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Matt Leinart

31-Year-Old Quarterback – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 5/11/1983  College: Southern California  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Bills in August of 2013.

August 30, 2013  –  Matt Leinart News

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Leinart was released by the Bills on Friday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Matt Leinart NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2007 24 5 60 112 53.6% 647 2 4 5.8 - - - - - 11 42 3.8 0 - -
2008 25 4 15 29 51.7% 264 1 1 9.1 - - - - - 4 5 1.3 0 - -
2009 26 8 51 77 66.2% 435 0 3 5.6 7 0 - - - 9 -6 -0.7 0 - -
2011 28 Hou 2 10 13 76.9% 57 1 0 4.4 1 0 0 0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0
2012 29 Oak 2 16 33 48.5% 115 0 1 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Matt Leinart Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2007 24 5 7.6 7.6 7.6 61.9 129 1.8 3.6 - - - - 0 - -
2008 25 4 3.8 3.8 3.8 80.2 66 3.4 3.4 - - - - 0 - -
2009 26 8 2.1 2.1 2.1 64.6 54 0.0 3.9 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 28 Hou 2 3.1 3.1 3.1 110.1 29 7.7 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 Oak 2 2.3 2.3 2.3 44.4 58 0.0 3.0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Matt Leinart 2014 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Matt Leinart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Leinart had a horrendous first outing with the Bills in the preseason finale Thursday, completing 3-of-10 for 11 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions.

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Leinart will start Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions.

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The Bills will sign Leinart, Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports.

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With both EJ Manuel and Kevin Kolb dealing with injury concerns, Leinart gives the Bills another healthy quarterback option, to go along with undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel.
In the wake of injuries to EJ Manuel and Kevin Kolb, the Bills appear to have scheduled a tryout with Leinart for Sunday, The Buffalo News reports.

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Leinart's teammate, Terrelle Pryor will start Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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Leinart received "most of the snaps" with the first-team at Wednesday's practice, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Fellow quarterback Terrelle Pryor also worked briefly with the first team Wednesday with Carson Palmer (ribs) sidelined, but Pryor noted it was Leinart who got most of the work Wednesday. Leinart's struggles last week opened the door for Pryor to possibly start in Week 17, but at this point Leinart appears to be the favorite for the job.
With Carson Palmer done for the season, both Leinart and Terrelle Pryor will be considered for the Raiders' starting QB assignment Sunday against the Chargers, the Contra Costa Times reports. "Our plan right now is to work both of them this week," coach Dennis Allen said. "And then we’ll see how practice goes. Later in the week, we’ll be ready to name a starter."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Leinart.

2013

Released by the Bills in August of 2013.

2012

Leinart will enter 2012 as the backup behind Carson Palmer. He probably won't see the field if Palmer stays healthy, but Leinart, and not Terrelle Pryor, will be next in line should Palmer go down.

2011

Leinart opted to return to Houston this offseason after it looked like he was going to rejoin his former college coach, Pete Carroll, in Seattle. Even though the Texans are promoting him to be the team's No. 2 quarterback, it's a surprising move as it seems Leinart's chances of becoming a starter are better in Seattle. Houston starter Matt Schaub has shaken the injury-prone label after two full seasons, but if Leinart does get an opportunity, he's got a better offense with which to work in Houston.

2010

Leinart has looked terrible when given the opportunity to play after losing his job to Warner a couple of years ago. Last year, his 5.6 YPA was absymal when you first consider he completed 66.2 percent of his attempts. So he could not remotely get the ball down field. Leinart is the favorite entering training camp, and as long as Larry Fitzgerald is around, the Cardinal starting QB is worth carrying as a backup with upside

2009

Leinart was the favorite to win Arizona’s starting quarterback position last summer, but he lost a training camp battle to Kurt Warner and he is clearly Warner’s understudy this season. Leinart is hoping to eventually follow the example of Steve Young, who enjoyed a stellar career after waiting his turn behind Joe Montana in San Francisco. Leinart will probably have to wait until 2011 to take the reins of the potent Arizona offense. He seems to be maturing personally and professionally and he will be an interesting option when he finally gets to play.

2008

Leinart is the likely starter at press time. That's depressing given the production that Kurt Warner generated last year. But that production was more fantasy-oriented than reality-based: Warner's first-down YPA of 7.44 was barely average, and he had a terrible 5:8 TD:INT ratio on those throws. FAS was lacking: 70.8 QB rating there, way below average. He was great, though, at converting attempts throughout the red zone thanks to the supreme playmaking ability of wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. Warner was Joe Montana, though, compared to Leinart, who took a big step back from 2006. Leinart's also coming off a broken collarbone and might be even more skittish in the pocket as a result. There's also a significant chance that there's a QB committee like last year when, before Leinart's injury, the Cardinals opted to use Warner in two-minute drills and near the goal line, effectively making neither QB playable. The fantasy upside lies with Leinart because if he has a good summer, seizes the job and performs well, he's cemented as the starter. Warner will always be threatened by Leinart unless he's at the top of his game and the Cardinals are playoff bound; how likely is that? Not very.

2007

You’d think Leinart would be projected more aggressively given his weapons and the expected improvement in his second year. But we don’t like former Steelers offensive coordinator and new Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt coming in and immediately talking about implementing a power running game. Oh, we know that the Cardinals aren’t actually going to have a power running game with Edgerrin James ready for the glue factory. But if they try, they will cripple the Cardinals passing game because Leinart will face too many second- and third-and-longs to sustain drives and produce fantasy points. Sure, you need to mix it up. But if Whisenhunt goes into games thinking he’s going to run two thirds of the time on first down like he did in Pittsburgh, the punting unit will burn a lot of calories every Sunday. Leinart was pretty terrible passing last year on first-down. But QBs are generally better when they have the element of surprise against base defenses. And here’s a big secret: there’s scant evidence that the threat of a running game helps you pass. The top running teams in yards per attempt last year collectively were below average in passing, and the teams that ran the ball the most often only very slightly above. If the Cardinals do open it up, and if Leinart develops and if Boldin and Fitzgerald finally stay healthy for a whole season, Leinart will be a steal. But most owners are going to put a much higher probability on those things happening than can be justified. When this occurs, you just have to let the player go.

2006

The scouts say he’s the rookie most ready to play in 2006. He won’t get his chance if Warner stays healthy. But Warner has been getting hurt with regularity and has chronic concussion problems. So, it’s worth grabbing Leinart and hoping he gets a chance to break into the NFL with the Cardinals' outstanding skill position talent. But, if he does, temper your expectations because the learning curve for rookies is usually very steep. 9/3 Update: Leinart missed the first 15 days of training camp due to a contract dispute, but rebounded to win the second-string quarterback job from John Navarre. He saw action in three preseason games and looked good: 29-of-47, 314 yards and two touchdowns. He suffered a strained right (non-throwing) shoulder in the Cards' final preseason game, but the injury is not serious. Leinart is a solid option in keeper leagues, and is also a good 2006 insurance pick for Warner owners.