Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
AFC West | 7-9-0
Rank: 25th
Avg Yds
Rank: 12th
Avg PYds
Rank: 13th
Avg RYds
Rank: 12th
Posted 5/27/2020 7:32 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr has been working out with some of his teammates at a Las Vegas Park, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Rochelle Richards. WR Zay Jones, WR Hunter Renfrow and TE Darren Waller are among the players working out with Carr.
Huddle Up: Carr is coming off a decent 2019 season with 3,270 yards and 21 touchdowns. The team added several new receivers to the roster this offseason, so Carr will have plenty of options in the passing game. He probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted 5/23/2020 9:13 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Bryan Edwards figures to be the team's No. 4 option at receiver in 2020, according to Matt Harmon of Yahoo! Sports.
Huddle Up: Edwards will be competing with WRs Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow and Tyrell Williams, and TEs Darren Waller and Jason Witten for looks from QB Derek Carr. The 6-foot-3 third-round pick caught 71 passes for 816 yards and six touchdowns at South Carolina last year. He won't have much value in redraft leagues, but he's a good late-round option in dynasty.
Posted 5/17/2020 8:10 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr posted an NFL-best 95.9 QBR against the blitz (defined as any play when the defense rushed five or more players) in 2019. Carr also led all quarterbacks in completion percentage (71.6) and yards per attempt (11.11) against the blitz.
Posted 5/16/2020 6:40 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller is picking up tips this offseason from TE Jason Witten, his new veteran teammate. 'He is great getting off the ball right at the snap, he will be ahead of receivers. So I'm thinking, 'I didn't know 'jason Witten was that fast,' but there are a lot of small details to his game that are just incredible.'
Huddle Up: Waller is coming off a breakout season, finishing fourth among fantasy tight ends in standard-scoring formats and second in PPR. Even with the addition of Witten, Waller is still arguably a top-five fantasy tight end for 2020.
Posted 5/13/2020 12:51 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller last season joined new teammate Jason Witten (2009, 2012) as the only tight ends in NFL history to catch at least 90 passes in a season and score three or fewer touchdowns.
Huddle Up: It didn't take long for opponents to figure out Waller was the one pass-catcher that defenses had to account for inside the 20, which helped contribute to 11 total touchdowns by Tyrell Williams and Foster Moreau. Waller scored all three of his TDs over a two-game span - two of which came in a blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Raiders addressed the receiver position in a big way this spring, potentially paving the way for Waller to become an even better fantasy TE1 in 2020.
Posted 5/01/2020 4:58 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr says he is focusing on winning more games and scoring more points. If you have something (negative) to say to me, I have no time for you,' he said in an interview with The Athletic. '... We just need to score more and win more. That's my mindset. I don't care about anything else.'
Huddle Up: Carr has only finished as a top-10 fantasy QB once (2016) in his six seasons with the Raiders, and despite some new offensive weapons in rookie WRs Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards and RB Lynn Bowden Jr., he's still projects as a middling QB2 at best in 2020.
Posted 5/01/2020 12:44 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders third-round pick WR Bryan Edwards is known for breaking tackles and doesn't shy away from contact. Edwards is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, and general manager Mike Mayock envisions Edwards as the physical X receiver on the outside.
Huddle Up: Edwards has drawn comparisons to Larry Fitzgerald and Terrell Owens, but he might not pay huge dividends immediately. He has the skill set to be one of the better selections in the draft down the road. He's definitely a target in dynasty formats, but he's not much more than a WR5 flyer right now.
Posted 4/29/2020 5:52 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said rookie WR Henry Ruggs III stood out due to his speed (4.27 seconds at NFL Combine), which was a distinguishing factor of choosing him in the first round of the NFL Draft over other highly touted prospects. Mayock added Ruggs III's explosion and work ethic were also part of the decision. 'When you're in the division we're in and you look at Kansas City and you look at what they have on offense and what their explosion looks like, we needed to get faster and we think that his addition opens up our entire offense,' Mayock said of the selection. 'He can run the deep routes. He also gets the manufactured touches, the bubble screens, the jet sweeps. I think if you force defenses to roll coverage, it opens up our run game.' Mayock went on to note that defenses respecting deep routes also opens up underneath routes for TE Darren Waller.
Huddle Up: Dangerous speed can definitely make a difference to an offense and the Raiders found that in Ruggs III. Will it translate to fantasy football success? Probably not immediately in a season with an altered offseason, but Ruggs III brings plenty to the table. Consider him a boom-or-bust WR5 during draft day; obviously his value is higher in dynasty formats.
Posted 4/24/2020 6:32 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QBs Derek Carr remains the team's starter after the team used five first-round picks on other positions the last two seasons.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the Raiders now have Marcus Mariota, but Carr remains No. 1 and he now has a new toy to deploy in speedy first-round WR pick Henry Ruggs. Still, Carr has only finished as a top-10 fantasy once (2016) in his six seasons with the Raiders, and he remains a middling QB2 prospect for 2020.
Posted 4/18/2020 1:48 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller was sixth in the NFL and second among tight ends with 597 yards after reception in 2019.
Huddle Up: Waller broke out in a big way with a 90-1,145-3 season after totaling 18 grabs in three years combined previously. There will be some skepticism if he can repeat it, but there are questions about a lot of his peers in the tier just below the elite at tight end. He's still a top-five option.
Posted 3/26/2020 12:21 am UTC
Free-agent WR Nelson Agholor (Eagles) officially signed with the Las Vegas Raiders Wednesday, March 25. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Agholor could be a top-three receiver for the Raiders season but is coming off a disappointing 2019 season. He may only be a late round option in deeper leagues.
Posted 3/21/2020 6:58 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Nelson Agholor (Eagles) on Saturday, March 21, agreed to a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Agholor is coming off his least-productive season (39-363-3) in the last three years but joins a Raiders WR group that is lacking talent and depth outside of Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow.
Posted 3/17/2020 8:02 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent TE Jason Witten reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to a source Tuesday, March 17. Witten can earn up to $4.75 million in 2020.
Huddle Up: Witten's role is unknown, as Darren Waller is coming off a 1,145-yard breakout 2019 campaign. Waller could move to wide receiver for the 2020 season to open up more snaps for Witten, but the veteran won't be an option as anything more than TE2 to begin the season.
Posted 3/17/2020 5:12 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent LB Cory Littleton (Rams) agreed to a three-year deal worth up to $36 million with the Las Vegas Raiders Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Littleton was fifth in fantasy points at the linebacker position, and he'll remain a midrange or upper-middle LB1 option in IDP leagues.
Posted 3/06/2020 7:44 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota, a pending free agent, is drawing interest from the Las Vegas Raiders, likely to serve as a backup to Derek Carr. Mariota has been a favorite of Raider general manager Mike Mayock.
Huddle Up: The Tom Brady-to-Vegas rumor mill seems to have died down of late, and the Raiders adding a cheaper QB who could conceivably push Carr or take over if he struggles might be the route Las Vegas takes this offseason.
Posted 3/06/2020 5:29 pm UTC
Denver Broncos RB Devontae Booker, a pending free agent, isn't expected to be re-signed in Denver, per source. He is expected to draw second-wave interest in free agency.
Huddle Up: Booker, a 2016 fourth-round pick, generated some fantasy buzz as a rookie with 877 total yards and five TDs on 205 touches. But he's only had 189 touches for 1,098 yards and two scores in the three seasons since, and isn't likely to be anything more than a end-of-the-bench reserve back wherever he lands.
Posted 3/03/2020 8:48 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is expected to be used more heavily in the passing game in 2020, according to general manager Mike Mayock.
Huddle Up: This would cement Jacobs' status as an RB1 in all fantasy formats. He rushed for 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie, but caught 20 of just 27 targets for 166 yards.
Posted 2/28/2020 6:08 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten, an impending free agent, would be welcomed back to the team by owner Jerry Jones. 'I feel strongly he wants to play, and I think he can play,' Jones said. 'I would hope that he would not ever be anything but a Cowboy. It's meaningful. He's in the tops right there. I do think he can play. As I sit here right now I think he can make a real contribution to the Cowboys.'
Huddle Up: Even at 37, some may not realize Witten finished as a back-end TE1 last season (11th in PPR, 12th in standard total fantasy points), catching 63 of 87 targets for 560 yards. But whether he re-signs in Big D or moves on, the safe bet is that Witten's TE1 days are now done.
Posted 2/27/2020 7:28 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr on Thursday, Feb. 27, drew praise from head coach Jon Gruden. 'Consistent on what I have said. I really think Derek is a heck of a player,' Gruden said. 'And I have a lot of respect for what he has done and with some tough circumstances. So I'm not going answer every media rumor out there -- just can't do it. I'm just going to listen to my Sirius rock 'n roll classic vinyl and keep working. But I love what Derek Carr did, love what he brings to our team and anxious to continue to build around him.'
Huddle Up: Carr hit career season highs for passing yards (4,054) and completion percentage (70.4) in 2019, but only threw for 21 TDs. We'll have to see where he winds up for 2020, but if its back with the Raiders, consider him a QB2 for fantasy.
Posted 2/27/2020 6:04 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) recently told head coach Jon Gruden that he was close to 100 percent recovered from the plantar fasciitis he dealt with last season, Gruden said Thursday, Feb. 27.
Huddle Up: Williams started 2019 on fire with a touchdown catch and at least 11.9 PPR points in each of his first five games played but only reached those standards once in his final nine contests as his foot issues really began to take their toll. Don't be surprised if the Raiders add another wideout this offseason and Williams becomes more of a WR3/4 fantasy option.
Posted 2/24/2020 4:04 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs will have a larger role in the passing game in 2020, in the opinion of Paul Gutierrez of
Huddle Up: Jacobs lived up to the hype as a rookie, rushing for 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns in 13 games. Even if his role in the passing game remains stagnant, he will still be a low-end RB1 candidate in 2020.
Posted 2/21/2020 9:05 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is making good progress in his recovery from the plantar fasciitis he dealt with in both of his feet, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Williams had a great start to the 2019 season but had some problems during the final month of the season. He should be one of the starting receivers for the Raiders next season and could be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues.
Posted 2/20/2020 6:24 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr recently posted an photo on Instagram of himself talking with Chicago Bears DL Khalil Mack following a game last season, and the post is part of speculation that Carr could be traded to the Bears this offseason and reunited with Mack.
Huddle Up: The Bears have said they expect Mitchell Trubisky to be their 2020 starter, but they also said he could have competition in the QB room, and Carr would certainly provide as much. Stay tuned ...
Posted 2/07/2020 4:04 am UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr had a 112.6 quarterback rating when targeting WR Tyrell Williams in 2019, the highest rating to any receiver in his career.
Huddle Up: Williams slowed dramatically after a hot start to the year, but he was still the most dangerous deep threat for the passing attack. His big-play ability gives him WR3 potential in standard leagues, but Williams' style is a better fit for best-ball formats.
Posted 2/06/2020 5:53 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs was the highest-graded rookie running back in the league during the 2019 season according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Jacobs missed three games with a shoulder fracture but played through the pain in a number of other contests and finished 12th among all backs with 13.4 fantasy points per game. His shoulder should be fully healed next season, and that puts him at the back end of the RB1 conversation for 2020.
Posted 2/06/2020 12:34 am UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller's $7.28 million base salary for 2020 became fully guaranteed Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Huddle Up: Waller was a breakout fantasy player this season and should be a main option in the passing game again next season. He can be considered a No. 1 tight end in all leagues in 2020.
Posted 2/05/2020 11:33 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams' $11 million base salary for 2020 became full guaranteed Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Huddle Up: Williams posted 651 yards and six touchdowns in 14 regular season games and likely will be one of the starting receivers again next season. He has a chance to be a No. 3 in fantasy leagues.
Posted 2/05/2020 9:57 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr had $2.9 million of his $18.9 million base salary for 2020 guaranteed Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Huddle Up: Carr's status with the Raiders is still uncertain, so fantasy players will need to keep an eye on his status during the offseason. He posted decent numbers this past season but should only be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy league in 2020.
Posted 2/05/2020 7:22 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Raiders Wednesday, Feb. 5, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Richard has been used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield over the last few seasons and should have a similar role in 2020. He can be rostered in point-per-reception leagues but is not a weekly starting option.
Posted 2/03/2020 8:47 pm UTC
Philadelphia Eagles impending free-agent WR Nelson Agholor is not expected to re-sign with the Eagles this offseason.
Huddle Up: Agholor is coming off a disappointing 2019 season and has been held to under 375 yards in three of his five yards in the NFL. He should be able to find a new team in free agency but probably can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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