Shark Bites

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.

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is out for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He wasn’t able to practice all week coming off the bye. Oakland is down to WRs Hunter Renfrow, the recently acquired Zay Jones, Trevor Davis, Keelan Doss and Marcell Ateman. None is a recommended fantasy play. TE Darren Waller should lead Oakland in targets this weekend.

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.

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) didn't practice on Wednesday. It's a major concern considering Oakland is coming off a bye week. At this point, fantasy owners can't count on having Williams for Sunday's game against the Packers.

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.

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Bears. We’ll see if he can get back after Oakland’s Week 6 bye.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) a "long shot" to play against the Bears today. That's not a surprise after he didn't practice all week. We'll see if Williams is able to return after Oakland's Week 6 bye. TE Darren Waller figures to dominate targets today.

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bears. He didn’t practice all week and might be held out of this one, especially with Oakland getting a Week 6 bye. We’ll get Williams’ official game status by noon ET on Sunday.

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (foot) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. It looks like he's in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Bears in London. It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world for Williams to sit that one out and get healthy. We'll update his status again tomorrow.

Raiders HC Jon Gruden said Wednesday that WR Tyrell Williams is dealing with a foot injury and is questionable for this weekend's game against the Bears in London. Williams played his usual snap rate (93%) last week, so we'd be a bit surprised if he's unable to play on Sunday. We'll track his practice participation over the next few days.

The NFL has suspended Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict for the rest of the season for his headshot on Colts TE Jack Doyle Sunday. Burfict has a history of league suspensions for similar offenses, which explains the unprecedented length of this ban. Burfict has 3 days to appeal it, so we'll see whether it changes. Either way, Tahir Whitehead has been the more reliable Oakland LB for playing time and tackles and should be owned in most IDP leagues of at least moderate depth.

Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict got booted in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Colts for an illegal hit. Given his past with the league on such hits, we should probably expect some sort of suspension to follow here.

Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict (shoulder) and DB Lamarcus Joyner (groin) are active for today's game against the Vikings. Each entered the day questionable but is fine to use as you might have planned in your IDP lineup.

Raiders LB Vontaze Burfict is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury. Burfict put in limited workouts all week. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (hip) isn't listed on the final Week 3 injury report. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but put in a full workout on Friday. Williams is off to a hot start, but the hip issue and a matchup with Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes makes him a shaky WR3 for Week 3.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (hip) isn't listed on the final Week 3 injury report. He put in a full workout on Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. On top of the hip issue, Jacobs said he lost 10 pounds this week with an illness. Throw in a brutal matchup against the Vikings, and the rookie should only be considered a RB3 for Week 3.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs revealed Thursday that he's been sick and has lost 10 pounds. That's in addition to the groin injury that had him limited on Wednesday. While we're still expecting Jacobs to play this weekend, we'll need to keep a close eye on him. And he's not a great fantasy option with the Raiders big 9.5-point underdogs against a stout Vikings run defense.

Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He was able to finish last week's loss to the Chiefs and should be fine for this weekend's tilt with the Vikings. We'll get another update on Williams tomorrow.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice. We've heard nothing to suggest his injury is serious, and the fact that he got on the field today is good news. Jacobs should be available for this weekend's game against the Vikings, but we'll keep an eye on him.

 
 
 

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