Raiders Fantasy News

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Raiders WR Rod Streater (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Streater is iffy for Week 3 after suffering a hip injury against the Texans.

Vernon Davis just has a deep ankle bruise

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:48pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Vernon Davis left Sunday night’s game on crutches, but he could be back on his feet soon.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Davis avoided a serious ankle injury and could be back as soon as Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

An MRI yesterday revealed a deep bruise, but no structural damage.

Davis wasn’t able to return to the game after being rolled by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic. That left them thin, with backup tight end Vance McDonald suffering a knee injury and Derek Carrier is the only healthy tight end on the roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis wasn’t able to return to the game after being rolled by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic. That left them thin, with backup tight end Vance McDonald suffering a knee injury and Derek Carrier is the only healthy tight end on the roster. Keep an eye on his progress this week. Davis has a potentially good matchup against the Cards who struggle to defend the TE. Since it's a late afternoon game, owners will still need a backup plan in place in case Davis can't go.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:28pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Oakland Raiders, looking to bolster their wide receiving corps, signed fourth-year pass catcher Vincent Brown to a one-year deal, multiple sources told FOXSports.com.

Brown, who was released by the San Diego Chargers last month, worked out for the team Monday morning and passed a physical.

Rehabbing from a calf injury, Brown could be the jolt Oakland's offense needs. Brown was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and hauled in 41 receptions for 472 yards last season.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown was unimpressive last year as the Chargers WR2 opposite of Keenan Allen, who emerged as a rookie.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 10:19am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater has a hip flexor injury.

Fantasy Impact:

That's all we really know at this point but will continue to update you on his status for Week 3. James Jones busted out in the loss with a 9-112-1 line. But Andre Holmes and Denarius Moore could see more time if Streater is unable to go in Week 3. All are still risky fantasy plays in this Raiders offense.

Vernon Davis spotted on crutches

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:32am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, tight end Vernon Davis missed the last 10 minutes of the game and was on crutches in the locker room with an ankle injury.

Davis came up hobbling after a hit by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic, in which is foot was caught underneath him. On the next play, Colin Kaepernick was picked off throwing to third-string tight end Derek Carrier. Backup Vance McDonald hurt his knee in the first half and was limited in the second half.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that 49ers coach John Harbaugh was asked about the condition of his Pro Bowl tight end but all he said was he didn't talk to Davis after the game. Obviously there will be tests today to determine his status, including a possible MRI. It wasn't a good night for 49er TEs as backup Vance McDonald was limited by a first-half knee injury. Third stringer Derek Carrier was forced into action as a result.

Knowshon Moreno out 4-8 weeks

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:06pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a dislocated left shoulder and possible fracture that will keep him out of the lineup at least four weeks but up to eight weeks if there is a serious fracture, a source told The Herald Sunday.

Moreno, the Dolphins running back, injured himself on his first carry of the game. He gain four yards and did not play the rest of the game.

It is likely general manager Dennis Hickey will go hunting for a running back tonight or Monday morning.

Fantasy Impact:

It was a blow to the Miami running game because in Week 1 Moreno rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in a win over the Pats. The Dolphins will have to rely on Lamar Miller now who finished with 11 carries for 46 yards against the Bills. The Dolphins also used Damien Williams on Sunday, giving him five carries. With a bye in Week 5, Miller has favorable matchups straight through Week 8: Chiefs (Week 3, 26th), Raiders (Week 4, 30th), Packers (Week 6, 27th), Bears (Week 7, 24th), Jaguars (Week 8, 23rd).

Maurice Jones-Drew officially inactive for Raiders

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:04pm

Raiders Inactives
Tony Bergstrom G
Jonathan Dowling S
Shelby Harris DE
Maurice Jones-Drew RB
Matt McCants OT
Matt McGloin QB
Nick Roach MLB

Fantasy Impact:

Darren McFadden is expected to handle the majority of the workload for the Raiders. Marcel Reece and Latavius Murray may also see some work.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (ribs, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Foster should see another big workload against the Raiders.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 2. The Raiders are saying he’s questionable, but the feeling is that he’s out foe Week 2. Latavius Murray is a player that the fantasy community is excited about, but he has been unable to crack the rotation after a lot of early career hype. He's worth a stash in larger formats. As for Week 2, it sounds as if Darren McFadden will get the start, but that the two backs will rotate series by series. The Redskins had a lot of success running on the Texans in Week 1, but the Raiders don't have that type of running game. Neither player is an attractive start at this point, though either player could be started as a desperation play.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 2. Johnson is ready to go for a great matchup against the Raiders.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Texans TE Garrett Graham (back, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 2. Graham is in for a nice matchup against the Raiders. He holds low-end TE2-type value.

Raiders Beat: WR Rod Streater becoming Derek Carr's 'most reliable target'

Friday, September 12, 2014, 1:16pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Rod Streater might be developing into Derek Carr's most reliable target. Streater had five catches against the Jets in coverage against five different defenders on six targeted passes. Clearly, Carr has confidence in him. It appears Streater earned that trust much more than Denarius Moore, who caught just two of eight targeted passes against New York. Coaches like the way Carr and Streater have connected in practice, and Streater said after the loss to the Jets that he loves the way Carr runs the offense and that he believes the rookie will get better quickly.

Fantasy Impact:

Streater was one of our favorite late-round picks after he posted #33 WR numbers in 2013. Look for more quiet production in the coming weeks.

With MJD out, Raiders will rotate Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray in Week 2

Friday, September 12, 2014, 12:19pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew won’t rule himself out of Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Publicly, the coaching staff has maintained a similar stance.

Though nothing formal has been announced, multiple sources have indicated that he won't be available for the home opener.

CSN Bay Area’s Fallon Smith originally reported on Wednesday that Jones-Drew had surgery on his right hand. The running back acknowledged having a procedure after Thursday’s practice, his second straight session missed.

“I’d love to go out there, but it’s a long season,” Jones-Drew said. “You want to make sure that everything is right and where it needs to be.”

Per the San Francisco Chronicle...

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said that both Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will get a crack at getting the running game going, a week after Oakland had 25 yards on 12 carries in a loss to the Jets.

"Last week we wanted to see Maurice Jones-Drew in a full-time role," Olson said. "This week, I don't know if we'll see that. We'll start with Darren, and it probably will be more series-wise with Latavius and Darren."

Fantasy Impact:

Murray is a player that the fantasy community is excited about, but he has been unable to crack the rotation after a lot of early career hype. He's worth a stash in larger formats. As for Week 2, it sounds as if McFadden will get the start, but that the two backs will rotate series by series. The Redskins had a lot of success running on the Texans in Week 1, but the Raiders don't have that type of running game. Neither player is an attractive start at this point, though either player could be started in desperation.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (ribs) took full practice reps again Thursday. Foster was used heavily in Week 1 and has a nice matchup against the Raiders in Week 2.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) missed practice again Thursday. The Raiders are tight-lipped about injuries but it appears that MJD is in danger of missing Week 2. Darren McFadden would carry the load with Latavius Murray serving as the change-of-pace back.

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