Player News - Raiders

Date: Team: Pos:

Raiders SS Karl Joseph's injury is to his left big toe.

Someone "fell on it" in Sunday's win over the Bills. Joseph thinks he has a "shot" to suit up Thursday night against the Chiefs, but it's sounding very unlikely. Nate Allen is the next man up on the depth chart.
Dec 6 - 3:43 PM

Raiders SS Karl Joseph is in a walking boot Monday.

Joseph has been solid in pass coverage since being promoted to the starting lineup in Week 3. The 14th overall pick in this year's draft has graded out as PFF's No. 35 safety out of 89 qualifiers. His status for Thursday night against the Chiefs is up in the air. Nate Allen replaced him on Sunday.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 5 - 6:29 PM

Raiders designated DE Mario Edwards (hip) their I.R.-return player.

He began practicing on Monday and will have 21 days to be activated from the I.R. list. If the Raiders can get back Edwards and suspended pass rusher Aldon Smith ahead of the playoffs, it will only make Oakland better.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 5 - 6:28 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports suspended Raiders OLB Aldon Smith hopes to meet with the commissioner to discuss his possible reinstatement.

Per Rapsheet, Smith is "setting up" a meeting to meet with Roger Goodell or another "high-ranking official." Smith was supposed to have already learned his status, but the league is apparently hedging. Smith would be returning from an indefinite ban for multiple arrests/violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. He'd be a major weapon for the Raiders down the stretch.
Dec 5 - 3:27 PM

Seth Roberts caught 2-of-5 targets for 18 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

He also caught a two-point conversion. Roberts is the Raiders' distant No. 3 receiver who will make a big play here and there. He's not a fantasy option.
Dec 4 - 8:13 PM

Clive Walford caught 1-of-3 targets for 18 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

Walford caught a touchdown last week, but he reverted to his normal self Sunday.
Dec 4 - 8:09 PM

Amari Cooper caught 2-of-4 targets for 59 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

Cooper continues to be quite a strange player to own in fantasy. He's been severely out-targeted by Michael Crabtree the past two weeks, and Cooper has many maddening games when it comes to yards and catches. But on Sunday, he was able to score from 37 yards out on a catch-and-run and also had a long gain called back on a penalty. Cooper has as much upside as any receiver in the league, but he's shown big downside. He's more of a WR2 Thursday night in KC.
Dec 4 - 8:04 PM

Michael Crabtree caught 7-of-11 targets for 74 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

Crabtree again led the Raiders in targets and production after an 8-110 line in Week 12. Crabtree could have had a bigger day, but committed a horrible drop in the end zone on a slant pass that hit him right in the chest with no defender on him. He later made up for it by snagging a three-yard score in the back of the end zone. Crabtree will be a WR2 Thursday night at the Chiefs.
Dec 4 - 7:58 PM

Jalen Richard rushed nine times for 53 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

He wasn't involved in the passing game for the second week in a row. Latavius Murray has taken on that role, and Richard is simply the change-of-pace option, though he's filling that role extremely well this season.
Dec 4 - 7:53 PM

Derek Carr completed 19-of-35 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 13 win over the Bills.

He also tossed a two-point conversion to Seth Roberts following Latavius Murray's second touchdown run to give the Raiders a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead. Carr wasn't very sharp in this one, probably due to his injured pinkie finger, but he should have had another touchdown to Michael Crabtree had Crabtree not committed one of the most egregious drops we've seen in the end zone. The two later hooked up for a three-yard touchdown. Carr's second score was a lofted 37-yarder to Amari Cooper allowing Cooper to do damage after the catch. Carr will be tough to trust as a QB1 on a short week on Thursday night in Kansas City.
Dec 4 - 7:40 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 20 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' 38-24, Week 13 win over the Bills.

He also added three catches for 23 yards on five targets. Both of Murray's scores were of the shirt-yardage variety, with the first one coming from a yard out and the second from three yards away. He now has 11 touchdowns on the year for the top team in the AFC. With DeAndre Washington phased out of the offense in recent weeks, Murray has also been taking on a bigger pass-game role. Murray has settled in as a high-floor RB1/2 ahead of Thursday night against the Chiefs.
Dec 4 - 7:30 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Bills.

Again, the Raiders are rolling with Murray and Jalen Richard at running back, making DeAndre Washington a healthy scratch for the second week in a row. Also inactive for the Raiders are QB Connor Cook, CB Antonio Hamilton, DT Darius Latham, OT Denver Kirkland, OLB Shilique Calhoun, and DT Stacy McGee.
Dec 4 - 2:44 PM

Michael Crabtree (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Bills.

Latavius Murray (ankle) is also active after both players were listed questionable. It's the same routine as last week. With Bills LCB Ronald Darby (concussion) out, Crabtree gets a boost against rookie CB Kevon Seymour.
Dec 4 - 2:42 PM

Latavius Murray (ankle, questionable) will play Sunday in Week 13 against the Bills.

As expected. Murray was listed as questionable after putting in a limited week of practice, but his status for Sunday was never in jeopardy. Despite eclipsing 60 yards rushing only once this season, Murray has settled in as a weekly RB2 on the strength of a high touchdown rate and solid receiving numbers.
Dec 4 - 8:15 AM

Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) will play Sunday in Week 13 against the Bills.

So will Latavius Murray (ankle, questionable). Crabtree hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 7 but recorded a season-high 110 yards in last week's win over Carolina. He'll be in the WR2 mix this week.
Dec 4 - 8:12 AM


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