Raiders Fantasy News

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. MJD’s return throws the Oakland backfield back into flux. He might be worth a pickup in deeper leagues if he hit the wire. We shouldn’t read too much into a poor outing against the Jets, who are very difficult to run on.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (back) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Edelman is the #6 WR through two weeks (in standard formats, no less). He should be fine to face the Raiders, but we’ll monitor his activity this week.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Raiders WR Rod Streater (hip) missed practice again Thursday. Streater is looking doubtful at this point in the week. James Jones and Denarius Moore would likely start against the Patriots if Streater can’t play.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

49ers TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee) did not practice Wednesday. Davis was reportedly “hobbling” around the locker room, so consider him very questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Vance McDonald is also battling an injury, so it might be Derek Carrier getting the start.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

49ers TE Vance McDonald (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Derek Carrier might start against the Cardinals since Vernon Davis (ankle) is also missing practice.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Jones-Drew doubtful until he returns to practice. Darren McFadden got the lion’s share of the carries in Week 2.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (back) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Edelman is the #6 WR through two weeks (in standard formats, no less). He should be fine to face the Raiders, but we’ll monitor his activity this week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Raiders WR Rod Streater (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Streater is iffy for Week 3 after suffering a hip injury against the Texans.

Vernon Davis just has a deep ankle bruise

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:48pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Vernon Davis left Sunday night’s game on crutches, but he could be back on his feet soon.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Davis avoided a serious ankle injury and could be back as soon as Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

An MRI yesterday revealed a deep bruise, but no structural damage.

Davis wasn’t able to return to the game after being rolled by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic. That left them thin, with backup tight end Vance McDonald suffering a knee injury and Derek Carrier is the only healthy tight end on the roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis wasn’t able to return to the game after being rolled by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic. That left them thin, with backup tight end Vance McDonald suffering a knee injury and Derek Carrier is the only healthy tight end on the roster. Keep an eye on his progress this week. Davis has a potentially good matchup against the Cards who struggle to defend the TE. Since it's a late afternoon game, owners will still need a backup plan in place in case Davis can't go.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:28pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Oakland Raiders, looking to bolster their wide receiving corps, signed fourth-year pass catcher Vincent Brown to a one-year deal, multiple sources told FOXSports.com.

Brown, who was released by the San Diego Chargers last month, worked out for the team Monday morning and passed a physical.

Rehabbing from a calf injury, Brown could be the jolt Oakland's offense needs. Brown was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and hauled in 41 receptions for 472 yards last season.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown was unimpressive last year as the Chargers WR2 opposite of Keenan Allen, who emerged as a rookie.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 10:19am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater has a hip flexor injury.

Fantasy Impact:

That's all we really know at this point but will continue to update you on his status for Week 3. James Jones busted out in the loss with a 9-112-1 line. But Andre Holmes and Denarius Moore could see more time if Streater is unable to go in Week 3. All are still risky fantasy plays in this Raiders offense.

Vernon Davis spotted on crutches

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:32am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, tight end Vernon Davis missed the last 10 minutes of the game and was on crutches in the locker room with an ankle injury.

Davis came up hobbling after a hit by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic, in which is foot was caught underneath him. On the next play, Colin Kaepernick was picked off throwing to third-string tight end Derek Carrier. Backup Vance McDonald hurt his knee in the first half and was limited in the second half.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that 49ers coach John Harbaugh was asked about the condition of his Pro Bowl tight end but all he said was he didn't talk to Davis after the game. Obviously there will be tests today to determine his status, including a possible MRI. It wasn't a good night for 49er TEs as backup Vance McDonald was limited by a first-half knee injury. Third stringer Derek Carrier was forced into action as a result.

Knowshon Moreno out 4-8 weeks

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:06pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a dislocated left shoulder and possible fracture that will keep him out of the lineup at least four weeks but up to eight weeks if there is a serious fracture, a source told The Herald Sunday.

Moreno, the Dolphins running back, injured himself on his first carry of the game. He gain four yards and did not play the rest of the game.

It is likely general manager Dennis Hickey will go hunting for a running back tonight or Monday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

It was a blow to the Miami running game because in Week 1 Moreno rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in a win over the Pats. The Dolphins will have to rely on Lamar Miller now who finished with 11 carries for 46 yards against the Bills. The Dolphins also used Damien Williams on Sunday, giving him five carries. With a bye in Week 5, Miller has favorable matchups straight through Week 8: Chiefs (Week 3, 26th), Raiders (Week 4, 30th), Packers (Week 6, 27th), Bears (Week 7, 24th), Jaguars (Week 8, 23rd).

Maurice Jones-Drew officially inactive for Raiders

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:04pm

Raiders Inactives
Tony Bergstrom G
Jonathan Dowling S
Shelby Harris DE
Maurice Jones-Drew RB
Matt McCants OT
Matt McGloin QB
Nick Roach MLB

Fantasy Impact:

Darren McFadden is expected to handle the majority of the workload for the Raiders. Marcel Reece and Latavius Murray may also see some work.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Foster should see another big workload against the Raiders.