Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: Las Vegas Raiders

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Las Vegas Raiders.

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Derek Carr540.1368.64104.823.229.4540.5121.52.63266.1
Marcus Mariota34.521.5263.91.40.9510.158.10.4822.95

Derek Carr: Carr has averaged 253.1, 253.4 and 256.4 passing yards per game over the past three seasons, respectively. Finishing as fantasy's QB13 in 2020, Carr posted a career-high 7.94 Y/A and his 5.2 TD% was the second best of his career. Lacking the upside of many other QB2 types, Carr will likely outperform his current ADP and ranking -- he's never finished outside the top 20 fantasy QBs in seven seasons. That consistency makes him an under-appreciated late option for those in 2-QB or Super Flex formats.


Josh Jacobs252.31034.49.0829.6231.51.2203.07
Kenyan Drake118.6515.93.8545.3371.32.4148.87
Jalen Richard23.6106.20.4114.8109.20.635
Alec Ingold2.
Peyton Barber11.838.40.471.813.10.19.47

Josh Jacobs: Improvements in durability, volume and red-zone efficiency helped to boost Jacobs' overall fantasy production (RB8 across scoring formats) despite an overall drop in efficiency from his rookie season (2019). Despite a slight uptick in the passing game (2.2 receptions per contest) last season, Jacobs averaged only 4.26 yards per touch, a drop from 5.02 as a rookie.

Jacobs played 15 of 16 games, scored 12 touchdowns (compared to seven in 2019) and only Derrick Henry and Dalvin Cook had more touches than Jacobs (306). The addition of Kenyan Drake to the backfield should lead to fewer touches and especially fewer targets in 2021.

Kenyan Drake: Lead backs for their respective teams in 2020, the duo of Josh Jacobs and Drake combined for a massive 570 touches last season, but that number will obviously drop significantly now that they share a backfield. Often going in Round 9 or later in fantasy football mock drafts, however, Drake is worth the risk as an RB4+ compared to the other backs currently going in that range.


Henry Ruggs III51.9771.13.811.867.90.24134.09
Bryan Edwards52.5655.33.6000113.38
Hunter Renfrow42.7478.42.400083.59
Willie Snead18.1209.71.100036.62
Zay Jones7.689.60.600016.36

Henry Ruggs III: While Ruggs was the first receiver off the board in the 2020 NFL Draft, he was often used more as a decoy than a featured part of the passing offense. As a rookie, Ruggs finished with a 26/452/2 line (17.4 Y/R). Better things are in store for Ruggs in 2021, but until Derek Carr starts taking more shots down the field, there will be a lot of boom-or-bust to the second-year receiver's game log.

Bryan Edwards: The hype train has led to comparisons to Terrell Owens (by the head coach), Randy Moss (by a reporter) and Davante Adams (by the quarterback). Edwards is a name that you'll likely find on many breakout lists, but will the training camp buzz carry over into the regular season?


Darren Waller95.61103.16.4000196.51
Foster Moreau23.42731.800049.8
Derek Carrier221.80.10003.78

Darren Waller: Waller set career highs across the board -- 107 receptions on 146 targets for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns -- and was dominant down the stretch. Not only did Waller have a 13/200/2 game in Week 13, but he exceeded the 100-yard mark in four of his final five games of the season. No team makes their tight end the focal point of the offense more than the Raiders do with Waller.

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