Las Vegas Raiders Depth Chart

Las Vegas Raiders Depth Chart

AFC West
Stadium
Allegiant Stadium
Head Coach
Jon Gruden
Offensive Coordinator
Greg Olson
Defensive Coordinator
Paul Guenther
Special Teams Coach
Rich Bisaccia
Defensive Scheme
4-3
Team News
Raiders Defense A Bad Option In Week 2

The Las Vegas Raiders defense had a bad Week 1 outing against the Carolina Panthers, allowing 30 points, forcing zero turnovers and sacking the quarterback just one time. Things will not get easier this week when they take on quarterbackDrew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints scored 27 points on offense last week against a far more talented Buccaneers Defense. The only silver lining for the Raiders defense is that they likely will not have to deal with the Saints top receiver, Michael Thomas(ankle). However, the Saints have plenty of other offensive weapons to go to, so we can assume that they will score a decent amount of points. DraftKings has the Raiders defense priced at $2,000, which is the cheapest on the board.

2 days ago
Darren Waller A TE1 In Week 2

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller started his 2020 campaign by hauling in six catches for 46 yards on nine targets in a win against the Panthers. Waller did not have great production but showed that he is still quarterbackDerek Carr's favorite option, leading the team in targets with nine. He will face off against the Saints for the first time in his career, a team that surrendered six catches for 47 yards and a touchdown to tight ends in Week 1. This is not an easy matchup for Waller, but his high target share suggests he is still a valuable TE1 option going into this week. DraftKings agrees with this notion, giving him the fifth-highest DFS price for a tight end at $5,400.

2 days ago
Henry Ruggs III Not A Good Option Against Saints

Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III finished his rookie debut with three catches for 55 yards against the Panthers. He will look to build on this performance against the Saints, but it will not be an easy matchup. The Saints Defense put the clamps on Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans, allowing him to catch just one pass for two yards. Ruggs will likely see a lot of attention from Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who has been one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL since entering the league. Going against an elite corner suggests a difficult day for the rookie wide receiver. Ruggs has a lot of upside potential in the long run, but bettors would be advised to stay away from him this week.

2 days ago
Josh Jacobs Looks For Another Strong Performance

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a strong start to the 2020 season, scoring three times against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1. He will face a stout run defense against the Saints in Week 2. The Saints rank sixth against the run, so yards will not come easy for Jacobs. An encouraging sign for Jacobs is that he was able to catch four balls for 46 yards on six targets against the Panthers. Based on his rookie year, we knew that Jacobs would be a legitimate RB1 option. Becoming adept in the passing game will make him even more valuable going forward. Jacobs may struggle to pick up four yards a clip against this defense, but his heavy workload still makes him a good RB1 choice at a DFS price of $7,500.

2 days ago
Derek Carr Has Tough Matchup In Week 2

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will have a difficult matchup in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints Defense was able to grab two interceptions and sack quarterback Tom Brady three times in Week 1. Carr had an efficient performance against the Carolina Panthers but did not rack up a lot of fantasy points, throwing for just under 240 yards and one touchdown. Carr has shown that he does not turn the ball over, but his inability to push the ball downfield makes him a backup quarterback in most fantasy formats. He has a DFS price of $5,700, but don't expect a whole lot of upside from Carr this week.

2 days ago