Raiders Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:55pm

Raiders RB Rashad Jennings (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It looks as if Jennings is on track to play against the Chiefs. He and Marcel Reece would likely share the work out of the Raider backfield, assuming Darren McFadden can't return for Week 6.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:55pm

Raiders RB Marcel Reece (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:32am

Adam Schefter, ESPN - [Full Article]

Former Colts general manager Bill Polian had an incredibly revealing statement. Polian said that Terrelle Pryor is the most improved player in the league that he has seen. Pryor has opened everyone’s eyes, demonstrated extreme improvement and given Oakland some optimism he can be its quarterback of the future. Now Oakland did have some interest in Josh Freeman, so Pryor has to continue to play well and prove that he is still improving. But so far, the signs are encouraging. He doesn’t look like an elite quarterback yet, but he does look a lot better than most people around the league expected.

Monday, October 7, 2013, 4:24pm

Vic Tafur on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders don't think Rashad Jennings’ hamstring is a major issue; doesn’t sound like they’re bringing in any RBs.

Raiders cut Matt Flynn

Monday, October 7, 2013, 2:42pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Matt Flynn, the quarterback acquired by the Raiders in a trade with the Seahawks this offseason, has been released, according to Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated.

Although the Raiders traded for Flynn with the expectation that he would be their starter this season, he was beaten out in training camp and the preseason by Terrelle Pryor. When Pryor missed a game this season with a concussion, Flynn played so badly that he was demoted from second to third on the depth chart after Pryor returned. And now Flynn isn’t on the Raiders’ depth chart at all.

Fantasy Impact:

The Raiders also cut fifth-round draft pick Tyler Wilson before the start of the season. Former Penn State QB Matt McGloin is now the Raiders QB2 behind Prior. McGloin was impressive enough in the offseason that this also likely played into the decision to release Flynn. Look for the Raiders to sign a free agent QB at some point. The story mentions Green Bay could be a landing spot for Flynn.

Monday, October 7, 2013, 9:30am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders running back Rashad Jennings suffered a hamstring injury in the first half, and he wasn't able to finish the game.

Jennings started in place of Darren McFadden.

Fantasy Impact:

Marcel Reece rushed seven times for 32 yards once Jennings left the game. Reece could be in line for a big bump in carries if both Jennings and McFadden are out again in Week 6. The Raiders have a tough matchup at KC next week, though.

Sunday, October 6, 2013, 10:55pm

Raiders Inactives
Tyvon Branch S
Juron Criner WR
Darren McFadden RB
Stacy McGee DT
Tony Pashos T
Menelik Watson OT
Stefen Wisniewski C

Fantasy Impact:

Marcel Reece is active and will get some touches along with Rashad Jennings. Terrelle Pryor returns from concussion and will get the start at QB.

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 9:16am

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

It’s likely the Raiders must push on without RB Darren McFadden in the short term. That switches focus to Rashad Jennings, who would take over as feature back.

Fantasy Impact:

McFadden said he'd rather miss a game or two to ensure he's good for the long term, and since that was a direct quote it seems very doubtful McFadden plays this week - although he's not officially ruled out yet. Two games would take him right to the Raiders bye week, so it would be plenty of time to get the hammy back to full strength. Those games would include this week against San Diego and next week against Kansas City.

Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:03pm

Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5 Pryor is symptom free and is expected to start on Sunday night against the Rams. He'll be a Sneaky Start against a shaky Chargers pass defense.

Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:03pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 5. HC Dennis Allen kept the door open for McFadden to play without practicing, but it seems unlikely given his history of injury. Rashad Jennings figures to carry the load with Marcel Reece, if available, getting some work in the passing game.

Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:03pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (hamstring, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 5. Danny Woodhead seems like a more trustworthy play against the Raiders.

Friday, October 4, 2013, 6:03pm

Raiders RB Marcel Reece (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 5. It looks like Reece may play, though Rashad Jennings figures to see the bulk of the touches for the Raiders.

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:32pm

Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday. Pryor is symptom free and is expected to start on Sunday night against the Rams. He'll be a Sneaky Start against a shaky Chargers pass defense.

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:32pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. HC Dennis Allen kept the door open for McFadden to play without practicing, but it seems unlikely given his history of injury. Rashad Jennings figures to carry the load with Marcel Reece, if available, getting some work in the passing game.

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:32pm

Raiders RB Marcel Reece (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Reece may play, though Rashad Jennings figures to see the bulk of the touches for the Raiders.