Raiders Fantasy News

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7:40pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Over the past four weeks, Rashad Jennings has been the #2 RB in fantasy, so it wouldn't make much sense to send him to the bench. McFadden's return is a concern, but Jennings still looks like a strong low-end RB1 play in a great matchup with a depleted Cowboys rush defense.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7:40pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) and Miles Austin (hamstring) are listed as probable for Thursday’s game against the Raiders.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7:40pm

Raiders WR Denarius Moore (shoulder) has been ruled out for Thursday's Week 13 game against the Cowboys. Rod Streater has amassed 11 catches for 177 yards and a TD (on 17 targets) in two games with QB Matt McGloin. With Moore out, Streater should continue to see a lot of targets.

Rashad Jennings still the RB1 in Oakland

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 12:35pm

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders running back Darren McFadden was taking reps in practice and looking as if he'll be ready to play Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys.

The question is how much McFadden will play based on the production of Rashad Jennings in his absence.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen said if McFadden is "fully healthy," both backs would play, but it doesn't sound as if Jennings is taking a back seat to anyone.

"You can't deny Rashad Jennings over the last month of the season has led the NFL in yards from scrimmage," Allen said. "I think he's earned the right and deserves the right to continue to get his carries and touches and we'll still do that."

Fantasy Impact:

Over the past four weeks, Jennings has been the #2 RB in fantasy, so it wouldn't make much sense to send him to the bench. McFadden's return is a concern, but Jennings still looks like a strong low-end RB1 play in a great matchup with a depleted Cowboys rush defense.

Nick Foles claims starting QB job

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 1:23pm

Rueben Frank on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles HC Chip Kelly said QB Nick Foles is the starter and doesn't need to look over his shoulder if he has a bad game.

Fantasy Impact:

Michael Vick is back healthy and will backup Foles this week against the Cardinals. But the good news for Foles' owners is there is no more worry about Vick taking the job. Vick even said last week that Foles has earned the job the rest of the way. Foles had one awful game against the Cowboys this season but bounced back from that to throw 7 TDs against the Raiders. We've had Foles as a mid-range QB1 in some recent starts and that will likely continue.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 9:02am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders TE Mychal Rivera's being cleared comes as pleasant news considering the head shot he took from Michael Griffin. The hit knocked Rivera's helmet off, and his head then hit the ground.

"(I) went home and felt good, normal. Woke up this morning feeling normal," Rivera said. "Saw the neurologist today, talked to a lot of doctors, and they fully cleared me."

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 9:00am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski said he simply isn't finishing his kicks and that there is no problem with holder Marquette King. Janikowski missed field-goal attempts of 32 and 48 yards and has missed seven attempts this season.

After making 49 of his previous 50 attempts from under 50 yards coming into the season, he is 11 of 15 this season.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 8:56am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was well enough to be active and serve as Matt McGloin's backup against Tennessee.

He also had a package of plays the Raiders could have used, but HC Dennis Allen felt it better to give him another week of rest -- hence the use of Marcel Reece as the wildcat quarterback instead of Pryor.

Fantasy Impact:

Something to watch for Thursday against the Cowboys. Pryor won't be a starting fantasy option, but if you're playing McGloin, it could certainly take away from his production.

Monday, November 25, 2013, 6:06pm

Vic Tafur on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) was just on field running today. HC Dennis Allen will see how that went in regards to his status for Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Raiders are on record as saying Rashard Jennings will continue to get his touches even when McFadden returns, leaving McFadden as a pretty risky option against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, if he is activated. McFadden said he hopes to play but should probably be avoided at least this week.

Monday, November 25, 2013, 4:59pm

Jim Wyatt on Twitter - [Full Article]

Titans HC Mike Munchak said WR Justin Hunter has earned himself even more playing time with Sunday's performance.

Fantasy Impact:

Hunter caught six balls for 109 yards and a TD against the Raiders. Behind Nate Washington and Kendall Wright, Hunter won't put up steady numbers but could have some value in deeper leagues if you need help at the position.

Monday, November 25, 2013, 4:36pm

Vic Tafur on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders HC Dennis Allen didn't know yet if WR Denarius Moore (shoulder) would be back this week.

Matt McGloin will get another start

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 9:33pm

Paul Guiterrez on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders HC Dennis Allen says Matt McGloin will start at QB for Raiders vs. Cowboys on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a pretty good matchup against the Cowboys but McGloin will likely fall as a middle of the road QB2. He played pretty well in a tough matchup against the Titans and at this point the team wants to see what they may have in McGloin over Terrelle Pryor.

Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2:41pm

Raiders Inactives
Tyvon Branch S
Jason Hunter DE
Lamar Mady OG
Darren McFadden RB
Denarius Moore WR
Menelik Watson OT
Tyler Wilson QB

Fantasy Impact:

With Moore out, Rod Streater is a Sneaky Start, though the Titans are a tough matchup for WRs. Andre Holmes (1-33 in Week 11) is expected to start in Moore's place. Rashad Jennings starts again at RB.

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7:49pm

Adam Caplan on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders placed WR Juron Criner on IR.

Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:24pm

Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. Matt McGloin will start against the Titans. He tossed three touchdowns last week against the Texans but isn't a trustworthy start just yet. Pryor may be active as McGloin's backup in Week 12.