Carson Palmer

New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview and Prediction

Drew Brees and the Saints open 2015 on the road against the defensive-minded Cardinals
New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview and Prediction

On opening weekend of the NFL's 2015 regular season, New Orleans travels to Arizona to face the Cardinals. Last season, the Saints could confidently score on any team and in bunches in most cases. In only four games did they score fewer than 20 points. Unfortunately, they had to do so in order to have any chance of winning.

Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

Broncos playing for seeding, home field in playoffs; Raiders would just like a win
<p> Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction</p>

The Denver Broncos aim for their 10th win of the season when they take on the Oakland Raiders tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The Broncos (9-3) have won seven games overall and have already clinched the AFC West division title. The Raiders (3-9) have lost five in a row and would love nothing more than to get a win over the division champs and take some pressure off of first-year head coach Dennis Allen in the process.

Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Oakland Raiders

<p> Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the Oakland Raiders</p>

What can the Oakland Raiders do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to watch and avoid, fantasy playoff schedule and more to help you get ready for the 2012 season.

Inside the Locker Room
with Eric Gilmore, Freelance Writer

The Chicago Bears, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys Are Overrated

Some of these NFL Super Bowl contenders are pretenders
<p> Some of these NFL Super Bowl contenders are pretenders</p>

There are contenders and there are pretenders, and sometimes this late in the season it’s impossible to separate the two. One moment a team like the Buffalo Bills can look like the best team in the AFC East. The next their fast start can fall like a house of cards.

Is Oakland receiver Jacoby Ford worth a start On Thursday night?

Will the speedy Raiders receiver live up to his hype?
<p> Will the speedy Raiders receiver live up to his hype?</p>

Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson raved about speedy receiver Jacoby Ford in the offseason, saying he had the potential to be a standout No. 1 receiver.

Ford did show his knack for racking up big yards in just a few catches last week against Denver’s suspect pass defense. In Carson Palmer’s first start as the Oakland QB, he targeted Ford six times and the former Clemson standout pulled down five of them for 105 yards and a score.

Carson Palmer is a top-12 fantasy quarterback against the Denver Broncos

New Raiders QB looks to take advantage of porous Broncos' defense
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There’s nowhere to go but up for Carson Palmer after his -1.36-point debut to fantasy owners in 2011.

The new Oakland Raiders quarterback should have no problem raising that point total quite a bit against a Denver Broncos team that apparently decided to revert back to familiar ways last week.

Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire Week 9

Carson Palmer, Antonio Brown and Ben Obomanu lead the list of names this week
<p> Carson Palmer, Antonio Brown and Ben Obomanu lead the list of names this week</p>

It is Week 9, the fifth week of bye weeks, and some big names go on vacation this weekend. You need to find someone on the waiver wire to step in and hold down the fort for a week, or maybe more in some cases.

WEEK 9 BYES: Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota

Raiders Did Not Overpay For Carson Palmer

Al Davis would approve of the price the Oakland Raiders paid in Carson Palmer trade.
<p> The late, great Al Davis would approve of the price the Oakland Raiders paid the Cincinnati Bengals in the Carson Palmer trade.</p>

by Nathan Rush

The Oakland Raiders did not overpay for Carson Palmer — they made the right move by trading for him.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Week 8

Alfonso Smith, Leon Washington and Dezmon Briscoe lead this week's waiver wire pickups.

It is Week 8, the fourth week of bye weeks, and some big names go on vacation this weekend, so run to the waiver wire for some much needed help. You need someone to step in and hold down the fort for a week, or maybe more in some cases.

WEEK 8 BYES: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, New York Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay

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<p> Alfonso Smith, Leon Washington and Dezmon Briscoe lead this week's waiver wire pickups.</p>
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Carson Palmer goes to the Raiders. Do you go to him?

So Carson Palmer is the Oakland Raiders’ quarterback now. What does that mean for fantasy players?
<p> So Carson Palmer is the Oakland Raiders’ quarterback now. What does that mean for fantasy players?</p>

Carson Palmer was the 13th best fantasy quarterback in 2010, averaging 17.6 points per game. He was the 15th best fantasy QB in 2009 at 15.9 points per game. That gives one optimism that he can still be serviceable. Just how serviceable is what we all want to know.

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