Raiders want Matt Schaub to start every game

Raiders want Matt Schaub to start every game

The Raiders' passing offense hasn't been anything to brag about for many years. Hopefully Matt Schaub can turn that around in the short-term while the Raiders groom rookie QB Derek Carr for the long-term.

The Raiders hope that their future is rookie quarterback Derek Carr. They also hope they don't need the future to arrive until after 2014. Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area wrote Friday that while Carr has developed so quickly that his play has forced coaches to give him more practice reps, the team would prefer to have Carr sit and learn while Matt Schaub gets 16 starts this season.

"Head coach Dennis Allen is supremely confident in Schaub's ability to rebound, especially after an offseason program where he showed tremendous football IQ and trademark accuracy," Bair wrote.

Fantasy Analysis

Allen is very confident in Schaub. A little too confident. This sounds all well and good, but can Schaub really play well enough to keep his job? If he begins to struggle like he did last year in Houston, the calls for Carr from Raider Nation will be loud, and that's already a rowdy bunch. For fantasy purposes, neither player is worth a pick in redraft leagues. And no Raiders wide receiver, including James Jones, is anything more than a WR5. The Raiders have had just one 900-yard receiver since 2005: Darrius Heyward-Bey in 2011.

Source: Scott Bair via CSN Bay Area

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