Heading into Week 7 of the 2013 NFL season, two quarterbacks have emerged as the new starters for their teams and potential fantasy stars in the making.
After another week filled with disaster for longtime starter Matt Schaub, the Houston Texans have decided to go with Houston standout Case Keenum as the starter for Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs according to Tania Gangull of ESPN.com:
Looking for a spark, the Houston Texans have turned to a hometown hero.
Case Keenum will start at quarterback Sunday against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs. The Texans (2-4) have lost four in a row.
With Schaub dealing with an ankle injury and simply not cutting it under center for the Texans this season, it comes as no surprise that head coach Gary Kubiak, who could very well be on the hot seat, chose to go with another option at quarterback. The biggest surprise was Keenum leaping ahead of T.J. Yates on the depth chart, but Yates’ performance last week was enough to convince Kubiak to make the move.
Unfortunately for Keenum, the Texans will be facing off against the Chiefs on Sunday. Kansas City is currently undefeated at 6-0 and one of the main reasons for their success has been their play defensively. Keenum could be in for a long day going up against Justin Houston and Eric Berry at Arrowhead Stadium.
Although picking up and starting Keenum in Week 7 is risky, it may be worth it for this week and potentially the rest of the season. Keenum will have Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins at his disposal. So, the weapons are there.
Another quarterback that showed up on the fantasy football radar heading into Week 7 is Josh Freeman. The Minnesota Vikings decided to roll the dice on Freeman after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers parted ways with the trouble quarterback. Minnesota may have come away with a steal if the veteran can come into his own with Greg Jennings and Adrian Peterson.
Freeman will get the start on Monday Night Football on the road against the winless New York Giants. Although a risk, much like Keenum, Freeman might be another quarterback that could fly under the radar and turn into a fantasy stud with a new team.