Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
AFC West | 6-10-0
Rank: 9th
Avg Yds
Rank: 10th
Avg PYds
Rank: 10th
Avg RYds
Rank: 16th
Posted 3/22/2023 8:06 pm GMT
Free-agent TE Austin Hooper (Titans) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders Wednesday, March 22, worth $2.75 million. The team can be worth as much as $3.5 million.
Huddle Up: Hooper may compete for O.J. Howard for the starting tight end job during training camp but would only be a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Posted 3/17/2023 7:21 pm GMT
Free-agent QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Raiders) signed a three-year contract worth a reported $72.8 million on Friday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Things took a bit of an awkward turn Thursday when Garoppolo did not show up for his presser even though he was in the building. Obviously, the two sides worked out all of the details. Garoppolo offers the Raiders a soft landing after they parted with Derek Carr, but it is uncertain at best if he will be an upgrade. At the very least, Garoppolo's presence should allow Davante Adams to remain a solid fantasy WR1. This contract should not stop Las Vegas from considering a quarterback in the draft if one falls in their lap, especially given Garoppolo's injury history. He should be considered no better than a middling fantasy QB2.
Posted 3/13/2023 6:06 pm GMT
Impending free-agent QB Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers) agreed to terms on a three-year, $65.7 million deal with the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, March 13. Terms of the deal were reported by NFL Network's studio desk.
Huddle Up: The reunion between Garoppolo and head coach Josh McDaniels should make for a smooth transition. While he's not much of a fantasy option on his own, and the Raiders are likely to draft someone later this year to groom, Garoppolo's presence helps the fantasy assets around him more than anything. The veteran quarterback is a QB2 in most settings for fake football action.
Posted 3/09/2023 9:00 pm GMT
Impending free-agent QB Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers) is expected to receive interest from the Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Raiders and Houston Texans at the start of free agency next week, according to's Mike McDaniel.
Huddle Up: All three teams pick inside the top 10 of next month's draft and are obviously in the market for quarterback help. The Raiders and Panthers present him with the best opportunity to start for most - if not all - of the 2023 season and have enough weapons to make him a decent QB2 option in fantasy. Las Vegas should be considered the favorite to sign him at the moment, as Garoppolo and head coach Josh McDaniels worked together with the New England Patriots. It also helps the cause that the Raiders have a great supporting cast led by Davante Adams and Darren Waller.
Posted 3/09/2023 7:06 pm GMT
Impending free-agent RB Ameer Abdullah (Raiders) signed a one-year contract to return to the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, March 9. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Abdullah is unlikely to serve as anything more than a secondary passing-down option to Josh Jacobs out of the Vegas backfield. His star appeared to be on the rise after a strong training camp last summer, but Jacobs quickly changed the team's mind and emerged as a three-down back for head coach Josh McDaniels. There is little reason to believe Abdullah's role will change much in 2023.
Posted 3/07/2023 11:00 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs and the team are hopeful they can reach a long-term agreement on a contract extension before the July 17 deadline. Las Vegas placed the $10.1 million franchise tag on Jacobs.
Huddle Up: Jacobs is coming off a career year and proved to be an elite fantasy asset. There's still a lot of time to get a deal done, but the former first-round pick could have a much more stable situation by summertime.
Posted 3/07/2023 7:46 pm GMT
Impending free-agent QB Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers) is set to hit the open market later this month, and sources have told CBS Sports' Jonathan Jones that there is "a push within the (Houston Texans') building" to sign him.
Huddle Up: In all likelihood, Houston is probably no better than third on Garoppolo's wish list - given the likelihood he would be serving as a placeholder for whomever the Texans draft with their first pick. The New York Jets may be holding out for Aaron Rodgers, but Garoppolo would almost certainly start for them if the four-time MVP does not end up there. Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels is familiar with Garoppolo and likely views him as a starting option as well.
Posted 3/06/2023 10:26 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs officially received the franchise tag Monday, March 6. The franchise tag for running backs in 2023 is worth $10.091 million.
Huddle Up: Jacobs and the Raiders now have until the middle of the summer to hammer out a long-term contract. The 25-year-old is in no danger of hitting the age and workload cliffs just yet, but it is worth noting that Jacobs has already logged 1,232 touches in four NFL seasons and is coming off a career-high 393 last season - his first full season as a pro. Needless to say, he should be considered a strong fantasy RB1 option in 2023 - albeit one that will come with a fairly high injury risk.
Posted 3/03/2023 9:17 pm GMT
Impending free-agent RB Josh Jacobs (Raiders) is expected to have the franchise tag placed on him if he and the Las Vegas Raiders are unable to agree to a long-term contract extension by the March 7 deadline, according to sources.
Huddle Up: It sounds as though the Raiders and Jacobs have been open to getting something done for a few months, so perhaps the deadline will spur some action from both sides. And there should be motivation to get something done on both sides since the Raiders would likely prefer not to have their running back account for a $10 million hit on their cap and Jacobs would prefer to make a bit more than that after leading the league in rushing last season.
Posted 3/02/2023 8:42 pm GMT
Impending free-agent RB Josh Jacobs (Raiders) and his representatives have been in contact with the Las Vegas Raiders about getting a long-term extension done, according to head coach Josh McDaniels.
Huddle Up: It sounds as though Las Vegas will use the franchise tag on Jacobs - which would be a one-year contract worth $10.091 million - if both sides cannot agree on a long-term deal before the March 7 deadline to keep him off the open market. Jacobs mentioned earlier last month that he would be willing to play on the franchise tag if the team loaded up around him, but he will likely be a Raider regardless of what happens this month. Jacobs should be considered a solid fantasy RB1 option if he returns.
Posted 2/25/2023 4:19 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders impending free-agent RB Josh Jacobs has ranked in the top 15 in rushing yards in all four seasons of his career, and he has ranked inside the top 15 in receiving yards among running backs in 2021 and 2022.
Huddle Up: Jacobs led the NFL with more than 2,000 scrimmage yards last season, and any team that signs him will presumably make him the focal point of their rushing attack. Expect Jacobs to be a RB1 candidate wherever he suits up in 2023.
Posted 2/12/2023 10:04 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers impending free-agent QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to receive interest from multiple teams during free agency, according to NFL Network's Mike Gaarafolo.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo will not be returning to the 49ers but should be able to find a starting job this offseason. He probably will be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback no matter where he signs.
Posted 2/09/2023 8:29 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs, who is set to reach free agency next month, told Pro Football Talk on Thursday, Feb. 9, that he would be willing to play on the franchise tag in 2023 "if the team loaded up at all other positions and added players around him."
Huddle Up: The last six or seven months has seen Jacobs experience an incredible change of fortune. He was thought to be headed toward a committee backfield with Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah last summer. Now it appears he could make more than $10 million in 2023. Jacobs added during his interview that he would prefer to stay with the Raiders, but his words suggest he is unlikely to take a hometown discount. Either way, Jacobs should be considered a top-10 fantasy option at his position this spring and summer.
Posted 2/04/2023 11:08 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders impending free-agent RB Josh Jacobs said he has not had contract talks with the Raiders at this point but indicated he is interested in re-signing with them.
Huddle Up: Jacobs was one of the top running backs in the NFL this season and probably will be a candidate for the franchise tag if the two sides are not able to reach a long-term agreement. He should be a starting option in fantasy leagues no matter where he plays in 2023.
Posted 2/01/2023 11:22 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and head coach Kyle Shanahan said he does not see a scenario where Garoppolo is with the 49ers next season.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo will test the free-agent market this offseason and has a chance to find a starting job with another team. He has had some success in the past but likely will be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2023 if he is a starter.
Posted 1/29/2023 5:08 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot, ankle) has reached a point in his rehab where practicing is now possible, based on scans of his ankle, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo has already been ruled out for the NFC Championship Game but could serve as the backup to QB Brock Purdy in the Super Bowl if the Niners are able to beat the Philadelphia Eagles this afternoon. Purdy can be viewed as a serviceable lineup option in some postseason fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/28/2023 4:47 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) said that he can do everything with his still-ailing foot except sprint Friday, Jan. 27. He will not be available for the NFC Championship Game versus the Philadelphia Eagles after missing all three of the team's practice sessions during the week but said his chances of being ready for the Super Bowl are still up in the air, should the 49ers advance.
Huddle Up: Brock Purdy has taken over as the 49ers' starter at quarterback and can be a lineup option in some postseason fantasy leagues. If Garoppolo is healthy enough to be available for the Super Bowl, he would serve as Purdy's backup.
Posted 1/25/2023 9:00 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) will not practice on Wednesday, Jan. 25, and is not expected to return this week after getting X-rays on his foot on Tuesday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said.
Huddle Up: Not a surprise here, as Shanahan said last week Garoppolo had a better shot to come back for the Super Bowl than the NFC Championship Game. Brock Purdy will start once again, and while he has the lowest price of the quarterbacks in DFS, he is the riskiest option, as he faces a tough defense in the Philadelphia Eagles', and there's simply no telling how the rookie will respond in such a big spot. As for Garoppolo, the only way he gets back into the starting lineup for the Super Bowl is if Purdy falters badly, but chances are the Niners would lose to the Eagles if that happens.
Posted 1/23/2023 8:53 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) is not expected to return to practice this week, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. "X-ray tomorrow to see how things are going. I'd be very surprised if (Garoppolo) was out there this week," Shanahan said.
Huddle Up: It sounds as though the 49ers are hoping Garoppolo will be able to serve as a backup to Brock Purdy in the Super Bowl if San Francisco can make it past the Philadelphia Eagles this weekend. With the way Purdy has performed since becoming the starter, it is extremely likely Garoppolo will be playing somewhere other San Francisco in 2023.
Posted 1/21/2023 4:16 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) is no longer using a walking boot and returned to the practice field for rehab work Friday, Jan. 20, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Shanahan said Garoppolo has "an outside chance" to be available for the NFC Championship Game next week in a backup role, provided that the 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys this weekend. However, Brock Purdy will remain the team's starter for as long as the team is active in the postseason and he can be viewed as a starting option in some fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/13/2023 12:47 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 12, and has been ruled out of the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: There is no definite timetable for Garoppolo, so Brock Purdy will continue to be the starting quarterback for the 49ers. Purdy has been playing well and can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted 1/11/2023 1:20 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) did not practice on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Garoppolo remains sidelined due to a broken foot, but head coach Kyle Shanahan did relay that Jimmy G is able to put weight on his foot, which means he's on the right track. There is a chance Garoppolo could return for these playoffs, but the Niners would likely have to make it to at least the NFC Championship Game for him to have a shot at coming back. In the meantime, rookie Brock Purdy continues to play well and is a pretty solid DFS play this week against a Seattle Seahawks defense that is a middle-of-the-road unit in terms of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.
Posted 1/10/2023 3:57 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders impending free-agent RB Josh Jacobs said he wants to return to the Raiders next season but that the contract has to make sense for him.
Huddle Up: The Raiders likely will look to try to re-sign Jacobs after he led the NFL in rushing with 1,653 rushing yards. He will be a candidate for the franchise tag if the two sides are unable to reach a deal. He should be a first-round pick in fantasy leagues next season.
Posted 1/07/2023 9:09 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (hip, oblique, personal) is officially active for Week 18.
Huddle Up: On the cusp of winning his first rushing title, Jacobs is an elite RB1 who must be in lineups.
Posted 1/07/2023 8:48 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (personal, hip, oblique) is expected to play in Week 18, per source on Saturday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Jacobs, who is also dealing with hip and oblique injuries, was in Tulsa this week as his father had emergency heart surgery. But at the suggestion of his father, Jacobs will indeed suit up in Week 18. Jacobs has a comfortable lead for the rushing title in what has been a career year for him in a contract season. He's an elite, must-start RB1.
Posted 1/07/2023 4:38 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo could be a target for the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency, according to Albert Breer of
Huddle Up: With the Raiders expected to try to move Derek Carr in the offseason, they could be in the market for a quarterback. Much like Carr has been in his time with Vegas, Garoppolo would be a QB2 if he lands with the Raiders.
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