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Raiders placed CB Tarell Brown on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.

Brown had been the one constant of a surprisingly competent Raiders' secondary in 2014, logging 1000 snaps across 14 games. A free agent this offseason, Brown should be able to find a starting job for 2015. T.J. Carrie will slide into the starting lineup with Brown sidelined.
Dec 20 - 1:55 PM

Derek Carr (thumb, ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Carr's health is not a concern, but his play remains one. Carr is a bottom-five option for the fantasy finals.
Dec 18 - 6:13 PM

Derek Carr (thumb, ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Tony Sparano said Carr made all throws in practice and isn't worried about his status for Sunday's game. Carr has a matchup with Buffalo's top-five pass defense in Week 16.
Dec 17 - 7:31 PM

Raiders placed ILB Sio Moore on injured reserve with a hip injury, ending his season.

Moore's injury isn't believed to be overly serious, but he wasn't going to be ready for the season's final two games. An 11-game starter, Moore made plays for one of the league's worst defenses, tallying 90 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. He graded out negatively in Pro Football Focus' ratings, but made improvements as the year wore on. Regardless of who's calling the shots for Oakland in 2015, Moore will be back as a starter.
Source: raiders.com
Dec 16 - 5:49 PM

Raiders signed CB Chance Casey.

Casey was on the 49ers' practice squad. A second-year undrafted free agent, Casey appeared in two games for the Raiders in 2013.
Dec 16 - 4:45 PM

Coach Tony Sparano said "we ran the ball well" against the Chiefs, but "just didn't have enough opportunities."

Latavius Murray averaged 4.91 YPC and out-touched Maurice Jones-Drew/Darren McFadden 14-4. The Raiders seem to realize they should have rode the run game harder and now Murray gets a decent spot in Week 16. Following an upset of the Packers, the Bills are due to let down in the Black Hole -- where the Raiders are 2-0 in their last two games. The Bills have also been scuffling a bit against the run lately, leaving Murray as a rock-solid FLEX option at worst.
Dec 16 - 10:44 AM

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.
Dec 14 - 4:51 PM

James Jones caught 8-of-11 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Chiefs.

The touchdown was the garbagiest of all garbage-time touchdowns, but it counts just the same. Jones struggled with drops in the game and lacks the athletic ability to make the after-the-catch plays the Raiders are asking him to make. He is a low-upside WR4 in an anemic offense.
Dec 14 - 4:47 PM

Andre Holmes caught 5-of-12 targets for 70 yards Week 15 against the Chiefs.

33 of Holmes' 70 yards came on the meaningless final drive of the game. Derek Carr is not playing well enough for Holmes to be a fantasy option right now. He is still a high-upside hold in Dynasty.
Dec 14 - 4:40 PM

Darren McFadden rushed two times for 13 yards Week 15 against the Chiefs.

McFadden did not get his first touch until late in the first quarter and is well behind Latavius Murray on the depth chart. He can be dropped in all formats.
Dec 14 - 4:38 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 12 times for 59 yards Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Despite averaging 4.9 yards per carry, the Raiders coaching staff only got Murray 12 carries in a game that was close well into the third quarter. Derek Carr had 56 attempts in the game. On the bright side, Murray started and was the clear lead back for the Raiders. Murray gets a tough matchup against the Bills next week, but he will be a solid FLEX play in the fantasy Super Bowl.
Dec 14 - 4:34 PM

Derek Carr completed 27-of-56 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 15 blowout loss to the Chiefs.

Perhaps the most damning fact about Carr's day is his stat line was significantly helped by garbage time. He was averaging less than three yards an attempt well into the second half and should have thrown at least three interceptions. Carr found no help on his sideline. The Raiders' coaching staff abandoned the run despite the game being close well into the second half and Carr being under almost constant pressure. It was a disaster all around. Carr is best left on the wire in even the deepest of leagues.
Dec 14 - 4:28 PM

Raiders declared WR Denarius Moore, LB Sio Moore, TE Brian Leonhardt, QB Matt McGloin, OT Menelik Watson, DL Stacy McGee and OL Tony Bergstrom inactive for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Denarius Moore injured his knee and ankle stumbling down the stairs at the Raiders' hotel last Sunday. Sio Moore (hip), Watson (foot/ankle) and Leonhardt (concussion) were ruled out before Sunday and should be considered week to week. The rest are healthy scratches.
Dec 14 - 11:37 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie is likely to be fired after the season.

Schefter worded it in a way to leave himself an out, but said Oakland is "preparing for sweeping changes that involve McKenzie." Owner Mark Davis is reportedly "getting ready to spend." McKenzie has done nothing to keep his job. Especially if the Raiders land Jim Harbaugh, he'll want to have a say in who's the team's GM. Black Monday is just two weeks and one day away.
Dec 14 - 10:55 AM

Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

Moore got in a limited practice on Thursday but missed Friday's session. Ray-Ray Armstrong will likely start with Moore sidelined. Jamaal Charles is going to run wild on Sunday.
Dec 13 - 12:42 PM


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