and he hasn't surpassed the 300-yard mark since Week 6 after doing so in four of his previous six games.
  • If history is any indication, Schaub could be mediocre this weekend. In his last meeting with the Colts, he threw for 236 yards and two picks versus one touchdown.
  • The Colts' pass defense is ranked fifth in the league against the quarterback position as of late. They have allowed 167.3 passing yards per game and only one total touchdown in the past month.
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • Cutler hasn't protected the football very well lately. He has thrown six picks to only three touchdowns since coming off his Week 5 bye. Defenses are likely starting to figure out this basic offense that is too predictable.
  • The Cardinals have been good against the position by allowing only 204.0 passing yards and a single offensive score per game in the last month (three games). They have recorded 2.3 sacks per contest in that time, too.
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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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