Raiders Fantasy News

Raiders to hire OC Greg Olson and DC Paul Guenther

Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:23pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Raiders will make the hires of OC Greg Olson and DC Paul Guenther official tomorrow before the Jon Gruden press conference. Both contracts will be done by then, sources say.

Fantasy Impact:

Olson was the quarterbacks coach during Jon Gruden's final season in Tampa. His offenses tend to be pass-heavy and not particularly potent. In 10 seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator, his offensive units finished in the top half of the league in scoring just once (Tampa in 2010). His offenses finished in the top half of the league in total yards three times. Guenther spent the last four seasons as the Bengals' defensive coordinator and has been with the organization since 2005, so he worked with Jay Gruden from 2011 to 2013.

Raiders to announce Jon Gruden as head coach next Tuesday

Friday, January 5, 2018, 1:23pm

Steve Corkran - [Full Article]

It appears the secret everyone in the league knew—Jon Gruden—being named the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders will be made official in a news conference next Tuesday.

Raiders fire Jack Del Rio

Monday, January 1, 2018, 9:21am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

At this time a year ago, the Oakland Raiders were cheering the end of their playoff drought. Now, they're in the market for a new head coach.

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio announced after the Raiders' 30-10 loss to the Chargers that owner Mark Davis had informed him that he had been fired.

"We appreciate Jack's effort in building the foundation of this team for the future," Davis said in a statement released by the team. "Thank you to Jack, his wife, Linda, and his daughter, Aubrey, for their important contributions to the Raiders and our local community in Oakland. We wish them all the best."

Fantasy Impact:

Ian Rapoport reported the Raiders are pushing hard for Jon Gruden to come out of the Monday Night Football booth to coach again. The team once traded Gruden to Tampa Bay, where he won a Super Bowl.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:32pm

Raiders Inactives
Vadal Alexander OT
David Amerson CB
Connor Cook QB
Treyvon Hester DT
Darius Latham DT
Ian Silberman OG
Isaac Whitney WR

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Chargers TE Antonio Gates (illness) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Gates was a great Sneaky Start last week and we like him again in a solid matchup against the Raiders.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Cook should be out there against the Chargers.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Cooper will play against Casey Hayward and the Chargers.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Chargers RB Melvin Gordon (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 17. The Chargers need a win, so Gordon will likely give it a go in a great matchup against the Raiders.

Broncos will start Paxton Lynch (ankle) at QB if ready

Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 10:00am

DenverBroncos.com - [Full Article]

And as the football week begins Tuesday, the Broncos will again face a decision regarding whether Brock Osweiler or Paxton Lynch will start at quarterback.

Lynch, who is recovering from a high-ankle sprain he suffered in Week 12 against the Raiders, practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the Broncos’ game in Washington. He was a full participant Friday, but Osweiler started and played the entirety of Sunday’s contest.

Head Coach Vance Joseph noted earlier in the week that Lynch’s health would play a key role in determining whether he would start vs. Washington.

Following Sunday’s game, Joseph reiterated that point.

“Our goal is to see him play, so absolutely,” Joseph said. “If he’s ready to go next week, he will probably play for us.”

Fantasy Impact:

Lynch and Osweiler actually split reps leading up to the Washington game. With lots of QB questions heading into next season, the Broncos would clearly like to see more of Lynch.

Monday, December 25, 2017, 7:24pm

Raiders Inactives
QB Connor Cook
WR Isaac Whitney
CB David Amerson
T Jylan Ware
DT Treyvon Hester
DE Mario Edwards Jr.
OL Ian Silberman

Pederson: Eagles won't change plans if Vikings lose

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 12:28pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Eagles clinch the No. 1 seed if the Vikings lose to the Packers on Saturday tonight. If the Vikings win, the Eagles will still be playing for something on Monday night when they host the Raiders.

Either way, the Eagles won’t change their plans for Christmas night.

That’s the word straight from Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who was asked by reporters if there’s a dual plan for whether the Vikings lose or the Vikings win. And it was literally the word. As in one word.

“No,” Pederson said.

"I think it's important that they continue to play," Pederson said. "If we're in that position, if we're fortunate to be in that position to rest, I'll make that decision at that time. I think it's important that we continue to play."

Related players: Nick Foles, Jay Ajayi, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, Jake Elliott

Fantasy Impact:

This is good news for fantasy owners. Even if the Eagles were to clinch home field advantage Saturday, it appears safe to start your Eagles on Monday night. As always, check our latest rankings updates before lineup lock for your players.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Raiders TE Clive Walford (concussion, neck) missed practice Thursday.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) took limited practice reps Thursday. Cook should be fine to play on Monday night.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) took limited practice reps Thursday.

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