NFL training camp is under way and that means news will start flowing from each team. How that news will be distributed in the time of Covid-19 restrictions is still to be seen, but news will get out one way or the other. We’ll take that news and give you our fantasy and betting analysis. And that news and analysis, including roster moves, injuries, all the way to hype videos, will be disseminated right here, on this very page for the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Raiders showed improvement from its first season under Jon Gruden in 2019 and benefitted from Derek Carr and Darren Waller having career years. Josh Jacobs was one of the best young running backs in the NFL last year, and he could become more of a threat in the future if he gets more involved in the passing game. Adding a dynamic wideout prospect like Henry Ruggs III could make Las Vegas’ offense a lot more explosive.
High fantasy/betting impact
* Jason Witten signs with the Raiders. — March 17
The addition of Jason Witten is interesting given the season Waller just had. While the veteran will likely be in more of a leadership position, he could impact the workload of Waller at some point. Waller will be one of the most sought after fantasy tight ends in the NFL, but it looks like he’ll have a more competition in 2020.
Low fantasy/betting impact
* Signed RB Theo Riddick and LB Kyle Emanuel — August 23
Riddick likely won’t have much impact with Jalen Richard in front of him, but it reminds us that the Raiders have a lot of pass-catching running backs. Josh Jacobs could again have trouble getting a big workload in the passing game.
* Signed DE Datone Jones — August 14
* Signed LB Bryce Hager — August 7
Devontae Booker, RB — July 30 — Activated August 4
Maxx Crosby, DE — August 6
Rod Smith, RB — August 6
Players who have opted out
Ukeme Eligwe, LB — Transaction Wire
D.J. Killings, DB — Transaction Wire
Jeremiah Valoaga, DE — Transaction Wire
Full list of roster cuts
WR Tyrell Williams
LB Sharif FInch
DB Nick Nelson
G Jordan Roos
C Jordan Devey
RB Rod Smith
CB Prince Amukamara
DE Ada Aruna
LB Bryce Hager
RB Jeremy Hill
MLB Marquel Lee
DB Jordan Brown
TE Paul Butler
C Erik Magnuson