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Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree received recognition from QB Derek Carr Tuesday, June 30, for his presence in the locker room. "He's such a great teammate. I love the guy. I talk to him all the time. We're always talking about the game. We're always talking ball. We're always talking routes, concepts, and what we're going to do during the game, and hand signals, all those things. He is a football junkie. He's been a nice guy, a nice addition to our team," said Carr.
Fantasy Tip: Crabtree fell off the face of the Earth last season, but he represents one of few Raiders' receiving threats with experience. While rookie Amari Cooper is the fantasy darling and the more talented receiver, Crabtree could be the better option in the early weeks of the season, until Cooper gets fully accustomed to the NFL.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:31:16 -0700
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper drew praise from QB Derek Carr in an interview with 95.7 The Game Tuesday, June 30. "He [Cooper] is ridiculous in and out of his breaks," said Carr. "His style of play is perfect for this league. He's good at getting on toes and creating separation. He's good at when the ball is in his hands making those fast-twitch movements to make a guy go one way so he can take it to the house. It's just little things that honestly people don't even notice," Carr said.
Fantasy Tip: Carr went on to praise Cooper's work ethic in camp. Cooper's value can only get as high as Carr and the Raiders' offensive line allows it, but it's sure promising to see an early relationship forming.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:26:20 -0700
Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece said he doesn't expect a drop off in chemistry as RB Latavius Murray replaces RB Darren McFadden this season because Murray has spent the last couple of years watching film and talking football with Reece.
Fantasy Tip: Murray should open the year as the primary back, and while he has never been a No. 1 back for an entire year, he has shown enough potential to be selected as a mid-range RB2.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:00:37 -0700
Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden isn't guaranteed to open the 2015 season as a starting cornerback. 2014 fourth-round pick CB Keith McGill has been opposite CB T.J. Carrie with the first unit for much of the offseason.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:24:26 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray has the opportunity to be the team's No. 1 running back in 2015, and it's one he embraces. "It's a great feeling, but every day I have to go in there knowing I need to get better every day," Murray explained. "I need to play like it's a new year. Last season is just last season and the year before that it was the year before that. Every season is a new year for me and it's a year I have to go out and prove something."
Fantasy Tip: It seems a certainty that Murray will win the No. 1 job away from free-agent addition Trent Richardson. Murray should be considered as an RB2 with plenty of upside.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:35:15 -0700
Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford could be the leading candidate for the starting tight end job this season. Walford performed well during offseason workouts, and the team believes he can be one of the better receiving tight ends in time.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation during training camp to see if he will win the starting job. Walford may not be worth a draft pick in most drafts but could be a waiver wire option if he becomes a solid part of the passing game.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:20:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Streater is projected as one of the top three receivers for the Raiders, and he isn't a bad late-round speculative pick for fantasy owners on draft day if he can hold onto one of the top three wideout jobs.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:20:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Holmes has shown potential in the past, but even if he holds off a charge from Thompkins his fantasy appeal in standard formats would be negligible unless one of the top three receivers suffers a long-term injury.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:13:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Regardless which player emerges as the winner of the positional battle, both players will have minimal fantasy appeal in standard leagues unless injuries to one of the top three receivers opens up more responsibilities in the offense.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:22:06 -0700
Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper said he is looking to improve his play and wants to help the team win games. "I want to prove that I can be a player to who brings it every day," Cooper said. "The goal is to own my craft and sharpen my blade every day. I want what's best for my teammates, so we can all come out and have a great season."
Fantasy Tip: Cooper probably will be the team's top receiving target this season and should see plenty of passes thrown his way. Cooper could be a middle-round option in deeper leagues and could be a starting option against certain matchups.
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