Terrelle Pryor Fantasy News
Terrelle Pryor suffers concussion
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 10:01am
Pryor took a massive hit on a designed quarterback run as he was sandwiched by a pair of Broncos defenders. He stayed on the ground for a bit while the officials determined if the Raiders quarterback fumbled the ball.
Pryor later tweeted that he didn't remember taking the hit, which is not a good sign. But he added that he feels great. It's bad timing for the Raiders on a short week with Washington up next. Not to mention, he played pretty well in a tough matchup against the Broncos. Pryor will now have to pass NFL protocol before being able to go in Week 4. Matt Flynn is the backup and would get the start. Often associated with a weak arm, Flynn gets a pretty good matchup against the Skins at least, who have been torched by opposing defenses. He's at best a low-end QB2 option.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:34am
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie spoke with seven Bay Area-based reporters at the team's headquarters in a half-hour roundtable chat and broached topics ranging from Terrelle Pryor to team expectations to pending free agents to the need for the Raiders to get the ball more to playmaking fullback Marcel Reece.
Reece is a productive gadget player but he only has three touches in two games. For a team that is going to have trouble moving the ball, the Raiders would be wise to utilize Reece more.
Raiders name Terrelle Pryor starter Week 2
Monday, September 9, 2013, 5:20pm
Pryor was one of just two 100-plus yard rushers on Sunday in Week 1 (the other was Shane Vereen). He's going to make his share of mistakes, but there's certainly upside with the rushing yardage and potential rushing TDs. He's not a QB1 option but it could get pretty tempting to plug him in a QB2 spot or use him as a backup, or even in certain matchups.
Rod Streater may be the Raiders' WR1
Friday, September 6, 2013, 10:46am
Terrelle Pryor, who The Chronicle reported is starting over Matt Flynn, has taken a lot more snaps with Denarius Moore, Rod Streater and Jacoby Ford the last couple of weeks. He already had a strong connection with Streater, a close friend who he worked out with all summer.
It's interesting to note that Pryor and Streater worked out all summer because that tends to have an impact in games. Passing yards will be hard to come by in this offense, but it sounds like Streater might be fantasy relevant in 2013.
Beat: Terrelle Pryor will start for Raiders
Monday, September 2, 2013, 2:52pm
Pryor ran ahead of Matt Flynn on Monday at practice, despite Pryor's struggles in the final preseason game. Pryor's ability to run makes him a better fantasy option than Flynn, but, inserting Pryor in your fantasy lineup to open the season isn't a good idea. Oakland plays at Indy in Week 1.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 10:02am
Oakland QB Terrelle Pryor has shown a knack for improvisation even if he's not always accurate. He's more equipped to play behind a brutal offensive line. He'll start the team's preseason finale while Matt Flynn sits out with a mysterious arm injury. It's Pryor's job to lose now.
Raiders plan to rest Matt Flynn
Sunday, August 25, 2013, 6:00pm
Terrelle Pryor got the first team reps. Pryor has outplayed Flynn in preseason games and is starting to gain some fantasy momentum, so Flynn's sore arm comes at a bad time for him. It's looking more and more possible Pryor could end up with significant time at QB the way things are trending...
Sunday, August 25, 2013, 2:41pm
"That's a position we're still continuing to evaluate," Allen said.
Starter Matt Flynn hasn't been impressive and Pryor continues to impress, scoring more points in the preseason. And, Allen hinted in a comment in the story he'd go with the QB that gives the team the best chance to score.
Raiders reset QB competition
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9:56am
Raiders HC Dennis Allen on re-opening the QB competition between Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor: "I think obviously we have to look at it. I think when you look at it I don’t think Matt [Flynn] played well in this game. Obviously, I thought Terrelle [Pryor] came in and gave us a spark. I thought he played well in the game. I think that’s something that we have to go and look at it. I’m not going to make any decisions on anything, obviously, tonight. I want to get a chance to go back and look at the tape and see how things went. But it was obvious that Terrelle gave us a little bit of a spark tonight.”
Uh-oh, it appears that Flynn has flopped with his second team in as many years. Pryor won't have much fantasy value given the current state of the Oakland offense, but he's a player to monitor.
Friday, August 16, 2013, 8:10pm
Raiders rookie WR Brice Butler had a solid showing in the exhibition opener, but he needs to repeat that effort on Friday to continue his ascent up the depth chart. The seventh-round pick worked some with the first team during this week’s practice and seemed comfortable working in the slot.
He should get passes from Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor and must be consistent and sure-handed to gain their trust. A word of caution: While Butler made to spectacular grabs for 70 yards and a touchdown, he was also targeted three other times without a catch. Butler said he wasn’t happy with his entire performance, and vowed to improve on it in New Orleans.
Matt Flynn "solidifying" starting QB role
Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 1:10pm
Flynn has been the most impressive of the three quarterbacks so far in training camp with the most accurate arm, a good grasp of the offense and strong leadership on the field.
Flynn has started two games in his career. In 2010, he filled in for an injured Aaron Rodgers in a tough 31-27 loss against the Patriots in Week 15, throwing for 251 yards, three TDs and an interception. In 2011, with Rodgers resting in Week 17, Flynn torched the Lions for 480 yards and six TDs (with one interception). His stock took a dive after he couldn't beat out rookie Russell Wilson, but he was dealing with an elbow injury and Wilson turned out to be pretty good. The Raiders have not been a favorable situation for QBs in recent years, but Carson Palmer was 8th in the league in pass attempts in 2012, so if Flynn finds himself in garbage time as often, he should put up decent fantasy stats. He doesn't have great arm strength, but has shown good accuracy and anticipation on his throws.
Monday, July 29, 2013, 10:01am
Chalk it up to a player that refuses to be told that he can’t succeed as a quarterback in the NFL and works as hard as any of the 88 players on the roster.
Raiders QB practice "worst in memory" yesterday
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 10:07am
Time and again, balls were batted at the line of scrimmage, thrown behind receivers, thrown over receivers, delivered too high or just plain off the mark.
All four quarterbacks were just as guilty, with none of the four doing anything to distinguish himself today.
Terrelle Pryor to have a shot at starting gig
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9:43am
The Oakland Raiders have a new regime running the show, but they seem to be stuck with the same quarterbacks that the old guard left them.
Carson Palmer is too expensive to release. And the team still wants to give Terrelle Pryor a real shot at winning the quarterback job. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday at the Senior Bowl that Pryor would get a chance to compete for the starting job.
"(Pryor) needs to see if he can take a game over in the preseason, make some plays and carry out a game plan," McKenzie told Alex Marvez and co-host Jim Miller on Sirius XM NFL Radio. "Let him compete. That's what it's all about. If it looks like he can help us win, at the end of the day, that's what it's all about. That's what we want."
No doubt encouraged by the success of young, dual-threat QBs like Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, the Raiders want to see if Pryor can bring the same type of play to the table. This is not good news for Carson Palmer, whose playing time may go the way of the dodo.
Sunday, December 30, 2012, 3:12pm