Oakland Raiders

Season W/L ATS O/U Pass Yds Rush Yds Pass% Run% 3rd D
2016-17 12-4 10-6 11-5 4,120 1,881 58.59% 41.41% 38%
2015-16 7-9 8-8 8-6-2 3,879 1,457 63.33% 36.67% 39%
2014-15 3-13 8-8 10-6 3,275 1,240 66.10% 33.90% 34%
2013-14 4-12 8-8 7-9 3,336 2,004 56.34% 43.66% 35%
2012-13 4-12 5-11 6-10 4,084 1,420 63.57% 36.43% 34%

Season Outlook

Oakland went all out on offense this offseason by convincing bruising RB Marshawn Lynch to come out of retirement to join forces with QB Derek Carr and the Raiders promising youthful offense. Don't expect the signing of Lynch to take looks away from WR Amari Cooper though, one of the best young NFL receivers in the game. He tallied 1,143 receiving yards and five touchdowns. He's an elite talent and will be for years to come, so drafting Cooper early is a must if you want him on your team. Michael Crabtree was a healthy source of touchdowns last season, registering a team-best eight scores with 1,003 receiving yards. He also saw 145 targets and will continue to see the majority of Carr's red-zone looks. The Raiders also addressed the TE position, adding pass catching TE Jared Cook. Cook did most of his damage for the Packers during Green Bay's three playoff games last season. He caught 18 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns. He will be welcomed with open arms by head coach Jack Del Rio and first-year offensive coordinator Todd Downing, who has been key to grooming Carr into a pro bowl quarterback. He inherits an offense loaded with exciting young talent and Downing will rely on Cook to run plenty of post routes and work through the middle of the field to keep the Raiders' spread offense flowing. Lynch coming home was a nice offseason story, but fantasy owners should remember he is 31 years old with plenty of mileage on his legs already. Relying on him as a starting RB is risky, so drafting Lynch as a backup RB or FLEX option would be ideal. Either way, it's tough not to be excited about the Raiders' fantasy prospects this upcoming season.

Player Outlooks & Draft Analysis

Quarterbacks

AJ McCarron

McCarron probably garners some starts for Bills, but the weapons around him are awful so the upside is limited. Heading into camp it's a three way battle between Peterman, McCarron, and heir-apparent Josh Allen.

Derek Carr

There are a lot of questions in Oakland, but last season was arguably worse than even Carr's rookie campaign so conventional wisdom would be that things have to improve in 2018. The good news for those targeting Carr in 2018 is that after biting so many owners last season, he's pretty regularly falling into the high teens among quarterbacks going off the board in standard and PPR league drafts. It's not without risk, but if even some of the pieces Gruden has put in place manage to work out, it's a draft value he could annihilate.

Player Updates

Injury Update Amari Cooper, WR - Amari Cooper (ankle) ruled out versus Dallas
15 Dec 2017 - 4:12pm

Amari Cooper (ankle) is out for Week 15 against the Cowboys. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Amari Cooper, WR - Amari Cooper (ankle) expected to miss Week 15
14 Dec 2017 - 3:50pm

Amari Cooper (ankle) is expected to miss Week 15. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Amari Cooper, WR - Report: Amari Cooper (ankle) doubtful vs. KC
8 Dec 2017 - 12:07pm

ESPN's Dan Graziano reports Amari Cooper (ankle) is not expected to play Week 14 against the Chiefs. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Amari Cooper, WR - Cooper (concussion) likely out for Week 13
29 Nov 2017 - 7:08pm

Amari Cooper (ankle, concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday. - From Rotoworld.

Player Update Michael Crabtree, WR - Crabtree's suspension reduced to one game
28 Nov 2017 - 9:35pm

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Michael Crabtree's suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness violations has been reduced from two games to one. - From Rotoworld.

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