Fantasy Player Projections

 
Oakland Raiders
Candlestick Park | Sunday, October 17 | 4:05 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: 49ers 21, Raiders 20
San Francisco 49ers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJason Campbell
175 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Filling in for an injured Bruce Gradkowski, Campbell had a nice Week 5 performance. He could get the start this week if Gradkowski's health does not improve and would be a decent option in two-QB leagues against the 49ers.
RBDarren McFadden
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 50 rush yards
McFadden is iffy for this week's game, but he is a risky option even if he plays given his hamstring injury. McFadden is looking at splitting the carries when he returns, so pay attention to how the Raiders utilize both he and Michael Bush together.
RBMichael Bush
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 30 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Bush is worth a start this week if Darren McFadden sits out again, but he will probably share the carries if McFadden returns. Pay attention to McFadden's injury status if you are considering using Bush this week.
WRDarrius Heyward-Bey
2 rec, 25 yards
Heyward-Bey has caught just one pass over the last two weeks. His fantasy value will remain minimal until he gets more involved in the Raiders offense.
WRLouis Murphy
3 rec, 55 yards
Murphy appears to be healthy again, so he is a viable option in deeper leagues regardless of who starts at quarterback for the Raiders.
TEZach Miller
5 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
Miller has found the end zone for three straight weeks and is the Raiders' leader in receptions and receiving yardage. He is a weekly starter at this point, so make sure he is in your lineup.
KSebastian Janikowski
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Janikowski is third in the league in points, so he is worth a start this week against a 49ers defense that is giving up the sixth most points in the league per game.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT
Oakland's defense had a huge Week 5 performance against the Chargers, and they face a 49ers offense this week that has committed 13 turnovers this season. They are a sneaky option in Week 6.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAlex Smith
200 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
Smith is putting up decent yardage numbers, but he has also thrown a league-high nine interceptions and could be replaced this week if he struggles again. He is risk even in two-QB leagues, so go with a safer option if available.
RBFrank Gore
5 rec, 45 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TD
The Raiders are giving up more than 147 rushing yards per game so count on Gore to put up big numbers in Week 6.
WRMichael Crabtree
4 rec, 60 yards
Crabtree's production has increased with each game, and he had over 100 yards and a touchdown last week. Crabtree is worth a start this week despite the QB questions in San Francisco.
WRJosh Morgan
2 rec, 25 yards
Morgan has averaged only two receptions over his last three games, so go with another wide receiver who is seeing more targets.
TEVernon Davis
5 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Davis went over the 100-yard mark in Week 5 and has scored in two straight games. He remains a top tight end option.
KJoe Nedney
3 PATs
The Raiders are giving up nearly 27 points per game, but Nedney is averaging only four points per game. Look for another option.
Defense
1 sack, 1 INT
The 49ers defense has forced just five turnovers and is giving up a lot points. The Raiders do not have a great offense, but go with another defense this week that is putting up more fantasy production.
 
 
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