Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin has defied the odds for most of his football career. He went from a walk-on at Penn State to a starter in his senior year. He went undrafted this year, but impressed the Raiders in training camp and made the roster over fourth-round pick Tyler Wilson.
Nobody expected much when Oakland named him the starting quarterback over Terrelle Pryor last week, but he exceeded expectations again. McGloin completed 18-of-32 passes for 197 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions, leading the Raiders to a win over the Houston Texans. Pryor's knee is healthy now, but the Raiders are sticking with McGloin as the starter against the Tennessee Titans.
Fantasy impact: McGloin is a great feel-good story, but he'll have a tougher fantasy matchup against Tennessee's defense. Denarius Moore isn't expecting to play, making Rod Streater the No. 1 receiving option against Alterraun Verner and company. McGloin is worth a roster stash in deeper leagues, but he'll just be a desperation QB2 play unless he proves that last week's performance wasn't a fluke.