Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Oakland Raiders Fantasy Football Outlook

2013 was another disgraceful season for the Oakland Raiders.  They tried Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin at QB, only to trade for Matt Schaub this offseason and draft Derek Carr, who has been named the Week 1 starter.  Rashad Jennings led the team in rushing with 733 yards and 6 TDs and is now a member of the New York Football Giants, so they went out and signed Maurice Jones-Drew, which was actually a pretty good signing.  They also added James Jones to lead their group of WRs which feature Rod Streater and Denarius More.  Streater led the team with 100 targets, 60 receptions & 888 yards while Moore led the team with 5 TDs.  Notice how I did not mention Darren McFadden....no one talks about Run DMC anymore.


Derek Carr

Carr completed 66.7% of his 45 pass attempts in the preseason, and was a beast at Fresno State.  Just head to SB Nation to understand hwo good Derek Carr could be.  We did not rank him or Schaub in our QB rankings.

Maurice Jones-Drew

Early in the season MJD will give way to DMC sometimes but if McFadden's history has told us one thing, it is that he is not a reliable RB.  After 8 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, it will be interesting to see MJD in Black and Silver.  Jones-Drew returned from injury last season to rush for 803 yards and 5 TDs behind the awful Jaguars O-Line.  We ranked him 31st in our RB rankings.

James Jones / Rod Streater / Denarius Moore

The last time James Jones was the go to on offense, he caught 14 touchdowns.  Let's not forget that Aaron Rodgers was throwing him the football, but he has big play ability.  But it will be the unstable QB play from Carr/Schaub this season that keeps Jones from being truly valuable.  Steater led the team in targets, receptions and yards, but just twice had 10+ targets and once gained 100+ yards.  Moore is a big play waiting to happen and went 4 straight weeks with a 30+ yard play.  Oddly enough he saw 10+ targets 3 times.  We did not rank any of them in our WR rankings.

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