Houston Texans – 27, Jacksonville Jaguars – 7
This game mostly played out exactly as most fantasy prognosticators predicted, which meant lots of running for the Texans, and not much Matt Schaub (192 total yards) passing. Because the Texans are now a run first and good defense type of team, it’s hard to count on Schaub as anything more than a backup fantasy QB.
Hopefully you knew better than to trust Blaine Gabbert (58 total yards, 1 TD) based on his seemingly solid Week 1. Gabbert went right back to 2011, throwing for 53 yards before exiting with an injury in the second half. If you’re counting on any part of the Jaguars passing game, may whatever deity you believe in have mercy on your soul.
Owen Daniels (6-47) led the way in a low passing day, and Andre Johnson (3-21) was pretty much non-existent. There will be better days ahead for both players, but remember because of the Texans more run-heavy offense, these types of days are possibilities.
Jaguars receivers? Nothing to see here, move along.
With the way the Texans run the ball, not only is Arian Foster (28 car., 110 yards, 1 TD; 6 rec., 37 yards) still the best back in the business, but you have to consider starting Ben Tate (12 car., 74 yards, 2 TDs; 4 rec., 23 yards) as at least a flex player. Foster will get the yards, but Tate will do his best Marion Barber imitation and salt games away that have gotten out of hand.
Once again, only Maurice Jones-Drew (12 car., 60 yards; 3 rec., 7 yards, 1 TD) had any value for the Jaguars. Expect this to continue all year long. Some things change, but the Jaguars stay the same.