Speaking before Thursday's game against the Chiefs, Raiders coach Tony Sparano said RB Latavius Murray will "get the ball a little bit more."
Faded Darren McFadden is still getting the "start," but it sounds like the Raiders finally understand they have to do something to jump-start their historically-awful rushing "attack." We wouldn't recommend Murray as more than an RB4 in re-draft leagues, but he's a go-for-the-gold option in daily tournaments.
Anthony Fasano (knee) is active for Week 12 against the Raiders.
Fasano has zero fantasy value, but his presence renders Travis Kelce a boom-or-bust option as a TE1. Inactive for the Chiefs are QB Aaron Murray, WR Donnie Avery, WR A.J. Jenkins, CB Chris Owens, CB Jamell Fleming, C Eric Kush and G/T Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. The Chiefs are remarkably thin at receiver.
Derek Carr (quad) is active for Week 12 against the Chiefs.
Carr's status was never in doubt. He's a bottom-barrel QB2 against the Chiefs' stout pass defense. Oakland's passing "attack" has really gone in the tank the past few weeks. Inactive for the Raiders are QB Matt McGloin, CB Carlos Rogers, CB Travis Carrie, S Jonathan Dowling, OG Gabe Jackson, OG Tony Bergstrom and TE David Ausberry.
Jordan Matthews (knee) is practicing in full for Week 12.
The "injury" is not a concern for Matthews' Week 12 status. Currently Mark Sanchez's favorite target, Matthews will be an upside WR3 against the Titans.
Justin Hunter (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.
The infuriating WR5 will be good to go for a plus matchup with the Eagles.
Doug Martin (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.
It's not a given that Martin suits up for Sunday's game against the Bears, but he's trending in the right direction. Most signs point toward Martin being the Bucs' No. 3 back behind Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey upon his return, though it's possible he'll slot in ahead of Rainey. We just won't know until the Bucs play.
Chris Johnson is listed on the Week 12 injury report with an ankle issue, but practicing in full.
Johnson is an RB4/5 for this week's tough matchup with the Bills.
Chris Ivory is listed on the Week 12 injury report with a shoulder issue, but practicing in full.
Ivory will be ready to rock as a borderline RB2 for a tough matchup with the Bills, wherever and whenever it takes place.