Fantasy News
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McFadden's new teammate, Maurice Jones-Drew confirms that the duo are on track to work as a tandem this coming season, csnbayarea.com reports. "I know they want Darren and I to split carries, which is perfectly fine," said Jones-Drew, who signed with the Raiders last month. "But we'll get a chance to compete."
Impact: When McFadden re-signed with the Raiders last month, it looked like he might end up with a clearer path toward reclaiming the team's top RB gig, but the presence of Jones-Drew, as well as Latavius Murray to a lesser degree, ensures that he'll face viable competition in training camp, with a potential time-share in store as long as both Jones-Drew and McFadden can stay on the field.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Though csnbayarea.com suggests that a strong training camp from Murray could help him emerge as a factor in the team's offense this coming season, he now faces competition from both Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew.
Impact: Both McFadden and Jones-Drew have dealt with injury issues in the past, but as long as they are both healthy, Murray -- who spent his rookie season on IR due to an ankle injury -- figures to be hard-pressed to see enough carries to merit fantasy attention.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stewart signed his exclusive rights tender with the Raiders on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Stewart -- who recorded just two carries in 13 games last season -- returns to provide depth in the Raiders' backfield, but fantasy relevance is a few breaks away for him, with Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew slated to lead the team's ground game in 2014.
Tue. Apr 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Oakland released Brisiel, announcing the move Tuesday.
Impact: Brisiel signed a $20 million, five-year contract with Oakland two years ago before taking a pay cut last March. He struggled as he was hampered by an ankle injury most of his first season and then was not an ideal fit when Oakland switched from a zone-blocking scheme to a power scheme last year.