Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas Raiders
AFC West | 8-8-0
Avg PTS
27.1
Rank: 10th
Avg Yds
393.7
Rank: 9th
Avg PYds
273.9
Rank: 8th
Avg RYds
119.8
Rank: 13th
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Posted 1/11/2021 9:11 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs was charged with failure to exercise due care in his single-car accident on Jan. 4. It had previously been reported by multiple sources that Jacobs was charged and arrested for driving under the influence.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Jacobs in terms of potentially avoiding a suspension to begin 2021, although there's no guarantee of that considering the police officer who responded to the crash scene reported observing "a moderate odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage coming from Jacobs as he spoke." Speaking strictly from a fantasy perspective, Jacobs will enter 2021 drafts as a solid RB2 option.
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Posted 1/04/2021 1:57 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 24-of-38 passes for 371 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 17 against the Denver Broncos. RB Josh Jacobs rumbled for 89 yards and two touchdowns while TE Darren Waller led the way with nine receptions, 117 yards and a score on 10 targets. WR Nelson Agholor's lone catch was good for 57 yards, while WR Bryan Edwards posted two catches for 51 yards and two touchdowns, while WR Zay Jones had one grab for 37 yards. LB Nicholas Morrow had a game-high 11 total stops with a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hit.
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Posted 1/03/2021 11:58 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III (concussion) left the Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos due to a head injury, and he is being evaluated for concussion.
Huddle Up: Ruggs had three grabs for 38 yards, and likely won't be returning. If he cannot come back, he will wrap up his rookie season with 26 receptions, 452 yards and two touchdowns. He didn't make a big splash in seasonal fantasy leagues, but he has some upside for those in long-term keeper formats.
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Posted 12/31/2020 2:50 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr was lamenting his team not making the playoffs in a radio interview Wednesday, Dec. 30, and he vowed to bounce back. 'This is a team game. It doesn't matter what one side of the ball did and what one side of the ball didn't,' Carr said. 'As a team, we did not accomplish anything close to what we wanted to accomplish, so it's not good enough.' He also stated a New Year's resolution. 'Let's make the playoffs. That's it.'
Huddle Up: Carr didn't toss the defense under the bus, but their shortcomings are a huge reason why the Raiders aren't headed to the playoffs, and it's evident head coach Jon Gruden feels that way, too, since they jettisoned defensive coordinator Paul Guenther earlier in the month. The Raiders rank 10th in total offense heading into the finale, and 24th in total defense. Carr had a decent fantasy season, entering Week 17 with 3,732 passing yards, 25 touchdowns and a career-high 102.2 passer rating.
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Posted 12/27/2020 5:25 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor caught five of his six targets for 155 yards and a touchdown in a 26-25 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 16.
Huddle Up: It was the second time in the last three games that Agholor has had at least 100 yards and a touchdown, and after Darren Waller, Agholor has become the most important part of the Las Vegas passing attack.
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Posted 12/25/2020 1:33 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 24, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Jacobs had a solid bounce back game last week after a few disappointing performances and should see plenty of touches this week. He can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/25/2020 1:30 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 24, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Carr has thrown for eight touchdowns in the last five games but also has five interceptions during that span. He will be facing a tough Miami Dolphins defense this week and probably can be kept on the bench in most leagues.
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Posted 12/24/2020 4:44 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III (illness) might return from the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week, but his status for Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins remains in question.
Huddle Up: Ruggs was sidelined for the Week 15 game due to his bout with the coronavirus. If and when he does play, his fantasy status is very questionable, too, as QB Derek Carr is uncertain to play due to a groin injury. It's best to avoid Ruggs until 2021 at this point.
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Posted 12/23/2020 10:43 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Renfrow left the Week 15 game against the Los Angeles Chargers after just 13 snaps but the extended rest period seems to have him on track to return for Saturday's game against the Miami Dolphins. He can be a low-ceiling FLEX option in PPR formats.
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Posted 12/23/2020 10:40 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: Jacobs has been a full participant each of the last two days and should be good to go Saturday against the Miami Dolphins. He'll be a low-end RB1 in a tough matchup but has enough volume to return value.
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Posted 12/23/2020 10:37 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr (groin) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Huddle Up: This is a surprising upgrade and Carr now seems to be in line to start against the Miami Dolphins in Week 16. He still has a very difficult matchup against the Miami Dolphins, but he's an option in two-QB leagues.
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Posted 12/22/2020 9:42 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr (groin) participated in a limited fashion during practice Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Carr was expected to miss anywhere from 10 to 14 days with the "significant" groin injury he suffered last Thursday, but this is a good sign for his prospects of starting in Week 16 versus the Miami Dolphins. With that said, he would have to be considered a huge risk for an in-game setback and doesn't have a great matchup for fantasy purposes either. Marcus Mariota should still be considered the favorite to get the nod in Week 16. He'll be a decent low-end QB2 option if that ends up being the case.
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Posted 12/18/2020 7:49 am UTC
Updating previous reports, Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr (groin) sustained a 'significant' groin injury during the team's Week 15 game, according to head coach Jon Gruden, who added that he did not believe that Carr had suffered a tear.
Huddle Up: With Las Vegas' playoff chances essentially dead in the water it wouldn't be at all surprising to see Marcus Mariota start the final two games, especially given how solid he played in relief. If you're in trouble at the position you could take a flier on the Oregon product.
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Posted 12/18/2020 7:32 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor hauled in four balls for 49 yards in Week 15 against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was targeted eight times.
Huddle Up: Agholor, who appeared to dislocate his finger during the game, saw more targets than the rest of Las Vegas' receivers combined. Granted, Henry Ruggs was unavailable and Hunter Renfrow departed with a concussion, but the Raiders got little from Zay Jones and nothing from Bryan Edwards. Agholor has been the team's steadiest producer on the outside this season, though even that only gives him flex value in most leagues.
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Posted 12/18/2020 7:11 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller caught nine passes (on 12 targets) for 150 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Waller was by far the top option in Vegas' passing attack on Thursday night as his 150 yards were more than half of the team's 279. He worked effectively all over the field and was a favorite of Mariota once he checked into the game. No matter who is under center next Sunday Waller is a high-end TE1.
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Posted 12/18/2020 6:54 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs carried the ball 26 times for 76 yards and a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15. Jacobs also gained 38 yards on three receptions.
Huddle Up: The Raiders weren't shy about using Jacobs, whose 29 touches included a lot of runs into a loaded box. He went over the top for a touchdown in the third quarter but was denied twice in overtime before the Raiders settled for a field goal. He got nicked up during the game but returned and will now have a few extra days to get healthy before taking on the Dolphins. Jacobs should be a solid RB2.
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Posted 12/18/2020 6:39 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Marcus Mariota completed 17 of 28 passes for 226 yards, one touchdown and one interception during the team's overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Dec. 17. Mariota also ran nine times for 88 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Mariota looked good for the most part, especially when utilizing the read option, but he missed some throws and made a critical mistake when his pass was intercepted just before the two-minute warning, denying the Raiders the chance to win the game in regulation. He also saw a potential game-winning drive stall out inside the five-yard line that allowed the Chargers to come down and deliver a dagger to Vegas' playoff hopes. The severity of Carr's injury isn't known yet, but if he can't go Mariota might be worth a look in Week 16.
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Posted 12/16/2020 10:26 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Bryan Edwards (non-injury) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 16, and doesn't carry an injury designation into the Week 15 game against the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Edwards continues to be a relative non-factor in all fantasy formats and won't be worth the risk in the semifinals of most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/16/2020 10:23 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 16, but he doesn't carry an injury designation into the game Thursday, Dec. 17, against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Jacobs ended up playing as a game-time decision in Week 14, and he totaled 74 yards on 16 touches. He has seemed to be much healthier this week and will need to be in lineups as a low-end RB1.
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Posted 12/16/2020 10:20 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 16, and doesn't carry an injury designation into the Week 15 game against the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Agholor hit 100 receiving yards for the second time this year and scored his seventh touchdown of the season in Week 14. He has become a reliable option and should be viewed as a low-end WR2 in what should be a high-scoring game against the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.
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Posted 12/16/2020 3:24 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Dec. 16, and he's out for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Hunter Renfrow could see a few more targets in the interim. He'll be a flex option Thursday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Posted 12/14/2020 11:40 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) was limited during practice Monday, Dec. 14. The Raiders did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Jacobs returned to the lineup next week and should be available again this week. He has been held to under 50 yards rushing in each of the last two games but has received at least 10 carries in all but one game this season. He can still be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/14/2020 11:40 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor (ankle) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 14. The Raiders did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Agholor picked up his second 100-yard game of the season last week and has been targeted at least nine times in three of the last four games. He should have some success against the Los Angeles Chargers this week and can be a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 12/14/2020 6:54 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders TE Darren Waller hauled in seven of his 10 targets for 75 yards in Week 14 versus the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Waller has an outside shot of reaching 100 catches in 2020 (84 through 13 games), but his season may end up being little more than a footnote at the tight end position because Travis Kelce (90-1,250-9) is having one for the ages. With that said, Waller has firmly entrenched himself as the second-best tight end in the game - pending the potential return of George Kittle - and should be started in fantasy regardless of the matchup. He tagged his Week 15 opponent - the Los Angeles Chargers - for five catches and a touchdown in Week 9.
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Posted 12/14/2020 6:42 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor caught five of his nine targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Fantasy football is funny sometimes. Agholor posted lines of 5-54-0 and 4-38-0 in what should have been great matchups against the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets over the previous two weeks only to put up a solid WR1 total in one of the stingier fantasy matchups for receivers. The former Philadelphia Eagle has been clearly emerged as Derek Carr's favorite wide receiver over the last couple of months, although he is still a bit too inconsistent to be considered an every-week start. He should be considered a low-end WR3 in Week 15 versus the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Posted 12/14/2020 6:28 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) ran for 49 yards on 13 carries and caught three of his five targets for 25 yards in Week 14 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: It was a bad day for Jacobs in more ways than one, at least from a fantasy perspective. He posted on social media earlier in the day that he was "not playing today" before going through his pregame routine and ultimately handling his usual workload - simultaneously infuriating owners who benched him for a lesser option and those who hoped for more production. Jacobs will have three days to get his ankle feeling better, but a Week 15 meeting against the Los Angeles Chargers should allow him to be a solid RB2 play.
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Posted 12/14/2020 6:12 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr finished 31-of-45 for 316 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in Week 14 versus the Indianapolis Colts. Carr also ran three times for 12 yards and another score.
Huddle Up: Carr was able to cover for the Raiders' nonexistent defense for just over a half, but the game got out of hand in the fourth quarter when Hunter Renfrow fumbled and Carr threw a pick-six shortly thereafter. Although he has taken noticeable strides forward this year, the seven-year veteran remains on the outside looking in when it comes to being a consistent low-end fantasy QB1. Given his Week 15 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, consider Carr a high-end QB2.
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Posted 12/13/2020 7:43 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) is officially active for the Week 14 game.
Huddle Up: Jacobs will rejoin the lineup after a one-game absence and should have a big role in the offense. He can be at least a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
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