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Friday, September 11, 2015

Oakland Raiders - 2015 Projections

Oakland Raiders


Overall Outlook
The Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has rebuilt the Raiders almost completely in his three plus years in Oakland. The top skill potions players are all McKenzie guys (Murray 2013, Carr 2014, Cooper 2015) and all have a ton of upside. The team has also done well bringing in talented FAs in Helu, Crabtree, Tuck, Lofton etc. Unfortunately, the Raiders play in a very difficult division, and it takes time for youth to emerge in the NFL. That said, look for Oakland to compete much better in 2015, but again produce a losing season.

Offseason Moves
Key additions: QB Christian Ponder, RB Roy Helu, RB Trent Richardson, WR Michael Crabtree, C Rodney Hudson, NT Dan Williams, OLB Malcom Smith, ILB Curtis Lofton, S Nate Allen, KR Trindon Holliday
Key losses: QB Matt Schaub, RB Darren McFadden, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WR James Jones, WR Denarius Moore, G Kevin Boothe, C Stefen Wisniewski, DE/DT Antonio Smith, DT Pat Sims, DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley, CB Tarell Brown, CB Carlos Rogers, CB Chimdi Chekwa, S Tyvon Branch

Offensive Outlook
The Raiders have new offensive skill positions all over the field. The you talent should make the team a bit more competitive but also more inconsistent. With the weapons they have, and a schedule filled with high scoring teams, we see the Oakland offense getting plenty of opportunities to produce, Expect some solid numbers from the Oakland passing game, and average numbers from their running game in 2015.

Projections - 2015
QB1 - Derek Carr - Passing - 3500 yds / 20 tds  - Rushing - 175 yds / 1 td
RB1 - Latavius Murray - Rushing - 900 yds / 5 tds  Receiving - 40 recs / 300 yds / 1 td
RB2 - Roy Helu - Rushing - 300 yds / 2 tds  Receiving - 45 recs / 425 yds / 2 tds
WR1 - Amari Cooper - Receiving - 70 recs / 950 yds / 5 tds
WR2 - Michael Crabtree - Receiving - 70 recs / 800 yds / 6 tds
WR3 - Rod Streater - Receiving - 45 recs / 600 yds / 2 tds
TE1 - David Ausberry - Receiving - 50 recs / 500 yds / 3 tds

Defensive Outlook
The Oakland defense ranked 21st in yards allowed, but dead last in points allowed in 2014. The team had a brutal schedule and plenty of older players who had lost a step. To improve this year, the Raiders signed Dan Williams, Malcom Smith, Curtis Lofton, and Nate Allen. These additions, along with second year star Khalil Mack, should do well to improve their ranks.  Unfortunately, playing another tough schedule including SD x2, DEN x2, GB, DET, PIT, and BAL this year, offers Oakland's squad very few breaks in 2015.

Projections - 2015
DE1 - Justin Tuck - 40 total Ts / 6 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
DE2 - Mario Edwards - 30 total Ts / 2 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
DT1 - Dan Williams - 35 total Ts / 3 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
DT2 - Justin Ellis  - 20 total Ts / 1 sack / 1 pass defensed / 2 total TOs
OLB1/DE1 - Khalil Mack -  100 total Ts / 4 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
OLB2 - Malcolm Smith - 65 total Ts / 2 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
MLB - Curtis Lofton - 115 total Ts / 2 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
CB1 - D.J. Hayden80 total Ts / 0 sacks / 12 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
CB2 - Travis Carrie 60 total Ts / 0 sacks / 10 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
S1 - Charles Woodson 100 total Ts / 1 sack / 4 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
S2 -  Nate Allen-  75 total Ts / 0 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 2 total TOs

Schedule


Depth Charts
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PosNoPlayer 1NoPlayer 2NoPlayer 3NoPlayer 4NoPlayer 5
Offense
LWR15Crabtree, Michael U/SF10Roberts, Seth CF1412Butler, Brice 13/7  
RWR89Cooper, Amari 15/180Streater, Rod CF1218Holmes, Andre W/NE  
LT72PENN, DONALD CC/TB69BARNES, KHALIF U/Jax   
LG66Jackson, Gabe 14/368Feliciano, Jon 15/4   
C61Hudson, Rodney U/KC70Bergstrom, Tony 12/3   
RG76Webb, J'Marcus SF1568Feliciano, Jon 15/4   
RT77Howard, Austin U/NYJ73McCants, Matt SF13   
TE81Rivera, Mychal 13/686Smith, Lee U/Buf88Walford, Clive 15/382Holmes, Gabe CF15 
QB4Carr, Derek 14/214McGloin, Matt CF13   
FB45REECE, MARCEL SF0849Olawale, Jamize P/Dal   
RB28Murray, Latavius 13/622Jones, Taiwan 11/426Helu, Roy U/Was  
Defense
RDE91TUCK, JUSTIN U/NYG97Edwards Jr., Mario 15/293Edwards, Lavar W/Dal  
NT78Ellis, Justin 14/492McGee, Stacy 13/6   
LDT90Williams, Dan U/Arz96Autry, Denico CF14   
LDE52Mack, Khalil 14/195Mayowa, Benson W/Sea   
SLB57Armstrong, Ray Ray W/SL56ALEXANDER, LORENZO SF15   
MLB50Lofton, Curtis CC/NO51Heeney, Ben 15/5   
WLB53Smith, Malcolm U/Sea58Ball, Neiron 15/5   
LCB25Hayden, DJ 13/131Thorpe, Neiko SF1421McDonald, Dexter 15/7  
FS20Allen, Nate U/Phi32Lambert, Keenan W/Sea   
SS24WOODSON, CHARLES 98/0142Asante, Larry SF14   
RCB38Carrie, Travis 14/739McGill, Keith 14/4   
Special Teams
P7King, Marquette CF12    
PK11JANIKOWSKI, SEBASTIAN 00/1    
LS59CONDO, JON SF0686Smith, Lee U/Buf   
H7King, Marquette CF12    
PR38Carrie, Travis 14/7    
KR22Jones, Taiwan 11/4    
Practice Squad
PS34Atkinson, George RB74Bell, Mitchell OG5Gilbert, Garrett QB75Harris, Shelby DE65Kistler Jr., Danny OT
PS37McDonald, Tevin FS99Orr, Leon DT47Shirley, Josh DE94Valles, Max OB30Edwards, SaQwan CB
Reserves
RES84Debose, Andre IR71Watson, Menelik IR56Williams, Chase IR29Ross, Brandian IR35Chekwa, Chimdi IR

1 comment:

  1. Hey, which websites do you use to check your lineups? Do you use websites like https://www.dailylineups.com/?

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