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Las Vegas Raiders rookie wideout Bryan Edwards will miss Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to an ankle injury. (Source: Dov Kleiman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Edwards will miss his third consecutive game as he continues to rehab from an ankle injury. Through three games this season, Edwards has caught five passes for 99 yards. Darren Waller, Henry Ruggs III, Hunter Renfrow, and Nelson Agholor will continue to be the main targets for the Raiders aerial attack.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Raiders safety Jonathan Abram (reserve/COVID-19) isn't expected to play in Week 7 against the Bucs. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Abram was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list following the Raiders' mini outbreak. He needs to clear league protocols before he can play, and that's unlikely to happen this week.

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. (Source: Vincent Bonsignore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Las Vegas Raiders offensive lineman Trent Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID list. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Las Vegas Raiders were on a bye week, which means that Brown has little to no contact with teammates or team staff over the last several days. The Raiders facility is open and the team will practice today. This is a potentially major blow for a Raiders team that has designs on making the postseason.

Category: Injury Updates

The Las Vegas Raiders have designated QB Marcus Mariota for return off IR. They’ll now have 21 days to activate him onto the 53-man roster. (Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mariota started the season on IR, but will be back with the team by Week 10 based on the 21-day window to elevate him to the 53-man roster. Derek Carr has played well enough to hang on to the starting job, and unless something changes, expect to see Carr as the starter for the remainder of the season. Mariota is one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and should be stashed in dynasty leagues in case something were to happen to Carr.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

The Raiders placed CB Damon Arnette on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that no other Raiders player or personnel tested positive. The rookie cornerback is currently sidelined with a thumb injury.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Daniel Carlson converted on both of his field goals, hitting from 38 and 43 yards. He went 4-of-5 on extra points and scored a total of 10 points for the Raiders in their 40-32 win against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson has been one of the best kickers through the first five weeks, dropping double-digits points in four of five contests. He's 11-for-12 on field goals is 3-for-3 from 50+ yards. He should be owned in all 10-12 team formats as the Raiders have been a top-10 scoring offense in five games this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Hunter Renfrow caught one pass for 42 scoreless yards in a 40-32 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Unfortunately for fantasy managers in PPR formats, Renfrow only saw one target. He brought in a 42-yard catch in an important chain moving drive for the Raiders in Sunday's win. He'll look to up his production next week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Category: Game Recaps

Darren Waller caught five passes for 48 yards and a score in Sunday's 40-32 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Waller earned seven targets against the Chiefs, leading the Raiders once again and turning it into 48 yards and a touchdown. Waller is a top-3 TE and has collected 34 catches for 295 yards and two touchdowns in five games this season. Fantasy managers that spent a mid-round pick on Waller are reaping the rewards as he rolls into a Week 6 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Category: Game Recaps

Raiders WR Nelson Agholor caught 2-of-2 passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 40-32 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Agholor scored his third touchdown in five games and has now caught 10-of-11 passes this season. He's emerged as a dependable security blanket for Derek Carr and found the endzone in two straight games. Agholor's recent production warrants a waiver add in 12-team leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III had two receptions for 118 yards and scored the first touchdown of his professional career in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ruggs made good use of his three targets, connecting with Derek Carr on a 72-yard play for his first touchdown of the season and a 46-yard reception. The Raiders offense was on another level versus the Chiefs, and Ruggs' explosiveness was a difference-maker. Ruggs is a WR2/3 heading into next week's matchup against Tampa Bay.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Jacobs ran for 77 yards on 23 carries and caught two passes for eight yards in Sunday's victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Surprisingly, this is only the second time in five games where Jacobs has received at least 20 carries. Jacobs has yet to top 100 yards on the ground in any game this season and has accumulated his touchdowns in bunches - scoring twice in Week 5 and three times in Week 1, for a total of five scores in five games played. He's struggled to find running lanes thus far, as seen by his 3.6 yards per carry this season, but he's a beast and will continue to get the lion share of the carries for the Raiders as long as he's healthy. The Raiders face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football, where Jacobs will be an RB1 despite the Buccaneers' solid run defense.

Category: Game Recaps

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr continued his fine play on Sunday, completing 22-of-31 passes for 347 yards and three passing touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's divisional 40-32 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Derek Carr is performing at QB1 levels this season, leading the Raiders to a 3-2 record. Carr has completed 73% of his passes (128-for-175) for 1,442 yards with 11 touchdowns and only one interception in five games this season. Carr has a top-5 QB rating (115.9), only trailing Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, and Jimmy Garoppolo. Fantasy managers should feel confident starting Derek Carr in 12-team formats. The Raiders play the Buccaneers next week on Sunday Night Football.

Category: Game Recaps

Las Vegas Raiders DT Maliek Collins is not practicing Thursday due to a shoulder injury. (Source: Tashan Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Collins left Sunday's game against the Bills due to a shoulder injury and has not practiced since. His status for Week 5 is not known at this time.

Category: Injury Updates

Raiders DT Maurice Hurst Jr. was placed on Reserve-COVID 19 list today.

Fantasy Impact: Hurst is the first Raiders player to be placed on the Reserve-COVID list since the season began four weeks ago. There have been no reports of any additional players testing positive, but this will be a situation to monitor as the week progresses. The Raiders play the Chiefs on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions, Rumors

Jason Witten had two receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown in a 30-23 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Witten scored the 73rd touchdown of his career, moving into 40th on the all-time receiving list and is fourth among active players in receiving TD's behind Jimmy Graham (77), Rob Gronkowski (79), and Larry Fitzgerald (120). However, Witten will not be a reliable fantasy contributor unless there is an injury to Darren Waller.

Category: Game Recaps

Las Vegas Raiders WR Zay Jones caught four passes for 32 scoreless yards on Sunday in a 30-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Jones' six targets in Week 4 were the third-highest on the team, though he couldn't find the end zone. Derek Carr will continue to feed Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow, but Jones' snap count has increased week-over-week along with his target share over the past three weeks (he was inactive in Week 1). Jones will need an injury to propel him into fantasy relevance and shouldn't be a waiver target this week.

Category: Game Recaps

Foster Moreau brought in both of his targets for 25 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' 36-20 loss to the Patriots Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Moreau managed to vulture a short score in Sunday's loss to frustrate Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller owners, but lacks much fantasy appeal.

Category: Game Recaps

Devontae Booker rushed three times for 31 yards in the Raiders' 36-20 loss to the Patriots Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Booker saw just three looks Sunday and would need a Josh Jacobs injury to be of much fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps

Jalen Richard brought in all three of his targets for eight yards and rushed once for 14 yards in the Raiders' 36-20 loss to the Patriots Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Richard is seeing very limited work and is not viable for fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps