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Raiders place Henry Ruggs on Covid-19 list in Week 15

Henry Ruggs goes on the Covid-19 list before the Raiders Thursday night matchup with the Chargers.

Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Las Vegas Raiders catches a touchdown pass to win the game as Lamar Jackson #38 of the New York Jets gives chase during the second half at MetLife Stadium on December 06, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders placed rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs on the Covid-19 list, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. This designation will keep him out of the Thursday night game against the Chargers even if he is just a close contact versus testing positive for Covid himself.

His absence should boost Nelson Agholor, who just put up a 5/100/1 line against a tough Indianapolis Colts defense. While Hunter Renfrow should also get a boost, as he’s already been getting more work of late with 16 targets over the last three games.

Ruggs hasn’t lived up to his first round status this season, especially when you compare him to other rookie receivers like Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb, Chase Claypool, Brandon Aiyuk and others, who have all played well this season. His speed will always be useful and he likely just needs time to break through the learning curve. If you can buy low on him in dynasty, do so.