Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Raiders QB Derek Carr (groin) put in a limited practice on Tuesday and split 1st-team reps with QB Marcus Mariota, HC Jon Gruden said. "We'll see how it goes this week," Gruden added. Carr was expected to be sidelined about 2 weeks with his groin injury, but it looks like Vegas is holding out hope that he'll be able to play vs. Miami on Saturday night. Stay tuned.

Raiders QB Derek Carr is expected to be out 10-14 days with the groin injury he suffered early in Thursday night's loss to the Chargers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. So Carr figures to miss Week 16 and should be considered iffy for Week 17. QB Marcus Mariota was impressive in relief on Thursday, throwing for 226 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT -- and running for 88 yards and another score. Vegas gets a tough Dolphins defense next week, though, which figures to keep Mariota out of QB1 territory in our rankings.

8:12pm EST 12/17/20

Raiders QB Derek Carr suffered a groin injury in the 1st quarter of Thursday night's game vs. the Chargers and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update. QB Marcus Mariota has replaced Carr.

Update: Carr won't return to this game.

Bills WR John Brown (ankle) won't play against the Broncos on Saturday, HC Sean McDermott said. Brown was activated from IR this week and might be ready to return for Week 16. Rookie WR Gabriel Davis will remain an every-down player vs. Denver on Saturday.

The Raiders have ruled out defensive starters S Johnathan Abram (concussion), LB Nicholas Morrow (concussion), DE Clelin Ferrell (shoulder) and CB Damon Arnette (concussion, neck) for Thursday night’s game against the Chargers. That obviously enhances an already favorable matchup for a struggling Chargers offense. We’ll see if Anthony Lynn & Co. allow Justin Herbert’s crew to take advantage

Bills WR John Brown (ankle) has been activated from IR. That makes him eligible to return for Saturday's game against the Broncos, although it's still unclear if he'll be ready. We'll keep an eye on his progress over the next few days.

The Raiders have placed WR Henry Ruggs on the COVID list, which will keep him out of Thursday night's game against the Chargers. That takes speed out of the lineup for Vegas, but Ruggs has yet to top 3 catches in a game this year. The rookie did rank 2nd (slightly) behind Nelson Agholor in snaps among Raiders wideouts in Sunday's loss to the Colts. His absence figures to elevate the role of fellow rookie Bryan Edwards, who operated as the #4 receiver against Indy. Edwards would join Agholor and Hunter Renfrow as the top 3 at the position for an upside matchup with a struggling Chargers defense.

The Raiders could be without DE Clelin Ferrell, LB Nicholas Morrow and S Johnathan Abram when they play the Chargers on Thursday night. Morrow and Abram each left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game with concussions. HC Jon Gruden said Monday they're in the concussion protocol. The short turnaround for Week 15 makes them unlikely to be ready. Ferrell left in the 1st quarter with a left-shoulder injury. Gruden also said it will be "tough" for Ferrell to make it back for Thursday night, according to SB Nation's Bill Williamson. We'll keep an eye on their statuses, but plan to have none of the 3 available for IDP use. Ferrell's absence would likely mean starter-level snaps for Arden Key, after DE Carl Nassib was a healthy scratch the past 2 weeks. Morrow's absence should mean a playing-time boost for disappointing LB Cory Littleton. Dallin Leavitt looks like the fill-in for Abram, with Jeff Heath's concussion having landed him on IR Saturday. The Raiders also might continue to miss starting CB Damon Arnette (concussion).

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) is "dressed out, running around, being active as part of" pregame warmups, according to insider Vincent Bonsignore. So Jacobs was trolling with his social media post? It now looks like Jacobs will play against the Colts, but you can look elsewhere if you want to play it safe.

Despite being active for today's game, Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) posted on Instagram: "Sorry guys I'm not playing today." So it looks like he's active as only an emergency option -- and maybe not even that. Remove Jacobs from fantasy lineups. Vegas will again go with RBs Devontae Booker and Jalen Richard.

Raiders S Johnathan Abram (knee) is active for today's game against the Colts. He arrived questionable but is ready for IDP use.

2:12pm EST 12/13/20

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Colts. He only got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Jacobs is “nearly at full strength.” Consider him a risk/reward RB2.

11:12am EST 12/13/20

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (hip) is active for today’s game against the Giants. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited again on Friday, so expect him to be operating at less than 100% in this one.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (hip) is expected to play against the Giants today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Drake was added to the injury report on Thursday, limited again on Friday and listed as questionable. Don't expect him to be at 100% today, but he remains in the RB2 mix.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) is expected to play against the Colts today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jacobs seemingly made a ton of progress this week after HC Jon Gruden said Monday that he didn't expect Jacobs to play. He only got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but Rapoport hears that Jacobs is "nearly at full strength." The ankle issue still adds some risk, and the matchup is on the tough side. But Jacobs is worth getting back into most fantasy lineups.

The Raiders have ruled S Jeff Heath (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Colts. S Johnathan Abram (knee) is questionable. He managed limited practices all week after missing last Sunday's game. We'll see about his status Sunday.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Colts. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. HC Jon Gruden said early in the week that he didn’t expect Jacobs to play, but it looks like he’s progressed better than expected. Colts-Raiders doesn’t kick off until 4:05 pm ET on Sunday, but we’ll look for an update on Jacobs that morning.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Giants. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited again on Friday. We’ll find out whether Drake is active by noon ET on Sunday. If he’s out, Chase Edmonds would step in as Arizona’s lead back.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. HC Jon Gruden said earlier this week that he didn't expect Jacobs to play vs. the Colts on Sunday -- but it looks like he at least has an outside chance to suit up. We'll update Jacobs' status again tomorrow.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a hip issue. We don't have any other details but should have a better idea of Drake's Week 14 status when the final injury report comes out tomorrow. Chase Edmonds would step in as Arizona's lead back if Drake misses Sunday's game vs. the Giants.

 
 
 

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