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Terrelle Pryor named starter for Week 17, has some fantasy upside vs. depleted Denver defense

The Raiders are going back with Pryor for the final game of the season. We break down the fantasy implications.

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The Oakland Raiders have confirmed that quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be the starter for the regular season finale against the Denver Broncos.

Pryor won the starting job in Week 1 and got off to a hot start, keeping a talent-deficient Raiders team competitive. The wheels came off later, when he struggled with turnovers. A knee injury also sapped his running ability. The Raiders benched Pryor for Matt McGloin in Week 11. Pryor has completed 57.7 percent of his passes for 1,591 yards, five touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 10 games. He added 527 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Fantasy impact: The Raiders seem committed to McGloin, so Pryor could be playing for a roster spot in 2014. He hasn't been fantasy relevant for over a month, but does have a good matchup against a Broncos defense that lost Von Miller for the year. Week 17 fantasy players could do worse at the QB2 spot.

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