| McGloin gets another start for Raiders -- Wed Nov 20 5:00 pm --|
Pryor could be be the backup on Sunday
|The promising start of rookie quarterback Matt McGloin will continue when he starts against the Tennessee Titans. McGloin was named the starter by Allen, who said the health of Terrelle Pryor would be monitored to see if would be available to be the backup Sunday when the Raiders host the Titans at O.co Coliseum. (Inside Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: Pryor has been bothered by a knee injury the last couple weeks, giving McGloin the chance to show his credentials. He finished as a top ten QB in Week 11 but will have a more difficult test against the Titans in Week 12.
| QB Matt McGloin expected to start -- Fri Nov 15 5:00 pm --|
Pryor nursing knee injury
|Terrelle Pryor was officially listed as questionable, but the Raiders were preparing Friday for undrafted rookie Matt McGloin to be the starting quarterback against the Houston Texans. "Obviously he wasn't as good today as he was the day before,'' Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. "I'll see how he's feeling tomorrow and we'll make a decision.'' (San Jose Mercury News)|
FF Today's Take: McGloin took the first team reps in practice on Friday and is expected to start for Raiders on Sunday. Pryor has been battling a knee injury for the last two weeks. The Raiders passing game is hands off for fantasy purposes.
| Pryor, McFadden miss practice Wed -- Wed Nov 13 2:30 pm --|
Status of both is uncertain
|Raiders' quarterback Terrelle Pryor was wearing a baseball-style cap and watching practice Wednesday during the media window as backup Matt McGloin took snaps with the first team. It remains to be seen whether Pryor will get in any work or be able to practice later in the week. Running back Darren McFadden (hamstring) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (groin) were on a separate field and not in uniform working with the athletic training staff before going inside when practice began. (Inside Bay Area )|
FF Today's Take: Pryor's knee injury bothered him more than expected last Sunday so it won't be a shock if he's given more time off practice this week and/or declared inactive. Pryor owners should have a backup plan in place for Sunday.
| Pryor practices, McFadden sits Wed. -- Wed Nov 6 3:20 pm --|
Raiders QB should be fine for Sunday
|Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was practicing and appeared to be moving without pain Wednesday, an indication a knee sprain won't keep him out of the Raiders' game against the New York Giants. Running back Darren McFadden, who left in the second quarter because of a hamstring strain, was not at practice. (Inside Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: It looks like Pryor will be fine and ready to suit up against the Giants. McFadden is less likely to play after re-aggravating his hamstring injury. Expect Rashad Jennings to get the start at running back and be a viable RB2 or Flex play in Week 10.
| McFadden, Pryor hurt in loss -- Sun Nov 3 6:10 pm --|
McFadden re-aggravates hamstring injury
|Running back Darren McFadden, meanwhile, aggravated the right hamstring he strained against Washington on Sept. 29. McFadden was injured on a 5-yard carry early in the second quarter. It would appear as though Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor's pride was hurt more than his right knee. Pryor was taken out of the game midway through the fourth quarter after being hit going out of bounds. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: It sounds like Pryor was removed from the game simply as a precaution. He will be re-evaluated on Monday. McFadden may be a different story. His troublesome right hamstring flared up again and he might have a difficult time returning to the field in Week 10. Rashad Jennings will be a hot waiver wire pickup this week.
|Raiders release Matt Flynn -- Mon Oct 7 3:45 pm --|
Dumped six months after he was acquired via trade
|The Oakland Raiders have released backup quarterback Matt Flynn.
Oakland gave up two draft picks to acquire Flynn from Seattle in the offseason and then signed him to a contract with $6.5 million in guaranteed money. However, Flynn disappointed throughout his short tenure in Oakland, losing the starting job to Terrelle Pryor in training camp and then falling to third on the depth chart behind Matt McGloin last week. (SI.com)|
FF Today's Take: Flynn launched himself into instant fame in the final game of the 2011-12 season for the Packers after throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns, but has essentially had the misfortune of keeping the seat warm for two underappreciated quarterbacks in Russell Wilson and Pryor. To be fair, he was awful in his only real action as a Raider in Week 4. It is possible he could be headed back to Green Bay to serve as Aaron Rodgers' backup again.
| Pryor to start, Flynn third string -- Wed Oct 2 1:00 pm --|
Matt McGloin will backup Pryor
|Terrelle Pryor will start at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers, coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday. Undrafted rookie Matt McGloin is the new backup. Matt Flynn has been demoted to third string. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Fantasy owners can count on Pryor in the late Sunday night game (11:35 PM ET) and he'll have a great matchup against the Chargers who lead league in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.
| Flynn expected to start for Raiders -- Sun Sep 29 9:15 am --|
|Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn will start Sunday against the Washington Redskins, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Terrelle Pryor, who is the Raiders' leading rusher through three games with 198 yards, passed his final concussion protocol test Friday morning. He practiced the past two days, but the Raiders decided to go with Flynn, who will make his first start of the season Sunday. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Reportedly, the Raiders decided to go with Pryor but late last night changed their mind and will go with Flynn at QB against the Redskins.
| Terrelle Pryor unlikely to play -- Thu Sep 26 5:45 pm --|
Matt Flynn would get the start
|Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor, who suffered a concussion Monday night, is unlikely to play Sunday vs. Washington, per sources. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: A slight hit to the fantasy prospects of Denarius Moore and Darren McFadden as Pryor's running ability opens ups the Raiders offense for bigger chunk plays. Even against the Redskins porous defense, Pryor would be nothing more than a QB2.
| Pryor misses practice Wednesday -- Wed Sep 25 2:00 pm --|
|Terrelle Pryor is not at practice today. (Steve Corkran via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: As expected, Pryor is going through the concussion protocol this week. He's got a favorable matchup against the Redskins defense if he can get on the field. Matt Flynn would start if Pryor can't go.
| Pryor's status uncertain -- Tue Sep 24 2:30 pm --|
Raiders preparing for Pryor and Flynn starting for now
|Quarterback Terrelle Pryor seems intent upon a quick return from the concussion he suffered, based on a series of Tweets he fired off Tuesday morning. “I’m ready to go,” Pryor said via Twitter. He also said, “I feel great, by the way. Thanks for the concern. Go Raiders!” Regardless how Pryor feels, he isn’t allowed to practice or play in a game again until he passes the league-mandated protocol for players that suffered a concussion. (Contra Costa Times)|
FF Today's Take: We won't get a good handle on Pryor's status until he goes through concussion tests on Wednesday. It's likely he'll miss practice tomorrow with Matt Flynn getting first team reps.