2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Oakland Raiders
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Raiders made a lot of moves this offseason and should be improved over last season. Oakland can improve on those four wins but aren't quite a playoff team just yet. The offense still needs a top No. 1 receiver and the aging Matt Schaub isn't the long-term answer at quarterback. The defense also is erratic and can give up the big game, which also is a concern. But overall, the team is improving and getting better, which is a good thing for the Raiders.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Receiver Rod Streater was the most consistent receiver for the Raiders last season. He nearly 900 yards and caught 60 passes. He'll start from day one this season and has a much better quarterback situation to work with this season. Matt Schaub is a big improvement over what the Raiders used last season, which is a plus for Streater. He could have some big games and push towards that 1,000-yard mark this season. He is good late-round sleeper for fantasy teams, ready to take his game to a new level.
FANTASY DUD
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew heads to Oakland this season in hopes of reviving his career. We aren't so sure that will happen, though. He moves to a timeshare with the Darren McFadden and likely sees a dip in touches this season. And Jones-Drew hasn't looked nearly as explosive the last few seasons, which is another concern. Plus, we think McFadden is a more talented back at this stage of his career, so he could run away with the starter's job if he happens to stay healthy. Don't expect Jones-Drew to turn things around with the Raiders.

Team Notes

Mar 25, 11:53 PM The Oakland Raiders re-signed free-agent DT C.J. Wilson to a two-year contract Wednesday. March 25. His deal is for two years and $4.6 million.
Mar 25, 02:03 AM Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday, March 24, that he expects RB Latavius Murray and RB Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. 'I think it will be a competitive situation,' Del Rio said.
Mar 25, 02:03 AM Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday, March 24, that he expects RB Latavius Murray and RB Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. 'I think it will be a competitive situation,' Del Rio said.
Mar 21, 07:22 PM Free-agent DE C.J. Wilson (Raiders) will visit the Seattle Seahawks this week, according to a source.
Mar 18, 05:53 PM Free-agent WR Denarius Moore (Raiders) is scheduled to meet with the New York Jets Thursday, March 19, according to a source. The Jets are looking for another speedy wide receiver to round out their depth.
Mar 17, 02:23 PM Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson will be competing with RB Latavius Murray for the starting running back position this offseason.
Mar 17, 01:03 PM Free-agent RB Trent Richardson (Colts) signed with the Oakland Raiders Tuesday, March 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Impact: Another team isn't a bad thing for Richardson but he should serve a backup role with his new team.
Mar 16, 08:43 PM Free-agent WR Denarius Moore is unlikely to re-sign with the Oakland Raiders, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Mar 16, 05:03 PM Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub was released Monday, March 16.

Fantasy Impact: Schaub could be about done in the NFL.
Mar 15, 01:53 PM Free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski (Raiders) may meet with the St. Louis Rams this week, according to his agent.
Mar 14, 03:03 AM Free-agent RB Trent Richardson (Colts) has filed a grievance against the Indianapolis Colts over his January suspension.
Mar 13, 07:43 PM Free-agent QB Christian Ponder (Vikings) has signed with the Oakland Raiders. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Impact: He'll be the No. 2 quarterback for the Raiders.
Mar 13, 03:33 PM Free-agent QB Christian Ponder is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders Friday, March 13, according to sources.
Mar 12, 05:53 PM Free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski (Raiders) visited with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, March 12.
Mar 12, 05:23 PM Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson was released Thursday, March 12.

Fantasy Impact: Not a surprise at all. Richardson is going to have to work his way back into the mix with whatever team he signs.
Mar 12, 12:43 PM Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders LB Malcolm Smith signed a two-year contract worth $7 million.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Tarell Brown, CB; Austin Howard, OT; Carlos Rogers, CB; James Jones, WR; Maurice Jones-Drew, RB; LaMarr Woodley, LB; Justin Tuck, DE; Antonio Smith, DE; Matt Schaub, QB. 

Losses:
Jared Veldheer, OT; Lamarr Houston, DE; Vance Walker, DT; Rashad Jennings, RB; Jacoby Ford, WR; Terrelle Pryor, QB. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  5 Khalil MackLB
 # 2  4 Derek CarrQB
 # 3  17 Gabe JacksonOL
 # 4  7 Justin EllisDL
 # 4  16 Keith McGillDB
 # 7  4 Travis CarrieDB
 # 7  20 Shelby HarrisDL
 # 7  29 Jeremy GallonWR
 # 7  32 Jonathan DowlingDB
 Undrafted George AtkinsonRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 1:00PM     at New York Jets
2     Sep 20 4:25PM     Houston
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     at New England
4     Oct 4 1:00PM     Miami
-- Week 5 Bye --
6     Oct 18 4:05PM     San Diego
7     Oct 25 4:25PM     Arizona
8     Nov 1 4:25PM     at Cleveland
9     Nov 8 4:25PM     at Seattle
10     Nov 15 4:05PM     Denver
11     Nov 22 4:05PM     at San Diego
12     Nov 26 8:25PM     Kansas City
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     at St Louis
14     Dec 13 4:25PM     San Francisco
15     Dec 20 1:00PM     at Kansas City
16     Dec 27 4:25PM     Buffalo
17     Jan 3 4:25PM     at Denver
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