Player News - Raiders

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Jalen Richard rushed nine times for 31 yards in the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Chiefs, adding four receptions for 45 additional yards.

Marshawn Lynch was ejected for shoving a referee in the second quarter, but neither Richard nor DeAndre Washington could take control of the Raiders' backfield. Richard out-touched D-Wash just 13-12, though he did out-gain him 76-40. Washington got a goal-line carry and score. If Lynch is suspended for Week 8, it will be hard to trust either Richard or Washington as more than a volatile FLEX option.
Oct 20 - 12:45 AM

DeAndre Washington rushed nine times for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Chiefs.

He added three catches for seven yards. Marshawn Lynch got ejected in the second quarter, but Washington still couldn't manage more than an even timeshare with Jalen Richard. D-Wash got the ball 12 times, Richard 13. Washington's score was a churning four-yarder that would have made Beast Mode proud. Washington refused to go down. If Lynch is suspended for Week 8 — he pushed a ref — Washington and Richard should continue to rotate, rendering both fantasy dart throws.
Oct 20 - 12:45 AM

Jared Cook caught 6-of-7 targets for 107 yards in the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Chiefs.

The 100-yard night was Cook's first as a Raider, and just the fifth of his nine-year career. Cook was making huge plays all evening, including a late defensive holding penalty he drew in the red zone with no time remaining. Seconds prior, Cook appeared to have a game-winning, 29-yard score, but was ruled down at the half-yard line. (The Raiders were then backed up by a Michael Crabtree penalty.) Producing as a reliable TE2, Cook gets the Bills for Week 8.
Oct 20 - 12:36 AM

Michael Crabtree caught 3-of-7 targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Chiefs.

Crabtree caught the game-winning touchdown, but not before committing offensive pass interference on another would-be game winner. It was that kind of night in Oakland, as the Raiders and Chiefs treated fans to a thrilling, sometimes incomprehensible, game. Crabtree is now up to six 2017 touchdowns, and has scored in 4-of-6 appearances. He gets the Bills for Week 8.
Oct 20 - 12:25 AM

Derek Carr completed 29-of-52 passes for 417 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Raiders' 31-30, Week 7 win over the Chiefs.

The Raiders franchise has played a lot of insane games over the decades, but this one will rank right up there with them. In a contest beset by penalties — many questionable — big plays and bigger miscues, Carr never stopped throwing, piling up the second most yards of his career. Carr struggled much of the evening, airmailing some easy throws and failing to pick on the Chiefs corners in 1-on-1 coverage. CBS analyst Tony Romo was beside himself more than once. But Carr locked onto Amari Cooper, who made a number of deep grabs, and indeed started attacking the perimeter late. His pass catchers responded with huge catches. Carr now has 10 days to rest his recently-broken back. Oakland ventures to Buffalo for Week 8.
Oct 20 - 12:06 AM

Amari Cooper caught 11-of-19 targets for 210 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Chiefs.

Targeted on the first snap of the game, it was clear early on we were finally seeing a different Cooper. The third-year pro entered the evening the owner of an 18/146/1 line, good for 125th in the league in yardage. He exited it doubling his totals across the board, and with a new career high in yards. It was a fittingly bonkers performance, as Cooper's first touchdown, a 38-yarder on a flea flicker, featured a fairly blatant pushoff. It was not called by the referees. Cooper's second score was a 45-yarder where he ripped a hole in soft zone coverage. Along the way, Cooper committed a brutal drop and drew a 47-yard defensive pass interference penalty. Truly, everything happened. Cooper will look to get a hot streak going in next week's road trip to Buffalo.
Oct 19 - 11:56 PM

Marshawn Lynch was ejected from the Raiders' Week 7 game against the Chiefs after shoving a referee.

For some reason, the Raiders dialed up a draw for Derek Carr on a second quarter 3rd-and-10. It failed spectacularly, with Carr taking numerous hits. The Raiders took exception and Lynch came racing in from the sideline. He then shoved a referee during the ensuing scrum. The crew had no choice but to eject him. Lynch carried the ball just twice for nine yards before being tossed, and was ceding lots of snaps and touches to Jalen Richard. It's possible he earns a suspension for Week 8 against Buffalo.
Oct 19 - 9:35 PM

Raiders ILB Navorro Bowman is active for Week 7 against the Chiefs.

With starting LBs Cory James and Marquel Lee inactive, Bowman could see heavy snaps right off the bat. Also inactive for the Raiders are DE Jihad Ward, OT Jylan Ware, QB Connor Cook, CB Gareon Conley and RT Marshall Newhouse.
Oct 19 - 7:08 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said newly-signed ILB Navorro Bowman "probably" will play against the Chiefs on Thursday night.

Bowman just signed on Monday, but the Raiders will take any help they can get at linebacker. "He’s a veteran. He understands ball," Del Rio said. "Even though it’s a short week, we feel good he’ll play." A liability in coverage at this point in his career, Bowman may not be the impact signing his resume would suggest, but he is still an upgrade.
Oct 19 - 9:27 AM

Raiders CB Gareon Conley (shin) is out for Week 7 against the Chiefs.

Conley visited a doctor on Tuesday and had almost no chance of suiting up on a short week. Marshall Newhouse has also been ruled out for Thursday night while linebackers Corey James (knee), Marquel Lee (ankle) and Nicholas Morrow (ankle) are all listed as questionable.
Oct 18 - 4:34 PM

Raiders designated S Obi Melifonwu (knee surgery) as a return player from injured reserve.

Melifonwu can now resume practicing, and return to game action in Week 9. The No. 56 overall pick of April's draft, Melifonwu will slide in as the Raiders' No. 3 safety behind Karl Joseph and Reggie Nelson.
Oct 17 - 3:28 PM

Raiders signed ILB Navorro Bowman, formerly of the 49ers, to a one-year, $3 million contract.

He never even made it to Dallas. Still a useful run defender, Bowman will add toughness to a weak Oakland inside linebacker corps. He is a liability in pass coverage, however, and had been losing passing-down snaps before the 49ers released him. The Raiders play on Thursday Night Football this week, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Bowman log significant snaps right away.
Oct 16 - 4:16 PM

Derek Carr denied that he was limited by his back injury in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Carr looked noticeably tentative in his return from a transverse process fracture, mostly sticking to short passes instead of challenging the Chargers downfield. However, Carr was adamant that his dinking and dunking had nothing to do with his ailing back. "It had nothing to do with my back," he said. "There was no talk of trying to get the ball out of my hands or to not take hits or anything like that." Carr and the Raiders will take a four-game losing streak into Thursday night's game against division-leading Kansas City.
Oct 16 - 8:33 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson handled three carries for 55 yards and a touchdown while catching his only target for a gain of five yards Sunday in the Raiders’ Week 6 loss to the Chargers.

The All-Pro return man has only earned 20 touches across six games this season but made his presence felt Sunday by rushing for a 47-yard touchdown on an end-around in the fourth quarter. That put Oakland ahead 16-14 (Giorgio Tavecchio missed the extra point), though the Chargers would go on to win 17-16 on a last-second field goal by Nick Novak. Patterson is still primarily a special teamer and doesn’t need to be owned in fantasy.
Oct 15 - 9:19 PM

Jalen Richard lost a yard on two carries while adding three catches for 27 yards on four targets Sunday in the Raiders’ Week 6 loss to the Chargers.

All of his catches came in the first half. Richard cut into Marshawn Lynch’s workload with nine touches last week against Baltimore but obviously wasn’t a factor on Sunday. He and DeAndre Washington will again fight for scraps behind Lynch Thursday night against Kansas City.
Oct 15 - 9:06 PM


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