Ask the Experts
Posted Nov. 24 at 04:32 AM
ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them:
Which former backup quarterback will have the most fantasy value the rest of the way?
Vince Young will rattle some cages, but Philly looks fried. Jake Locker has a big arm and will get his chances, but has no one to throw to. Avoiding KC QB situation is probably smart--unless it's Orton who ends up there. All things considered, I'm going to take a flyer though and go all in on Matt Leinart. He has AJ back, the other WRs have stepped up, plus he can hand off or screen it out to Foster, Tate, and Ward. Also the Texans have pretty easy schedule remaining including poor to mediocre division foes.
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A total crapshoot but we like the way Caleb Hanie looked when he was brought in against the Packers last year, he can make plays and the Bears have little else to rely on so he will have the starting role for the next 6 weeks with Cutler out. He can also rely on Forte who is playing extremely well.
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It's a fairly pathetic group of potential signal callers. They are hitting the field and the FF chances of those around them are hitting the skids. If I had to select one of them it would be Jake Locker. He ran around well and clearly has a huge arm, there are some decent weapons in Tennessee and the Titans schedule looks pretty juicy to me.
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We think both Matt Leinart and Caleb Hanie are fair additions. First on Leinart, and the QB we’d target in this question. He’s had basically four years to sit and learn since last starting in the NFL so we suspect he plays much better with more maturity and from that perspective. He also has a very good set of surrounding players and is locked in as the starter for the rest of the season with Matt Schaub on IR. A close second for us is Caleb Hanie. He almost led Chicago back versus Green Bay in the NFC Championship game last year and showed good poise and competitive drive. Trent Green, Kurt Warner and Jon Kitna have all had success under Mike Martz, although this team is clearly a run-first offense.
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Matt Leinart, HOU, who is not a rookie, just a top draft pick who lost his way and gets a second chance. He has the best RB in the NFL in Arian Foster (possibly two with Ben Tate). Andre Johnson should make his return from injury this week to join forces with TE Owen Daniels and did I mention a great defense and favorable schedule (well other than ATL and CIN, so 4 of 6 games). Look for 200 yards passing, 1 TD pass and one INT on average.
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I like Matt Leinart and was disappointed not to get him in my dynasty league. I know he flopped in Arizona, but in fairness, he flopped initially in comparison to Kurt Warner -- no shame in that -- and then lost out to Derek Anderson, which in retrospect was probably an error by the Cardinals. I don't think he'll be great, but he's in a good situation on a very good team in Houston, and I could see him having some success there the rest of the season. Also, blessed with a later deadline than the rest of the field, I'll mention Kyle Orton, who probably would have got some votes had him joining Kansas City occurred earlier in the week.
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