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14 Oct 2010

Week 6 - Schaub vs Orton?

Start Matt Schaub or Kyle Orton in week 6?

Schaub gets the upstart, but underrated Chiefs in his matchup, and the Texans seem to be more of a running team this year.

Orton, on the other hand, draws the Jets, who despite having Revis, DVOA suggests they are below average vs the pass, but dominant vs the run.
Quandry...

Posted by: TheMike on 14 Oct 2010

4 replies , Last at 17 Oct 2010, 2:02am by uclaeddie

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Re: Week 6 - Schaub vs Orton?
by socctty :: Thu, 10/14/2010 - 8:37pm

I see them putting up similar numbers myself. 250 yards and 2 TDs type of stuff.

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Re: Week 6 - Schaub vs Orton?
by madesq :: Fri, 10/15/2010 - 5:36pm

I'm in the same boat and decided to go with Orton. Jets D hasn't been as good against the pass this year, and Orton has been pretty consistent putting up good numbers, while Schaub has been inconsistent this year.

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Re: Week 6 - Schaub vs Orton?
by apollos :: Sat, 10/16/2010 - 5:57pm

As crazy as this would have sounded even 2 months ago... I think this is clearly Orton until he flops. He has earned 'start until given a reason not to' status while Schaub is becoming the other way... 'sit until he proves Texas can throw' status.

The nice thing about Orton right now is that he throws a ton when they are doing well, since they lack a running game, and he throws a ton when they are losing because they have to. It's a win-win for a fantasy QB.

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Re: Week 6 - Schaub vs Orton?
by uclaeddie :: Sun, 10/17/2010 - 2:02am

You cant trust Schaub! go with orton!

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