FFL: Offseason Notebook: Schaub trade

Updated: March 22, 2007, 1:14 PM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN.com
In a move that has been talked about for quite some time, the Falcons finally decided to send Matt Schaub to another team where he could become a starter. Atlanta has reportedly agreed in principle to send Schaub to the Houston Texans for what is believed to be a second-round draft choice and possibly other considerations.

Schaub has long been regarded as one of the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL, largely because of his solid play in preseason games. But Schaub has started only two games in three seasons and has never been asked to hold down a job for an extended period of time. In three NFL seasons, he has completed 84 of 161 attempts with six touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Schaub is tall, has a quick release and has good accuracy. He is confident and can throw well on the run, but he needs to sharpen his decision-making skills, and he doesn't have great arm strength. Schaub will eventually be an above-average fantasy starter. Initially, however, he will struggle to deliver consistently good fantasy numbers.

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