Player News - Raiders

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Raiders CB David Amerson (concussion) is questionable for Week 3 against the Titans.

Amerson returned to a full practice on Friday. He should be able to pass the league's concussion protocol before Sunday's meeting with Tennessee. The Raiders need some stability in their secondary after getting torched through the air against Matt Ryan last week and Drew Brees the week before.
Sep 23 - 4:00 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio expects CB David Amerson (concussion) to play against the Titans in Week 3.

Amerson remains in the league's concussion protocol but Del Rio thinks he'll be "fine" by Sunday. With Sean Smith struggling, the Raiders need Amerson healthy and playing well. For what it's worth, Amerson was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Sep 21 - 5:02 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio expects first-round S Karl Joseph to see some snaps Week 3 against the Titans.

Joseph has yet to play a single defensive snap through two games of his NFL career. "I really believed that he should have got in the game yesterday," Del Rio said. "We’ll make sure that he gets in the game going forward. I think it’s time to see Karl." With the defense bleeding passing yards, they might as well see what the rookie can do.
Source: ESPN
Sep 20 - 11:17 AM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio confirmed the team will continue to use a backfield rotation.

"All of our running backs are pretty good," Del Rio said. "We were running the ball well, and they’re all going to play." Latavius Murray handled 14 touches Week 2, but he lost 18 total to DeAndre Washington (7), Jalen Richard (8), and FB Jamize Olawale (3). Oakland has run the ball well enough for Murray to retain RB2 value even on a limited workload, but the timeshare severely limits his upside.
Sep 19 - 11:59 AM

Raiders WR Seth Roberts caught 3-of-6 targets for 25 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Falcons.

He did have an end-zone target, but it fell incomplete. Roberts is very active in the red zone, but his overall usage is limited on a team that frequently uses two-tight end formations. The Raiders' slot receiver, Roberts would need an Amari Cooper or Michael Crabtree injury to become a legitimate re-draft option.
Sep 18 - 8:50 PM

Michael Crabtree caught 4-of-5 targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to the Falcons.

Crabtree's yardage total was a bit disappointing on a day where Derek Carr threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, but fantasy owners can always hang their hats on Crabtree's red-zone usage. Carr proactively looked for Crabtree in scoring position all last season and is doing it again this year, hitting him for the game-winning two-point conversion in Week 1 at New Orleans and for a short score in Sunday's loss. Crabtree will be a solid WR2/3 play in Week 3 at Tennessee.
Sep 18 - 8:46 PM

Derek Carr completed 34-of-45 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to Atlanta.

The Raiders' inability to stop anyone on defense is working in the favor of Carr, who is becoming a shootout quarterback. He piled up 319 yards in Week 1 and nearly hit 300 on Sunday with three TDs. Carr also rushed twice for ten yards. He would have had a fourth touchdown but it was taken off the board when Amari Cooper stepped out of bounds before making the catch. Carr will be a mid-range to high-end QB1 play in Week 3 at Tennessee.
Sep 18 - 8:41 PM

Clive Walford caught 6-of-7 targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to Atlanta.

Walford beat Desmond Trufant on his score when Trufant appeared to slip. Walford's snap count and targets (5) were disappointing in Week 1, but he was a bigger part of the offense on Sunday. The second-year tight end will be a low-end streamer option for Week 3 against Tennessee.
Sep 18 - 8:31 PM

DeAndre Washington rushed six times for 46 yards and caught his lone target for six yards in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to Atlanta.

He now has touch counts of 6 and 7 through two games. Washington has obvious playmaking ability, but he's essentially a rotating reserve along with Jalen Richard behind Latavius Murray. Barring something changing in the Raiders' backfield, Washington is only a deep-bench stash in 12- and 14-team leagues.
Sep 18 - 8:16 PM

Jalen Richard managed 17 yards on seven carries and caught his lone target for ten yards in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to the Titans.

Richard didn't get much going on the ground after breaking off a 75-yard touchdown in Week 1 against the Saints, but he has a clear role in the Raiders' offense, sharing time with DeAndre Washington behind Latavius Murray. Richard is worth owning in Dynasty leagues but still isn't getting enough work to be a re-draft consideration.
Sep 18 - 8:14 PM

Raiders CB David Amerson suffered a concussion in the Week 2 loss to the Falcons.

He's in the league's protocol and can be considered questionable for Week 3 at the Titans. The Raiders have allowed 69 points through two games, but Amerson has arguably been their best cover corner with veteran Sean Smith getting roasted by both the Saints and Falcons. We'll update Amerson later this week.
Sep 18 - 8:12 PM

Latavius Murray rushed eight times for 57 yards and a touchdown and caught 6-of-6 targets for 44 yards in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to Atlanta.

Murray has salvaged each of his first two fantasy games with short touchdowns -- and today's passing-game involvement -- but the Raiders' frequent use of DeAndre Washington (7 touches), Jalen Richard (8 touches), and even FB Jamize Olawale (3 touches) is a concern for Murray's going-forward outlook. Fantasy owners of Murray may want to send out trade-high feelers this week.
Sep 18 - 8:07 PM

Amari Cooper caught 5-of-9 targets for 71 yards in the Raiders' Week 2 loss to Atlanta.

Frustrating for fantasy owners was a long catch-and-run TD by Cooper that was negated because he stepped out of bounds. It could have been argued that Cooper was pushed out by a Falcons' defender and the touchdown would have counted. In the end, it did not. Expect a bounce-back game for Cooper in Week 3 against a Titans defense that gave up 7-103 to Stefon Diggs in Week 1 and 8-118 to Marvin Jones in Week 2.
Sep 18 - 7:53 PM

Raiders declared TE Mychal Rivera, QB Connor Cook, CB Antonio Hamilton, T Matt McCants, CB Dexter McDonald, and T Menelik Watson inactive for Week 2 against the Falcons.

Rivera has been inactive for each of Oakland's first two games. The Raiders will turn to Austin Howard at right tackle in the absence of Watson.
Sep 18 - 2:59 PM

ESPN's Paul Gutierrez believes the Raiders still plan to feature Latavius Murray.

Murray lost snaps to both Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington in the second half of the Week 1 win and gave up some red-zone work to Jamize Olawale. He should remain the clear favorite on early downs, but his workload will likely be more gamescript dependent than last season. Even so, he is a solid RB2 this week against the Falcons.
Source: ESPN
Sep 17 - 9:59 AM


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