Hunter Renfrow

Hunter Renfrow

Wide Receiver #13
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 184 lb.
College:Clemson
Age:24
Born:December 21, 1995
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 5 (149)
Draft Team:OAK

Hunter Renfrow: Continues late-season emergence

Renfrow caught six of nine targets for 102 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 16-15 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: With the Raiders shorthanded at receiver, Renfrow went off Sunday and nearly gave the Raiders a win in their final game representing Oakland. Down a score with only seconds remaining, the 5-foot-9 Renfrow high pointed a 28-yard pass from Derek Carr and wrestled it away mid-air from Isaac Yiadom. He scored three plays later. The rookie receiver showed a lot of promise down the stretch with back-to-back games of over 100 yards and a touchdown to end the season, his only two 100-yard games of the season.

December 29, 2019 5:10 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Tops 100 yards

Renfrow hauled in seven of his nine targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 16 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Renfrow returned from a rib injury to play for the first time in three contests. He showed few signs of rust, as he caught a short slant pass over the middle and outran the Chargers defense for a 56-yard touchdown on the Raiders fourth play from scrimmage. Though he largely worked underneath after his big play, Renfrow showed the ability to rack up targets while also gaining yards after the catch. He'll look to close his rookie campaign on a strong note in Week 17 against the Broncos.

December 22, 2019 5:13 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Set to return in Week 16

Renfrow (rib) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers after practicing fully Friday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Renfrow, who has missed the Raiders' last three games, is slated to re-join the team's pass-catching and punt return mix Week 16. Prior to suffering his rib injury, Renfrow made a fantasy mark in PPR formats while operating as the Raiders' slot man, compiling a 36-296-2 stat line through 11 contests. He'll look to pick up where he left off against a Chargers squad that has dropped four if its last five outings

December 20, 2019 2:31 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Turns in limited practice

Renfrow (rib) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Renfrow's reps were capped for the second straight day, but he told Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area after the session that he expects to put an end to a three-game absence Sunday versus the Chargers. If Renfrow's prediction comes to pass and he suits up this weekend, he'll likely be forced to play through some pain while he deals with the residual effects of a fractured rib. The Raiders will see what Renfrow is able to do at Friday's practice before assessing his odds of playing in Los Angeles.

December 19, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Limited to start week

Renfrow (ribs) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Renfrow was also able to practice in a limited capacity last Thursday. The rookie fifth-round pick said Monday that he expects to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, and he appears on track to do so barring any setbacks.

December 18, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Expected back in Week 16

Renfrow (ribs) is expected to play in Week 16 against the Chargers, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Renfrow missed the last three games after being injured in Week 12, but it appears his absence is about to come to an end. Renfrow was able to practice on a limited basis last Thursday and "looked great," so as long as he is able to do at least the same this week, he should be good to go for Week 16.

December 16, 2019 1:39 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Remains sidelined this week

Renfrow (ribs) won't play Sunday against the Jaguars, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Renfrow -- who last played in Week 12 -- still out, Tyrell Williams and Zay Jones are in line to head the Raiders' Week 15 wide receiver corps, with Keelan Doss and Rico Gafford also in the mix.

December 13, 2019 1:54 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Returns to limited practice

Renfrow (ribs) returned to a limited practice Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Offensive coordinator Greg Olson noted that Renfrow went through individual drills Thursday with no contact. In doing so the receiver "looked great," according to Olson. "It's good to have him out on the field. Brought a little juice to the offense. Very excited to see him out there." Friday's injury report should give us a better idea of Renfrow's chances of being cleared to play Sunday against the Jaguars.

December 12, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Returns to practice

Renfrow (ribs) is practicing Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Renfrow has missed two straight games while nursing a broken rib and a punctured lung, but he appears to be trending toward a return to the field against Jacksonville on Sunday. If the rookie is able to log a full practice session Thursday and/or Friday, he can be fully expected to reprise his usual role as the No. 2 option in Oakland's wide receiver corps behind Tyrell Williams.

December 12, 2019 11:22 AM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Trending toward playing Week 15

Coach Jon Gruden is optimistic Renfrow (ribs) will play in Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Renfrow has missed the last two games after sustaining a broken rib and punctured lung in Week 12's loss to the Jets, but it appears he's recovered enough to be on track for a return. The rookie was starting to hit his stride in the five games preceding his injury, recording 22 receptions for 281 yards and two scores, and he was targeted in the red zone five times in that stretch. Renfrow's practice status should still be monitored during the week, and a full-speed session would extinguish any doubts about his availability.

December 9, 2019 1:13 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Out again Week 14

Renfrow (rib) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Renfrow was always expected to miss multiple games after coming out of the Raiders' Nov. 24 loss to the Jets with a broken rib and a punctured lung, so his absence for Week 14 comes as little surprise after he was unable to practice Wednesday through Friday. While Renfrow is out, Zay Jones and Keelan Doss should continue to benefit from increased snaps alongside top wideout Tyrell Williams in either two- or three-receiver formations.

December 6, 2019 2:23 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Will miss time

Coach Jon Gruden confirmed Monday that Renfrow suffered a rib injury Sunday that will keep the receiver out for "a while," ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports.

Analysis: Though Gruden didn't to go into the specifics of the rookie's injury or relay a recovery timetable, he did acknowledge that Renfrow's season may over. Meanwhile, NFL Network reported that the 2019 fifth-rounder suffered a broken rib and punctured lung in Sunday's loss to the Jets. In Renfrow's absence, Gruden indicated that the likes of Keelan Doss and Zay Jones or tight ends Darren Waller and Derek Carrier would be candidates to pick up added snaps out of the slot.

November 25, 2019 2:22 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Has broken rib, punctured lung

Renfrow was diagnosed with a broken rib and a punctured lung after exiting Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Raiders have yet to confirm the extent of Renfrow's injury nor has the team provided a timeline on his return, but the rookie appears likely to miss additional game action. Renfrow's health setback comes at an unfortunate time, as he had developed into a trusted option underneath for quarterback Derek Carr in recent weeks. Over his past five games, Renfrow had garnered at least four targets in each contest and totaled 22 catches for 281 yards and two touchdowns during that stretch.

November 25, 2019 12:30 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Leaves game with injury

Renfrow is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Jets due to a ribs injury.

Analysis: Renfrow exited Sunday's contest midway through the third quarter. The rookie caught three of five targets for 31 yards before leaving the field. As long as Renfrow remains sidelined, Trevor Davis and Marcell Ateman could see increased depth roles.

November 24, 2019 12:19 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Compiles 66 receiving yards

Renfrow caught five of six targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Renfrow matched tight end Darren Waller for the team lead in receptions Sunday, and the former has now caught at least four passes in four consecutive games. Renfrow logged less than 50 percent of the Raiders' offensive snaps for the first time since Week 7, but the rookie still posted his second-best performance of the season from a yardage standpoint.

November 18, 2019 7:58 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Held to one reception Sunday

Renfrow caught one of five targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Renfrow had loftier expectations than usual heading into a tough Week 5 matchup against the Bears with fellow receivers Tyrell Williams (foot), J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) sidelined, but the Clemson product managed to haul in just one pass in 42 offensive snaps. Trevor Davis led the WR corps in both playing time and production with 42 yards on four catches, but while backup tight end also vultured a quartet of receptions for 46 yards of his own. As the Raiders' bye approaches, expect a healthier contingent of pass catchers the next time Oakland takes the field in Week 7 against the Packers

October 7, 2019 5:05 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Set for bigger role Week 5

Renfrow is a candidate for extra targets in Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Bears in London with fellow wideouts Tyrell Williams (foot), J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) all declared inactive for the contest.

Analysis: The rookie had seen his snap counts trend downward over the last two games, but he's set for a nice bump in workload in London. With the trio of veteran receivers sitting out the contest, the wideout corps will be helmed by Renfrow, Keelan Doss and Trevor Davis, although the trio will be tasked with facing a ferocious Bears defense.

October 6, 2019 8:59 AM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Lowest snap count since Week 1 debut

Renfrow caught two of three targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Renfrow appeared to have an inside track to additional targets with No. 2 receiver J.J. Nelson (leg) somewhat unexpectedly inactive, but the former logged just 28 of a possible 67 offensive snaps while newcomer Trevor Davis saw more playing time and also took a 60-yard run to the house. Fellow pass catchers Darren Waller and Tyrell Williams combined for 15 targets as well, hogging nearly half of the overall target share from quarterback Derek Carr. Renfrow still has a grasp on slot receiver duties, but the Raiders may be forced to continue utilizing Davis given his big-play ability, while Nelson's (leg) looming return may also limit Renfrow's opportunities.

September 30, 2019 3:59 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Added opportunity due to injuries?

Renfrow could be in line for additional targets in a Week 4 tilt against the Colts with fellow wideouts J.J. Nelson (coach's decision) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) declared inactive for the contest.

Analysis: The rookie has had a modest, low-upside role through the first three games, securing nine of 15 targets for 71 yards. However, Renfrow could be in for a boost in targets Sunday due to simple attrition at his position, although he's likely to still be primarily utilized in the possession role he's filled thus far.

September 29, 2019 8:45 AM EST

Hunter Renfrow: Totals 28 yards on three receptions

Renfrow caught three of four targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Renfrow's involvement in the Raiders' aerial attack was somewhat limited Sunday due to the emergence of J.J. Nelson as well as tight end Darren Waller hogging 14 targets from quarterback Derek Carr. An ankle injury held Nelson to just eight total snaps throughout the first two weeks of the season, but he's clearly the No. 2 receiver behind Tyrell Williams when healthy. Renfrow will retain value in deeper leagues as the slot man, however, especially given the Raiders' habit of falling behind early and often as consistent underdogs.

September 23, 2019 3:21 PM EST

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