Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 11/6/17 5:16am ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch had 14 carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 5. He also caught two balls for six yards.
Huddle Up: This was Lynch's best fantasy performance of the season, and he needed it after coming off a one-game suspension and disappointing performances. Lynch is a very skeptical RB2 because if he doesn't reach the end zone, he's not very useful in fantasy.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 11/6/17 5:38am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper had four catches for 58 yards against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: Aside from the insane 11-210-2 day on 19 targets three weeks ago, Cooper has been brutal in fantasy. He's clinging to WR3 viability.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 11/6/17 5:36am ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook had season bests with eight catches for 126 yards Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: He has had three pretty good games in a row, and he's in the low-end TE1 mix moving up.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 11/6/17 5:33am ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr was 21-for-30 for 300 yards, a touchdown and one interception against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: He's throwing for a ton of yardage, but his 13-to-7 touchdown to interception ratio in eight games leaves much to be desired. He's a midrange QB1 for now.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 11/3/17 8:36pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch's won't have a diminished role in the offense when he returns from a one-game suspension to face the Miami Dolphins in Week 9, according to offensive coordinator Todd Downing.
Huddle Up: Lynch hasn't been doing much as the lead back, so even in his regular role, he is no more than a flex play at this point.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 11/1/17 5:38pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was at practice Wednesday, Nov. 1, after skipping the team's walkthrough Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Huddle Up: Lynch should regain his starting job this week but may need to share playing time with DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. He can be a flex option in standard leagues against the Miami Dolphins.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/31/17 12:18pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was not present for the Raiders' walkthrough practice Tuesday, Oct. 31. Head coach Jack Del Rio admitted he expected Lynch to be there following the running back's one-game suspension.
Huddle Up: We would expect Lynch to be back for real practice tomorrow, but you never know with him. Assuming he returns, he's been a relative disappointment on the field anyway. Starting him as a standard RB2 or flex is ideal.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/30/17 2:57pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was activated from the Reserve/Suspended list Monday, Oct. 30. The team also waived RB Elijah Hood.
Huddle Up: Lynch likely will regain his starting role but may have to share playing time with DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. Lynch has rushed for at least 50 yards in only two games this season and should only be considered a flex option at this point.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/29/17 2:51pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper racked up five receptions for 48 yards on 10 targets in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills and he ran once for four yards.
Huddle Up: Cooper was a bit of a bust after his breakout performance last Thursday against the Chiefs, but he has managed at least five receptions in three straight outings. He'll look to keep it going in Week 9 against the Dolphins on Monday Night Football.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 10/29/17 2:50pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook totaled four receptions for 57 yards on five targets in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Cook took a bit of a step back after his big performance last Thursday against Kansas City, but he did manage to rack up two or more receptions for his eighth game in eight tries. He has re-emerged as a dependable low-end TE1 in all fantasy formats heading into Week 9 against the Dolphins on Monday night.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/29/17 2:50pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree posted five receptions for 83 yards on 10 targets in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Crabtree failed to find the end zone for the first time in four games, but he was able to tie a season high in yardage. That's his fourth 80-yard day in seven outings, and he has three or more grabs in six of his seven games. He is a solid WR2 fantasy option in most fantasy formats heading into Week 9 against the Dolphins.
Jalen Richard - RBPosted 10/29/17 2:49pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard rushed five times for 21 yards in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills and he added five catches for 35 yards on seven targets.
Huddle Up: Richard and DeAndre Washington were handling the tailback duties with Marshawn Lynch serving a one-game suspension, so they saw a higher workload than usual. Richard remains more of a WR4 heading into Week 9 in Miami with Lynch back in action.
DeAndre Washington - RBPosted 10/29/17 2:48pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington rushed six times for a team-high 26 yards in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills and he added a team-best eight receptions for 62 yards and a score.
Huddle Up: Washington and Jalen Richard shared the backfield load with Marshawn Lynch suspended, and he really showed off his versatility with his hands out of the backfield. He isn't a bad option in deeper PPR formats going forward, but keep in mind the Lynch will be back in Week 9 at Miami.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/29/17 2:48pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 31 of his 49 pass attempts for 313 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Carr did a pretty decent job against a stout Buffalo defense in windy and cool conditions in Buffalo. He should find the weather and matchup more favorable on Monday night in Miami in Week 9.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/28/17 6:55pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington and RB Jalen Richard are expected to 'share the load' against the Buffalo Bills in Week 8 while RB Marshawn Lynch serves his one-game suspension, according to Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Both Washington and Richard can be considered flex candidates in Week 8. Richard has a little more big-play potential, making him the upside pick between the two.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/28/17 7:07pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree's 23 touchdown catches since 2015 are tied for the third most in the NFL, and his six touchdown catches this year are tied for the league lead.
Huddle Up: Crabtree has caught a touchdown in three straight games heading into a Week 8 matchup with the Buffalo Bills, and he has two touchdowns in two previous meetings with Buffalo. His ability to find the end zone with regularity has him entrenched as a WR2.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/24/17 9:40am ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch lost the appeal on his one-game suspension and will miss Week 8 versus the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Lynch famously came off the sideline to defend quarterback Derek Carr on Thursday Night Football last week against the Kansas City Chiefs and ended up contacting a ref while doing so. He'll be eligible to return Week 9 versus the Miami Dolphins, although he has done little recently to justify a start in fantasy.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/20/17 4:15pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game Friday, Oct. 20, for unsportsmanlike conduct. Lynch was ejected from the team's Week 7 game for contact with an official.
Huddle Up: DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard will probably share work at running back in Week 8 with Lynch out. Washington probably will receive a majority of the carries, while Richard will be used more in the passing game. They will be facing a solid Buffalo Bills defense in Week 8 but could be flex options in fantasy leagues.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/20/17 4:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is appealing his one-game suspension, according to a source. The appeal hearing is expected to occur early next week.
Huddle Up: Owners should check on Lynch's status next week to see if he will be able to play in Week 8. He could be a No. 2 running back or flex option if he plays.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/19/17 6:48pm ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch was ejected against the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday, Oct. 19, after making contact with an official.
Huddle Up: Lynch came off the bench to join an altercation and ended up grabbing and shoving an official. There is a chance he could face further suspension, and if he misses time, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard would likely split carries.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/19/17 9:16pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper caught 11 passes for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns during the team's Week 7 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Cooper's 210 yards far surpassed his total from the first six games combined (146), and the touchdowns were his first since Week 1. It was a monster game from Cooper, who was targeted a whopping 19 times, but it could've been even bigger as he again allowed a couple of catchable balls to slip through his fingers. Still, this is the type of performance fantasy owners have been waiting for from the third-year wideout. It'll be hard to keep him out of your lineup in Week 8.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/19/17 9:11pm ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 29 of 52 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Oct. 19. Carr added a 15-yard run and did not turn the ball over.
Huddle Up: Completion percentage aside this was easily the biggest game of the year for Carr, who'd passed for fewer than 200 yards in each of his previous three games. We'll see if it jump starts the offense going forward. On the health front Carr now has 10 days to further heal up before the team travels to Buffalo.
Jared Cook - TEPosted 10/19/17 9:27pm ET
Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook logged six receptions (on seven targets) for 107 yards Thursday, Oct. 19, against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: As with teammates David Carr and Amari Cooper, Cook enjoyed his best game of the year Thursday night, nearly doubling his previous high for yardage. We saw big games from Cook in Green Bay last year, but never with any consistency. So while Cook can be used in advantageous matchups he's by no means a weekly option at this time.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/19/17 9:38pm ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree had three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football.
Huddle Up: It was a quiet game for Crabtree, who took a back seat to Amari Cooper and Jared Cook, but when the game was on the line the team turned to Crabtree (twice). He now has six touchdowns on the season and has found the end zone in three straight. Despite a quiet yardage night Crabtree has earned WR2 status until further notice.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/17/17 11:08am ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr and the rest of the offense have yet to hit their stride this year. On the season, there have been 42 300-yard passing games, 44 100-yard receiving games and 32 100-yard rushing games by individual players. The Raiders boast zero of those 118 such games.
Huddle Up: The struggles of Amari Cooper have been well documented, but it's somewhat of a surprise that Marshawn Lynch and Michael Crabtree have not reached the 100-yard mark in any game. Carr, Lynch, Crabtree and Cooper remain starting options, of course, but don't expect a big breakout in a tough matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 10/16/17 4:19am ET
Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch carried 13 times for 63 yards in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, but he gained no yards receiving and was targeted just twice.
Huddle Up: Lynch's rushing yards were slightly better, but not by much, even against a weaker LA defense. He still ranks as an RB2 heading into next week, but that could be a struggle considering it's the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7.
Derek Carr - QBPosted 10/16/17 4:13am ET
Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 21 of his 30 pass attempts for 171 yards and one touchdown, but he was also picked off twice in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: It won't get much better for Carr, at least not yet. Carr has a Week 7 clash against the Kansas City Chiefs and it is a short week because of Thursday Night Football. Add to that Carr is returning from back spasms, and you might want to stay away until Carr gets his legs back.
Amari Cooper - WRPosted 10/16/17 4:39am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper caught five of six passes for 28 yards in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Cooper only dropped one of his passes, which is an improvement from previous yards. Still, he is a risk to play in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, what with the short week and the Chiefs coming off the loss to Pittsburgh.
Seth Roberts - WRPosted 10/16/17 4:35am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts caught all three of his passes for 35 yards in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: With Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper in the lineup, it has been a struggle sometimes for other receivers to latch on. Roberts has been an inviting alternate target for Derek Carr. He's not worth starting on a regular basis except in deeper formats, but Roberts could go up the chart if either lead wideout is hurt.
Michael Crabtree - WRPosted 10/16/17 4:31am ET
Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree caught six of his 10 targeted passes for 52 yards and scored a touchdown in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Crabtree should be in your lineup for Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Chiefs are coming off a stinging loss to Pittsburgh and it is a short week. Still, if any receiver will find catches and yards against a tough team, Crabtree is the one.
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