Matt Flynn has found his way back to the only spot where his fantasy value has any chance of surviving.
So for all of you out there who held out hope and refused to drop him during his time as a free agent, congratulations are certainly in order.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the former Green Bay Packer quarterback, who flamed out with the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders over the course of the last 12 months, has caught on with his original team:
Packers are signing QB Matt Flynn.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2013
It's important not to go overboard. Flynn is, after all, back in a spot that he is very comfortable with: holder of the clipboard on the Packers sideline.
The only thing that's different this time around is the man under center. Instead of Aaron Rodgers, easily one of the best in the game today, it's Scott Tolzien, who was on the practice squad a week ago.
Still, for Week 11 at least, Flynn will remain the backup, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
OK, just to make this clear one time. Scott Tolzien will start on Sunday for the #Packers. Matt Flynn will not. Flynn will be the backup.— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) November 12, 2013
Rodgers was given four to six weeks back on Nov. 6, so let's very tentatively say—just for purposes of this article—that he returns in Week 14 against the Atlanta Falcons.
That gives Flynn an opportunity for two potential starts if he is able to surpass Tolzien on the depth chart in the next week.
Clearly, there's not a whole lot here to get excited about.
But Tolzien is far from a sure thing, and Flynn already has a strong relationship with head coach Mike McCarthy and offensive coordinator Tom Clements, who was the quarterbacks coach when Flynn was in Green Bay.
Nevertheless, there is potential that Flynn earns a few starts in a Packers offense full of weapons, and that should be enough reason to stash him at the bottom of your bench in deep or quarterback-heavy leagues.
Should Matt Flynn be owned in fantasy leagues?
With Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Jarrett Boykin, Flynn would have plenty of options in the passing game. And because Eddie Lacy has quickly become one of the better running backs in the league, defenses would have a difficult time focusing on the pass.
You certainly shouldn't be putting in a waiver claim for the enigmatic, inconsistent and immobile Flynn. But considering his history in Green Bay, the offensive talent around him and the uncertainty of the Packers' current quarterback position, he's worth a low-risk shot in the dark if you have room and need a backup QB.
After all, everyone knows that being a backup QB is exactly what Flynn does best.