DeShone Kizer is expected to be the No. 3 quarterback for the Raiders this season behind Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota, and he has minimal Fantasy value in that role. Kizer would need Carr and Mariota to get hurt before he saw any playing time, and Kizer is not worth drafting in any leagues. He did not attempt a pass with the Raiders in 2019.
The Raiders waived Kizer on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The Las Vegas quarterback room became more crowded this offseason following the addition of Marcus Mariota and the team's decision to tender a contract to Nathan Peterman (elbow), rendering Kizer an expendable piece. Since serving as a 15-game starter for the 0-16 Browns in 2017, Kizer has appeared in three contests the past two years, with all coming as a member of the Packers in 2018.
Kizer was active for four games but didn't play a snap during the 2019 season. The 24-year-old served as the team's No. 3 quarterback and was a healthy scratch through the first 12 games of the season, but he supplanted Mike Glennon for the backup job down the stretch. The increased role indicates Kizer was making a solid impression at practice, but he never ended up seeing the field with starter Derek Carr remaining healthy. Kizer is heading into the final year of his rookie deal in 2020, and he should have the upper hand over any newcomers in retaining the backup job entering training camp.
Kizer supplanted Mike Glennon as the No. 2 quarterback on Oakland's roster Thursday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. Kizer has been a healthy scratch for the Raiders all season, but he stands to be active against Tennessee on Sunday as the top backup to Derek Carr. As a result, Mike Glennon will likely serve as the team's reserve option going forward.
Kizer (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Broncos. Kizer joined the Raiders on Sept. 1, but will have to wait at least another week to don the silver and black. With the Notre Dame product sitting Monday, Mike Glennon will be tasked with backing up Derek Carr.
The Raiders claimed Kizer off waivers Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Kizer was cut by the Packers after he failed to win the backup job, but found a team quickly Sunday. It will be an interesting dynamic in Oakland with four quarterbacks currently on the roster. One or two of Kizer, Nathan Peterman and Mike Glennon will surely be sent packing before next Monday's regular season game.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/22||New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|3||09/27||@New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|5||10/11||@Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|7||10/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||22.13|
|9||11/08||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|11||11/23||Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||17||19.13|
|15||12/18||Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|3 Year Avg||53.2||1027||4||8||153||2||72|