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Oakland Raiders
If Detroit Lions running back Kevin Smith is active, you play him against the Oakland Raiders in Week 15. It’s as simple as this. You saw what Ryan Grant did last week against the Raiders right? He came out of nowhere, and busted off a 47-yard...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 14, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Browns (4-8) at Steelers (9-3) Cleveland’s Colt...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
You’re starting Oakland Raiders receiver Denarius Moore this week against the Minnesota Vikings, right? You’re just reading this because you need confirmation that it’s the right play for one of your fantasy WR spots in Week 11. I understand....
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
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...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
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...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
The first Thursday night game of the NFL season is just a day away, and there are plenty of early choices you need to make about your fantasy rosters this week — namely Michael Bush or Mike Tolbert in the battle of No. 2 running backs. Bush,...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
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...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
by Nathan Rush The Oakland Raiders did not overpay for Carson Palmer — they made the right move by trading for him. Forget the 8-for-21, 116-yard, three-INT, one-pick-six performance in the second half of a 28–0 loss to the archrival Kansas...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
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...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
Carson Palmer is finally out of retirement and no longer a Bengal after the Al Davis-less Raiders traded two first round draft picks (one of them conditional) to Cincinnati. I guess Al Davis lives on. Let's get this straight. The Oakland...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
by Nathan Rush Al Davis was born in Plymouth County, Mass., on the Fourth of July in 1929, just three months before the start of the Great Depression. From that day until his passing on Saturday, Oct. 8 of this year, Davis was the...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) That is right, after five weeks of NFL action, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson is fantasy football's No. 1 running back. One of my favorite aspects of fantasy is charting the season of...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
Last week, it was the best player on offense. This week, the Houston Texans’ best defender went down with an injury. All-Pro defensive end-turned-linebacker Mario Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. He was...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
Al Davis, the always controversial and enigmatic owner of the Oakland Raiders passed away today, October 8th, 2011. The cause of death is currently unknown, but the team site says they will issue a statement later today with more information...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
Attention NFL teams! Need help at wide receiver? If so, Terrell Owens wants you to know he is available. Owens, who had surgery to repair a torn ACL in April, said in an interview this week that he plans to be ready to play in less than a month...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
Darren McFadden, RB, Raiders Run DMC ran wild against the visiting Jets, with 19 carries for 171 yards and two trips to the end zone — a 2-yard power dive and a 70-yarder that showed off McFadden’s burst to the edge, open-field moves and long-...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
Jacoby Ford wants to play football. His hamstring is feeling better and that's good for his fantasy owners. The Oakland Raiders offense, which just put 34 points on the notoriously defensive-minded New York Jets, is becoming a west coast version...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
David Nelson and Denarius Moore are the two guys you probably haven't heard much about in fantasy football...until this week. The Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders wide receivers made fantasy football owners in deep leagues stand up and take...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
By RALPH VACCHIANO Six months ago, there was no guarantee this would ever happen. Yet here we finally are, in opening week. The lockout scared everyone and threatened take away football, but in the end the NFL hasn’t missed a beat. In fact,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Oakland Raiders
By RALPH VACCHIANO It's almost impossible for one person to change a game in the NFL. There are no isolation plays, like in basketball. There's no one with the ability to make an impact like a dominant pitcher in baseball or a hot goalie in...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Oakland Raiders
NFL News: Well, he did it again. Raiders owner and walking zombie Al Davis proved that he doesn't listen to his detractors by drafting OSU's Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the NFL's supplemental draft. Al's Detractors might say this would...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Oakland Raiders
By RALPH VACCHIANO No one has ever won an NFL championship in the spring and summer, and no one has ever lost one either. That’s not for lack of trying, of course. Just ask the “Dream Team” in Philadelphia, or any of the up-and-comers...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Oakland Raiders
The Raiders snapped their string of seven straight seasons with 11 or more losses last year and finished 8–8, sweeping the AFC West and avoiding a losing record for the first time since reaching the Super Bowl in 2002. But they didn’t make the...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Oakland Raiders
By Scott Henry (@4QuartersRadio) If your team has an owner or owners who treat the fans with respect, be grateful. If your team has an owner who spends within his/her/their means, but can still improve the team, enjoy it. If your team...
Scott Henry
3 years ago
Oakland Raiders
There is a surreal symmetry to the retirement go-route run by Randy Moss, whose hollow 13-year Hall of Fame career ends, like so many, “not with a bang but a whimper.” As the 6’4”, 34-year-old “Freak” runs away from defenders and detractors one...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago

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