WR Johnny Holton - Oakland Raiders
|6-1, 190||Born: 8-22-1990||College: Cincinnati||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: vs Dallas Cowboys
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Derek Carr has really struggled to lead this Raiders passing offense for most of the season. Carr has played just three games in which his performance ranked him as a top-12 quarterback that week, and all three games came within the first seven weeks of the season. Since Week 8, Carr has just seven passing touchdowns with six interceptions. He has put up some yards, but simply is not scoring points and taking care of the ball. Michael Crabtree had a decent game in his return from suspension last week as he hauled in a season-high seven receptions from 13 targets for 60 yards. Those 13 targets easily led the team as the next closest to him last week were both Cordarrelle Patterson and Jared Cook with six targets each. Amari Cooper was banged up going into last week and tried to play, but he injured his ankle while blocking and could not finish. Cooper is expected to miss more time going forward and may not be available for the remainder of the season. Jared Cook bounced back from a couple dreadful outings as he hauled in five receptions for 75 yards and his second touchdown of the year, but after what we saw from Cook in Weeks 12-13, it is hard to trust him even when in a decent matchup. The Cowboys did a great job against Eli Manning last week as they picked him off twice while allowing just one touchdown and 228 passing yards, however, stopping the Giants offense is not a feat worth boasting given the issues that team has had this season. Leading up to last week, the Cowboys secondary was getting toasted on a regular basis by opposing passing offenses as they were without Orlando Scandrick for the second straight week. This defense has also amassed only five sacks in the last five games with zero sacks in three of those five games, including last week. The Raiders offensive line has been excellent this season, so Derek Carr should be afforded some time to find his receivers here with both Michael Crabtree and Jared Cook having a decent shot at getting open against the Cowboys secondary, especially if Scandrick sits again.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 14 vs KC (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Holton had a rough day. He caught a short pass and tried to barrel forward through traffic to pick up extra yardage without tucking the ball tightly away. It was ripped loose for a costly fumble. He was targeted on a deep ball down the middle in the front of the end zone in the final minute and had the ball go through his hands for an interception.
2017 Week 13 vs NYG (7 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)
Holton wasn't able to bring in a deep ball down the right sideline that would have been a difficult grab along the sideline. On a third-and-4, he made a sweet move to defeat press coverage and get inside the defender to catch the slant. It looked like he might get loose for a long touchdown on the play but the defender was able to punch the ball loose as Holton sprinted past, resulting in a costly turnover. The next drive, Holton made up for the mistake with a sweet, spinning toe-tap catch along the sideline for a gain of 16 yards to setup a Raiders touchdown run on the next play. Holton scored the game-winning 9-yard touchdown with under four minutes to play. The Raiders confused the defense with a 3-man bunch formation to the left. Crisscrossing routes led to confusion and allowed Holton to gain separation on a slant route over the middle. He caught the ball and barely broke the plane before a big hit by Landon Collins popped the ball out.
2017 Week 12 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 53 / 0 rec)
Holton made another big play, catching a 48-yard deep ball on a post route. Hehad plenty of separation to go up and make the catch before being dragged down at the Broncos 6-yard line.
2017 Week 11 vs NE (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Carr took a deep shot to Holton down the left sideline. Holton had a slight bit of separation but the ball bounced off of his shoulder pad, popped straight up and was intercepted.
2017 Week 9 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 44 / 1 rec)
Holton rarely plays on offensebut when he does, the speedster is always a threat to make a big play. He got loose behind the Miami secondary for a 44-yard touchdown.
2017 Week 4 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 64 / 1 rec)
The second-year speedster saw some rare snaps on offense with Michael Crabtree sidelined. On his first snap of the game, he caught a 64-yard touchdown pass. He lined up in the slot, got single coverage against a safety and ran right past him on a deep corner route. Carr placed the ball perfectly and Holton made the difficult over-the-shoulder catch on the run and sprinted into the end zone.
Latest NewsRaiders | Johnny Holton rolls into end zone (Sun Dec 3, 11:22 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Johnny Holton racked up three receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 13 against the New York Giants. He also lost a fumble. link to story
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