Raiders Fantasy News

Monday, July 25, 2016, 7:12pm - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Roy Helu will begin camp on the PUP list.

Titans Beat: Dorial Green-Beckham needs to report to camp 'in better shape'

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 2:16pm

Titans Online - [Full Article]

The Titans drafted Dorial Green-Beckham to be a game-changer, and he had his moments in 2015. Green-Beckham finished the year with more catches (32), yards (549) and touchdowns (4) than six of the seven receivers selected in front of him, with the lone exception being Oakland’s Amari Cooper, the fourth overall pick of the draft. The Titans now need DGB to step up and be more consistent in his second NFL season. Green-Beckham dropped some weight from last season, but he’s one of the receivers who needs to return to Nashville in better shape. At the end of June’s minicamp, Green-Beckham vowed to be ready.

Fantasy Impact:

DGB had a solid fantasy points per target (1.18) and is slated for a larger target share in his sophomore season. He averaged 5.9 T/G over his final nine games and played at a 44-791-3.5 pace in that span. In offseason activities, Green-Beckham has been passed on the depth chart by rookie Tajae Sharpe, so it's no sure thing that he's starting Week 1. Risk-adverse owners may want to proceed with caution, though this may simply be a motivational tool to ensure that DGB reports to camp with a sense of urgency.

Carr: Raiders WR Seth Roberts 'consistently winning' his routes

Thursday, July 14, 2016, 1:16pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Seth Roberts knows his role and how to thrive in it. He's expected to be the Raiders slot receiver in 2016, a role earned last year and kept with a solid campaign that featured 32 receptions 480 yards, five touchdowns and several clutch catches.

Who could forget the game-winning touchdowns caught against Baltimore and Tennessee? He was a red zone target, clearly trusted by Derek Carr to make big plays even with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree on the pitch.

Big plays didn’t build chemistry with his quarterback. Consistency was the key there.

“I always go back and study last year’s film, one thing I continued to see over and over again is when he was man-to-man, he won his route,” Carr said. “That is huge. And he’s not just winning, he’s creating separation.”

“We don’t number our receivers but when he comes in, he’s the third guy in,” Carr said. “When you have that and the third corner guarding him or a safety coming down guarding him and have that guy consistently winning, it just opens up so many things. … It just takes pressure off of everybody. His role is huge, then you put a guy like (Andre Holmes), knowing the big play ability he has and you put Seth next to him, now safeties and defensive coaches have to make decisions because Seth continues to win on his routes.”

Fantasy Impact:

Roberts finished as the #62 WR in PPR formats as a 24-year-old rookie. He's a player to consider on the waiver wire if anything were to happen to Amari Cooper or Michael Crabtree.

'Clearly growth' between 'confident, comfortable' Amari Cooper and Derek Carr

Monday, June 27, 2016, 12:23pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

Amari Cooper received praise for his performance during the Raiders offseason program.

It was deserved. The second-year receiver was excellent in practices open to the press, working in precision with quarterback Derek Carr.

There’s clearly growth between passer and receiver, but Cooper himself has a spring in his step. He’s confident, comfortable with the Raiders and his place in the NFL.

Fantasy Impact:

Cooper suffered a foot injury in practice after Week 13. Prior to the injury, he was playing at an 83-1243-5.3 pace, and was the #18 receiver in standard and #17 in PPR. Over the final four games, he only managed 10 catches for 150 total yards and two touchdowns. Now that he’s back to full health, we’re expecting the early-season version of Cooper, and he may make further strides in his second season.

Browns Beat: Hue Jackson sees Duke Johnson 'as an every-down back'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 12:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Hue Jackson was among those watching Duke Johnson's pro day at the University of Miami before the 2015 draft. His quickness allows him to run outside and be a weapon in the passing game. His 61 receptions set a Browns rookie record for a back, and were the second-highest total by any Browns rookie. Only Oakland's Amari Cooper -- a receiver -- had more receptions as a rookie.

Jackson sees Johnson as an every-down back. The previous coaching staff actually felt the same. They started training camp intending to make Johnson the starter. But a hamstring pull set him back, and then he was sidelined by a concussion.

The overall season was disappointing for the running game, but the Browns and the backs can point to the final four or five games when a greater commitment to the run led to more production.

Isaiah Crowell averaged 5.2 yards over the final five games, when he had three of his four touchdowns. Johnson averaged 5.6 yards in the final four.

Fantasy Impact:

Crowell outscored Johnson in standard formats, but Johnson (61 catches) had the edge in PPR, finishing #24 on the year. We can glean new HC Hue Jackson's playcalling tendencies from his usage of Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill last year in Cincinnati. When the Bengals were trailing by a field goal or more, Bernard saw 33 touches to Hill's 32. When the Bengals were trailing by two points or less, tied or leading, Hill saw 206 touches to 170 for Bernard. Since the 2016 Browns are likely to be trailing far more often than the 2015 Bengals, Johnson has a chance at an even larger share than Bernard, who finished #17 in PPR formats last season. Given Johnson's 6th-round ADP in early PPR drafts, he looks like a nice target for the "wait on RB" crowd.

Raiders TE Clive Walford suffered 'big gash' on knee, 'will be fine'

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:58pm

Adam Caplan - [Full Article]

Raiders TE Clive Walford suffered the injury while ago. Described as a "big gash" on one of his knees.

From multiple sources: Walford will be fine, well ahead of schedule, gave everyone a scare when it first happened.

Fantasy Impact:

This sounds like a non-issue, but it's something to file away in case he misses offseason activities.

Raiders 'very high' on TE Clive Walford, 'want to expand his role'

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 2:44pm

Adam Caplan, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Raiders are very high on TE Clive Walford, want to expand his role going forward.

Fantasy Impact:

Walford got more playing time as the season wore on, and he looked to have a pretty good rapport with Derek Carr down the stretch. He'll be third in line for targets after Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Consider him a TE2 in most formats.

Raiders re-sign WR Andre Holmes

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 10:10am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

WR Andre Holmes and the Raiders reached an agreement for him to re-sign on a 1-year deal worth up to $3M, source said. $1M fully guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact:

Holmes was 4th in targets last season behind Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts. He's likely to serve as depth again in 2016.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:08pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Falcons agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Schaub, and also agreed to terms on a five-year deal with free-agent center Alex Mack.

Schaub spent three seasons with the Falcons, then was traded the Texans after the 2007 season. He played for the Raiders in 2014 and the Ravens last season.

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 3:15pm

Raiders Inactives
SaQwan Edwards DB
Gabe Holmes TE
John Lotulelei LB
Matt McCants T
Dexter McDonald CB
Tevin McDonald FS
Rod Streater WR

Fantasy Impact:

Amari Cooper is active, and was listed as probable with a foot injury.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 17. Cooper was very limited against the Chargers on Christmas Eve, playing only 27% of the snaps. He’s a risky play given his practice activity and a tough matchup with the Chiefs, but the probable tag means that he should play his full complement of snaps.

Chiefs could rest players, but still alive for division

Monday, December 28, 2015, 7:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Kansas City Chiefs will play to win their final regular season game against the Raiders. Unless they don’t.

That was the message from Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Monday. He said the Chiefs are planning to play to beat the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday “as we sit here right now."

The Chiefs have clinched a playoff spot, and Reid left the impression he could change his mind and rest some players against the Raiders. That’s what he did for the Chiefs’ final game against the Chargers in 2013 after they had clinched a playoff spot. The difference is that back then the Chiefs had no chance to win the AFC West.

Fantasy Impact:

Resting players would be an odd stance this time. No matter whether the Broncos win or lose Monday night’s game against the Bengals, the Chiefs will have a chance to win the division next week, the story said.

Marcel Reece suspended four games

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:40pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Oakland Raiders' Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece has been suspended for the next four regular-season games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Monday.

Reece cannot play in Oakland's season finale at Kansas City on Sunday and cannot play in the first three games of the 2016 season. Reece is also ineligible to play in the 2016 Pro Bowl. He was voted to his fourth straight Pro Bowl this past Tuesday.

"I want to let Marcel speak for himself, but I know he's disappointed and he doesn't think it's justified," Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said.

Fantasy Impact:

Reece, 30, can participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games next year. Reece had 30 catches and 10 run attempts this season. He has lost some playing time to Jamize Olawale. Reece has started seven games this season.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:56pm

NFL Inactives - [Full Article]

Raiders Inactives

S Nate Allen
RB Roy Helu Jr.
CB Neiko Thorpe
LB John Lotulelei
OL Matt McCants
WR Rod Streater
TE Gabe Holmes

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (rib) took limited practice reps again Thursday. This is a new injury for Lacy who had a disappointing outing against the Raiders in Week 15. If he’s out, James Starks would move into our top 20.

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