The 49ers on Saturday acquired veteran WR Rod Streater from the Chiefs. The former Raider joins an utterly unexciting crew of pass-catchers that recently lost WR Bruce Ellington for the season. With pedestrian QB Blaine Gabbert, a shorter-range target such as Streater (as opposed to downfield threat Torrey Smith) could carve out an important role before too long. He'll be worth monitoring, though we wouldn't draft him in common redraft formats.
The Raiders activated WR Rod Streater Sunday morning from the non-football injury list, in time for him to take part in Sunday's practice. According to CSN Bay Area, Streater dealt with an undisclosed illness that caused him to lose some weight and require some conditioning work. He returns to WR corps with buzz coming from rookie Amari Cooper and free-agent addition Michael Crabtree this offseason. Even Kenbrell Thompkins has reportedly performed well as the 3rd receiver. Streater has proved to be a solid short to mid-range target in the past, though. We'll see what kind of role he can carve out in the coming weeks.
Raiders insider Scott Bair suggests that WR Michael Crabtree could lose a spot in the starting lineup to WR Rod Streater in training camp. Crabtree's name is bigger than his game at this point. Numerous injuries have sapped his explosion, resulting in a 10.3 yards-per-catch average last season. Bair does call Crab the "clear favorite" to win the battle but adds, "don't sleep on Streater." Limited by a fractured foot to just 3 games last year, Streater is now 100% healthy. And he posted a 60-888-4 line back in 2013. We'll keep an eye on this battle, but neither guy is likely to emerge as more than a spot starter for your fantasy squad.
The Raiders have released WR James Jones. The 31-year-old led the team in targets (111), catches (73) and TDs (6) last year. But he averaged an ugly 9.1 yards per catch. With the additions of WRs Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, Jones would have been no better than 3rd on the 2015 depth chart. His release saves the Raiders $3.4 million against the cap. Rod Streater is the favorite to serve as the #3 WR this season, with Andre Holmes also in the mix.
The Raiders have placed WR Rod Streater (foot) on IR-designated-for-return. He'll be eligible to return for Week 13. Streater isn't worth rostering in any redraft leagues. Oakland will come out of its Week 5 bye with James Jones and Andre Holmes atop the WR depth chart.
Raiders WR Rod Streater's agent says his client will miss 4-5 weeks after undergoing "minor" foot surgery. Considering the source, that's likely the short end of the timetable. Don't be surprised if Streater is out 6-8 weeks. He should be dropped in all fantasy leagues. WR James Jones figures to dominate targets while Streater is out. Denarius Moore and Andre Holmes will be the #2 and #3 WRs.
Raiders WR Rod Streater suffered a broken foot in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. It'll cost him multiple weeks and potentially the rest of the season depending on the location of the break. We should learn more tomorrow, but Streater is droppable in all leagues now. Oakland will move forward with James Jones, Denarius Moore and Andre Holmes as its top 3 WRs.
Raiders WR Rod Streater injured his left leg in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Patriots. He needed a cart to get to the locker room. Streater was questionable on this week's injury report with a hip, so this might be related.
Update: Streater is questionable to return with a foot injury.
Raiders WR Rod Streater (hip) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, and it’s unclear how big a role he’ll play. Streater should be on fantasy benches for Week 3.
Raiders WR Rod Streater (hip) returned to a limited practice on Friday. He’s listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Patriots. We’ll find out Streater’s status by noon ET on Sunday, but he won’t be a recommended fantasy option if he plays.
Raiders WR Andre Holmes is listed as a starter on the team's initial depth chart. These early-August depth charts don't mean much, but Holmes' placement is worth noting nonetheless. The former undrafted free agent goes 6'4, 210 pounds with 4.5 speed. After totaling just 2 catches through his first 2 seasons, Holmes posted a 25-431-1 line last year. He exploded for 136 yards against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and then went for at least 58 yards in 3 of his final 4 games. We'd still bet on WRs Rod Streater and James Jones finishing 1-2 in catches this season, but Holmes is certainly worth tracking over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, WR Denarius Moore is listed on the 3rd-team and is off the fantasy radar for now.
Raiders WR Rod Streater returned to practice on Thursday. Streater suffered a concussion on Sunday, so he ended up missing just a few sessions. The 3rd-year WR could lock down a starting spot with a strong August, but his upside isn’t intriguing in Oakland’s subpar offense. He’s off the redraft radar.
CSN Bay Area reports that Raiders WR Rod Streater suffered a concussion in Sunday's 1st padded practice of training camp. HC Dennis Allen said Streater passed the 1st step of the league's concussion protocol Monday, which suggests that the wideout could return soon. Every bit of practice time obviously helps, with the top 2 QBs on the depth chart both being new to the team. Streater doesn't present much fantasy football intrigue, though, with free agency adding WR James Jones to an already lackluster pass offense.
Raiders insider Paul Gutierrez expects the team to use "more of a committee" at WR this season. Gutierrez mentions James Jones, Denarius Moore and Rod Streater as the top 3 members of that committee. Of course, a committee situation on what projects to be a sub-par passing game doesn't leave room for much fantasy upside. Jones, Moore and Streater all sit outside the top 50 in our WR Rankings.
Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor and WR Rod Streater already have a "strong connection," according to insider Vic Tafur. The duo worked out together this offseason. And Streater is the type of possession receiver that a young QB like Pryor needs. We've been saying all offseason that Streater could lead the team in catches, and that hasn't changed with Pryor under center. Still, Streater is no more than a bye-week option in PPR leagues until the Raiders' passing game shows signs of life.
Raiders WR Rod Streater has been medically cleared from his concussion. He's locked-in as a starting WR on what's looked like a dysfunctional passing game this preseason. Streater is just a bench stash in PPR leagues.
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