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Running back Darren McFadden is back on the practice field today, going through the same paces as the other running backs. That bodes well for his playing against the Kansas City Chiefs. The same can’t be said of center Stefen Wisn...
Running back Darren McFadden is back on the practice field today, going through the same paces as the other running backs. That bodes well for his playing against the Kansas City Chiefs. The same can’t be said of center Stefen Wisniewski, who still hasn’t been cleared to practice. He missed the Raiders game against the […]
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The Raiders had an open roster spot to fill and they have filled it with veteran free agent defensive tackle, Daniel Muir. Muir, a sixth-year veteran, has appeared in 46 games with 26 starts during his career with the New York Jets, Ind...
The Raiders had an open roster spot to fill and they have filled it with veteran free agent defensive tackle, Daniel Muir. Muir, a sixth-year veteran, has appeared in 46 games with 26 starts during his career with the New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers. His total numbers include 130 tackles (100 solo), 0.5 sacks and one PD. Muir spent part of the 2012 season with the Jets, seeing action in three games and making three tackles. The 6-foot-2, 322-pounder had his best season in 2009 with the Colts, when he appeared in all 16 games, making 10 starts, and totaling 66 tackles (54 solo) with 0.5 sacks. The 30-year old originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2007 out of Kent State. This is a curious signing for the Raiders as they were in need of making a move to sign a third string quarterback. The team now has five defensive tackles on the roster. Oakland has also re-signed OL Jack Cornell to the practice squad. Cornell had been activated to the roster for last week's game and then waived. He cleared waivers and was re-signed. Follow @LeviDamien
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Rather than add a third quarterback, the Raiders signed veteran defensive tackle Daniel Muir to their 53-man, active roster Wednesday. This comes on the heels of the Raiders working out 13 players Tuesday, with none of those being Muir. ...
Rather than add a third quarterback, the Raiders signed veteran defensive tackle Daniel Muir to their 53-man, active roster Wednesday. This comes on the heels of the Raiders working out 13 players Tuesday, with none of those being Muir. Three of the 13 players worked out are quarterbacks — David Carr, Trent Edwards and Pat […]
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Following Charles Woodson's defensive effort in a 27-17 win over the Chargers Sunday night, he has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. The former Defensive Player of the Year earned the honor by recovering a fumble for a touchd...
Following Charles Woodson's defensive effort in a 27-17 win over the Chargers Sunday night, he has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. The former Defensive Player of the Year earned the honor by recovering a fumble for a touchdown as well as a game clinching interception and four solo tackles. His 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown tied him with Darren Sharper and Rod Woodson for the most defensive touchdowns (13) in NFL history. And with the Chargers down two scores, desperately hoping to make something happen, he ended the game by intercepting the ball. It was the third interception of the day for the Raiders after the team had come into the game with no interceptions on the season through four games. After seven seasons in Green Bay, Woodson returned to Oakland where he spent the first eight years of his career. The Packers moved on from the 16-year NFL veteran and his signing with the Raiders was thought by some to be simply to please the fans who wanted to see a former Raider Legend return to Silver and Black. Woodson's addition has become much more than that. He ranks third on the team with 39 tackles (28 solo) with a sack. The last Raider to be named AFC Defensive Player of the Week was Lamarr Houston in a Week 7 win over Jacksonville last season. Follow @LeviDamien
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Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports Last week was frustrating. Fantasy football is a very inconsistent game, but what I saw last week was just flat out annoying. I missed on a handful of rankings, player, you name it. It was simply one of ...
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports Last week was frustrating. Fantasy football is a very inconsistent game, but what I saw last week was just flat out annoying. I missed on a handful of rankings, player, you name it. It was simply one of those weeks where everyone who had a good matchup faltered, while those with tough oppositions excelled. So, after a rough week, I’m motivated. I’m looking to rebound. Week 6 byes: Atlanta, Miami. Thumbs Up; Quarterbacks Jay Cutler vs New York Giants: A little Thursday night game never hurt anyone, right? Okay, so perhaps it did, but I think Cutler is a terrific start this week. The Marc Trestman offense is everything I hoped it would be for Cutler, as he is fifth in the league in touchdowns (10), 8th in completion percentage (65.7) and 9th in passing yards (1,368). He currently ranks as the number 10 fantasy quarterback, and more importantly, the quick-passing game has allowed Cutler to only be sacked eight times, while the Bears currently rank fourth in points per game with 29. This week, Cutler gets a Giants defense that generates no pass rush, only sacking the quarterback five times through five weeks. They also have allowed the third-most fantasy point to opposing quarterbacks, surrendering 28.16 per contest. Andrew Luck @ San Diego Chargers: An obvious call here, but there aren’t many strong under the radar quarterback options this week. Luck is coming off a very impressive performance against the top secondary in football, throwing for 229 yards and two scores, while not tossing an interception. He made some incredible deep ball throws to T.Y. Hilton, and orchestrated a terrific comeback to defeat this top NFC team. His reward? A matchup against the lowly Chargers secondary that is allowing the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. This unit has allowed an average of 308 passing yards per game, 10 touchdowns and just one interception. It will be Luck’s Monday night debut, and if you are choosing between Luck and someone else, odds are that I would side with the sophomore signal caller. Alex Smith vs Oakland Raiders: While Smith’s weekly ceiling isn’t very high, his floor is rock-steady, which makes him one of the safest bye week replacements out there. Despite how often he checks down, Smith is still averaging a healthy 37 pass attempts per contest, which is appealing volume. The Raiders come into town, a defense that has allowed over 1,000 passing yards and six touchdowns over the last three weeks, and at home, Smith has been solid, throwing for over 500 yards and five scores. He is running the ball quite a bit, too, rushing 32 times already, which is third-most among signal callers. Perhaps Smith can do more than check down in this game, as the Raiders are allowing quarterbacks to complete a league-high 72.5 percent of their passes. Smith is a safe play this week, for sure. Thumbs Down Andy Dalton @ Buffalo Bills: Dalton has failed to throw a touchdown pass since Week 3, and while many may see the Bills on his schedule and think it’s a strong matchup, think again. Buffalo is in the middle of the pack, allowing 20.06 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, and this is an opportunistic bunch, leading the league in interceptions with nine. Combine Dalton’s struggles with the fact that Buffalo is expected to get both Jairus Byrd and Stephon Gilmore back into their lineup, and Dalton simply can’t be trusted. I just hope he plays a little bit better so he doesn’t kill A.J. Green’s value the rest of the way. Tom Brady vs New Orleans Saints: While it seems a bit ludicrous to bench a guy like Brady, maybe it’s not. Brady has only eclipsed 20 fantasy points in a game once this season, and is averaging a weak 16.4 fantasy points per contest. Now, if you lack better options, you can’t bench a guy like Brady, especially since he is expected to get Rob Gronkowski back in the lineup for the first time this s
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Tuesday typically is a busy time for NFL teams in terms of bringing in players that they’re interested in adding to their roster. The Raiders did more than their share Tuesday by working out 13 players. In addition to quarterbacks ...
Tuesday typically is a busy time for NFL teams in terms of bringing in players that they’re interested in adding to their roster. The Raiders did more than their share Tuesday by working out 13 players. In addition to quarterbacks David Carr, Trent Edwards and Pat White, the Raiders on Tuesday worked out running backs […]
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Written by Rich Arleo Edited by Ernie Estrella It may be hard to believe, but we are now five weeks into the NFL season. Fantasy football owners have seen a lot of disappointment from the running back position this season, but t...
Written by Rich Arleo Edited by Ernie Estrella It may be hard to believe, but we are now five weeks into the NFL season. Fantasy football owners have seen a lot of disappointment from the running back position this season, but things should get a little better in Week 6 with some big names returning from a bye week. There have been injuries and role changes in seemingly every team’s backfield, and the number of clear-cut workhorse running backs has diminished even more. Miami and Atlanta are on a bye this week, so that means Jacquizz Rodgers and Lamar Miller are out of the running. Movement in the fantasy football rankings continues, but with our help, you’ll be able to determine, which of your players look ready to start, sit or if a visit to the fantasy football waiver wire is required. Here’s a look at the 2013 Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Week 6 Running Back Rankings. - The Oakland Raiders are playing well, but their backfield is ravaged with injuries. Darren McFadden is likely out again this week and replacement Rashad Jennings got owners four fantasy points before he went down with an injury himself. That leaves Marcel Reece and Jeremy Stewart as the only healthy backs. Reece deserves a look in deeper PPR leagues but that’s about it against a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense. - Adrian Peterson returns from a bye to rescue fantasy owners. The Carolina Panthers have actually done well against the run, but they call him “All Day” for a reason. He’s a lock for big points every week. - Two other top 10 backs return from a bye in Doug Martin and Alfred Morris. Both have solid matchups and are must-starts. -Ray Rice is finally…finally getting the ball. His 27 Week 5 carries are just three fewer than he had in four previous games combined. Not only that, but he added six catches and found the end zone twice. He’s back to being a must-start RB1. - The New England Patriots backfield is a mess. Legarrette Blount had a big fumble in what was supposed to be a breakout game for him. If Stevan Ridley returns, he’ll likely see the majority of carries again, but he’s still sharing touches with Blount and Brandon Bolden. None of these guys are ideal this week even though the matchup isn’t terrible. - Rookie Eddie Lacy returned this week and reclaimed the starter’s role. He is a low-end RB2, high-end flex option in Week 6 against the Houston Texans. - The St. Louis Rams may have found their runner in rookie Zac Stacy. He had a solid seven fantasy points (yes…that’s solid for a running back this season) and should be added in all formats. He has a tough matchup, but is a decent flex getting the bulk of carries. Daryl Richardson is still getting work, but hasn’t gotten it done and is losing value rapidly. - Rashard Mendenhall is still starting, but Andre Ellington is probably the best runner on the Arizona Cardinals. He’s doing a lot with a little and it won’t be a surprise if he sees a rise in touches in Week 6. - The injury bug returned for Ryan Mathews and he is now out a few weeks with a concussion. Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown will likely split carries moving forward. Woodhead is a good PPR start, and Brown could have sneaky value against a struggling Indianapolis Colts run defense. -Knowshon Moreno had a huge Week 5 and has cemented himself as the workhorse in Denver. Up against the Jacksonville Jaguars run defense ranked No. 32 in the league, Moreno is a borderline top 15 option. RB Rankings – Week 6 2013 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros
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Raiders FS Charles Woodson has picked off an award. Find out which and why.
Raiders FS Charles Woodson has picked off an award. Find out which and why.
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Charles Woodson - Defensive player of the week!!!!!!!!! AFC Defensive Player of the Week Wallace Gilberry, DE: Had four tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble in the Cincinnati Bengals' 13-6 win over the New England Patriots. Robert ...
Charles Woodson - Defensive player of the week!!!!!!!!! AFC Defensive Player of the Week Wallace Gilberry, DE: Had four tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble in the Cincinnati Bengals' 13-6 win over the New England Patriots. Robert Mathis, LB: Posted six tackles, two sacks, one pass defensed and forced one fumble in the Indianapolis Colts' 34-28 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Danny Trevathan, LB: Had five tackles, one interception and one pass defensed in the Dallas Cowboys' 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos. Terrell Suggs, LB: Posted five tackles and three sacks in the Baltimore Ravens' 26-23 win over the Miami Dolphins. T.J. Ward, S: Posted five tackles, one pass defensed and a 44-yard interception-return touchdown in the Cleveland Browns' 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills. Muhammad Wilkerson, DE: Had seven tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in the New York Jets' 30-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Charles Woodson, S: Had four tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery touchdown in the Oakland Raiders' 27-17 win over the San Diego Chargers.
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