Las Vegas Raiders
DST - LV
Week 13 Outlook
The Las Vegas Raiders D/ST had one interception and one sack in a 43-6 blowout loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.
The Raiders defense intercepted and sacked Matt Ryan once but gave up three touchdowns in a blowout loss. If one team can help a defense find its way, it's the 0-11 Jets. Still, fantasy managers may want to be cautious with deploying the Raiders D/ST in Week 13 with some of their starting defensive players still recovering from COVID-19.
Nearly all of the Las Vegas Raiders' defense has been placed on the league's Reserve/COVID-19 list, per Ian Rapoport.
Players placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list will be eligible to return for Week 11 if they continue testing negative throughout the week. Continue monitoring the Raiders' D/ST into the weekend as they will need every starter available for Sunday Night against the division rival Chiefs.
The Raiders D/ST forced five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble) and registered two sacks with seven QB hits in a Week 10 win over the Broncos.
The Raiders D/ST executed flawlessly against the Broncos, keeping Broncos QB Drew Lock under pressure for much of the game and forcing several turnovers in a lopsided victory. The Raiders D/ST have a tough matchup in Week 11 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. They are not a recommended streaming option.
The Las Vegas Raiders D/ST provided two sacks and recovered a fumble on special teams in the Raiders' Week 9 win over the Chargers.
The Raiders D/ST came up clutch in the fourth quarter after recovering a muffed punt by Chargers WR KJ Hill. The Raiders were able to kick a field goal on that drive to increase their lead to five points (31-26), which forced the Chargers to have to score a TD to win the game. The Raiders D/ST has not been a viable option for most of the season, but they'll face the turnover-prone Denver Broncos at home in Week 10.
Vegas Nation reporter Vincent Bonsignore has confirmed that the Las Vegas Raiders are once again practicing without their entire offensive line on Thursday due to COVID-19 tracing protocols.
For the second straight day, the Las Vegas Raiders are practicing without their entire offensive line following the positive COVID-19 confirmation of RT Trent Brown. Starting S Jonathan Abram is also not practicing due to the contact tracing protocols in relation to Brown. The ramifications of this situation are still unknown and updates will be provided as they become available.