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Vikings RB Latavius Murray underwent 'successful ankle surgery'

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:38am

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Statement From The Vikings Regarding Latavius Murray's Surgery
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From the Vikings' official website:

Vikings RB Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16. Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp.

Fantasy Impact:

The team was aware of Murray's ankle injury at the time of the signing, so this doesn't appear to be much of an issue at this point.

Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders looks like a real possibility

Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:27pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Two tidbits on Marshawn Lynch: 1. Source on un-retiring says it’s “realer than it’s ever been” … 2. It’s Raiders or bust.

Fantasy Impact:

In his final season with the Seahawks, Lynch gained 497 total yards and scored three touchdowns in seven games (3.76 YPC). That equates to 11.5 PPG (PPR), which are high-end RB3 numbers. The Oakland offensive line is excellent, so the soon-to-be 31-year-old would be back on the radar as a fantasy RB2 if he does un-retire and find his way to the Raiders.

Bills sign WR Andre Holmes

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2:41pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

For the Bills and new WR Andre Holmes, it's a 3-year deal worth $6.5M total, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

This is an intriguing signing for a couple of reasons. Holmes had a semi-breakout season in 2014 (his third year) with 47 catches for 693 yards and four touchdowns. Then, both Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree joined the team and he even fell behind Seth Roberts on the depth chart. His targets dropped from 99 in '14 to 33 in '15 and then to 25 last year. Still, even with just 58 targets, he caught seven touchdowns in the last two years, so his 6-5 frame is useful around the end zone. The Bills are struggling to put a receiving corps together, so it's feasible that Holmes could ultimately start opposite Sammy Watkins. Warning: his career catch rate (48.3%) is terrible.

Rapaport: Raiders will sign TE Jared Cook

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:25pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Raiders are going to sign FA TE Jared Cook. A huge addition for QB Derek Carr and their offense.

Fantasy Impact:

Once Cook returned from his high-ankle sprain in Week 10, the Packers made a concerted effort to involve him in the offense. Over the final 10 games (including the playoffs) he averaged 4.2 catches for 55 yards and 0.30 touchdowns per game. That equates to 11.5 PPG, or low-end TE1 numbers. It's a nice signing for the Raiders, who seemingly want to involve the position more in their passing attack. Derek Carr gets a bump and Cook is in the mix as a late-round tight end.

Vikings sign RB Latavius Murray

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 2:06am

Vikings - [Full Article]

The Vikings announced that they have signed RB Latavius Murray.

Fantasy Impact:

Murray wasn't particularly good last season, averaging 4.0 YPC behind one of the best offensive lines in the league. (Oakland's two other running backs, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, averaged a combined 5.6 YPC.) He joins a Minnesota offense that struggled mightily in the running game -- their running backs averaged 3.2 YPC -- so this does not look like a good match. Murray's arrival hurts Jerick McKinnon, who was otherwise shaping up to be a nice middle round value. In Oakland, the Raiders are left with DeAndre Washington (104 touches, 582 yards, 2 TD) and Jalen Richard (112 touches, 685 yards, 3 TD). Washington probably has the edge since he saw 24 carries (for 165 yards and two scores) in the final three games while Richard toted the ball 15 times in the same span. The Raiders are likely to address the position in the offseason, but it's possible that they go into the season with a plan to use Washington and Richard in a committee. The two youngsters have proven capable.

Monday, March 13, 2017, 11:25pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Raiders signed former Vikings' WR Cordarrelle Patterson.

Broncos tab Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 11:49pm

UPI - [Full Article]

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mike McCoy, and former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave were set to interview for the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator vacancy this week. CSN's John Middlekauff reported Wednesday night that the Broncos' new coach, Vance Joseph, chose to hire McCoy.

Fantasy Impact:

McCoy wasn't playing with a full deck this year in San Diego with both Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead injured, but his offense still managed to post the 9th most points in the league. In fact, his offenses have finished in the top 10 in total yards in three of the last five seasons. This is a good hire for Denver, who are a quarterback (Tyrod Taylor?) away from a great offense.

Raiders don't renew contract of OC Bill Musgrave

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 5:38pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Raiders former OC Bill Musgrave had a contract that was expiring. OAK lets it expire. May have an in-house candidate in QB Todd Downing.

Fantasy Impact:

Musgrave's offense improved to 6th in yards gained and 7th in points scored, so the move is somewhat surprising.

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 3:17pm

Raiders Inactives

QB Derek Carr
S Nate Allen
CB Antonio Hamilton
LT Donald Penn
OL Vadal Alexander
DE Jihad Ward
DE Branden Jackson

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 18. Matt McGloin (left shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Connor Cook will get the start in a bad matchup with the Texans.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Texans RB Lamar Miller (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Miller had a couple of weeks off to get healthy, so he should be nearing 100 percent for a nice matchup with the Raiders (#23 in RB aFPA).

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Cooper should be fine to face the Texans, but it’s a tough matchup and he’s cleared 60 yards just once in the last eight games. He posted 4-57-1 on five targets in his Week 11 meeting with the Texans. The matchup, along with Connor Cook at QB, makes Cooper a dicey start this week.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Crabtree should play through the finger injury, but it’s hard to get excited about the Raider passing game given the matchup and Connor Cook at quarterback. Crabtree had three catches for five yards when he last faced the Texans in Week 11.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Raiders WR Andre Holmes (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18.

Raiders to start QB Connor Cook vs. Texans

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 2:50pm

Aaron Wilson - [Full Article]

Jack Del Rio on starting Connor Cook 'we trust him to go out and lead us'.

Fantasy Impact:

Cook was 14-of-21 for 150 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his debut against the Broncos in Week 17. His YPA of 7.1 was significantly higher than what the Broncos allowed in 2016 (5.8 YPA). The Texans are similarly stingy against the pass, so this isn't shaping up to be an advantageous matchup.

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