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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