• Brice Butler - WR
    Posted 10/23/14 4:23pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Brice Butler could receive more playing time moving forward after making a big play in each of the last two weeks. Butler said he has not lobbied for more playing time but hopes his play speaks for itself.

    Huddle Up: Butler has certainly flashed over the last 2 weeks with 119 yards and a TD on 4 catches, but there's just limited room for individual upside in the Raiders' offense with rookie Derek Carr throwing to a number of similarly-talented wideouts in Butler, James Jones, Andre Holmes and Denarius Moore.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 10/16/14 9:58am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: Carr's ankle injury limited his practice work last week, but he showed up on Sunday and threw four TDs. The Raiders are being cautious, but there's no reason to think he won't answer the bell again this week.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 10/16/14 6:44pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.

    Huddle Up: The rookie will be good to go Sunday as he looks for a second straight strong fantasy outing after throwing for a season-high 282 yards and 4 scores last Sunday against the Chargers.

  • Darren McFadden - RB
    Posted 10/14/14 11:37pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried the ball on 14 of the team's 20 rush attempts in Week 6, and interim coach Tony Sparano said he wants to emphasize the run going forward.

    Huddle Up: As long as -- or if -- he can remain healthy and the Raiders don't keep falling too far behind and remain committed to the run, McFadden could find himself with some sneaky value as a low-end RB3/flex option.

  • Denarius Moore - WR
    Posted 10/9/14 8:58am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Denarius Moore, who was inactive in the team's last game in Week 4, will get a clean slate, interim head coach Tony Sparano said Wednesday, Oct. 8.

    Huddle Up: Hooray for Moore and his clean slate, but at this juncture he's behind James Jones, Andre Holmes and maybe even Vincent Brown in the Oakland receiver rotation. We'll see how quickly he reascends the depth chart.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 10/9/14 8:00pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Huddle Up: The rookie has been limited coming off the bye week, but he has told ESPN he plans to play Sunday against the Chargers.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 10/1/14 8:56pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) said he expects to play against the San Diego Chargers in Week 6 following the team's bye week.

    Huddle Up: Carr has played decent this year given the circumstances. However, the rookie remains a low end QB2 in Oakland's mess of an offense.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 9/29/14 10:17am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) was active in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, but he was limited to just two carries for one yard and he had two catches for two yards.

    Huddle Up: Darren McFadden saw the heavy duty for Oakland in their blowout loss in London. The Raiders are on the bye this week, so MJD will be another week removed from hand surgery when Oakland begins prep for their next game.

  • Darren McFadden - RB
    Posted 9/27/14 12:23am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to make a third straight start in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Sept. 26.

    Huddle Up: Despite starting, McFadden is nothing more than a low-end flex play.

  • Andre Holmes - WR
    Posted 9/25/14 10:31am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes might get a chance to play more with WR Rod Streater (foot) sidelined. 'We've got confidence in Andre, when we put him in the game, will go out and make some plays for us,' head coach Dennis Allen said. 'He made a couple plays for us in the game the other day.' QB Derek Carr said he likes his chemistry with Holmes.

    Huddle Up: Holmes is perhaps the most athletic playmaker among Oakland's wideouts; running as WR2 to James Jones would give Derek Carr some intriguing downfield options.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 9/24/14 4:21pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) said Wednesday, Sept. 24, on NFL Network's NFL AM, he will play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: MJD has missed the past two games, and it's still unclear if he'll return to his starting role or spell Darren McFadden. Unless you don't have another option, MJD is probably best kept on your bench until the roles get sorted out in the Raiders' backfield.

  • Tyvon Branch - S
    Posted 9/24/14 4:32pm ET

    Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list after undergoing surgery for a fracture in his foot, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The winless Raiders just can't catch a break with one of their top defensive players apparently shelved for the remainder of the season.

  • Rod Streater - WR
    Posted 9/22/14 10:41am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (foot) suffered a fractured foot during his team's 16-9 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 21. Streater was wearing a walking boot and was on crutches following the game.

    Huddle Up: Streater's expected absence opens the door for James Jones and Andre Holmes to get more looks in Oakland.

  • Darren McFadden - RB
    Posted 9/20/14 1:43pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to receive a heavy workload even if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: It's a good news, bad news scenario. It's great that McFadden will get most of the work but he's nothing more than a low-end flex option right now for fantasy owners in the Raiders struggling offense.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 9/19/14 9:22pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (calf) is questionable for Week 3 against the New England Patriots, but it sounds as though he'll play.

    Huddle Up: We probably won't know Jones-Drew's status until Sunday but either way he's a risky start. Look elsewhere for a starting running back until MJD shows something.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 9/18/14 7:56pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.

    Huddle Up: Good sign for the RB to be back on the field after missing Week 2 and Wednesday's practice, but he's going to have to show more Friday if he has a shot at playing Sunday in New England.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 9/12/14 10:22am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is expected to miss the Week 2 game, according to multiple sources. Jones-Drew had a small bandage covering a surgical site below his index finger, and his hand was swollen Thursday, Sept. 11. He said he didn't break his hand, however, multiple sources have reported that he did break his hand. He's not expected to miss a lot of time.

    Huddle Up: Darren McFadden is expected to get the start, with Marcel Reese seeing an uptick in touches as well.

  • Darren McFadden - RB
    Posted 9/12/14 6:52pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will both receive a crack at the running back duties in Week 2 against the Houston Texans with RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) unlikely to play, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. The Raiders only had 25 yards rushing on 12 carries in Week 1 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders should find more room to run against the Texans, but that doesn't mean McFadden or Murray are great fantasy options in 10- or 12-team leagues -- especially if it's a split.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 9/11/14 10:34am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden will get the start in Week 2 against the Houston Texans if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is unable to play. FB Marcel Reece and RB Latavius Murray might see increased reps as well.

    Huddle Up: McFadden would be the best fantasy play of the bunch, which isn't necessarily saying much.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 9/10/14 9:17pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.

    Huddle Up: Jones-Drew reportedly had a procedure done on his hand but may not miss any time. Darren McFadden will get the start Sunday against Houston if MJD is out but neither player is worthy of anything more than a flex play at this point.

  • Sebastian Janikowski - PK
    Posted 9/5/14 5:13pm ET

    Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (quadriceps) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 5, and is probable for Week 1 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: So no worries if you have Janikowski as your PK, although the Raiders might possibly shy away from some longer FG attempts they typically would let Janikowski take.

  • David Ausberry - TE
    Posted 9/3/14 10:06am ET

    Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry (knee) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 1, and head coach Dennis Allen all signs are pointing to Ausberry playing in the team's season opener Sunday, Sept. 7.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders are hoping the athletic Ausberry can give them the pass-catching tight end they've been looking for for quite some time, and the fact that he's healthy is a good first step. However, he's still likely to share time with Mychal Rivera so his fantasy value at this point is negligible.

  • Matt Schaub - QB
    Posted 8/29/14 8:49pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is still recovering from an elbow injury. Head coach Dennis Allen said Friday, Aug. 29, that he still wants to see where Schaub is physically before making the final call on his Week 1 starting quarterback.

    Huddle Up: Some reports have rookie Derek Carr starting against the Jets but the Raiders aren't saying anything officially as of yet. Schaub has been miserable this preseason and doesn't look like he has anything left in the tank. Regardless of who starts in Week 1, Carr will be the Raiders QB before long.

  • Matt Schaub - QB
    Posted 8/28/14 4:05pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) did some light throwing Wednesday, Aug. 28. The team will have him throw again Monday, Sept. 1, to see where his arm is at.

    Huddle Up: Schaub's elbow has definitely been a bother late this preseason, but there's still enough time for the veteran to be ready for the Sept. 7 season opener against the Jets.

  • Matt Schaub - QB
    Posted 8/27/14 10:45pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 1 against the New York Jets assuming his elbow is better and he can get in the requisite practice time, head coach Dennis Allen reiterated Wednesday, Aug. 27.

    Huddle Up: Schaub may be the starter but he'll be on a short leash. If Schuab can't move the Raiders' offense, rookie Derek Carr will be under center sooner rather than later.

  • Matt Schaub - QB
    Posted 8/25/14 10:34am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) had an MRI reveal no major structural damage in his right elbow.

    Huddle Up: With Schaub dinged up the Raiders may be forced to accelerate their timetable on rookie Derek Carr; assuming they can protect him better than the expansion Texans did his brother, that's not necessarily a bad thing.

  • Matt Schaub - QB
    Posted 8/25/14 8:01pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is expected to start in Week 1 against the New York Jets, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Allen is not worried about Schaub's injury and is holding firm with Schaub as the starter.

    Huddle Up: There may be no concerns about Schaub's elbow, but there are major fantasy doubts about the Raiders' passing game as Schaub owns an ugly 55.1 passer rating this preseason and is still looking for his first TD pass as Raider.

  • Sebastian Janikowski - PK
    Posted 8/25/14 10:14pm ET

    Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski will likely be out until the regular season as he nurses a quadriceps injury.

    Huddle Up: This could linger into the opening week so keep that in mind when your final-round PK auto-pick deals you Sebas.

  • Matt Schaub - QB
    Posted 8/24/14 10:26pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub (elbow) is dealing with a sore elbow, and QB Derek Carr worked with the first-team Sunday, Aug. 24.

    Huddle Up: There's no indication it's anything more than general soreness at this point, and in any case, Schaub has 2 weeks to heal up and get ready before the Silver & Black open the season against the Jets.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 8/22/14 11:41pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) has been dealing with a hand injury, and CBS Sports sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson said the running back might have been lifted as a precaution from the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the Green Bay.

    Huddle Up: Jones-Drew looked good in his limited action, rushing for a 40-yard touchdown on one of his three carries. Jones-Drew has slimmed down and even though Darren McFadden will get his touches, MJD looks to be the lead back in Oakland. He currently has an ADP of Round 7.

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