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2020 Fantasy Football Projections: Las Vegas Raiders

Updated: September 6, 2020


In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the Las Vegas Raiders.

MORE: Fantasy football projections for all 32 NFL teams

QUARTERBACKS

PlayerAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Derek Carr485.8335.23667.821.138.533.391.60.5226.39
Finishing as a top-20 fantasy quarterback every year of his career, Carr was fantasy's QB17 in 2019. On the other hand, Carr has finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback only once (2016). So while he's performed better than most likely realize, there has been limited upside as well. That said, the Raiders are giving him every opportunity to succeed by loading up on pass-catchers in the draft and free agency.
Marcus Mariota45.127.1331.51.941.1313.371.80.6729.96


RUNNING BACKS

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Josh Jacobs267.31176.17.3534.62820.69194.05
Jacobs had double-digit carries every week he was active as a rookie and ranked among the top 10 players in touches per game (20.15) in 2019. That said, Jacobs had more than three targets only once last season. While Jacobs has a goal to catch "at least 60 balls, the team re-signed Jalen Richard (36 catches on 43 targets in 2019). While they have moved on from offseason additions Lynn Bowden (traded to Miami) and Theo Riddick (released), the team has recently brought in another pass-catching back (Dare Ogunbowale) for a visit.
Jalen Richard51219.30.7736.7337.60.7364.69
Richard doesn't have much stand-alone value outside of deep PPR leagues. In fact, his biggest fantasy impact could be the dent he puts into Josh Jacob's fantasy value as the second-year back has set a goal for himself of 60 catches, but we have Richard projected for more catches than Jacobs.
Devontae Booker62.1254.61.243.831.50.0636.41
Alec Ingold8.918.70.274.5320.147.53

MORE: Las Vegas Raiders 53-man roster projection

WIDE RECEIVERS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Henry Ruggs III49.9716.15.746.741.50.13110.98
A surprise to some as the first receiver off the board in the draft, it was not a surprise to any that Ruggs ran the fastest 40-yard dash (4.27) at the combine in February. With game-breaking speed, Ruggs scored on one of every four times he touched the ball in college.
Bryan Edwards44.5571.83.7800079.86
When describing Edwards, Derek Carr compared him to his former Fresno State teammate Davante Adams. "Bryan is a very violent route runner and that's a good thing. He's very violent, he's very aggressive in his cuts, he reminds me -- when the ball is in the air -- of Davante, great ball skills." Definitely a player to target in dynasty drafts, Edwards may outperform the expectations most have for his rookie season as well.
Hunter Renfrow50.2564.83.5100077.54
After returning from a late-season injury, Renfrow closed his rookie campaign with a bang. The slot receiver had a 6/102/1 line (or better) in each of his final two games to finish the year with 49/605/4 on 71 targets over 13 games. A step forward in volume may be unlikely for the Clemson product given the draft capital that Mike Mayock used to improve the team's receiving corps this offseason.
Nelson Agholor21.2219.41.271.150.0130.12
Zay Jones12.4114.10.9900017.35


TIGHT ENDS

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Darren Waller67.88173.39000102.04
In his breakout season, Waller finished second amongst tight ends in receptions (90), third in targets (117) and second in yards (1,145). With the team's additions via free agency and the draft, Waller will have much more competition for targets in 2020, but he's still a top-five option at the position.
Foster Moreau15.5136.41.5500022.94
With the addition of Jason Witten and a number of rookie receivers, Moreau's numbers may actually decline from his rookie season (21/174/5).
Jason Witten16.3134.50.8200018.37
A shell of his former self in terms of fantasy production, Witten still managed to post a top-12 season in his first year out of retirement. That said, his 8.4 Y/R and 6.4 Y/T were the lowest of his career and his non-rookie lows of 83 targets and 63 receptions are about to plummet as well.
Derek Carrier1.815.80.170002.6

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