News: McGloin came back into Sunday's game against the Jets in the second quarter, after giving way to Terrelle Pryor late in the first quarter, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: We'll circle back on the duo, after Sunday's game, but it appears as though McGloin is fine health-wise and that the move was made to spark the Oakland offense, after the team fell behind 10-0.
News: Jones totaled just six yards on three touches (one reception, two carries) in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Impact: Marcel Reece carried the load for Oakland with Rashad Jennings (concussion) and Darren McFadden (ankle) sidelined. Jones played sparingly and did little with his opportunities, so he'll likely return to working almost exclusively as a cornerback, once either Jennings or McFadden return.
News: Rivera caught five passes on eight targets for 21 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Impact: His touchdown was a garbage-time score, which cut the Jets' lead to 10 with 2:24 remaining. It wasn't a bad performance by Rivera by any means, but he was really only a short-to-intermediate option, resulting in a 4.2 yards per reception average for the day.
News: Holmes caught three passes on seven targets for 63 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Impact: While converting less than 50 percent of his targets into catches, Holmes still managed a respectable 63 yards. Rod Streater returned to being quarterback Matt McGloin's favorite target (10 looks), but as long as Denarius Moore (shoulder) remains out, Holmes should continue to be a factor, thanks to his size-speed combination.
News: Streater caught seven passes on 10 targets for 130 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Impact: A week after seeing just four targets against Dallas, Streater was targeted a team-high 10 times, and converted those looks into a career-best 130 yards. Streater has now gone for 84-plus yards in three of his last four games, but his value will take a hit upon Denarius Moore's eventual return from a shoulder injury, and even more so if the team returns Terrelle Pryor to the role of starting quarterback.
News: Pryor completed 2-of-5 passes for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Impact: Pryor was put into the game late in the first quarter, with coach Dennis Allen presumably hoping to jump-start the offense, after falling into a 10-0 hole, but Matt McGloin was put back in after just one series. The Raiders have been competitive (for the most part) with McGloin under center, but with any hope of a playoff birth now dashed, it seems Allen will likely give Pryor at least one more chance to start, before the end of the season.
News: Reece ran for 123 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and added 38 yards on two receptions on five targets, in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Impact: Filling in for injured tailbacks Rashad Jennings (concussion) and Darren McFadden (ankle), Reece turned in an impressive performance against the league's top-ranked run defense. He ripped off a 63-yard touchdown run early into the third quarter, leading to a 6.5 YPC average for the day. Despite hauling in just 2-of-5 targets in the passing game, Reece still totaled more than 150 yards, making it hard to understand why he entered the game with just 45 touches on the season. Chances are, Reece will return to working mostly as a fullback when either Jennings or McFadden return, but he's proven time and again to be an adequate ballcarrier.
News: McGloin completed 18-of-31 passes for 245 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and ran for 20 yards on two carries, in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Impact: Coach Dennis Allen pulled McGloin for Terrelle Pryor late in the first quarter, after the team quickly fell behind 10-0, but went back to McGloin after just one drive. McGloin didn't fare especially well, but he moved the chains with some consistently later in the game, and tossed two second-half touchdowns. Now 4-9, the Raiders are in full evaluation mode at this point, and Allen said last week that he wants to get another look at Pryor, before the end of the year.
News: Pryor replaced Matt McGloin late in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Jets, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: McGloin wasn't playing poorly (3-for-4 for 28 yards), but the Raiders quickly fell into a 10-0 deficit and decided to make a move to attempt to inject some life into the offense.
News: The Raiders replaced McGloin with Terrelle Pryor late in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Jets, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: The Raiders quickly fell into a 10-0 hole, so Oakland made the switch in an attempt to jumpstart the offense. McGloin hadn't been playing poorly (3-for-4 for 28 yards), but Pryor gives the team a more dynamic threat under center.
News: Jones will serve as Marcel Reece's backup at running back Sunday against the Jets, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports.
Impact: The converted cornerback got some work in with the ballcarries during practice this week and will serve as the backup tailback Sunday with Rashad Jennings (concussion) and Darren McFadden (ankle) sidelined. Jones certainly has good speed, as he ran for 19 yards on his lone carry this season, but the 25-year-old figures to see a rather limited workload against the Jets' top-ranked run defense.
News: Reece will start at running back Sunday against the Jets, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports.
Impact: Reece hasn't seen more than seven carries in a game yet this season, but he'll be thrust into a starting role Sunday with Rashad Jennings (concussion) and Darren McFadden (ankle) both out. While the Jets present a very difficult matchup, Reece showed last year that he can carry the load when called upon, and he figures to serve as quarterback Matt McGloin's security blanket in the passing game. Jamize Olawale will lead the way at fullback, with Taiwan Jones serving as Reece's backup.
News: Branch (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: Branch was only able to practice on a limited basis this week and it just wasn't enough to get him back on the field for the first time since Week 2.
News: Jennings (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: Jennings was listed as questionable and even traveled to New York, despite not passing all the league-mandated concussion tests ahead of the weekend. With Darren McFadden (ankle) also out, Marcel Reece will move over from fullback to take over as the starting running back for the Raiders.
News: With Rashad Jennings (concussion) not expected to play Sunday, Reece figures to see an expanded role against the Jets, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Impact: It sounds like Reece will move over to tailback, to head a makeshift committee for Oakland, with Darren McFadden (ankle) also sidelined. Reece is averaging just 3.5 YPC this season (only 22 attempts), and the Jets currently sport the league's top-ranked run defense, but the 28-year-old figures to see the lion's share of the carries as well as several looks in the passing game. Jamize Olawale and Taiwan Jones will likely be mixed in to provide a change of pace.
News: Jennings (concussion) is not expected to play Sunday against the Jets, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Impact: We'll await confirmation from the team (via their inactives), but it sounds like Jennings did not receive clearance Saturday and will be forced sit against New York. The Raiders are expected to shift fullback Marcel Reece over to tailback with Darren McFadden (ankle) also out, though both Jamize Olawale and Taiwan Jones could also see touches against the Jets' top-ranked run defense.
News: Jennings has yet to pass all the concussion tests mandated by the league, but will travel with the team to New York in hopes of playing Sunday against the Jets, the Mercury News reports.
Impact: Officially listed as questionable, Jennings will need to show he's symptom-free by Saturday in order to get the green light to play in Week 14. Last season, Jennings suffered his first-ever concussion and missed the final four games as a result. The Raiders will be in dire straits at running back if Jennings can't go, as Darren McFadden (ankle) has already been ruled out, meaning they would have to rely on the likes of Marcel Reece, Jamize Olawale and Taiwan Jones to carry the load.
News: With Darren McFadden (ankle) ruled out and Rashad Jennings (concussion) questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Jones could be in line for some work out of the backfield for Oakland, the Mercury News reports.
Impact: If Jennings ends up sitting, Marcel Reece figures to carry the load, with Jamize Olawale leading the way at fullback, but Jones could potentially see some work as well. The 25-year-old has good speed, but just one carry on the season, so he'd likely only be in there occasionally to provide a change of pace.
News: Branch (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: After practicing on a limited basis throughout the week, Branch appears to have a chance to play Sunday for the first time since Week 2. The team could, however, opt ease him back with a limited snap count or even hold him out for one more week to be safe, even with Usama Young (neck) out.
News: McFadden (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: Despite seeing just five carries Thursday in his return from a hamstring issue, McFadden emerged with yet another injury, this time to his ankle. He was unable to practice at all during the week and at this point appears iffy, at best, for Week 15. Unfortunately for Oakland, Rashad Jennings (concussion, questionable) is also banged up, and if he can't go Sunday, Marcel Reece could be forced into a lead-back role.
News: Moore (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Impact: The shoulder injury will keep Moore from a third consecutive game, after the 24-year-old was unable to take the practice field in any capacity during the week. It means Andre Holmes will get another start opposite Rod Streater, and with running back Rashad Jennings (concussion) questionable to play Sunday and Darren McFadden (ankle) out, the Raiders may be forced to rely on the pass game more than normal against New York.
News: McFadden (ankle) was not spotted at practice Friday, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports.
Impact: While Rashad Jennings' Week 14 status remains unclear, it looks like McFadden is on track to sit Sunday's game against the Jets out. We should have added clarity on that front once the Raiders release their final injury report of the week later Friday.
News: With Darren McFadden and Jeremy Stewart both still banged up, Jones and Marcel Reece are seeing added backfield reps at practice this week, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Rashad Jennings has been practicing this week, but he is bouncing back from a concussion and his Week 14 status has yet to be be solidified. With that, there exists a scenario in which Jones (who had been working as a cornerback) could see some running back action Sunday against the Jets.
News: With Darren McFadden and Jeremy Stewart both banged up, Reece and Taiwan Jones are seeing added reps at practice this week, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Rashad Jennings (concussion) has been practicing, but it's unclear if he will be fully cleared in advance of Sunday's game against the Jets. In the event that he is limited or sits this weekend, then the Raiders may be forced to turn to the likes of Reece and Jones this weekend.
News: Moore (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: With Moore increasingly unlikely to play against the Jets on Sunday, Andre Holmes appears in line to get another start opposite Rod Streater this weekend.
News: Jennings practiced again Thursday, but still hasn't passed all his concussion tests required by league protocol, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: With Darren McFadden and Jeremy Stewart both banged up, Taiwan Jones and Marcel Reece are presumably next up for touches Sunday against the Jets in the event that Jennings is limited at all -- or doesn't gain clearance -- this weekend.
News: McFadden (ankle) did not practice Thursday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: Rashad Jennings was able to practice again Thursday and appears to be on track to head the Raiders' Week 14 ground attack (assuming no further concussion issues), with Marcel Reece and Taiwan Jones currently the team's top healthy backfield reserve options.
Thu. Dec 5, 2013 | STATS
News: The Raiders finally might be getting one of the anchors of their defense back. Strong safety Tyvon Branch has returned to practice this week for the first time since breaking his right leg Sept. 15 against Jacksonville. Branch is still limited at practice but hopes to be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets.
Impact: Branch was one of only two returning starters on Oakland's overhauled defense but only played one game before getting hurt in the first quarter against the Jaguars in Week 2. While Brandian Ross is still slated to start this week, Branch could get some time, which would provide a big boost for the Raiders, who have lost four of their last five games.
News: Branch (ankle) practiced Thursday and is on track to play Sunday against the Jets, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Branch's extended injury has kept him out since September 15, but he appears to be on his way back after a limited practice Wednesday and Thursday. If he is available Sunday, Branch's return will be a timely one, since teammate Usama Young suffered a neck injury against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
News: Branch (leg) practiced Wednesday for the first time since suffering his injury in Week 2, the Bay Area News Group reports.
Impact: The Raiders never confirmed a report of a fracture for Branch, but his extended period on the shelf indicates that report was accurate. Regardless, Branch is back on the practice field, and will "push it to the limit" in hopes of playing Sunday against the Jets, but a Week 15 returns seems far more realistic.
News: Moore (shoulder) was not at practice Wednesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Moore has missed the Raiders' last two games and is iffy for Sunday's game against the Jets at this stage. If he is unable to go this weekend, then Andre Holmes -- who broke out for seven catches for 136 yards in Week 13 -- would be in line to continue to see added snaps in the Oakland offense.
News: Jones was spotted taking reps at running back at practice Wednesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Though Rashad Jennings was at practice Wednesday, the Raiders' running back depth is taxed at the moment, with both Jeremy Stewart and Darren McFadden sitting out Wednesday's session. The Raiders list Jones as a cornerback these days, but he does have 23 NFL carries to his credit.
News: McFadden missed Wednesday's practice with an ankle issue, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: McFadden, who had missed three games with a hamstring issue, returned to action in Week 13. His good health was short-lived though, as coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday that the ankle injury McFadden sustained in last Thursday's game "was more than (the Raiders) originally thought." On the plus side, Rashad Jennings was able to practice Wednesday after suffering a concussion in Week 13.
News: Jennings (concussion) was at practice Wednesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Jennings is recovering from a concussion that he suffered in the Raiders' loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but his presence on the field is encouraging, especially given the absence from practice Wednesday of both Darren McFadden and Jeremy Stewart.
News: McFadden (unspecified issue) was not at practice Wednesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: The report suggests that McFadden might have aggravated his hamstring in Week 13, but we'll have a better idea of what's ailing him once the Raiders' official practice report comes out. Meanwhile, Rashad Jennings was at practice Wednesday, while Jeremy Stewart was not, a situation that led to Taiwan Jones seeing some reps at running back.
News: Raiders coach Dennis Allen said he saw improvement from Jennings (concussion) on Friday, CSN Bay Area reports. "He was doing a lot better [Friday] when he came in," Allen said. "So, he'll have to go through the whole protocol. Obviously with the extra time, that will help as far as the potential for his availability next week."
Impact: Jennings reportedly appeared disoriented in the locker room following Thursday's loss to Dallas, after he was inadvertently kicked in the back of the head by defensive back Jeff Heath late in the fourth quarter. He was officially diagnosed with a concussion, and while there are obviously still hurdles to clear in Jennings' recovery, this news is encouraging in regards to his availability for the Dec. 8 game against the Jets. Darren McFadden would see the bulk of the work should Jennings be forced to sit.
News: Coach Dennis Allen said Friday that he plans to stick with Matt McGloin as his starting quarterback over Pryor for the time being, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: That said, with the 4-8 Raiders entering evaluation mode, Allen also wants to get another look at Pryor) who has backed up McGloin the past two games) before the end of the season. "We need to have a good evaluation of what we have at the quarterback position as we move forward," Allen said Friday. "These last four weeks will be instrumental in us being able to do that." With that in mind, it looks like Pryor will see a start or two down the stretch and given his ability to rack up rushing yards when he plays, he could be worth a speculative roster stash for those with the space to do so.
News: Coach Dennis Allen said Friday that he plans to stick with McGloin as his starting quarterback for the time being, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: That said, with the 4-8 Raiders entering evaluation mode, Allen also wants to get another look at Terrelle Pryor -- who has backed up McGloin for the past two games -- before the end of the season. "We need to have a good evaluation of what we have at the quarterback position as we move forward," Allen said Friday. "These last four weeks will be instrumental in us being able to do that." Next up for McGloin is a Week 14 matchup against a Jets team that has had more trouble stopping the pass than the run thus far.
Fri. Nov 29, 2013 | STATS
News: Rashad Jennings rushed for 35 yards on 17 carries - a 2.1-yard average - and had both of Oakland's offensive touchdowns in a 31-24 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
Impact: Though Darren McFadden is back, Jennings was still Oakland's primary running back. McFadden carried just five times for 13 yards in his return after missing three games with a hamstring injury.
News: Rivera (concussion) is listed as active Thursday against the Cowboys.
Impact: Rivera is out there if you need him Thursday, but given that he just had his bell rung on Sunday, it's unclear if he'll see his normal allotment of snaps in Week 13.
Kevin Burnett - #94 - Linebacker - 6'3" - 230lbs
News: Burnett (quad) is listed as active Thursday against the Cowboys.
Impact: Burnett, who is coming off an 11-tackle effort in Week 12, has recorded a (tied for) team-high 78 tackles to go along with 2.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 11 games for the Raiders to date.
News: McFadden (hamstring) is listed as active Thursday against the Cowboys.
Impact: While the reintroduction of McFadden bolsters the Raiders' ground game, it looks like he will work behind Rashad Jennings initially in his return to action. While the Cowboys present a favorable matchup for McFadden, he represents a speculative play until he re-establishes his role in the Raiders' offense.
News: Jenkins came out of the game against the Cowboys in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury.
Impact: Jenkins had left Sunday's game against Tennessee early because of a concussion.
Nick Roach - #53 - Linebacker - 6'1" - 234lbs
News: Roach recorded 11 tackles (10 solo), two sacks and one forced fumble in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.
Impact: Roach, the team's leading tackler, has been on a tear in recent weeks, racking up 21 tackles (17 solo), 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in his last two games alone. He may not be in must-start territory in IDP leagues just yet, but Roach has already set a career-high for tackles in a season and is certainly worthy of consideration.
News: Rivera (concussion) caught two passes on three targets for 30 yards in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.
Impact: Just four days after suffering a concussion against the Titans, Rivera was back on the field Thursday to face Dallas. He wasn't a major factor in the passing game, but Rivera did haul in a 22-yard catch, his third-longest reception of the year. Until Rivera begins showing more consistency, he'll remain unworthy of fantasy consideration outside of very deep leagues.
News: Streater caught three passes on four targets for 57 yards in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.
Impact: Andre Holmes was targeted much more often in the passing game (11 times), as Dallas did a good job of taking away quarterback Matt McGloin's most experienced option. Streater did, however, make the most of his four targets, and as long as Denarius Moore (shoulder) remains out, Streater will have some fantasy appeal, even though his upside remains limited.
News: Holmes caught seven passes on 11 targets for 136 yards in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.
Impact: Holmes' breakout game could have been much bigger, but his knee was down just inches short of the goal line on a 16-yard reception early in the second quarter. His 11 targets were seven more than any other Raiders receiver, and he had more than double the number of receptions he had coming into the game (three). The track record certainly isn't there, but Holmes is starting to emerge with Matt McGloin under center.
News: McFadden (hamstring) ran for just 13 yards on five carries in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.
Impact: In his return from a three-game absence, McFadden was eased back into action, with just five touches compared to Rashad Jennings' 18. Jennings, however, left the game late in the fourth quarter with a concussion, and while the Raiders don't play again until Dec. 8, McFadden could be line to return to a starting role if Jennings is not cleared in time for that contest.
News: Jennings suffered a concussion late in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: The much-maligned Dallas run defense allowed Jennings to score two second-quarter touchdowns, but they held him in check for the most part, allowing just 35 yards on 17 attempts (2.1 YPC). Late in the fourth quarter, Jennings took a knee to the back of his helmet and laid motionless on the ground for a few seconds afterward. He reportedly is concussed, and will now be subjected to a litany of tests before being cleared to play again. Jennings will be afforded more time than normal to heal up for the team's Dec. 8 game against the Jets, but if he can't go, Darren McFadden figures to shoulder the load.
Mike Brisiel - #65 - Guard - 6'5" - 310lbs
News: Brisiel left Thursday's game against Dallas after injuring his knee on Oakland's first offensive play.
Impact: Brisiel stayed down for a couple of minutes after the play, though he walked off the field without any help. But the team later said he wouldn't return without providing additional specifics about his injury.
News: McGloin completed 18-of-30 passes for 255 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.
Impact: While the numbers don't look great from a fantasy perspective, McGloin played reasonably well in this one, though his fourth-quarter interception was an underthrown ball into the endzone which all but sealed the win for Dallas. He didn't take a sack in the game, while completing seven passes that went for 20-plus yards. It's uncertain whether McGloin has earned another start for Oakland, but it seems likely the team will give him at least one more chance to see if he's a legitimate option for the future.
News: Jenkins left Thursday's game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.
Impact: Jenkins was able to suit up, despite suffering a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Titans. He made it through most of Thursday's contest without issue but was forced out due to a shoulder injury late in the game. Should Jenkins miss next week's game against the Jets, Taiwan Jones is the best bet to start at cornerback.
News: McFadden is active for the first time since straining a hamstring Nov. 3 and is set to play against Dallas.
Impact: The bad news for fantasy owners is McFadden was expected to share playing time Thursday with Rashad Jennings, who has the most yards from scrimmage in the league the past four weeks.
News: Rivera (concussion) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Cowboys, the Raiders' official site reports.
Impact: Rivera has cleared all the league's mandated tests for players who suffer a concussion, so it looks like he has a solid shot to be a go Thursday, though owners considering the tight end (who was limited at practice this week) in Week 13 are advised to verify his status in advance of the Raiders' 4:30 ET kickoff.
Wed. Nov 27, 2013 | STATS
News: Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden went through a light practice Wednesday and will play against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.
Impact: McFadden has not played since straining a hamstring early in the first half against Philadelphia on Nov. 3. He has missed four games total this season and 27 overall in five-plus years since being the fourth-overall draft pick in 2008.
Kevin Burnett - #94 - Linebacker - 6'3" - 230lbs
News: Burnett (quad) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against Dallas, by both NFL.com and the Cowboys' official site.
Impact: Burnett was limited at practice this week, but expected to play, the Contra Costa Times reports. Still, his status will be worth tracking in advance of Thursday's 4:30 ET kickoff for those who roll with the linebacker as an IDP.
News: Streater will be a primary option in the Raiders passing game, since Denarius Moore has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Dallas, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Streater is one of the only experienced options for quarterback Matt McGloin, so he should get a lot of looks in the passing game. Streater saw a team-high nine targets against the Titans in Week 12, and this pattern is likely to continue while Denarius Moore remains sidelined with a shoulder injury. The matchup isn't terrible either, as Dallas currently sports the number 31 overall pass defense in the league.
News: McFadden (hamstring) will play Thursday against the Cowboys, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: While officially listed as questionable, McFadden appears to be a lock to play on Thanksgiving after logging a full practice Wednesday. He's not, however, expected to shoulder the load against Dallas, as offensive coordinator Greg Olson said earlier in the week that the team will ride the "hot hand" of Rashad Jennings. The Cowboys present an extremely favorable matchup, and he could theoretically see 10-15 touches in his return, but McFadden's upside will be limited so long as he remains in a timeshare.
Tyler Wilson - #8 - Quarterback - 6'2" - 215lbs
News: Wilson has been waived by the Raiders, according to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times.
Impact: The moves frees up a spot on the Raiders' 53-man roster for the activation of Jared Veldheer, with Wilson no longer needed as a depth QB, given the return to health of Terrelle Pryor.
News: Moore (shoulder) has been ruled out for Thursday's game at Dallas, 95.7 The Game in San Francisco reports.
Impact: Missing a second consecutive contest due to a shoulder concern, Moore will yield the start at wide receiver to Andre Holmes, who racked up two catches (on five targets) for 32 yards in Moore's stead in Week 12.
News: McFadden (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest in Dallas, 95.7 The Game in San Francisco reports.
Impact: The Raiders fit in a very light workout Wednesday, for which McFadden was a full participant. His first appearance in four games appears imminent, but a healthy Rashad Jennings will likely earn the bulk of the carries out of the backfield, after an impressive string of games in McFadden's place.
News: Jenkins passed his last concussion test and is expected to play Thursday against Dallas, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: A concussion, suffered in Sunday's loss to Tennessee, will not prevent Jenkins from suiting up against the Cowboys, with whom he spent his first five professional seasons. Jenkins currently ranks fourth on the team with 55 tackles (47 solo).
News: Jennings is expected to start Thursday against the Cowboys, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Darren McFadden (hamstring) is set to return following a three-game absence, but it sounds like Jennings will be rewarded for his recent play with the start against Dallas. To say Jennings has been good would be a vast understatement, as the 28-year-old leads the NFL with 553 total yards from scrimmage, and sports a 5.65 YPC average, over the past four weeks. Even with reduced touches, Jennings will be a very enticing play against a Cowboys team giving up a league-high 22.3 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.
News: Pryor practiced with the second-team offense Tuesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: The Raiders do not list Pryor on their Week 13 injury report, so it seems the knee ailment is officially behind him. That said, Matt McGloin has earned another start with two strong showings, but Pryor seems in line to serve as the top backup Thursday against Dallas. There's even a chance the team could work a small package for Pryor into the playbook.
News: McFadden (hamstring) is expected to play Thursday, but will be splitting time with Rashad Jennings, the Bay Area News Group reports.
Impact: McFadden will still get some opportunities to contribute on offense, but his work will likely be limited. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson wants to go with "the hot hand" at running back, which means that Rashad Jennings, who averaged 4.6 yards per carry last week against the Titans, will surely cut into McFadden's workload. Considering the injury history of McFadden, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Raiders play this one on the conservative side Thursday. He's a risky fantasy option to say the least.
News: Jenkins (concussion) has one more test to pass, but expects to play Thursday at Dallas, CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Jenkins should be good to go, but if he is unable to pass the league's mandated test for whatever reason, look for Taiwan Jones to step into the starting role opposite Tracy Porter. Neither option is likely to yield considerable IDP value, however.
News: Rivera (concussion) practiced Tuesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Rivera was on the receiving end of a nasty helmet-to-helmet blow Sunday against Tennessee, a shot which earned safety Michael Griffin a one-game suspension. Fortunately, Rivera did not lose consciousness, and he's passed all of the necessary tests to play in Thursday's game against Dallas.
News: Moore (shoulder) did not practice Tuesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: It's looking like Moore will miss a second straight game due to the shoulder injury, as he's yet to take the practice field in anticipation of Thursday's tilt against Dallas. His absence would mean another start for Andre Holmes, who hauled in 2-of-5 targets for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans. Rod Streater would once again serve as the top option in the passing game.
News: McFadden (hamstring) practiced Tuesday, Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: McFadden appears in line to return Thursday against Dallas, following a three-week absence due to the hamstring injury. Rashad Jennings has filled in more than adequately since McFadden hit the shelf, and it seems he and McFadden may split the work out of the backfield so long as both are healthy.
Sebastian Janikowski - #11 - Kicker - 6'1" - 258lbs
News: Janikowski missed two field goals, one from 32 yards and one from 48 yards, in Sunday's loss to the Titans.
Impact: He did make four on the day, two from 40-plus yards and one from beyond 50, but his misses loomed large in the team's four-point loss. Janikowski has now missed seven of 22 attempts on the season, the same number he missed in 2011 and 2012 combined. The 35-year-old is still capable of hitting from long distance, but he ranks 29th among kickers in standard fantasy scoring this year and his inconsistency makes him a high-risk option.
News: Moore (shoulder) did not participate in Monday's walk-through practice, the Oakland Tribune reports.
Impact: Moore missed Sunday's game and is now facing a quick turnaround, with the Raiders scheduled to face the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Should Moore miss another game, Rod Streater and Andre Holmes figure to start at wideout, with Streater acting as the team's de facto No. 1 receiver. There should be some opportunity for production against a shaky Dallas pass defense.
News: McFadden said Monday that his hamstring is feeling much better, and he hopes to play against the Cowboys on Thursday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: McFadden wasn't even doubtful or questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, yet he's hoping to return on Thanksgiving, after being listed as "out" on last week's injury report. He will likely need to practice before he plays, and Rashad Jennings figures to maintain a significant role in the offense, regardless of McFadden's status.
News: Rivera has passed all necessary concussion tests and expects to play in Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup against the Cowboys, the Oakland Chronicle's Vic Tafur reports.
Impact: Rivera reportedly passed all of the concussion tests just one day after suffering the initial injury. He only caught one pass in Sunday's loss to the Titans but did haul in five receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown the previous week.
News: Reece had four receptions on five targets for 44 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Tennessee. He also had five rushes for 14 yards.
Impact: The highlight of Reece's day was a beautifully thrown 27-yard touchdown from Matt McGloin that Reece effortlessly caught in the corner of the end zone. Reece is a versatile player, but Rashad Jennings, and possibly Darren McFadden, are higher in Oakland's pecking order.
News: Speaking after Sunday's loss to Tennessee, Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said that McGloin played well enough to earn another start, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: McGloin completed 19-of-32 passes for 260 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's loss. After playing well for the second week in a row, he figures to get the nod over Terrelle Pryor for Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup with the Cowboys.
News: Holmes (shoulder) had two receptions on five targets for 32 yards in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
Impact: Holmes saw his most extensive work of the season, with Denarius Moore (shoulder) inactive. In fact, the 32 yards Holmes had Sunday nearly matched his entire receiving total for the season. He should continue to see extra looks, as long as Moore remains out of the lineup.
News: Streater had five receptions on 10 targets for 93 yards in Sunday's 23-19 loss to Tennessee. He also lost a fumble at one point.
Impact: Streater made a bunch of nice catches, and had twice as many targets of any other Oakland pass catcher. He appeared to get shaken up at one point on a hard hit, but was able to return to the game. He's been Matt McGloin's favorite target over the last two weeks, catching 11 passes on 18 targets for 177 yards.
News: Jennings suffered a minor shoulder stinger during Sunday's loss to the Titans, 957 The Game's John Dickinson reports.
Impact: Coach Dennis Allen said that Jennings will be okay, but Jennings' practice participation will still be worth keeping an eye on, leading up to Thursday's game against the Cowboys. A recent report suggests that McFadden is on track to play Thursday, though the veteran still hasn't returned to practice and only has a few days to get ready. McFadden's return wouldn't necessarily squeeze Jennings out of the offense, as Jennings has seemingly done enough to maintain a sizable role.
News: Rivera suffered a concussion during Sunday's game, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Rivera made just one catch for 10 yards prior to being knocked out of Sunday's game. The tight end will now have to follow league protocol, before being cleared to play next.
Sun. Nov 24, 2013 | STATS
News: Rivera was knocked out of the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit from Tennessee safety Michael Griffin.
Impact: Rivera was trying to catch a deep pass up the seam from Matt McGloin on Sunday when Griffin came in and lowered his helmet on the hit. Rivera's helmet flew off after the contact and he did not hold onto the ball. Griffin was penalized on the play and Rivera stayed down for a few minutes before walking off under his own power. He was taken to the locker room and is being evaluated for a head injury.
Sun. Nov 24, 2013 | STATS
News: Moore didn't play Sunday against Tennessee due to a shoulder injury.
Impact: Andre Holmes is starting in his place.
News: Pryor (knee) is not among the Raiders' inactives for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Impact: Fellow QB Tyler Wilson is, with Pryor in line to serve as Matt McGloin's backup on Sunday.
News: Holmes (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Impact: With Denarius Moore inactive for Sunday's game, Holmes figures to see added work opposite Rod Streater, but given that he has logged just one catch for 33 yards this season, we'd like to see him get a full and productive game in, before recommending him as a fantasy option.
Juron Criner - #84 - Wide Receiver - 6'3" - 221lbs
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | STATS
News: The Oakland Raiders have promoted wide receiver Greg Jenkins from the practice squad and placed Criner on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Impact: Criner played one game in his second season. He had three catches for 32 yards against Philadelphia on Nov. 3.
Greg Jenkins - #10 - Wide Receiver - 6'1" - 208lbs
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | STATS
News: The Oakland Raiders have promoted Jenkins from the practice squad and placed Juron Criner on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Impact: The Raiders made the move Saturday to give them another option at wideout with leading receiver Denarius Moore out for Sunday's game against Tennessee with a shoulder injury. Jenkins joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama State. He played quarterback in college but moved to receiver with the Raiders and made the practice squad.
Thu. Nov 21, 2013 | STATS
News: Moore missed his second straight day of practice with a shoulder injury he suffered during last week's win over Houston.
Impact: If he's unable to go Sunday versus Tennessee, it would weaken an already thin receiving corps. Only two of Oakland's wide receivers have caught more than 10 passes this season. Moore is one of them. The third-year wide receiver leads the Raiders in catches, receiving yardage and touchdowns this season.
News: McGloin will start at quarterback for the second straight week for the Oakland Raiders after throwing three touchdown passes in his debut performance. Coach Dennis Allen announced Wednesday that he was going with McGloin over Terrelle Pryor on Sunday against Tennessee.
Impact: Allen says McGloin earned another chance to start after becoming the fourth player since the 1970 merger to throw three touchdown passes and no interceptions in his first career start when he led Oakland to a 28-23 win at Houston. Allen says Pryor is still nursing a sore right knee and will be the backup on Sunday if he is healthy.
Miles Burris - #56 - Linebacker - 6'2" - 240lbs
News: The Raiders added Burris to the active roster Wednesday
Impact: Burris spent the first 11 weeks on the physically unable to perform list after offseason knee surgery. The Raiders released linebacker Martez Wilson on Tuesday to create the spot for Burris.
DJ Hayden - #25 - Cornerback - 5'11" - 190lbs
News: The Oakland Raiders have placed Hayden on season-ending injured reserve with an injured groin.
Impact: Hayden played in eight games this season before injuring his groin in practice earlier this month. He struggled in his final game, allowing two touchdown passes in a loss to Philadelphia.