Fantasy Player Projections

 
Oakland Raiders
Invesco Field | Sunday, October 24 | 4:15 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Broncos 17, Raiders 13
Denver Broncos
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBruce Gradkowski
100 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Gradkowski will likely start this week if he is cleared to practice, but the Raiders have yet to update his injury status. Gradkowski will only be a marginal option even if he is the one that ends up in the starting role.
RBMichael Bush
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 35 rush yards
Bush could lose some carries in Week 7 if Darren McFadden is able to play. Bush will be a decent play because the Broncos are 25th in the league in rush defense, but McFadden's status will play a big role in how much production he provides.
RBDarren McFadden
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 55 rush yards
McFadden could return this week after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury. The Broncos do not have a great run defense, but McFadden's touches could be limited in an effort to prevent any further injury. Go with another option if available.
WRLouis Murphy
2 rec, 40 yards
Murphy's production has been spotty lately, and he will likely see a lot of Champ Bailey this week. Fantasy owners would be better off going starting another receiver in Week 7.production
WRDarrius Heyward-Bey
2 rec, 20 yards
Heyward-Bey has caught just four passes over the last three weeks, so continue using other options.
TEZach Miller
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Jason Campbell really struggled in Week 6, and Miller's production suffered as a result. Miller still deserves a start given his overall performance, so hopefully the Raiders can get improved quarterback play this week.
KSebastian Janikowski
1 PAT, 2 FGs
Janikowski continues to put up big numbers in the kicking game, so keep using him as you have been.
Defense
1 sack
The Broncos can really move the ball via the pass, but the Raiders have been pretty good at stopping it. Still, the Raiders defense is giving up a lot of points, so go with another option.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBKyle Orton
175 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 10 rush yards
Orton does not have a great matchup this week, but he is still second in the league in passing and should be able to get back on track after throwing for a season-low 209 yards last week.
RBKnowshon Moreno
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 20 rush yards
Moreno returned to the field last week after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury, but he did not do much in a tough matchup against the Jets. He faces the Raiders 30th-ranked run defense in Week 7, so expect a better performance.
RBLaurence Maroney
1 rec, 5 rec yards, 15 rush yards
Both Maroney and Correll Buckhalter played reserve roles last week following the return of Knowshon Moreno. The Raiders do not have a good run defense, but do not expect Maroney to receive enough carries to be a fantasy factor.
WRBrandon Lloyd
3 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Even in a down week Lloyd managed four receptions for 74 yards. He is a weekly starter in all formats at this point.
WRJabar Gaffney
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Gaffney has averaged eight receptions and roughly 90 yards over his last four weeks. Those numbers make him a strong option this week, especially in PPR leagues.
WREddie Royal
2 rec, 25 yards
Royal is averaging over 60 receiving yards per game this season, but he has not done much in three of the last four weeks. He is still a viable option if you need him, but don't let his early-season numbers fool you.
TEDaniel Graham
1 rec, 10 yards
Graham continues to do a lot of blocking in the Broncos offense and has caught a total of one pass over the last two weeks. Use other options.
KMatt Prater
2 PATs, 1 FG
Prater continues to be a good weekly option on a team that can really move the ball through the air.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble
Denver's defense is a sleeper option this week against a Raiders team with serious quarterback questions. The Broncos have only recorded seven sacks, but they are worth a pick-up if you are looking for a defense with a favorable matchup this week.
 
 
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