It doesn't look like Whalen is going to be ready for Week 1 against the Rams. Gehlken added Whalen could be a candidate for injury settlement. The Raiders just traded Ryan Switzer to the Steelers and Whalen was among those battling for the slot receiver job.
OAK WR Seth Roberts - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Kansas City Chiefs
The Raiders end their season coming off an emotional win in what could have been the last NFL game played in Oakland but now walk into Arrowhead for a game the Chiefs need to win to ensure home field advantage. Combine that with an implied team total of fewer than 20 points this week, and this is an offense that carries great fantasy risk to end the regular season. Kansas City has struggled against the pass in terms of aFPA to WRs, and negative game script could be a benefit here. Jordy Nelson has posted four consecutive double-digit PPR performances, but he's the only Raider WR worth starting consideration.