Once again Pro football focus, king of the analytics game, has released their weekly grades for each player league wide.
It must have been a difficult task for the guys over at PFF this week finding any positives from the Raiders performance. The Raiders were out played in all phases of the game including coaching.
Let’s take a look at the top five highest graded Raiders in week five.
Erik Harris- 88.6
Erik Harris is making his first appearance in the top five. For the second week in a row, Harris played in more than 40 percent of the defensive snaps.
Harris made the most of his opportunities. In 14 coverage snaps, Harris allowed only one reception.
#Raiders safety Erik Harris was the team's highest-graded player against the Chargers with an 88.6 game grade— PFF OAK Raiders (@PFF_Raiders) October 9, 2018
Harris logged 26 snaps, and allowed one reception for three yards in 14 coverage snaps, and made one run stop in 12 snaps against the run ☠️
Rodney Hudson- 79.1
The heart and soul of the offensive line, Rodney Hudson anchored a line starting two rookies and a back up at guard.
Hudson is the highest graded Raiders offensive lineman by a lot on the season. After Hudson’s 78.9, Gabe Jackson is second with a 68.4.
Emmanuel Lamur- 76.5
If you want a further explanation of this grade you might want to contact Pro football focus yourself.
If you looked in the boxscore, you might notice that Lamur did not register a tackle, although he played on 26 defensive snaps.
Keep in mind PFF analyzes everything from run defense and pass coverage to pass rush. He must have done something right in the eyes of PFF.
Seth Roberts- 76.3
No, you aren’t living in a bizarro world, Seth Roberts received a top five grade this week. The sad part is, Roberts was targeted a team high seven times, catching four balls for 41 yards.
How on earth is Seth Roberts ever leading the team in targets is beyond me.
Maurice Hurst- 75.8
Hurst and fellow rookies PJ Hall and Arden Key are continuing to progress nicely. Hurst seems to be the furthest along at this point, he has made plays in back to back games.
Hurst is the highest rated Raider on the year with an 81.0.