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  Raiders | Rod Streater improving    Thu Aug 27, 07:31 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (illness) is making progress physically and mentally after recovering from an illness and being activated from the Non-Football Injury list.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray working with hands    Thu Aug 27, 07:23 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has been working on his hands in order to improve as a receiver and make himself an all-around player.

Footballguys view: We're interested in seeing what Murray can do this year. He's a big back with an upright running style, but he's got the speed to score from anywhere on the field. Murray is going to be complemented by Roy Helu this year in Oakland. Even if Murray has improved as a pass-catcher, we can't imagine him being a better option than Helu. Murray has a current ADP of RB14 (3.08) in 12-team PPR leagues right now, and that is just a bit too high. We like him more as a top-20 fantasy RB, not top-15.

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  Raiders | Sio Moore practices    Wed Aug 26, 07:05 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26. Moore missed the majority of training camp while recovering from hip surgery.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford doesn't practice    Wed Aug 26, 06:56 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: We like Walford as a developmental prospect. He goes all out to make a catch, and Walford has the athleticism to be dangerous after the catch. Walford will begin as the TE2 for the Raiders behind Mychal Rivera.

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  Raiders | Roy Helu returns to practice    Wed Aug 26, 03:13 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Helu here. Fantasy owners in deep leagues should keep him on waiver-wire speed dial. He's capable as a runner and a good receiver out of the backfield. Helu may be in line for more touches than some think as the team's change-of-pace back behind Latavius Murray.

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  Raiders | Taylor Mays joins Oakland    Wed Aug 26, 12:33 AM

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Bengals) Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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  Raiders | Andre Holmes breaks hand    Wed Aug 19, 02:57 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes (hand) suffered a fractured hand during practice Sunday, Aug. 16, and is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks, according to sources.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson returning kicks    Tue Aug 18, 08:35 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson has been getting more repetitions than RB Taiwan Jones as the team's kickoff returner.

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  Raiders | Sign Devon Wylie    Tue Aug 18, 05:33 PM

Free-agent WR Devon Wylie (Rams) signed with the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Wylie is a super quick slot receiver who has bounced around the league. He's not a fantasy factor--or a player you should be monitoring even in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford shows potential    Mon Aug 17, 12:03 AM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford had two catches for 28 yards, including a 22-yard reception, in a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams Friday, Aug. 14.

Footballguys view: Walford has a ton of potential. He's capable of making difficult grabs, and he'll go all out to make a catch. Walford is athletic and has good run-after-the-catch ability. However, he disappeared on film at times during his college career at Miami. The rookie needs to be more consistent if he wants to earn a larger role with the Raiders.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater activated    Sun Aug 16, 02:33 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (undisclosed) was activated from the Non-Football Injury list Sunday, Aug. 16.

Footballguys view: Streater has an inside track to be the team's #3 receiver, but the presence of Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree will keep his fantasy prospects at bay without an injury.

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  Raiders | Mychal Rivera starts    Sat Aug 15, 02:36 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Mychal Rivera served as the starting tight end Friday, Aug. 14, ahead of Clive Walford and Lee Smith.

Footballguys view: Rivera will start the season as the best fantasy option at tight end for the Raiders, but he might not finish with that status. He's only a streaming option or very deep league backup even though he'll have some PPR potential for as long as he starts.

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  Raiders | Taiwan Jones impressing    Wed Aug 12, 08:54 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones is considered one of the pleasant surprises through 11 practices Wednesday, Aug. 12.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford returns    Tue Aug 11, 07:32 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 11, after missing the first nine days of practice.

Footballguys view: Walford is an interesting rookie to watch in dynasty leagues. He'll go all out to make a catch, and his athleticism makes him a mismatch for linebackers across the middle of the field. Walford will compete to be Mychal Rivera's backup this year, but the upside is there for him to one day be a quality starter.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater update    Tue Aug 11, 12:05 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (illness) lost some weight due to an illness and will come off the non-football injury list when he's healthy.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson listed as backup     Mon Aug 10, 03:23 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson is listed as the backup behind RB Latavius Murray.

Footballguys view: There's a chance that Richardson doesn't make the final roster. He could, but guys like Michael Dyer are going to push him for spots on the depth chart.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford expected to practice soon    Mon Aug 10, 01:17 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford (hamstring) is expected to return to practice by Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: We're interested to see what the rookie can do this year. He's a talented move tight end who will go all out to make a catch. Walford will make tough catches seem routine, but he did disappear on film at times during his playing days for the Miami Hurricanes. He'll serve as a backup for the Raiders behind Mychal Rivera.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper praised by OC    Thu Aug 6, 11:18 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper was praised by offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave for his hard work in drills and attention in meetings. 'I know we have a good one there, so we're thankful to have him,' Musgrave said Thursday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: Cooper is one of our favorite rookie receivers this year. He's quick, fast, strong and a crisp route-runner. Cooper should be the focal point of the Raiders passing game in 2015. Fantasy owners should consider him a low-end WR2 with upside.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr bonding with Michael Crabtree    Thu Aug 6, 08:27 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is building on-field chemistry with WR Michael Crabtree, according to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave. 'He [Crabtree] and Derek [Carr] have definitely established a rapport in the short time they've been together. We love the fact that they're making plays in practice, because we want to play the same way in the game. They're working hard. They work hard together. I'm glad that Michael's part of our team,' said Musgrave.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson battled pneumonia    Thu Aug 6, 05:16 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson (illness) said he battled pneumonia for a couple of weeks before the start of training camp, but he's feeling fine now and practiced for the first time Thursday, Aug. 6. Head coach Jack Del Rio said Richardson is down in the 220-pound rage after being sick, after weighing a reported 240 pounds last season. Richardson is averaging 3.3 yards per carry in his career.

Footballguys view: Richardson needs to get healthy, stay healthy and start playing up to his potential. Undrafted RB Michael Dyer has put pressure on Richardson's roster spot with a strong first week of camp.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson practicing    Thu Aug 6, 02:11 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson (undisclosed) is participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 6, for the first time since the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: Yes, it's actually news when Richardson practices. He's behind Latavius Murray in the competition for the starting job, and it's not going to be a shock if Richardson gets cut. We'll see if he can stay healthy and start impressing at Raiders camp.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray taking all starter reps    Thu Aug 6, 12:03 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has taken all of the first-team repetitions and has looked powerful running, according to beat writer Vic Tafur. 'The biggest improvement has been in his explosiveness and his conditioning,' Murray's trainer Vinny Scollo told Syracuse.com. 'Last year, we really had to taper the workouts and work around his injury. This year, his conditioning, his wind, is 100 percent there.'

Footballguys view: If you were already inclined to take Murray, then this should make that a slam dunk. The Raiders offense and potential for Roy Helu to take a lot of passing down work looms, but what Murray flashed against the stiff Chiefs run defense last year is enough to merit consideration in the 5th/6th round, and maybe even the fourth.

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  Raiders | Roy Helu working with trainer    Wed Aug 5, 08:05 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu was working with a trainer on the side of practice Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree showing off hands    Tue Aug 4, 06:29 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree could be playing himself into a new contract this season as he continues to impress his new team. Crabtree's hands have been his strong suit throughout his career, and he's displaying those hands again with the Raiders.

Footballguys view: Another day and another positive story about Crabtree. The passing game is led by second-year QB Derek Carr, and the Raiders should feature rookie Amari Cooper early and often. Crabtree could catch 50 passes and a few touchdowns as a relief-valve receiver on intermediate routes. That makes him a WR5/WR6 for fantasy owners.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr to throw deeper?    Tue Aug 4, 06:17 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr may look to throw more downfield this year due to new WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, a new coaching staff and a more solid offensive line.

Footballguys view: We love Cooper....absolutely love what he could be in the pros. He's a special player with speed, quickness and route-running ability. The rookie should take the top off the defense and be a regular target for Carr. We like Crabtree better on underneath/drag routes where he can use his size and run-after-the-catch ability to his advantage.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree stands out    Mon Aug 3, 09:44 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree has been the star of the team's first three days of training camp, according to San Francisco Chronicle writer Vic Tafur, who categorized the wide receiver position as a team strength.

Footballguys view: The Raiders have an interesting collection of wide receivers this year. Crabtree comes across the bay in free agency, and the team selected Amari Cooper in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Crabtree could catch 50 passes this year for the Raiders working the middle of the field. For fantasy purposes, we see him as a WR6 going undrafted in most leagues.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson's spot in jeopardy?    Sun Aug 2, 07:37 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson is likely competing with RB Michael Dyer for a spot on the 53-man roster, and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport puts Richardson's chances of making the final roster at 50-50.

Footballguys view: Dyer was once at the top of FBS football when he helped Cam Newton lead Auburn to a national title in 2010. After a 1,200-yard season for Auburn in 2011, off-field issues then caused him to transfer three times. He didn't play at either Arkansas State or Arkansas Baptist, but he finally got on the field for Louisville last year and rushed for 481 yards and five touchdowns last year. He's not explosive and not proven as a receiver out of the backfield. This is the guy that could push a former top-5 pick (2012) off the Raiders roster. That speaks volumes for where Richardson is at.

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  Raiders | Sio Moore returns     Sat Aug 1, 02:13 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 1, after being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 27.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray ready to prove himself    Fri Jul 31, 10:19 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray said he understands how important it is for him to perform well in 2015. 'I know the success I've had doesn't matter,' Murray said Friday, July 31. 'What matters now is what I [do going] forward and what I do this upcoming season, this upcoming training camp. Again, do anything I can just to get better and help the team.'

Footballguys view: Murray has the ability to be a quality starter for the Raiders this year. He's big, powerful and Murray has the speed to score from long distances. We see him as a RB2 with upside for fantasy owners. His current ADP is RB21 (4.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Trindon Holliday placed on PUP list    Fri Jul 31, 07:13 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Trindon Holliday (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 31.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater placed on NFI list    Fri Jul 31, 06:41 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 31.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson placed on NFI list    Fri Jul 31, 06:37 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 31.

Footballguys view: Richardson probably failed a conditioning test. He's squarely on the roster bubble, and he's also easily behind Latavius Murray and Roy Helu on the depth chart.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson not impressing    Thu Jul 30, 10:16 AM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson is rumored to being unimpressive with his new team.

Footballguys view: Richardson was complimented by RB coach Mike Tice earlier this year, but now that the pads are on Richardson needs to elevate his game. The team could use Latavius Murray as the starting back with Roy Helu as the change-of-pace back. This could be Richardson's last shot in the NFL as he's already been a bust with both the Browns and the Colts.

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  Raiders | Former OAK WRs talk Amari Cooper    Wed Jul 29, 05:59 PM

Oakland Raiders rookie WR Amari Cooper was compared to former Oakland WR Tim Brown by former WR Jerry Rice. Rice said the Raiders have their new Tim Brown in Cooper. Brown himself said Cooper is a superb receiver who he thinks will dominate right away.

Footballguys view: That's incredible praise from the best wide receiver to ever play the game. We love Cooper's natural talent, upside and ability. This season, the Raiders should plan to get the ball to the rookie as much as possible. Cooper is currently going off the board at WR22 (5.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Trent Richardson sees opportunity    Tue Jul 28, 08:49 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson plans to make the most of a fresh start in Oakland. 'I know what they [the coaching staff] expect and how they're going to spread the field, putting me in a position to be successful,' said Richardson. 'With that, in talking to [Head] Coach [Jack Del Rio], he just said there is just a lot of opportunity out here. He said he isn't going to promise me anything, but if I come in and work, I can be that bell cow,' Richardson said Tuesday, July 28.

Footballguys view: There have been more than a few positive reports coming out about Richardson in Raiders camp. He's going to compete for the starting job with Latavius Murray, and Richardson may be able to wrestle the job away in training camp. After a solid rookie season with the Browns in 2012, Richardson failed to produce in both 2013 and 2014 with the Colts. The Raiders have redeemed plenty of players during their franchises history, and Richardson could be the next one. Stay tuned.

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  Raiders | Sio Moore close to being ready    Tue Jul 28, 08:25 AM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) had major hip surgery in the offseason and won't need extensive time on the Physically Unable to Perform list before he's ready.

Footballguys view: This is what we thought was the case with Moore. Putting him on the PUP list to start the season insures the team can use the PUP designation on Moore to start the regular season if need be. If healthy, Moore can be activated at any time during training camp.

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  Raiders | Sio Moore placed on PUP    Mon Jul 27, 05:27 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 27.

Footballguys view: Moore had hip surgery earlier this offseason, and the plan was for him to be ready at the start of training camp. This move affords the Raiders the option of putting him on the PUP list to start the regular season if his recovery is slowed even more.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper praised by Tim Brown    Sun Jul 26, 12:01 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper was praised by retired WR Tim Brown. 'This guy is just a superb, great receiver,' Brown said. 'He's going to be dominant Day 1.'

Footballguys view: Cooper was our favorite receiver in this year's draft class. Think of Marvin Harrison with more size when you think of Cooper. He can run crisp routes, set up defenders and get separation on most every play. After the catch, Cooper is incredibly athletic and dangerous in the open field. Cooper has the ability to be a top-5 receiver in the NFL someday. This year, Cooper should provide fantasy owners with a WR3 with upside.

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  Raiders | Clive Walford projected as starter    Fri Jul 24, 04:44 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford is slated in as the starting tight end, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson.

Footballguys view: Williamson is one of the best beat writers in the NFL, and he's been reporting positive things about Walford all offseason long. The rookie from Miami can make crazy catches seem routine. He goes all out to make a grab, and he's dangerous after the catch because of his open-field agility. Dynasty league owners should be all over Walford. Re-draft owners should see him only as a TE3 with upside.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper wants to work with QB    Mon Jul 20, 05:08 PM

Oakland Raiders rookie WR Amari Cooper said he wants to individually catch passes with QB Derek Carr three more times before the start of training camp, according to Carr.

Footballguys view: Cooper has superstar upside, and Carr has flashed potential in the pros. The Raiders are unlikely to be playoff bound this year, but adding guys like Cooper is a step in the right direction. Fantasy owners should be excited about the rookie wide receiver. He's explosive, a fine route-runner and Cooper can take short passes and turn them into long gains. His current ADP is WR22 (5.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Kenbrell Thompkins could be on bubble    Fri Jul 10, 05:34 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Kenbrell Thompkins could be released if he does not perform well during training camp. Thompkins could be the team's No. 4 receiver if he makes the final roster.

Footballguys view: Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree will be the one and two, and Rod Streater is healthy enough to be the # 3 now. Size/speed downfield target Andre Holmes is Thompkins main competition for the #4 spot.

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  Raiders | Rod Streater working with QB    Thu Jul 9, 12:31 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater has been working with QB Derek Carr since the two have not played together much because of injuries. Streater missed most of last season because of a foot injury, while Carr missed most of the offseason workouts because of a finger injury. Carr is expected to hold a workout with the receivers before training camp starts.

Footballguys view: Carr also has to develop chemistry with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, so the first few weeks could see some rough results, and perhaps Carr leaning a bit more on Mychal Rivera as his safety value receiving tight end.

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  Raiders | Roy Helu good with hands    Wed Jul 8, 04:54 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu was one of two running backs with at least 40 targets last season that caught 89% of those targets. Helu caught 42 of his 44 targets. The other running back was Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray.

Footballguys view: Helu could lead the Raiders RBs in catches, but that still might not be enough for us to care about him outside of the late rounds of best ball PPR leagues. The Raiders backfield will be split two or three ways and the offense will certainly in the bottom half of the league.

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  Raiders | OL coach impressed with Latavius Murray    Mon Jul 6, 01:25 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray performed well during the mandatory minicamp this offseason, according to offensive line coach Mike Tice. Tice said Murray showed good speed and finish during practices.

Footballguys view: Murray should have the largest role of any Raider back, but will it be large enough and will the offense be productive enough to justify the 4th-6th pick Murray costs? His tools indicate big upside, but his situation could hold him back.

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  Raiders | Roy Helu impressing coach    Sun Jul 5, 11:20 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu had an 'outstanding' offseason and showed good quickness, awareness and hands, according to offensive line coach Mike Tice.

Footballguys view: Some in the fantasy world were excited at the prospect of Helu getting more opportunity after signing elsewhere in free agency. While he did land on a team without an established feature back, it seems unlikely that Helu will overtake both Latavius Murray and Trent Richardson to get more than passing down work. He has appeal as a late-round best ball running back because of his receiving ability, but that's about while Helu is mired in a poor offense behind two bigger runners.

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  Raiders | Richardson sheds weight    Sun Jul 5, 07:56 PM

Oakland Raiders RB coach Mike Tice sat down to talk to Sirius XM Radio, and said free agent pickup Trent Richardson "lost some weight, his quickness came around." He also praised Latavius Murray "really came on in that veteran mini-camp. He got his legs under him and showed some quickness, some good finish" and free agent signing Roy Helu's receiving ability was noted.

Footballguys view: Richardson seemed sluggish compared to the back he was at Alabama, so let's see if he looks more spry in training camp and the preseason. Murray is the likely leader in touches in the backfield. but Helu will have a role and Richardson has a way of getting coaches to feed him touches even when makes them worthless. Oakland's offense is no prize, so the luster on Murray beyond his measureables continues to fade.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree adding leadership    Tue Jun 30, 09:32 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree received recognition from QB Derek Carr Tuesday, June 30, for his presence in the locker room. 'He's such a great teammate. I love the guy. I talk to him all the time. We're always talking about the game. We're always talking ball. We're always talking routes, concepts, and what we're going to do during the game, and hand signals, all those things. He is a football junkie. He's been a nice guy, a nice addition to our team,' said Carr.

Footballguys view: Crabtree wasn't exactly heralded for his locker room presence in San Francisco, but this offseason might have been a humbling experience for the one-time top 10 pick. He is only worth a very late round pick (if any at all) on a one year "prove it" deal in the unexciting Oakland offense.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper draws praise from QB    Tue Jun 30, 09:31 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper drew praise from QB Derek Carr in an interview with 95.7 The Game Tuesday, June 30. 'He [Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks,' said Carr. 'His style of play is perfect for this league. He's good at getting on toes and creating separation. He's good at when the ball is in his hands making those fast-twitch movements to make a guy go one way so he can take it to the house. It's just little things that honestly people don't even notice,' Carr said.

Footballguys view: Cooper is probably the most attractive rookie wide receiver in redraft, but perhaps not the best value among rookie wide receivers. He should be better in PPR leagues, where he could approach 100 receptions if the Oakland pass offense remains relatively high volume for one piloted by an inexperienced starter. Touchdowns and big games might be harder to come back for Cooper until the offense clicks.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray praised by teammate    Sun Jun 28, 08:26 PM

Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece said he doesn't expect a drop off in chemistry as RB Latavius Murray replaces RB Darren McFadden this season because Murray has spent the last couple of years watching film and talking football with Reece.

Footballguys view: We're not expecting a dropoff...McFadden was always too banged up to make much of an impact. Murray can be the lead back for the Raiders, and he has the potential to be a low-end RB2 for fantasy owners. The team has put better weapons around Derek Carr this offseason, and Murray can lead the charge on the ground.

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  Raiders | Chances of a Matt McGloin trade?    Sat Jun 27, 04:49 PM

Bill Williamson, from ESPN.com, speculates that QB Matt McGloin could be traded later this year. If the Raiders are happy with Christian Ponder as the primary backup behind Derek Carr, then perhaps McGloin could be on the trade block.

Footballguys view: If McGloin is put on the trade block, then we'd expect the Houston Texans to show interest. McGloin was Bill O'Brien's quarterback when the two were at Penn State. The Texans have arguably the worst quarterback situation in the league, and McGloin could be seen as an upgrade.

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