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Raiders TE Darren Waller (knee) isn't practicing on Wednesday. (Source: Tashan Reed on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Waller remains week-to-week with his knee injury. Foster Moreau profiles as a low-end TE1 streaming options if Waller is unable to play on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Zay Jones hauled in five of his seven targets for 59 yards on Thursday, helping the Raiders win against the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: It's the first notable game of the season for Jones, who has simply not seen enough playing time to warrant fantasy consideration this season. Still, games like these warrant attention from fantasy managers as Jones' success may be worth a continued look for a Raiders team in search of another receiver. He may be worth a bench stash in deeper leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


DeSean Jackson hauled in three of his four targets on Thursday, totalling 102 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: The touchdown came early in the game on a 56-yard deep toss from Jackson's QB Derek Carr. It's the first time the two have connected for a touchdown since his move to Las Vegas, although it's clear the Raiders want to attempt these throws more often. Jackson should continue to see plenty of high-value targets, but when he connects on those is impossible to predict. He remains a volatile WR5 moving forward.

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Hunter Renfrow caught eight of his nine targets on Thursday, amassing 134 receiving yards. He also chipped in two yards on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: Renfrow has always been a focal point of this Raiders offense, but once his teammate Darren Waller went down with a knee injury, Renfrow became THE focal point. Carr seemingly looked his way every single snap, and based on his teammate's injury situation, could continue to see this type of volume. Renfrow should find his way into some lineups moving forward.

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Josh Jacobs accumulated 112 total yards on 24 touches on Thursday, scoring a touchdown and catching two passes in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Jacobs remained the workhorse back for Las Vegas, not only as a runner, but as a receiver as well. He gets a decent matchup against Washington next week and should be fired up as a mid-ranged RB2 moving forward based on his expected volume alone.

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Derek Carr completed 24 of his 39 passes on Thursday evening, accumulating 373 passing yards and one touchdown. He also chipped in 21 yards on the ground.

Fantasy Impact: The Raiders are now 6-0 when Carr throws for at least 300 yards, and 0-5 when he doesn't. To put it simply, this offense runs through Carr and his success is a huge factor to the team's overall success. He gets a great matchup in Week 13 against Washington, and should be fired up as a solid streamer for fantasy managers looking for QB options.

Category: Game Recaps


Kenyan Drake saw four carries and two receptions on Sunday night, totalling 31 total yards on the night.

Fantasy Impact: It was a huge letdown for Drake, who was so good as a receiving back last week. Even in a negative game script, Drake didn't see a ton of receiving work and trailed teammate Josh Jacobs in targets and yards. If Drake isn't even locked into his third-down role, he simply can't be trusted in fantasy lineups moving forward.

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Bryan Edwards delivered 88 yards on three catches Sunday night, while also finding the endzone for his second touchdown of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Edwards operated as the teams second WR on Sunday night, and he delivered in a big way. It's the Edwards many thought we were getting at the beginning of the season, although it's better late than never for the second-year wideout. He'll take on the Bengals in Week 11 and will be a volatile WR4 that shouldn't be started unless out of desperation.

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The Las Vegas Raiders have released wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, the team announced on Twitter late Tuesday evening. (Source: Raiders on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ruggs was involved in a car accident early Tuesday morning and was subsequently charged with felony charges of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving. Ruggs was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Through seven games, the 22-year-old wideout had caught 24 of his 36 targets for 469 yards and two touchdowns, but the Raiders are moving on from the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in the wake of Tuesday's accident.

Category: Transactions


Foster Moreau saw a season high six targets on Sunday, catching all of them en route to 60 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Moreau has always had a solid repore with QB Derek Carr so it's no surprise that they connected so easily on Sunday. Moreau has little to no standalone value but if Waller remains out beyond the Raiders bye week, Moreau is certainly worth a look.

Category: Game Recaps


Raiders running back Peyton Barber is a healthy scratch in Week 6. (Source: Las Vegas Raiders on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barber, who missed last week with a toe injury, is now inactive as a coach's decision. His third-string job in the Las Vegas offense will go to fellow veteran Jalen Richard.

Category: Injury Updates


The Raiders activated QB Marcus Mariota (quad) from injured reserve. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mariota has missed four games due to his quad injury. He could be utilized in certain packages in the Raiders' offense moving forward. Mariota is worth rostering in deeper Superflex leagues in case something happens to Derek Carr.

Category: Injury Updates


Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Jon Gruden has resigned as head coach of the Raiders. (Source: Tom Pelissero)

Fantasy Impact: The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Gruden used a racist trope in an email to describe NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith back in 2011. Since then, it was revealed that Gruden offended many others in his emails. He wound up lasting 3.5 years in his 10-year, $100 million coaching contract.

Category: Transactions


Raiders RB Jalen Richard has returned to practice. The Raiders have 21 days to activate him or keep him on IR. (Source: Paul Gutierrez On Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Richard suffered a foot injury in early August. Prior to the injury Richard acted as the Raiders’ third-down back to Josh Jacobs, but the team added running backs Kenyan Drake and Peyton Barber this off-season, making it hard to imagine a role for Richard to become fantasy relevant. Barring injuries, he offers little to no fantasy value in a very deep backfield.

Category: Injury Updates


Raiders DT Gerald McCoy has been suspended six games for violating the league's performance-enhancing substance policy. (Source: Vic Tafur on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCoy suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1 and can serve this suspension while on IR. He's a free agent at the end of the year, but his market will likely be extremely limited.


Daniel Carlson hit both his kicks on Monday while also converting all three of his extra point tries.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson could be a great fantasy option if the Raiders offense continues producing like they did on Monday night. Any fantasy managers in need of a kicker should take a long look at Carlson, although his next week matchup against Pittsburgh means he'll be kicking in the infamous Heinz Field.

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The Las Vegas Raiders are signing former Seahawks and Panthers WR David Moore to their practice squad, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore signed a two-year deal with Carolina in the offseason before being released earlier this week. The 25-year old receiver had some fantasy-relevant games for Seattle over the last three seasons and will now look to work his way back on the active roster.

Category: Transactions


According to Josina Anderson, free agent linebacker K.J. Wright is planning to sign a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wright has spent each of his first 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks but the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on an extension in the offseason. As a result, he will now head to Las Vegas on a one-year deal. The 32-year old vet racked up 86 combined tackles and two sacks in 2020 and will now look to bolster a below-average Raiders defense who allowed the 10th-most points per game a season ago.

Category: Transactions


The Raiders granted wide receiver John Brown his release on Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown had a limited role during the preseason in which he caught just one of three targets for two yards. He was projected for a depth role behind Henry Ruggs III, Bryan Edwards, and Hunter Renfroe in an offense that also features weapons such as Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake, and Darren Waller. Ultimately, Brown hits free agency and gets to pick his preferred destination with the NFL season just nine days away.

Category: Transactions


QB Nathan Peterman completed 18-of-29 passes for 175 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, including three carries for 13 yards in Sunday afternoon's defeat in San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact: Peterman did not play particularly well throughout the entirety of preseason, as he finished with a 2:4 TD to INT ratio. If he is able to crack the 53-man roster for the Raiders, he'll serve as the No. 3 QB behind Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota.

Category: Game Recaps