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
Week 13 vs Chargers:Â 250 pass yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 interception, 16 fantasy points
Season point total: 190.9 (15.9 ppg)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Week 13 vs Chargers: 8 catches, 12 targets, 177 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, 37.7 pts
Season total:Â 268.5 (22.4 ppg)
Week 14 vs Rams (projected): 10 catches, 13 targets, 135 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 29.5 pts
Week 13 vs Chargers: DNP, Injured Reserve; Mack Hollins: 5 catches, 9 targets, 35 receiving yards, 8.5 pts
Season total (Renfrow):Â 38.2 (6.4 ppg)
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.
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.
Week 13 vs Chargers: DNP, Injured Reserve; Foster Moreau: 1 catch, 3 targets, 32 receiving yds, 4.2 pts
Season total (Waller):Â 39.5 (7.9 ppg)
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.
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).
Week 13 vs Chargers: 2/3 FG, 1 <39 yds, 1 >50 yds, 3/3 XP, 10 pts
Season Total:Â 114 (9.5 ppg)
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.
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:Â 37 (3.1 ppg)
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.
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.
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