Glennon finished with a career-low 90 yards through the air, while completing just 9 of 25 pass attempts. This would have been his worst game of the season, but he tossed a pair of touchdowns, of 38 and 5 yards, for his third multi-touchdown in the last four.
Glennon's defense gave him numerous short fields thanks to four interceptions, but he struggled to take care of the ball himself. Glennon was intercepted twice in the game, matching his worst career total, set in his first appearance.
Glennon has now started 10 games for the Buccaneers, posting a 4-6 record. He heads into Week 15 against the 49ers with 2,052 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions in his rookie season.
After taking home NFL offensive rookie of the month honors for November,
Quarterbacks are averaging 18.6 Fantasy points per week against Buffalo, but as of late quarterbacks have struggled. Quarterbacks have totaled just three passing touchdowns to four interceptions in the last four games against Buffalo, averaging 11.8 Fantasy points per week in that span.
Glennon has been more hit than miss since taking over as the team's starting quarterback. He's failed to reach at least 17 Fantasy points in just three of nine starts. After the first two times he was held to less than 10 Fantasy points, he bounced back the next game to surpass 20 Fantasy points.
Glennon is hardly a slam-dunk option Week 14 because the Bills' secondary has improved dramatically as of late, but he does pass as a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback. Glennon is ranked around the likes of Joe Flacco, EJ Manuel, Colin Kaepernick and Ryan Tannehill this week.
It was all downhill from there. After completing 7 of 10 passes for 123 yards up to that point, the rookie finished the day 14 of 21 for 180 yards. He committed a second turnover early in the third quarter that was even more of a head-scratcher than the first, lobbing the ball to a spot downfield where only three Panthers defenders were positioned. Mike Mitchell grabbed it for an easy interception.
It marked the first time in nine games that Glennon went without a touchdown pass. He had thrown two in five of his previous seven. He'll look to get back on track with a more favorable matchup Week 14 against the Bills.
Glennon, however, has thrown an average of 22 passes in his last four games, despite his last two coming against weak pass defenses (Atlanta and Detroit). While he's been decent lately, Glennon's ceiling seems to be right at that 21-point mark. And the downside is significant -- in the three games prior to those two favorable matchups, he failed to hit the 20-point mark, averaging 15 Fantasy points per game.
In Week 8 against the Panthers (his Week 13 opponent), Glennon threw a season-high 51 passes, completing 30 of them for 275 yards and a touchdown. He hasn't seen half that total of pass attempts since. Additionally, the Panthers have allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, and no quarterback has thrown multiple touchdowns against them.
With bye weeks a thing of the past, Glennon's lack of big game potential (and recent trend of throwing fewer than 25 passes per game) makes him a better bench option for Week 13.
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