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.
The Raiders' passing attack will look for a big step up Thursday against the Chiefs.
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.
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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.
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.
Rivera, who had just 101 yards through the first six games, went off for 83 yards Sunday. He hauled in seven passes on nine targets in the game, all of which represent his best totals of the season.
Rivera showed some promise as a rookie, but had been mostly silent before Sunday's game. He has a limited track record of success, so you probably need to see more from Rivera before considering adding him. Still, Rivera might be an interesting prospect to monitor in the second half of the season.
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