Posted: 1/29/2021 4:13 am UTC
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 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.
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.
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.
Posted: 12/15/2020 10:25 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Posted: 12/06/2020 9:45 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III caught three passes for 84 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 13. He was targeted four times during the game.
Huddle Up: Ruggs caught the game-winning touchdown against the Jets but it was only his second touchdown of the season. He is an intriguing fantasy option because of his big-play ability but has posted at least 50 in only four games in 2020. He could be a flex option in some deeper leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 11/29/2020 11:16 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III registered three receptions for 56 yards on five targets in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons and he also had a rushing attempt which went for minus-2 yards.
Huddle Up: Ruggs had his highest yardage total since Oct. 11 in Kansas City, which isn't saying much. He entered with eight grabs for 79 yards over the past five outings with no scores. The rookie has a ton of upside, and is a great long-term keeper option, but his value in standard play is minimal. The Raiders travel to meet the Jets in Week 13.
Posted: 11/16/2020 1:36 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III registered three receptions for 31 yards on four targets in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Ruggs has just seven catches for 74 yards and no scores over the past four outings since his breakout 118-yard performance with a touchdown in Kansas City on Oct. 11. Perhaps a visit from the Chiefs in Week 11 will get him started again.
Posted: 11/09/2020 9:06 pm UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III has been on the field for 76 pass plays over the last three games, but he has only been targeted 10 times and produced four catches for 43 yards over that span, according to the AP's Josh Dubow.
Huddle Up: To be fair to the rookie, one of those games was against a pretty good Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense and another was a Week 8 game in which wind was a significant factor. With that said, the first receiver taken in this spring's draft has only 10 catches through six games. While Ruggs has seemingly opened up things for his teammates, getting him more involved has obviously not been a priority for head coach Jon Gruden. He's mere bench depth for fantasy purposes, although his role should grow in the near future.
Posted: 11/04/2020 5:33 am UTC
Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III has not received more than four targets in a game since the season opener.
Huddle Up: Ruggs has the speed to turn any touch into a big play, but with such a small workload, it is tough to trust him as a fantasy starter.