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Date: Team: Pos:

Derek Carr (ribs) will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

It's a major missed opportunity for the second-round signal caller, who could have put heat on struggling starter Matt Schaub with a strong performance. Schaub is now all but guaranteed to be under center come Week 1. Carr will probably still make starts sooner rather than later.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 21 - 4:55 PM

Marcel Reece (foot) returned to practice Tuesday.

So much for being "out indefinitely." Reece was injured in Sunday's practice, had an MRI on Monday, and returned Tuesday. The Raiders may take it easy with their veteran Swiss-army knife, but it he's clearly avoided major injury. Reece is a much better real-life football player than fantasy asset.
Aug 19 - 3:19 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders will know this week whether CB D.J. Hayden (foot) will open the season on reserve/PUP, and that it "seems headed that way" that he'll miss at least the first six games.

Per Rapoport, the Raiders are "fine" with Hayden beginning the year on PUP because they like their depth at cornerback. They simply want Hayden healthy before he plays so that he can stay on the field. The Raiders are expected to start Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers at corner in their base defense, with Rogers moving to the slot and Chimdi Chekwa checking in outside in sub-packages.
Aug 19 - 12:02 PM

Raiders WR Brice Butler has been diagnosed with a concussion.

It dampens Butler's roster chances, as he's now unlikely to suit up for this weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal. The No. 209 overall pick of last year's draft, Butler caught nine passes across 10 games.
Aug 18 - 5:18 PM

Marcel Reece will undergo an MRI on his foot, and is out indefinitely.

Reece suffered the injury in Sunday's practice, and was spotted in a walking boot on Monday. It's a major concern. Ridiculously secretive with injury information, the Raiders may not update Reece's status until later in the week. Reece is one of the Raiders' better players, but is unlikely to make a fantasy impact this season even if he's healthy.
Aug 18 - 5:10 PM

Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot, PUP) has been "showing some progress."

Hayden was spotted "moving laterally and doing some cutting" on the side in Monday's practice. Either way, he's shaping up as a long-shot for Week 1. Hayden is a candidate for reserve/PUP, which would cost him the first six games of the season.
Aug 18 - 4:21 PM

Derek Carr (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

It's suspiciously quick clearance after Carr was concussed in Saturday's preseason game, but so it goes. Carr was practicing with extra padding on his injured ribs. Despite the ailments, Carr is now on track to suit up for Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Packers. Carr could put more heat on Matt Schaub with a strong showing in Green Bay.
Aug 18 - 3:05 PM

Coach Dennis Allen said Darren McFadden "is probably running the ball as well as I've seen him run it since I've been here."

McFadden has nine carries for 50 yards (5.55 YPC) with one goal-line touchdown through two preseason games. Most importantly, he's had none of the nagging injuries that have bogged him down so many times in his career. McFadden is behind Maurice Jones-Drew for the starting job, but he's going to get enough touches to make this a RBBC situation.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 8:59 AM

Andre Holmes came off the bench in the Raiders' second preseason game after starting the exhibition opener.

Holmes had a rough night in his reserve role, securing just 2-of-7 targets for 42 yards. He has the most big-play ability in Oakland's wideout corps, but may be utilized best as a situational deep threat. James Jones appears to have moved ahead of Holmes at X receiver, with Rod Streater at Z.
Aug 16 - 3:30 PM

James Jones started the Raiders' second preseason game.

Jones was listed as a second-string receiver on the Raiders' initial depth chart, and played behind Andre Holmes in the preseason opener. Coach Dennis Allen was likely just sending a message to the veteran. Jones should begin the season as the No. 1 receiver in Oakland, and is a WR4/5 in fantasy leagues.
Source: Raiders.com
Aug 16 - 11:25 AM

Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr left the team's second preseason game with a concussion.

Originally thought to be a rib injury, coach Dennis Allen confirmed the rookie was concussed. He will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before returning to the field. Carr has completed 19-of-32 passes for 183 yards with one touchdown and one interception this preseason. After originally inserting Carr with the first-team offense -- following an abysmal outing by Matt Schaub -- Carr was concussed behind Oakland's second-team offensive line.
Aug 16 - 9:05 AM

Latavius Murray had two carries for 13 yards in Oakland's second preseason game Friday night.

He added two catches for five yards. Murray was the No. 3 running back, playing behind Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. Murray has been limited to 41 yards on nine carries in the first two preseason games. Murray was used on kick returns Friday and could open the season as a starter on special teams.
Aug 16 - 1:20 AM

Derek Carr completed 9-of-16 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game before being removed in the fourth quarter with a rib injury.

Carr outperformed Matt Schaub, who threw his first interception of the preseason. The second-round rookie played deep into the second half, but was removed after getting shaken up on a hit by Lions DE Larry Webster. Carr has completed 19-of-32 passes for 183 yards (9.6 YPA) through two preseason appearances. With Schaub struggling, Carr could make starts early in 2014.
Aug 16 - 1:15 AM

Darren McFadden rushed eight times for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' second preseason game Friday night.

Maurice Jones-Drew (6-12, 1-22) remained Oakland's starter and lead back, but McFadden was given three straight chances inside the five-yard line leading to his goal-line score. It's conceivable that McFadden is the favorite for goal-line TDs in Oakland, which would obviously throw a wrench into MJD's fantasy ceiling. McFadden is a slightly interesting RB4 at his tenth-round ADP.
Aug 15 - 11:58 PM

Matt Schaub completed 8-of-13 passes for 87 yards and an interception in the Raiders' second preseason game Friday night.

He's now 11-of-20 passing for a pathetic 108 yards in the exhibition season. Schaub can no longer drive the ball outside the numbers, and was lucky he didn't have multiple interceptions in four possessions Friday night. Due to Schaub's Delhommian ineffectiveness, we suspect the Raiders are going to have to turn to rookie Derek Carr under center much sooner than they've planned.
Aug 15 - 11:19 PM


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