WR Hunter Renfrow - Oakland Raiders

5-10, 184Born: 12-21-1995College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 5, pick 2019

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 6): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Dec 5): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Dec 4): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 14: vs Tennessee Titans

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Derek Carr has thrown at least one interception in three straight games and has only three passing touchdowns in his last four outings. He had been playing decent football earlier in the season, but Carr is certainly beginning to falter when it matters most for this offense competing for a playoff spot. Tight end Darren Waller had a bounceback game last week as he led the team in targets (9) while hauling in seven of those for 100 yards--his third 100-yard game of the season. Waller has been the most reliable and consistent receiving option for the Raiders, especially considering the back-to-back sub-20 yard outings from top wide receiver Tyrell Williams. Williams had quite the touchdown streak going to start the season, but he has been held out of the end zone in five straight games while clearing 50 receiving yards just once since Week 9. The Titans defense continues to get hit with injuries, as it looks as if they will be without starting cornerback Adoree Jackson this week. Coming just a few weeks after losing their other outside cornerback, Malcolm Butler, this will be a tough loss for the Titans to absorb. They signed cornerback Tramaine Brock to add depth, but he had not played particularly well for a bottom-ranked Cardinals passing defense while the Titans' other outside cornerbacks LeShaun Sims and Tye Smith have not been particularly effective. Slot man Logan Ryan has been playing well though, and safety Kevin Byard is continuing to have another Pro Bowl-caliber season--which should certainly help in coverage against Darren Waller when he is not looked after by Ryan. The Titans defensive line has found some recent consistency rushing the passer with at least three sacks in four of their last five games, but this Raiders offensive line is allowing pressure at one of the lowest rates in football while giving up the second-fewest sacks (18) this season. Even with that recent production on the defensive line, this Titans secondary looks depleted enough for the Raiders passing offense to have a decent shot at bouncing back from what has been a rough past few weeks.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 vs LAC 31 0 0 0 5 4.0 42 0 0 4.2
11 vs CIN 31 0 0 0 6 5.0 66 0 0 6.6
12 at NYJ 25 0 0 0 5 3.0 31 0 0 3.1
13 at KC 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 vs TEN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
14 vs TEN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Hunter Renfrow's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 12 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)

Renfrow had an early drop but otherwise played well. He may be out for the season after a scary injury that resulted in broken ribs and a punctured lung. Renfrow took two big hits. He stayed down after taking a big hit in the second quarter, sandwiched between two defenders. It looked like he might have been concussed but he was able to walk it off and return to the game. Later in the game, he took a short pass from Mike Glennon and was tackled from behind by a big defensive end, who came down on him with his full weight. The early reports indicate the Raiders fear the injury may be season ending.

2019 Week 11 vs CIN (6 / 5 / 66 / 0 rec)

Renfrow was on the field a bit less (44% of the snaps) but was again one of Carr's favorite targets and the go-to guy on third downs. He picked up 27 on a diving over-the-shoulder grab down the right sideline on 3rd-and-6. Just before halftime, Renfrow had another key third-down catch. He caught a quick slant over the middle and picked up 10 yards, getting tripped up just two yards shy of a touchdown. He came through on a third down again the next drive, picking up 20 yards after catching a short pass over the middle with plenty of room to run. The Raiders went to the well one too many times on the quick 3rd-down slant to Renfrow, however. Bengals safety Jesse Bates jumped the route and picked it off. Renfrow picked up five yards on a 3rd-and-6 screen in the red zone. He was able to spin forward to setup a 4th-and-short that the Raiders were able to convert on.

2019 Week 10 vs LAC (5 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)

Renfrow nearly hauled in an 18-yard touchdown catch but the linebacker face guarding him was able to get an arm up to deflect the pass at the last second. He showed some nice run after the catch ability, catching a short comeback route and then spinning quickly upfield to get around the corner and pick up 15 yards. He drew a facemark penalty on the play, which tacked on another 15 yards. Renfrow had catches of 10 and 13 yards on the Raiders game-winning touchdown drive in the final minutes.

2019 Week 9 vs DET (7 / 6 / 54 / 1 rec)

Renfrow still isn't playing a ton of snaps (54%) but is emerging as Carr's favorite target on key downs. His seven targets were three more than any other Raiders pass catcher against the Lions. He also had a short catch wiped out by an illegal block penalty. Renfrow held on through contact on an early 3rd-and-6, picking up 8 yards on a slant to get the Raiders into the red zone and setup the first touchdown of the game. He showed great hands to hold on for a 17-yard gain despite a defender chopping down on his arm when the ball arrived to get the Raiders down to the 3-yard line, setting up Oakland's second touchdown of the game. Renfrow was Carr's primary read on a 4th-and-3 but the pass was thrown way out of his reach. Renfrow caught the game-winning 9-yard touchdown on a broken play. Carr scramble out of the pocket rolling left. Renfrow sprinted across the end zone in the same direction, created some separation and then was able to keep both feet in bounds along the sideline as Carr delivered it to him in the front corner of the end zone.

2019 Week 8 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 88 / 1 rec)

Renfrow played 64% of the snaps, his most since Week 2. He caught a short slant and was able to stay on his feet through attempted arm tackles by the cornerback and safety to get loose for a 65-yard touchdown. He was called for an offensive pass interference penalty on a rub route where he tried to get in the way of the linebacker to free up Darren Waller.

2019 Week 7 vs GB (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Renfrow played just 45% of the snaps, his fourth straight week playing 40-60% of the snaps. The Raiders increasingly heavy reliance on 12 personnel has led to less three receiver sets and fewer snaps for Renfrow. He showed reliable hands to pick up first downs on a pair of third down receptions, holding on despite a defender hitting him as the ball arrived.

2019 Week 5 vs CHI (5 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Despite the Raiders' top two receivers being out and Ryan Grant getting cut, Renfrow still played just 58% of the snaps. His first two targets were incompletions that fell into the gray area between a drop and a failure to make a difficult grab. Neither was egregious but for a guy like Renfrow who hopes to make his living being a guy who catches everything, it was disappointing he couldn't haul either pass in. He did have a pretty catch and run late in the game, though. He went in motion across the formation and was wide open in the flat. He caught it for what should have been a short gain but was able to make the first man miss and turn it into a 12-yard pickup.

2019 Week 4 vs IND (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Even with J.J. Nelson sidelined, Renfrow didn't see a bump in playing time, logging just 42% of the snaps. He took a quick swing pass for a 10-yard gain on the opening drive. His other catch went for 8 yards on a very similar play design. He lined up in the slot, chipped a pass rusher, caught the short dump off, and turned up field for a modest gain.

2019 Week 3 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

The Raiders only gave playing time to three wide receivers in this game, with Renfrow being one of them. He still played just 56% of the snaps with the Raiders using multiple tight ends on over half of the snaps. He caught a couple short passes early. In the second half, Renfrow showed off his hands with a 12-yard catch on a diving grab over the middle with a defender draped all over him. A couple plays later, he was open down the seam for what could have been a big gain but Carr's pass was thrown too high.

2019 Week 2 vs KC (8 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

Renfrow led the team with eight targets. He dropped what should have been a 15-yard gain over the middle on the opening drive. He had an 6-yard catch and run on a quick pass that he took down to the 4-yard line. Renfrow probably should have drawn a pass interference penalty on a 3rd-and-10 over the middle. He was grabbed by the defender coming out of his break and the Raiders challenged. It was ruled that the holding wasn't egregious enough to overturn the call on the field.

2019 Week 1 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Renfrow was the clear third receiver for the Raiders but still played just 29% of the snaps because the Raiders mostly lined up in 12 or 21 personnel. His first catch went for a short gain on a bubble screen. Renfrow was targeted on a quick out but the pass was batted at the line. Renfrow found a soft spot in the zone over the middle and made a 10-yard grab just shy of the end zone. He wasn't targeted at all in the second half.

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Latest News

Raiders | Oakland's injury report for Week 14 (Fri Dec 6, 03:59 PM) - Oakland Raiders OT Trent Brown (pectoral), WR Hunter Renfrow (rib) and LB Kyle Wilber (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 14 versus the Tennessee Titans. RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Friday, Dec. 6, and is listed as questionable. C Rodney Hudson (ankle), OG Gabe Jackson (knee) and S Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) were limited in practice Friday but have been removed from the injury report.

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Raiders | Hunter Renfrow doesn't practice Thursday (Thu Dec 5, 05:27 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow (rib) didn't participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

Our View: Renfrow isn't going to return this week. The Raiders offense is sorely missing him. Darren Waller could get some more targets in Renfrow's absence.
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Raiders | Wednesday practice report for Raiders (Wed Dec 4, 05:46 PM) - Oakland Raiders OT Trent Brown (pectoral), WR Hunter Renfrow (rib) and LB Kyle Wilber (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. C Rodney Hudson (ankle), OG Gabe Jackson (knee) and S Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) were limited during practice.

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Raiders | Week 13 Oakland Raiders inactives (Sun Dec 1, 03:01 PM) - The Oakland Raiders have declared OT David Sharpe, CB Isaiah Johnson, QB DeShone Kizer, DL Josh Mauro, LB Preston Brown, CB Rico Gafford and WR Hunter Renfrow inactive for Week 13.

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Raiders | Week 13 injury report for Oakland (Fri Nov 29, 03:50 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow (rib) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. OT Trent Brown (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 29, after being listed as a full participant all week and is listed as questionable. C Rodney Hudson (ankle), RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder), S Lamarcus Joyner (hamstring) and OT David Sharpe (calf) were limited in practice Friday but have been removed from the injury report.

Our View: Renfrow being out should help Darren Waller and maybe Jalen Richard get more targets this week as reliable targets for Derek Carr in a matchup against the Chiefs where Oakland presumably will need to score more than usual to win.
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Schedule

14vs Tennessee Titans
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Los Angeles Chargers
17@ Denver Broncos