Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Raiders CB Trayvon Mullen (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Chargers. He's a low-level IDP option at best but available if you were planning to use him.

2:11pm EST 11/8/20

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (knee, illness) is active for today’s game against the Chargers. We never heard any concern about his status and expect him to play his usual role in this one.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (knee, illness) is expected to play against the Chargers today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We never heard any concern about Jacobs' status. Keep him locked into fantasy lineups.

Raiders WR Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle) is set to return for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. He’s not a fantasy option but might steal some snaps from WR Nelson Agholor.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (knee, illness) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chargers. He was a full-go on Wednesday, sidelined on Thursday and limited on Friday. The Athletic’s Tashan Reed reports that Jacobs will play on Sunday. Keep him penciled into fantasy lineups for now. We’ll let you know if something changes with his status.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. That should put Chase Edmonds into a feature-back role vs. Football Outsiders’ 32nd-ranked run defense.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs didn't practice on Thursday and is on the injury report with a knee and illness. We're guessing it's the illness that kept Jacobs out after he was a full-go on Wednesday, but his status is worth checking back on tomorrow.

Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury labeled RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) "day to day" on Monday. Drake’s injury "looks more severe probably than it's gonna end up being hopefully," and he's made “good progress," Kingsbury said. He went on to say, though, that Drake is uncertain for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. Plan on Drake missing that one -- and Chase Edmonds serving as the feature back. We'll keep an eye on the situation this week.

The forecast for today's Raiders-Browns game calls for sustained winds of 25-30 mph with gusts around 45 mph. If that holds, it'll be 1 of the windier games in recent memory. It'll definitely impact the deep passing and kicking games. We've scaled back our passing projections for both teams and would avoid both kickers in this game. We could see heavy doses of RBs Josh Jacobs and Kareem Hunt today.

Bills WR John Brown (knee) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. It looks like he’ll be back in his usual role, but consider him just a WR4 against a tough Patriots secondary.

Bills WR John Brown (knee) put in a full practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Patriots. Consider Brown a WR4 against a tough secondary.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake is expected to miss "a few weeks" with a "slight tear of a ligament in his ankle." Arizona is reportedly treating it like a high-ankle sprain. If that's the case, we could see Drake miss 4+ weeks. The Cardinals have a Week 8 bye, but expect RB Chase Edmonds to get starts at least the next 2 weeks vs. the Dolphins and Bills. He figures to be a borderline RB1 for those contests.

X-rays on Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake's ankle came back negative, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Drake is scheduled for an MRI today to determine the extent of his injury. We should have a better idea of how much time he'll miss by the end of the day.

Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake left in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game against the Seahawks with an ankle injury. We'll see about the severity on Monday. Arizona gets a well-timed bye in Week 8.

Bills WR John Brown (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jets. He’ll be replaced by rookie WR Gabriel Davis, who’s posted 4-81 and 5-58 lines in 2 games Brown has missed all or most of this season. Davis is in play as a deep-league and DFS flier vs. a bad Jets secondary.

The Raiders have placed S Johnathan Abram on the COVID list. That doesn't necessarily mean the starting safety will miss Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. But it does mean you should make other plans. We already had Abram well down our Week 7 DB rankings anyway. If Abram can't go, then it looks like S Jeff Heath would step in.

Bills WR John Brown (knee) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He's looking unlikely to play against the Jets this week, turning WR Gabriel Davis into an intriguing deep-league and DFS flier.

According to multiple reports, the Vikings are trading DE Yannick Ngakoue to the Ravens for a 3rd-round pick in 2021 and a conditional 5th-rounder in 2022. Minnesota, of course, just acquired Ngakoue from Jacksonville before the season for a 2nd-round 2021 pick plus the same conditional-level selection. The veteran pass-rusher has produced, delivering 5 sacks in 6 games. Ngakoue will play OLB in Baltimore's 3-4 alignment, but he should retain his DL eligibility in IDP leagues. He figures to take playing time from OLBs Jaylon Ferguson and Tyus Bowser, across from Matt Judon. Minnesota, meanwhile, now counts Ifeadi Odenigbo and Jalyn Holmes as its top 2 DEs -- unless Danielle Hunter is nearing a return from his neck injury. Both teams are on bye this week, so we'll see what else we learn about both situations before their Week 8 contests.

Bills WR John Brown (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He was noticeably hobbled in Monday night's loss to the Chiefs, finishing catch-less on 4 targets. We'll see if Brown suits up for this weekend's game vs. the Jets, but we can't count on him in fantasy lineups until we see that he's back to 100%.

3:10pm EDT 10/19/20

Bills WR John Brown (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs. He was a full-go in Thursday and Friday's practices but limited on Saturday, so it's unclear how close to 100% he is. Consider Brown a risk/reward WR3 tonight.


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