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Will Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow Reach 1,000 Yards?

Due to injuries and overall poor play, the Las Vegas Raiders’ offense has nosedived. However, wideout Hunter Renfrow has been a model of consistency. Could he reach the prestigious 1,000-yard milestone?

A Quarterback’s Best Friend

Renfrow has been one of the go-to guys on the Raiders offense since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL draft. Typically deployed out of the slot, he has given quarterback Derek Carr a weapon in that area he hasn’t had in his career. In the first two seasons of his career, Renfrow had stellar stat lines. With 1,261 yards and six touchdowns combined in those seasons, he quickly became a fan favorite among Raiders fans. For casual NFL viewers, however, he likely was not on their radar.

That changed in 2021. Now notorious for his route-running skills, Renfrow has gone viral this season for a route that only he runs. It is not just this route that he runs at a high level either, as he is always in the right spot for the Raiders’ offense. Currently, he has personal bests in yards and receptions with 760 yards on 73 receptions and four touchdowns. Already in the midst of a career year, will he get to 1,000?

He Has A Good Shot

Currently, Hunter Renfrow averages 63.3 yards per game. He only needs 240 yards and is on pace for 317 yards the rest of the way. This would give him 1,077 receiving yards on the season. Of course, this does not leave him with much room for error, as one down game will severely hurt the averages. However, with the state of the Las Vegas offense, Renfrow needs to shoulder the load. While Darren Waller is still banged up and Carr remains hesitant to take chances, look for “13” to get plenty of targets as he makes his mark in the short to intermediate areas of the field.

Another interesting milestone to monitor is if Renfrow can reach 100 receptions. This one will be a little more difficult as he will need 5.4 catches per game in the next five and currently averages six per game. With five games to go, look for Renfrow to achieve both milestones and cement himself as one of the better wideouts in the NFL.

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*Top Photo: Charlie Reidel/Associated Press

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