The Raiders are making some changes in their quarterback room.
Marcus Mariota, the backup quarterback who has been struggling with a strained pectoral muscle, has been placed on injured reserve. Under the NFL’s rules for the 2020 season, that means Mariota can return after three weeks.
DeShone Kizer, who spent last season with the Raiders, has been added to their practice squad. A 2017 second-round pick of the Browns, Kizer has some playing experience, both in Cleveland and in Green Bay, and could be called upon in an emergency.
TEN QB Marcus Mariota - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 at Denver Broncos
The Denver defense isn't what it once was, but it can still cause plenty of issues, especially when you're playing behind a bad offensive line as Marcus Mariota is. Mariota threw for just 183 yards and no touchdowns while scrambling for 35 yards last week against Buffalo's tough defense. But the weather could be a factor here, as well. Mariota just isn't a strong start this week.