• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mychal Rivera in a crowded situation at TE with Raiders

    Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera hauled in two of his three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bears.Rivera is one of three tight ends that saw time on Sunday, along with Lee Smith and Clive Walford. Walford didn't catch any passes, but he was targeted deep down the middle during the first quarter. Smith caught both of his targets for 14 yards.Depending on the weekly game flow, all three of these guys will continue to see time on the field. Rivera is a very low-end Fantasy option, especially with the Raiders' plethora of options at the wide receiver position.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Raiders TE Mychal Rivera nets 15 receiving yards in Week 2

    Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera caught three of his five targets for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 2 matchup with the Ravens. This was a step in the right direction after just one catch on two targets in Week 1. Rivera played 39 snaps to Clive Walford's 20 and he received three more targets in the process. This would suggest that Rivera is still the top option at tight end, but neither of these two have proven to be major fantasy players up to this point.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Raiders TE Mychal Rivera needs more action to make impact

    Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera caught one pass for four yards on two targets in Week 1's loss to the Bengals. Meanwhile, Clive Walford was targeted twice in the game, catching one pass for one yard. While things could look up for either player in the coming weeks, until the Raiders involve their tight ends in the offense more, neither Rivera or Walford will be high-percentage fantasy plays.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Mychal Rivera too inconsistent to trust

    Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera had a productive three-game stretch earlier in the season, so his seven-catch, 109-yard, touchdown-scoring performance Week 14 against San Francisco wasn't completely out of nowhere. But considering he had a combined seven catches for 69 yards in three games in between, a repeat performance might be a bit much to ask. The Chiefs, his Week 15 opponent, permitted him just one catch for 8 yards in Week 12. For more major takeaways from Week 14, check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Raiders TE Mychal Rivera breaks out Week 14

    Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera had a breakout game Week 14 against the 49ers. Rivera hauled in seven receptions for 107 yards. Rivera was a strong target for Derek Carr the entire game, but didn't score until the final quarter. In the fourth, Rivera managed to haul in a 5 yard touchdown catch from Carr. The score put the game out of reach for San Francisco. Rivera will look for more Week 15 against the Chiefs.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Raiders' passing game yields little Week 13

    The Raiders threw for 183 yards with three interceptions in their 52-0 loss at St. Louis, so there wasn't a lot of production to go around. Wideout Andre Holmes caught three of six targets for 28 yards, and wideout Kenbrell Thompkins hauled in two of five targets for 28 yards. Receiver Brice Butler secured both his targets for 27 yards. Tight end Mychal Rivera caught three of eight targets for 21 yards, and wideout Vincent Brown had a 10-yard grab. They'll all play the 49ers in Week 14.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Raiders' Kenbrell Thompkins paces quiet receiving attack Week 11

    Raiders wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins caught two of his three targets for a team-high 47 yards in his team's 13-6 loss to the Chargers in Week 11. Thompkins was responsible for one of the Raiders' few quality plays on offense, making a tough catch over the middle on a play from midfield and ripping off about 15 yards after the catch on a 35-yard play. The Raiders were unable to get into the end zone on the fourth-quarter drive though and settled for their second field goal of the day. Tight end Mychal Rivera shared the team lead in receptions with running back Latavius Murray, with the tight end catching three of his five targets for 40 yards. James Jones added 35 yards while catching two of his five targets, while Andre Homes caught just two of his six targets for 19 yards. Backup receiver Brice Butler managed to catch one of his three targets for 15 yards. The Raiders' passing attack will look for a big step up Thursday against the Chiefs.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Raiders TE Mychal Rivera records TD for second straight game

    Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera recorded a touchdown for a second straight game during a 41-17 loss Week 10 vs. Denver. Rivera finished with six catches for a team-high 64 receiving yards. Rivera got most of his stats on the final drive. He totaled three catches for 49 yards on the last drive, which included an 18-yard touchdown. He has three touchdowns in his last two games and is averaging 61.7 receiving yards in his last three games. The Raiders are back in action Week 11 at San Diego.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Mychal Rivera becoming a consistent target

    OK, so you probably shouldn't expect two touchdowns from Mychal Rivera every week, but the Raiders tight end has certainly established himself as a reliable underneath target for quarterback Derek Carr -- the perfect safety valve for a rookie with the ability to stretch the field. Rivera had only 38 yards in this one (thanks in part to those two 1-yard touchdowns), but he caught eight passes. That's only a week after catching seven for 83 yards. Rivera had five catches back in Week 2, but otherwise, he hadn't been too involved in the passing game prior to Week 8. Now that he appears to be an integral part of it, he's in the discussion as at least a bye-week replacement in standard Fantasy leagues and perhaps an outright add in PPR formats.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Raiders' Mychal Rivera emerges Week 9

    Raiders TE Mychal Rivera was Derek Carr's favorite target Week 9 against the Seahawks. Rivera was more of a check-down specialist, gaining 38 yards on eight receptions. He averaged just 4.8 yards per catch. Rivera was a big beneficiary at the goal line, where Carr found him for two 1 yard scores. Rivera was targeted a team-high 11 times. Rivera will look for more Week 10 against the Broncos.