Raiders Fantasy News

Redskins hire Jay Gruden as HC

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 10:38am

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bengals OC Jay Gruden has agreed to become the next head coach of the Washington Redskins, per league source.

Hue Jackson is expected to be promoted to OC of the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact:

It hasn't ended well for Gruden's predecessors in D.C., but he's going to jump on the opportunity for a head coaching job after three seasons as the Bengals' offensive coordinator. Despite an ugly flameout against the Chargers on Sunday, the Bengals offense has improved under Gruden's guidance. However, some fantasy owners were frustrated by his (lack of) usage of rookie RB Giovanni Bernard and second-year WR Marvin Jones. As for Jackson, he has run productive offenses before, including the Raiders in 2010 and 2011. Oakland was top 10 in yards gained in those two seasons under Jackson's guidance.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 8:23pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and owner Mark Davis will meet next Tuesday to discuss the team's season and immediate future as part of its offseason protocol, ESPN.com learned.

"Dennis Allen is the coach until he's no longer the coach," a league source said Tuesday. "The only people firing Dennis Allen right now are the media."

Speculation has swirled about Allen's job security in the wake of a second consecutive 4-12 season that ended with the Raiders losing six straight and eight of their final nine.
But Davis has also said that this season was Year 2 of a "deconstruction" phase and that the "reconstruction" of the team would commence this offseason with some $60 million in salary-cap space and a full complement of draft picks available.

Allen said Monday in his season-ending media conference that he had already met with general manager Reggie McKenzie and had been given an "indication" that he would return.

Monday, December 30, 2013, 8:02pm

Tania Ganguli on Twitter - [Full Article]

On NFL Live, ESPN'S Chris Mortensen said the Texans deal with Bill O'Brien is imminent and expects it to be done in the next 24 hours.

Fantasy Impact:

This has been the hot rumor for quite some time. O'Brien is a former Patriot's QB coach who completely changed the Penn State offense and helped Matt McGloin's career, as he's now an option for the Raiders at QB.

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:13pm

Raiders Inactives
Brice Butler WR
Jacoby Ford WR
Andre Gurode C
Mike Jenkins CB
Ricky Lumpkin DT
Lamar Mady OG
Menelik Watson OT

Fantasy Impact:

Terrelle Pryor returns to start at QB for the Raiders. He's a risky play with upside against the Broncos.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm

Raiders RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (neck, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Thomas is fully expected to play against the Raiders.

Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm

Raiders WR Denarius Moore (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Moore should continue to play through the shoulder injury.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:22pm

Raiders RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:22pm

Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (neck) took full practice reps again Thursday. Thomas is fully expected to play against the Raiders.

Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:21pm

Raiders WR Denarius Moore (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday. Moore should continue to play through the shoulder injury.

Raiders/Chargers Inactives

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 3:15pm

Raiders Inactives
 
Chance Casey DB
Andre Gurode C
Ricky Lumpkin DT
Lamar Mady OG
 
Chargers Inactives
 
Marcus Cromartie DB
Kwame Geathers NT
Stephen Schilling G
Brandon Taylor SS
Kenny Wiggins T
Fantasy Impact:

Keenan Allen is active, as expected.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:36pm

Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (foot, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16. No one seems too concerned about Mathews’ injury. He should be good to go for a great matchup with the Raiders.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:36pm

Raiders RB Darren McFadden (knee, ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 16. It appears that McFadden will return this week, and that might cut into the workload of Rashad Jennings, though he’s still a strong RB2 play against the Chargers.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:35pm

Raiders RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16.

Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:35pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. Allen is ready to go for a nice matchup with the Raiders.

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