The Raiders face a tough test against Tampa Bay this Sunday. Which players are best for fantasy teams?
At this point in the season there are really only three Raiders who should be considered for fantasy purposes, but this week you should only start two of them:
START: Carson Palmer. The Bucs have the league's second-worst pass defense, allowing almost 310 pass yards per game. On top of that, they just traded their best cornerback, Aqib Talib, to the Patriots for three magic beans. Palmer is going to have a monster day. I anticipate at least three touchdowns and close to 300 yards through the air.
START: Denarius Moore. He has become the unquestioned #1 wideout and should be the recipient of at least one Palmer touchdown pass. With the sudden absence of Talib, the Bucs have nobody who can cover him.
And the guy you should sit:
SIT: Darren McFadden. As bad as the Bucs are against the pass, they are terrific against the run, allowing less than 90 yards per game on the ground. D-Mac hasn't shown that he can break out even against the worst run defenses and he can't be counted on in this game.