How to Treat Raiders WR Mack Hollins as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target

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We're only through three weeks of the NFL season, but Raiders wide receiver Mack Hollins has already set a career best in receiving yards (240). The veteran reached that total after going bonkers against the Titans, totaling 158 yards in a 10-reception effort, along with a touchdown.

What does it mean for fantasy owners though? Is Hollins here to stay, or was that effort merely a flash in the pan?

Our experts weigh in below on whether you should go out of your way on the waiver wire this week to roster Hollins.

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Sean Koerner: Mack Hollins should remain on the waiver wire. He is going to be a weekly boom-bust player considering he is seeing massive playing time (93% routes run rate on the season), but will typically be Derek Carr’s No. 4 target most weeks.

Hollins benefited in Week 3 with Hunter Renfrow being out, but he will be impossible to trust when Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow, and Darren Waller are all active.

He will offer high-upside WR4/5 value in the event any one of those three miss time. Not worth it in my opinion.

Samantha Previte: Hollins has been a sneaky start in each of the last two weeks.

In Week 2, he caught 5-of-8 targets for 66 yards and finished as the WR41. He followed that up with eight catches on 10 targets for 158 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 24-22 loss to the Titans.

In contrast, $140 million Davante Adams caught 5-of-10 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown. Hollins has 14 catches on 19 targets for 240 yards and a touchdown on the season, and he leads all Las Vegas receivers (including Adams) in yardage.

It's worth noting Hunter Renfrow missed Week 3 with a concussion, though Hollins is looking like a solid add regardless — especially if the winless Raiders are going to be playing from behind frequently.

Chris Raybon: If you have Hollins on your roster, he’s a sell-high candidate. If not, he’s no better than a WR5. 

While Hollins has been playing over 90% of pass plays, he has seen a target on just 14% of his routes. He took advantage of a perfect storm in Week 3, with both Davante Adams and Darren Waller having down games and Hunter Renfrow (concussion) sidelined.

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