The Raiders weren't exactly the most fantasy-friendly team on Monday, scoring only one touchdown and giving up 22 points. However, they get Denarius Moore back this week and exhibited strong defensive play against a much better team than what they will face this week.
Here are the Raiders to plug into your lineup this Sunday.
START: Raiders defense. Despite giving up 22 points, the Raider D played out of their minds against San Diego, shutting down the run game completely and holding the Chargers to field goals despite the fact that the Chargers consistently started their drives in Raider territory. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill threw three picks against Houston last week and if the Raiders shut down Reggie Bush, which is something I foresee happening, he will be forced to take to the air again. The Raiders could grab several turnovers in this game.
START: Carson Palmer. He made all the right reads in Week 1, taking what the defense gave him instead of forcing risky throws. Despite the lack of deep options he still almost threw for 300 yards. The Dolphins secondary was nothing to write home about, and that was before they traded CB Vontae Davis. Palmer could feast upon the Dolphins this week.
START: Darren McFadden. He touched the ball on over half of the Raiders' offensive snaps and is somehow still healthy. If you are in a PPR league McFadden may just be the top player overall, considering how many passes he caught from Palmer on Monday night. He was barely kept out of the end zone by San Diego but look for him to break at least one score on the Dolphins.
And now the Raiders who should populate your bench.
SIT: Darrius Heyward-Bey. Even though he was healthy, he played second banana to Rod Streater in Week 1. With a healthy Denarius Moore he may be even more overlooked.
SIT: Denarius Moore. He will probably be the primary WR target, but he hasn't got enough reps with Carson Palmer to be considered reliable just yet.
SIT: Brandon Myers. He wasn't targeted in the offense until late in the game in Week 1, and seems to be an afterthought in the game plan at this point. He had some success when he got in the flow of the game but he cannot be relied upon.
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