|Offense||5th||112.4 (10th)||278.6 (4th)|
|Defense||29th||116.9 (26th)||273.5 (28th)|
|44||Adams, Tyrell||LB||6-2||228||4/11/1992||1||West Georgia|
|74||Alexander, Vadal||T||6-5||326||3/23/1994||R||Louisiana State|
|20||Allen, Nate||SS||6-0||210||11/30/1987||7||South Florida|
|29||Amerson, David||CB||6-1||205||12/8/1991||4||North Carolina State|
|96||Autry, Denico||DE||6-5||270||7/15/1990||3||Mississippi State|
|91||Calhoun, Shilique||LB||6-5||251||3/20/1992||R||Michigan State|
|4||Carr, Derek||QB||6-3||215||3/28/1991||3||Fresno State|
|38||Carrie, T.J.||SS||6-0||205||7/28/1990||3||Ohio U.|
|8||Cook, Connor||QB||6-4||217||1/29/1993||R||Michigan State|
|47||Cowser, James||DE||6-3||247||9/13/1990||R||Southern Utah|
|15||Crabtree, Michael||WR||6-1||215||9/14/1987||8||Texas Tech|
|78||Ellis, Justin||DT||6-2||335||12/27/1990||3||Louisiana Tech|
|76||Feliciano, Jon||G||6-4||325||2/10/1992||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|32||Hamilton, Antonio||DB||6-0||188||1/24/1993||R||South Carolina State|
|77||Howard, Austin||T||6-7||330||3/22/1987||7||Northern Iowa|
|61||Hudson, Rodney||C||6-2||300||7/12/1989||6||Florida State|
|51||Irvin, Bruce||OLB||6-3||250||11/1/1987||5||West Virginia|
|66||Jackson, Gabe||G||6-3||335||7/12/1991||3||Mississippi State|
|57||James, Cory||MLB||6-1||229||5/22/1993||R||Colorado State|
|11||Janikowski, Sebastian||K||6-1||265||3/2/1978||17||Florida State|
|22||Jones, Taiwan||RB||6-0||195||7/26/1988||6||Eastern Washington|
|42||Joseph, Karl||SS||5-10||207||9/8/1993||R||West Virginia|
|7||King, Marquette||P||6-0||195||10/26/1988||5||Fort Valley State|
|14||McGloin, Matt||QB||6-1||210||12/2/1989||4||Penn State|
|28||Murray, Latavius||RB||6-3||230||1/18/1990||4||Central Florida|
|49||Olawale, Jamize||FB||6-1||240||4/17/1989||4||North Texas|
|70||Osemele, Kelechi||G||6-5||330||6/24/1989||5||Iowa State|
|72||Penn, Donald||T||6-4||315||4/27/1983||11||Utah State|
|30||Richard, Jalen||RB||5-8||207||10/15/1993||R||Southern Mississippi|
|54||Riley, Perry||MLB||6-0||240||5/3/1988||7||Louisiana State|
|10||Roberts, Seth||WR||6-2||195||2/22/1991||2||West Alabama|
|88||Walford, Clive||TE||6-4||250||10/1/1991||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|33||Washington, DeAndre||RB||5-8||204||2/22/1993||R||Texas Tech|
|71||Watson, Menelik||T||6-5||315||12/22/1988||4||Florida State|
|58||Ball, Neiron (IR)||OLB||6-3||235||8/20/1992||2||Florida|
|97||Edwards, Mario (IR)||DE||6-3||280||1/25/1994||2||Florida State|
|30||Edwards, SaQwan (IR)||DB||6-0||200||5/13/1992||1||New Mexico|
|50||Heeney, Ben (IR)||MLB||6-0||230||5/13/1992||2||Kansas|
|82||Holmes, Gabe (IR)||TE||6-5||255||3/29/1991||2||Purdue|
|86||Smith, Lee (IR)||TE||6-6||265||11/21/1987||6||Marshall|
|Bean, Jimmy||DE||6-5||251||11/8/1993||R||Oklahoma State|
|80||Brent, K.J.||WR||6-3||207||8/6/1993||R||Wake Forest|
|40||Durden, Kenneth||DB||6-1||182||5/16/1992||R||Youngstown State|
|63||Jackson, Branden||DE||6-4||268||11/11/1992||R||Texas Tech|
|67||Omoile, Oni||G||6-2||310||6/24/1993||R||Iowa State|
|Silberman, Ian||T||6-5||306||10/10/1992||2||Boston College|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
So far during organized team activities, Hudson has impressed his coaches and teammates, per CSNbayarea.com.
“Rodney’s done a terrific job. He’s been more than what we anticipated,” offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said. “He has better movement than I think we expected from our film study and from watching from the other sideline. He’s done a great job of pulling. Guards and tackles pull a bunch in our system, but the center needs to at times, and he’s able to do that.”
Hudson, a second-round pick in 2011, has instilled confidence in his teammates by how he's performed throughout practice thus far.
Watching him out here, I am like, ‘Oh, you’re worth every penny you got.’ He is a very good penny, so I am looking forward to it," left tackle Donald Penn said. "He is going to man that middle and we’re going to follow his lead.”
Smith was placed on reserve while the team signed tight end Ryan O'Malley to the active roster. Smith was the team's best blocking tight end, so his absence is likely to affect the run game more than the passing game. Tight end Clive Walford will continue to see the majority of the team's reps at the position.
Nelson and the rest of the Raiders' defense saw improvements in Week 7 after a bit of a horrid start to the season, although they were up against a downward-spiraling Jaguars offense on Sunday. Nelson recorded a season-low in tackles this past week, but will look to get back on track in that department Week 8 against the Buccaneers.
Richard has put up disappointing performances in back-to-back weeks no with averages of 0.7 and 3.3 yards per carry against the Texans and Panthers. Fellow rookie running back DeAndre Washington was inactive due to what appeared to be a coaching decision after decreased involvement in the offense in recent weeks, so it was a bit disappointing that Richard wasn't able to take advantage with an opportunity to produce in Week 12 behind Latavius Murray. Richard will look to get back on track next week against the Bills, who don't have a stellar run defense up to this point.
Edwards had not practiced since injuring his hip in the team's first preseason game. His injury has completely healed but he is still rehabbing to get his strength and movement back to where it needs to be in order to play. He remains a candidate to be activated off IR and would be eligible to play immediately, though he may need added time to get back into the swing of things in games and at practice.
Murray has been able to play through his ankle issue of late and we don't expect that to change this weekend against the Bills. Murray, who headed into Week 12's action with a questionable tag, played this past Sunday against the Panthers, logging 49 (out of a possible 74) snaps on offense, while recording 19 carries for 45 yards and a TD and three catches for 43 yards.
Mack had himself a field day in Week 12 against Cam Newton and the Panthers, forcing multiple turnovers and even finding the end zone for the first time this season. He also extended his sack streak to six games, and he's currently tied for sixth in the league with nine quarterback take-downs on the year. He'll look to continue this recent momentum next week against the Bills.
Ward didn't produce much at Illinois, but his rawness is largely explained by inexperience, and the presumption is that he has considerable upside thanks to unusual athleticism for a player with such a big build. At 6-foot-5, 297 pounds, Ward is an enormous figure, but he showed standout quickness and explosiveness at the Combine by logging a 7.38-second three-cone drill and 111-inch broad jump at the Combine.
Tartt was selected in the second round out of Samford, where he amassed 277 tackles with six interceptions in his college career. Davis was selected in the fourth round and rushed for 2,440 yards and 22 touchdowns on 454 carries in his college career.
Bates functioned primarily as a special teams asset Sunday where he saw 28 snaps. It appears that the leg injury Bates suffered a few weeks back is no longer an issue.
Amerson was unable to practice earlier in the week before returning to practice Friday in limited fashion, but he won't suit up in Week 12. D.J. Hayden and TJ Carrie figure to see expanded roles at cornerback for the Raiders in Amerson's absence.
Calhoun was unable to practice last week and subsequently missed his first game of the 2016 campaign. His level of participation in practice this week will likely shed light on his potential availability for Sunday's matchup with the Bills.
Jones was limited in practice all week but was never expected to sit out after playing through his injury in Week 8. He likely won't see much action on offense, with his main role being on special teams.
Trawick had been a limited participant in practices all week with the shoulder issue, but he should be ready to take on his usual backup role in the secondary in Week 8. He's accrued 10 tackles over six appearances on the season.
Cook won't suit up Sunday as starter Derek Carr and backup Matt McGloin take over the duties at quarterback.
Holmes suffered a severe high ankle sprain in Monday's practice, which has resulted in his placement on the IR. Holmes projected to be the fourth tight end on the team's depth chart this season.
Smith was deemed questionable for Monday's contest after being limited in practice throughout the week. However, the shoulder injury that kept him out of Week 9's win over the Broncos will not keep him sidelined Monday. He will presumably take on his usual role starting at cornerback.
Brown, Chekwa and Moore had all been ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Carrie and Watson entered the contest listed as questionable. Carrie is dealing with an ankle injury. Watson has foot and ankle issues. Bergstrom and McGee are healthy scratches.
Though he headed into this past Sunday's game against the Panthers with a questionable tag, Crabtree saw 65 of 74 snaps on offense for the Raiders, en route to leading the team in receiving, with eight catches (on 13 targets) for 110 yards. While his limitations at practice Wednesday suggest that his ankle is not quite 100 percent, we'd expect the wideout to be fine for Sunday's game against the Bills.
McGee appears to be behind the ankle issue that kept him sidelined for two games prior to last week's win over the Texans. He figures to once again start at defensive tackle next to Dan Williams.
Smith's one-year suspension that he was serving for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy is nearing an end, and after entering a treatment center in late July, Smith will once again attempt to make a return to the NFL. Having been suspended and under investigation multiple times over the past few years, Smith will have a lot to prove to the league if he wishes to play once again.
Olawale was one of the unlikeliest options to lead the Raiders' in receiving on Monday, but his 75-yard catch and run touchdown in the fourth quarter tied the game up, and ultimately led to the team's eighth win of the season. The fullback figures to remain fantasy irrelevant, but he likely enjoyed the spotlight for once.
McGill will avoid missing his first game of the season despite being limited in practice throughout the week due to an abdomen injury. He'll serve as Karl Joseph's backup at strong safety.
Smith should assume his normal position as the Raiders' starting weakside linebacker.
Latham suffered his injury in the second quarter of Sunday's contest. Justin Ellis figures to see a few extra snaps if Latham is unable to return.
Ellis was presented with many opportunities to stop the Saints' rushing attack, as they ran the ball just 22 times throughout the entire game. He should have a bigger role Week 2 against running back Devonta Freeman and the Falcons.
For the first time in his NFL career, Washington will don street clothes instead of pads, but the writing was on the wall after a four-snap performance Monday against the Texans in Mexico City. The Raiders will instead trust in Latavius Murray (ankle), Jalen Richard, and Jamize Olawale to fuel the backfield.
Per the San Jose Mercury News, Carr sported a glove on his right hand at practice Wednesday, but it's pretty clear that the dislocated right pinky that the QB suffered in Week 12 won't prevent him from playing Sunday against the Bills.
Janikowski still has yet to miss an extra point during a season where it seems that kickers are struggling with the ball being snapped from the 15-yard line. He has also missed just one field goal throughout the Raiders' past three games, while converting on seven attempts during that stretch. His recent consistency and the offense's ability to score has Janikowski on an upward trend.
Riley is set to miss his first game since joining the Raiders in October due to a hamstring issue. Cory James will continue starting at middle linebacker, but will have little depth behind him.
Williams spent the previous five years with the Cardinals, where he started 40 of the 70 games he played in. Williams totaled 116 tackles and two sacks. He recorded a single-season best 45 tackles a year ago.
Smith spent the past four seasons with the Bills and is predominantly a blocking tight end. He was originally drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round in 2011 before being placed on waivers — which is how the Bills acquired him.
It became clear during the Raiders' Week 1 victory that Holton is currently buried in the team's wide receiver pecking order, but he managed to record two solo tackles on special teams. He also didn't see any action in the return game, with running back Taiwan Jones securing the role of kick returner. More of the same is expected in terms of Holton's role when Oakland takes on Falcons in a Week 2 matchup.
Joseph continues to solidify himself as one of the Raiders most productive assets on defense as he led the team in tackles Sunday. The rookie now has 33 tackles (21 solo) to go along with two passes defensed, one interception, and one fumble recovery through the first six weeks of the season.
The 6-4, 340-pound Penn was home with his wife and two children in Los Angeles, when a man jumped his security fence, smashed through the front door and began "going crazy" inside the home.
Penn claims he doesn't know the man, but he was able to physically restrain the 6-1, 220-pound intruder until police arrived.
Penn got a temporary restraining order against the man, requiring him to stay at least 100 yards away from the family. The case will be heard later this month, when the Penn's are expected to request that the order be made permanent.
Helfet has been tending to a fractured foot in the early days of training camp, which has seemingly spurred the Seahawks to turn elsewhere for tight end depth. If he clears waivers, he'll revert to injured reserve.
James along with fellow rookie Karl Joseph have been young bright spots for a Raiders defense that has struggled at times throughout the season. Since earning the starting middle linebacker job Week 3, James has racked up 31 tackles (25 solo) in the past four games. He'll look to add to those numbers next week against the Jaguars.
Autry missed time early in the offseason due to a wrist injury, resulting in spotty play throughout the preseason thus far. He still has the talent to earn the starting spot, however, but he'll have to impress the coaches on Saturday when the Raiders take on the Titans in their third exhibition contest.
Hayden and Panthers wideout Kelvin Benjamin got tangled up in the fourth quarter. While Benjamin popped right back up, Hayden remained down on the field for a short period of time. TJ Carrie projects to see a significant uptick in playing time for the rest of the game.
Howard was limited in practice throughout the week and was considered questionable to play prior to kickoff.
Heeney ends his second season in an untimely manner, after recording 15 tackles in just four games. The 23-year-old started the season as the team's starting middle linebacker but was replaced by Cory James in Week 3. The Raiders signed Perry Riley on Tuesday to replace Heeney.
Osemele will play on Sunday despite being limited in practice throughout the week, so he's therefore slated to get the start at left guard per usual.
O'Malley was seeing limited action behind Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera before being released.
Cooper managed a long gain of just nine yards in this one and posted his lowest yardage output of the season. He managed 129 yards or more in three of four games from Week 5 through Week 8, but has averaged just 45 yards per game in three contests since then. Cooper still finished second on the team in targets behind Michael Crabtree, but he was outgained on the day by Clive Walford and Seth Roberts, both of whom found the end zone. He should bounce back sooner rather than later, but the other options in the Oakland attack will continue to benefit if opposing defenses are content to focus specifically on stopping him.
Holmes put up his best performance of the season thus far in terms of receiving yardage, but that isn't saying much since he has yet to surpass even 30 yards in a single game. With Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree serving as quarterback Derek Carr's go-to options, along with Seth Roberts securing the No. 3 role, Holmes' value is restricted to the deepest of leagues with the Raiders heading into their bye week.
"He was having a great camp for us and really playing well," Raiders coach Jack del Rio said.
Watson will be replaced by sixth-year veteran Austin Howard, who started at guard for Oakland last season.
Walford finally found the end zone for the first time since Week 2, securing his second touchdown of the season. His fantasy value remains limited to deeper leagues however, while he consistently see around three to four targets per game. His lack of volume and big-play ability will seemingly keep him on the waiver wire in most cases. The Raiders next test will come against the Bills, who have been solid against the pass so far this year.
Rivera reverted back to his usual production on Sunday after a quality showing in Week 8 when he scored and reeled in three receptions. He remains cemented as the No. 2 option at tight end for the Raiders as he was on the field for 48 snaps compared to 74 for Clive Walford. The team's aerial attack will look to get going in Week 11 following a Week 10 bye.
McGloin is currently edging out rookie quarterback Connor Cook for the primary back-up spot behind starter Derek Carr. McGloin has served in this role for the past couple of seasons, but Cook could prove himself worthy throughout the rest of training camp.
Irvin stepped up big for the Raiders' defense as they won their eighth game of the season. The outside linebacker recorded his season-high in tackles by far, with six more than his previous best of four. He also picked up his third sack this year, which will hopefully give him momentum heading into next week's tilt against the Panthers.
Ball emerged in Week 5 of last season by holding Denver TE Owen Daniels without a catch on five targets. The performance earned him his first career start versus San Diego in Week 6, but shortly into the game he suffered a knee sprain and was ruled out by halftime. Ball will serve as depth for an imposing Raiders' outside linebacking corps in 2016 behind Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith and perhaps Aldon Smith (suspension), should he return in November.
Roberts quietly has racked up five touchdown grabs on the season now after securing three of them throughout the first four weeks of his 2016 campaign. With just four games of over 30 receiving yards, however, his fantasy value remains limited.