Head Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters in a press conference quarterback Matt Schaub is dealing with a "significant" foot injury, and will be out for at least Week 12. Matt Leinart will replace Schaub.
** Update ** - Kurt Turner - Schaub was told by team doctors he requires surgery to repair his his right Lisfranc joint. "Schaub is hoping 2nd opinion next wk will help him avoid surgery to repair Lisfranc joint in right foot."
Source: John McClain on Twitter
Fantasy Advice: No one for sure knows the severity or extended details beyond the term "significant" although Adam Schefter revealed he was told it was an injury of the "Lisfranc nature". The other rumor was a possible broken foot, either way, all you need to know is that he is out for Week 12, and probably a few more weeks afterwards. Matt Leinart never showed himself to be a reliable QB his first go around, but we also don't know if the guy has improved since then either. Right now, I would not downgrade Andre Johnson, but expect the Texans—an already run heavy team—to continue to feature the run as often as possible, which will actually keep Ben Tate's value in tact moving forward. If you are in a deeper league, you could possibly take a chance on Christian Ponder, or even Matt Moore.