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2022 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker

We are back at it again with another weekly update to your Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker. We will talk about last week’s game against the Tennessee Titans and make predictions about this week’s game against the Denver Broncos.

Stats from previous games will come from ESPN and all points will be based on standard PPR formats.

2022 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker

Derek Carr

Last week vs Titans:  303 pass yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 1 sack for -7 yards, 17 rushing yards, 19.82 fantasy points

Season point total: 52.6 (17.5 ppg)

Analysis

Carr put up yet another typical fantasy performance this past week. He is ridiculously consistent in fantasy, making him a terrific backup. However, the low ceiling keeps him from being anything else. One thing from the Tennessee game that was promising was that he finally cracked 300 yards passing. He should have had his first three touchdown (or more) game of the season. Unfortunately, Darren Waller was determined to keep that from happening.

Projection

Week 4 vs Broncos (projected): 294 pass yds, 2 passing touchdowns, 11 rushing yds, 3 sacks for -12 yds, 19.66 pts

The Denver defense is formidable. Regardless Carr’s numbers are steady as a rock. Expect him to once again sniff around 300 yards passing and throw for two scores. Any rushing yards will be negated by sacks. He may or may not throw a pick. We will go with the latter this week.

Josh Jacobs

Last week vs Titans: 13 carries, 66 rushing yds, 5 catches, 5 targets, 31 receiving yds, 14.7 pts

Season total: 32.1 (10.7 ppg)

Analysis

Despite being a long shot to play, Jacobs did show up and played great. Unfortunately, his numbers were hindered by the game situation. The Raiders found themselves down by two touchdowns heading into the second half. Jacobs continues to have his fantasy numbers affected by forces beyond his control. The promising thing is that he is running well and is becoming more involved in the passing game.

Projection

Week 4 vs Broncos (projected): 18 carries, 96 rushing yds, 1 rushing touchdown, 2 catches, 3 targets, 13 receiving yds, 18.9 pts

Look for the Raiders to continue to try to get the run game going. This could be the game where Jacobs finally finds the endzone. If that happens, it could be his best game yet. Regardless, he is still firmly an RB2.

Davante Adams

Last week vs Titans: 5 catches, 10 targets, 36 receiving yds, 1 receiving touchdown, 1 carry, -4 rushing yds, 14.2 pts

Season total: 53.5 (17.8 ppg)

Analysis

It was another rough outing for Adams. Just like in Week 2, it was only salvaged by a touchdown catch. Adams’ target share showed promise though. These last two weeks feel like the floor for Adams, and it’s still double digits. Things will get better.

Projection

Week 4 vs Broncos (projected): 7 catches, 11 targets, 95 receiving yds, 1 receiving touchdown, 22.5 pts

Despite two consecutive disappointing games, the expectations for Adams remain high. He is just too talented for this to continue. Even against a solid Broncos defense, expect Adams to bounce back. He remains locked in as a WR1.

Hunter Renfrow

Last week vs Titans: Did not play (concussion)

Season total: 16.0 (8.0 ppg)

Analysis

Renfrow’s absence allowed Mack Hollins to build off momentum from week two. Keelan Cole saw more action as well. While Cole’s production is still negligible in terms of fantasy, Hollins’ is not. After putting up nearly 30 points last week. He is officially on the fantasy radar.

Projection

Week 4 vs Broncos (projected): Unlikely to play

Given Thursday’s injury report, Renfrow (concussion) won’t play this week either. Concussions are one of those injuries that you typically want to be careful with in fantasy. The teams are usually cautious with the player, likely lowering volume stats if they do play at all. With him out, Hollins would figure to be a solid WR3.

Darren Waller

Last week vs Cardinals: 3 catches, 5 targets, 22 receiving yds, 0 receiving touchdowns, 5.2 pts

Season total: 24.1 (11.4 ppg)

Analysis

I think it is safe to say that was the worst game Darren Waller has played in quite some time. The man dropped three touchdown passes. Yes, he did have three drops despite catching three of his five targets. One of his drops was actually targeted for Davante Adams. That is the most frustrating part is that it could have been a fantastic game. If he hauled in all of the passes that he dropped, it probably would have resulted in a 30 burger. Nevertheless, it is not time to bail on Waller. The fact that the Raiders continued to target him, even after the third drop, tells us that he is going to continue to be a key part of the offense, especially near the goal line.

Projection

Week 4 vs Broncos (projected): 7 catches, 8 targets, 62 receiving yds, 1 receiving touchdown, 19.2 pts

Expect Waller to be playing with a chip on his shoulder after last week. He should be back to his usual TE1 self. The absence of Renfrow should leave him and Adams as the only true ‘star’ pass catchers out there.

Daniel Carlson

Last week vs Titans: 3/3 FG, 3<39 yds, 1/1XP, 10 pts

Season Total: 32.0 (10.7 ppg)

Analysis

Carlson was perfect again. However, it was an easy day with a bunch of short kicks. The Raiders appeared to have a chance to attempt a long kick at one point, but Josh McDaniels opted to punt instead. Nevertheless, Carlson is one of just six kickers averaging double-digit points.

Projection

Week 4 vs Broncos (projected): 2/2 FG, 1 <39 yds, 1 >50 yds, 3/3 XP, 11 pts

Assuming this ends up finally being the week that the Raiders’ offense starts finishing drives, Carlson might only get a couple of field goal opportunities. Regardless, 10 points is still his floor.

Las Vegas Raiders Defense/Special Teams

Last week vs Titans: 1 sack, 1 INT, 24 PA, 361 YA, 2 pts

Season Total: 1.0 (0.3 ppg)

Analysis

After yet another mediocre fantasy performance, the Raiders defense finally has a positive point total for the season. Nabbing an interception two weeks in a row is promising, but they need to start getting multiple sacks a game to even begin to be considered a realistic option.

Projection

Week 4 vs Broncos (projected): 2 sacks, 20 PA, 330 YA, 2 pts

Even against a borderline-hapless Denver offense, you should continue to treat the Las Vegas Raiders defense like the plague. The injury report is not doing them any favors either.

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