Raiders Fantasy News

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Floyd’s injury shouldn’t keep him from playing in a solid matchup against the Raiders in Week 7.

Arians: Carson Palmer feels 'good' after Week 6

Monday, October 13, 2014, 4:34pm

Darren Urban on Twitter - [Full Article]

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said QB Carson Palmer felt good Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Urban added that the worst seems to be behind Palmer, which is great news. He's worth grabbing if he ended up on your wire. At apparently less than 100 percent, Palmer threw for 250 yards and two TDs last week against the Redskins - one to Michael Floyd and the other to Larry Fitzgerald. It looks like pretty smooth sailing for the next four weeks with games against the Raiders, Eagles, Cowboys and Rams, who all rank 14th or lower in terms of giving up points to QBs.

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3:56pm

Raiders Inactives
Ray-Ray Armstrong LB
Khalif Barnes T
Tony Bergstrom G
Vincent Brown WR
Jonathan Dowling S
Keith McGill CB
Matt McGloin QB

Fantasy Impact:

Derek Carr gets the start at QB as expected.

Raiders Beat: HC Tony Sparano 'believes in' RB Darren McFadden

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 2:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Raiders beat writer Bill Williamson: Expect Darren McFadden to continue to get more opportunities after a slow start to the season. McFadden has just two 10-yard runs in 2014. However, new interim Oakland coach Tony Sparano said he believes in McFadden and thinks he is running with a purpose. Sparano is a run-first coach and he said that's the approach he is going to take with the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact:

McFadden should see 14 or so touches, which has been his average through four weeks. He is our #32 RB in standard formats heading into Week 6.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Carr is expected to start against the Chargers, though the Raiders play late on Sunday. Matt Schaub likely gets the start if Carr can’t go.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. With Brown out, Branden Oliver is a strong play against a shaky Raiders defense. The Chargers recently signed Ronnie Brown as a Plan C and Shaun Draughn looms as another possible committee member if the Chargers continue their trend of spreading touches around their backfield. We like Oliver this week given his recent play and generous matchup against Oakland.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Raiders RB Marcel Reece (quadricep, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (quadricep, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 6. Allen will be fine to play against the Raiders, who are #13 in WR aFPA. He’s trying to get his season back on track after a (mostly) quiet start.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Raiders WR Vincent Brown (hamstring, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 6.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Carr is on track to start against the Chargers, but he’s not a good start this week.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Raiders RB Marcel Reece (quadricep) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Chargers WR Keenan Allen (quadricep) took limited practice reps Wednesday. He should be able to play against the Raiders, who are #13 in WR aFPA.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (calf) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Floyd is on track to play in Week 6 against the Raiders.

Raiders expected to go run-heavy under new HC Tony Sparano

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 2:50pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

The Raiders could show a greater commitment under Tony Sparano, who takes over as interim head coach heading into Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers.

“It’s no secret that my philosophy is to run the football,” Sparano said, “to keep games tight and try to be able to get yourself in a situation where you can win football games at the end of a game.”

The numbers certainly support that claim. Sparano ran the football 45.6-percent of the time during nearly four full seasons as Miami Dolphins head coach.

Sparano stuck to his guns – he made the Wildcat formation famous at the NFL level – and continued to run even during some lean years.

While Greg Olson will continue calling plays, Sparano is an offensive minded coach and will exert greater influence in the offensive game plan.

Fantasy Impact:

This is all well and good, but if the Raiders can't stay in games with a strong ground game (which they currently do not have), they won't be able to continue to run in the second half. In theory, this benefits Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew.

Raiders claim WR Kenbrell Thompkins

Monday, October 6, 2014, 4:26pm

San Francisco Chronicle - [Full Article]

Former Patriots receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was claimed off waivers by the Raiders, per NFL Network. He had six catches for 53 yards this season for the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact:

Seems like a good fit for the Raiders who are struggling for playmakers on offense and at WR. Rod Streater is out for the next few weeks so Thompkins has a chance to jump right in this Raiders offense.

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