Raiders Fantasy News

Browns hiring John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:51am

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Browns are hiring as OC ex-Raiders QB coach John DeFilippo, source confirms the Alex Marvez report. His work with Derek Carr was noted.

Fantasy Impact:

This is something as a head-scratcher, though Rapoport notes that DeFilippo's work with Derek Carr is what got him noticed by the Browns. He has previously served as the QB coach for the Giants, Raiders (twice) and the Jets.

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Raiders going to 'tailor run game' for RB Latavius Murray

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 10:45am

Vic Tafur, Twitter - [Full Article]

Asked OC Bill Musgrave impression of Latavius Murray: "Very positive. Tremendous size & speed. Going to tailor run game so it's right up his alley."

Fantasy Impact:

Murray's dynasty/keeper league owners can rejoice. It sounds as if the new regime is a fan of Murray, so at this point we can pencil him in as the starter in Week 1. We'll continue to monitor the Oakland backfield throughout the offseason. From Week 12 on, Murray was the #17 RB in fantasy football, racking up 478 total yards and two touchdowns in five games.

Ravens hire Marc Trestman as offensive coordinator

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:36pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Ravens hired former Bears HC Marc Trestman as offensive coordinator, per source.

Fantasy Impact:

Trestman has had some terrific offenses over the years, including four top 10 units (49ers in '95 and '96, Raiders in '02 and the Bears in '13). His arrival bodes well for Joe Flacco and Justin Forsett (specifically in the passing game).

Jaguars hire Greg Olson as offensive coordinator

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:33pm

Jason LaCanfora, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Jaguars are hiring Greg Olson to be their offensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

Olson's offenses have been consistently mediocre, but Derek Carr showed some flashes last season. Olson's '06 Rams were 6th in yards and 10th in points scored. He'll lead a young offense featuring Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns and perhaps Justin Blackmon.

Raiders reportedly set to hire Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator

Monday, January 19, 2015, 9:11pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to Michael Silver of the NFL Network, the Raiders are going to hire Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave to be their next offensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

Musgrave was previously the offensive coordinator for Carolina (20th in yards; 21st in points), Jacksonville (12th and 21st in yards; 25th and 29th in points) and Minnesota (18th, 20th and 13th in yards; 19th, 14th and 14th in points) prior to serving as the QB coach for Chip Kelly and the Eagles. His offenses tend to perform better in the running game, but that probably has more to do with the personnel (Fred Taylor, Adrian Peterson) that he was working with. We see this as a decent hire for Derek Carr and Latavius Murray.

Raiders expected to name Jack Del Rio as their next head coach

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 10:58am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Jack Del Rio is expected to be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning, citing two sources informed of the team's thinking, that signs point to the former Broncos defensive coordinator and Jaguars head coach being the next man tapped to lead the middling franchise out of a playoff drought that began in 2002. Rapoport adds that the Raiders decided Tuesday against sticking with interim coach Tony Sparano.

Fantasy Impact:

In nine seasons as the Jaguars head coach, Del Rio compiled a 68-71 record. He spent the last three years as the defensive coordinator for the Broncos, who were 3rd in total defense (and 16th in points allowed) in 2014.

Jim Harbaugh takes Michigan job

Monday, December 29, 2014, 10:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Michigan has told its biggest boosters that a deal for Jim Harbaugh to become its next head coach is done and that a news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, a source close to Michigan told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Interim athletic director Jim Hackett and other officials from the school met with Harbaugh in California Sunday night after he officially parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers. The agreement reached ended a nearly month-long coaching search in which virtually any conclusion other than landing Harbaugh would have been deemed a disappointment in Ann Arbor.

Fantasy Impact:

Harbaugh came close to taking the Michigan job in 2011, but decided to jump to the NFL and the Wolverines hired Brady Hoke. Hoke's record went steadily downhill during his four seasons at Michigan. Hoke was fired after a Nov. 29 loss to Ohio State that guaranteed the program would not play in a bowl game. Harbaugh was reportedly high on the Raiders and Jets lists of head coaching candidates.

Sunday, December 28, 2014, 3:08pm

Raiders Inactives
Tony Bergstrom G
Vincent Brown WR
T.J. Carrie CB
Chimdi Chekwa DB
Stacy McGee DT
Denarius Moore WR
Menelik Watson T

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 11:04am

ESPN - [Full Article]

This has not been a great season for Darren McFadden but he has had a significant impact in one category.

For the first time in his career, McFadden has been healthy for the entire season. McFadden is pace to play his 16th game Sunday at Denver in the season finale. He has not missed one game this season due to injury.

In McFadden’s first six NFL seasons, the most games he’d played in a season was 13, which he accomplished twice. He has missed 29 games due to injury since joining the Raiders in 2008 as the No. 4 overall draft pick.

Fantasy Impact:

It's good timing for McFadden as he'll enter free agency after this season. McFadden started this season as the backup but took over for an ineffective Maurice Jones-Drew. McFadden has since been replaced by Latavius Murray. McFadden did run well and contribute to the Raiders’ Week 16 win over Buffalo and has 521 yards on 151 carries this season. He'll likely have a reduced role somewhere next season and depending on the situation could at least be on the fantasy radar.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (illness) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday.

Raiders HC Tony Sparano thinks Latavius Murray 'can handle the workload' of a feature back

Friday, December 26, 2014, 11:59am

CSN California - [Full Article]

Latavius Murray might be the Raiders feature back of the future, and it’s not based on one great night. He’s averaging 5.4 yards per carry, largely over the course of three games as a feature back.

It’s the gritty work that deserves acclaim, and it proves he’s no flash in the pan.

“Early in the season, it took us a while to figure that part of it out,” interim head coach Tony Sparano said during an interview with Sirius XM radio. “He’s a guy that was hurt all year last year. Latavius has really come into his own, and I think he can handle the workload of being a No. 1 guy.”

Fantasy Impact:

Dynasty and keeper owners should take note -- Murray's arrow is pointing up, though a regime change could alter his trajectory significantly.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 8:12pm

ibabuzz.com - [Full Article]

As the Raiders finished the media window before Tuesday’s practice, rookie quarterback Derek Carr was not on the field.

Matt Schaub and Matt McGloin were set to take reps as team sessions began and the media was excused. Carr is scheduled to speak to the media following practice, as is coach Tony Sparano.

Carr left a 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills briefly after getting a knee to the gluteus, Sparano said Monday. The fans booed as Schaub trotted on to the field, only to erupt in cheers when the Raiders called time out and Carr returned. Carr has started all 15 games for the Raiders as a rookie.

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 3:10pm

Raiders Inactives
Tony Bergstrom G
Brian Leonhardt TE
Stacy McGee DT
Matt McGloin QB
Denarius Moore WR
Sio Moore OLB
Menelik Watson T

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (right thumb, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Raiders WR Vincent Brown (groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16.