Well Fantasy Footballers, we are now beginning the third week of the regular season and the third week of Fantasy Football. It is time to review where the top performing Oakland Raiders players sit in the Fantasy Football rankings (Obtained from both ESPN.com and NFL.com). It is important to note my scoring system:
QB’s: 1 point for every 10 yards, 6 points per touchdown, and -2 points for every interception.
RB’s: 1 point for every 10 yards, 6 points per touchdown, and -2 points for a fumble.
WR’s/TE’s: 1 point for every 10 yards and 6 points per touchdown.
K: 3 points per field goal made, and 1 point per extra point made.
So far, quarterback Terrelle Pryor has outperformed all other Raiders players as he has amassed 343 passing yards (34.3 points), 162 rushing yards (16.2 points), 1 touchdown (6 points), and 2 interceptions (-4 points), for a total of 52.5 total fantasy points to date.
Running back Darren McFadden is up next with his 177 yards rushing (17.7 points), 7 receptions for 46 yards (4.6 yards), 1 touchdown (6 points), and 1 fumble lost (-2), for a total of 26.3 total fantasy points to date. It is important to note that fullback Marcel Reece rushed for a 15 yard touchdown (7.5 fantasy points on one play) in the game last Sunday, so he could be a player to watch for as this offense continues to progress.
Wide receiver Rod Streater leads the receiving corps with 8 catches for 112 yards (11.2 points), which totals 11.2 fantasy points to date. Denarius Moore is up next with his 5 catches for 43 yards (4.3 points) and 1 touchdown reception (6 points), for a total of 10.3 fantasy points. Finally, tight end Mychal Rivera leads the large group of tight ends in receptions with 5 catches for 58 yards (5.8 points), for a total of 5.8 fantasy points. Here’s the catch, if your league counts 1 point for every reception, then the points would be even better.
Kicker Sebastian Janikowski may not be going for perfection this year, as he has missed two field goals already, but he is definitely sure to be atop the fantasy rankings for points every year. He has kicked 5 of 7 field goals for 15 points, and he is 3 of 3 on extra points for 3 points. This is a grand total of 18 fantasy points for Seabass so far.
Not overly impressive numbers per Fantasy Football standards, but they are numbers that are sure to increase as the year continues. Keep an eye on wide receiver Brice Butler and wide receiver Jacoby Ford as they look to get more involved in the offense as well. Also, Ford will be utilized as the kickoff returner, he can also add value in deeper leagues.
So, your best two options are Terrelle Pryor and Darren McFadden, but if you play in a deeper league (bigger rosters), Rod Streater or Denarius Moore could be nice options for you. If you need some bye week player options, some Raiders could actually help you out. Have fun this week and get your Fantasy Football rosters in order so you can win. Currently my record this year is 1-1.