Raiders Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Analysis for Every Player
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- See our experts' fantasy rankings, projections and analysis for every relevant Oakland Raiders player.
Antonio Brown’s helmet saga. The 80-yard preseason game. It’s been quite the lead-up to the 2019 season for the Raiders.
But what should we expect from Oakland’s offense once the calendar turns to Week 1?
Our analysts rank all their key players by scoring format, project their season-long stat lines and analyze their overall outlooks heading into the season.
Raiders Fantasy Rankings, Projections
Derek Carr, QB
- Pass: 355 comp | 554 att | 64.1 comp% | 3,998 yds | 24 TDs | 11.4 INTs
- Rush: 26 car | 50 yds | 0.6 TDs
Josh Jacobs, RB
- Rush: 229 car | 963 yds | 7.6 TDs
- Rec: 39 catches | 335 yds | 1.7 TDs
Doug Martin, RB
- Rush: 63 car | 255 yds | 1.5 TDs
- Rec: 9 catches | 67 yds | 0.2 TDs
Antonio Brown, WR
- Rec: 90.4 catches | 1144 yds | 8.1 TDs
Tyrell Williams, WR
- Rec: 44.6 catches | 647 yds | 4.1 TDs
Hunter Renfrow, WR
- Rec: 28.3 catches | 348 yds | 2 TDs
Darren Waller, TE
- Rec: 42 catches | 437 yds | 3.3 TDs
Note: Projections as of August 22.
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Raiders Fantasy Outlooks
Chris Raybon breaks down offensive coordinator Greg Olson’s playcalling tendencies to forecast who will benefit most.
- Even if Antonio Brown is not on the field, his target share wouldn’t necessarily go to Tyrell Williams. Williams finished 52nd in separation and is targeted 11.5 yards downfield on average, and Carr was the quickest to throw in the NFL last season at 2.55 seconds, and his 7.1 average depth of target ranked 36th. Carr already isn’t the type to let those routes develop, and without AB there to take defensive attention away, those routes are less likely to be open even if Carr was willing. Instead, targets would likely go redirected to the backs or rookie slot receiver Hunter Renfrow. Jon Gruden seems to be making an effort to get Carr to throw deep more.
- Josh Jacobs was drafted to replace Marshawn Lynch, who saw 15.0 carries and 3.2 targets in six games as the lead back before going on injured reserve. Doug Martin was used similarly as a runner with 14.9 carries, but his 1.9 targets represented a substantial decrease. Jalen Richard mixed in for 5.1 targets and 3.4 carries, and then was likened to Charlie Garner by Gruden this offseason. But general manager Mike Mayock has since publicly sold first-round pick Josh Jacobs as an every-down back, and it appears Gruden will at least give Jacobs a chance in that role. Still, usage resembling Martin’s is a realistic floor possibility for Jacobs.
- Last season marked the beginning of Olson’s second stint coordinating a Derek Carr-quarterbacked offense, and a couple of themes have emerged: (1) out-of-nowhere career years by tight ends (Mychal Rivera, Jared Cook), and (2) a washed-up former Packer as the lead wide receiver (James Jones, Jordy Nelson). History suggests Darren Waller has a good shot at outperforming his ADP. In between Olson’s time with Rivera (TE20) and Cook (TE6), he oversaw TE16 and TE17 finishes for Julius Thomas in Jacksonville.