Kevin C. Cox
The Jaguar defense ranks 30th against the rush. Will the Raider attack be able to take advantage of their ground superiority?
This week the Raiders host Jacksonville, which is having yet another disappointing season. Let's take a look at which Raiders are the best for fantasy purposes this week.
START: Darren McFadden, who thus far this year hasn't been the first-round back some thought he would be, but he did score last week and put up some good stats. This week he faces an absolutely awful rush defense that gives up 163 yards per game on the ground. The Raiders seem to be focusing on running a balanced offense, which serves the dual purpose of keeping McFadden fresh and not telegraphing the play calls. If ever McFadden is going to have a breakout game, it's this one.
START: Carson Palmer. The Jaguars also allow 261 yards per game through the air, and my guess is Palmer will be able to top that by quite a bit. I anticipate a huge game for Palmer, with over 300 yards passing and a couple touchdowns. The Jaguars have neither the cover skills nor the pass rush to stop the Raider offense in any way.
START: Denarius Moore. He showed his big-play ability last week against Atlanta, and should be able to make some more magic happen this week as well. Start him with confidence.
The Jags are fairly poor defensively so I wouldn't suggest sitting any Raiders you would normally otherwise start. You can feel good about every Raider you normally start this week.