Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/19/18 12:08pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) is expected to miss at least one month due to a groin injury after undergoing an MRI earlier in the week.
Huddle Up: There is reportedly been some initial talk of Lynch landing on the Reserve/Injured list, so it is possible we may not see him again this season. While fantasy owners of Doug Martin may be feeling good about their investment at the moment, Martin hasn't done much to generate excitement in his first year with the Raiders, averaging 3.7 yards per carry on 27 attempts. As a result, Jalen Richard could earn a few more early-down snaps and enter flex consideration on a weekly basis.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 10/19/18 2:52pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin is expected to handle the bulk of the carries with RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) sidelined for at least a month. Head coach Jon Gruden is reportedly high on Martin, and believes he is ready for increased involvement.
Huddle Up: Martin appears to get the first crack at being the bellcow, but most expect Jalen Richard and perhaps DeAndre Washington to figure in to the backfield plans, too. For now, Martin has the biggest short-term fantasy jump in value.
Jalen Richard - RBPosted 10/19/18 2:58pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard is expected to see a bump in workload with RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) sidelined. Richard has just three touches when the team is leading, and 39 touches when tied or trailing, but that is expected to change with just RB Doug Martin standing in the way.
Huddle Up: Richard will likely see plenty of targets out of the backfield, as he has shown good hands in the past. Doug Martin is currently projected to be the lead back heading out of the bye in Week 8, but many expect Richard to be the biggest winner in terms of fantasy value in the Oakland backfield.
DeAndre Washington - RBPosted 10/19/18 2:50pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington might be active in Week 7 following the injury to RB Marshawn Lynch (groin).
Huddle Up: Washington has been inactive, but he could see a handful of touches while Lynch is on the shelf. The pecking order appears to be Doug Martin, Jalen Richard and then Washington, so his fantasy value is limited to the deepest leagues for now.
Giorgio Tavecchio - PKPosted 10/16/18 8:22am ET
Free-agent PK Giorgio Tavecchio (Falcons) is likely to sign with the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: Tavecchio is expected to kick in place of Matt Bryant (hamstring) this week. The Falcons are at home in the dome against the New York Giants. He could be a money one-week play to cover a bye week.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/16/18 1:32pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) could have a long-term issue with his groin ailment, according to head coach Jon Gruden.
Huddle Up: The spotlight will be on Jalen Richard and Doug Martin if Lynch is sidelined for an extended period. Richard in particular is an attractive PPR option as he has caught 31 passes in six games this year. Richard and Martin are both on the waiver-wire radar, but Richard's blip is brighter.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/16/18 5:32pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (groin) is expected to undergo MRI to determine the severity of the groin strain he suffered in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks. Head coach Jon Gruden told reporters he was hopeful he could still play through the injury but also expressed concern about Lynch's healthy.
Huddle Up: Gruden also told reporters he would not have an update on Lynch's status until the team comes off its bye in Week 7. While Jalen Richard has been the best fantasy-point producer behind Lynch in the Oakland backfield, Doug Martin would be the first in line to handle the 17.5 touches per week Lynch has been averaging if the latter is forced to miss any time. Until owners know more about Lynch's prognosis, they should make an effort to snag Martin off waivers.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/15/18 1:31pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (arm) is expected to start next week despite suffering a left arm injury in Week 6. Carr was sacked six times and sustained numerous other hits during a drubbing to the Seattle Seahawks in London.
Huddle Up: Carr and the Raiders are floundering in Jon Gruden's first year back with the club. The whole organization needs the upcoming bye week in a big way in hopes of getting back on track. View Carr as a backup fantasy quarterback until further notice.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/14/18 9:35am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper has been the subject of trade discussions, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported Sunday, Oct. 14.
Huddle Up: Along with Cooper's fantasy owners, it sounds like the Raiders are less than thrilled with the up-and-down former first-round pick, who has alternated poor and good weeks all season, with the latest being a one 10-yard reception outing in Week 5. Cooper has been hard to trust as a starter, but he's worth hanging on to the majority of leagues to see what develops given the talent and upside he's displayed.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/14/18 11:46am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ribs) was ruled out at halftime for the rest of Week 6 on Sunday, Oct. 14, after suffering a rib injury.
Huddle Up: Cooper's disappointing year didn't get any better overseas in London as he finishes the day with no catches on one target. It's getting tougher and tougher to justify rostering the under-performing wideout.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/14/18 5:23pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch rushed 13 times for 45 yards in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks in London and he added three receptions for 14 yards.
Huddle Up: It wasn't a great performance, but this was a big-time defensive game with very little fantasy standouts. You'll need to find another RB3 or flex fantasy option in Week 7 with the Raiders on a bye.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/14/18 5:09pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 23-of-31 passes for just 142 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Carr has won just one of his six starts this season in Jon Gruden's NFL return. It hasn't been an offensive showcase like many thought it would, and Carr was a fantasy bust this week in London. If you normally drive Carr in fantasy you'll need to park him in Week 7 with the team on a bye.
Seth Roberts - WRPosted 10/14/18 5:30pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts posted four catches for 31 yards on six targets in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks in London.
Huddle Up: Roberts was the busiest Oakland wideout, but that's not saying much. It was an ugly performance all around for the Raiders, who traveled 10,714 miles round-trip just to score three points. They'll rest in Week 7 before hosting the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8.
Jalen Richard - RBPosted 10/14/18 5:26pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard rushed twice for three yards in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks in London, but he added team highs with seven grabs, 48 yards and eight targets.
Huddle Up: The Raiders had an ugly offensive performance, and Richard was the beneficary with short stuff out of the backfield after the team abandoned the run with the game starting to get out of hand in the second half. Oakland has a bye in Week 7.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 10/14/18 5:47pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook posted two receptions for just 10 yards on two targets in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks in London.
Huddle Up: Cook has exploded for some big fantasy lines this season, but he has also had a couple of duds. If you normally depend upon him you'll need to make other plans in Week 7 with his team on a bye.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 10/14/18 10:58pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Jordy Nelson caught two passes for six yards against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Ewwwwwwwww. That about sums up Oakland's offensive effort in London on Sunday, and Nelson got caught up in the stink wave. The Raiders will get a week to lick their wounds before hosting the woebegone Colts in Week 8, but if the offense can't get it going against Indy it might time to reevaluate which Raiders are actually worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Martavis Bryant - WRPosted 10/13/18 8:29am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant (illness) was added to the injury report Saturday, Oct. 13, because of an illness. He is considered questionable for Week 6's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Bryant has 12 receptions through four games and is still looking for his first touchdown of the year despite racking up a season-high 91 yards versus the Chargers in Week 5. If he is active this week, he's worthy of consideration as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/12/18 6:29pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper needs to be featured more, according to quarterback Derek Carr, but Carr said he won't throw at Cooper just to reach a certain number of targets.
Huddle Up: Cooper has topped 100 yards in two of the five games this year but has been held under 20 yards in the other three. He's a boom-or-bust WR3 against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 10/12/18 6:53pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Jordy Nelson said 'there's no reason to panic' or change the approach despite the 1-4 start to the season. 'You just gotta continue on that grind, continue to put in the time and effort, stay positive, stay focused and just keep it week by week,' Nelson said.
Huddle Up: Nelson has scored in three straight games after a slow start, putting him in the mix as a flex option against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 6.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/12/18 7:01pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr said there is a 'fine line' between making aggressive throws and playing it safe, and he believes his decision making will improve as he continues to learn head coach Jon Gruden's offensive system.
Huddle Up: Carr has put up some strong yardage totals this year, but he has seven touchdowns compared to eight interceptions and has had multiple turnovers in three of the five games. Until he starts taking care of the ball, he is going to be in the QB2 range.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/11/18 4:59pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (hip) was limited in practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: This is the typical routine for the veteran tailback, as the club does their part in managing his reps. He's a must-start option this week in London against the Seahawks -- not just because of his early-season success -- but also due to the fact that this will be his first game opposite his old team. Look for Lynch to carry the rock often, perhaps even more than usual.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 10/11/18 8:41pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Doug Martin's carries 'will come in time,' according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson.
Huddle Up: Marshawn Lynch has been a workhorse this year, making Martin no more than a potential handcuff for fantasy owners.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/10/18 3:54pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Huddle Up: Lynch was held to only 40 total yards last week and received only nine carries during the game. He should be more involved against the Seattle Seahawks this week and could be a flex option in standard leagues.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/7/18 7:59pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch rushed nine times for 30 yards and caught both of his targets for 10 yards in a 26-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Lynch had been averaging almost 20 touches per game, but the Raiders had to air it out after falling behind early.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 10/7/18 8:16pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook caught four of his six targets for 20 yards in a 26-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5.
Huddle Up: It was Cook's lowest output of the year, but he continues to see a steady amount of targets. He's locked in as a TE1 heading into a Week 6 matchup with the Seahawks.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/7/18 8:12pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper caught his only target for 10 yards in a 26-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5.
Huddle Up: Cooper has topped 100 yards in two of the five games this year, but this was the third time has finished with less than 20 yards. He is an all-or-nothing WR3 at this point.
Jordy Nelson - WRPosted 10/7/18 8:00pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Jordy Nelson caught all four of his targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in a 26-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5, and he has caught a touchdown in three straight games.
Huddle Up: Nelson has only had one strong game in terms of receiving yards, but as long as he is finding the end zone with regularity, he can be used to cover bye weeks.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 10/6/18 10:20pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook has seven targets inside the 10 through four games, tied with the Los Angeles Chargers' Melvin Gordon for the most such looks in the league.
Huddle Up: For some perspective, Cook was targeted only nine times inside the red zone all of last season. For more perspective, Jimmy Graham saw a league-high 16 targets inside the 10 in 2017. Cook scored his first two touchdowns of the season in Week 4, and this kind of usage in the scoring area bodes well for him moving forward. Owners obviously should not hesitate to start the No. 1 PPR tight end in fantasy, especially considering the Chargers surrendered 125 yards and a touchdown to George Kittle in Week 4.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/5/18 9:28pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is averaging 19.5 touches per game, his most since 2014, and head coach Jon Gruden said Lynch can handle the workload. 'We'll just keep feeding him Skittles and keep sending him out there as long as he can,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: Lynch is on pace for 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns, and while it remains to be seen if he can keep up this pace, he is a borderline RB1 heading into a Week 5 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/4/18 5:39pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (foot) was limited at practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Oct. 4.
Huddle Up: Cooper had his second big game of the campaign in last week's win versus the Browns, logging 128 yards and a touchdown on eight catches. He's probably healthy enough to stay in the lineup but his owners should be keeping tabs anyway. Cooper may be engaged in a high-scoring encounter this week in Los Angeles.
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