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It seems whenever I place the majority of the Raiders roster under sit, they always perform really well. Three weeks I have done it, and they have won two out of the three with the third being their first game against the San Diego Chargers in which the team played well. Maybe the jinx will be broken, but this week the entire team is not under sit. Which players should you start, sit, or potentially add to your fantasy teams?

Start

Jamaal Charles

If you have Charles on your team, keep a close eye on him. He missed practice Wednesday with an ankle and knee injury and is listed as questionable. If he does play, Charles should perform well. He has been on fire as of late posting 27, 18, 11, and 23 points the last 4 weeks.

Latavius Murray

Running backs have tremendous value in fantasy leagues because there are not many solid ones that are consistent. While the Chiefs defense started out well, they have given up 5.1 yards per carry these last five weeks. Just like the first matchup, I think Murray could be in line for a big day.

Sit

Mychal Rivera

Yes he had an awesome game last week in which he scored 17 points. But the previous three weeks, he did next to nothing including scoring 0.8 points against the same Chiefs defense he will face Sunday.

Kansas City Defense

They started off the season red hot but in the previous four weeks have not put up more than 3 points. They are giving up 5.1 yards per carry over the last five weeks. Carr looked much better against the 49ers so while the Chiefs have home field advantage, Carr and the Raiders offense has momentum going into the game.

Sleepers

Knile Davis

If Jamaal Charles is ruled out for the game, Davis becomes a start and a huge waiver wire pickup. But if Charles plays, Davis remains a sit because he rarely sees touches when Charles is playing. Your decision to play him should depend on whether or not Jamaal Charles plays.

Derek Carr

While he has shown inconsistency on the year, the rookie may be worth a start if your team truly needs a quarterback. He looked much better last week against the 49ers and was constantly moving defenders with his eyes. If the offense can ride the momentum into Kansas City, Carr could have another big day for the second week in a row.