Matt McGloin's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 11

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2013

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 23:  Matt McGloin #14 of the Oakland Raiders passes the ball over the out stretched arm of Cornelius Washington #78 of the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter at Coliseum on August 23, 2013 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Matt McGloin stepped into action in Week 11 for the Oakland Raiders, and within a quarter he showed that he deserved his chance to play.

Scott Bair of CSN first reported that the rookie out of Penn State would get the start over the injured Terrelle Pryor:

He certainly had a tough task in his first game, going against the Houston Texans, who allow the fewest total yards in the NFL

However, the young quarterback came through with a strong performance right away. He started things off with a five-yard touchdown to Denarius Moore and then followed that up with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater.

Of course, it is important to note that each of these drives started inside the Houston 20. This means that fans should temper their expectations going forward.   

However, McGloin finished 18 of 32 passing for 197 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-23 win.

After the game Jay Glazer of FOX Sports suggested that McGloin may be the QB of the future:

Still, there are likely better options on the fantasy waiver wire at quarterback, including Case Keenum and Mike Glennon.


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