|11/26/2014||Raiders , DST OAK||Larry Donnell, TE NYG|
Browns , DST CLE
|11/26/2014||Cardinals , DST ARI||Raiders , DST OAK|
|11/14/2014||Andre Roberts, WR WAS|
Bears , DST CHI
Phil Dawson, K SF
Crockett Gillmore, TE BAL
Pierre Thomas, RB NO
|Dan Bailey, K DAL|
Jets , DST NYJ
Raiders , DST OAK
Antone Smith, RB ATL
Eddie Royal, WR SD
Rank Among Leaders
Improvements still not enough for Raiders' D
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(11/17/14) The Raiders defense held their own in Week 11, but couldn't come up with enough big plays to come away with the upset in a 13-6 loss to the Chargers.
The Raiders held an explosive Chargers offense to just 300 yards in the game, including only 180 through the air on 34 attempts by Philip Rivers. However, though they knocked him around a few times, the Raiders came away from the game with just two sacks and no turnovers in the loss.
The Raiders have not posted a double-figure Fantasy scoring game since Week 1, though Week 11 was their best since they recorded 8 points in Week 3. They take on the Chiefs in Week 12.
Blocked punt not enough to save Raiders
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(11/3/14) The Raiders didn't have a stellar defensive showing Week 9 at Seattle, but they limited a team to fewer than 330 yards for the second straight game, giving up 326. The Seahawks scored 30 points, though.
The Raiders did have a big play in the third quarter, when Brice Butler recovered a punt blocked by Denico Autry in the end zone for a touchdown. It was the first touchdown for the Raiders DST this season.
The Raiders also had a sack in the game, giving them a grand total of eight all season. Clearly, their DST is nothing to write home about in Fantasy. It will be hopelessly overmatched Week 10 against Denver.
Raiders can't turn around defensive troubles
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/27/14) The Raiders DST's struggles continued in Week 8, a 23-13 loss to the Browns.
The Browns manage just 306 yards of total offense, but took advantage of a number of short fields to score on five drives. The Raiders mostly avoided allowing big plays, but also couldn't come up with any of their own, coming away from the game with just one sack and no turnovers forced.
The Raiders have failed to reach double digits in Fantasy scoring since Week 1, and they probably won't reverse that trend in Week 9 with the Seahawks on the schedule.
Raiders CB D.J. Hayden could be activated before Sunday's game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/24/14) Raiders coach Tony Sparano told reporters Friday that D.J. Hayden is "good to go," but would not commit to whether the cornerback will be activated off the Physically Unable to Perform List in time for Week 8 against the Browns, ESPN reports. The team is expected to place Usama Young and LaMarr Woodley on the season-ending injured reserve list, which would open a spot for Hayden.
The Raiders have 12 days remaining to activate Hayden, or else he lands on the injured reserve list.
Report: Raiders safety Usama Young suffers torn ACL, MCL
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/20/14) Raiders safety Usama Young is out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL and MCL Sunday against the Cardinals, a source told ESPN. Young has totaled 23 tackles (21 solo), two pass defenses and one sack through six games.
|The Raiders DST had more Fantasy points in a standard league than the Bears, Jets and Texans in 2013, which most years would be a great thing. But last year, it only put the Raiders at No. 25, which said more about the failures of those other teams than the Raiders having success. Oakland was second-worst in the NFL with just nine interceptions, and the Raiders had just 39 sacks, 13 rumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns. The Raiders tried to upgrade their pass rush with the additions of rookie Khalil Mack, LaMarr Woodley, Justin Tuck and Antonio Smith, but they also lost Lamarr Houston to Chicago. Charles Woodson is back as a free agent, and we hope to see Tyvon Branch (ankle) back at 100 percent, which would allow the Raiders DST make more plays this season. That said, they have to prove themselves first before Fantasy owners can trust them. Ignore them in all leagues on Draft Day and just add them off waivers if they start out the season playing well.
(Updated 5/30/14) |