Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/20/17 4:15pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game Friday, Oct. 20, for unsportsmanlike conduct. Lynch was ejected from the team's Week 7 game for contact with an official.
Huddle Up: DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will probably share work at running back in Week 8 with Lynch out. Washington probably will receive a majority of the carries, while Richard will be used more in the passing game. They will be facing a solid Buffalo Bills defense in Week 8 but could be flex options in fantasy leagues.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/20/17 4:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is appealing his one-game suspension, according to a source. The appeal hearing is expected to occur early next week.
Huddle Up: Owners should check on Lynch's status next week to see if he will be able to play in Week 8. He could be a No. 2 running back or flex option if he plays.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/19/17 6:48pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was ejected against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Oct. 19, after making contact with an official.
Huddle Up: Lynch came off the bench to join an altercation and ended up grabbing and shoving an official. There is a chance he could face further suspension, and if he misses time, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would likely split carries.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/19/17 9:16pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper caught 11 passes for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns during the team's Week 7 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Cooper's 210 yards far surpassed his total from the first six games combined (146), and the touchdowns were his first since Week 1. It was a monster game from Cooper, who was targeted a whopping 19 times, but it could've been even bigger as he again allowed a couple of catchable balls to slip through his fingers. Still, this is the type of performance fantasy owners have been waiting for from the third-year wideout. It'll be hard to keep him out of your lineup in Week 8.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/19/17 9:11pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 29 of 52 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Oct. 19. Carr added a 15-yard run and did not turn the ball over.
Huddle Up: Completion percentage aside this was easily the biggest game of the year for Carr, who'd passed for fewer than 200 yards in each of his previous three games. We'll see if it jump starts the offense going forward. On the health front Carr now has 10 days to further heal up before the team travels to Buffalo.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 10/19/17 9:27pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook logged six receptions (on seven targets) for 107 yards Thursday, Oct. 19, against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: As with teammates David Carr and Amari Cooper, Cook enjoyed his best game of the year Thursday night, nearly doubling his previous high for yardage. We saw big games from Cook in Green Bay last year, but never with any consistency. So while Cook can be used in advantageous matchups he's by no means a weekly option at this time.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/19/17 9:38pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree had three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football.
Huddle Up: It was a quiet game for Crabtree, who took a back seat to Amari Cooper and Jared Cook, but when the game was on the line the team turned to Crabtree (twice). He now has six touchdowns on the season and has found the end zone in three straight. Despite a quiet yardage night Crabtree has earned WR2 status until further notice.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/17/17 11:08am ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr and the rest of the offense have yet to hit their stride this year. On the season, there have been 42 300-yard passing games, 44 100-yard receiving games and 32 100-yard rushing games by individual players. The Raiders boast zero of those 118 such games.
Huddle Up: The struggles of Amari Cooper have been well documented, but it's somewhat of a surprise that Marshawn Lynch and Michael Crabtree have not reached the 100-yard mark in any game. Carr, Lynch, Crabtree and Cooper remain starting options, of course, but don't expect a big breakout in a tough matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/16/17 4:19am ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch carried 13 times for 63 yards in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, but he gained no yards receiving and was targeted just twice.
Huddle Up: Lynch's rushing yards were slightly better, but not by much, even against a weaker LA defense. He still ranks as an RB2 heading into next week, but that could be a struggle considering it's the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/16/17 4:13am ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 21 of his 30 pass attempts for 171 yards and one touchdown, but he was also picked off twice in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: It won't get much better for Carr, at least not yet. Carr has a Week 7 clash against the Kansas City Chiefs and it is a short week because of Thursday Night Football. Add to that Carr is returning from back spasms, and you might want to stay away until Carr gets his legs back.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/16/17 4:39am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper caught five of six passes for 28 yards in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Cooper only dropped one of his passes, which is an improvement from previous yards. Still, he is a risk to play in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, what with the short week and the Chiefs coming off the loss to Pittsburgh.
Seth Roberts - WRPosted 10/16/17 4:35am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts caught all three of his passes for 35 yards in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: With Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper in the lineup, it has been a struggle sometimes for other receivers to latch on. Roberts has been an inviting alternate target for Derek Carr. He's not worth starting on a regular basis except in deeper formats, but Roberts could go up the chart if either lead wideout is hurt.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/16/17 4:31am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree caught six of his 10 targeted passes for 52 yards and scored a touchdown in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Crabtree should be in your lineup for Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Chiefs are coming off a stinging loss to Pittsburgh and it is a short week. Still, if any receiver will find catches and yards against a tough team, Crabtree is the one.
Cordarrelle Patterson - WRPosted 10/16/17 4:26am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson had 55 yards rushing in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, but he also had one catch for five yards.
Huddle Up: Before you get excited, a word of caution. Patterson had a 47-yard run, so a good chunk of those yards came on one play. The team wants to get Patterson involved, but the results aren't perfect. Stay away until the Raiders can find a better role.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/14/17 5:41am ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (back) will start Week 6's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Carr was removed from the injury report after serving as a full practice participant Friday, Oct. 13. Even though it's uncertain how close he will be to 100 percent, he should be viewed as a low-end QB1 in all fantasy formats due to his career success versus the Chargers.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/13/17 2:35pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 13, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Cooper is expected to be in the lineup, but he has been a risky fantasy play this season due to his high number of drops and nagging injuries. He has definitely performed well below fantasy expectations to date.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/12/17 4:31pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (back) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: It looks like Carr will be back under center Sunday for the Raiders, but there's still a question as to how close he is to 100 percent health. Even so, the former Fresno State product has enjoyed splendid numbers opposite the Chargers since entering the league. In fact, he's thrown for more yards and touchdowns against them than any other opponent whom he's faced. Thus, as long as he's active, Carr is worth retaining his QB1 position in all lineups.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/12/17 4:14pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (knee) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Cooper has arguably been the biggest disappointment in all of fantasy football thus far, but it looks like he'll have another crack at turning things around on Sunday. Fortunately for him, Derek Carr appears more likely than not to return in Week 6, and a home date with the Chargers could lead to a healthy number of points on the board. Don't be surprised if he posts another dud, however, given his current knee ailment.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/11/17 3:45pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (knee) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: It appears Cooper will be good to go for Week 6 against the Chargers, but is that good? Something has been off with Cooper this season, and it's uncertain if his knee has been hindering him for longer than reported. He has had key drops at inopportune times and he just hasn't been himself so far this season.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/11/17 3:44pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (back) was able to take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 11, on a limited basis.
Huddle Up: Head coach Jack Del Rio said earlier in the week that Carr is expected to be ready for Week 6, and that certainly appears to be the case. Originally he was diagnosed with an injury with a 2-6 week timeframe, and it appears he'll be on the short end of that.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/9/17 3:22pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (back) is expected to play against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Carr's status during the week to see if he suffers any setbacks. He will be a risky option since he missed only one week because of the injury but can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues if he is able to play.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/8/17 8:09pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch had 12 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 10 yards in a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Lynch has found little running room since the season opener, but his role as the lead back will keep him in the RB2 mix heading into a Week 6 matchup with a struggling Los Angeles Chargers defense.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/8/17 8:24pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree finished with six catches on eight targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Crabtree returned from a one-game absence and delivered another solid outing. He was clearly EJ Manuel's go-to target, and no matter if it is Manuel or Derek Carr under center in Week 6, Crabtree should be starting.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/8/17 8:20pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper had one catch on two targets for eight yards in a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Cooper hasn't even cracked double-digit receiving yards in the last three games, and if EJ Manuel is still under center in Week 6, Cooper should probably be left on the bench.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/7/17 6:22pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch should see a 'heavy dose' of carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5, according to Eddie Paskal of Raiders.com.
Huddle Up: Oakland is going to try to feed Lynch, but with EJ Manuel expected to be under center, the Ravens will likely focus on slowing down the ground game. Consider Lynch a low-end RB2.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/6/17 11:32am ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (back) has 'improved' and could play as early as Week 6 versus the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Carr's initial timeline was two to six weeks, so this is definitely good news for owners of Michael Crabtree, Amari Cooper and Jared Cook. E.J. Manuel will get the start this week versus the Baltimore Ravens, which is a huge downgrade for the entire offense. Even though the Ravens' defense has fallen off dramatically over the past two weeks, Manuel should put them back on the map in DFS and redraft leagues.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/6/17 2:44pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (chest) was a full participant in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and has been removed from the practice report.
Huddle Up: Derek Carr is a game-time decision but appears unlikely to play. EJ Manuel would replace him, making Crabtree a low-end WR3.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/6/17 2:47pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (back) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 6, and is questionable for Week 5. He is a game-time decision.
Huddle Up: Consider this far closer to doubtful or out and a case of Jack Del Rio playing games with the injury report. EJ Manuel is expected to start.
EJ Manuel - QBPosted 10/6/17 3:46pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB EJ Manuel is expected to make the start in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: While Derek Carr was able to practice for a second straight day, the chances of him playing are considered small. Manuel took the first quarterback reps in practice, followed by Carr and Connor Shaw. Manuel isn't a terribly attractive one-week fantasy option, but at least he gets Michael Crabtree back from injury to help a little bit.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/5/17 6:26pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (chest) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 5.
Huddle Up: After sitting out last week, it's looking like Crabtree could return to the field in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. He was off to a solid start before the injury, but now that EJ Manuel is the quarterback, Crabtree is better suited as a WR3.
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