Raiders Fantasy News

Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:18pm

Raiders RB Rashad Jennings (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. 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 if Darren McFadden can't return for Week 6. McFadden (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. McFadden may play in Week 6, though he would be a very shaky start considering his injury history.

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Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:18pm

Raiders RB Marcel Reece (knee, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. Reece will be in the mix for touches against the Chiefs.

Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:17pm

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 6. Avery will play against the Raiders. As usual, he's a desperation play at best.

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:42pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. McFadden is not expected back this week, but we'll continue to monitor his practice activity. The Raiders play in the early round of games on Sunday.

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:42pm

Raiders RB Rashad Jennings (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. 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.

Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:42pm

Raiders RB Marcel Reece (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Reece should play against the Chiefs and his role will depend on the status of Rashad Jennings and Darren McFadden.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:55pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. McFadden is not expected back this week, but we'll monitor his practice activity.

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.

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.