Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/20/18 4:10pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Although Lynch has been limited in back-to-back days now, this shouldn't mess with his status when the Raiders take on the Dolphins on Sunday in Miami. He'll be taking on a defense that has fared well against the run thus far but he still remains a volume-based RB2.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/19/18 4:05pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Lynch probably is receiving a rest early in the week and should be fine for Week 3. He has rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns during the first two games and could be a flex option in standard leagues.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 9/16/18 10:00am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant will be allowed to play while his year-long substance-abuse suspension is under appeal, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Bryant was re-signed after the Raiders' Week 1 loss, and his appeal could take a few weeks to decide. In the meantime, though, Bryant is best left out of fantasy lineups until there's an idea on how much he might be used.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 9/16/18 11:13pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 90.6 percent of his passes (29-for-32) for 288 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs during the team's loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: After getting called out in not-so-subtle fashion by Gruden, Carr responded with crisp passing and improved decision making. On the down side, the Silver and Black never scored again after Carr found Seth Roberts midway through the third quarter and watched a 12-point lead turn into a one-point loss. Still, Carr showed enough that he should be carried on rosters as a decent backup.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 9/16/18 11:35pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Jordy Nelson had two receptions for 30 yards during the team's Week 2 matchup with the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: It's too early to draw too many conclusions, but suffice to say that five catches for 53 yards isn't a great start to Nelson's Raiders career. Don't cut bait or sell low on Nelson yet, but you may want to keep him out of your starting lineup until he shows a little more involvement offensively.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 9/16/18 11:29pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper caught 10 passes for 116 yards in the team's Week 2 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Coming off a Week 1 no show this was exactly the kind of performance fantasy owners needed to see out of Cooper, whose 10 targets were more than double anyone else. On a team full of gray beards and reclamation projects, Cooper should be the guy. Today's gameplan suggests Gruden and Carr see that as well. Keep Cooper in the lineup as a WR2/WR3.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/16/18 11:24pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch posted 18 carries, 65 yards and a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in Week 2. He caught two passes for three yards as well.
Huddle Up: Sixty-eight combined yards and a score isn't a bad afternoon for Lynch, whose 20 touches indicate his shoulder isn't a major issue. While his lack of involvement in the passing game is less than ideal, Lynch is clearly the focal point of Oakland's ground game, which is enough to give him RB3/FLEX value moving forward.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 9/16/18 11:39pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook caught four passes for 49 yards, both good for second-most on the team, during the club's Week 2 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: You knew Cook wasn't going to match his nine-catch, 180-yard opener, but his output was at least respectable. While nine years in the NFL suggest Cook isn't a starting fantasy TE, he's a borderline option as long as he keeps producing.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/14/18 3:32pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Lynch rushed for 41 yards and one touchdown in Week 1 and will continue to receive most of the carries. He can be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in standard leagues.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 9/13/18 8:08am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has the confidence of head coach Jon Gruden after re-signing with the team Tuesday, Sept. 11. 'He's a guy who has proven he can go up and get the deep ball in contested situations,' Gruden said of Bryant. 'He can run away from you. He can make you miss. He can make big plays down the field. We're hoping we can bottle up where he is now. He's in a great place. He has a great state of mind. We'll see what happens.'
Huddle Up: Bryant is expected to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos, but there's also the possible ESPN-reported yearlong substance-abuse suspension looming in the background for the talented but troubled receiver. In short, don't bother rostering Bryant unless you're desperate for a deep-league flier in Week 2.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/13/18 4:59pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) got in a full practice Thursday, Sept. 13, one day after he was a limited participant.
Huddle Up: This will probably be the schedule that Lynch follows for the duration of the campaign in order to keep him healthy. That being said, he's perfectly fine at the moment and enters the club's matchup in Denver on Sunday as an RB2. Look for him to get more work than he did on Monday night as well.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/12/18 4:35pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: This is just par for the course for the veteran tailback, as Lynch typically doesn't fully practice throughout the week. In other words, he'll be fine for the team's second contest of the year and is worth plugging in as an RB2 after his solid season debut. He should see more work as well.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 9/11/18 9:17am ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr targeted wide receivers on nine of his 39 passes Monday, Sept. 10, in the season-opening 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, marking the team's fewest in a game since 2010, according to Sportradar US. He completed five of those nine passes for 43 yards. Meanwhile, Carr completed 24-of-30 targets to tight ends and running backs.
Huddle Up: Coach Jon Gruden's game plan obviously was to shy away from the Rams' talented new cornerback duo of Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters, and while it resulted in a career night for TE Jared Cook (nine catches for 180 yards), Amari Cooper's fantasy owners had to settle for one reception for nine yards. Frustrating to be sure, but it was just one week against a talented defense so definitely don't panic over Cooper or fellow WR Jordy Nelson just yet.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 9/11/18 3:28pm ET
Free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Raiders) is visiting the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, Sept. 11, and is close to re-signing to a one-year deal. He could play in Week 2.
Huddle Up: It's a strange turn of events for Bryant, who still doesn't know if he'll be suspended or not. As for his fantasy prospects, he's merely a waiver flier in deeper leagues.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/10/18 10:52pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch rushed 11 times for a team-high 41 yards with a touchdown in the Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Lynch bulled his way into the end zone and was vintage 'Beast Mode' in the first half. However, he wasn't used much in the second half, especially as the Raiders abandoned the run after falling behind. He remains a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 9/10/18 10:49pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 29-of-40 passes for 303 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 1 loss against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Carr didn't settle into much of a groove in his first game under the tutelage of Jon Gruden, and his last interception was returned for touchdown by Marcus Peters. He and the Raiders offense will try to bounce back in Week 2 on the road against the Denver Broncos.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 9/10/18 11:03pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper posted just one reception for nine yards on three targets in the Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams and he added one run for nine yards.
Huddle Up: There were no reports of any potential injury which might have been limiting him in some way, so it's uncertain why he wasn't a bigger part of the plan. It was expected with Michael Crabtree now in Baltimore, we'd see a lot more of the AC/DC (Derek Carr to Amari Cooper) connection. Perhaps they'll get it revved up in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 9/10/18 11:00pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Jordy Nelson posted three catches for just 23 yards on four targets in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Despite the paltry numbers, Nelson still ended up leading the wide receivers in yardage and receptions. That's how ugly of a night it was for the passing offense. Nelson looks like a WR4 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 9/10/18 10:58pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook hauled in nine receptions for 180 yards on 12 targets in the Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Cook is going to be a highly coveted player off the waiver wire if he is still available in fantasy leagues. Head coach Jon Gruden had David Carr find the tight end early and often and Cook was on a mission, bulling people over and running hard. He'll look to keep it going in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/10/18 10:56pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin rushed four times for just 20 yards in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Sept. 10 and he added two catches for minus-3 yards.
Huddle Up: Martin was making his team debut, but he wasn't terribly busy. He had just six total touches to 14 for Jalen Richard and 13 for Marshawn Lynch. He'll likely be playing third-fiddle to the two incumbents all season unless an injury strikes one of the top two backs. Martin is only worth rostering in deeper leagues. The Raiders meet the Broncos in Week 2.
Jalen Richard - RBPosted 9/10/18 10:53pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard rushed five times for 24 yards in the Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams and he added nine receptions for 55 yards on 11 targets.
Huddle Up: Richard led the running backs with 14 total touches to 13 for Marshawn Lynch and six for Doug Martin. It shouldn't be indicative of the plan going forward, however, as Richard was used on a lot of safety-valve stuff on quick hitters in the second half with the team trailing. He'll see his share of touches, but they were inflated in this one due to the lopsided nature of the game. Treat him more as a RB4 in PPR formats heading into Week 2 against the Broncos.
DeAndre Washington - RBPosted 9/8/18 12:58pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington (knee) did not practice for a third straight day on Saturday, Sept. 8 and he has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: With Washington on the mend it will be Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin handling the workload, with Jalen Richard also seeing work, particularly on passing downs.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/8/18 12:55pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) was limited in practice Saturday, Sept. 8, but he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 1 game with the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Lynch was limited all week in practice but he will be active for Monday's opener. He is needed badly, as DeAndre Washington (knee) has been ruled out. Look for Lynch and Doug Martin to see a solid workload against L.A., with Lynch the better seasonal fantasy and DFS choice.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/7/18 1:15pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 7.
Huddle Up: Lynch should be available to play in Week 1 and likely will receive most of the carries against the Los Angeles Rams. He will be facing a tough defense in Week 1 but can still be a No. 2 running back or flex option in standard leagues.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 9/6/18 4:19pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.
Huddle Up: Lynch barely played in the preseason, so this will probably raise an eyebrow or two for his owners, but it shouldn't be something that prevents him from suiting up for the back-end of the season-opening Monday Night Football doubleheader. Thus, he can still be trusted as an RB2 or FLEX option with the potential to do damage.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 9/2/18 6:48pm ET
Free-agent WR Martavis Bryant (Raiders) could be back with the Oakland Raiders next year, according to head coach Jon Gruden. 'Perhaps we'll get Martavis again next year and get the best out of him,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: Bryant is rumored to be facing a suspension, and Gruden's comments could be another indicator that the receiver will be sidelined for the entire 2018 season.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 9/1/18 1:39pm ET
The Oakland Raiders released WR Martavis Bryant on Saturday, Sept. 1. He is facing another suspension, pending appeal, which explains why the team jettisoned him.
Huddle Up: Bryant has flashed in the past, but it appears Bryant could be in hot water. He was suspended four games the first time, and he missed the entire 2016 season due to a second suspension. Bryant should obviously be avoided in all fantasy leagues. It's possible his appeal could result in a favorable ruling and he is back on the field in 2018, but that's a long way off at this point.
Khalil Mack - LBPosted 8/28/18 8:01am ET
Updating an ongoing story, Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack is likely to miss regular season games, according to sources, as the two sides have made no progress in his contract dispute. Head coach Jon Gruden has not been directly involved in talks, but the deal can't be consummated without Gruden's approval. That appears to be the biggest obstacle.
Chris Warren III - RBPosted 8/24/18 11:39pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Chris Warren III ran 15 times for a game-high 54 yards and scored the team's only touchdown on Friday, Aug. 24, against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Warren continues to make his case for a roster spot, though he's unlikely to see more than spot duty if veterans Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin are healthy. Still, you can file Warren's name away for possible future use.
DeAndre Washington - RBPosted 8/22/18 12:53pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and will not be available for the preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, head coach Jon Gruden said.
Huddle Up: While Washington is unavailable for the all-important dress rehearsal game leading up to the regular season, Gruden is reportedly really high on the scatback. He could have a meaningful role in the Oakland offense as the season progresses, and might emerge as a decent PPR option in deeper leagues.
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