Raiders send TE Darren Waller to injured reserve with lingering hamstring issue
The Las Vegas Raiders placed their tight end on injured reserve on Thursday due to his lingering hamstring injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The move will keep Waller out at least through their December 4 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. Despite the setback, however, the Raiders expect Waller to return before the end of the season. Raiders are placing TE Darren Waller on injured reserve, per source. Waller aggravated his hamstring injury and the team believes this will give him four weeks to get it healthy and come back to finish the season.wftv.com
Chiefs hold on for wild 30-29 victory over rival Raiders
Patrick Mahomes threw four touchdown passes to Travis Kelce, the Chiefs overcame an early 17-point deficit along with a dubious roughing-the-passer penalty, and Kansas City extended its mastery of the Las Vegas Raiders, holding on for a 30-29 victory.
Week 5 Fantasy Preview: Rams are broken, fade the Panthers & Ja'Marr Chase's squeaky wheel game
Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football ForecastApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsMatt Harmon is joined by Frank Schwab to go through all of the NFL games on Sunday and Monday of Week 5 from a fantasy perspective. Along the way they try to predict Geno Smith’s future, discuss why they’re afraid of the Cardinals, wonder if Matthew Stafford is healthy, talk about Darren Waller potentially being overrated again and a lot more. Claim HARMON15 (offer active 10/4/2022-10/9/2022) here. (http://yhoo.it/dfs)Rewards Program terms apply. 02:00 Seahawks at Saints11:10 Chargers at Browns16:30 Eagles at Cardinals21:40 Cowboys at Rams29:10 Steelers at Bills35:20 Falcons at Buccaneers41:20 Bears at Vikings45:35 Titans at Commanders50:30 Texans at Jaguars54:20 Giants at Packers57:30 Dolphins at Jets59:50 Lions at Patriots62:45 49ers at Panthers67:20 Bengals at Ravens71:05 Raiders at ChiefsCheck out the rest of the Yahoo Sports podcast family at https://apple.co/3zEuTQj or at yahoosports.com/podcastswftv.com
Fantasy Football: Sit/Start tips for Week 3 of the NFL season
Now he gets a Houston defense that's allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs since the beginning of last season and 4.7 YPC this year. Bad weather contributed in Week 1, but Chicago is still by far the run-heaviest team in football, and this week the Bears are home favorites. The rookie has impressed and gets a Bears run defense this week that ranks 27th in DVOA, so he's undervalued in DFS. Gabriel Davis could return this week, but Diggs looks like a weekly top-three fantasy WR regardless in the pass-heaviest offense in football. The impressive rookie has run nearly 50% of his routes from the slot this season, where the Bengals have ceded the third-most fantasy points (conversely, Cincinnati has allowed the fewest fantasy points to outside receivers).wftv.com
Murphy's 59-yard OT fumble return ends Cards' win over Vegas
Byron Murphy Jr. scooped up Hunter Renfrow’s fumble and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown with 3:51 left in overtime and the Arizona Cardinals rallied from a 20-point deficit in the second half before running away with a 29-23 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.
Raiders agree to contract extension with TE Darren Waller
Star tight end Darren Waller has agreed on a three-year contract extension with the Las Vegas Raiders. The reworked deal will pay Waller an average of about $13 million a season. Waller had two years remaining on the contract he signed during his 2019 breakout season. The sides were able to come to the agreement the day before the Raiders' season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Waller, who turns 30 next week, played 11 games last season when he was hampered by ankle and knee injuries.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Tight Ends
(Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Once again, we are faced with a fantasy tight end rankings list that has some clear stars at the top and then a bunch of what-ifs and maybes below them. It makes you wonder — will the tight end position ever be deep with a plethora of fantasy viable names to choose from, like wide receiver? For 2022, however, we once again have all-world tight end Travis Kelce at the top. Who will be the breakout fantasy tight end of 2022? Luckily for fantasy managers, our five analysts' tight end rankings can help us make the right decision when we get on the clock come draft time!wftv.com
Raiders agree to 2-year extension with Hunter Renfrow
The Las Vegas Raiders have locked up another key player with a new contract, agreeing to a two-year, $32 million extension with Pro Bowl slot receiver Hunter Renfrow. Renfrow had 103 catches for 1,038 yards and nine TDs as he became quarterback Derek Carr's most reliable target. Renfrow has 208 catches for 2,299 yards and 15 TDs in his three seasons in the NFL. Carr signed a three-year, $120.5 million extension in April and edge rusher Maxx Crosby got a four-year, $94 million deal in March. Renfrow, Waller and offseason acquisition Davante Adams give the Raiders one of the most productive trios of pass catchers in the league.wftv.com
Raiders' Waller, Ferrell meet Air Force members before draft
NFL Draft Football A logo of the 2022 NFL football draft is projected at the Fountains of Bellagio on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in Las Vegas, the day before the draft. Waller and Ferrell seemed as much — or more — in awe of the service members as the men and women of the military were of the two Las Vegas Raiders. The man in charge of putting together the NFL draft, an event in some ways as difficult as staging a Super Bowl, stood Wednesday near the theater built exclusively for these proceedings. MATTHEW AND AIDANSuper Bowl champion quarterback Matthew Stafford was the top overall choice in the 2009 NFL draft. Unlike Stafford, Hutchinson had a star player as a father.wftv.com
Parsons, Mixon latest stars added to COVID-19 list
(AP Photo/Roger Steinman) (Roger Steinman)Dallas star rookie linebacker Micah Parsons and Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon were the latest big-name players added to the COVID-19 reserve list Wednesday. Mixon joins Bengals sacks leader Trey Hendrickson and a handful of other key players for Cincinnati on the COVID-19 list headed into Sunday's finale against Cleveland. Hill on the list and activated receiver Trenton Irwin and cornerback Trae Waynes after they missed last week's game on the COVID-19 list. The Jets activated defensive lineman Quinnen Williams, running back Tevin Coleman and tight end Tyler Kroft from the COVID-19 list. The Seahawks placed starting defensive tackle Al Woods and practice squad defensive tackle Myles Adams on the COVID-19 list.wftv.com
Carr confident with Olson calling Raiders' offensive plays
With Jon Gruden tendering his resignation Monday amid reports of emails he sent before being hired in 2018 that contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments, longtime special Rich Bisaccia makes his debut as interim head coach of the Raiders, and offensive coordinator Greg Olson will be the new voice in quarterback Derek Carr’s ears, calling the plays in a matchup that pits 3-2 rivals seeking their first win in October.
The Latest: Henry runs for 2k, Titans' doink wins AFC South
Henry came into Sunday’s regular season finale needing 223 yards rushing to become the second man in franchise history to reach 2,000. He came in as the NFL’s rushing leader for a second straight season with a career-best 1,777 yards rushing. The Green Bay Packers have set an NFL season record for second-quarter points. With the run Newton also passed Grogan for the single-season team record for rushing yards by a quarterback. Newton entered the game 26 yards behind Grogan, who had 539 rushing yards in 1978.
Dolphins stun Raiders 26-25 to move step closer to playoffs
during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. Fitzpatrick's desperation heave to Mack Hollins set up Jason Sanders’ 44-yard field goal as the Dolphins drove the field in the final 19 seconds to move one step closer to a playoff berth with an improbable 26-25 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night. The move to play for the field goal backfired as the Raiders lost on a kick instead. My head was getting ripped off.”The penalty moved the ball down to the Las Vegas 26, setting up Sanders’ winning kick. Las Vegas then ran out most of the clock but not enough.
Dolphins vs. Raiders: How to watch, stream, listen
MIAMI (9-5) at LAS VEGAS (7-7)Saturday, 8:15 p.m. SPREAD - Dolphins 11-3; Raiders 7-7SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 20-18-1LAST MEETING - Dolphins won at home vs. Raiders 28-20, Sept. 23, 2018LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Patriots 22-12; Raiders lost to Chargers 30-27, OTAP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. ... Las Vegas has allowed eight TDs on opponents' last 17 possessions that didn’t include a kneel-down. ... Fantasy tip: Las Vegas Pro Bowl TE Darren Waller has had at least 150 yards receiving in two of the past three weeks.
Raiders lose QB Carr, fall in overtime to Chargers, Herbert
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, right, embraces quarterback Justin Herbert (10) after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders in overtime of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. Herbert scored on 1-yard plunge to give the Los Angeles Chargers a 30-27 overtime victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday night. The Chargers (5-9) snapped a nine-game losing streak against their AFC West counterparts, and snapped a three-game skid against the Raiders. Las Vegas (7-7) lost quarterback Derek Carr to a left groin injury in the first quarter. “It just shows the kind of player and football character he has,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said of Mariota.
Giants, Vikings shed slow starts, move into playoff position
The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings are in position to pull off remarkable turnarounds. One of the other teams that started 0-5 this season shares a stadium with the Giants but hasn’t pulled off an in-season turnaround. Jefferson, a first-round pick, had nine catches for 121 yards last week to reach 1,039 yards receiving on the season. With 11 TD runs this season, Newton has reached double-digits in three seasons (14 in 2011 and 10 in 2015). It was the first time since Brady Quinn in 2009 that a quarterback won consecutive starts despite throwing for fewer than 100 yards.
AP source: Raiders fined, docked pick for COVID violations
The Las Vegas Raiders and coach Jon Gruden have been fined a total $650,000 and docked a sixth-round draft pick for repeated violations of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. The Raiders have been penalized several times already this season for violating coronavirus protocols with the punishments leading to a total of $1,215,000 for the team, Gruden and players. While several teams have been fined so far this season, the Raiders are the first to be penalized a draft pick following multiple violations. The team also was fined $50,000 for allowing an unauthorized employee in the locker room after the game. Tight end Darren Waller was fined $30,000 and nine teammates, including quarterback Derek Carr, were fined $15,000 for attending an indoor charity event held by Waller’s foundation that violated local coronavirus protocols.
Brady's 4 TD passes lead Bucs past Raiders 45-20
Brady threw four touchdown passes to move past Drew Brees for the most in NFL history and ran for another to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 45-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. He now has 15 TD passes and one interception the past four games as he has found his rhythm with his new team. It also gave the Raiders their first opening drive TD since Week 16 of last season vs. the Chargers. FAVORITE TARGET IIBrady connected with Gronkowski for the second straight week with a 5-yard TD pass in the second quarter. Raiders: T Sam Young left with a knee injury in the second quarter and didn't return.
AP source: Raiders latest COVID tests all negative
The Las Vegas Raiders’ latest batch of COVID-19 tests all came back negative and their game scheduled for Sunday against Tampa Bay is on for now. “We’ll be ready to go.”The NFL moved the Raiders game against the Buccaneers from prime time to an afternoon slot on Sunday just in case the game couldn’t be played. Those contacts were later deemed “high risk” and those players were placed on the COVID-19 list on Thursday. We’ll be ready to go.”Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was moved from injured reserve to the COVID-19 list on Monday following a positive test. Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was put on the COVID-19 list two weeks ago before being activated on Monday.
AP sources: Raiders place 5 more players on COVID-19 list
NFL Network first reported the players going on the COVID-19 list. Those five players had close contact with Brown, who was placed on the COVID-19 list Wednesday following a positive test for the virus. The person said video shows the starting offensive linemen were not following the protocols. If not, we have to have somebody step up in his place and play at a high level.”The Raiders have now had eight players placed on the COVID-19 list since the start of the season, including the seven currently on the list. Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was put on the COVID-19 list two weeks ago before being activated on Monday.
Carr helps Raiders snap Chiefs' 13-game win streak, 40-32
And when Carr threw an early interception Sunday that helped the Chiefs take a commanding lead, well, it seemed as if history was repeating itself. “I've had a lot of sad walks up that ramp,” Carr said later, “but you know what? Not today.”Instead, the oft-criticized quarterback steadied his shaky team, outplayed Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and led the Raiders to a 40-32 victory. But the Raiders (3-2) recovered a squib quick, Jacobs rumbled for a first down as the Chiefs (4-1) burned timeouts, and Carr sneaked for the crucial first down. But that's how these things go.”The Chiefs tied it at halftime, and the game slowed down during a scoreless third quarter.
AP source: Raiders fined $50,000 for COVID-19 violation
The Las Vegas Raiders have been fined $50,000 for allowing an unauthorized team employee into the locker room following a game this season. A person familiar with the punishment told The Associated Press on Saturday that the fine was issued for violating COVID-19 protocols following a win over New Orleans on Sept. 21. This is the second time this season the Raiders have been sanctioned by the league for violating COVID-19 protocols. The NFL is also looking into the conduct of several Raiders players from a charity event held by tight end Darren Waller on Sept. 28. Several players, including quarterback Derek Carr, attendedin violation of Nevada coronavirus protocols.
Gruden: Raiders players made 'mistake' not wearing masks
Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden said several of his players made a mistake when they didn’t wear masks or practice social distancing during a charity event that violated league and local COVID-19 rules. Players were seen on video without masks during the indoor event while talking and mingling with guests, who also weren’t wearing masks. “We’ve done a good job, done an excellent job,” Gruden said Wednesday. The Raiders opened the 21-day practice window for QB Marcus Mariota, who was placed on IR with a pectoral injury. QB DeShone Kizer was released from the practice squad and WR De’Mornay Pierson-El was signed to the practice squad.
Raiders open Las Vegas stadium with 34-24 win vs Saints
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Darren Waller (83) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS – Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders delivered a performance worthy of their fancy new home. Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate even if they weren’t allowed in the stadium by beating the New Orleans Saints 34-24 on Monday night. Las Vegas converted 10 of 17 third downs and also went for it successfully twice on fourth down. Alec Ingold recovered for Las Vegas and Carr threw a 1-yard TD to Waller on fourth down to give the Raiders their first lead of the game at 24-17.