Kickoff: Sunday, November 6th, at 1:00 PM EST
Location: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Betting Odds: LV-1, 47.5 total via Oddsshark
Writer: Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)
Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr (Sit)
Derek Carr will want to throw the Week 8 tape away if he hasn’t yet already, as it was his worst game of the 2022 season. He completed 15 of 26 attempts for just 101 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the 24-0 shutout loss to New Orleans. Through eight games, Carr has a 9:5 passing touchdown to interception ratio and has only thrown for over 300 yards once, back in Week 3. Things just aren’t going well for the Raiders quarterback this season, and one would wonder if he could be on the outs in 2023 if this poor play keeps up. You would think the Jags would be a get-right spot, but Carr is not a recommended start in 1QB leagues this week.
Josh Jacobs (Start, RB1)
Like Carr, Josh Jacobs is also coming off his worst game of the season last week, as he only had 10 carries, which he turned into 43 yards. Before Week 8, Jacobs surpassed 100 rushing yards in three straight weeks, averaging 147 yards in that span. The good news is, he’s the RB6 on the year in full-PPR formats and is set to face a Jaguars defense that has given up the eighth most fantasy points to RBs on the year. Start him with confidence that he’ll be featured more in this spot.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Davante Adams (Start, WR1), Hunter Renfrow (Sit), Mack Hollins (Start if you must, FLEX), Darren Waller (Start if active, TE1), Foster Moreau (Sit)
Davante Adams managers were down bad last week, as he only had one reception on five targets for a whopping three yards, good for 1.20 points in full-PPR leagues. Yikes. Chalk it up to a horrible game for Carr and an outlier for what we know Adams is truly capable of doing. He shouldn’t have an issue bouncing back against Jacksonville, as FantasyData projects Adams to finish as the WR10 on the week. Hunter Renfrow has been one of the more disappointing fantasy receivers this season, coming off of a 2021 season in which he turned 103 receptions into 1038 yards and nine touchdowns. Through seven games, he has just 18 receptions for 166 yards, and zero touchdowns to speak of. Mack Hollins has been outperforming Renfrow, with 26 receptions on the season that have gone for 381 yards and two touchdowns. Carr has no issue targeting him, as last week he caught seven of eight looks for 64 scoreless yards. In a heavy BYE week across the league (six teams), Hollins could be a desperation FLEX play. Darren Waller has had a hamstring injury keep him out since Week 5 – and that’s with Vegas having their BYE in Week 6 – and at the time of writing, it’s unclear whether or not he’ll suit up this week, but on Wednesday he was at practice. If Waller is a go, he’s at TE1. If he can’t, Foster Moreau is the next man up, but won’t be a viable streaming option.
— Kevin Bolinger (@KevinFOX5Vegas) November 2, 2022
Trevor Lawrence (Sit)
It was a forgettable trip across the pond to London for Trevor Lawrence. The second-year QB completed just 18 of 31 attempts for only 133 yards, one touchdown, and two costly interceptions; one of which came on the goal line, and the other on the final drive of the game. Lawrence holds a 10:6 passing touchdown to interception ratio through eight games and has only 1840 passing yards on the season. He projects to finish as the QB14 this week per FantasyData, and despite facing a Vegas defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to QBs this season, Lawrence is still a sit candidate in 1QB leagues.
Travis Etienne Jr. (Start, RB1), JaMycal Hasty (Sit)
The patient will become the rewarded, and that’s how Travis Etienne Jr. managers felt this past week. 24 carries turned into 156 rushing yards and a touchdown for Etienne, who also added three receptions for six yards. It was quite the show out post-James Robinson trade, and Etienne answered the call as the clear-cut RB1 in Jacksonville. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry (YPC) in the loss to Denver and will remain an RB1 against a Raiders defense that has given up the sixth most fantasy points to running backs. New backup JaMycal Hasty, who head coach Doug Pederson claimed would “see more carries”, only totaled four on the day for a measly 13 yards. He holds no fantasy relevance at this time.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Christian Kirk (Start, WR3), Marvin Jones Jr. (Sit), Zay Jones (Sit), Evan Engram (Start, TE2)
It was a down week for Christian Kirk against the Broncos, as he turned seven targets into just three receptions for 40 scoreless yards. He leads the Jacksonville WR room with 61 targets on the season but is an inconsistent contributor on a weekly basis. Look for him to continue to output WR3 numbers against a middle-of-the-pack Vegas defense that has given up the fifteenth most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. Zay Jones has been an interesting name each and every week – notably when it comes time to make a last-minute pickup – but he really hasn’t been that much of a factor. Against Denver, he caught all three of his targets for 28 yards, and on the season, he has only 309 receiving yards and one touchdown. Marvin Jones Jr. as well, another irrelevant fantasy option, and quite frankly IRL for this Jaguars offense. Both Joneses are Sits this week. Tight end Evan Engram finally caught his first touchdown of the season last week on a beautifully thrown ball by Lawrence in the 1st quarter. Averaging 7.25 targets per game since Week 5, Engram remains on the streaming radar, as he is set to face a Raiders defense that is allowing the third most fantasy points to tight ends this season.