Posted: 9/20/2021 12:41 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III registered five receptions for a game-high 113 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Huddle Up: Ruggs is a speedster with big-play ability, and that has been on display early this season. He is averaging 22.7 yards per catch on seven receptions. He is a solid WR3 or flex fantasy option with some upside heading into Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.
Posted: 9/14/2021 5:27 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III posted two grabs for 46 yards on five targets in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Ruggs had catches for nine and 37 yards, all coming late in the game. Fantasy players would like to see a little more consistency before starting him on a regular basis. He is worth using as a WR4 or flex fantasy option only in deeper leagues. The Raiders travel to meet the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.
Posted: 7/28/2021 5:57 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III told reporters Wednesday, July 28, that he gained about 13 pounds this offseason in an effort to become a more physical player in the passing and running game.
Posted: 7/08/2021 9:03 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III only caught two passes while running a slant route last season but may see more of those routes in 2021 because of his plamaking ability, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez.
Huddle Up: Ruggs was one of the fastest receivers to enter the NFL last season but finished with only 452 yards and two touchdowns. He should be one of the main targets in the passing game this season and could be a No. 4 receiver in some fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/28/2021 12:22 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III topped 100 receiving yards in just one of the 13 games he started as a rookie. He finished with eight yards or fewer five times and never had more than three catches in a game.
Huddle Up: Ruggs can take the top off any defense, but it remains to be seen if his speed can translate into production on the field. It is too soon to give up on Ruggs, especially in dynasty formats, but he is only a late-round flier in redraft leagues.
Posted: 6/16/2021 5:34 pm GMT
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III 'looks much better' than he did last season, and head coach Jon Gruden indicated Wednesday, June 16, that he will be more involved in the offense in 2021.
Huddle Up: Ruggs was selected ahead of the likes of CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy and Justin Jefferson last spring, yet Las Vegas used him mostly as a decoy. It appears Gruden has seen enough from his young receiver this offseason to make him a more important part of the offense. Despite the endorsement, fantasy owners would be wise to view Ruggs as nothing more than a late-round flier.
Posted: 1/29/2021 4:13 am GMT
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III 'has got to get better,' general manager Mike Mayock said. 'We knew how fast he is, but he's got to get stronger and he's got to get in and out of his breaks better,' Mayock said.
Huddle Up: Ruggs struggled to make a consistent impact as a rookie, and he never had more than three catches in a game. His big-play speed is undeniable, but he should be considered more of a high-upside flier heading into 2021 drafts.
Posted: 1/03/2021 11:58 pm GMT
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.
Posted: 12/24/2020 4:44 am GMT
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.
Posted: 12/16/2020 3:24 pm GMT
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.