The catch brings Holmes' season total to just two, though one was a touchdown. The
Holmes caught a six-yard touchdown for his only reception during Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Holmes saw just three targets throughout the contest, but made his only reception count as he found the end zone for the first time this season. He was only on the field for 14 offensive snaps, while No. 3 receiver Seth Roberts earned 51. More of the same is expected for Week 3's tilt against the Titans.
Holmes was held catchless on two targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Packers.
Meanwhile, No. 3 wideout Seth Roberts caught four passes for 50 yards on six targets, further cementing himself in the role he held for most of last season. Holmes will likely be the No. 4 or 5 receiver, posing an occasional deep threat to opposing defenses.
Holmes has been a bit receiver in the Raiders' passing attack the last three seasons, corralling 86 of 183 passes for 1,325 yards and nine touchdowns in 42 games. Despite a less-than-desirable 47 percent catch rate, he brings a big-play dimension to the table for quarterback Derek Carr to utilize, as evidenced by 15.4 YPC.
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 missed Holmes on multiple occasions. Holmes has been the No. 4 option at the wide receiver position, but that could change with the abdominal injury to Seth Roberts.
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