Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders
AFC West | 4-12-0
Rank: 28th
Avg Yds
Rank: 22nd
Avg PYds
Rank: 17th
Avg RYds
Rank: 24th
Posted 8/19/2019 5:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown has filed another grievance against the NFL because he believes he should receive a one-year grace period to phase out his helmet during the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Brown is still trying to play with his old helmet, and a decision on the matter should occur later this week. He should be considered a No. 1 fantasy receiver still but has become a riskier option because of this situation.
Posted 8/19/2019 9:08 am UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: This helmet debacle may not be over, and Brown could start slipping in drafts. He's a mid-to-low WR1 at the moment.
Posted 8/18/2019 5:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (undisclosed) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Williams was expected to provide a big-play threat for the offense, but with the Antonio Brown saga still unresolved, he could find himself with an even bigger role than expected. He's worth a look as a WR5.
Posted 8/17/2019 7:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs was praised for his versatility by QB Derek Carr. 'We knew how good of a runner he was, that he was tough and that he could block,' Carr said. 'You just never know with rookies who are that big. Can they catch? Josh can do all that stuff. He has really been impressive.'
Huddle Up: Jacobs continues to make a case to be an every-down back for Oakland's offense, and at this point, volume-based RB2 production seems like his floor.
Posted 8/17/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (feet) fully participated in the team's walkthrough Saturday, Aug. 17, and should return to practice in the near future, according to head coach Jon Gruden.
Huddle Up: Brown probably will not play in any preseason games but should be ready for the start of the regular season. He will be playing with a new quarterback this season but should continue to be a No. 1 fantasy receiver.
Posted 8/16/2019 9:08 am UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) fired back Thursday, Aug. 15, at an Adam Schefter report saying Brown would retire if he couldn't play with his preferred helmet. 'I don't know where they got that, who made that up, either,' Brown said following the team's preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals. 'Why would I retire, man? I've got a beautiful career. I'm healthy. I love to play the game... I'm grateful to play the game'
Huddle Up: Most of the Brown drama will hopefully end once the preseason does, and he can get back to being one of the most dominant wide receivers in the game. Value him as a low-end WR1.
Posted 8/15/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs rushed four times for 21 yards in his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 15, and he said he felt he left more yards on the field.
Huddle Up: After sitting out Oakland's preseason opener, Jacobs was efficient with his limited carries. At worst, he should be a volume-based RB2, and his every-down ability gives him RB1 upside.
Posted 8/15/2019 2:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr said Thursday, Aug. 15, he is feeling more comfortable talking with head coach Jon Gruden this year than last. 'Year 2, we're having different level of conversations,' Carr said. 'I have two offseasons under my belt, almost two training camps under my belt, I have a full year of experience under my belt, of knowing what checks he wants, what he wants me to get to, what his thought process is on third-and-short, on second-and-short, I know what routes he wants me checking to versus different looks. I'm doing my best just to execute this difficult offense. There's just so much on the quarterback's plate that it's different from some of the other systems that I've been in.'
Huddle Up: Carr is a fringe QB2 after completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,049 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season. Don't be surprised if he ends up a hot commodity on the waiver wire, but there are many better options available on draft day.
Posted 8/13/2019 1:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown will return to the team's facility Tuesday, Aug. 13, after his grievance on equipment was denied.
Huddle Up: It looks like the latest fiasco is in the rearview, and the WR1 can focus on getting into gear for the regular season.
Posted 8/12/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown had his grievance against the NFL regarding the wearing his old helmet - which no longer meets the requirements set forth by the league - denied by an arbitrator Monday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Brown took to a relaxed approach to Instragram shortly after the decision was announced, saying he "is working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field." The next question is when his frostbitten feet will allow him to get in a full practice; he's already missed two weeks of bonding time with Derek Carr. With the receiver position as deep as it is, owners are justified in passing on him in drafts if they want to avoid the headache that comes along with owning him in fantasy.
Posted 8/12/2019 12:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown would be in breach of contract and won't get paid if he doesn't practice or play, according to the NFL policy. The player can't practice or play in games with equipment that's not approved by the NOSCAE, which doesn't certify equipment that's more than 10 years old.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on the latest saga for the WR1, who is threatening to retire because of a helmet issue.
Posted 8/11/2019 3:08 am UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Ryan Grant caught three of his four targets for 32 yards in a 14-3 preseason win over the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: The word out of camp is that Grant has been passed by Hunter Renfrow in the battle for the starting slot receiver job, but nothing is set in stone yet. Whoever wins the job could be a late-round lottery ticket in PPR formats, especially if all the Antonio Brown drama leads to the star receiver missing any games.
Posted 8/09/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown has reportedly told team officials he will not play football again if the league does not allow him to wear his preferred helmet. According to NFL Network's Michael Silver, the topic has been a sore subject with Brown since the league announced that it was eliminating the one-year grace period for certain helmet models, including the one worn by Brown.
Huddle Up: As part of a 20-post thread on Twitter, Silver explains Brown seems to be taking the Raiders to task for complying with the new league rules. The enigmatic receiver supposedly has thrown a fit about the issue to team personnel, only to acquiesce and repeat the cycle again. Brown reportedly also went so far as trying to take the field with his old helmet repainted with his new team's colors. At this point, it might be smart for fantasy owners just to sell for pennies on the dollar if possible.
Posted 8/09/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (shoulder) has impressed the team's coaching staff, which views him as a 'freakish athlete' and a good fit to fill the cleats of the departed Jared Cook.
Huddle Up: While Cook is now a TE1 with the Saints, Waller -- a 2015 sixth-round pick of the Ravens -- has all of 18 career catches. He's a player to keep an eye on with the opportunity present in Oakland, but don't regard him as anything more than a deeper-league TE2 until we see something otherwise.
Posted 8/07/2019 11:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (shoulder) left practice early Friday, Aug. 2, because of an AC joint sprain, but he is not expected to miss significant time, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Waller is expected to be the starting tight end for the Raiders this season and could have a solid role in the passing game. He has the chance to be a No. 2 tight end in some fantasy leagues.
Posted 8/06/2019 7:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (feet) is reportedly dealing with frostbite on both of his feet as a result of entering a cryotherapy machine without the proper footwear, according to a source with knowledge of the situation via Pro Football Talk's Chris Simms.
Huddle Up: Even in a league where the bizarre happens on a regular basis, this is an odd way for a player to "injure" himself. If this report proves to be true, it goes without saying Brown's status for the preseason - and maybe even the early part of the regular season - is in some doubt. More details are undoubtedly coming, but owners should prepare for the worst for the time being.
Posted 8/04/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) is considered day-to-day because of the foot issues which caused him to visit a specialist Saturday, Aug. 3, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Fortunately, this issue doesn't appear to be major. As long as Brown is healthy, he should be considered a high-end WR1 in all fantasy formats.
Posted 8/03/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) is scheduled to meet with foot specialist Saturday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: Brown has missed a majority of training camp because of foot problems, so fantasy players should know more about his status in the near future. Brown will be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues as long as he is healthy.
Posted 8/03/2019 1:08 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin is off to a strong start in training camp, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Martin may have a little tread left on the tires, but with first-round pick Josh Jacobs expected to lead the Oakland backfield, Martin is no more than a fantasy handcuff.
Posted 8/03/2019 12:08 am UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: Brown is believed to be dealing with a foot injury, so fantasy players should continue to monitor the situation. He will be working with a new quarterback this season but should still be considered a No. 1 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 7/28/2019 4:07 pm UTC
Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (undisclosed) wound up spending two days on the Active/Non-Football Injury list before passing his physical and practicing Sunday, July 28. The Raiders, though, are still refusing to divulge the nature of Brown's injury.
Huddle Up: There is more concern now that Brown is on the wrong side of 30, but until further notice he's a WR1 in all league formats.
Posted 7/28/2019 12:07 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (undisclosed) will likely be held out of the first week of training camp due to an injury which occurred away from the team setting. The Raiders had known that Brown wouldn't be ready for the start of camp for approximately two weeks.
Huddle Up: The 31-year-old Brown will be the focal point of Oakland's passing attack and should be viewed as a WR1 in all fantasy formats, although he likely won't be the first receiver drafted as he becomes accustomed to a new team and offense.
Posted 7/19/2019 1:07 am UTC
Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard could lose a 'good chunk' of his snaps on receiving downs to RB Josh Jacobs, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Richard's value was already limited to PPR formats, and now that Jacobs is in the mix and potentially headed for an every-down role, Richard is slipping into handcuff territory. Meanwhile, Jacobs looks like a RB2 candidate as a rookie.
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