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| Doug Martin's status uncertain for Week 14|
C.J. Anderson signing makes more sense, Jalen Richard trending up
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Dec 5, 2:50 pm
|Scott Bair on Twitter: "Doug Martin has an injured knee. Gruden says his status is uncertain for Sunday. Raiders needed another runner, which is why they signed C.J. Anderson." (Scott Bair on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jalen Richard is the main beneficiary if Martin is out, since it might take a while for Anderson to get up to speed. Richard is a solid RB3/flex play this week and should pile up some decent PPR stats in garbage time.
|Jalen Richard earns Charlie Garner comp|
Gruden: "He might be the MVP on this team."
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 19, 6:55 pm
|HC Jon Gruden said Jalen Richard reminds him of Charlie Garner. "He might be the MVP of this team. ... He could run for 1,000 yards and catch for 1,000 yards someday. He is tough, hard to tackle. And he can line up in the slot or outside." (The Athletic - Vic Tafur)|
FFToday's Take: Start up the hype train. Kidding aside, while Gruden's comp isn't totally unfair, Week 11 probably would not have been the first time Richard played more than 30 snaps since Marshawn Lynch's injury if the coach really felt this way. Game script is obviously going to work in Richard's favor more often than not going forward in 2018, however, as there is a very distinct chance he ends up as Oakland's most productive fantasy back. He's a capable flex with upside for more.
| Marshawn Lynch lands on IR|
Groin injury likely to end his season
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 22, 6:30 pm
|The Raiders have placed RB Marshawn Lynch on Injured Reserve. He has a groin injury that should sideline him for at least a month. ... Now his time in Oakland could be over. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Lynch enjoyed a solid first month but ulitimately couldn't carry the offense on his shoulders as the Raiders fell behind in most of their games in the second half. Doug Martin will get the first shot at carrying the early-down workload in his absence, but he's a poor bet to succeed on a team that is committing to a rebuild. Jalen Richard and possible DeAndre Washington could end up being the most valuable members of this backfield pretty quickly.
| Marshawn Lynch out with groin injury|
Could be placed on IR
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 19, 2:45 pm
|Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss an extended period of time with a groin injury, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The Raiders have discussed placing Lynch on injured reserve but no decision has been reached, the source said. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: First reports suggest Lynch could miss a month with further speculation suggesting he could be placed on IR. In his absence expect Doug Martin and Jalen Richard to handle most of the running back work with Martin operating on early-downs. This news is a boost to Martin and Richard's fantasy value.