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Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo Listed as questionable for Week 4
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 3:53 PM
Garoppolo (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers after logging another limited practice Friday, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports.
Analysis: Garoppolo has yet to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, but he was able to practice in limited fashion Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. If he gains clearance in time to suit up Sunday, Garoppolo would benefit from a favorable matchup against a Los Angeles secondary that's allowing a league-high 337 passing yards per game. Should Garoppolo sit, either veteran Brian Hoyer or rookie Aidan O'Connell would lead the offense.
Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo Still in concussion protocol
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 12:29 PM
Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said Friday that Garoppolo remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Garoppolo, who was a limited practice participant Thursday, is slated to take part in Friday's session, after which the Raiders should have a better idea of the quarterback's chances of playing Sunday against the Chargers. If Garoppolo is unavailable this weekend, either 37-year-old Brian Hoyer and rookie Aidan O'Connell would step in as the team's starting quarterback.
Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo Practices in limited fashion
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 4:43 PM
Garoppolo (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Paul Gutierrez of reports.
Analysis: Though Garoppolo hasn't yet cleared the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, he took the first tangible step forward in his recovery by returning to practice Thursday after he had previously sat out Wednesday's session. He still has a couple more hurdles to clear before exiting the protocol, but at this stage of the week, Garoppolo appears to be trending toward suiting up this Sunday against the Chargers. The Raiders will continue to keep both Brian Hoyer and Aidan O'Connell ready to play in the event Garoppolo takes a step back in his recovery or otherwise fails to clear the protocol ahead of Sunday's contest.
Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo Returns to practice
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 2:43 PM
Garoppolo (concussion) was spotted on the field for practice Thursday, Levi Edwards of the Raiders' official site reports.
Analysis: Garoppolo sat out Wednesday's practice after sustaining the concussion in this past Sunday's loss to the Steelers, but his return to the field Thursday bodes well for his chances of playing this weekend against the Chargers. Later Thursday, the Raiders will release their second Week 4 injury report, which will reveal the extent of Garoppolo's practice participation.
Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo Remains in protocol
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 2:45 PM
Garoppolo (concussion) remains in the NFL's concussion protocol Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of reports.
Analysis: Garoppolo, who didn't practice Wednesday, per Tashan Reed of The Athletic, underwent concussion testing after Monday's loss to the Steelers, and he will have to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol in order to suit up Sunday against the Chargers. Coach Josh McDaniels said veteran Brian Hoyer and rookie Aidan O'Connell will both be preparing to start in the event that Garoppolo is unavailable. Any of the three quarterbacks could still wind up being named the starter for Sunday's game, though Garoppolo would be the first choice if cleared to play.
Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo Optimism for Week 4 availability
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 8:57 AM
The Raiders have optimism that Garoppolo will clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol in time to play this Sunday against the Chargers, Jeremy Fowler of reports.
Analysis: Though he was able take every snap on offense in the Raiders' 23-18 loss to Pittsburgh this past weekend, Garoppolo was diagnosed with a concussion following the contest, with the injury likely stemming from a helmet-to-helmet hit he took from the Steelers' Minkah Fitzpatrick. Las Vegas will release its first Week 4 practice report later Wednesday, when it will be known whether Garoppolo made enough progress in his recovery from the concussion to practice in at least a limited fashion. If Garoppolo fails to clear the protocol prior to the weekend or is available only as an emergency backup if he fails to log enough practice reps in advance of the game, veteran Brian Hoyer would likely serve as Las Vegas' starting quarterback versus the Chargers.
Austin Hooper
Austin Hooper Not targeted Sunday
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 12:49 PM
Hooper was not targeted in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Hooper's 55 offensive snaps were a season high through the first three weeks, but he failed to earn a single target, and fellow tight end Micheal Mayer was on the receiving end of a two-point conversion. If quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (concussion) continues to prioritize Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers, Hooper could be a tough click in most formats.
Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo Officially in concussion protocol
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 12:43 PM
Garoppolo has been placed in the NFL's concussion protocol, coach Josh McDaniels revealed Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Garoppolo took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Minkah Fitzpatrick in the second half of Sunday's 23-18 loss to Pittsburgh, though it's unclear if that play was the cause of the possible concussion. The quarterback was able to finish the game but didn't attend post-game media sessions because he was being evaluated for a head injury. Those evaluations have resulted in Garoppolo being placed in the league's five-step concussion protocol. Garoppolo's progress through the protocol likely will be updated throughout the week, and if he's unable to return in time to face the Chargers in Week 4, Brian Hoyer would likely get the start, with Aidan O'Connell on hand to provide quarterback depth.
Michael Mayer
Michael Mayer Notches two-point conversion on SNF
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 12:28 PM
Mayer was on the receiving end of a two-point conversion in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers, but he otherwise didn't record an official reception.
Analysis: Mayer's only target resulted in quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's (concussion) first of three interceptions, and the rookie was out-snapped, 55-34, by fellow tight end Austin Hooper, who also was held without a catch. Mayer has hauled in just one pass for two yards through the first three games of his NFL career.
DeAndre Carter
DeAndre Carter Makes 16-yard grab on SNF
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 11:07 AM
Carter caught his only target for 16 yards in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers. He also returned five punts for 44 yards.
Analysis: Carter's punt-return duties kept him busy on special teams, but offensively, he logged just eight snaps to rookie wide receiver Tre Tucker's 12. Carter has been targeted once in each of the Raiders' first three games, while Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers continue to command a majority of the looks from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (concussion).
Ameer Abdullah
Ameer Abdullah Two catches Sunday
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 10:55 AM
Abdullah caught two passes for 16 yards on three targets in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Abdullah played just 12 of a possible 72 offensive snaps despite the Raiders finding themselves in catch-up mode for the entirety of the second half, while workhorse Josh Jacobs ultimately handled 17 carries to go along with three receptions on five targets out of the team's backfield. Abdullah has earned three targets in back-to-back contests, but Jacobs' significant usage figures to continue against the Chargers in Week 4.
Hunter Renfrow
Hunter Renfrow Targeted twice on SNF
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 10:12 AM
Renfrow caught two passes on as many targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Renfrow logged a season-high 37 offensive snaps despite Jakobi Meyers' return from a concussion. The slot receiver has earned only three total targets through the Raiders' first three contests of the season however, resulting in a poor 3-40-0 line ahead of a Week 4 matchup against the Chargers.
Davante Adams
Davante Adams Goes off for two scores on SNF
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 11:11 PM
Adams (head) corralled 13 of his game-high 19 targets for 172 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Adams was in prime form for a nationally-televised matchup against a defense coming off of a dominant performance in Week 2. The 30-year-old's impressive play confirmed reports of good health after he was knocked out of last week's tilt with concerns of a head injury. Adams' valiant effort wasn't enough to lift the Raiders past a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but he certainly helped fantasy managers with a monster point total to close out Sunday's action. The star wideout could be looking at another big game against the Chargers' league-worst pass defense next Sunday.
Kristian Wilkerson
Kristian Wilkerson Won't suit up Sunday
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 6:04 PM
Wilkerson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's contest against the Raiders.
Analysis: Wilkerson played 28 offensive snaps in Week 2 against the Bills but failed to draw a target. Tre Tucker and DeAndre Carter will provide depth at the wide receiver position behind Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers and Hunter Renfrow.
Jakobi Meyers
Jakobi Meyers Good to go for Week 3
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 3:57 PM
Meyers (concussion) was a full participant in practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports.
Analysis: Meyers was a full participant both Thursday and Friday after clearing the league's five-step concussion protocol. He missed Vegas' Week 2 loss to Buffalo after getting hurt late in the season opener against Denver. Meyers was integral to the win over the Broncos, scoring two touchdowns in his team debut. He's expected to return to a starting role on the outside opposite Davante Adams versus the Steelers.
Jakobi Meyers
Jakobi Meyers Clear of concussion protocol
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 9:29 AM
Meyes (concussion) has fully cleared the NFL's five-step protocol for brain injuries, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Meyers practiced in full Thursday and looks fully on track for Sunday night's matchup against the Steelers. The No. 2 wideout sat out Week 2 due to a hit sustained during the Raiders' regular-season opener, a game in which he secured nine of ten targets for 81 yards and two scores prior to departing. Meyers retaking the field alongside Davante Adams will bode well for Jimmy Garoppolo's odds of finding success through the air versus Pittsburgh's secondary.
Jakobi Meyers
Jakobi Meyers Full practice participant
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 5:03 PM
Meyers (concussion) was listed as a full practice participant Thursday.
Analysis: Meyers, who was inactive for the Raiders' Week 2 loss to the Patriots, was a limited practice participant Wednesday, but the wideout's full participation in Thursday's session has him trending toward a return to action Sunday against the Steelers. The Raiders haven't yet confirmed whether Meyers has cleared the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, but added clarity on that front will arrive no later than Friday, when Las Vegas posts its final Week 3 injury report.
Jakobi Meyers
Jakobi Meyers Logs limited practice
Wed, Sep 20, 2023, 5:47 PM
Meyers (concussion) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.
Analysis: Meyers, who suffered a concussion in Week 1, is "moving through the protocol the right way," according to head coach Josh McDaniels. With a limited session under his belt, Meyers has at least made progress on some level as he navigates the five-step protocol. In addition to gaining clearance from an independent neurologist, Meyers may need to upgrade to full practice participation by Friday to have a realistic chance at suiting up Sunday against the Steelers.
Jakobi Meyers
Jakobi Meyers Returning to practice
Wed, Sep 20, 2023, 1:59 PM
Meyers (concussion) will practice Wednesday, Paul Gutierrez of reports.
Analysis: Meyers entered the concussion protocol during the Raiders' Week 1 win over Denver and wasn't able to practice at all last week before sitting out the taem's blowout loss to Buffalo. He could be back Sunday against Pittsburgh and should be the second option in the Raiders' passing game if he can clear the five-step protocol.
Kristian Wilkerson
Kristian Wilkerson No targets despite big snap share
Wed, Sep 20, 2023, 1:21 PM
Wilkerson went without a target across 28 snaps on offense in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Wilkerson played a healthy 72 percent of the Raiders' snaps on offense in the blowout loss but remained a nonfactor in the passing game. The wideout hasn't drawn a target on any of the 27 routes he has run through the first two weeks of the season.


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