Oakland Raiders

Stadium: O.co Coliseum | Coach: Jack Del Rio
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th97.1 (24th)226.9 (15th)
Defense22nd108.9 (11th)241.1 (25th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
01/02/18DLEddie VanderdoesKnee - ACLQUESTIONABLEVanderdoes is out with a minor knee injury Tuesday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Despite missing much of the offseason program while finishing his final term at UCLA, Vanderdoes has been very impressive this summer and is already listed as a starter on the Raiders' first unofficial depth chart of the year, according to Eddie Paskal of the team's official site. While it doesn't sound like this knee injury is much of a concern, it isn't clear if he'll be healthy in time for Oakland's preseason opener Saturday in Arizona.

(Updated 08/08/2017)
12/31/17DBDavid AmersonFootQUESTIONABLEAmerson (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Amerson will end the season with nine consecutive absences due to the foot injury, making it surprising the Raiders never placed him on injured reserve. As has been the case throughout the second half of the campaign, Sean Smith, TJ Carrie and Dexter McDonald are expected to serve as the teams primary cornerbacks in the season finale.

(Updated 12/31/2017)
12/31/17DLMario EdwardsAnkleQUESTIONABLEEdwards won't return to Sunday's game against the Chargers due to an ankle injury.

Edwards sat out Week 16 due to the ankle issue but was clear of an injury designation ahead of the regular season finale. The 23-year-old will finish the 2017 season having played five of the Raiders' final seven games with only a single tackle in that same stretch.

(Updated 12/31/2017)
12/31/17DLTreyvon HesterAnkleQUESTIONABLEHester (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Eagles, Eddie Paskal of the Raiders' official site reports.

Hester left last week's loss to the Cowboys after sustaining an ankle injury, and will now miss Monday's game as well. Look for Eddie Vanderdoes to see an increased role on the defensive line as a result of his absence.

(Updated 12/23/2017)
12/31/17DBKarl JosephHamstringQUESTIONABLEJoseph notched 79 tackles (58 solo), one sack, four passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 15 games during the 2017 regular season.

Joseph, a 2016 first-round selection, played nearly 300 more snaps during his second season in the league after appearing in 12 contests as a rookie. The Raiders' starting strong safety didn't put up any eye-catching numbers in 2017, but likely stabilized his role in the secondary with two years remaining on his rookie contract. A minor hamstring injury during Week 17's loss to the Chargers ended Joseph's campaign a bit early, but the issue shouldn't linger into the offseason.

(Updated 01/11/2018)
12/31/17DBDexter McDonaldAnkleQUESTIONABLEMcDonald is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury.

McDonald entered Week 17 nursing a knee injury but injured his ankle in the first half Sunday. Sean Smith should step in as the team's nickel cornerback, and Antonio Hamilton also likely will see increased snaps while McDonald is sidelined.

(Updated 12/31/2017)
12/09/16LBAldon SmithSuspensionSUSPENDSmith (suspension) will be reinstated in March barring any further issues with substance abuse, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Smith remains subject to the league's drug program, but will be reinstated given he stays on the right path throughout the coming months. He'll certainly add another pass-rushing presence for the Raiders' defense, while defensive end Khalil Mack was recently named 2016's defensive player of the year.

(Updated 02/05/2017)