These are the top fantasy football players of the Las Vegas Raiders as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.
Data as of January 13, 2023.
|2||Home||New Orleans Saints|
|3||Away||New England Patriots|
|5||Away||Kansas City Chiefs|
|7||Home||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|9||Away||Los Angeles Chargers|
|11||Home||Kansas City Chiefs|
|13||Away||New York Jets|
|15||Home||Los Angeles Chargers|
Smith finished the regular season with two yards on one carry and an eight-yard reception on two targets while playing in all 17 of the Falcons' games during the 2022 season.
Analysis: In his fourth season with Atlanta, Smith once again saw a near-even split between offense and special-teams work. The fullback played 246 offensive snaps on the campaign, compared to 261 on special teams, where he served as a key member of Atlanta's coverage and return units. Smith is headed for unrestricted free agency this offseason, but the Falcons will presumably be interested in retaining him if head coach Arthur Smith continues to include a fullback as part of his offensive scheme in 2023.
January 12, 2023 9:40 AM EST
Carr announced Wednesday a decision to leave Las Vegas on his official Twitter account.
Analysis: Carr's goodbye message concludes "That fire burning inside of me to win a championship still rages... Winning a championship is what I've always wanted and what I will continue to work towards," confirming that the 31-year-old continues to continue his career, albeit with a new team. His announcement comes following a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that the Raiders, who decided to bench Carr for Jarrett Stidham down the final stretch of the 2022 season, have begun exploring his trade market. A number of teams could be interested in the capable veteran's services this offseason, and Carr's no-trade clause will give him significant input in his ultimate landing spot.
January 12, 2023 7:47 AM EST
The Raiders intend to evaluate the trade market for Carr, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Carr, who signed a three-year, $121.5 million contract with Las Vegas last April, stepped away from the team back in December after the decision to move forward with Jarrett Stidham for the final stretch of the 2022 season. Rapoport notes that Carr's contract carries a no-trade clause, which would give him a significant say in any possible destination if he and the Raiders do decide to mutually part ways this offseason. The fact that the team has begun to explore a trade market for Carr could point in that direction.
January 12, 2023 7:17 AM EST
Patterson rushed five times for 18 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-17 win over Tampa Bay. He also caught two of three targets for one yard.
Analysis: Patterson took a back seat to Tyler Allgeier during the Falcons' season finale, but the veteran salvaged his Week 18 production by recording Atlanta's lone rushing touchdown during the win. After totaling 122 rushing attempts for 619 yards and six touchdowns over his first 10 appearances, Patterson saw just 22 rushes for 77 yards over the final three games of the season, though he did record two touchdowns during that stretch. He ultimately finished with career highs in rushing yards (695) and rushing touchdowns (eight), but he saw a significant regression in his passing-game production, as he caught just 21 passes for 122 yards after registering 52 receptions and 548 yards a year ago. Overall Patterson's season wasn't disappointing, but there were certainly signs that his prolific 2021 campaign was an outlier compared to his normal production. His cap hit for 2023 is $5.5 million, which is a sizable contract and suggests he'll have a solid role next year, but after Allgeier's impressive rookie campaign, Patterson may be relegated to backup duties moving forward.
Cordarrelle Patterson player page.
January 10, 2023 9:22 AM EST
Pineiro made a 42-yard field goal as time expired and converted his only extra point in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Pineiro ended the season with a bang, clinching a Panthers victory with his final kick of the campaign. Despite costly misses in Week 8's overtime loss to the Falcons serving as a midseason hiccup, Pineiro was otherwise highly reliable, making 33 of 35 field goals and 30 of 32 extra points this year. In total, his 129 points tied for the sixth most league-wide at his position, putting him in a great spot to cash in as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
January 10, 2023 6:47 AM EST