Hunter Renfrow

Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #13
Las Vegas Raiders
Wide Receiver #13

Hunter Renfrow News

Perfect effort against Chiefs

Renfrow recorded seven receptions on seven targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-13 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Renfrow paced the Raiders in catches after commanding seven targets for the second time in his last three games. He made the most of that opportunity and showed strong rapport with Jarrett Stidham by hauling in receptions of 16 and 14 yards to highlight his day. Renfrow also caught his second touchdown of the season on an 11-yard reception midway through the fourth quarter. After breaking out in 2021, Renfrow was limited to only 10 games this season and otherwise saw a sharp downturn in his involvement in the offense thanks to the addition of Davante Adams. Nevertheless, Renfrow will be back with the team in 2023, as he enters the final year of his contract.

Jan 7, 2023 7:33 PM EST

Three receptions in overtime loss

Renfrow caught three passes for 19 yards on four targets in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Renfrow was unable to benefit from the impressive 15.9 yards per completion that quarterback Jarrett Stidham posted in his first career NFL start, while fellow pass-catchers Davante Adams and Darren Waller combined for 225 yards and three touchdowns on 10 receptions. Renfrow has caught just eight of 14 targets in three games since returning from injured reserve, but he could benefit from another pass-friendly game script against the Chiefs in Week 18.

Jan 2, 2023 9:35 AM EST

Reaches end zone Saturday

Renfrow recorded four catches (on seven targets) for 42 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 13-10 loss at Pittsburgh.

Analysis: The Raiders marched 72 yards on the first drive of the game, capping it with a nifty play by Renfrow to get into the end zone from 14 yards out. Otherwise, this offense more often than not found itself stuck in neutral, with Derek Carr and company totaling just 143 net passing yards. It should be noted that Renfrow's seven targets marked his second-highest mark of the season, so in a unit composed of Davante Adams, Darren Waller and Mack Hollins, Renfrow is a hit-or-miss option, especially with a Week 17 matchup against the 49ers' top-ranked defense on tap.

Dec 24, 2022 9:20 PM EST

Three targets in return

Renfrow caught one pass for 14 yards on three targets in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Patriots. He also returned three punts for 20 yards.

Analysis: Renfrow logged less than 30 of the Raiders' 68 offensive snaps in his return from the oblique injury that landed him on injured reserve for five weeks, and it was fellow slot receiver Keelan Cole that turned in the better fantasy performance as the latter posted two receptions for 50 yards and the game-tying touchdown. However, Renfrow could see his workload increase against the Steelers in Week 16.

Dec 20, 2022 6:03 AM EST

Back from injured reserve

Renfrow (oblique) has been activated from IR ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: The return of Renfrow, who last suited up Week 9, will bolster the Raiders' passing attack ahead of the team's last four games. It remains to be seen if he'll log a full workload in his return to action, but once he's up to speed, Las Vegas' slot receiver could log enough targets to merit attention in PPR formats.

Dec 17, 2022 1:35 PM EST

Coach non-committal on Week 15

Coach Josh McDaniels has yet to decided whether Renfrow (oblique) will be activated for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Renfrow has been practicing this week after being designated for return from injured reserve, but the coach wants to see how Friday's practice goes before making a decision on Renfrow's status. If Renfrow ultimately suits up against New England, it would be his first appearance since Week 9.

Dec 16, 2022 10:34 AM EST

Designated for IR return

The Raiders designated Renfrow (oblique) to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Darren Waller (oblique) also designated for return, the Raiders could have two talented pass catchers back in the lineup for Sunday's game against New England. They'll need to move Renfrow back to the active roster by Saturday in order for him to play, but the designation means he can now practice with his teammates before a decision is made on Week 15 active status.

Dec 14, 2022 11:18 AM EST

Uncertain for Week 14

Coach Josh McDaniel said Wednesday that Renfrow (oblique) is "getting close" but won't necessarily be available when first eligible Week 14 against the Rams, Paul Gutierrez of reports.

Analysis: It's perhaps unfortunate for the Raiders that the play on Thursday the same week Renfrow and Darren Waller (hamstring) both are eligible to return from injured reserve. It does sound like the Raiders expect them to return at some point in December, if not for the Thursday matchup with Los Angeles in Week 14.

Nov 30, 2022 1:12 PM EST

Lands on IR

Renfrow (hamstring/ribs) has been officially placed on IR by the Raiders.

Analysis: The same applies to tight end Darren Waller (hamstring), while TE Foster Moreau along with WRs Mack Hollins, Keelan Cole (knee) and DJ Turner profile as candidate to see added pass-catching opportunities in the coming weeks. Renfrow isn't eligible to return to action before Week 14, when the Raiders face the Rams.

Nov 10, 2022 1:48 PM EST

Ticketed for IR

The Raiders are expected to move Renfrow (hamstring/ribs) to injured reserve Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: While Las Vegas has yet to confirm any transactions, multiple reports indicate that both Renfrow and top tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) will be moved to IR, leaving the two pass catchers unavailable for each of the Raiders' next four games. Assuming that comes to fruition, the Raiders will have had quarterback Derek Carr and the team's top three pass catchers -- Davante Adams, Renfrow and Waller -- on the field for a total of just 43 plays through the first 13 weeks of the season. After the four-game absence, the Raiders will face a quick turnaround for Week 14 with a Thursday matchup against the Rams, so neither Renfrow nor Waller can be viewed as safe bets to make it back to the lineup in the minimum amount of time. Even when he had been able to take the field this season, Renfrow had produced a disappointing 21-192-0 receiving line on 29 targets over six games, so fantasy managers in redraft leagues may be best off moving on from the 26-year-old rather than waiting on his uncertain return.

Nov 10, 2022 11:14 AM EST

Logs limited practice

Renfrow (hamstring/ribs) was limited at practice Wednesday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: Renfrow wasn't on the Raiders' Week 9 injury report, but the slot man -- who was on the field for 44 of a possible 59 snaps on offense in this past Sunday's loss to the Jaguars -- is now nursing a pair of injury issues ahead of this weekend's game against the Colts. Renfrow now has two more chances to practice fully before Friday's final Week 10 injury report is posted.

Nov 9, 2022 3:32 PM EST

Three receptions in loss

Renfrow caught three of four targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Jaguars. He also returned three punts for 29 yards.

Analysis: Renfrow hasn't been targeted more than four times in a single contest since his Week 5 return from a concussion, catching just 11 total passes for 112 yards throughout the Raiders' past four games. He'll look to find the end zone for the first time all season when Las Vegas hosts the Colts in Week 10.

Nov 7, 2022 7:00 AM EST

Only one catch

Renfrow caught one of two targets for six yards in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Renfrow's season-low yardage total still topped fellow starter Davante Adams' mere three yards on a day when Las Vegas' passing attack struggled mightily. The veteran slot receiver has seen his production decline this season and remains without a score in his five appearances. Renfrow will strive to bounce back while breaking that drought in Week 9 versus the Jaguars.

Oct 30, 2022 1:45 PM EST

Logs full practice

Renfrow (hip) returned to a full practice Thursday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: After turning in a limited session Wednesday, Renfrow logged a full practice Thursday, which puts him in line to serve as the Raiders' top slot man this weekend against the Saints. In this past Sunday's win over the Texans, Renfrow was on the field for 32 of a possible 56 snaps on offense while catching all three of his targets for 55 yards. Assuming no in-game setbacks with his hip issue, it wouldn't surprise us to see Renfrow see an uptick in targets in Week 8, a context that would boost his PPR prospects.

Oct 27, 2022 3:13 PM EST

Limited practice Wednesday

Renfrow (hip) was limited at practice Wednesday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: After missing practice last Thursday due to a hip issue, Renfrow returned to a limited session Friday before suiting up for Sunday's 38-20 win over the Texans. In that contest, the slot man was on the field for 32 of a possible 56 snaps on offense, while catching all three of his targets for 55 yards. With no reported setbacks, it's plausible that Renfrow's listed limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related.

Oct 26, 2022 3:59 PM EST

Modest numbers against Texans

Renfrow caught all three of his targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Texans.

Analysis: The Raiders leaned on Josh Jacobs and the defense for four TDs in the rout, and what little passing production there was largely went to Davante Adams, with Mack Hollins also being on the other end of Derek Carr's only touchdown pass. The three targets were a season low for Renfrow, but the slot receiver should be more involved in Week 8 against the Saints.

Oct 23, 2022 5:57 PM EST

Suits up Sunday

Renfrow (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Analysis: After missing practice Thursday, Renfrow returned to a limited session Friday, and he'll give it a go Sunday. With top tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) out, the Raiders' slot man is a candidate to see a solid share of looks in the passing game versus Houston, assuming no setbacks with his hip issue. In three games to date, Renfrow has logged 14 catches (on 20 targets) for 105 yards, and assuming he can avoid further injuries in the coming weeks, the 26-year-old should garner enough target volume to yield PPR utility.

Oct 23, 2022 11:43 AM EST

Expected to face Texans

Renfrow (hip), who is officially listed as questionable, is expected to suit up for Sunday's contest against the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Renfrow will likely still have to test himself in a pre-game workout to attain clearance, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, but the Raiders expect him to take the field versus Houston. With Darren Waller (hamstring) already out, and Mack Hollins (heel) looking like a game-time decision, having Renfrow on the field behind Davante Adams would be a major benefit for Las Vegas in this must-win Week 7 matchup.

Oct 23, 2022 1:50 AM EST

Likely game-time decision

Renfrow (hip) will work out pre-game to determine his status for Sunday's matchup against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Renfrow is officially listed as questionable for Week 7, and while Rapoport notes that there's some optimism about his chances of taking the field, he seems to be a true game-time decision. The same goes for wideout Mack Hollins (heel), so both will need to be monitored ahead of Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. Meanwhile, tight end Darren Waller (hamstring) is already ruled out.

Oct 23, 2022 1:34 AM EST

Questionable for Week 7

Renfrow (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

Analysis: While Renfrow showed up on Las Vegas' Week 7 injury report Thursday as a non-participant due to a hip issue, he described the development Friday as a precautionary measure, according to Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Renfrow added that he should be OK to play this weekend, but after a limited practice to end the week, his status nonetheless should be monitored ahead of Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.

Oct 21, 2022 2:03 PM EST

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