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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

This week coming off a blowout to the rival Kansas City Chiefs, the Raiders will try and rebound against the Buffalo Bills in Oakland. Which players should you start, sit, or potentially add to your fantasy teams?


Latavius Murray

I have no idea why the Raiders aren't giving him the ball more. He has been running well, and the team is starting a rookie quarterback. Logic would say he should be getting more carries, maybe part of the reason the Raiders have two wins is because they don't have great logic. Head coach Tony Sparano once again stated that they are going to try and get Murray more involved this week. The Bills have given up 4.7 yards per carry to running backs over the past five weeks.

Fred Jackson

While C.J. Spiller could return this week, Jackson should see the majority of the carries. He had 23 touches last week and put up 11 fantasy points. Oakland has given up the second most points to fantasy running backs.

Buffalo Bills Defense

They have been one of the top defenses in fantasy football the entire season and are playing against a struggling offense, enough said.


Sammy Watkins

The rookie started off the season red hot, but he has significantly cooled down the past six weeks. He should not be starting on your fantasy team as he has scored over 3.5 points only once in that six week span. Last week against the Packers, Watkins was held to one catch for 28 yards. Oakland has two solid cornerbacks in T.J. Carrie and D.J. Hayden and has given up the 3rd fewest fantasy points to wide receivers.

Derek Carr

Fantasy wise, his last two weeks have actually been solid posting 22 and 11 points. But that will likely change this week against a tough Bills defense that has given up the second fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. While Carr has had his moments, he has failed to show consistency in terms of fantasy production.


Mychal Rivera

He is Derek Carr's top target and saw a whopping 12 targets last week with 7 catches, but he also only put up 3.9 points in standard leagues. Buffalo's defense has given up the fewest fantasy points to tight ends. The only place I would consider playing Rivera is in a PPR league,