Player News - Raiders

Date: Team: Pos:

Raiders RT Menelik Watson (calf) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Watson hasn't practiced since going down on Sunday. With Austin Howard (ankle) also sidelined, Vadal Alexander will start at right tackle against Baltimore.
Sep 30 - 5:09 PM

The Oakland defense turned in an improved performance in Week 3, sparked by rookie SS Karl Joseph.

The Raiders finally installed Joseph in the starting lineup in Week 3, and the rookie responded with a team-high 10 tackles. After getting destroyed in consecutive games to begin the season, the Oakland defense held Tennessee to just 10 points while forcing three turnovers. The Raiders D/ST isn't an advised fantasy option in Week 4 at Baltimore, but this group has plenty of talent and should round into shape shortly.
Sep 28 - 3:41 PM

Clive Walford caught 2-of-3 targets for 27 yards in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Walford could have had a better day, but he dropped a pass and also had a 24-yard touchdown taken off the board on a holding penalty by LT Donald Penn. Walford won't be a recommended streamer Week 4 at the Ravens.
Sep 25 - 5:45 PM

Seth Roberts caught 2-of-6 targets for 27 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Roberts' day started with a terrible drop on the opening series, but he later busted past slot CB Brice McCain for a short touchdown, which proved to be the game-winner. Roberts won't come into fantasy value unless one of Amari Cooper of Michael Crabtree gets hurt at some point. He's a WR6.
Sep 25 - 5:42 PM

Jalen Richard rushed six times for 28 yards and caught a 13-yard pass in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Richard and DeAndre Washington each continue to handle a handful of touches behind starter Latavius Murray. He's merely a deep stash in deep leagues.
Sep 25 - 5:31 PM

DeAndre Washington rushed six times for 57 yards and caught a five-yard pass in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Washington continues to fill a role as part of the Raiders' three-man backfield committee. He has big-time playmaking ability, but doesn't have any standalone value on just 6-8 touches per game. Washington remains a strong bench stash in the event one of the Raiders' other backs gets hurt.
Sep 25 - 5:22 PM

Amari Cooper caught 4-of-9 targets for 62 yards in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Cooper looked to be on his way to a big day with 3-53 at halftime, but he dropped two passes after the break and Derek Carr overthrew him on what would have been a 30-plus-yard touchdown after Cooper beat Jason McCourty by 1-2 steps. Cooper has left a lot of stats on the field the past two weeks, but he'll remain a strong WR2 dripping with upside Week 4 at the Ravens.
Sep 25 - 5:10 PM

Latavius Murray rushed 10 times for 37 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Murray's workload continues to be limited as part of this backfield committee, but he's keep his fantasy owners happy with another touchdown. He's scored in each game this season despite seeing just 32 total carries. Murray's score came from 22 yards out straight up the middle as he ran into the end zone untouched for the most part. He'll be a tough sell as an RB2 in a tough spot at the Ravens in Week 4. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are both seeing work.
Sep 25 - 4:45 PM

Derek Carr completed 21-of-35 passes for 249 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Carr could have had a bigger day but had a 24-yard touchdown to Clive Walford called back on a holding penalty, and he also missed Amari Cooper on a deep shot in the end zone after Cooper beat Jason McCourty. Carr's receivers didn't help him much, either, dropping numerous passes, especially Cooper with a pair of them. Carr's lone touchdown went to Seth Roberts. Carr will be a QB2 next week in a road date with the Ravens.
Sep 25 - 4:37 PM

Michael Crabtree caught 8-of-11 targets for 102 yards in the Raiders' Week 3 win over the Titans.

The 11 targets were two more than Amari Cooper to lead the team. Crabtree posted a meager 4-18 line in the first half, but became Derek Carr's go-to guy after the break and methodically torched the Titans with several nifty grabs. His long catch of 31 yards came on a play Carr avoided three rushers and heaved a ball to midfield where Crabtree leaped up to nab it, losing his helmet at the same time. He had another big catch on third-and-long in the fourth quarter, tapping his toes at the sideline. Crabtree is as reliable a WR3 there is heading into Week 4 at Baltimore.
Sep 25 - 4:17 PM

Raiders RT Menelik Watson was forced from Week 3 against the Titans with a leg injury.

He went down right before half. Watson was questionable coming in with a groin injury, but made the start and this doesn't seem to be an aggravation. Watson has long been injury-prone. Rookie Vadal Alexander is in at right tackle.
Sep 25 - 2:53 PM

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

Amerson was able to gain clearance over the weekend. Inactive for the Raiders are OT Austin Howard, QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, CB Antonio Hamilton, OT Matt McCants, and TE Mychal Rivera.
Sep 25 - 11:37 AM

The Raiders have promoted first-round SS Karl Joseph into the starting lineup.

The Raiders toyed around with Nate Allen and Keith McGill at strong safety in the first two games, and neither could cut it. Joseph was drafted specifically to fill this position. The Raiders also tabbed UDFA rookie Cory James as their new starting inside linebacker, replacing Ben Heeney.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 25 - 8:06 AM

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


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