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  Raiders | Marcel Reece let go    Mon Sep 26, 05:23 PM

Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece was released Monday, Sept. 26.

Footballguys view: Reece is coming off his three-game suspension to start the year, and the team decides to go in a different direction. He's a talented fullback, so perhaps Reece will be able to find a new home in the near future.

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  Raiders | Marcel Reece due back in Week 4    Mon Sep 26, 10:33 AM

Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece will be eligible to return in Week 4 from a four-game suspension stemming from last season.

Footballguys view: Reece is a weapon for the Raiders offense as he can be used effectively as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. The Raiders are already splitting time in the backfield between starter Latavius Murray and rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. Adding Reece to the mix may take a few touches away in that rotation.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper underwhelming in win    Sun Sep 25, 11:14 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper was targeted nine times in the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans, but he picked up just four receptions for 62 yards.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree hits century mark    Sun Sep 25, 11:13 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree hauled in eight receptions for 102 yards on a game-high 11 targets in the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray mostly bottled up    Sun Sep 25, 11:12 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray carried 10 times for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans. Outside of his 22-yard scoring scamper, he has 15 rushing yards on his nine other totes.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr has mediocre game    Sun Sep 25, 11:11 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 21 of his 35 pass attempts for a season-low 249 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Raiders | Sebastian Janikowski sets NFL record    Sun Sep 25, 11:10 PM

Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski booted a 52-yard field goal in second quarter of the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans. He is the new NFL career leader in field goals made from 50 yards and out, breaking a tie with former Detroit Lions PK Jason Hanson.

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  Raiders | Menelik Watson out    Sun Sep 25, 03:54 PM

Oakland Raiders OL Menelik Watson (leg) suffered a right leg injury and did not return to the game Sunday, Sept. 25, against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Raiders | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 25, 11:38 AM

The Oakland Raiders have declared DB Antonio Hamilton, OT Austin Howard, QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, OT Matt McCants, TE Mychal Rivera inactive for Week 3.

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  Raiders | Cory James to start Sunday    Sun Sep 25, 10:46 AM

Oakland Raiders LB Cory James will be in the starting lineup for Week 3's game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Raiders | Karl Joseph starting Sunday    Sun Sep 25, 09:50 AM

Confirming a previous report, Oakland Raiders SS Karl Joseph will start Week 3's game against the Tennessee Titans, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Arrow pointing up for DeAndre Washington     Sat Sep 24, 11:18 PM

Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington should 'blossom' as a receiving threat as the season progresses, according to beat writer Eddie Paskal.

Footballguys view: Washington and fellow rookie running back Jalen Richard are going to be complements to Latavius Murray that together constitute a committee with Murray. They are lowering his weekly ceiling, but the young backs could also create more scoring drives. Neither is worth carrying in redraft leagues unless Murray goes down.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper stretching the field    Sat Sep 24, 12:32 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper is averaging 18.9 yards per catch this season, which ranks second among players with at least 10 receptions.

Footballguys view: The Raiders defense looks soft as butter after two weeks. This puts more on the team's passing game (and Cooper) to do more to stay in games. That's great news for Cooper's fantasy owners. He's a WR1 in Week 3 against the Titans.

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  Raiders | Friday injury report for Raiders    Fri Sep 23, 08:26 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (ankle) and OT Matt McCants (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and have been ruled out for Week 3. CB David Amerson (concussion), C Rodney Hudson (knee), OG Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), DT Darius Latham (concussion), DE Jihad Ward (hip) and OT Menelik Watson (groin) fully participated in practice and are listed as questionable.

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  Raiders | Thursday practice report for Oakland    Thu Sep 22, 08:28 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (ankle) and OT Matt McCants (knee) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 22. CB David Amerson (concussion), C Rodney Hudson (knee), OG Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), DT Darius Latham (concussion), DE Jihad Ward (hip) and OT Menelik Watson (groin) were limited participants.

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Jihad Ward player page


  Raiders | David Amerson still in the protocol    Thu Sep 22, 01:58 AM

Oakland Raiders CB David Amerson (concussion) remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, and head coach Jack Del Rio said Amerson is 'still working his way through.' He said he expects Amerson to be ready for the Week 3 game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Raiders | Oakland's Wednesday injury report    Wed Sep 21, 08:29 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (ankle), DT Darius Latham (head) and OT Matt McCants (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21. CB David Amerson (concussion), C Rodney Hudson (knee), OG Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), DE Jihad Ward (hip) and OT Menelik Watson (groin) were limited during practice.

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David Amerson player page
Jihad Ward player page


  Raiders | Karl Joseph set for playing time bump    Tue Sep 20, 12:28 PM

Oakland Raiders first-round rookie S Karl Joseph has yet to log a snap on defense in his brief NFL career, although head coach Jack Del Rio appears ready to change that in Week 3 when his team faces the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: The team's first-round pick has natural talent, but he needs to show better in practice to get on the football field. Joseph can cover, but he can also stay close to the line of scrimmage as a hard-hitting run defender.

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  Raiders | Menelik Watson's status uncertain    Mon Sep 19, 06:31 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Menelik Watson (groin) worked out Monday, Sept. 19, but head coach Jack Del Rio isn't sure if Watson will practice this week.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray in backfield committee?     Mon Sep 19, 12:40 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray will continue to lose carries to DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, based on comments made by head coach Jack Del Rio following a Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

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  Raiders | David Amerson suffers concussion    Sun Sep 18, 09:12 PM

Oakland Raiders CB David Amerson (concussion) suffered a concussion late in the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons and he is in the league's concussion protocol.

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  Raiders | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 18, 03:23 PM

The Oakland Raiders have declared DB Antonio Hamilton, QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, OT Matt McCants, OT Menelik Watson, TE Mychal Rivera inactive for Week 2.

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  Raiders | DeAndre Washington expected to contribute    Sat Sep 17, 09:15 PM

Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington had five carries for 14 yards in Week 1, and RB Latavius Murray said Washington is just scratching the surface and will see his 'fair share' this season.

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  Raiders | DeAndre Washington expected to contribute    Sat Sep 17, 09:15 PM

Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington had five carries for 14 yards in Week 1, and RB Latavius Murray said Washington is just scratching the surface and will see his 'fair share' this season.

Footballguys view: That's in addition to rookie Jalen Richard getting more work after his 75-yard touchdown run turned the game at New Orleans. Murray's weekly upside is going to be capped this year, and his value isn't going to increase unless one of the rookie goes down.

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DeAndre Washington player page


  Raiders | Austin Howard expected to start    Sat Sep 17, 06:10 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (ankle) is expected to start at right tackle in Week 2 in place of OT Menelik Watson (groin).

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray to remain featured back    Sat Sep 17, 12:24 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray is still expected to remain the feature back despite losing some carries to Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Jamize Olawale in Week 1, according to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.

Footballguys view: Murray is going to carry the load for the Raiders, and the other backs will provide the offense with a change of pace. Richard and Washington are explosive backs who can take it to the house from anywhere on the field. Olawale is a powerful player who makes his living between the tackles.

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Latavius Murray player page
DeAndre Washington player page


  Raiders | Oakland's Friday injury report    Fri Sep 16, 04:53 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Matt McCants (knee) and OT Menelik Watson (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and are listed as doubtful for Week 2. RB Taiwan Jones (concussion), C Rodney Hudson (knee) and OG Gabe Jackson (knee) fully participated in practice and are listed as questionable. OT Austin Howard (ankle) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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  Raiders | Thursday practice report for Oakland    Fri Sep 16, 12:44 AM

Oakland Raiders OT Matt McCants (knee) and OT Menelik Watson (groin) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 15. RB Taiwan Jones (concussion), OG Gabe Jackson (knee) and C Rodney Hudson (knee) were limited participants, and OT Austin Howard (ankle) was a full participant.

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  Raiders | Oakland practice squad moves    Thu Sep 15, 12:15 AM

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agents DE Jimmy Bean and OT Takoby Cofield to the practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 14, and released LB Curtis Grant and LB Jason Fanaika from the practice squad.

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  Raiders | Oakland's Wednesday injury report    Wed Sep 14, 07:42 PM

Oakland Raiders C Rodney Hudson (knee), OG Gabe Jackson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (concussion), OT Matt McCants (knee) and OT Menelik Watson (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14. OT Austin Howard (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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  Raiders | Keith McGill starting at safety    Tue Sep 13, 04:39 PM

Oakland Raiders SS Keith McGill has opened the season as the starting strong safety, backed up by SS Karl Joseph.

Footballguys view: Joseph is the team's exciting first-round pick this year but they're not just going to hand him the job. We'll see how long McGill can hold him off.

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  Raiders | Sean Smith benched in Week 1    Mon Sep 12, 01:03 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Sean Smith was benched midway through the third quarter of his team's Week 1 win against the New Orleans Saints after failing to get a bump on WR Brandin Cooks and getting burnt on his 98-yard touchdown catch.

Footballguys view: Smith was a free agent addition from the Chiefs earlier this year, and we like his size/strength combination. However, if you give up a near 100-yard play for a touchdown then you're going to get benched. No word on if it's permanent, and we think Smith should be able to work his way back into the starting lineup.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree flashes in opener    Sun Sep 11, 10:26 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree had a team-high seven receptions for 87 yards in the Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints. He also had the key game-winning two-point conversion reception late in the fourth quarter.

Footballguys view: Crabtree's confidence has to be sky high heading into a matchup with the Falcons. He was creating separation against the Saints poor corners and should be set up to succeed next week.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper tops century mark    Sun Sep 11, 10:25 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper posted six receptions for 137 yards in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. He was targeted a game-high 11 times. He also hauled in a two-point conversion reception.

Footballguys view: Cooper got free more than once and showed that his slowdown late last year was because of his foot issue. He has a plum matchup against the Falcons next week.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray finds end zone    Sun Sep 11, 10:24 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray rushed 14 times for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints. He also added a 13-yard reception.

Footballguys view: Murray was able to convert a score and could have gotten more carries if the Raiders slowed down the Saints, but the two young backs behind him were dynamic and can't be ignored. Murray faces a rough run defense next week against Atlanta and is a mid-low RB2.

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  Raiders | Long TD for Jalen Richard    Sun Sep 11, 10:23 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard rushed three times for 84 yards in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints, including a 75-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He also had two receptions for 11 yards.

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  Raiders | Menelik Watson suffers injury    Sun Sep 11, 03:54 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Menelik Watson (groin) suffered a groin injury during the team's Week 1 game and is considered questionable to return.

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  Raiders | Week 1 Inactives    Sun Sep 11, 11:57 AM

The Oakland Raiders have declared DB Antonio Hamilton, OT Austin Howard, QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, TE Mychal Rivera, OG Vadal Alexander inactive for Week 1.

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Connor Cook player page


  Raiders | Austin Howard to miss game    Fri Sep 9, 04:32 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 9, and has been ruled out for Week 1.

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  Raiders | Oakland practice report for Thursday    Thu Sep 8, 10:12 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

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  Raiders | Oakland's Wednesday injury report    Wed Sep 7, 09:35 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Austin Howard (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7. He was the only player listed on the injury report for the team.

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  Raiders | Mario Edwards Jr. placed on IR    Wed Sep 7, 02:39 AM

Oakland Raiders DE Mario Edwards Jr. (hip) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sept. 5.

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  Raiders | Karl Joseph listed as backup    Wed Sep 7, 02:37 AM

Oakland Raiders SS Karl Joseph was listed behind SS Nate Allen on the team's first unofficial depth. Joseph was the team's first-round pick in this year's draft.

Footballguys view: Joseph has a Bob Sanders-esque profile on the field with big hits and a huge range in the back of the defense, but he's also coming back from an ACL tear. He's still a priority stash in dynasty IDP leagues.

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  Raiders | Oakland makes practice squad moves    Sun Sep 4, 11:03 PM

Free-agent WR K.J. Brent, WR Jaydon Mickens and TE Ryan O'Malley were signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad Sunday, Sept. 4.

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  Raiders | Oakland trims roster    Sat Sep 3, 08:47 PM

The Oakland Raiders waived or released 20 players to get down to 53 players Saturday, Sept. 3, including RB George Atkinson III, WR K.J. Brent, WR Marvin Hall, TE Jake McGee, WR Jaydon Mickens and TE Ryan O'Malley.

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  Raiders | Mario Edwards may go on Reserve/PUP list    Wed Aug 31, 06:09 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Mario Edwards Jr. (hip) may be placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, which would keep him sidelined for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

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  Raiders | Four more players cut by Oakland    Mon Aug 29, 05:40 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Joe Hansley, Nathan Palmer, PK Giorgio Tavecchio and TE Colton Underwood were released Monday, Aug. 29.

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  Raiders | Max McCaffrey waived     Mon Aug 29, 05:25 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Max McCaffrey was waived Monday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: McCaffrey is the son of former Broncos star WR Ed McCaffrey, and he's the older brother of Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey. The former Duke WR has a lot of speed and can get by defenders on deep routes. Perhaps he'll find a way onto some team's practice squad.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree improving chemistry     Mon Aug 29, 12:31 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree said he has been practicing all the routes during practice and continues to improve his chemistry with QB Derek Carr.

Footballguys view: Crabtree showed well last year with the Raiders, and he's looking to do even more this season. We like him as a WR4 for fantasy owners in PPR leagues. His current ADP is WR37 (7.10) in 12-team leagues.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray's job not in question    Sun Aug 28, 12:49 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had a limited role in the team's third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Tennessee Titans, but head coach Jack Del Rio said it is not indicative of Murray's job being in question. 'We saw him last year. We need to find out who will be the backup,' Del Rio said.

Footballguys view: Murray is the lead man for the Raiders, and he's got RB2 written all over him for fantasy owners. His backup should be rookie DeAndre Washington. He's a compact runner who isn't afraid to run between the tackles, and Washington is elusive and quick in the open field. Consider Washington a late-round 'lottery ticket' pick for your fantasy squad.

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