Oakland Raiders 2019 Week 8 fantasy football outlook
By Brad Weiss
The Oakland Raiders play a very beatable defense in Week 8, as they travel to Houston to take on the Texans in a Week 8 battle of playoff contenders.
In Week 8, the Oakland Raiders will head to Houston to take on the Texans in a matchup of playoff contenders in the AFC. The Texans, like the Raiders, are fresh off an embarrassing loss in Week 7, as they fell to Jacoby Brissett and division rival Indianapolis on the road.
Sitting at 4-3, the Texans are still one of the better teams in the conference, and will present a host of problems for this Raiders defense. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the best in football, and he has a wide assortment of weapons at his disposal in a very capable Houston offense.
The Texans will be without wide receiver Will Fuller, so that is something to keep an eye on, but the question remains, who will cover DeAndre Hopkins? The Raiders traded away starting cornerback Gareon Conley this past week, so expect a large dose of rookie Trayvon Mullen against the Texans on Sunday.
Here is our fantasy outlook for some of the key Raiders heading into the Week 8 matchup in Houston.