After a brief bye week hiatus, we are back at it again with another update to your Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker. We will talk about fantasy performances from the Week 5 game against the Kansas City Chiefs and make projections for this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
All Raiders fantasy football stats from previous games will come fromÂ ESPNÂ and all points will be based on standard PPR formats.
2022 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker
Week 5 vs Chiefs:Â 241 pass yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 3 rushing yards, 17.94 fantasy points
Season point total: 82.06 (16.4 ppg)
Carr got back to his normal stat line on Monday night. It is ridiculous how consistent his numbers are. Unfortunately, the rushing increase from Denver seems like a fluke. Carr had multiple opportunities to take off and opted to dump it off to a check-down guy at the last second. Carr is always a decent QB2.
Week 7 vs Texans (projected): 283 pass yds, 2 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 9 rushing yds, 20.22 pts
Playing an inferior opponent such as the Texans should mean big fantasy numbers. This doesn’t apply to Carr. His stats are impervious to matchups. If there is any matchup boost, maybe it puts him at the high end of that 15-20 point range that he lives in.
Week 5 vs Chiefs: 21 carries, 154 rushing yds, 1 rushing touchdown, 5 catches, 5 targets, 39 receiving yds, 30.3 pts
Season total: 96.9 (19.4 ppg)
That Denver game doesn’t seem nearly as fluky right now. Jacobs wants to again get a high volume of carries as well as a fair amount of receiving work. It seems like Josh McDaniels is abandoning the “running back by committee” approach in favor of the “run your running back with an expiring contract into the ground” approach. As long as that continues, Jacobs, all of a sudden, is an RB1.
Week 7 vs Texans (projected): 23 carries, 104 rushing yds, 1 rushing touchdown, 3 catches, 3 targets, 19 receiving yds, 21.3 pts
Expect Jacobs to continue his dominance. Assuming the Raiders get a lead, he might get a few extra carries. Unfortunately, he can’t break off huge runs every game. Expect him to still have a great game, but the numbers will come back down to Earth just a tad.
Week 5 vs Chiefs: 3 catches, 7 targets, 124 receiving yds, 2 receiving touchdowns, 27.4 pts
Season total: 100.4 (20.1 ppg)
Week 7 vs Texans (projected): 7 catches, 14 targets, 113 receiving yds, 1 receiving touchdown, 23.3 pts
Despite an inconsistent volume of catches, Adams has maintained his WR1 status by scoring on a regular basis. This should continue this week against a suspect Texans defense. Adams could also benefit from an ailing Darren Waller. If Waller is unable to go, or is limited, Adams will have very little competition for red zone targets.
Week 5 vs Chiefs: 4 catches, 4 targets, 25 receiving yards, 6.5 points
Season total: 22.5 (7.5 ppg)
Renfrow had a very ho-hum return from injury. From a fantasy perspective, it was promising to see him nab all four of his targets. Unfortunately, he was unable to make much happen after the catch. He was never going to have a big night, so it was nice to just see him get some catches and make it through healthy heading into the bye week.
Week 7 vs Texans (projected): 6 catches, 8 targets, 56 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 17.6 pts
Renfrow was probably the biggest beneficiary of the Raiders’ bye week. Not only does he get another week to recover from his concussion, but he also gets an extra week to ingrain himself in an offense that is slowly finding its groove. If Waller is not a full go, Renfrow could even see some extra red zone targets. There is plenty of reason to be hopeful.
Week 5 vs Chiefs: Left game early (hamstring), no fantasy production
Season total:Â 39.5 (7.9 ppg)
Waller came out of the game after just a couple of plays with a hamstring injury. From a fantasy perspective this is the worst-case scenario because you are stuck with a zero in your starting lineup. Luckily, the injury is not expected to be serious.
Week 7 vs Texans (projected): 1 catch, 2 targets, 8 receiving yds, 1.8 pts
Waller did not practice at all on Wednesday and Thursday. The odds of him playing at all this week are 50/50 at best. If he does play, it will likely be in a very limited capacity. Backup tight end Foster Moreau, who is also recovering from an injury (knee), was limited on Wednesday. He is a lot more likely to be ready to go on Sunday. Assuming he is, the Raiders maybe more inclined to play it safe and rest Waller. In that case, Moreau would be a solid streaming option.
Week 5 vs Chiefs: 3/3 FG, 1 40-49 yds, 2 >50 yds, 2/2XP, 16 pts
Season Total: 62 (12.4 ppg)
This is getting ridiculous. Carlson is automatic from long range. His Week 5 performance bumped his average to over 12 points per game. That places him fourth among all Raiders. Even crazier, Carlson’s 62 total fantasy points has him tied with Tampa Bay’s Ryan Succop for first among all kickers, despite playing one less game.
Week 7 vs Texans (projected): 3/3 FG, 1 <39 yds, 2 40-49 yds, 3/3XP, 14 pts
It’s not too crazy to think that the Raiders could put up 30 against Houston. Hopefully, they make the kicks a little easier for him and keep them under 50 yards for once. Even without the long ones, Carlson could still outscore his lofty average.
Las Vegas Raiders Defense/Special Teams
Week 5 vs Chiefs: 3 sacks, 30 PA, 368 YA, 1 pt.
Season Total:Â 14 (3.5 ppg)
The projection for this game was almost spot on. An extra sack allowed the Raiders’ defense to exceed it and come out positive, with one point. Honestly, it was a respectable performance given the opponent.
Week 7 vs Texans (projected): 4 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 23 PA, 303 YA, 6 pts
Given the bye week and the lackluster opponent, the Raiders might have something here. Nate Hobbs’ being out doesn’t help either. The fact that getting six points against Houston feels iffy should tell you all that you need to know. The Raiders are worth a look only if you are in total desperation.
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