Matt Flynn | Oakland Raiders | QB
2013 Experience: 5th Season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: While it looked like Flynn would have his shot as a starter in Seattle, rookie Russell Wilson won the starting job out of training camp and didn’t look back. Hit the reset button as Flynn heads to Oakland and should start to begin season.
Unfortunately, a slow start will likely give way to another mid-round rookie selection named Wilson, this time it’s Tyler Wilson from Arkansas. Wilson has start upside and if Flynn should falter, the rookie will probably see playing time in his rookie year.
In the end, it’s likely Flynn is nothing more than a respectable back in the NFL. Not a bad gig as you can make about 3 million a year, for a long time. Don’t look to Flynn as anything more than a QB2 late in leagues that require two starting quarterbacks.
The Raiders figure to be a run first offense, at least while Darren McFadden is on the field. Game scripts will likely change when the Raiders fall behind in games, and in predictable passing matchup (like when the Raiders play the Broncos) Flynn could be a sneaky bye week fill-in.
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2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
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Summer 2012, Flynn’s Fantasy Outlook
The Seahawks are wise to bring in competition for the starting job by drafting Russell Wilson and keeping Tarvaris Jackson in town. While Flynn played well in spurts for the Packers, he had one of the best offenses to work with, and little expectations.
That will be different in Seattle, as the pass protection will be suspect, and Flynn will have an entirely new receiving core to work with. While Russell should impress in OTAs; it will be interesting to see how he performs under center in preseason games. His size is the main knock on him, and if he has trouble working from the pocket, he will lose out fast in this three-headed race.
Wilson will likely find his way on the field in time, but look to Jackson has Flynn’s main competition this summer. Neither is worth more than a late round stash as a backup, as this offense will go through Marshawn Lynch.