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Mychal Rivera | Tight End | #81

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 245
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (184) / OAK
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Jaguars placed TE Mychal Rivera (wrist) on injured reserve.
Rivera has been sidelined since early August. He missed the entire preseason and was doubtful for Week 1. Ben Koyack will open the year as a passing down complement to Marcedes Lewis. Sep 1 - 6:04 PM

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Mychal Rivera is seeing "starter-level snaps" at Jaguars OTAs.

"He's a player that makes the plays he should make," coach Doug Marrone said of Rivera. The Florida Times Union suggests Rivera will be the pass-catching complement to blocker Marcedes Lewis. Rivera caught 58 passes for the no-talent 2014 Raiders, then flamed out due to severe athletic and blocking limitations. He runs a molasses-slow 4.81 forty at a smallish 6-foot-3, 242. Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling would be higher-upside in-house options.
Jun 11 - 8:03 PM

Jaguars signed TE Mychal Rivera to a two-year, $6.75 million contract.

The second year of the deal is a team option. Rivera also had interest from the Jets and Colts. Jacksonville is a solid landing spot after moving on from Julius Thomas. Rivera could open the season as the Jaguars' top receiving tight end, but he is unlikely to have much of a box-score impact.
Mar 22 - 4:50 PM

Free agent TE Mychal Rivera is scheduled to visit the Colts.

Rivera met with the Jets on Monday, but he left without a deal. Not a dynamic threat as a receiver, Rivera is unlikely to make much of a fantasy impact no matter where he lands, but New York would at least offer a good shot at targets.
Mar 20 - 10:09 PM

Free agent Mychal Rivera will visit the Jets on Monday.

Tight end has been a black hole for the Jets in recent years, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins was recently hit with a two-game substance-abuse suspension. Rivera caught just 18 passes for 192 yards last year in Oakland while grading poorly as a run-blocker. He wouldn't be much of an upgrade in New York.
Mar 17 - 11:11 AM

Raiders declared TE Mychal Rivera, QB Connor Cook, CB Antonio Hamilton, T Matt McCants, CB Dexter McDonald, and T Menelik Watson inactive for Week 2 against the Falcons.

Rivera has been inactive for each of Oakland's first two games. The Raiders will turn to Austin Howard at right tackle in the absence of Watson.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Raiders declared TE Mychal Rivera, QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, CB Antonio Hamilton, OG Vadal Alexander and OT Austin Howard inactive for Week 1 against the Saints.

Rivera's surprise healthy scratch indicates a huge level of trust in second-year pro Clive Walford. Walford is an intriguing TE2 in what should be a high-scoring game.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Raiders contract-year TE Mychal Rivera is expected to stay in Oakland.

The Raiders were shopping Rivera as far back as March, but found no takers. Behind Clive Walford, Rivera has more value to Oakland than he would anywhere else. Rivera is a plodding athlete and not much of a blocker, but he has sure hands and would be a serviceable replacement if Walford went down.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 02:50:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Raiders are open to trading Mychal Rivera.

The No. 184 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Rivera is headed into the final year of his rookie contract. He caught 58 passes in 2014, but fell behind rookie Clive Walford on the depth chart last season. Rivera has a soft pair of mitts, but is a liability as a blocker and offers little after the catch. At best, he'd fetch a sixth- or seventh-round pick, and likely a conditional one at that.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Mychal Rivera secured 3-of-4 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 14 win over the Broncos.

Rivera and Seth Roberts were the only Raiders to score touchdowns against the Broncos as Amari Cooper (0-0) and Michael Crabtree (4-19-0) were bottled up by Aqib Talib, Chris Harris, and Bradley Roby. In a rotation with more-impressive rookie Clive Walford, Rivera lacks streamer appeal in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:31:00 PM

Mychal Rivera caught 2-of-2 targets for 28 yards in Oakland's Week 12 win over the Titans.

Still splitting reps with Clive Walford, Rivera isn't' a realistic TE2.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 06:03:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 06:02:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:22:00 PM

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

Rivera is safe to drop in 12- and 14-team fantasy leagues.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 05:10:00 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.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 07:44:00 PM

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