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

Aug 31, 08:22 AM Oakland Raiders OT Menelik Watson (Achilles') said on Twitter that he is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles.
Aug 31, 12:02 AM Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper had four catches for 62 yards in a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Aug. 30.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper looks outstanding right now. He is going to be a star in this league.
Aug 29, 01:42 PM Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater is expected to be the Raiders' No. 3 wide receiver if he stays healthy.
Aug 29, 01:32 PM Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson may be on the bubble for the final roster, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Williamson said Michael Dyer could overtake Richardson.
Aug 27, 07:42 PM Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (illness) is making progress physically and mentally after recovering from an illness and being activated from the Non-Football Injury list.
Aug 27, 07:32 PM Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has been working on his hands in order to improve as a receiver and make himself an all-around player.
Aug 26, 07:13 PM Oakland Raiders LB Sio Moore (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26. Moore missed the majority of training camp while recovering from hip surgery.
Aug 26, 07:03 PM Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Aug 26, 03:23 PM Oakland Raiders RB Roy Helu (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Aug 26, 12:43 AM The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent SS Taylor Mays (Bengals) Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Aug 19, 03:03 PM Oakland Raiders WR Andre Holmes (hand) suffered a fractured hand during practice Sunday, Aug. 16, and is expected to be sidelined for three to four weeks, according to sources.
Aug 18, 08:53 PM Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson has been getting more repetitions than RB Taiwan Jones as the team's kickoff returner.
Aug 18, 05:43 PM Free-agent WR Devon Wylie (Rams) signed with the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Aug 17, 12:12 AM Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford had two catches for 28 yards, including a 22-yard reception, in a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams Friday, Aug. 14.
Aug 16, 02:42 PM Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (undisclosed) was activated from the Non-Football Injury list Sunday, Aug. 16.
Aug 15, 02:42 PM Oakland Raiders TE Mychal Rivera served as the starting tight end Friday, Aug. 14, ahead of Clive Walford and Lee Smith.

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  35 Mario Edwards, Jr.DL
 # 3  4 Clive WalfordTE
 # 4  29 Jon FelicianoOL
 # 5  4 Ben HeeneyLB
 # 5  25 Neiron BallLB
 # 6  3 Max VallesDL
 # 7  1 Anthony MorrisOL
 # 7  4 Andre DeboseWR
 # 7  25 Dexter McDonaldDB
 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 1:00PM     at Kansas City
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