Andre Holmes will compete to be the No. 3 receiver for the Raiders this season. He took a step back with his production in 2015 after showing signs of life in 2014 when he had 47 catches for 693 yards and four touchdowns, but he followed that up with just 14 catches for 201 yards and four touchdowns last year. We don't expect a dramatic rise in production even if he's No. 3 behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, and Holmes should not be drafted in the majority of leagues.
The Raiders and Holmes have agreed to a one-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Holmes has been a bit receiver in the Raiders' passing attack the past three season, corralling 86 of 183 passes for 1,325 yards and nine touchdowns in 42 games. Despite a less-than-desirable 47% catch rate, he's brings a big-play dimension to the table for quarterback Derek Carr to utilize, as evidenced by 15.4 YPC.
Holmes caught two of his eight targets for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers. Holmes received the third most targets on the team, but he only hauled in two of them on a day where Derek Carr struggled against the Packers' defense. Carr completed less than 50-percent of his passes and he missed Holmes on multiple occasions. Holmes has been the No.4 option at the wide receiver position, but that could change with the injury to Seth Roberts.
Holmes caught one of his two targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Holmes hauled in a 34-yard score on Sunday which turned out to be his only catch on the day. The fourth-year wide receiver hasn't caught more than three passes in any game this season but somehow still has four touchdown receptions. It seems as if Derek Carr really likes him in three wide receiver sets near the red zone, but he still doesn't hold much fantasy value based on the amount of targets he gets on a weekly basis. It's impossible to predict how many looks he'll get moving forward, unless one of the top two receivers were to sustain an injury.
Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes hauled in three of his four targets for 50 yards in Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Ravens. Holmes played just 14 snaps on the day but he made the most out of them, averaging 16.7 yards per catch. Although this was a decent fantasy performance, there were three other receivers on the team that got a substantial amount of snaps in comparison to his 14. This performance could lead to more time moving forward, but Holmes is still considered a very low-end fantasy option at wide receiver, even in the deepest of leagues.
Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes is expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to a fractured hand, sources told ESPN. Holmes suffered the injury in practice Sunday.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|5||10/09||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|6||10/16||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|8||10/30||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|14||12/09||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|15||12/18||@San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|3 Year Avg||61||29||442||3||21||15.24||62|