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Wide Receiver, Las Vegas Raiders

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Draft: 2020 Round 1 (12)
College: Alabama
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 188 DOB: 1999-01-24 Age: 21

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2020 LV 8 26 14 256 18.3 1 6 44 7.3 0 36.0 4.5
2020 (Projected) LV     59 773 13.1 5 4 29 7.3 0 110.2  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Raiders have long been known as a franchise that values athletic measurables more than on-field production, but they still caught almost everyone off guard when they made Henry Ruggs III the first wide receiver drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft, despite Ruggs being the third-most productive wide receiver on his own team at Alabama in 2019.

Ruggs does fit the profile of being "the next Tyreek Hill," which is of course something that every team is searching for now that they've seen how successful it can be, but it's tough to not think that the Raiders made a rather confusing choice given their current personnel. Ruggs blew the doors off the combine this year with his blazing 4.25 forty yard dash, but he goes to a team that simply has not shown a propensity to push the ball down the field, in part due to their own coaching staff, but also due to their starting quarterback. Derek Carr has gradually transitioned into becoming one of the least frequent risk-takers in the league in recent seasons. Ruggs isn't exclusively a deep threat like some might be painting him out to be, but his skill set just doesn't seem like it's going to be a great match for what the Raiders want to do on offense.

With that said, the Raiders do have one of the most effective running games in the league and even though advanced analytics would tell us that being an effective running game has practically zero effect on play action passing, many NFL coaches still believe that it does. Therefore there's a real chance that the Raiders utilize the play action passing game to give Ruggs some chances to beat defenses deep this season.

The Raiders depth chart isn't great at wide receiver so it wouldn't be surprising to see Ruggs ascend it rather quickly into being an every week starter, but the chances of him leading the team in targets here in 2020 just don't seem very high.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Henry Ruggs III
WR2WR3 Hunter Renfrow
WR3WR4 Nelson Agholor
WR4WR5 Zay Jones
WR5WR2 Bryan Edwards
WR6WR6 Tyrell Williams
Raiders Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Henry Ruggs III considered a "longshot" to play in Week 4
Explosive Raiders rookie dealing with balky hamstring
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Sep 30, 11:10 am

Las Vegas Raiders
Ian Rapoport(@RapSheet) on Twitter: "Meanwhile, #Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III is considered a long-shot to play Sunday while still dealing with a hamstring injury, source said. The 1st-round pick shouldn’t have an extended absence, but especially with speed guys, you’d like to get as close to 100% as possible." (Twitter/NFL Network)

FFToday's Take: Rookie WR WR Bryan Edwards is already listed out this week (could be more) vs. the Bills as he battles an ankle sprain, so we're left to give Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller a target boost in our projections.

Injury Tyrell Williams lands on IR with torn labrum
Expected to have surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Sep 1, 4:54 pm

Las Vegas Raiders
The #Raiders put WR Tyrell Williams on Injured Reserve, as he is having surgery in a few weeks for a torn labrum in his shoulder. His season is over. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams was hopeful of playing this season with the injury but has since decided on surgery. It's fair to wonder how much playing time he would've received given the Raiders are high on rookies Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards. Both, along with TE Darren Waller and slot man Hunter Renfrow should be the top targets for Derek Carr.

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at CAR W 34-30 5 3 55 18.3 0 2 11 5.5 0 6.6
2 NO W 34-24 3 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
5 at KC W 40-32 3 2 118 59.0 1 0 0 - 0 17.8
7 TB L 20-45 3 2 35 17.5 0 1 10 10.0 0 4.5
8 at CLE W 16-6 4 2 8 4.0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0.9
9 at LAC W 31-26 3 0 0 - 0 1 10 10.0 0 1.0
10 DEN W 37-12 4 3 31 10.3 0 0 0 - 0 3.1
11 KC L 31-35 1 1 5 5.0 0 1 12 12.0 0 1.7

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