It’s time for another update to your Las Vegas Raiders Fantasy Football Tracker. We all got burned last week by the absolute farce that is Thursday Night Football. Amidst all the chaos, even the Raiders’ fantasy studs struggled. We will provide some further analysis as well as some crucial projections for this week as playoffs get under way in most leagues! 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 14 vs Rams:Â 137 pass yards, 0 passing touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 11 rush yards, 2.58 fantasy points
Season point total: 193.48 (14.9 ppg)
Josh McDaniels just flat out took the ball out of Carr’s hands. Once the Raiders jumped out to a lead, they just stopped throwing the ball. McDaniels has to learn to stop throwing out what is working once they get a lead. Until that happens, it is hard to trust Carr
Week 15 vs Patriots (projected): 233 pass yds, 1 passing touchdown, 0 interceptions, 3 rushing yards, 13.62 pts
The Raiders have had plenty time to prepare for a tough New England defense. Nevertheless, it will probably be a pretty ho-hum week for Carr. If you are in the playoffs, he probably is not on your team, nor should he be.
Week 14 vs Rams: 27 carries, 99 rushing yds, 1 rushing touchdown, 2 catches, 2 targets, 15 receiving yards, 19.4 pts
Season total: 282.8 (21.8 ppg)
So much for lightening Jacobs’ load on the short week. The Raiders kept feeding him the ball, even when everyone knew it was coming. If you own, Jacobs, it is nice to know that his volume is rock solid in this offense.
Week 15 vs Patriots (projected): 28 carries, 121 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 2 catches, 3 targets, 19 receiving yds, 22 pts
The Raiders are going to try to shove Josh Jacobs down the Patriots’ throat. How well will that work? Who knows? Regardless, Jacobs is a great back and he will continue to put up good, if not great, numbers. A lot of folks will probably have their playoff matchups hinging on Jacobs’ success.
Week 14 vs Rams: 3 catches, 7 targets, 71 receiving yards, 0 receiving touchdowns, 10.1 pts
Season total:Â 278.6 (21.4 ppg)
Week 15 vs Patriots (projected): 5 catches, 9 targets, 95 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 20.5 pts
Week 14 vs Rams: DNP, Injured Reserve; Mack Hollins: 2 catches, 4 targets, 22 receiving yards, 3 carries, 40 rushing yards, 8.2 pts
Season total (Renfrow):Â 38.2 (6.4 ppg)
Despite being almost irrelevant as a receiver, Hollins made a significant impact in the run game. Still, his production was stifled in the second half as the Raiders offense let off the gas. He needs a ton of volume to have solid fantasy production and he just isn’t getting it.
Week 15 vs Patriots (projected): (probably) Nothing for Renfrow, Hollins: 3 catches, 5 targets, 42 receiving yards, 7.2 pts
Renfrow, along with Darren Waller, has been designated for return from Injured Reserve. As of Saturday, they’ve been activated. At this point it would be a long shot if either of them played this week. For that reason, Hollins should get enough targets to be a respectable WR5. If you are in the playoffs, you probably have several better options.
Week 14 vs Rams: DNP, Injured Reserve; Foster Moreau: 0 catches, 1 target, 0 receiving yds, 0 pts
Season total (Waller):Â 39.5 (7.9 ppg)
Moreau was non-existent last week. He has been so disappointing in this offense. He has had every opportunity to succeed and he has completely squandered them all. Darren Waller can’t come back soon enough.
Week 15 vs Patriots (projected): Nothing for Waller, Moreau: 2 catches, 3 targets, 16 receiving yds, 3.6 pts
Even without Waller being back yet,Â Moreau is still virtually a non-factor in this offense. Even when the play is designed for him to get the ball, he has not been a reliable pass-catcher. Moreau should not be anywhere near a fantasy roster at this point.
Week 14 vs Rams: 3/3 FG, 2 <39 yds, 1 >50 yds, 1/1 XP, 12 pts
Season Total:Â 126 (9.7 ppg)
At least Carlson had a good game last week. He was perfect on the evening for a cool 12 points. He looks ready to go for the fantasy playoffs.
Week 15 vsÂ (projected): 3/3FG, 1<39yds, 2 40-49 yds, 2/2XP, 13 pts
The Raiders will likely have a tough time finishing drives this week against New England. That should leave plenty of work for Carlson. He should see a minimum of three field goal tries, if not more.
Raiders Fantasy Football: Defense/Special Teams
Week 14 vs Rams: 4 sacks, 1 FR, 17 PA, 282 YA, 9 pts
Season Total: 46 (3.5 ppg)
Despite blowing a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Raiders defense had a good game. 9 points is about what you can reasonably hope for out of a fantasy defense. Granted, it was against a pretty poor excuse of an NFL offense.
Week 15 vs Patriots (projected): 3 sacks, 1 INT, 19 PA, 336 YA, 5 pts
The Raiders have another favorable matchup this week with a Patriots offense that is all out of sorts. At the very least, they should be a lock for at least three fantasy points. Still, that’s probably not what you are looking for in a playoff matchup.
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