Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 12

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 24, 2013

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 11:  Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers passes against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field on December 11, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Raiders 46-16.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers are clearly having a hard time replacing Aaron Rodgers, and the mess has led to plenty of questions from a fantasy perspective as well.

After the former MVP was injured in Week 9, he was replaced by Seneca Wallace, who also went down with an injury. This brought in Scott Tolzien, who has produced mixed results in his three appearances. While he threw for 339 yards against the New York Giants, he also had three interceptions and no touchdowns.

Tolzien struggled with his accuracy once again in Week 12 against the Minnesota Vikings, completing only seven of his first 17 passes. This forced head coach Mike McCarthy to make a switch at quarterback, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN:

Matt Flynn was recently brought back to the Packers after stints with the Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills. He was unable to earn a starting job in any situation and was left available for his first team to re-sign him.

Flynn returns to the one team where he found a great deal of success. Most notably, he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns in a Week 17 game in 2011 against the Detroit Lions while Rodgers was getting a week off.

While he did not match this production in his first appearance for the team in 2013, he still did enough to likely remain the starter. He completed 21 of his 36 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. He also added 24 rushing yards on four carries. 

His comfort level with the coaching staff and his receivers could lead to a decent amount of production until Rodgers is able to return. 

Unfortunately, this is one of the worst defenses he will face, and he still did not do enough to prove he can be a legitimate fantasy option. Unless you are desperate for a quarterback, he is not worth risking even a pick-up. 

Fantasy owners should utilize a wait-and-see approach and keep him on waivers until he comes through with a big day. 


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