Data as of December 10, 2023.
|2||Home||New Orleans Saints|
|3||Away||New England Patriots|
|5||Away||Kansas City Chiefs|
|7||Home||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|9||Away||Los Angeles Chargers|
|11||Home||Kansas City Chiefs|
|13||Away||New York Jets|
|15||Home||Los Angeles Chargers|
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had 13 carries and two catches against the Minnesota Vikings before leaving the game with a knee injury in the fourth quarter. Both offenses struggled in this contest, not scoring a single point until the game's last minutes. Jacobs was heavily in this game but could not muster over 50 scrimmage yards. After Jacobs exited the game, Ameer Abdullah and Zamir White handled the carries and catches out of the backfield. The Raiders have a Week 15 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers run defense is much improved this season but they are vulnerable through the air. The extent of the injury is unclear, but if Jacobs cannot go, Abdullah and White could be worthy adds off the waiver wire.
December 10, 2023 7:15 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Jacobs had trouble getting it going in this one, amassing only 34 yards off 13 carries while adding two catches for 16 yards. There's a good chance he won't be back, especially since he limped to the locker room. If that's the case, Zamir White and Ameer Abdullah could split time out of the backfield.
December 10, 2023 7:01 PM EST
New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr (ribs, shoulder) overcame injuries to lead the team to a dominant 28-6 win over Carolina in Week 14. Carr completed 18-of-26 passes for 119 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The yardage total marked Carr's lowest of the season in a game that he did not leave due to injury. Given that New Orleans controlled the entire game, there was never much reason to force passes which contributed to Carr's unimpressive statistical output. Carr will look to provide a more lucrative fantasy line next Sunday against the New York Giants.
December 10, 2023 5:28 PM EST
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Michael Mayer caught two of his four targets for 27 yards in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie tight end tallied at least four targets for the third week straight before the team's bye week. Despite being a highly regarded tight end prospect coming out of the draft, Mayer does not appear to have a high ceiling in the current Raiders offense. Mayer has one touchdown and has only caught three or more passes in three games this year. The Raiders face the Minnesota Vikings this week. The Vikings are middle of the pack in fantasy points allowed to tight ends this season, but the matchup is not as crucial as Mayer's role in the offense. That said, interim head coach Antonio Pierce has voiced his belief in the rookie tight end, so he could see more looks moving forward. Fantasy managers should not start him this week or rely on him in the fantasy playoffs.
December 10, 2023 12:37 AM EST
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs rushed for 110 yards, and a touchdown on 20 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12. Jacobs has taken an even greater workload since interim head coach Antonio Pierce took the reins, and it was encouraging to see him do well in a tough matchup. Coming off their bye week, the Raiders take on the Minnesota Vikings, who have given up the fifth-fewest yards per carry and third-fewest rushing touchdowns this season. Jacobs saw his receiving role increase before their bye week, and he should continue to see increased usage against a strong run defense. Fantasy managers can start Jacobs with confidence in Week 14.
December 10, 2023 12:03 AM EST