• 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.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 8/21/14 6:52pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr will not play Friday, Aug. 22, against the Green Bay Packers due to sore ribs.

    Huddle Up: Newly named Week 1 starter Matt Schaub should get -- and needs -- at least a half of work Friday, but look for Carr to play almost the entire final exhibition contest if he's sufficiently recovered.

  • Marcel Reece - RB
    Posted 8/18/14 6:57pm ET

    Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his injured foot.

    Huddle Up: Reece, the Raiders' starting FB, sustained the injury Sunday and was unable to finish practice. Let's see what the MRI says before making any fantasy adjustments.

  • Matt Schaub - QB
    Posted 8/18/14 8:34pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub will start the season-opener at the New York Jets. Despite a shaky start to his preseason, Schaub has the confidence of the coaching staff, and there is not a quarterback controversy in Oakland.

    Huddle Up: Not a real shocker by any means, and the ball is in Schaub's court to show he's past his 2013 travails with the Texans (10 TDs, 14 INTs). If not and/or if the Silver & Black get off to a stumbling start, expect to see second-round pick Derek Carr sooner rather than later.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 8/16/14 11:40am ET

    Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (concussion) suffered a concussion and not an injury to his ribs during the second preseason game, according to head coach Dennis Allen.

    Huddle Up: Carr will now go through the concussion protocol before returning to action. Matt Schaub hasn't been impressive this preseason but he's set to began the year under center for the Raiders with Carr likely getting starts as well at some point throughout the season.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 8/5/14 12:42am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was listed ahead of Darren McFadden on the depth chart Monday, Aug. 4.

    Huddle Up: It's only the first depth chart of the preseason -- with 4 exhibitions to come -- but give the free-agent signee the early advantage on your draft boards.

  • David Ausberry - TE
    Posted 8/5/14 1:01am ET

    Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry (knee) missed practice Monday, Aug. 4, and TE Mychal Rivera saw many of the reps with the first-team in his place.

    Huddle Up: Neither of Oakland's top two TEs are great fantasy options, but if the TEBC is down to just one clear option, it at least clarifies things.

  • David Ausberry - TE
    Posted 8/5/14 11:55pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry will undergo knee surgery and miss the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Dennis Allen. The exact nature of Ausberry's injury has not been revealed.

    Huddle Up: Ausberry was listed atop the depth chart, but now second-year player Mychal Rivera takes over and could have low-end TE2 value if Ausberry misses any significant amount of time.

  • Rod Streater - WR
    Posted 7/31/14 10:30am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) participated in warmups and drills Wednesday, July 30, but he sat out team sessions. Streater suffered a concussion Monday, July 28, and has been cleared for contact Thursday, July 31.

    Huddle Up: Always good to be cautious with a concussion, especially this early in camp. Keep an eye on Streater early on; if he's able to get back to work without difficulty you can lower the injury red flag at least a little bit.

  • Rod Streater - WR
    Posted 7/29/14 10:32am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) is dealing with a concussion, head coach Dennis Allen confirmed Monday, July 28.

    Huddle Up: Streater should be among the Raiders' top receivers, but any time you're dealing with a concussion it puts the timetable on hold. Worse, after one concussion a player is more susceptible to future concussions, so you can officially move Streater into the "injury risk" category.

  • Greg Little - WR
    Posted 7/28/14 11:39pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Greg Little (hamstring) didn't finish practice Monday, July 28, as a result of a hamstring injury.

    Huddle Up: Not good news for the ex-Brown Little who is fighting to earn a roster spot with his new team.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 7/8/14 7:45pm ET

    Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn said the team plans to run the ball often in 2014. 'We're gonna run the ball, run the ball, then run it again, until the defense stops us,' Penn said. Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew should have ample opportunities to run the ball. However, they're going to need an effective passing game to keep eight defenders out of the box limiting their daylight. The winner of the lion's share of carries should be an RB3 with the second back a flex option.

    Huddle Up: The Silver & Black had the league's 16th-most rushing attempts (437) last season but finished with the 12th-most yards (2,000) and sixth-best yards-per-carry average (4.6). Sure, those numbers were boosted by the presence of running QB Terrelle Pryor, but with the passing-game threats still limited at best, don't be surprised if the Raiders finish well inside the top 10 in all three aforementioned rushing categories in 2014.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew - RB
    Posted 6/30/14 12:25am ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) considered retiring after the 2013 season. 'For awhile, I was contemplating retirement because I just didn't feel like I had it anymore,' Jones-Drew said earlier this month. 'But that wasn't the case. My trainer helped me get back in shape and gain that foundation that I'd lost with the surgery.'

    Huddle Up: In coming back from his 2012 foot problems, MJD just didn't look like himself in compiling career full-season lows in yards from scrimmage (1,117) and totals TDs (5) last season. Now he joins a shaky offensive situation in Oakland, where Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will also be in the mix for touches. That puts MJD in RB3/4 territory from this vantage point.

  • David Ausberry - TE
    Posted 6/24/14 10:26am ET

    Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry could be a receiving threat this upcoming season, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Ausberry said he feels more comfortable in the offense, after missing the entire 2013 season with a shoulder injury.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders have talked about Ausberry's potential before, but nothing much has materialized. However, with a quarterback in Matt Schaub who is familiar with throwing to the tight end, maybe this will finally be the season.

  • Denarius Moore - WR
    Posted 6/13/14 2:13pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes reportedly has passed WR Denarius Moore as the team's No. 3 wide receiver on the depth chart.

    Huddle Up: If Matt Schaub remembers what color jerseys to throw to, or Derek Carr develops more quickly than anticipated, the Raiders passing game might provide some sneaky fantasy help. And if Holmes continues to hold off Moore on the depth chart, the receiving end of that fantasy success might be an even more surprising source. Holmes is an intriguing athlete, and while Moore is the far more recognized name he won't provide nearly the fantasy bang if he's riding pine behind Holmes.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 6/13/14 2:13pm ET

    Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QB Derek Carr has made significant improvement in his brief time with the team. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said Carr is a lot better than they thought he would be.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders have Matt Schaub as a placeholder quarterback, but they wouldn't be disappointed if Carr came along more quickly than expected.

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