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Tre Tucker In Line For a Bigger Role

By Kevin English | Updated on Fri, 05 Jul 2024, 3:45 PM EDT
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The Raiders expect WR Tre Tucker to "take a big leap as their starting slot," per The Athletic's Tashan Reed. A third-round pick in 2023, Tucker managed just 19 catches, 331 yards, and 2 TDs as a rookie. At 5'9 and 185 pounds, Tucker brings exciting speed (4.40 forty time; 1.48 ten-yard split). This offseason, the Raiders added Brock Bowers to an offense that already includes Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers. Bowers is expected to see a good chunk of his snaps out of the slot.

What They're Saying

“Tre Tucker is a different dude,” HC Antonio Pierce said at OTAs. “He looks different, acts different, runs different, catches the ball different. Don’t look at the size; don’t mention that. Watch him play. He’s the biggest guy out there. He had a hell of an offseason: came back right after the offseason program, the Super Bowl, and got in here and started working and was here every day.”

2024 Fantasy Football Impact

Tucker’s poised to beat his rookie-year snap share (31.9%). But can he enter the fantasy radar in Vegas?

That’s a tough argument to make – especially if Adams, Meyers, and Bowers stay healthy.

Last year, Raiders QBs combined for only 32.4 passes per game alongside fill-in HC Antonio Pierce. His offseason quotes have only further solidified a commitment to the run. Plus, a QB room of Gardner Minshew and Aidan O'Connell remains shaky.

Just note: If you’re in a league that counts return yards, Tucker should gain value. Vegas’ 2023 return man – DeAndre Carter – departed in free agency. He handled 97.2% of the total returns.

In college, Tucker totaled 67 kick returns at a 24.9-yard average -- plus 2 scores.

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Kevin English, Senior Analyst
Kevin brings 15 years of experience as a fantasy analyst and mid-stakes competitor across various formats (redraft, best ball, dynasty, DFS). His work has been featured on The Mercury News, Rotoworld, and FantasyPros.
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