• Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 1/18/18 10:20am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr was given high praise from new offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Olson opined that Carr's football intelligence is 'off the charts' and spoke highly of the quarterback's physical talent, accuracy and quick release.

    Huddle Up: It's encouraging for an offensive coordinator to speak fondly of his quarterback, but Carr has largely disappointed in fantasy circles, particularly in 2017. There is a good opportunity for a fresh start, though, with a new coaching staff. Oakland still has one of the best offensive lines and receiver duos in football. For now, view Carr as a high-end QB2 with QB1 upside.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 1/4/18 6:27pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr's personality may not mesh well with Jon Gruden's style if Gruden becomes the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: Carr took a step backwards in 2017 and was one of the bigger disappointments in fantasy circles. If Gruden does become the coach, his tough love could bring out the best in Carr. He shouldn't be drafted as a QB1 next year, but Carr could be a nice buy-low candidate as a QB2.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 12/31/17 9:38am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree is expected to be released after the season, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree is entering Week 17 with 601 yards and eight touchdowns this season and should receive some interest if he becomes a free agent. He has a chance to be a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver for owners in 2018 depending on his team.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 12/29/17 4:40pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Patterson has not been much of a factor in the passing game over the last three weeks and can be avoided in all fantasy leagues in Week 17.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/29/17 4:32pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Cooper is coming off a solid Week 16 performance where he posted 66 yards and a touchdown. He will be facing a solid Los Angeles Chargers defense but has a chance to be a No. 3 fantasy receiver for owners.

  • Jared Cook - TE
    Posted 12/29/17 4:46pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Cook has been held to two or fewer catches in five of his last six games and has under 40 yards in all five of those games. Owners probably can find better options for their lineups and can avoid Cook.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/28/17 4:21pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Shockingly, Cooper's 66 receiving yards last week were the second-most he's logged in a game this season. He also had a touchdown to go with that, so perhaps the former No. 4 overall draft pick is looking to end his lackluster year strong. If he plays, he has fine WR2 potential in a matchup opposite the Chargers that could feature a healthy amount of points on the scoreboard.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 12/28/17 4:38pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) was limited in practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Patterson showed some flashes weeks ago when Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree were both out, but since then, he's been someone to avoid, having recorded a whopping 22 yards combined over his last three games. He shouldn't be plugged in for any format.

  • Jared Cook - TE
    Posted 12/28/17 4:31pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Cook has failed to reach 20 receiving yards in four of his last five games, and over his last two, he's totaled just three catches for 32 yards. Thus, even if he's out there on Sunday, he's not worth the trouble in Oakland's final game of the season, especially given Derek Carr's weak play as of late.

  • Jared Cook - TE
    Posted 12/27/17 4:34pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Cook has been held to under 20 yards in four of the last five games and has been targeted only six times in the last two games. Owners should be able to find better options to use this week.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 12/27/17 4:32pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Patterson has been limited to 22 yards combined in the last three games and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/27/17 4:20pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Cooper should be able to play in Week 17 as long as he does not suffer a setback during the week. He has caught a touchdown in three of the last four games and could be a flex option in some fantasy leagues.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 12/27/17 6:40pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring) dealt with a hamstring injury late in the club's Week 16 game Monday, Dec. 25, opposite the Philadelphia Eagles, according to head coach Jack Del Rio. It also affected his workload as a result.

    Huddle Up: Well, this explains Crabtree's heartbreaking goose egg in the game, although owners probably don't want to hear anything further after the nine-year veteran's disastrous performance cost countless fantasy championships across the country. Nonetheless, Crabtree is still a WR2 option going into the season finale, especially after he generated a whopping 41 targets over his three outings prior to Week 16.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/25/17 4:19pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 16 game.

    Huddle Up: Cooper had one outstanding game earlier this season but has been quiet for much of the season. He could be a flex option in most leagues, but owners should not expect a big game against a solid Philadelphia Eagles defense.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 12/25/17 9:12pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 15-of-29 passes for 147 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 16 defeat Monday, Dec. 25, versus the Philadelphia Eagles. He also added three rushing yards on three carries.

    Huddle Up: Yikes, this was arguably Carr's worst performance of the entire season, and it couldn't come at a worse time for owners who were electing to start him in fantasy championship matchups. Even with an upgrade in Oakland's running game this year, Carr took a notable step backwards after two terrific campaigns that led to a lot of people backing him. He certainly won't be a recommended QB1 going into 2018.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/25/17 9:22pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper caught three of four targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 16 loss Monday, Dec. 25, versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: While he's certainly been having a down year, Cooper actually evened his season high in touchdowns, with tonight's score being his sixth of the campaign. Other than that, Cooper has let everyone down who drafted him as a WR1 or WR2, averaging only a little more than 40 yards per game. He definitely won't be worth an early pick in '18.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB
    Posted 12/25/17 9:21pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch racked up 95 rushing yards on 25 carries in the team's Week 16 loss Monday, Dec. 25, opposite the Philadelphia Eagles. He also lost a fumble.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders' rushing attack actually lost three fumbles tonight, with Lynch being responsible for one of those. Even so, he contributed a solid effort on the ground despite not being able to get into the end zone. He'll continue serving as a serviceable RB2 in the season finale next week.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 12/25/17 9:50pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree failed to haul in any of his three targets, finishing with zero yards in the team's Week 16 defeat Monday, Dec. 25, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Ouch. Owners who were relying on Crabtree to potentially deliver a fantasy championship were gifted coal in a cruel twist of fate, especially after how the veteran wide-out totaled a whopping 20 catches over his previous three games. The Raiders offense was just way off tonight, and one of the results of that was Crabtree's heartbreaking goose egg.

  • Jared Cook - TE
    Posted 12/25/17 10:20pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook finished with just one catch on two targets for 15 yards in the club's Week 16 loss Monday, Dec. 25, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Cook has proven to be one of the more volatile tight ends in fantasy this season, and obviously, this disastrous performance registered on the lower end of the spectrum. Quarterback Derek Carr had arguably his worst game of the year, though, so not all of the blame can be put on Cook for his own off night.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/23/17 11:24am ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is participating in practice Saturday, Dec. 23.

    Huddle Up: Cooper appears to be on track to play against the Philadelphia Eagles this week. He has been fairly quiet in most of his games this season but does have two touchdowns in his last three games. He could be a No. 3 receiver or flex option in leagues this week but is not a must-start option.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/23/17 12:24pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) was limited during practice Saturday, Dec. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Cooper appears to have a good chance to play this week, but owners will need to check the inactive list to make sure. He could be a No. 3 or flex option in most fantasy leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options available.

  • Jared Cook - TE
    Posted 12/23/17 12:52pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 23, and are not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Cook has been targeted at least five times in seven of the last eight games but has posted at least 50 yards in only four of those games. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues, but owners in most leagues should have better options available.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 12/23/17 12:25pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Patterson probably will lose some targets with Amari Cooper expected back in the lineup. He has not been a big factor over the last few weeks and can be avoided in all leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/23/17 6:24pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) is likely to play against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16. 'A good chance we?ll have him,' head coach Jack Del Rio said Saturday, Dec. 23.

    Huddle Up: It looks like Cooper will suit up, but with him playing on Monday night, don't hesitate to go with a comparable option if you have one available. You don't want to end up taking a zero if he is ruled out late.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 12/22/17 3:40pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Patterson's fantasy ceiling is rather limited with Michael Crabtree doing his thing and Amari Cooper (ankle) potentially in the mix as well. If Cooper were inactive, Patterson would be a WR4 or flex option in deeper leagues. With Cooper active, Patterson is a low-end WR5.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/22/17 3:39pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) took part in practice on a limited basis Friday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Cooper has had a disappointing season thanks to several drops and an assortment of injuries. He might be a nice buy-low candidate on draft day next season, but right now he should be treated as a WR3 or flex option.

  • Jared Cook - TE
    Posted 12/22/17 3:38pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) was listed as a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 22.

    Huddle Up: Cook has the potential to be a TE1 in this offense, but he disappointed in Week 15 with just two grabs for 17 yards after his huge game in Kansas City. He is a risky fantasy play heading into Week 16, and should be treated more as a TE2.

  • Jared Cook - TE
    Posted 12/21/17 4:55pm ET

    Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook (wrist) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Cook has been on a bit of a cold streak recently with 20 yards or less in three of the last four games. He probably can be avoided in most leagues this week because of his tough matchup.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson - WR
    Posted 12/21/17 4:53pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Patterson probably will be able to play this week, but owners should keep an eye on the situation during the week. He has been targeted eight times over the last two games but has recorded only 15 total yards. Owners probably can find better options for their lineups.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 12/21/17 4:40pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Owners should know more about Cooper's status later in the week. He is a risky option because the Raiders play on Monday Night Football and there would be limited options if he was ruled out. Owners may want to consider healthier options and avoid Cooper.

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