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Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Chiefs. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so he should play. Consider the rookie a boom/bust WR3 in what could turn into a shootout in Kansas City.

Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (hamstring) graduated to a full practice on Thursday. He's on track to return for this weekend's game against the Chiefs. The rookie will be a boom/bust WR3 in a game that figures to find Vegas playing catch-up.

Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. It's an upgrade over last week, when he sat out all 3 days. Ruggs has a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Chiefs. We'll continue to track his status.

Raiders LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He should step back into the role Nicholas Morrow has been filling. Kwiatkoski is just a middling IDP option against a Buffalo offense that has gone pass-happy this season, though.

Raiders S Jonathan Abram (shoulder, thumb) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He carries high tackle upside against a pass-heavy Buffalo offense.

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Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring) is officially inactive for today’s game against the Bills. With WR Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle) also out, Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones will serve as Vegas' top 3 WRs. TE Darren Waller is the favorite to lead in targets.

Raiders LB Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral) and S Jonathan Abram (shoulder, thumb) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. Kwiatkoski -- who has been out since straining a pectoral muscle early in the season opener -- graduated to full practice Friday and looks on track to play. Abram put in limited workouts all week, but Raiders Wire reports that Abram "appears likely to play" as well. Both are IDP options if in the lineup. Holding off on Kwiatkoski for another week would be OK, though, as Buffalo has been a negative scoring matchup for fantasy LBs.

Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills. WR Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle) has been ruled out. Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones will serve as Vegas' top 3 WRs this weekend. TE Darren Waller is the team's best target bet.

Raiders LB Nick Kwiatkoski returned for limited practices Wednesday and Thursday, his 1st action since straining a pectoral muscle early in the season opener. DC Paul Guenther indicated there's a chance Kwiatkoski could return for Sunday's game against the Bills, according to News 3 in Las Vegas. If he does, expect Nicholas Morrow to return to a reserve role. Whoever plays at LB for the Raiders this week will face a Buffalo offense whose suddenly pass-happy approach has meant fewer points for opponent LBs through the 1st 3 weeks.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Raiders WR Henry Ruggs is "a long shot" to play Sunday against the Bills. He's dealing with the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Week 3. That would leave Vegas without both rookie wideouts, as Bryan Edwards is also expected to sit. Those injuries certainly boost the upside for the Bills' defense in fantasy, while lowering the ceiling for Raiders QB Derek Carr. WR Hunter Renfrow should be in for nice target volume in a matchup that has proved favorable to slot WRs.

Raiders WR Bryan Edwards will miss at least Sunday's game against the Bills with his sprained ankle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's "considered week-to-week" otherwise so could miss further time. We'll see about Edwards' status on the other side of Week 4. He's not worth clinging to in most redraft leagues, though.

Raiders WR Bryan Edwards suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Vegas was already without WR Henry Ruggs (hamstring) in that one. HC Jon Gruden said Monday that he's "concerned" about both guys. We'll need to track their practice participation this week. Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones are the Raiders' healthy WRs right now.

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Raiders TE Darren Waller (knee) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but we haven’t heard anything about him being limited today. Waller remains a strong target bet.

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Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (hip) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but we’ve heard nothing about him being limited today. Use Jacobs as you normally would.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (hip) and TE Darren Waller (knee) are expected to play against the Patriots today. Both guys only practiced on Friday, but we never sensed much concern about their statuses. Use Jacobs and Waller as you normally would in Week 3 lineups.

Raiders TE Darren Waller (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Patriots. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but we've heard nothing to suggest that he's in danger of missing this one. Keep Waller penciled into fantasy lineups for now, and check back on Sunday at noon ET to make sure he’s active.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (hip) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Patriots. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, but we haven’t heard any concern about his status. Keep Jacobs penciled into fantasy lineups for now, and check back on Sunday at noon ET to make sure he’s active.

Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. He’s been battling the knee since Week 1; the hamstring issue is new. Ruggs’ absence will free up some extra targets for Darren Waller, Bryan Edwards, Hunter Renfrow and Nelson Agholor.

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (hip) and TE Darren Waller (knee) missed practice again on Thursday. We still haven't heard anything on their supposed injuries and still wonder if Vegas is just taking it easy on their offensive centerpieces on the short week. But Jacobs and Waller's Week 3 statuses can no longer be taken for granted. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Raiders TE Darren Waller (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. Like with RB Josh Jacobs, we're guessing that this is just a day off for Waller after a busy outing on Monday night. We'll update his status again tomorrow.

 
 
 

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