Oakland Raiders

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Coach: Jon Gruden
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th97.1 (24th)226.9 (15th)
Defense22nd108.9 (11th)241.1 (25th)

Schedule

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Fri Aug 10
10:30 pm ET
DET
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Sat Aug 18
4:00 pm ET
@LAR
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Fri Aug 24
10:30 pm ET
GB
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Thu Aug 30
10:00 pm ET
@SEA
Mon Sep 10
10:20 pm ET
ESPNLAR
Sun Sep 16
4:25 pm ET
CBS@DEN
Sun Sep 23
1:00 pm ET
CBS@MIA
Sun Sep 30
4:05 pm ET
FOXCLE
Sun Oct 7
4:05 pm ET
CBS@LAC
Sun Oct 14
1:00 pm ET
FOXSEA
Sun Oct 28
4:05 pm ET
CBSIND
Thu Nov 1
8:20 pm ET
NFLN@SF
Sun Nov 11
4:05 pm ET
FOXLAC
Sun Nov 18
4:05 pm ET
CBS@ARI
Sun Nov 25
1:00 pm ET
CBS@BAL
Sun Dec 2
4:05 pm ET
CBSKC
Sun Dec 9
8:20 pm ET
NBCPIT
Sun Dec 16
1:00 pm ET
CBS@CIN
Mon Dec 24
8:15 pm ET
ESPNDEN
Sun Dec 30
1:00 pm ET
CBS@KC

Standings

AFC
West
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Kansas City10-6-05-1-0
Los Angeles9-7-03-3-0
Oakland6-10-02-4-0
Denver5-11-02-4-0
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Raiders' Martavis Bryant: May be facing another league suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Raiders fear Bryant may be the subject of NFL discipline and are awaiting final word on the situation, which they believe to involve the league's substance-abuse policy, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

It's a somewhat vague notion -- but not surprising, considering Bryant's tumultuous history, which included a disappointing 2017 campaign with the Steelers after missing the 2016 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. If Bryant, who missed Thursday's final minicamp workout, breaches those rules again (even if it's not necessarily a failed test), he could face a suspension of one year or longer. The raw talent he's flashed in brief stretches has not outweighed the issues his off-field behavior has carried. Those wanting to use a late-rounds pick on him for fantasy this upcoming season -- already a risky proposition, considering he's at best third on Oakland's pass-catching hierarchy -- will have to wait out yet another period of limbo.

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Raiders' Giorgio Tavecchio: Fighting to maintain kicking role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tavecchio faces steep competition to remain the Raiders' kicker in 2018, Scott Bair of NBC Sports reports.

Tavecchio bounced around the NFL for a few seasons prior to finally earning a roster spot with the Raiders in 2017 while Sebastian Janikowski was sidelined with a back injury. Though Tavecchio did a decent job (16-for-21 on field goals), the team brought in undrafted free agent Eddy Pineiro to compete for the job. Early reports are that Pineiro has impressed, meaning that Tavecchio will need to regain some ground in training camp if he wants to earn the job in 2018.

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Raiders' Eddy Pineiro: Early favorite in kicking battle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pineiro looks to be the early favorite to win the Raiders' kicking battle, Scott Bair of NBC Sports reports.

Pineiro signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent to compete with incumbent kicker Giorgio Tavecchio. The two have alternated kicking in practice and Pineiro appears to be slowly working his way ahead. There's still a lot of time left, however, and the battle will likely continue into training camp and the preseason as the team looks to figure out who their regular season kicker will be.

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Raiders' Jared Cook: Impressing coaching staff
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he's been surprised by Cook's speed during Oakland's offseason program, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Athleticism has always been Cook's calling card, dating back to his 4.50 40-yard dash at the 2009 NFL Combine. Gruden may be impressed, but he also has a long history of primarily using his tight ends as blockers. No tight end in a Gruden offense has ever reached 600 receiving yards, a mark Cook hit for the fourth time in his career last season. While still locked in as the Raiders' top pass catcher at his position, Cook may lose snaps to blocking specialists Lee Smith and Derek Carrier on early downs. There's also a bit more competition for targets, with Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant replacing the departed Michael Crabtree at wide receiver.

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Raiders' Ahtyba Rubin: Heads to west coast
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rubin signed with the Raiders on Tuesday.

Rubin played two games with Denver in 2017 before being released and completing the final 10 games with Atlanta. He played in a depth role and made 15 tackles. Rubin will be 32 years old when the season begins, and an already strong defensive front will likely keep him from making much of an impact.

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