Carson Palmer Inconsistent Saturday Vs. Lions: Fantasy Implications

August 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Carson Palmer struggled Saturday against the Lions, going 17-for-26 passing for 181 yards and two interceptions. We break down the fantasy implications.

Carson Palmer went 17-for-26 passing for 181 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions during Saturday's Week 3 preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and the Detroit Lions. He was upstaged by Terrelle Pryor, who went 3-for-5 for 137 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 90 yards and a touchdown on five carries.

Analysis: It was a shaky outing to say the least for Palmer. The veteran quarterback has been inconsistent throughout preseason, looking strong and accurate at times but also a bit unsure within the offense. He isn't in any danger of losing his job, unless Pryor can do what he did against first-team defenses. Palmer isn't looking like a strong fantasy option, however, especially in leagues that detract points for interceptions. He is worth a late-round selection as a QB2, but absolutely do not draft him as your starter.

For more on Palmers, Pryor and the Raiders, check out Silver And Black Pride and head over to SB Nation Bay Area.

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