Ruggs (knee) secured two of three targets for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' 40-32 win over the Chiefs on Sunday. He also returned one kickoff for nine yards.
Making his first appearance since Week 2, Ruggs put his stamp on the game with a 72-yard touchdown grab with 2:39 remaining in the first half. The rookie speedster also recorded a 46-yard grab on the afternoon and provided the Raiders with a downfield dimension they'd been missing in his absence. While he only saw three targets, Ruggs' final line is a testament to what he can do with even minimal opportunity. Ruggs now will utilize the bye week to get even healthier ahead of a Week 7 home matchup against the Buccaneers.
Ruggs (knee) is active Week 5 against the Chiefs.
Ruggs was able to practice in full both Thursday and Friday, but his status Sunday was still expected to come down to pregame warmups after entering the week with a questionable tag. It seems his activity in warmups was enough to get clearance, and Ruggs will return to action after back-to-back weeks on the sidelines. Opportunity does await with Bryan Edwards (ankle/foot) ruled out this week, though Ruggs will still be going up against a Kansas City defense that has been effective against opposing wide receivers this season. The Chiefs are giving up the least fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers in standard formats, allowing just 42 total receptions and two touchdowns to the position through four games.
Ruggs (knee/hamstring) is "hoping to play" Sunday against the Chiefs, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Per the report, a final call on that front hasn't been made, but fortunately for those considering Ruggs in Week 5 fantasy lineups, the Raiders kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday. The rookie wideout, who is officially listed as questionable for the contest, practiced in full both Thursday and Friday.
Ruggs (knee/hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
That said, the rookie practiced in full both Thursday and Friday, which appears to set the stage for him to be active for Sunday's contest. If he does return to action after missing two games, Ruggs will add a play-making element to a wide-receiver corps that also includes Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones. The Raiders have already ruled Bryan Edwards (foot/ankle) out for Week 5.
Ruggs (knee/hamstring) practiced fully Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Ruggs logged a limited session Wednesday, but his return to a full practice Thursday puts him in a position to return to action Sunday against the Chiefs following a two-game absence. He'll join a wide receiver corps in Week 5 that will also include Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones, with Bryan Edwards (foot/ankle) seemingly unlikely to play this weekend. In that context, the speedy rookie's volume may be an issue, but his playmaking ability does give him a degree of fantasy upside any time that he suits up.
Ruggs (hamstring/knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Meanwhile, fellow rookie wideout Bryan Edwards (foot/ankle) wasn't able to return to practice. Ruggs' presence on the field Wednesday -- albeit as a limited participant -- has him trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Chiefs approaches.
Ruggs (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's practice, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
The Raiders' first official injury report of the week will be released later Wednesday, at which point the extent of Ruggs' practice activity will be revealed. The rookie first-round pick was a non-participant all last week, so even a limited session would represent a step in the right direction.
Ruggs (knee/hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.
With Bryan Edwards (foot/ankle) already ruled out and Ruggs now deemed inactive, Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones are slated to head the Raiders' Week 4 wide receiving corps.
Ruggs (knee/hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
With Bryan Edwards (foot/ankle) already ruled out and Ruggs' unlikely to play, Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones are in line to head the Raiders' Week 4 wide receiving corps.
Ruggs (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.
Ruggs is trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game against the Bills, as is fellow rookie wideout Bryan Edwards (ankle), who also isn't practicing Wednesday. Barring a quick turnaround for either Ruggs or Edwards, the Raiders are poised to lean on Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones as their primary options in three-wide sets Week 4.
Ruggs (hamstring/knee) is considered a "long shot" to play in Sunday's game against the Bills, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Raiders will likely be without the services of two of their starting receivers Week 4, as rookie third-round pick Bryan Edwards (ankle) is also expected to be sidelined. Las Vegas will monitor Ruggs' activity in practices this week before deciding on his status for Sunday, but if both he and Edwards are out, the team would likely lean on Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones as its main options in three-receiver sets.
Coach Jon Gruden noted Monday that the Raiders are "concerned about both" Ruggs (hamstring) and Bryan Edwards (ankle)," Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Gruden added that he has to check with the Raiders' trainers before providing a full update, but for now we'll consider both rookie pass catchers iffy for Sunday's game against the Bills. If the duo ends up missing the contest, added snaps would be available for Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones.
Ruggs (knee/hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
After being added to the Raiders' Week 3 injury report Thursday following a limited showing at practice, Ruggs wasn't able to take the field Friday and won't be available this weekend. With Ruggs out, Zay Jones and Nelson Agholor are candidates for added snaps Sunday behind Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow.
Ruggs was a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to knee and hamstring injuries, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Though Ruggs showed up on the Raiders' initial Week 3 injury report, he was listed as a full participant Wednesday. The fact that he took a step back in his activity a day later is somewhat discouraging, but Ruggs would be able to alleviate most of the concern about his status for Sunday's game against the Patriots by increasing his involvement during the team's final practice of the week Friday. Despite playing 49 of 80 offensive snaps in the Raiders' Week 2 win over the Saints, Ruggs managed only one four-yard reception across three targets.
Ruggs caught one of three targets for four yards in Monday night's 34-24 win over the Saints.
Ruggs was overthrown by quarterback Derek Carr on a deep shot early, and although he made just one grab for a minimal gain afterward, Ruggs' speed clearly made an impact as he drew two defensive coverage penalties. That included an important pass interference flag late, helping the Raiders clinch their first victory. As long as his Week 1 knee issue doesn't resurface, look for Las Vegas to plan more ways to get the ball in Ruggs' hands ahead of this Sunday's game in New England.
Ruggs (knee) is active for Monday's contest against the Saints.
Ruggs' knee injury wasn't revealed until he was held out of practice Thursday. The absence continued Friday, but returning to the field in a limited capacity Saturday paved the way for the rookie first-round pick to potentially suit up Week 2. Earlier Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Ruggs was expected to play, and indeed that has come to pass. Look for Ruggs to work in conjunction with Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow as the top three wide receivers for Derek Carr.
Ruggs (knee) is expected to suit up against the Saints on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Ruggs is officially listed as questionable for Monday's contest due to the knee injury he sustained in Las Vegas' season opener, but it looks like he'll play through the issue. The Raiders likely won't release an official decision on Ruggs' availability until closer to kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET. However, if the rookie first-round pick is able to take the field alongside fellow starters Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow, Ruggs' versatility and big-play ability will make him a tempting fantasy option.
Ruggs (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Saints, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Ruggs did manage to practice in limited fashion Saturday -- the first time he's taken part in practice this week -- which seems to reinforce the notion the speedy first-round pick could be active Monday. Sources close to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio also seem to echo that notion, though fantasy managers likely won't know Ruggs' official status until closer to the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff.
Ruggs (knee) didn't participate in Friday's practice.
Ruggs was unavailable for a second straight practice, and he'll need to get on the field in some capacity Saturday to have a shot at playing Monday versus the Saints. The rookie first-round pick finished his NFL debut with three receptions on five targets for 55 yards while rushing twice for 11 yards despite injuring his knee in the first half. If Ruggs ends up being ruled out, expect fellow rookie Bryan Edwards to be the de facto No. 1 wideout while Hunter Renfrow and Nelson Agholor both get bumps in usage.
Ruggs (knee) wasn't spotted during the early portion of Friday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Ruggs looks in line to miss his second consecutive practice due to a knee injury sustained during the Raiders' win over Carolina in Week 1. He was able to return to the season opener after halftime, so there's reason for optimism that Ruggs will once again manage to play through the issue, but he'll likely need to upgrade to at least a limited session during Saturday's practice for any chance at suiting up against the Saints on Monday.
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