Found November 16, 2012 on
Football Extra Points:
The Raiders aren't winning many real football games but their starters should put up some big fantasy numbers this week.
Here's a quick look at some Week 11 Starters. You know the obvious choices, here are some to consider.
- Carson Palmer - The Raiders have no running backs healthy, the Saints are going to put up 50 and have no defense. This all points to good things for the Raiders QB and WR's in terms of fantasy numbers. Look to Carson to throw 50 times in this game.
- Andy Dalton - The Bengals have confidence coming off the Giants win. The Chiefs are terrible.
- Andrew Luck - I had to think twice about this one but the Patriots give up the 6th most FPG to QB's and Luck and Wayne are playing well right now. If you have Luck, you should start him.
- Doug Martin - Not sure Martin is off the radar anymore but against the Panthers, this is a must start.
- Denarius Moore - Same reason you're starting Palmer. The R...
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Dennis Allen is the 18th head coach for the Oakland Raiders, but in his first year, his 3-6 team is struggling. However, before he landed in Oakland, and prior to Allen being with the Denver Broncos in 2011, he learned his trade in New Orleans as a defensive backs coach.
Allen sat down with the Jerry McDonald of the San Jose Mercury News to talk about his time in New Orleans.
The Oakland Raiders will be without running backs Darren
McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) and defensive lineman Richard Seymour
(knee/hamstring) when they take on the New Orleans Saints today, while wide
receiver Darius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) and safety Tyvon Branch (neck) are
questionable to play, according to the team’s injury report.
McFadden and Goodson both...
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Four Raiders and one Bengal have been fined $26,250 each for fighting in last Sunday's game.
Cincinnati tackle Andrew Whitworth and Oakland defensive linemen Desmond Bryant, Lamarr Houston,
Tommy Kelly and Matt Shaughnessy drew the fines Friday.
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