Raiders Fantasy News

Baltimore Ravens sign WR Michael Crabtree

Friday, March 16, 2018, 6:12pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

It's been a game of musical chairs at the wide receiver position by the Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens. First, the Raiders released Michael Crabtree and signed Jordy Nelson, then the Ravens signed Ryan Grant (only to void the deal because of a failed physical) and then they turned around and signed Michael Crabtree. The deal between Crabtree and the Ravens is for three years, worth $21 million, and includes $11 million in guarantees.

Fantasy Impact:

Crabtree has spent the last three seasons in Oakland, with the first two being his most productive. In 2015, he caught 85 passes for 922 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2016, he went for 89 catches, 1,003 yards, and eight touchdowns. This past season, however, he only caught 58 passes for 618 yards, but he still managed to score eight times. He will now become the No. 1 receiving option in Baltimore's offense.

WR Ryan Grant's deal with Baltimore Ravens voided

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:43pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Baltimore Ravens and WR Ryan Grant had agreed to a four-year deal worth $29 million, with $14.5 million in guarantees, but a failed physical has voided that deal. Grant is now a free agent again.

Grant's deal was a headscratcher when it was first announced, and the Ravens have been linked to recently released Michael Crabtree. It's doubtful Grant will find a deal anywhere near as lucrative as the one he was going to sign with Baltimore.

Oakland Raiders sign WR Jordy Nelson

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 4:41pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Oakland Raiders and Jordy Nelson have agreed to a two-year deal worth $15 million. In a corresponding move, the team is releasing Michael Crabtree.

Fantasy Impact:

It didn't take Nelson long to find work after being released by the Packers, and he will now join the Raiders as a complementary receiver to Amari Cooper. In the three seasons before last, Nelson averaged over 93 catches, 1,363 yards, and 11 touchdowns.

RB Doug Martin signs with Oakland Raiders

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:32pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Oakland Raiders have added to their RB depth chart by signing Doug Martin.

Fantasy Impact:

Martin has had two really awesome seasons (2012, 2016) where he rushed for over 1,400 yards, but has failed to make a dent in his four other seasons as a pro because of injuries, suspension, and poor play. Last season was one of the bad years, where he only appeared in 11 games and barely cracked 400 yards rushing (2.9 yards per carry on 138 attempts).

The Raiders' rushing attack wasn't all that great itself last season, with Marshawn Lynch leading the team in attempts (207), yards (891), and touchdowns (7). Since 2010, Oakland has had only two backs rush for 1,000 or more yards—Darren McFadden (2010 - 1,157 yards) and Latavius Murray (2015 - 1,066 yards). A fully healthy Martin could become the third, if given the majority of the carries.

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

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