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Raiders | Dennis Allen likes QB situation

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QBs Carson Palmer and Terrelle Pryor will compete for the team's 2013 starting quarterback job, although Allen added he still believes Palmer is an effective starter. "Carson Palmer did an outstanding job for us last year. We feel really good about Carson at the quarterback position moving forward. And obviously, we want to create competition at all levels of our team ... I feel good about Carson. Terrelle did some nice things in the final game of the season last year, and so it will be interesting to see how he does moving forward."

Fantasy Tip: While competition is a good thing and Pryor has some raw ability, expect Palmer to remain the starter heading into the 2013 campaign. His best years are likely behind him, but Palmer nevertheless threw for 4,018 yards with 22 touchdowns this past season. Yes, most of those yards came in garbage time with Oakland playing from behind, but Palmer was also in a scheme that didn't suit his talents as a downfield passer. He should benefit with an improved run game, as the Raiders are returning to a power-running scheme in 2013.

2013-01-24 06:54:44 | Source:

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