Raiders Fantasy Football

2022 Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker

It’s time for another update to your Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker. The Raiders picked up their third straight win over the Los Angeles Chargers this past week. This was, once again, due in large part to several great fantasy performances. 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 13 vs Chargers:  250 pass yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 16 fantasy points

Season point total: 190.9 (15.9 ppg)

Analysis

Carr’s average didn’t change as he had what is almost exactly an average day for himself. Despite throwing a pick, Carr still managed to stay in that 15-20 point range. He remains a reliable backup with a high floor and a low ceiling.

Projection

Week 14 vs Rams (projected): 295 pass yds, 2 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 3 rushing yards, 20.1 pts

With the short week, the Raiders will likely not want to rely too heavily upon a hobbled Josh Jacobs. Expect the Raiders to control possession with a lot of high-percentage throws. Carr should sniff around 300 yards this week and throw for a couple of touchdown passes.

Josh Jacobs

Week 13 vs Chargers: 26 carries, 144 rushing yds, 1 rushing touchdown, 2 catches, 2 targets, 6 receiving yards, 21 pts

Season total: 263.4 (22 ppg)

Analysis

The Raiders significantly lowered Jacobs’s workload from Week 12 to Week 13 and he still touched the ball 28 times. He is their bell-cow. Even on a “light” day, he’s going to produce. The fact that the Raiders are getting leads in the four quarter and not blowing them certainly helps. If the Raiders keep winning, expect Jacobs to continue to put up gaudy fantasy totals.

Projection

Week 14 vs Rams (projected): 22 carries, 96 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 3 catches, 3 targets, 28 receiving yds, 21.4 pts

Expect another “light” day for Jacobs given the short week and all of his ailments. Nevertheless, he will still be very productive. Even if he basically limps through this game, you can still expect a minimum of 20 points. ‘RB1’ should be etched in stone next to his name at this point.

Davante Adams

Week 13 vs Chargers: 8 catches, 12 targets, 177 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, 37.7 pts

Season total: 268.5 (22.4 ppg)

Analysis

Adams is an alien. There is no other explanation for how good he is. The Chargers did their best to maul him as much as possible (and got away with it too), but it didn’t matter. On just eight catches, Adams did an insane amount of damage. Elite is becoming almost an understatement of his talents at this point.

Projection

Week 14 vs Rams (projected): 10 catches, 13 targets, 135 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 29.5 pts

With the short week, expect to see simplified game plans from both teams on both sides of the ball. For this reason, the Raiders will likely rely on Adams’ pure talent. He should get fed a ton, even with Jalen Ramsey covering him. Honestly, the fact that the Rams have a guy that they think can run with Adams might work to his advantage. Nobody can cover him one-on-one, and anyone who tries will pay dearly.

Hunter Renfrow

Week 13 vs Chargers: DNP, Injured Reserve; Mack Hollins: 5 catches, 9 targets, 35 receiving yards, 8.5 pts

Season total (Renfrow): 38.2 (6.4 ppg)

Analysis

Hollins had an okay game. He was second on the team in targets but did not do much with those opportunities. The injuries to Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller have allowed Hollins to contribute much more than he was expected to, but the talent just isn’t there for the role that he has right now.

Projection

Week 14 vs Rams (projected): Nothing for Renfrow, Hollins: 4 catches, 6 targets, 62 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 16.2 pts

While you almost certainly won’t see Renfrow for another week yet, this means this should be Hollins’ last hurrah. I think he does get a touchdown this week, mostly because he’s basically the only other option and Adams can’t get multiple scores every week.

Darren Waller

Week 13 vs Chargers: DNP, Injured Reserve; Foster Moreau: 1 catch, 3 targets, 32 receiving yds, 4.2 pts

Season total (Waller): 39.5 (7.9 ppg)

Analysis

Much like Hollins, Moreau simply is not good enough for his current role. He managed one big catch, but he also had a big drop. It is shocking how little he has done with the opportunities that he has had this year.

Projection

Week 14 vs Rams (projected): Nothing for Waller, Moreau: 2 catches, 4 targets, 28 receiving yds, 4.8 pts

This is likely Moreau’s last week as the Raider’s starting tight end. Don’t expect much from him. He just does not get open, and he struggles to make contested catches. You really cannot rely on him at all in fantasy, and he should be dropped with Waller coming back (eventually).

Daniel Carlson

Week 13 vs Chargers: 2/3 FG, 1 <39 yds, 1 >50 yds, 3/3 XP, 10 pts

Season Total: 114 (9.5 ppg)

Analysis

That was Carlson’s third missed field goal in as many games. He appears to be in a bit of a funk right now. Even when he is off, the guy is still good for about 10 points a week. Don’t overreact, he is still a top-five fantasy kicker.

Projection

Week 14 vs Rams (projected): 3/3FG, 2<39yds, 1 40-49 yds, 3/3XP, 13 pts

Don’t expect Carlson to miss a kick four weeks in a row. I think the Raiders will do a better job of getting him into more manageable situations this week. He should have a pretty good game going against a struggling Rams team.

Raiders Fantasy Football: Defense/Special Teams

Week 13 vs Chargers: 5 sacks, 1 FR, 14 PA, 386 YA, 7 pts

Season Total: 37 (3.1 ppg)

Analysis

The Raiders’ defense just played arguably its best game of the season. They harassed Justin Herbert all afternoon. Something appears to have clicked with this unit. The addition of Jerry Tillery seems to have helped a lot, along with the returns of Nate Hobbs and Jayon Brown. Keep an eye on this group.

Projection

Week 14 vs Rams (projected): 3 sacks, 1 INT, 19 PA, 343 YA, 5 pts

If you are really in a pinch, the Raiders could be a low-risk option this week. They still might not record huge numbers, but they will definitely be above their average of three points this week. This could be an especially tantalizing matchup if the Rams decide to start Baker Mayfield. Check for updates on that, but there will probably be better options out there if you wait until Sunday to grab a defense.

*Top Photo: Dylan Buell/Getty Images

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