Found November 01, 2013 on NFL Draft Diamonds:

This year in fantasy football many people were hoping on guys like Ray Rice Chris Johnson, CJ Spiller, Darren McFadden and even Trent Richardson to pick up slack. Out of all these players though only one man really stands out as being the bust in the fantasy draft. That’s Ray Rice the running back of […]


Nick Foles will start against the Raiders but I love Oakland at home

The Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback picture is clearer than it has been in weeks. Nick Foles will start against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday with rookie Matt Barkley serving as the backup, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday. Over the past several weeks Matt Barkley has finished every game. What does that mean? It means Lamar […]

Raiders run defense up to challenge facing Eagles RB LeSean McCoy: 'If you get a piece of him, hold on'

The Oakland Raiders run defense will get a stiff test against the NFL's leading rusher in Philadelphia's LeSean McCoy and they know it's going to be a battle. McCoy recognized the improved Raiders defense saying it's going to be a test, but for the Black and Silver it will be a measuring stick on how far they have come.

Kansas City Hangover: Terrelle Pryor Needs To Trust Offensive Line

Even though Terrelle Pyor led the Oakland Raiders to a big win against the hated Pittsburgh Steelers, Pryor did not look comfortable after the first play of the game. Pryor admitted after the game that he still didn’t fully trust the Raiders offensive line. It looked like Pryor got antsy in the pocket after he couldn’t get the ball to his first option. You can’t really blame...

LB Miles Burris makes long awaited return to practice

According to Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times, linebacker Miles Burris made his return to the practice field Wednesday, his first session since having knee surgery last January.

Redemption: Jacoby Ford Must Have Big Game Against the Eagles

Last week’s pathetic performance against the Steelers was the lowest point of Jacoby Ford’s young career. Seemingly overnight Ford went from a beloved star to someone everyone wanted off of the team. When Ford first came into the league it looked like he would be a future star for the Oakland Raiders but injuries and a few bad performances have put his career in doubt. It looks...

Fantasy football: Mid-season All-Disappointment, All-Surprise Teams

Through eight full weeks of the 2013 NFL season, football fans have already seen more than their fair share of surprises. The Jacksonville Jaguars are (gasp!) 0-8. The Cleveland Browns have already started three different quarterbacks – making that 20 different starting signal-callers for the franchise since its 1999 reincarnation. And Peyton Manning has had no trouble molding...

Oakland Raiders: Is Terrelle Pryor “Regressing”?

According to Adam Kaplan of ESPN’s NFL Insiders, the jury is still very much out on Terrelle Pryor. In an interview on 95.7 FM The Game, Kaplan expressed serious doubts about the viability of Pryor as the future quarterback of the Oakland Raiders: .@caplannfl had some real talk about Pryor saying “he has regressed” but believes Denarius Moore can be a number 1

NFL regional combine dates set for 2014

While there are some critics of the Regional Combine, I have to admit this helps small schoolers out quite a bit. The cost is 275 dollars but it is worth it if you cannot get ibto a bigger pro day or you want in front of more NFL scouts. There will be 10 locations this […]

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#29)

Last week: 30 (+1) Record: 3-4 Aside from his NFL record 93-yard quarterback run, Terrelle Pryor struggled against the Steelers, who are one of the best defenses he’s faced this season, completing 10 of 19 for 92 yards and 2 interceptions. We know he can run, but his struggles in his last two games against the Chiefs’ and the Steelers’ defenses have to be concerning for the...

Raiders hope receivers improve

Some fans and critics thought Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson was too conservative in the second half of Sunday's 21-18 win over the Steelers. Well, Olson said Wednesday he wished he'd run the ball even more. "We really wanted to gut them rushing the football," said Olson, who called runs on 15 of 23 plays in the second half - for 15 yards. Oakland (3...

Quick study guide to Eagles at Raiders...

Today's guest columnist is a guy who knows the Raiders very well. His pen name is "Brazy", and he is a life-long Raiders fan who now resides in Las Vegas. Although an accountant by trade, Brazy has been contributing articles to the Raiders fan site called for a long time. "The Raiders host the Eagles this week, as they try to even their record...

Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 9 NFL Pick

Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) at Oakland Raiders (3-4) The Raiders won a close home game against the Steelers as underdogs last week, winning 21-18, but they didn’t play that well last week. If it wasn’t for a breakdown on a fluke touchdown run by Terrelle Pryor (the longest in NFL history by a quarterback) and two missed field goals by the Steelers that easily could have been made...

Eagles Versus Raiders: Game 9 Preview

The Eagles head to Oakland on Sunday to face the Raiders in the “Black Hole.” It is always tough for a team to fly across the country, for the Eagles, they find themselves reeling from two straight NFC East losses, and are now starring down the barrel of facing Oakland and Green Bay. The Birds need to be careful, as the Raiders sit at 3-5, but are very strong at home. The Raiders...

Eagles-Raiders Preview

The Oakland Raiders are hoping to make a push toward the playoffs, though it won't come easy if their offense continues to vanish after halftime. Thanks in part to their instability at quarterback, the Philadelphia Eagles are having trouble producing any offense at all after a hot start. Now the Eagles will turn back to Nick Foles, who will try to make the most of another chance...

In The Backfield: Top 5 Running Backs of Week 9

Week 8 had a lot of surprises for fantasy owners, and for many, some points that may have gone to waste on their bench.  Darren McFadden was one of those that screamed starter from here on out.  With 5 weeks left in most fantasy regular seasons, Run DMC will need to give me a little more consistency for me to start him.  For many though I’m sure, you might not have a choice...
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