|Offense||18th||97.1 (24th)||226.9 (15th)|
|Defense||22nd||108.9 (11th)||241.1 (25th)|
|96||Autry, Denico||DE||6-5||270||7/15/1990||5||Mississippi State|
|53||Bowman, NaVorro||LB||6-0||242||5/28/1988||9||Penn State|
|99||Brown, Fadol||DE||6-4||282||4/15/1993||1||Ole Miss|
|91||Calhoun, Shilique||DE||6-4||251||3/20/1992||3||Michigan State|
|4||Carr, Derek||QB||6-3||215||3/28/1991||5||Fresno State|
|22||Conley, Gareon||CB||6-0||195||6/29/1995||2||Ohio State|
|87||Cook, Jared||TE||6-5||254||4/7/1987||10||South Carolina|
|18||Cook, Connor||QB||6-4||215||1/29/1993||3||Michigan State|
|47||Cowser, James||DE||6-3||245||9/13/1990||3||Southern Utah|
|15||Crabtree, Michael||WR||6-1||215||9/14/1987||10||Texas Tech|
|97||Edwards, Mario||DE||6-3||280||1/25/1994||4||Florida State|
|78||Ellis, Justin||DT||6-2||335||12/27/1990||5||Louisiana Tech|
|76||Feliciano, Jon||G||6-4||325||2/10/1992||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|32||Hamilton, Antonio||CB||6-0||190||1/24/1993||3||South Carolina State|
|41||Harris, Erik||SAF||6-3||225||4/2/1990||3||California (PA)|
|34||Hood, Elijah||RB||5-11||230||4/22/1996||1||North Carolina|
|61||Hudson, Rodney||G||6-2||300||7/12/1989||8||Florida State|
|51||Irvin, Bruce||LB||6-3||250||11/1/1987||7||West Virginia|
|66||Jackson, Gabe||G||6-3||335||7/12/1991||5||Mississippi State|
|57||James, Cory||LB||6-1||230||5/22/1993||3||Colorado State|
|11||Janikowski, Sebastian||K||6-1||265||3/2/1978||19||Florida State|
|42||Joseph, Karl||SAF||5-10||205||9/8/1993||3||West Virginia|
|7||King, Marquette||P||6-0||195||10/26/1988||7||Fort Valley State|
|55||Lee, Marquel||LB||6-3||235||10/21/1995||2||Wake Forest|
|26||Luani, Shalom||SAF||5-11||202||8/5/1994||2||Washington State|
|3||Manuel, EJ||QB||6-4||237||3/19/1990||6||Florida State|
|50||Morrow, Nicholas||LB||6-0||216||7/10/1995||2||Greenville College|
|49||Olawale, Jamize||RB||6-1||240||4/17/1989||6||North Texas|
|70||Osemele, Kelechi||T||6-5||330||6/24/1989||7||Iowa State|
|72||Penn, Donald||T||6-4||315||4/27/1983||13||Utah State|
|30||Richard, Jalen||RB||5-8||205||10/15/1993||3||Southern Mississippi|
|10||Roberts, Seth||WR||6-2||195||2/22/1991||4||West Alabama|
|Saint Fleur, Joby||DE||6-4||253||11/11/1992||1||Northwestern Oklahoma State|
|43||Sheldon, Brady||LB||6-5||230||2/23/1993||1||Ferris State|
|68||Silberman, Ian||T||6-5||305||10/10/1992||2||Boston College|
|65||Simmons, Jordan||G||6-3||339||7/15/1994||1||Southern California|
|88||Walford, Clive||TE||6-4||250||10/1/1991||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|69||Ware, Jylan||T||6-7||317||10/16/1993||2||Alabama State|
|33||Washington, DeAndre||RB||5-8||205||2/22/1993||3||Texas Tech|
|19||Whitney, Isaac||WR||6-2||204||6/22/1994||1||Southern California|
Bowman, who was brought in by the Raiders mid-season, actually tied for the team lead in tackles with 89 despite playing just 10 games in the silver and black. The 29-year-old now has five career 120-plus tackle seasons under his belt, including four with the 49ers. He's slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, but the starting middle linebacker may look to re-sign with Oakland after experiencing such productivity with the team.
Hudson enters Monday's game as Pro Football Focus' top-graded center in terms of pass blocking. However, an ankle injury combined with an illness to prevent Hudson from practicing until Saturday this week, making it fair to question whether his effectiveness could be compromised.
Smith received a season-high 44 snaps in Week 16, despite No. 1 tight end Jared Cook (wrist) gaining clearance to play in the contest. Primarily as a blocker this season, Smith could see additional targets Week 17 against the Chargers if Cook were to suffer any sort of setback during practice this week. That being said, Smith's ceiling remains severely limited in a weak Raiders passing attack.
Nelson has racked up 44 tackles through eight games this season, but the Raiders' starting free safety has yet to force a single turnover. As a result, his IDP value has been somewhat limited while Oakland has unexpectedly struggled to a 3-5 start. Nelson will look to snag the first interception of his 2017 campaign in Week 9 against the Dolphins, who plan to be led by quarterback Jay Cutler (ribs).
Richard was not involved in the Raiders' offensive game plan during their season finale as he logged just six snaps following a Week 16 performance in which he lost a pair of fumbles. The second-year running back earned zero carries in three of the team's last four games, relying on his role as a pass catcher and punt returner to produce any sort of fantasy value. He finishes the 2017 campaign with 56 rushes for 275 yards and one touchdown to go along with 27 receptions (on 36 targets) for 256 yards and a score. Richard outpaced fellow backup DeAndre Washington in total yardage throughout the season, but the latter was more consistently used as the No. 2 option behind starter Marshawn Lynch. Richard will be on the last year of his rookie contract in 2018 before becoming a restricted free agent, while the Raiders' offense could be in line for several changes due to the upcoming change at head coach.
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.
On the heels of his 2016 Defensive Player of the Year award, Mack posted a career-high 78 tackles in 2017 but regressed in terms of sacks and turnovers forced. The edge rusher is slated to be a key member for the Raiders' defense again in 2018, when he'll make a base salary of nearly $14 million before potentially becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
Hamilton had arthroscopic knee surgery on a torn meniscus a little over a month ago, but he appears to be nearing a return. If the Raiders choose to move him to the active roster, he will be eligible to return for the Week 14 matchup with the Chiefs. Look for more updates on his status to come over the next couple of weeks.
James has been troubled by knee issues all season and missed the Raiders' last two games before being shut down for good. While James was sidelined the past two games, Morrow has risen to the forefront, producing 16 tackles and holding his own in coverage. Morrow could be worth a look in deeper IDP settings down the stretch now that he has a clear path to heavy snaps.
Sharpe entered the weekend with a questionable designation after the illness prevented him from practicing Thursday, but his health took a turn for the better over the weekend. He'll start at left tackle in the season finale.
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.
Luani is a former soccer player who showed a bit of a center fielder skill set at Washington State, intercepting four passes each of the last two years. Oakland is set at safety, so he'll try to make a special teams impact.
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.
Calhoun has been on the Raiders' practice squad since being waived at the end of the preseason. The 25-year-old could potentially see more defensive opportunities with Cory James (knee) questionable for Sunday and Marquel Lee out with an ankle injury.
Cook was limited earlier in the week with a wrist injury, but the 30-year-old starting tight end was able to suit up for the season finale as he officially appeared in all 16 games in 2017. The Raiders brought Cook in as a free agent this past year with a desire to provide quarterback Derek Carr with an additional red-zone target and an upgrade from Clive Walford at tight end, but Cook produced just two touchdown receptions and posted single-digit targets in the red zone as Oakland's offensive unit struggled as a whole. Cook has now posted just three scores throughout the last three seasons combined, and there's no reason to believe he'll stray from that trend in 2018 if he remains with the Raiders in what will be his second season of a two-year contract. There were a few positives in 2017 for Cook, however, as he led the team in receiving yards with 688 while outpacing starting receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree down the stretch.
The third-string quarterback for the Raiders, Cook dressed for just one game this season with starter Derek Carr and EJ Manuel enjoying relatively sound health. The 24-year-old will likely have to battle for a roster spot in training camp next summer heading into his third NFL season.
Smith was able to log two full practice sessions and was trending towards playing in Sunday's game all week. He will draw the start at cornerback opposite T.J. Carrie.
Carrie played a career-high 1,024 defensive snaps in 2017 as he served as a reliable starter at cornerback for the Raiders. He failed to force a turnover in 16 contests, but his 84 tackles were 32 more than his previous best in a single season. The 27-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, but incoming head coach Jon Gruden could make an effort to re-sign the cornerback after a decent 2017 campaign compared to the rest of the team's uninspiring secondary.
Though he failed to practice this week, the Raiders listed Alexander as doubtful in the event he received clearance from an independent neurologist leading up to the contest. That evidently didn't materialize, so Alexander will end his season in street clothes after sustaining the head injury in the Week 16 loss to the Eagles.
Crabtree logged just 17 snaps in the Raiders' gloomy season finale, resulting in a spell of frustration from the starting receiver as he totaled two catches on five targets throughout the last two games combined. Despite such a disappointing conclusion for the 30-year-old, Crabtree's eight touchdowns and 58 receptions led the team in 2017. Although his contract includes two more years with the Raiders, Crabtree's future may not be concrete as the team elected to fire head coach Jack Del Rio after Sunday's loss, while additional changes to the coaching staff could be made throughout the offseason as well. Crabtree will enter his ninth year in the league battling late-season frustrations after a campaign in which he posted his lowest catch and yardage totals since appearing in five games with the 49ers in 2013.
With the Raiders informing veteran Sebastian Janikowski (back), who spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve, that he wouldn't be re-signed in free agency, Tavecchio should retain kicking duties for Oakland, despite a somewhat uneven first full season in the league. Though he displayed a strong leg on kickoffs and nailed all nine of his field-goal tries in Oakland's first six games last season, Tavecchio regressed down the stretch, missing five kicks over the final 10 contests to finish with a lackluster 76.2 percent conversion rate. It's expected that the Raiders will bring in some competition for Tavecchio during training camp, but the 27-year-old should be viewed as the frontrunner if he's able to display renewed accuracy in practices and preseason contests.
Lynch, who turns 32 in April, is due a base salary of $4 million next season and carries a cap hit of $6 million. That said, per CSN Bay Area, there's still a way to go in terms of determining his fit with the team, with a new coaching staff headed by Jon Gruden now in play. Moreover, we suppose there's always the chance that the veteran back could walk away from the game again. In 15 contests this past season, Lynch logged 207 carries for 891 yards and seven TDs to go along with 20 catches for 151 yards, not eye-popping numbers, but he did gain momentum during the second half of the campaign. Looking ahead, the Raiders also have DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and Elijah Hood under contract in 2018, but the direction of the team's backfield hinges on which way things go with Lynch in the coming months.
Conley hasn't played since Week 3 in Washington and there remains no clear timetable for his return. The rookie first-round pick hasn't played enough to truly show what he brings to the table or what the Raiders are missing with him on the sideline.
Jackson was a limited participant in practice this week but will attempt to play against the Giants. Jon Feliciano would likely step in if Jackson is forced to miss any snaps Sunday.
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.
Olawale was limited Thursday and Friday, but he'll be able to use his run-blocking abilities Sunday. The fullback is rarely given the ball, though, with no more than five touches in a game this season.
McGill made his season debut against the Redskins in Week 3, but he only made one tackle on 27 special teams snaps. Without him, though, the Raiders are seriously thin at the safety position, and rookie seventh-round pick Shalom Luani is the last remaining backup at the position.
Latham was waived by the Raiders earlier in December after appearing in just one game for the team on the season. The team was able to retain the 23-year-old on its practice squad, where Latham apparently performed well enough to warrant the promotion back to the 53-man roster. He'll likely serve in a depth role along the defensive line throughout his stint in Oakland.
Ellis was presented with many opportunities to stop the Saints' rushing attack, as they ran the ball just 22 times throughout the entire game. He should have a bigger role Week 2 against running back Devonta Freeman and the Falcons.
Washington's four touches resulted in just three total yards as his lack of production continued in Week 17. Washington finishes his 2017 campaign with 57 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 34 catches (on 45 targets) for 197 yards and one score in 15 games. The second-year running back solidified himself as the No. 2 option out of the Raiders' backfield behind Marshawn Lynch, but averaged a dismal 2.7 yards per carry, adding to the team's offensive struggles. Washington's regression came on the heels of a successful rookie season in which he racked up 467 rushing yards on 87 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Oakland's offense figures to undergo some changes in 2018 after the firing of head coach Jack Del Rio, while offensive coordinator Todd Downing's job security is less than promising at this point as well. Washington's involvement in the offense may be affected by these amendments, but for now the trio of Lynch, Washington and fellow backup Jalen Richard is under contract through 2018.
After suffering three transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 1, it was originally estimated that Carr would miss 2-to-4 weeks, but he only ended up sitting out one contest. Though it would be a stretch to say that Carr's back issue was the only reason for his statistical regression in 2017, it certainly didn't help his cause. Looking ahead, Carr now has a full offseason to heal up, plus he's excited to work with a new head coach in Jon Gruden. Carr indicated that he wants Gruden to be tough on him and we suspect that his wish will be accommodated by the intense coach, who the signal-caller has known since the two filmed a Gruden QB Camp segment in 2014. It's also worth noting that Gruden has a 10-year deal with the Raiders, which effectively ends the team's recent coaching carousel, and we'd also expect the team to make some tweaks at the skill positions, possibly at running back, where Marshawn Lynch's 2018 status has yet to be cemented, according to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.
Janikowski's 18-year tenure with the Raiders will officially come to an end March 14, when the soon-to-be 40-year-old hits unrestricted free agency after the organization informed him Wednesday that he wouldn't be retained next season. The 2000 first-round selection had been at risk of losing his roster spot ahead of the 2017 campaign in favor of Giorgio Tavecchio, but Janikowski's back injury allowed the Raiders to stash him on injured reserve and delay parting ways with the franchise scoring leader. With extended time off to recuperate, it sounds like Janikowski is back to full health, but the kicker could face a cool reception in free agency. In addition to his advanced age, Janikowski was below average in terms of accuracy in 2015 and 2016, converting 50 of 61 field-goal tries (82 percent) and missing three extra-point attempts during that span.
Kirkland suffered an unspecified knee injury in the preseason opener and wasn't in line to be available for the next few weeks.
Holton showed off his big-play ability as he notched three 40-plus yard receptions and averaged one score per six targets throughout the 2017 season. His fantasy value was severely limited due to a lack of volume, however, as the second-year receiver failed to move above Seth Roberts or Cordarrelle Patterson on the depth chart behind starters Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Unfortunately for Holton, he also struggled with ball-security issues and drops, so it could be tough for the 26-year-old to see an increased role in 2018 before becoming a restricted free agent in 2019.
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.
Penn is on the mend from an unspecified foot injury that required surgery in December. It isn't clear if he'll be healthy in time for the start of offseason workouts in late April.
Melifonwu didn't participate in practice this week, so his absence doesn't come as a surprise. The rookie safety has appeared in just five games this season, logging seven tackles.
James was never more than a limited participant in practice this week and will sit out for the first time since Week 7. Nicholas Morrow is a likely replacement at weak-side linebacker for the Raiders on Sunday.
Autry was originally considered questionable to play with a hand injury that's been nagging him the past few weeks. The fourth-year defensive has been especially productive of late, having totaled 10 tackles, three sacks and three defended passes over his last four outings.
Lee is ready to return after missing the Raiders' last three games. With Cory James also returning from his own knee injury, the rookie is probably ticketed for a reserve role.
The Raiders took Hood in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but ultimately waived him prior to the season commencing. He reverted the team's practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in Week 8. He was subsequently waived and spent the remainder of the year back with the practice unit. He will now look to earn a spot on the 53-man roster for the 2018 season.
The undrafted rookie out of USC will make his NFL debut this Sunday against the Giants after spending the preseason with Raiders before being signed to the practice squad prior to Week 1. Don't expect Whitney to see many offensive reps, as he will be the fifth wideout on the depth chart -- but with Michael Crabtree suspended and Amari Cooper (concussion, ankle) not at full strength, Whitney could get an opportunity at some point during the contest.
Newhouse will return to his role as Oakland's starting right tackle.
Hatcher, an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas in 2016, signed with the Raiders this past offseason. However, he was ultimately let go prior to the season kicking off. After spending time on their practice squad, the big-play receiving threat will look to impress enough during the offseason and land a role with the team next year.
Mitchel landed on the Colts' injured reserve during training camp, and was ultimately waived off injured reserve on Oct. 26. Mtichel later found his way to the Raiders' practice squad, and will now look to earn a role with the team for the 2018 season.
Cooper's fantasy performance in Week 17 was salvaged by an 87-yard touchdown reception, marking his second 60-plus yard score in the last two weeks. The third-year receiver failed to surpass the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career during the 2017 campaign, but he found the end zone seven times despite dealing with a variety of minor injuries throughout the latter portion of the season. The entire Raiders offense was a mess at times as they scored less than 20 points in 10 of 16 contests, but the core of quarterback Derek Carr, running back Marshawn Lynch, Cooper and fellow receiver Michael Crabtree is slated to return in 2018 during what will be a bounce-back effort.
Walford had yet to practice since sustaining the concussion in Week 14, so this move isn't overly surprising as the regular season draws to a close. Pharaoh Brown has joined the 53-man roster from the practice squad and should serve as the Raiders' No. 3 tight end.
Ware appears to have made a full recovery from his concussion symptoms and is back at practice. He should be a full participant through the rest of preseason barring any setbacks.
Brown has been on the Raiders' practice squad since falling victim to roster cutdowns in September. The undrafted rookie free agent is unlikely to be an offensive factor and should serve as the team's No. 3 tight end with Clive Walford (concussion, neck) placed on injured reserve.
Hillary was called up by the Browns during their Week 9 bye. He failed to actually suit up for any contest until last week's loss against the Packers, and was apparently dealing with a knee injury this week. The 24-year-old will presumably clear waivers and either revert to the practice squad or look for a new destination.
Usual starter Derek Carr suffered a transverse process fracture in his back last week, and he's inactive Sunday. Carr is targeting a Week 6 return to action, so this could be a one-week assignment for Manuel. He's a speculative fantasy play in Week 5, but working in his favor is that the Raiders will welcome starting wideout Michael Crabtree back to their lineup after he missed last Sunday's contest with a chest injury.
Irvin, who turned 30 years old in November, has notched an impressive 10 total forced fumbles in two seasons with the Raiders. His eight sacks in 2017 were the most in a season for Irvin since his rookie campaign with Seattle in 2012. The outside linebacker has two years remaining on his contract with the Raiders, and the team plans to have one of its leading edge rushers back in 2018.
Patterson, who was limited by a minor hip injury throughout the last two weeks of the season, failed to record a single touchdown catch in his first campaign as a Raider. The 2013 first-rounder remained behind Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and even Seth Roberts on the depth chart at wide receiver, though Patterson also added 538 kick return yards and an average of 9.3 yards per carry. He's under contract through 2018, but the Raiders' offense could be shaken up after the firing of head coach Jack Del Rio.
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.
Feliciano sat out Week 14 with a concussion but was able to return in for last Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, only to exit with a recurrence of the head injury.
Roberts, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Raiders prior to the 2017 regular season, accounted for just one touchdown reception in 15 games after posting 10 combined scores throughout his first two seasons in the league. The third-year receiver did notch a career-high 43 catches, however, averaging just over 10 yards per reception primarily out of the slot. Roberts' lack of touchdowns can be attributed to just four red-zone looks in 2017, following a 2016 campaign in which he saw 21 passes thrown his way inside the 20-yard line. The Raiders will be under new direction in 2018 after the firing of head coach Jack Del Rio, but for now Roberts projects to once again serve behind starters Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree in the team's pecking order at wide receiver.