If you asked Mike Glennon where he saw himself after being two-thirds of the way through his rookie season, he probably wouldn’t have told you he is quickly becoming a fantasy starter. Heck, he probably wouldn’t have even predicted having played in many games, let alone starting in the last six.
But here he is, starting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and making a serious case for being a starter each week for your fantasy football team.
Go back to the start of the season. Josh Freeman was pretty much embedded as the Bucs’ starting signal caller. He had a hefty contract, a few good weapons in Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin, and high hopes for the season. Fast-forward a month, and Freeman was run out of town, leaving the job to Glennon, the third-round pick out of North Carolina State.
Now let’s look at what he’s done, and more importantly, what he can do going forward. In six weeks as the true starter, Glennon has 10 touchdowns with only two interceptions. He has at least 15 fantasy points in five of those games, and has even rushed for double-digit yards in half of those games.
Up next: A juicy matchup with a porous Detroit Lions pass defense that is giving up more than 20 points a game to opposing quarterbacks over the last five. Yes, they get the stout Carolina Panthers the following week, but after that they get the average-at-best Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Rams in the fantasy playoffs.
Owners looking for QB help – Aaron Rodgers owners, looking at you – could do much worse. He’s real close to a must-start this week and prospects are looking bright the rest of the season.