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Mychal Rivera | Tight End

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 245
College: Tennessee
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Mychal Rivera caught 1-of-2 targets for 21 yards in Oakland's Week 11 loss to the Lions.
Splitting reps and targets with Clive Walford, Rivera has 20 catches on the season. Nov 22 - 6:02 PM

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Mychal Rivera delivered six catches for 46 yards on seven targets in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Vikings.

He did a nice job as Derek Carr’s check-down man, catching four passes for 43 yards in the second half. Rivera caught 58 balls last season but his role in the passing game has been scaled back considerably to accommodate Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Even in deep leagues, Rivera isn’t much of a fantasy option.
Nov 15 - 9:22 PM

Mychal Rivera went catch-less on one target in Week 3.

Rivera is safe to drop in 12- and 14-team fantasy leagues.
Sep 27 - 5:10 PM

Mychal Rivera caught 3-of-5 targets for 15 yards in the Raiders' Week 2 win over the Ravens.

Sharing time with rookie Clive Walford, Rivera's passing-game role has been downsized in new Raiders OC Bill Musgrave's offense. Rivera had two targets and four yards in Week 1, and on Sunday managed 15 yards on a day where Derek Carr threw for over 350.
Sep 20 - 7:44 PM

Mychal Rivera caught 1-of-2 targets for four yards in the Raiders' Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

He shared time with Clive Walford (2 targets) and lacks fantasy value. Rivera is a possession-threat tight end with decent hands, but he's short on playmaking ability and plays in a sub-par offense. He's a low-end TE2.
Sep 13 - 8:23 PM

Mychal Rivera caught three passes for 42 yards in the Raiders' third preseason game.

Rivera remained Derek Carr's chain-moving safety valve, making tough catches over the middle. There was early-camp talk of Rivera losing his starting job to rookie Clive Walford, but Walford has missed almost all of training camp with a hamstring injury. Through three preseason affairs, Rivera has four catches for 61 yards. He'll be a low-ceiling TE2 in fantasy this season.
Aug 30 - 11:00 PM

Raiders TE Mychal Rivera opened with the first-team offense in the Raiders' opening preseason game.

Rookie Clive Walford got first-team run, but it was late in the first quarter. Rivera still appears to be leading the tight end competition, but Walford is pushing. Neither player is likely to develop into a fantasy asset this season.
Aug 15 - 1:41 PM

ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson expects TE Mychal Rivera to open the season as the starter.

We'll see. The low-upside and plodding Rivera will be pushed hard by third-round rookie Clive Walford, who drew some Dwayne Allen comps during the pre-draft process. There could also be room for both tight ends to play together as Rivera is more of a "move" tight end and Walford profiles in-line. Neither one has a very appetizing fantasy outlook.
May 4 - 11:18 AM

Mychal Rivera caught two passes for 26 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss at Denver.

Rivera is not especially fast, strong or big. But he got a lot of volume from Derek Carr this season leading to a reasonable 58-534-4 line as an NFL sophomore. Of course, it took Rivera 93 targets to get there, a number that should be reduced if the Raiders can ever get some talent on their team. This is not a player we'd be chasing in 2015 fantasy circles.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:39:00 PM

Mychal Rivera caught one pass for five yards in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He was targeted four times. On his lone catch, Rivera fought hard for a first down. He was later targeted in the end zone, but Derek Carr overthrew him on the play. Rivera has flashed at times this season. He and the Raiders head to Denver to close out the season in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Mychal Rivera caught 7-of-12 targets for 39 yards Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Rivera almost caught a garbage-time touchdown but had the ball knocked out of his hands in the end zone. Rivera is getting the targets, but he is struggling to do much with them. He is a TE2 in standard leagues with some touchdown upside.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:51:00 PM

Mychal Rivera secured 7-of-7 targets for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 14 win over the 49ers.

Rivera was highly efficient in this one as the 49ers frequently left him uncovered over the middle and up the seam. He scored his five-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, bodying CB Leon McFadden out of the play to give the Raiders a 24-13 lead. Rivera has been a highly inconsistent fantasy performer this year. He'll be a fringe TE1 when the Raiders travel to Arrowhead Stadium in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Raiders FB Marcel Reece rushed twice for two yards and caught seven balls for 64 yards and a touchdown in Oakland's Week 14 win over the 49ers.

The Raiders used Reece heavily as a passing-game dump-off option and he responded with a productive day, scoring his touchdown from nine yards out in the third quarter. With Latavius Murray taking over as Oakland's feature back, versatile Reece makes sense as his pass-game complement. Reece would still be a tough sell as more than a desperation flex option in Week 15 against Kansas City.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Mychal Rivera secured 3-of-8 targets for 21 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 loss to the Rams.

The theoretical usage was there for Rivera, but he isn't a very good player. Coming back to the pack in a hurry since his red-hot Weeks 8-10 run, Rivera has revealed himself as far more of a fantasy TE2 than legitimate TE1.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Mychal Rivera caught 1-of-4 targets for eight yards in Oakland's Week 12 win over the Chiefs.

Rivera now has just four grabs for 48 yards on nine targets over his past two games. He's going to remain a part of the Raiders' game plan going forward, but won't be a recommended Week 13 streaming option against a Rams defense that puts the clampdown on tight ends.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:26:00 AM

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QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
RB1Latavius Murray
2Roy Helu
3Taiwan Jones
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Latavius Murray
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Andre Holmes
3Rod Streater
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Seth Roberts
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Mychal Rivera
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
LT1Donald Penn
2Khalif Barnes
LG1Gabe Jackson
2Jon Feliciano
C1Rodney Hudson
2Tony Bergstrom
RG1J'Marcus Webb
RT1Austin Howard
2Matt McCants
K1Sebastian Janikowski