We’re back at it again with another update to your Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker. We will talk about fantasy performances from the Week 7 game against the Houston Texans and make projections for this week’s game against the New Orleans Saints. All Raiders fantasy football stats from previous gamesÂ will come fromÂ ESPNÂ and all points will be based on standard PPR formats.
2022 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker
Week 7 vs Texans:Â 241 pass yards, 1 passing touchdown, 0 interceptions, -3 rushing yards, 13.54 fantasy points
Season point total: 95.6 (15.9 ppg)
One less touchdown and six less rushing yards were the only difference in Carr’s performance. Josh Jacobs being on a role is limiting his backup value at the moment. Consider him a low-end QB2.
Week 8 vs Saints (projected): 253 pass yds, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 4 rushing yds, 16.52 pts
The Saints have a pretty solid pass defense. Don’t expect too much from Carr this week. Luckily, his numbers are pretty much Teflon. Assuming he does find the endzone twice, he should get close to his typical point total, perhaps a bit lower.
Week 7 vs Texans: 20 carries, 143 rushing yds, 3 rushing touchdown, 3 catches, 4 targets, 12 receiving yds, 36.5 pts
Season total: 133.4 (22.2 ppg)
I was wrong about my projection last week. It looks like Jacobs can, in fact, go for 30 every week. At this point, Jacobs is clearly the focal point of the offense. He’s beginning to make a case as the best running back in all of fantasy football.
Week 8 vs Saints (projected): 24 carries, 122 rushing yds, 2 rushing touchdown, 3 catches, 3 targets, 15 receiving yds, 28.7 pts
The Saints are giving up 123 yards per game on the ground. The way Jacobs is running, he might get that himself. Expect Jacobs to control the bulk of this game. He might not quite get 30 this week, but he’ll sure be close.
Week 7 vs Texans: 8 catches, 9 targets, 95 receiving yds, 0 receiving touchdowns, 17.5 pts
Season total:Â 117.9 (19.7 ppg)
Week 8 vs Saints (projected): 6 catches, 10 targets, 114 receiving yds, 1 receiving touchdown, 23.4 pts
Waller was limited in practice on Wednesday and is still questionable to play Sunday. Even if Waller does play, it will likely be in a limited capacity. Adams should still get the lion’s share of the targets. Also, expect Dennis Allen’s blitz-heavy defense to force Carr to rush deep shots to Adams, and expect them to connect at least once.
Week 7 vs Texans: 3 catches, 3 targets, 55 receiving yards, 8.5 points
Season total: 31 (7.8 ppg)
Renfrow appears to be settling into his role in the offense, and that is not good. He is just like every other slot receiver. Yes, he is still working his way back from injuries. However, at some point, he has to start producing.
Week 8 vs Saints (projected): 4 catches, 4 targets, 28 receiving yards, 0 receiving touchdown, 6.8 pts
The Saints’ defense forces opposing quarterbacks to throw the football too quickly for Renfrow’s convoluted routes to be very effective. That being said, the best way to counter aggressive defenses is with screens. Expect Renfrow to nab a few for a handful of yards. He is probably not worth starting this week.
Week 7 vs Texans:Â DNP
Season total:Â 39.5 (7.9 ppg)
Waller’s absence was supposed to be a boom for Foster Moreau. It was not. He caught three passes for 28 yards and a measly 5.8 fantasy points. So much for the idea that he would be a great starting option.
Week 8 vs Saints (projected): 2 catches, 3 targets, 29 receiving yds, 4.9 pts
Last week, we thought we might see Waller in a limited capacity. It turns out we were probably a week early on that. This week, Waller should go, but don’t expect too much from him. Honestly, with him at least being out there, Moreau might be a better play this week than he was against Houston.
Week 7 vs Texans: 1/1FG, 1 >50 yds, 5/5XP, 10 pts
Season Total: 72 (12 ppg)
Carlson tied his second lowest scoring game of the year against Houston. He still reached double digits. The Raiders shockingly scored five touchdowns last week. This obviously limited Carlson’s field goal opportunities. When he did get his shot, he nailed yet another kick from over 50 yards out.
Week 8 vs Saints (projected): 2/2FG, 1 <39 yds, 1 40-49 yds, 4/4XP, 11 pts
The way Jacobs is running the ball, Carlson might not have to kick as many field goals for a bit. Nevertheless, he won’t miss any of the opportunities he does get, especially playing in a dome this week. 11 points might not be great for Carlson, but it still makes him one of the top kickers in fantasy football.
Las Vegas Raiders Defense/Special Teams
Week 7 vs Texans: 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 touchdown, 20 PA, 404 YA, 6 pts
Season Total: 21Â (3.5 ppg)
The fact that the Raiders defense scored a touchdown, the crown jewel of fantasy defense, and still mustered just six points tells you all you need to know. This group made Davis Mills and Dameon Pierce look like Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith for most of the game. Luckily, Mills remembered who he really was in the fourth quarter. He tossed an easy pick to Duron Harmon, who, as the Raiders’ safety, took it the distance. If not for that play, it would’ve been another game in the negative. Instead, they met their projection.
Week 8 vs Texans (projected): 3 sacks, 1 interception, 27 PA, 395 YA, 4 pts
The Saints have one of the league’s better offenses, so expect a fair number of points and yards allowed. Luckily, the Saints’ offense is also very generous with the football. This is even with Andy Dalton starting over Jameis Winston once again. Dalton has thrown four picks in four starts himself. Look for the Las Vegas Raiders defense to get one and a few sacks. Still not worth starting.
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