Matt Schaub and the Houston Texans pass attack have a get-well matchup this Sunday against a St. Louis Rams defense that has been friendly to opposing passing games, allowing the fifth-highest QB rating (106.7) in the NFL. That's good news for Texans receiver Andre Johnson, but it also bodes well for secondary targets DeAndre Hopkins and Garrett Graham.
With the news that tight end Owen Daniels will miss up to two months with a broken leg, the Texans will have to lean on other options in the passing game more heavily. Daniels was getting a regular 8-10 targets per week, looks that will now be dispersed among the remaining healthy targets. As a backup to Daniels at TE, Graham was already making a fantasy impact, finding the end zone three times to stake a top 15 spot among fantasy tight ends through the first five weeks of the season. His upside only increases now that he's No. 1 on the Texans' TE depth chart. As for Hopkins, he's gone quiet over the past three games after a splashy two-game start to his career. But given the soft matchup and the likely extra attention from Schaub, Hopkins is in line to make a solid Flex-worthy contribution for fantasy owners in Week 6.
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