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

Oct 20, 06:23 PM Oakland Raiders FS Usama Young (knee) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament in Week 7, according to a source.
Oct 19, 07:02 PM Oakland Raiders FS Usama Young (leg) left the Week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals in the third quarter due to an apparent left leg or knee injury. He appeared to be unable to put weight on his leg, and he was carted off to the locker room.
Oct 19, 03:02 PM The Oakland Raiders have declared QB Matt McGloin, WR Vincent Brown, OL Khalif Barnes, OG Tony Bergstrom, FB Marcel Reece, CB Keith McGill, DE Justin Tuck inactive for Week 7.
Oct 17, 06:12 PM Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Oct 17, 06:12 PM Oakland Raiders WR Vincent Brown (hamstring) and CB Keith McGill (groin) have been ruled out for Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. OG Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) are questionable, while DE Benson Mayowa (knee), LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FS Usama Young (foot) are probable. Brown and McGill didn't practice Friday, Oct. 17. Barnes, Reece and Tuck were limited, while the others practiced in full.
Oct 16, 06:02 PM Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. DE Benson Mayowa (knee), LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FS Usama Young (foot) practiced in full.
Oct 16, 05:02 PM Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Oct 15, 11:43 PM Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Oct 15, 11:43 PM Oakland Raiders OL Khalif Barnes (quadriceps), WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), CB Keith McGill (groin), FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) and DE Justin Tuck (knee) were unable to practice Wednesday, Oct. 15. LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FS Usama Young (foot) were limited participants.
Oct 14, 10:13 PM Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried the ball on 14 of the team's 20 rush attempts in Week 6, and interim coach Tony Sparano said he wants to emphasize the run going forward.
Oct 13, 04:43 PM Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) is eligible to return to practice this week. He has been sidelined with a foot injury since the offseason.
Oct 12, 03:02 PM Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) is active for the team's Week 6 game.
Oct 12, 12:32 PM Oakland Raiders LB Nick Roach (concussion) should be able to play next season after concussion specialists in Los Angeles, London and Pittsburgh agreed that he could play without limitations or long-term consequences, according to sources. Roach has been experiencing problems with his vision and balance.
Oct 11, 09:22 PM Oakland Radiers RB Maurice Jones-Drew has just 11 carries for 12 yards in two games this season, but interim head coach Tony Sparano said he wants him to share the load with RB Darren McFadden. 'I'd like Maurice to take a little bit greater role, maybe get some snaps off of Darren,' Sparano said. 'If we could, keep them both fresh that way, but we also have got to be running the football and doing some things that way too.'
Oct 10, 05:42 PM Oakland Raiders OT Khalif Barnes (quadriceps) and CB Keith McGill (groin) are out for Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers. WR Vincent Brown (hamstring), LB Sio Moore (ankle) and FB Marcel Reece (quadriceps) are questionable, while CB Tarell Brown (thumb) is probable. Barnes and McGill didn't practice Friday, Oct. 10. Vincent Brown, Moore and Reece were limited, while Tarell Brown practiced in full.
Oct 10, 05:42 PM Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle, knee) was limited in practice for the third straight day Friday, Oct. 10, and is questionable for Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers.

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  32 Jonathan DowlingDB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     at New York Jets
2     Sep 14 4:25PM     Houston
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at New England
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     Miami
-- Week 5 Bye --
6     Oct 12 4:05PM     San Diego
7     Oct 19 4:25PM     Arizona
8     Oct 26 4:25PM     at Cleveland
9     Nov 2 4:25PM     at Seattle
10     Nov 9 4:05PM     Denver
11     Nov 16 4:05PM     at San Diego
12     Nov 20 8:25PM     Kansas City
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     at St Louis
14     Dec 7 4:25PM     San Francisco
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     at Kansas City
16     Dec 21 4:25PM     Buffalo
17     Dec 28 4:25PM     at Denver
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