Fantasy Player Projections

 
Oakland Raiders
LP Field | Sunday, September 12 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Titans 35, Raiders 20
Tennessee Titans
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJason Campbell
150 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 10 rush yards, 0 rush TD, 1 INT
The Titans should be able to contain the Raiders' running game, so Campbell may be asked to throw a lot right away. Campbell is a bit banged up and is unlikely to provide significant production in what has the making of a low-scoring game.
RBDarren McFadden
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 0 rec TD, 70 rush yards
McFadden could get a lot of touches in the opener if Michael Bush is unable to play, but he will face a Titans team that is stout against the run. He is a risky option for the opener.
RBMichael Bush
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 0 rec TD, 60 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Bush's status for Week 1 remains in question; and he would not be a good option against a stiff Titans run defense even if he were to play. Go another direction in Week 1.
WRDarrius Heyward-Bey
3 rec, 40 yards, 0 TD
Bush's status for Week 1 remains in question; and he would not be a good option against a stiff Titans run defense even if he were to play. Go another direction in Week 1.
WRLouis Murphy
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD
Murphy is the Raiders' best deep threat, but he is a high-risk, low-reward option in Week 1 since most of his yardage last season came in just a couple games.
TEZach Miller
5 rec, 50 yards, 0 TD
Tight ends were Jason Campbell's best friends a year ago, so Miller makes a strong Week 1 play. Hopefully he is not asked to stay in and block too often.
KSebastian Janikowski
1 PAT, 2 FGs
Janikowski hit multiple field goals in 11 games last season and should get a couple opportunities in Week 1. Janikowski is always a good bet for long field goals given his strong leg.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT, 0 Fumbles, 0 TD
The Raiders will break in new starters all over the field, but they should also be better than they were a year ago. That won't be enough to contain Chris Johnson, however.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBVince Young
180 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 50 rush yards, 1 INT
Young will have trouble putting up significant passing yards because he will spend a good majority of the game handing off to Chris Johnson. He should be considered nothing more than a QB2 this week.
RBChris Johnson
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 150 rush yards, 2 rush TD
The Raiders hope to be a little better against the run, but they will have trouble containing Johnson in Week 1. Johnson should have little trouble recording over 100 yards and a touchdown or two.
WRKenny Britt
5 rec, 90 yards, 1 TD
Britt had a difficult preseason and will likely open the season in a reserve role. If he's part of your team, bench him until he sees enough playing time to make a fantasy impact.
WRNate Washington
2 rec, 25 yards, 0 TD
Britt is the Titans' number one receiver for now, but he will have to avoid Nnamdi Asomugha's side of the field to put up decent numbers. Don't expect the Titans to throw much this week anyway. 
WRJustin Gage
2 rec, 25 yards, 0 TD
Gage is not a very explosive receiver, but he could be able to find some seams in the middle of the field. Still, he should not be counted on for much this week. 
TEBo Scaife
2 rec, 25 yards, 1 TD
The Raider linebackers will be counted on to stop the run, which could leave the middle of the field for Scaife. He could pick up a touchdown if the Titans decide to throw the ball in the red zone.
KRob Bironas
5 PATs
Bironas hit 20 field goals in the 10 games Vince Young started last year, so expect him to get a couple chances to put the ball through the uprights.
Defense
5 sacks, 2 INT, 3 Fumbles, 1 TD
The Titans defense is not the force it used to be, but they will take on a Raiders team in Week 1 that has serious questions at receiver and will be breaking in a new quarterback. Expect the Titans defense to take advantage.
 
 
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