Case Keenum is the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans. Keenum is being named the starter against the Kansas City Chiefs after Matt Schaub went down with an ankle and foot injury. According to a report from ESPN on Thursday (Oct. 17), it was head coach Gary Kubiak who finally ruled out Schaub for the Week 7 game.
It's an interesting choice for the franchise, as T.J. Yates had been serving as the backup and had seen some time recently. On the season he had completed 68.2 percent of his passes, but he had no touchdowns and two interceptions to his credit. That resume apparently wasn't good enough for the coaching staff, as the third-string guy is passing him up in the rotation now. It will mean that Yates stays in the backup role against the Chiefs.
Deciding to go with Case Keenum as the starting quarterback almost seems like an act of desperation from the Houston Texans. He isn't a viable option in fantasy football leagues, but he does give owners holding on to the Kansas City Chiefs defense the hope that another interception return for a touchdown is coming. The Week 7 game is at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday (Oct. 20) and it is taking place in Kansas City.
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