Kevin Boss Fantasy News

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:55pm

Raiders TE Kevin Boss (knee) was limited at practice on Wednesday and Thursday. He's not a fantasy option at this point, though the Raiders are hurting at receiver.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 7:10pm

Raiders TE Kevin Boss (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Monday, September 12, 2011, 9:31pm

Raiders Inactives
David Ausberry TE
Kevin Boss TE
Bruce Campbell G
Bruce Davis LB
Derek Hagan WR
Mike Mitchell DB
Louis Murphy WR

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:56pm

NFL Injury Report:

Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos on Monday night

OAKLAND RAIDERS:

OUT

TE Kevin Boss (knee), S Michael Mitchell (knee), WR Louis Murphy (groin)

PROBABLE

LB Darryl Blackstock (concussion), WR Derek Hagan (calf), CB Chris Johnson (groin), RB Taiwan Jones (foot), WR Chaz Schilens (knee), CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (ribs)

DENVER BRONCOS

OUT

WR Demaryius Thomas (achilles, finger), DE Marcus Thomas (shoulder), DT Ty Warren (triceps), LB D.J. Williams (elbow)

PROBABLE

S David Bruton (shoulder), DT Brodrick Bunkley (knee), S Quinton Carter (hamstring), G Chris Kuper (toe), WR Matt Willis (toe)

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:30am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Friday night that it’s unlikely that tight end Kevin Boss will play Monday night in Denver, given he hasn’t practiced at all this week.

Friday, September 9, 2011, 6:34pm

Raiders TE Kevin Boss (knee) did not practice Thursday. It seems unlikely that he'll make it back for Monday night's game.

Monday, September 5, 2011, 9:59am

San Francisco Chronicle - [Full Article]

Another reason that the Raiders kept four tight ends: Jackson said there is a chance starter Kevin Boss (knee) will not be ready for the opener.

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 7:00pm

Bergen Record - [Full Article]

The depth of the loss created when former New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss signed with Oakland shows itself every day, given no one has stepped up to seize the tight end position in his absence.

Undersized Travis Beckum was the favorite to do so, but has been hobbled by a hamstring issue. He also drew the ire of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride recently in practice for not only being in a play he didn’t belong in, but then ran the wrong route.

The undersized Beckum (6-3, 234) also has struggled at times in blocking.

Fantasy Impact:
Don't bank on Beckum this year.

Monday, August 22, 2011, 8:52am

Newark Star-Ledger - [Full Article]

Travis Beckum will start at tight end for the Giants Monday night. Beckum weighs around 235 pounds, making him one of the NFL’s slighter at the position.

Monday’s game against the Bears will be an important audition for Beckum, who takes over as No. 1 on the depth chart after Kevin Boss signed with the Raiders.

The Giants are hoping they do not need to significantly alter their offense for Beckum, who missed last week with a hamstring injury and has 21 career catches in two seasons.

Fantasy Impact:
Beckum is said to have good pass-catching abilities, but right now he's not much of an option in standard leagues. He's on the rise on our charts, but still only ranks 24th, making him a TE3. Most leagues just don't go that deep with their tight ends.

Oakland TE Kevin Boss week to week with knee injury

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 9:24pm

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Oakland Raiders tight end Kevin Boss took a helmet to the knee at the end of a reception against the 49ers on Saturday night, and he wound up with an injury that is going to keep him out for an undetermined length of time.

Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Boss is "week to week."

Jackson said the same thing about wide receiver Chaz Schilens when Schilens suffered a leg injury against the Arizona Cardinals in the first week of the preseason.

Schilens hasn’t practiced with the team ever since. Jackson said Boss’ timetable is comparable to that of Schilens.

Fantasy Impact:
This increases the fear factor with Boss, who can be a decent TE2. He'll need to show he'll be able to play early in the season to warrant roster consideration from fantasy owners in deeper leagues.

Sunday, August 21, 2011, 8:59am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Oakland Raiders tight end Kevin Boss suffered a left knee strain during Oakland's 20-7 loss Saturday to San Francisco.

Boss’ injury came at the end of a reception, when a 49ers defender hit him in the knee with his helmet.

"It’s hard to tell," Boss said of how long he’ll be out. "It’s nothing serious, that’s for sure. Take a little time to heal up."

Fantasy Impact:
With Boss thinking it's not serious, he'll probably be okay before too long. However, missed time will not help his chances of getting a bigger role in Oakland's passing game.

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 11:07pm

Paul Gutierrez on Twitter - [Full Article]

Oakland Raiders tight end Kevin Boss was seen on the bench during tonight's game with San Francisco with his left knee heavily wrapped in ice.

Monday, August 8, 2011, 6:38pm

Contra Coasta Times - [Full Article]

Steve Corkran thinks the Raiders are going to be just fine with Kevin Boss at tight end now that Zach Miller is with the Seattle Seahawks. That much became evident in Boss’ first practice since signing with the Raiders on Friday.

Boss is tall, fast, and he has sure hands. There’s no reason to think that he won’t at least double the 30 receptions he averaged in his four seasons with the New York Giants.

Monday, August 8, 2011, 8:56am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders beat writer Steve Corkran predicted the starting Raider:

On offense, Jason Campbell is back as the starting quarterback. Darren McFadden is the running back, Marcel Reece the fullback, Kevin Boss the tight end, Chaz Schilens and Louis Murphy the leading candidates at the wide receiver spots.

Fantasy Impact:
Boss replaces Zach Miller at TE, who left for Seattle. The only surprise is Chaz Schilens at WR. Jacoby Ford has a broken orbital bone and Darrius Heyward-Bey can't seem to live up to his first-round potential. Ford should eventually take over the starting duties when he's back, but both he and Murphy are low end WRs. Ford has an ADP of the 10th round.

Friday, August 5, 2011, 4:17pm

NY Daily News - [Full Article]

The Giants will have to use a committee approach at tight end after losing Kevin Boss to the Raiders. They signed Ben Patrick from the Cardinals a few days ago, but he's not nearly as accomplished a receiver as Boss is. They also have Travis Beckum, a third-year vet who was a standout receiver in college, but his blocking abilities still aren't very good.

Fantasy Impact:
From a fantasy standpoint, it appears that Beckum has the best chance to make an impact, though the Giants underused Boss while he was in New York.