The results on Houston quarterback Case Keenum were mixed as he threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions but only had a 4.7 YPA and did lose a fumble. No one doubts he’s been better than Matt Schaub but it remains to be seen if he’ll be a viable dynasty leaguer.
Arizona coach Bruce Arians is back to his old ways and giving the ball more to Rashard Mendenhall than to rookie Andre Ellington with Mendenhall getting 13 carries to Ellington’s 11. Ellington averaged two more yards per carry, providing even more proof of his superiority. Ellington is the long-term play in Arizona.
Texans running back Ben Tate didn’t exactly run away with the starting job, netting 56 yards rushing on 15 carries with three catches for eight yards. However, we won’t see Tate 100% until probably next season as he’s dealing with bruised ribs. He’s still a good long-term play.