The Raiders activated WR Rod Streater Sunday morning from the non-football injury list, in time for him to take part in Sunday's practice. According to CSN Bay Area, Streater dealt with an undisclosed illness that caused him to lose some weight and require some conditioning work. He returns to WR corps with buzz coming from rookie Amari Cooper and free-agent addition Michael Crabtree this offseason. Even Kenbrell Thompkins has reportedly performed well as the 3rd receiver. Streater has proved to be a solid short to mid-range target in the past, though. We'll see what kind of role he can carve out in the coming weeks.
Raiders insider Scott Bair suggests that WR Michael Crabtree could lose a spot in the starting lineup to WR Rod Streater in training camp. Crabtree's name is bigger than his game at this point. Numerous injuries have sapped his explosion, resulting in a 10.3 yards-per-catch average last season. Bair does call Crab the "clear favorite" to win the battle but adds, "don't sleep on Streater." Limited by a fractured foot to just 3 games last year, Streater is now 100% healthy. And he posted a 60-888-4 line back in 2013. We'll keep an eye on this battle, but neither guy is likely to emerge as more than a spot starter for your fantasy squad.
Raiders WR Rod Streater injured his left leg in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Patriots. He needed a cart to get to the locker room. Streater was questionable on this week's injury report with a hip, so this might be related.
Update: Streater is questionable to return with a foot injury.
With WRs Denarius Moore (hamstring) and Jacoby Ford (foot) both still out, Raiders WR Rod Streater will start against the Lions on Saturday. The rookie has been impressive through 2 exhibition games, hauling in 13 balls for 109 yards. He's clearly ahead of fellow rookie Juron Criner for the 4th spot on the depth chart. And if Moore and Ford's injuries continue to linger, Streater could be a fantasy factor. There's no timetable for either Moore or Ford's return, although the former is reportedly closer. Streater is looking like a viable late-round flier in fantasy drafts.