Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Raiders S Erik Harris is questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions because of an illness. Harris missed practice Thursday but returned to a limited Friday workout. We haven't seen any indication he'll sit out but will check his status Sunday afternoon.

The Cardinals have agreed to send a conditional 2020 draft pick to the Dolphins in exchange for RB Kenyan Drake, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Arizona has lost RB David Johnson to an ankle injury and RB Chase Edmonds to a hamstring injury over the past couple of weeks. Both guys seem unlikely to be ready for Thursday night's game against the 49ers. Schefter confirms that Drake "could be in line for significant work" in that one. There's nice short-term opportunity here, so Drake is worth rostering in all fantasy leagues. But he figures to struggle for volume when Johnson and Edmonds get healthy.

3:10pm EDT 10/27/19

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Texans. He suffered this shoulder injury early in last week’s game in Green Bay and returned to tally 124 yards on 21 carries. So we’re expecting the rookie to see his normal workload today.

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake didn't travel with the team to Pittsburgh and will be a healthy scratch for Monday night's game against the Steelers. Miami is trying to protect Drake ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. We'll see where he lands. It'll be Mark Walton as Miami's lead back on Monday night and for the rest of the season.

The forecast for today's Eagles-Bills game calls for a 30% chance of rain with winds of 27-32 mph. Gusts could reach 40 mph. That's more that enough to impact the passing and kicking games. We've just updated our projections for all the players in this game.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is expected to play against the Texans today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie only got in a limited practice on Friday but played -- and played well -- through this shoulder injury last week. He remains a solid RB2 in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Texans after only getting in a limited practice on Friday. The rookie played through this injury last week, though, and HC Jon Gruden said that he expects Jacobs to play. Raiders-Texans is a 4:25 pm ET kickoff, so we’ll look for an update on Jacobs’ status Sunday morning. If he’s unable to play, we’d likely get a committee backfield with DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He played through this shoulder injury last weekend but appears to be at least in some danger of missing Sunday's game against the Texans. His absence would leave Oakland's backfield to DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard. Check back tomorrow for another update on Jacobs' status.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (shoulder) didn't practice on Wednesday. He exited last weekend's game with this injury but was able to return, ultimately racking up 124 yards on 21 carries. HC Jon Gruden labeled his rookie "questionable" for Sunday's game against the Texans, but we're tentatively expecting Jacobs to play. We'll, of course, continue to monitor his status.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs injured his right shoulder at the end of a long run on the 1st drive of Sunday's game against the Packers. He headed back to the locker room with trainers. We'll update Jacobs' status when we learn more.

Update: Jacobs returned on Oakland's next series.

11:10am EDT 10/20/19

Raiders WR Zay Jones is a healthy scratch for today's game against the Packers. He joined the team just a couple of weeks ago, but this is still surprising considering how thin Oakland is at WR with Tyrell Williams out. Hunter Renfrow, Trevor Davis, Keelan Doss and Marcell Ateman will be the team's top 4 WRs today.

Raiders TE Darren Waller (foot) isn’t listed on the final Week 7 injury report. He put in a full practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday. Waller remains a locked-in TE1, especially with WR Tyrell Williams out.

Bills WR John Brown (groin) isn’t listed on the final Week 7 injury report. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but put in a full practice on Friday. Fire up Brown as a WR2 with upside in a great spot at home for Miami.

Bills WR John Brown (groin) was limited again in Thursday's practice. HC Sean McDermott said afterward that Brown is dealing with "a little bit of tightness." It adds some risk to his Week 7 outlook, but Brown is still an upside play in a plus matchup vs. Miami.

Raiders TE Darren Waller (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice. That's a downgrade from his full workout on Wednesday. We haven't heard any concern over his availability for this weekend's game against the Packers, but check back tomorrow for another update.

The Raiders and TE Darren Waller have agreed to a 3-year extension worth about $9 million per season, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Instead of hitting restricted free agency this offseason, Waller is now signed with Oakland through 2023. It's a big commitment to a guy who was signed off the Ravens' practice squad last November. Waller has quickly emerged as a focal point of the Raiders' passing game, leading the team with 42 targets, 37 catches and 359 yards through 5 games.

Bills WR John Brown was limited in Wednesday's practice with a groin issue. It's a bit concerning considering Buffalo is coming off a bye -- plus Brown's lengthy injury history. Check back tomorrow for an update on his status

Titans QB Marcus Mariota was benched in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Denver after tossing his 2nd INT of the afternoon. He completed just 7 of 18 passes for 63 scoreless yards. QB Ryan Tannehill has replaced Mariota.

The Raiders have acquired WR Zay Jones from the Bills in exchange for a 2021 5th-round pick. Jones was a disappointment in Buffalo since being selected 37th overall in the 2017 draft, registering an ugly 46.4% catch rate and 11.5 yards per catch. We'll see if this change of scenery turns things around for him. Jones will find opportunity in Oakland, where the Raiders have very little at WR beyond Tyrell Williams, who's already dealt with a couple of injuries this season. The Bills, meanwhile, will trot out either Duke Williams or Robert Foster in Jones' old outside WR spot. Williams played 78% of the offensive snaps in Week 5 with Foster sidelined with a groin injury. We'll monitor the situations in both Buffalo and Oakland. But we wouldn't bother adding Williams, Foster or Jones to fantasy rosters right now.

The Cardinals are releasing S D.J. Swearinger, according to multiple reports. That's not surprising, as Swearinger has been the main culprit in Arizona's awful coverage against TEs. It's also the 2nd team to dump him in less than a year. Swearinger joined the Cardinals after Washington cut him from a starting position there. We'll see who Arizona plans to insert into the lineup.

 
 
 

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