The Las Vegas Raiders will most likely be without the services of Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards, the team’s top two wide receivers. Without their services, the Raiders will look further down the depth chart to make their passing game work in a tough draw against the high-scoring Buffalo Bills. Here’s how to handle that from a fantasy perspective.
Fantasy Football analysis: Raiders WRs Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor, Zay Jones
Ruggs was inactive last week, and without him on the field, the primary beneficiary was Renfrow. He finished the game with six catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. Also notable in that game was the way the Patriots took tight end Darren Waller out of the mix. Normally, quarterback Derek Carr’s favorite target, Waller had just two catches for nine yards in that game.
Waller should have more of a presence this week, meaning he’ll see plenty of looks from Carr. I point that out because it will impact the passing game and the work done by the wide receivers.
Agholor and Jones are depth guys, and while they could end up seeing some more action this week, they aren’t consistent enough, or likely to be productive enough, to take a chance on in fantasy.
Renfrow is the best bet out of the group here to see targets. Even with Waller likely to be more of a factor this week, Renfrow should still get some work in a game that’s likely to see the Raiders trying to keep pace with Buffalo’s offense. He’s a decent third receiver and a relative bargain at just $4,600 in DraftKings leagues.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Hunter Renfrow. Sit Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones.