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Derek Carr missed Tuesday's practice with illness.

It's not a concern for Carr's Week 17 status. He won't be a recommended DFS play against the Broncos.
Dec 23 - 7:58 PM

Derek Carr was held out of Tuesday's practice.

It's unclear what the issue is, though Carr missed time last week with thumb and ankle issues. Although the Raiders' Tuesday practice is supplanting Thursday's typical session, they aren't required to issue an injury report. Carr played every snap in Sunday's win over the Bills, and should be fine for Week 17.
Dec 23 - 5:04 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle believes there's a "very good chance" the Raiders retain GM Reggie McKenzie for a fourth season.

McKenzie's first three years were an abject disaster, and his 2014 free agent class was an embarrassment. Oakland has some hope based on its 2014 draft, however, hitting big on first-round SLB Khalil Mack and third-round LG Gabe Jackson, and potentially on second-round QB Derek Carr and seventh-round CB T.J. Carrie. The Raiders are 3-0 over their last three home games.
Dec 22 - 4:36 PM

James Jones caught one pass for a three-yard touchdown in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He was targeted five times, but only reeled in the one for the Raiders' first score of the game. Jones was left wide open in the back of the end zone. Jones hasn't eclipsed 57 yards receiving in eight weeks, but has now scored six times. He and Mychal Rivera are favorites of Derek Carr in the red zone. The Raiders travel to Denver to wrap up the season in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 8:22 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.
Dec 21 - 8:18 PM

Andre Holmes caught three passes for 73 yards in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He was targeted six times. Holmes' big grab was a 51-yard leaping catch on a 3rd-and-22. He jumped over the top of Corey Graham to haul in the pass. Earlier in the game, Holmes was targeted in the end zone. He got both hands on the ball but couldn't complete the catch. A big-play threat with little consistency, Holmes will wrap up the season against the Broncos in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 8:10 PM

Kenbrell Thompkins caught five passes for 90 yards in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He saw a team-high seven targets. Thompkins' big gain was a 50-yard catch deep down the middle in Aaron Williams' coverage. He was tackled at the four-yard line, and James Jones secured a three-yard touchdown a couple plays later. Thompkins is the No. 3 receiver behind Jones and Andre Holmes, but the Raiders throw the ball a ton. Oakland will head to Denver for the Week 17 finale.
Dec 21 - 8:05 PM

Darren McFadden rushed for 54 yards on nine carries in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He caught one pass for no gain. McFadden was the breather back to Latavius Murray, who managed 108 total yards on 26 touches. DMC broke off a 26-yard run down to the two-yard line late in the fourth quarter. He got the call on the next play but was stuffed for no gain. Jamize Olawale caught a two-yard touchdown next. McFadden will fill the same role once again in Week 17 at Denver.
Dec 21 - 8:01 PM

Latavius Murray rushed for 86 yards on 23 carries in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He caught 3-of-4 targets for an additional 22 yards. Murray got off to a slow start, but picked up gains of 25 and 17 on back-to-back carries midway through the game. He also had another 15-plus-yard run called back on a holding penalty. Murray was vultured by Darren McFadden late on a goal-line look, and DMC predictably was stuffed for no gain. The Raiders have a building block in Murray. He runs somewhat high, but has proven slippery. He and the Raiders will close out the season in Denver next week.
Dec 21 - 7:55 PM

Derek Carr completed 17-of-34 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Raiders' 26-24, Week 16 win over the Bills.

Nearly half of Carr's yards came on two passes, a 50-yard shot to Kenbrell Thompkins down the middle and a 51-yard heave down the sideline to Andre Holmes on a 3rd-and-22. Carr has shown flashes of potential, but he's also put some bad things on tape. He really needs to work on his accuracy, as he's averaging under 6.0 YPA on the year. Still, he's viewed by most as a building block. Carr's two touchdowns went to James Jones and Jamize Olawale from two and three yards away, respectively. The Raiders will wrap up 2014 on the road in Denver.
Dec 21 - 7:48 PM

Raiders declared WR Denarius Moore, WR Vincent Brown, CM Chimdi Chekwa, OG Tony Bergstrom, OT Menelik Watson, TE Brian Leonhardt, and DT Stacy McGee inactive for Week 16 against the Bills.

Moore hurt his ankle and knee a couple weeks ago at the team hotel. Brown has a groin injury. CB D.J. Hayden (back) is active despite being questionable.
Dec 21 - 3:09 PM

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

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