Renfrow caught one of five targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.
Renfrow had loftier expectations than usual heading into a tough Week 5 matchup against the Bears with fellow receivers Tyrell Williams (foot), J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) sidelined, but the Clemson product managed to haul in just one pass in 42 offensive snaps. Trevor Davis led the WR corps in both playing time and production with 42 yards on four catches, but while backup tight end Foster Moreau also vultured a quartet of receptions for 46 yards of his own. As the Raiders' bye approaches, expect a healthier contingent of pass catchers the next time Oakland takes the field Week 7 against the Packers
Renfrow is a candidate for extra targets in Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Bears in London with fellow wideouts Tyrell Williams (foot), J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) all declared inactive for the contest.
The rookie had seen his snap counts trend downward over the last two games, but he's set for a nice bump in workload in London. With the trio of veteran receivers sitting out the contest, the wideout corps will be helmed by Renfrow, Keelan Doss and Trevor Davis, although the trio will be tasked with facing a ferocious Bears defense.
Renfrow caught two of three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts.
Renfrow appeared to have an inside track to additional targets with No. 2 receiver J.J. Nelson (leg) somewhat unexpectedly inactive, but the former logged just 28 of a possible 67 offensive snaps while newcomer Trevor Davis saw more playing time and also took a 60-yard run to the house. Fellow pass catchers Darren Waller and Tyrell Williams combined for 15 targets as well, hogging nearly half of the overall target share from quarterback Derek Carr. Renfrow still has a grasp on slot receiver duties, but the Raiders may be forced to continue utilizing Davis given his big-play ability, while Nelson's (leg) looming return may also limit Renfrow's opportunities.
Renfrow could be in line for additional targets in a Week 4 tilt against the Colts with fellow wideouts J.J. Nelson (coach's decision) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) declared inactive for the contest.
The rookie has had a modest, low-upside role through the first three games, securing nine of 15 targets for 71 yards. However, Renfrow could be in for a boost in targets Sunday due to simple attrition at his position, although he's likely to still be primarily utilized in the possession role he's filled thus far.
Renfrow caught three of four targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Vikings.
Renfrow's involvement in the Raiders' aerial attack was somewhat limited Sunday due to the emergence of J.J. Nelson as well as tight end Darren Waller hogging 14 targets from quarterback Derek Carr. An ankle injury held Nelson to just eight total snaps throughout the first two weeks of the season, but he's clearly the No. 2 receiver behind Tyrell Williams when healthy. Renfrow will retain value in deeper leagues as the slot man, however, especially given the Raiders' habit of falling behind early and often as consistent underdogs.
Renfrow caught four of eight targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Chiefs.
He led the Raiders in targets on the afternoon, although Renfrow wasn't able to do much with the volume -- his longest reception went for 11 yards. The rookie is quickly establishing himself as a reliable slot option for Derek Carr, but his fantasy utility will still likely be limited to deeper PPR formats.
Renfrow recorded two receptions on three targets for 13 yards in Monday's 24-16 win over the Broncos.
Renfrow played just 16 of 57 offensive snaps (28 percent), and he wasn't heavily used, as the team's offense was led by Josh Jacobs, Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller. After limited opportunities in the season opener, Renfrow won't be a fantasy viable receiver until he earns a more consistent role.
Renfrow is expected to start Monday's contest against the Broncos after Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Saturday the Raiders released wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Renfrow will likely start as the slot receiver, with a combination of J.J. Nelson (ankle), Dwayne Harris and Ryan Grant contributing as the outside receiver opposite Tyrell Williams. Renfrow, a Clemson product, faces a difficult task against the Broncos defense to begin his career, but his increased role could make him a legitimate fantasy asset in deep formats.
Renfrow could see a boost in snaps if Antonio Brown, who has reportedly asked for his release, does not play in Monday's contest against the Broncos.
The Brown saga seems to change by the hour, but if the most up-to-date news proves to be true, Renfrow would likely be considered the No. 2 receiver behind Tyrell Williams, with J.J. Nelson (ankle) and Ryan Grant sliding up on the depth chart. Against what is expected to be a fearsome Broncos defense, Renfrow likely shouldn't be counted on to a be a fantasy asset in Week 1, but the rookie receiver would see a significant rise in his stock thanks to being located in a predominantly heavy passing attack.
Renfrow caught both of his targets for 26 total yards in Thursday's 33-26 win over Arizona.
Renfrow didn't get going until midway through the first half, long after Derek Carr had exited, but still managed to grab a 19-yard pass to kick-start Oakland's third touchdown drive. The rookie is currently listed as a starter in the slot, so it might confuse some to see Ryan Grant -- listed as a second-teamer -- come up with an opening-drive touchdown grab, but it's a fool's errand to follow the roster shuffle at this juncture of the preseason. Renfrow was productive with his opportunities Thursday and the picture should be clearer next week against Green Bay, traditionally the game in which starters prep most for the regular season.
Renfrow "seems to have already won" the Raiders' starting slot receiver competition, Vic Tafur of the Athletic reports.
That notion is echoed by Eddie Paskal of the team's official site, who notes that Renfrow -- who has had a strong training camp thus far -- is listed as the top slot receiver on the Raiders' unofficial depth chart, ahead of Ryan Grant and De'Mornay Pierson-El. If that's an arrangement that sticks, Renfrow -- a fifth-round draft pick this past April -- could carve out some PPR value in deeper formats. Antonio Brown (foot) and Tyrell Williams are slated to serve as the team's top two wideouts.
The Raiders selected Renfrow in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 149th overall.
Adam Humphries opened up a world of opportunity for undersized, under-athletic Clemson slot wideouts with mediocre production, and Renfrow is the first beneficiary. Renfrow is a pure slot receiver at 5-foot-10, 184 pounds, and his 4.59-second 40 won't frighten anyone, but he has innate skill in the underneath game and showed an encouraging 6.8-second three-cone drill at the combine. The Raiders realistically only have Ryan Grant in Renfrow's way for slot snaps, so a rookie-year role can't be ruled out despite him posting just 2,133 yards and 15 touchdowns in four seasons at Clemson.
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