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The Raiders D/ST had three sacks and scored a TD off a fumble Sunday while holding the Bronco's offense just shy of 300 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Amik Robertson rumbled 68 yards for the touchdown after scooping up a Melvin Gordon fumble in the second quarter of the Raiders' victory. The Raiders D/ST is not a unit you want to trot out there often, especially next week against the high-powered Chiefs offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Daniel Carlson made all four of his field goal attempts Sunday but missed one of his three extra points.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson continues to be a productive fantasy kicker and is 12 for 12 in field goal attempts this season. Missed extra points often hurt in fantasy scoring, but he more than made up for it on the day. Carlson remains a top option at the position weekly.

Category: Game Recaps

Zamir White rushed twice for 24 yards in the Raiders' win on Sunday. White only played three snaps in the game.

Fantasy Impact: White was a trendy depth option in the preseason but has only played six snaps through Week 4. At this point, he's a handcuff to Josh Jacobs and nothing more.

Category: Game Recaps

Brandon Bolden caught his only target for a one-yard loss on Sunday and did not have a rushing attempt. He played only five snaps in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Bolden barely saw the field as it was the Josh Jacobs show for the Raiders in the victory. The veteran RB will see the field more when the Raiders are playing from behind, but he's a desperation fantasy option most weeks, given the uncertainty of his role.

Category: Game Recaps

Mack Hollins caught three of five targets for 33 yards in the Raiders' win on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Hollins came back to earth after his monster Week 3 but was still heavily involved, playing nearly every snap. Even when Hunter Renfrow returns from injury, Hollins should be involved in the passing game. However, he's better served as a depth option as his usage figures to be sporadic.

Category: Game Recaps

Darren Waller hauled in three of his five targets for 24 yards in the Raiders' 32-23 victory over the Broncos on Sunday. Waller did not find the end zone in this contest.

Fantasy Impact: After a strong start to the season, Waller has been held in check for the past two weeks. That may change in Week 5, though, as the Raiders will probably need to put the ball in the air more to keep up with the Chiefs. Waller is a solid TE1 every week that he suits up.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Jacobs generated 33 touches on Sunday, rushing 28 times for 144 yards and catching five of six targets for 31 yards. He added two rushing TDs in one of the best games of his career.

Fantasy Impact: Jacobs was the Raiders' offense on Sunday, with more touches than the rest of his team combined. All of the preseason talk about him being on the outs with the new coaching staff look silly now. Jacobs will be a low-end RB2 against the high-scoring Chiefs offense next week.

Category: Game Recaps

Davante Adams caught nine of his 13 targets for 101 yards in the Raiders' victory over the Broncos on Sunday. It was the first game this season that Adams did not score a TD.

Fantasy Impact: Outside of his TDs, Adams was held in check in Weeks 2 and 3 but he led the team in all receiving categories on Sunday. Adams should be busy again in Week 5 when the Raiders travel to Kansas City.

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Derek Carr completed 21 of 34 passes for 188 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Week 4. He also ran for 40 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Carr did more damage with his legs than his arm in this game as the Raiders took it to the Broncos on the ground. Carr will be a borderline QB1 next week as the Raiders will likely need to throw to keep up with the high-powered Chiefs offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Foster Moreau is inactive and will not play in a Week 4 matchup against the Denver Broncos. (Source: Las Vegas Raiders on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moreau is a healthy scratch for the Raiders one week after a three catch, 44 yard effort for the organization. The tight end was clearly behind WR’s Davante Adams and Mack Hollins as well as TE Darren Wallet in the Las Vegas passing attack. Moreau is not worth rostering at this time.

According to ESPN's Field Yates, WR Hunter Renfrow is listed by the Las Vegas Raiders as out for Sunday's Week 4 game, his second missed game in a row. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Renfrow was absent in the Raiders' Week 3 loss, and in his absence, WR Mack Hollins stepped up and looked very good, getting over 150 yards. Renfrow's absence elevates Hollins, TE Darren Waller and WR Davante Adams' usage this week, though they face a tough defense and QB Derek Carr has been slow to start the year. The Raiders will continue to hunt for their first win against the Denver Broncos.

Category: Injury Updates

According to The Athletic, the New England Patriots have traded offensive lineman Justin Herron and a 2024 seventh round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders for a 2024 sixth round pick. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Herron will join a Raiders team that needs to solve some depth issues on the offensive line. Herron has not played this season for New England but has started 10 games since being drafted in 2020. He is a solid if unspectacular addition for an offensive line that is down three expected starters (if we include Alex Leatherwood). Herron should find his way into a starting role as soon as he has a grasp on the playbook.

Category: Transactions

The Las Vegas Raiders signed Keelan Cole to their 53-man roster Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Cole played in 15 games with the Jets last season, catching 28 of his 51 targets for 449 yards and one touchdown. The 29-year-old is taking the roster spot of wide receiver DJ Turner who was placed on injured reserve. Cole currently does not hold any fantasy value.

Category: Transactions

The Las Vegas Raiders trained CB Trayvon Mullen to the Arizona Cardinals for a conditional 7th round draft pick. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: A very good move to provide some CB depth for the Cardinals. Mullen is a former second round draft pick that will get a new start as a member of the Cardinals. The 24-year old is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Category: Transactions

The Las Vegas Raiders waived OL Alex Leatherwood Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Leatherwood was the 17th overall pick in the 2021 draft. Because of the move, the Raiders will now have a $7.9 million dead cap hit. Despite not playing well last season, Leatherwood will likely get a chance with another team.

Category: Transactions

Ameer Abdullah did not play this preseason, which implies his role on the team is secure. Abdullah is primed for a pass-catching role in the Vegas backfield this year.

Fantasy Impact: Neither Abdullah nor Brandon Bolden played this preseason, so it's unclear which will take on the "James White" role in the Raiders offense this year. It could be both, but Abdullah is the more likely option. He could be worth a flier in PPR leagues, given his upside in the passing game.

Category: Game Recaps

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Las Vegas Raiders plan to release RB Kenyan Drake after one season with the team. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Drake's release comes as a surprise, but the writing was on the walls. The Raiders have stacked up at RB over the offseason with Ameer Abdullah, Brandon Bolden and rookie Zamir White. Drake will likely find a new home before the season, but his expectations for this season are hard to determine until then. Meanwhile, Abdullah becomes a fascinating target in PPR leagues. Drake held the pass-catching role in Las Vegas last season, and there have been reports that head coach Josh McDaniels, who comes from the New England Patriots, will look to use Abdullah in the famed role of RB James White. As well, Zamir White becomes the go-to target for fantasy managers in dynasty formats.

Category: Transactions

Demarcus Robinson caught two of his three targets for 28 yards in Sunday's second preseason game. One of his catches was a 23-yard strike from Nick Mullens on a 3rd and 24 in the third quarter that kept an eventual scoring drive alive.

Fantasy Impact: Robinson is looking to establish himself as a consistent contributor for the Raiders this year after several seasons down the depth chart with the Chiefs. He's battling with Keelan Cole and Mack Hollins for playing time behind starters Davante Adams and Hunter Renfrow.

Category: Game Recaps

Raiders LB Micah Kiser has been placed on IR and will miss all of the 2022 season. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kiser spent a lot of last season with the Broncos, and prior to his injury, had a chance at competing for a roster spot in Las Vegas. He went down with an apparent leg injury at practice, and the team was quick to put him on IR and shut him down for the season. This news isn't ideal for the Raiders, but if shouldn't have any major implications for their season's outlook.

Category: Injury Updates

According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Denzelle Good was cleared to start practicing at training camp. Full-team practices for the Raiders started on Wednesday. (Source: Vincent Bonsignore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The former seventh-round pick is slated to start at guard for the Raiders this season after only playing one game last season. Good tore his ACL in Week 1 of the season, ending his season prematurely. Before then, he had only missed one game in the previous two seasons. Good will be an important piece to what could be a very potent Las Vegas offense.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors