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Case Keenum named starter for Week 12, remains risky fantasy option

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The Texans were quick to name Case Keenum the starter after he got benched for Matt Schaub on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed that quarterback Case Keenum will be the starter in next week's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kubiak stated that he has "total confidence" in Keenum despite benching him on Sunday.

Kubiak made one of the most puzzling decisions of Week 11, yanking Keenum for Matt Schaub in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders. The move was met with a chorus of boos in Reliant Staduim. Schaub failed to help the Texans win and got into a heated exchange with Andre Johnson. The Texans dropped their eighth game in a row.

Fantasy impact: Kubiak's decision might be a reaction to the huge backlash from Texans fans. Keenum hasn't been lighting up the scoreboard, but he's kept the Texans competitive despite the losing streak. More importantly for fantasy purposes, he's been getting the ball to Johnson on a consistent basis, something Schaub has been unable to do. Keenum will be on the QB2 radar against Jacksonville's porous defense next week. Start Johnson as you normally would.

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