Matt McGloin’s Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 13

Want to know how bad quarterback play is in the NFL? There are serious discussions going on at this moment in your fantasy league about Matt McGloin.

Yes, that Matt McGloin. The one who wasn't drafted. The dude who didn't complete 55 percent of his passes in college until his senior season. The guy who made one blond-haired writer give up on humanity multiple times during his time as a faithful Penn State student.

More damningly, yes, I mean the quarterback of the Oakland Raiders. McGloin has started each of the past two weeks for Oakland for the injured Terrelle Pryor and was surprisingly solid in each contest. The red-headed righty has thrown for four touchdowns against only one interception, and for the season, McGloin is averaging just under seven yards per attempt.

In an era when Geno Smith puts up single-digit QBRs on a weekly basis and something called Scott Tolzien exists, that's not bad quarterbackin'. Or, at least it was good enough for Raiders head coach Dennis Allen to name McGloin the team's starter for the team's Thanksgiving clash against the Dallas Cowboys. 

“Yeah, I thought Matt played well,” Allen said, via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. “And for him to lead us back when we needed a touchdown, he got us the touchdown we needed to give us the lead. We just couldn’t hold it defensively.” 

This is important from a fantasy perspective for one reason: The Cowboys' pass defense is dreadful. Like...historically dreadful. As in, Dallas has already allowed four quarterbacks to throw for more than 400 yards this season. Heading into Week 13, the Cowboys are allowing 21.4 points per game to opposing quarterbacks, the most in football. 

For comparison, remember the WOAT Saints defense from last season? The Cowboys are allowing more fantasy points to quarterbacks than that sorry unit. Monte Kiffin's secondary is a mess on top of a...

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