The Las Vegas Raiders added some pieces during the 2022 NFL Draft, but they won’t have fantasy relevance this season. Before we dive into what impact these rookies could have on the Raiders in 2022, let’s look back at last season.
The Raiders didn’t draft any fantasy-relevant players in 2021 but made a big splash in the offseason. They reunited quarterback Derek Carr with one of his wide receivers from Fresno State in college. That wideout was none other than Davante Adams who signed a record deal to make him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL when he signed. The other moves Las Vegas made were signing a lot of depth pieces to their roster on both sides of the ball.
Raiders 2022 Draft selections
No. 90: Dylan Parham, OG, Memphis
No. 122: Zamir White, RB, Georgia
No. 126: Neil Farrell Jr., DT, LSU
No. 175: Matthew Butler, DT, Tennessee
No. 238: Thayer Munford, OT, Ohio State
No. 250: Brittain Brown, RB, UCLA
Fantasy football impact
Zamir White is an intriguing fourth-round addition to the offense at running back. With the team declining the fifth-year option for Josh Jacobs, they may be inclined to give the rookie some touches right out the gate. Fantasy managers should keep their eyes on White.