Player News - Raiders

Date: Team: Pos:

Raiders kept DT Eddie Vanderdoes (ACL) on reserve/PUP, ending his season.

The Raiders have no intentions of trying to win games, and thereby no reason to bring back Vanderdoes. A talented but injury-riddled 2017 third-round pick, Vanderdoes will return to compete for a roster spot in next year's camp.
Nov 12 - 4:14 PM

Jalen Richard rushed three times for seven yards and hauled in 5-of-6 targets for 52 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Chargers.

Richard was quiet for most of this game, but as is usually the case, he padded his stats late in the loss. Four of his targets, three of his catches, and 37 of his yards came on a failed drive in garbage time. The good news is the 1-8 Raiders should provide plenty of those opportunities, keeping him in the FLEX conversation.
Nov 11 - 7:53 PM

Doug Martin rushed 15 times for 61 yards and hauled in all three of his targets for 31 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Chargers.

Martin was a bright spot for the Raiders in this one. He kept the offense moving for 50 yards on the ground in the first half, and he came up with a 23-yard catch-and-run after the break. Unfortunately, he took a back seat with the Raiders chasing the game late, something which will be a problem for the rest of the season. Martin has quietly looked pretty good the last several weeks, but the offense makes him just a FLEX play even in a good matchup against the Cardinals.
Nov 11 - 7:50 PM

Jared Cook hauled in 4-of-9 targets for 52 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Chargers.

Cook appeared on his way to a quiet day after failing to catch either of his two targets in the first half, one of which was a bad drop on third down, but he bounced back somewhat after halftime. His nine targets and 52 receiving yards led the team, and his 31-yard catch was the biggest play for the offense outside of Johnny Townsend's 42-yard run on a fake punt. Cook should continue to get targets as the No. 1 option in the passing game, but his upside is muted with the Raiders spiraling.
Nov 11 - 7:47 PM

Brandon LaFell hauled in 4-of-6 targets for 47 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Chargers.

Oakland's No. 1 receiver at this point, non-Jared Cook division, LaFell started strong with four catches in the first half, but he could not corral either of his targets after the break. One of those was a bad route which almost resulted in an interception at the goal line. LaFell does not need to be rostered in most fantasy leagues.
Nov 11 - 7:44 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Martavis Bryant may have torn his PCL Sunday in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Chargers.

Bryant won't know the full scope of his injury until he undergoes an MRI. He's going to miss time, though the Raiders are hopeful Martavis will avoid surgery. With Bryant injured and Amari Cooper now on Dallas, Oakland's pass-catching corps is running on fumes right now. More will be asked of Jared Cook and Brandon LaFell in Bryant's absence.
Nov 11 - 7:41 PM

Jordy Nelson did not catch his only target in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Chargers.

Nelson briefly left the game with a quad injury, but he returned. Nelson now has a total of 36 yards in the last four games. He can safely be dropped in all formats.
Nov 11 - 7:41 PM

Derek Carr completed 24-of-37 passes for 243 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Chargers.

As has been the case most of the season, Carr's stat line actually looks fine, but it is nothing but empty calories. The offense did not really move outside of a fake field goal in the first half, and their production in the second half came in garbage time. On one of those late drives, Carr threw the ball away on fourth-and-five. He also should have been intercepted on an ill-advised throw near the goal line. The quarterback has now thrown one or fewer touchdowns in seven of nine games. He is unlikely to do much better next week against the Cardinals, who will be a great streaming defense.
Nov 11 - 7:40 PM

Martavis Bryant exited Week 10 against the Chargers with a knee injury.

Bryant suffered the injury trying to haul in a pass along the sideline in the third quarter. He was quickly ruled out, suggesting he could be dealing with a serious injury. Bryant caught three passes for 17 yards before exiting.
Nov 11 - 6:22 PM

Jordy Nelson exited Week 10 against the Chargers with a quad injury, but he later returned

Nelson limped to the sidelines in the second quarter, but he was able to work out what was described as a cramp. He returned to the game in the third quarter.
Nov 11 - 5:16 PM

Doug Martin (hip) wasn't listed on the Raiders' final injury report for Week 10 against the Chargers.

Martin will suit up Sunday, as expected. Even so, the Raiders have to stay competitive in order for Martin to receive volume — something they haven't been able to do since they're, you know, bad. Jalen Richard offers more upside as Oakland attempts to match the Chargers point-for-point Sunday.
Nov 9 - 2:44 PM

Doug Martin (hip) remained "limited" on Thursday.

Martin will be out there against the Chargers. With the Raiders' offense devolving further into anarchy, Martin will be a high-risk FLEX.
Nov 8 - 7:00 PM

Doug Martin (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Martin injured his hip early last week in the blowout loss to the 49ers but played through it and should be fine for Week 10 against the Chargers. The Raiders have to keep things close in order for Martin get volume. If they start falling behind, it gets away from Martin and Jalen Richard takes over.
Nov 7 - 7:38 PM

Raiders signed DE Jacquies Smith.

The tanking Raiders are scraping the bottom of the free agent barrel. Smith notched 13.5 combined sacks for the Bucs between 2014-15 but has not been able to stick anywhere since.
Nov 5 - 3:30 PM

Brandon LaFell has played 99-of-107 (92.5 percent) offensive snaps since the Raiders traded Amari Cooper.

Prior to the Cooper trade, Cooper played 40 snaps total and hadn't been on the field since Week 3. All of the sudden, coach Jon Gruden has made LaFell his team's No. 1 receiver. The 32-year-old has reeled in six passes for 59 yards and one touchdown on seven targets the last two weeks. Meanwhile, Martavis Bryant has played 28 snaps in that span. Bryant can safely be sent back to the wire, but LaFell doesn't need to be owned outside of the deepest of leagues.
Nov 2 - 11:27 AM


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