• Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 2/22/17 11:19am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) said he is close to fully recovered from the fractured fibula he suffered during the regular season, according to OT Donald Penn.

    Huddle Up: Carr could be limited during some of the offseason workouts but should be a full participant when training camp starts. He was tied for seventh in the NFL with his 28 touchdowns and finished with 3,937 yards and only six interceptions. He will have several weapons to work with in the passing game and can be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 2/19/17 1:08pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree recorded 609 yards and five touchdowns on the road this past season. He recorded 394 yards and three touchdowns at home.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree was able to surpass the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in four years in 2016 and posted a career-high 89 receptions. He will continue to be part of one of the better offenses in the NFL and can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Latavius Murray - RB
    Posted 2/19/17 6:07pm ET

    Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray will have interest from multiple teams, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan, and Caplan believes the market for Murray could make it difficult for Oakland to re-sign him.

    Huddle Up: Murray has been the workhorse for Oakland the last two years, and if he returns, he should be a high-floor, volume-based RB2.

  • Todd Downing - OC
    Posted 2/16/17 10:55am ET

    Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing said he will not make changes just for the sake of making them after replacing Bill Musgrave. 'Oh, it will be very subtle,' Downing said in a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Feb. 15. 'We're going to keep the same system terminology. There's no reason to change any of that stuff. All we're doing right now is finding the ways that we can all individually do our jobs better, prepare our positions better, and how we can just quarter-turn a couple things to make the offense as efficient as possible.'

    Huddle Up: This is a wise approach to his new job, as fixing what isn't broken generally doesn't translate well in fantasy. The offensive stars should remain strong contributors, barring injuries, and finding ways to subtly tweak the offense can open doors for fringe players to see larger roles.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 2/16/17 10:46am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr will have a voice in the game planning, according to new offensive coordinator Todd Downing, who was promoted from quarterbacks coach after former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave's contract expired. 'There's been a lot made about his command at the line of scrimmage. There's certainly going to be opportunities for Derek to do that,' Downing said. '... Where I see him needing a little bit more command is just being able to share his thoughts of game plans. Being a student of the game, as he already is, but vocalize what he likes and doesn't like. I think my relationship with him is something that's going to give him the opportunity to voice his opinions. I look forward to him really taking charge of expressing his thoughts on the offense.'

    Huddle Up: Carr was in the conversation of NFL MVP before breaking his leg, and with few changes expected in the system, there is little reason to doubt he can have another special season. Carr is a rock-solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback.

  • Latavius Murray - RB
    Posted 2/13/17 1:35pm ET

    Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is not expected to be re-signed, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders have a deep backfield as is and they can afford to let Murray go even with his recent success. DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and Taiwan Jones will make up the Raiders' backfield for now. Washington has the most promise, but this should end up as a committee.

  • Latavius Murray - RB
    Posted 1/30/17 3:33pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray recorded less carries and receptions in 2016 than he did in 2015. Murray had 195 carries and 33 receptions this season while recording 266 carries and 41 receptions in 2015.

    Huddle Up: Murray will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so there is a chance he will be playing for a new team in 2017. He finished in the top five in touchdowns with 12 and may be able to find a starting job with a team. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his offensive role.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 1/24/17 2:16pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr could be in negotiations for a contract extension in the near future, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie. Carr is heading into a contract year in 2017.

    Huddle Up: Carr is the future of the Raiders on offense, so it would behoove Oakland to sign him to a long-term deal sooner rather than later. As long as he fully recovers from his broken fibula, he'll be a QB1 option for 2017 fantasy drafts.

  • Khalil Mack - DE
    Posted 1/20/17 7:56am ET

    Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack will have discussions on a contract extension this offseason, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie. Mack's contract expires after the 2017 season, and he could be retained on a one-year extension that could exceed $13 million.

    Huddle Up: With J.J. Watt (back) going down, Mack was one of the best defensive linemen in fantasy this season in leagues that he qualified there instead of linebacker. He'll be a top option in drafts again next season.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 1/20/17 7:43am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr will have discussions on a contract extension this offseason, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie. Carr will be in the final year of his contract in 2017, and there is no fifth-year option on him.

    Huddle Up: Carr's numbers this season are pretty close to his sophomore season in 2015, but the exception is that he cut his interceptions in half. His completion percentage was up a tick to 63.8%. He'll be a midrange QB1 option in fantasy drafts.

  • Latavius Murray - RB
    Posted 1/8/17 10:43pm ET

    The agent for Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has had talks with the team about a contract extension. Murray has said he'd like to stay with the team that drafted him.

    Huddle Up: Murray should stay a decent RB2 candidate if he stays in Oakland. He had a quiet day in the NFL Wild Card game against the Houston Texans, but one game doesn't ruin a player's contract plans.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 1/7/17 12:33pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) is officially active for the Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree should be in the starting lineup against the Texans and will see a decent amount of targets during the game. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues even though the team is starting their third-string quarterback.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 1/7/17 12:30pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder) is officially active for the Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Cooper has been fairly quiet over the last several weeks but should continue to have a solid role in the passing game. His fantasy value probably takes a hit because of the team's quarterback situation, but he can still be considered a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 1/7/17 4:35pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (head) left the Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 7, in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a concussion.

    Huddle Up: Andre Holmes formed a connection with quarterback Connor Cook almost immediately after Crabtree departed and seems likely to play out the rest of the game with Crabtree unlikely to return.

  • Latavius Murray - RB
    Posted 1/7/17 5:10pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray finished with 12 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown and one catch for 12 yards in a 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: Murray is slated to be a free agent this offseason, but assuming he ends up back in Oakland, he should continue to be a volume-based RB2.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 1/7/17 5:16pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper finished with two catches for 10 yards on 10 targets in a 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: With third-string quarterback Connor Cook under center, it's tough to blame Cooper for laying an egg. He is one of the best young receivers in the game and should be a WR1 in 2017.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 1/7/17 5:38pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (concussion) sustained a concussion in a 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree has 174 catches, 1,925 yards and 17 scores in two years with Oakland, and he should be a quality WR2 in 2017.

  • Connor Cook - QB
    Posted 1/7/17 6:03pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Connor Cook completed 18 of his 45 passes for 161 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in a 27-14 loss to the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: The odds were stacked against Cook, and he looked actually like you would expect a third-stringer thrown into the fire would look. Derek Carr should be healthy and back under center for Oakland for the start of the 2017 season, and he can be drafted as a QB1.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 1/6/17 1:34pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 6, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree should receive his normal workload against the Texans despite the injury. His fantasy status will be affected by the team's quarterback situation but can still be a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 1/6/17 1:22pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 6, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Cooper should be ready to play against the Texans and likely will receive a solid amount of targets during the game. He has posted disappointing numbers over the last month of the season and will be playing with the team's third-string quarterback. Owners probably can consider Cooper as a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 1/5/17 3:40pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 5.

    Huddle Up: Cooper's value obviously goes down with the absence of Derek Carr. He did catch a touchdown last week with Connor Cook at quarterback, however. Still, the Houston Texans have been stellar against the pass this season and Oakland will be on the road in a hostile playoff atmosphere. Temper expectations for Cooper.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 1/5/17 3:46pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 5.

    Huddle Up: As is the case with Cooper, don't expect gaudy numbers from Crabtree with Derek Carr sidelined. Connor Cook was OK in his first NFL action last week, but he's no Carr. Plus, the Houston Texans were one of the best pass defenses in the NFL in 2016, and the Raiders will be away from home. Crabtree is a risky start for those in playoff contests.

  • Connor Cook - QB
    Posted 1/4/17 11:03am ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Connor Cook will be the starting quarterback for the Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans.

    Huddle Up: Cook had a decent outing after filling in for Matt McGloin in Week 17 and finished with 150 yards, one touchdown and one interception during that span. He probably will not be asked to throw a lot against the Texans and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 1/4/17 4:13pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: Cooper has been able to play the last few weeks despite the injury but has been held to under 50 yards in four of the last six games. His value will be hurt by the team's quarterback situation, but he could still be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 1/4/17 4:20pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 4.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree has caught at least five passes in five of the last six games and has two touchdowns during that span. He should continue to be a main part of the passing game, but his value will be affected by the team's quarterback situation. Crabtree can still be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in playoff fantasy leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 1/4/17 8:21pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he will 'demand the ball' against the Houston Texans Saturday, Jan. 7.

    Huddle Up: Cooper was held below 60 yards in seven of his last eight games, and having Connor Cook under center doesn't help his value. However, his big-play ability is undeniable, and Cooper is still worth using as a WR3 given the limited player pool in the playoffs.

  • Derek Carr - QB
    Posted 1/3/17 3:45pm ET

    Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg, finger) suffered a broken finger in Week 12, not just a dislocation as previously believed.

    Huddle Up: Carr's finger isn't as worrisome with the broken fibula he's recovering from now. The fact that he played with a break and dislocations in his finger is a testament to his toughness, though. He's a QB1 candidate again next season, assuming his leg makes a full recovery.

  • Latavius Murray - RB
    Posted 1/2/17 5:43pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray hasn't been receiving enough work, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.

    Huddle Up: The Raiders may be forced to rely on Murray in the wild-card round of the playoffs with Matt McGloin or Connor Cook starting. The Pittsburgh Steelers have been vulnerable against the run this season, too, making Murray a favorable option in fantasy playoff leagues.

  • Michael Crabtree - WR
    Posted 1/1/17 12:51pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Crabtree has been a solid option for fantasy owners this season and should have a solid role in the passing game in Week 17. His value may drop some since Matt McGloin will be the starting quarterback, but he can still be a No. 3 receiver in leagues.

  • Amari Cooper - WR
    Posted 1/1/17 12:33pm ET

    Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Cooper should receive a solid amount of targets during the game, but his value will be affected by the team's quarterback situation. Owners can still consider Cooper a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most leagues but may want to lower expectations.

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