Richard totaled a loss of one yard on two carries to go along with three catches for 27 yards on four targets during Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
Richard was unable to capitalize on fellow backup DeAndre Washington's (hamstring) lack of involvement Sunday, as the latter appeared on just five offensive snaps while Richard accounted for 17 of his own. Veteran Marshawn Lynch once again received a bulk of the carries out of the Raiders' backfield, while receiver Cordarrelle Patterson hit paydirt on a 47-yard run in the fourth quarter. Richard's limited opportunities severely impact any chance he owns at consistent fantasy production, and a muffed punt during Oakland's fourth consecutive loss won't help his cause.
Richard rushed nine times for 37 yards and failed to catch either of his two targets during Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
With fellow running back DeAndre Washington sidelined due to a hamstring injury, Richard logged a season-high in both offensive snaps (25) and touches (nine), but his fantasy output remained limited as he failed to find the end zone. Richard also averaged more yards per carry than starter Marshawn Lynch, though the veteran vultured a rushing touchdown. Richard could see his volume dip in Week 6 against the Chargers if Washington is able to return.
Richard rushed for seven yards on two carries and hauled in one pass for 20 yards on one target during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
Richard was the Raiders' second-leading rusher behind Marshawn Lynch in Week 4, but Oakland's pitiful ground game accounted for just 24 yards on 15 carries as a unit. The lone bright spot for Richard came on a 20-yard reception in the second quarter, while a minor calf strain that kept him limited earlier in the week didn't appear to be an issue. The Raiders' offensive line will look to create more opportunities for the backfield in Week 5 against the Ravens, who have allowed the eighth-most rushing yards in the league through four games.
Richard (calf) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Richard's involvement in all drills Thursday should ease any worry that the minor calf strain he suffered in the Week 3 loss to the Redskins would force him to miss time. It's expected that Richard and DeAndre Washington will continue to split the snaps at running back when starter Marshawn Lynch is off the field, limiting the upside of both reserve runners. Richard is averaging just under six touches through the Raiders' first three contests.
Richard suffered a minor calf strain during the Raiders' Week 3 loss to the Redskins, but the injury isn't expected to impact his availability for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Richard went down with the injury in the fourth quarter, which may have explained why he saw just six offensive snaps after logging totals in the teens in Weeks 1 and 2. The calf issue may result in Richard's practice time being limited during the week, but even though he appears likely to suit up Sunday, he won't necessarily be in store for an uptick in snaps. Though Marshawn Lynch is the Raiders' clear top back, there isn't much separation on the depth chart between Richard and DeAndre Washington, who made an impact as a pass catcher in Week 3 with five grabs for 24 yards. It's certainly possible that head coach Jack Del Rio could be inclined to stick with Washington as the primary change-of-pace option ahead of a reasonably healthy Richard on Sunday.
|8||10/29/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ MIA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/10/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/25/17||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
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