Raiders Fantasy News

Saints HC Vitt "very encouraged" by Darren Sproles

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:37am

The New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles, who missed the past two games with a broken hand, returned to practice on Wednesday. Saints interim coach Joe Vitt said Sproles "looked good" at practice, although he was limited.

"I'm very, very encouraged with Darren," Vitt said."

Fantasy Impact:
Barring a setback, Sproles should play against the Raiders in Week 11. Sproles should return to his role as the Saints' most valuable fantasy RB, though it's not clear how this will impact the snaps/touches of Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Chris Ivory given Ivory's stellar play in the last two games. Thomas led the team with 50 snaps, but saw the fewest touches (14) in the last two games.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:33am

The Oakland Tribune - [Full Article]

Raiders TE Brandon Myers, listed with a concussion after the Baltimore game, was cleared to play, according to Allen. Myers said he didn't have a concussion.

Marcel Reece will continue as lead RB

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:30am

The Oakland Tribune - [Full Article]

Raiders HC Dennis Allen said that the rotations would be similar to what they were in Sunday's 55-20 loss to Baltimore. Marcel Reece would be the lead back, with Jeremy Stewart getting work and Taiwan Jones getting a shot if he continues to show progress in the areas of ball security, general health and ability to execute the playbook.

Fantasy Impact:
Reece has a terrific matchup with the Saints, who have been brutal against the run this season, though they did manage to shut down Michael Turner in Week 10.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:28pm

Raiders RB Mike Goodson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Darren McFadden was absent from the Raiders injury report, but was absent from practice and is still in a walking boot, per HC Dennis Allen. Marcel Reece is in line for a big workload against a very shaky Saints rush defense.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:28pm

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. He tweaked his hammy in practice, so if he doesn't practice tomorrow, it'll be time for concern. Rod Streater and Derek Hagan would fill in if DHB misses time. Streater played twice as many snaps as Hagan in Week 10.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:28pm

Raiders TE Richard Gordon (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:28pm

Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski (left groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 1:03pm

Jason Cole on Twitter - [Full Article]

Quick update on Raiders RB Darren McFadden: he's feeling much better, iffy for Sunday against New Orleans Week 11. Should play against Cincy Week 12.

Monday, November 12, 2012, 9:12am

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Raiders tight end Brandon Myers suffered a concussion. It was Myers' second concussion of the season, after he suffered one in Week 3 vs. the Steelers. However, he was able to return for Week 4.

Fantasy Impact:
Myers will have to pass a series of test before being able to return. The Raiders host the Saints next week in a 4 p.m. game in what would be a great matchup for the entire Oakland passing game. David Ausberry is listed behind Myers at TE, but has just a handful of catches this year so he'd be a risky play.

Friday, November 9, 2012, 9:25pm

Raiders RBs Darren McFadden (ankle, out) and Mike Goodson (ankle, out) are both out for Week 10. Taiwan Jones is a smaller speed back who has never carried the ball more than seven times in a regular-season NFL game. Last year, he carried the ball 16 times for 73 yards (4.7 YPC). He's likely to be the main ballcarrier, but Marcel Reece (hamstring, probable) will be heavily involved, even if it's just in the passing game.

Friday, November 9, 2012, 9:25pm

Raiders TE Brandon Myers (shoulder, probable) was limited in practice on Friday but is expected to play against the Ravens.

Maurice Jones-Drew "two weeks away"

Friday, November 9, 2012, 11:53am

SB Nation - [Full Article]

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been out of the lineup since he injured his foot on Oct. 21 against the Oakland Raiders. The latest news comes from NFL Network's Alex Flanagan, and she is reporting that Jones-Drew is "about two weeks away" from returning to the lineup.

That would place his return for the Jaguars on Week 12 game at home against the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact:
Rashad Jennings was ineffective in a good matchup against the Colts on Thursday night, so the Jags have to be eager to get MJD back. Though at 1-8 they don't have much to play for.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:14pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Taiwan Jones is a smaller speed back who has never carried the ball more than seven times in a regular-season NFL game. Last year, he carried the ball 16 times for 73 yards (4.7 YPC). He's likely to be the main ballcarrier with both McFadden and Mike Goodson (ankle) out, but Marcel Reece will be heavily involved, even if it's just in the passing game. Reece (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:14pm

Raiders TE Brandon Myers (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Myers is coming off a big game and will be counted upon in the passing game as the Raiders try to compensate for the likely loss of Darren McFadden.

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:14pm

Raiders TE Richard Gordon (hamstring) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking full practice reps.