Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor was sidelined with a knee injury on Sunday, paving the way for Matt McGloin’s first career NFL start against the Houston Texans defense. McGloin played well, throwing for 197 yards and three touchdowns but that’s not the sole reason he earned this week’s That Helps No One award. No one of sound fantasy mind was going to start Matt McGloin this week. The reason he truly helped no one in Week 11, was that his favorite targets were Mychal Rivera and Rod Streater, who combined are owned in less than 1 percent of NFL.com fantasy leagues. Our guess is the 0.1 percent of leagues that have Rivera rostered all include his celebrity sister, Naya Rivera.
McGloin completed 18 passes on the day, 11 of which went to Streater and Rivera including two of his three touchdowns. All told, the three combined for 138 receiving yards, and two touchdowns that helped absolutely no one in fantasy. This triple threat orchestrated by McGloin is why he earns this week’s That Helps No One award. At least Rashad Jennings had a solid day, likely lighting numerous flex positions on fire across fantasy leagues. The same cannot be said for McGloin who instead chose to torch fantasy points like the Joker torches mountains of cash.
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