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2022 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker

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

2022 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker

Derek Carr

Week 7 vs Texans:  241 pass yards, 1 passing touchdown, 0 interceptions, -3 rushing yards, 13.54 fantasy points

Season point total: 95.6 (15.9 ppg)

Analysis

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.

Projection

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.

Josh Jacobs

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)

Analysis

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.

Projection

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.

Davante Adams

Week 7 vs Texans: 8 catches, 9 targets, 95 receiving yds, 0 receiving touchdowns, 17.5 pts

Season total: 117.9 (19.7 ppg)

Analysis

Adams seemed to be the only one catching passes last week. He did account for more than a third of the team’s total receiving yards. The absence of Darren Waller made him by far Carr’s top option. He continues to be one of the top wide receivers in all of fantasy football.

Projection

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.

Hunter Renfrow

Week 7 vs Texans: 3 catches, 3 targets, 55 receiving yards, 8.5 points

Season total: 31 (7.8 ppg)

Analysis

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.

Projection

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.

Darren Waller

Week 7 vs Texans: DNP

Season total: 39.5 (7.9 ppg)

Analysis

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.

Projection

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.

Daniel Carlson

Week 7 vs Texans: 1/1FG, 1 >50 yds, 5/5XP, 10 pts

Season Total: 72 (12 ppg)

Analysis

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.

Projection

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: 21 (3.5 ppg)

Analysis

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.

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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*Top Photo: Sam Morris/Getty Images

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