Raiders Fantasy News

Broncos tab Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:49pm

UPI - [Full Article]

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mike McCoy, and former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave were set to interview for the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator vacancy this week. CSN's John Middlekauff reported Wednesday night that the Broncos' new coach, Vance Joseph, chose to hire McCoy.

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy wasn't playing with a full deck this year in San Diego with both Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead injured, but his offense still managed to post the 9th most points in the league. In fact, his offenses have finished in the top 10 in total yards in three of the last five seasons. This is a good hire for Denver, who are a quarterback (Tyrod Taylor?) away from a great offense.

Raiders don't renew contract of OC Bill Musgrave

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:38pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Raiders former OC Bill Musgrave had a contract that was expiring. OAK lets it expire. May have an in-house candidate in QB Todd Downing.

Fantasy Impact:

Musgrave's offense improved to 6th in yards gained and 7th in points scored, so the move is somewhat surprising.

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:17pm

Raiders Inactives

QB Derek Carr
S Nate Allen
CB Antonio Hamilton
LT Donald Penn
OL Vadal Alexander
DE Jihad Ward
DE Branden Jackson

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Matt McGloin (left shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Connor Cook will get the start in a bad matchup with the Texans.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Miller had a couple of weeks off to get healthy, so he should be nearing 100 percent for a nice matchup with the Raiders (#23 in RB aFPA).

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Cooper should be fine to face the Texans, but it’s a tough matchup and he’s cleared 60 yards just once in the last eight games. He posted 4-57-1 on five targets in his Week 11 meeting with the Texans. The matchup, along with Connor Cook at QB, makes Cooper a dicey start this week.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Crabtree should play through the finger injury, but it’s hard to get excited about the Raider passing game given the matchup and Connor Cook at quarterback. Crabtree had three catches for five yards when he last faced the Texans in Week 11.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders WR Andre Holmes (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18.

Raiders to start QB Connor Cook vs. Texans

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 2:50pm

Aaron Wilson - [Full Article]

Jack Del Rio on starting Connor Cook 'we trust him to go out and lead us'.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook was 14-of-21 for 150 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his debut against the Broncos in Week 17. His YPA of 7.1 was significantly higher than what the Broncos allowed in 2016 (5.8 YPA). The Texans are similarly stingy against the pass, so this isn't shaping up to be an advantageous matchup.

Raiders QB Derek Carr feels positive about rehab

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 8:27pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Injured Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said in a radio interview Tuesday with 95.7 The Game in San Francisco that it “ripped [his] heart out” to watch the Raiders play on television last Sunday at Denver.

Carr suffered a broken leg on Christmas Eve and had surgery a few days later. That surgery revealed no ligament damage, which bodes well for Carr being back on the field this spring.

Texans will start Brock Osweiler at QB even if Tom Savage cleared

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 5:44pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Yes, the Texans are preparing for Saturday’s playoff game against the Raiders with Brock Osweiler as the staring quarterback. No, it won’t matter if Tom Savage clears the concussion protocol by then.

Coach Bill O’Brien made it clear on Tuesday that Osweiler is the starter for Saturday, period.

“I’m not going to speculate on when [Savage] might clear but yes he is in the concussion protocol,” O’Brien told reporters. “If he were to clear, then he would be the backup quarterback. If not, it’ll be Brandon Weeden.”

Texans to start Brock Osweiler at QB

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 12:46pm - [Full Article]

Brock Osweiler will be the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans in their AFC Wild Card game against the Oakland Raiders, head coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday. Osweiler replaced Tom Savage, who left their Week 17 game against Tennessee with a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

Savage had previously unseated Osweiler as the starter late in the season. Brandon Weeden will dress as the backup if Savage doesn't clear concussion protocol, O'Brien added.

Raiders expected to start Connor Cook at QB

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 12:44pm - [Full Article]

For the first time in the Super Bowl era, it appears a rookie quarterback will be making his first start in an NFL playoff game.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Oakland Raiders are moving forward with "the expectation that" Connor Cook is their projected starter for Saturday's matchup against the Houston Texans. Matt McGloin suffered an injury to his trapezius muscle in a season-ending loss to the Broncos and will not be ready.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook, in relief, completed 14 of 21 passes for 150 yards, a touchdown and an interception. McGloin was 6 of 11 for 21 yards. Some even felt that Cook looked like the better QB.

Raiders unsure about starting QB for playoffs

Monday, January 2, 2017, 7:42pm - [Full Article]

One day after Matt McGloin left Oakland's season-ending loss early with a shoulder injury, coach Jack Del Rio doesn't know who his starting quarterback will be come Saturday.

"We'll see how the week goes," Del Rio told reporters Monday. "Between Connor Cook and Matt (McGloin), we'll see who can get the most reps and who we feel the most comfortable putting in the game."

Del Rio confirmed that McGloin got an MRI and defined his status as "just sore."

Fantasy Impact:

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Raiders are not optimistic about McGloin playing against the Texans, but have not ruled him out. In other news, the team has signed free agent Garrett Gilbert to the practice squad, and the signal caller could be active for the playoff game.

Raiders QB Matt McGloin (shoulder) leaves Week 17

Sunday, January 1, 2017, 6:55pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The playoff-bound Oakland Raiders are down to their third quarterback.

Rookie Connor Cook replaced Matt McGloin late in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos after McGloin suffered a shoulder injury.

McGloin made his first start since 2013 on Sunday after starter Derek Carr suffered a broken fibula last week.

Fantasy Impact:

The Raiders were trailing 17-0 when Cook entered the game. McGloin was 6-for-11 with just 21 passing yards when he was injured. The team announced he was questionable to return in the second half. The Raiders would clinch the AFC West title and No. 2 seed with a win. With a loss and a Kansas City Chiefs win in San Diego, Oakland would instead be a wild-card team and play next week at Houston.

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