Saturday, August 5, 2017

2017 Fantasy Football Projections: Oakland Raiders

The long wait will soon be over. Not only is the preseason here, but the NFL regular season will begin in a little more than a month from today.

As the season approaches, we will post our 2017 Fantasy Football Projections by position and on a team-by-team basis.

Below you will find our 2017 fantasy football projections for the Oakland Raiders:




Derek Carr387.6612.1432429.813.241.21371285.46
Carr has thrown a total of 60 touchdown passes over the past two seasons combined and set a career low with six interceptions in 2016. Leading one of the league's most potent offenses, Carr could finish as a top-10 fantasy quarterback (QB9 in 2016) once again.

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Running Backs


Marshawn Lynch216.8904.58.219.3132.50152.9
Coming out of retirement to play for his hometown Raiders, Lynch was a top-five fantasy running back in each of his past four full seasons. It would be unreasonable to expect that kind of production from him, but he should be viewed as an RB2 with plenty of weekly upside in Oakland's high-powered offense.
DeAndre Washington86.5399.81.722.8173.5067.53
Jalen Richard65.1286.41.622.8165.21.463.16
Jamize Olawale8.531.100003.11
Elijah Hood4.718.800001.88

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Wide Receivers


Amari Cooper86.91208.27.6000166.42
Overall his numbers were solid as Cooper set career highs in both receptions (83) and yards (1,153) in his sophomore campaign. That said, Cooper was much more productive in the first half (52/787/2) than the second half (31/366/3) of the season. Hopefully, he's able to put together a more consistent season from start to finish in his age-23 season.
Michael Crabtree88.41013.78.2000150.57
Half of one of the NFL's top wide receiver duos, Crabtree has been highly productive in both of his seasons in Oakland. Crabtree has a minimum of 85 catches, 900 yards and eight touchdowns each season and is coming off his first 1,000-yard season since 2012.
Seth Roberts38.1479.94.400074.39
Cordarrelle Patterson20.6205.11.66.344.6034.57
Johnny Holton7.4107.504.730.1013.76

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Tight Ends


Jared Cook35.4425.33.161.13
Cook goes from Aaron Rodgers and the high-powered Packers offense to Derek Carr and the high-powered Raiders offense. A mismatch waiting to happen with freakish athletic ability, Cook can also frustrate fantasy owners with his week-to-week inconsistency.
Clive Walford30.13393.253.1
Lee Smith4.937.203.72

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