2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Oakland Raiders
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Raiders are an intriguing team for the coming season. They have a lot of young, explosive talent on both sides of the ball. This team should make strides this year and be around a .500 team. The Raiders might be a few seasons away from a playoff spot, though. They still have some question marks defensively, especially in the secondary, and all the young players could cause for some growing pains along the way. Things are finally looking up for this franchise, though. Their arrow is pointing up.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Running back Latavius Murray found his way into the starting lineup late last season and did enough to show he can be the starter for the Raiders going forward. Heā??ll start from day one in what should be a much better offense. Murray is a three-down back that also catches the ball pretty well. Heā??ll get plenty of touches on a weekly basis, carrying good total yardage potential for the coming season. He is ready to become a top fantasy back and should be a big help to fantasy teams in 2015.
FANTASY DUD
A change of teams is supposed to be a good thing for receiver Michael Crabtree, but we arenā??t so sure. He just doesnā??t look like the same explosive player from earlier in his career. Major injuries seem to have zapped his speed a little, which is a concern. Crabtree hasnā??t shown much in recent seasons, so donā??t expect a sudden turnaround with the Raiders. Heā??ll produce some but donā??t overvalue him come draft day because of a move to the Raiders. He is a ho-hum talent at receiver for fantasy teams.

Team Notes

Feb 06, 09:53 PM Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he has 'no doubt' that QB Derek Carr will be an elite player at the position.
Feb 06, 09:53 PM Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he has 'no doubt' that QB Derek Carr will be an elite player at the position.
Feb 02, 09:03 PM Oakland Raiders DE Mario Edwards Jr. (neck) has a separate issue that his neck injury revealed that could be genetic, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie. There are more tests to come.
Jan 28, 12:53 AM Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper (foot) was nearly shut down in December due to a foot injury. General manager Reggie McKenzie said Wednesday, Dec. 27, that he was impressed how the rookie toughed it out and finished the season.

Fantasy Impact: This explains his slow finish to the season. He has a good chance to be a top-10 fantasy receiver next season.
Jan 25, 08:13 PM Free-agent TE Nick Kasa (Raiders) signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad Monday, Jan. 25.
Jan 19, 08:33 PM Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree was targeted a career high 146 times in 2015, while tying a career high in catches (85) and touchdowns (9). His 922 receiving yards were the second most of his career for a single season.
Jan 18, 02:13 PM Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray gained 1,865 total yards, including over 1,000 rushing yards, and six touchdowns this year in his second season in the NFL. Murray said the 1,000-yard season is exciting, but he knows there's a lot more for him to do.
Jan 04, 12:33 AM Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray rushed 11 times for 31 yards in the Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he added four receptions for 25 yards on six targets.
Jan 04, 12:33 AM Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree posted three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was targeted seven times.
Jan 04, 12:33 AM Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper posted two receptions for 20 yards in the Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was targeted five times.
Jan 04, 12:23 AM Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr completed 21 of his 33 pass attempts for 194 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also ran twice for 12 yards.
Jan 03, 03:23 PM The Oakland Raiders have declared CB Dexter McDonald, TE Gabe Holmes, LB John Lotulelei, OT Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater, CB SaQwan Edwards, S Tevin McDonald inactive for Week 17.
Jan 03, 03:23 PM The Oakland Raiders have declared CB Dexter McDonald, TE Gabe Holmes, LB John Lotulelei, OT Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater, CB SaQwan Edwards, S Tevin McDonald inactive for Week 17.
Jan 03, 03:23 PM The Oakland Raiders have declared CB Dexter McDonald, TE Gabe Holmes, LB John Lotulelei, OT Matt McCants, WR Rod Streater, CB SaQwan Edwards, S Tevin McDonald inactive for Week 17.
Jan 01, 07:23 PM Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (ankle) and CB Neiko Thorpe (neck) are listed as questionable for the Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. DE Khalil Mack (knee) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder) are listed as probable. All four players fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1.
Jan 01, 07:23 PM Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (ankle) and CB Neiko Thorpe (neck) are listed as questionable for the Week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. DE Khalil Mack (knee) and FS Charles Woodson (shoulder) are listed as probable. All four players fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Nate Allen, SS; Michael Crabtree, WR; James Dockery, DB; Roy Helu, RB; Rodney Hudson, C; Curtis Lofton, LB; Christian Ponder, QB; Trent Richardson, RB; Malcolm Smith, LB; Lee Smith, TE; Jā??Marcus Webb, T; Dan Williams, NT. 

Losses:
Tyvon Branch, SS; Vincent Brown, WR; Chimdi Chekwa, DB; Darren McFadden, RB; Denarius Moore, WR; Matt Schaub, QB; Pat Sims, DT; Antonio Smith, DT; Stefan Wisniewski, C; LaMarr Woodley, DE. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  4 Amari CooperWR
 # 2  3 Mario Edwards, Jr.DL
 # 3  4 Clive WalfordTE
 # 4  29 Jon FelicianoOL
 # 5  4 Ben HeeneyLB
 # 5  25 Neiron BallLB
 # 7  1 Anthony MorrisOL
 # 7  4 Andre DeboseWR
 # 7  25 Dexter McDonaldDB
 Undrafted Keenan LambertDB
 Undrafted Michael DyerRB
 Undrafted Gabe HolmesTE

2015 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 4:25PM     Cincinnati
2     Sep 20 4:05PM     Baltimore
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     at Cleveland
4     Oct 4 1:00PM     at Chicago
5     Oct 11 4:25PM     Denver
-- Week 6 Bye --
7     Oct 25 4:05PM     at San Diego
8     Nov 1 4:05PM     New York Jets
9     Nov 8 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
10     Nov 15 4:05PM     Minnesota
11     Nov 22 1:00PM     at Detroit
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     at Tennessee
13     Dec 6 4:05PM     Kansas City
14     Dec 13 4:05PM     at Denver
15     Dec 20 4:05PM     Green Bay
16     Dec 24 8:25PM     San Diego
17     Jan 3 4:25PM     at Kansas City
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