By Jack Delaney on June 22, 2014
In recent years, most fantasy football players probably avoided anything that had to do with the Oakland Raiders. Other than Darren McFadden and Terrelle Pryor for a few weeks, there hasn't been much of a reason to have a roster spot for a player on Oakland. With a few key additions this offseason, however, fantasy managers will once again have a reason to draft players from the Raiders' lineup.
At 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, wide receiver Greg Little has all of the physical tools to make an impact in the NFL. Unfortunately, attitude issues and mental lapses have prevented him from being dependable. He posted mediocre numbers for three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, but a change of scenery could bring life to the 25-year-old receiver.
Running back Darren McFadden entered the league in 2008, and he posted dominant fantasy numbers in 2010 with 1,157 rushing yards, 507 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns. That was the last time he did anything for his fantasy owners. With Maurice Jones-Drew joining the team, McFadden should be less of an injury risk this season, and he could become a top-20 back if he remains healthy.
Wide receiver Rod Streater was quietly on the verge of fantasy relevance last season. With 888 receiving yards and four touchdown catches in 2013, the 26-year-old receiver will benefit from either Matt Schaub or Derek Carr starting.
Life is all about expectations. There isn't much of a chance that 29-year-old Maurice Jones-Drew will be a top-10 running back this season, but he could crack the top 20. Last season, Jones-Drew was able to finish as the 19th highest scoring running back in standard scoring leagues, and he could do the same thing in 2014. As a sixth-, seventh- or even eighth-round pick, Jones-Drew is a steal in this year's draft.
He is the best wide receiver on the team, so it makes sense to draft James Jones. An injury held him back in 2013, but his 14 touchdown catches in 2012 show that he has the potential as a strong flex option on your team. His stats were cushy because of the fact that Aaron Rodgers was throwing him the ball, but Jones is going undrafted in most mocks that I have done. If Jones does perform, he is a solid option to flex into your lineup.
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