Posted: 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
By Jack Choros
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is expected to start in the team's Week 4 game against the Washington Redskins, according to NFL.com reporter Ian Rappaport. Pryor was knocked out of the team's Week 3 game against the Denver Broncos.
Fantasy Impact: The Raiders face a Redskins pass defense in Week 4 that has given up the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
Despite the fact nobody had the Oakland Raiders on the radar as anything more than a bottom feeding team this year, Pryor surprised people around the NFL in the preseason, winning the starting job over Matt Flynn.
In the three games he has played so far this season, Pryor has shown poise and a never-quit attitude, even though the team has yet to win a game. He has proven he can scramble out of the pocket and still make plays, and is an intriguing plug-and-play option against one of the worst defenses in the league in Week 4.
In general, most fantasy owners may have better surefire options at quarterback than Pryor. If the idea of having him in your lineup against the Redskins is appealing, it might be a good idea to wait until closer to kickoff before starting the Raiders' young gun.