The Raiders may not have made the playoffs this year, but two individual players had fantastic fantasy campaigns. Some of these performances definitely helped carry DFS managers to the top of the DraftKings leaderboards.
Without further ado, let's dive into the Raiders as DraftKings' Jeff Pratt breaks down some standout performances from the 2022-23 season.
Average PPR Points Per Game: 19.3 — 2022-23 PPR Rank: RB3
If you thought Josh Jacobs was a bell cow in prior seasons, he gave that term a new meaning this year. It's not often you see running backs eclipse the 300-carry mark in this day and age, but Jacobs flew past it this year, finishing with a whopping 340 rushes. That number was only second among all running backs behind — shocker — Derrick Henry.
Jacobs racked up most of his fantasy points on the ground and by finding the end zone — 12 touchdowns on the year — but he was also a sneaky dual-threat option. The fourth year back finished with 53 catches for a career-high 400 receiving yards, eclipsing the 2,000 all-purpose yards mark.
Jacobs' points per game average was bolstered by four big performances in Weeks 4, 5, 7 and 12, in which he accrued 30-plus DraftKings fantasy points. Week 12, in particular, was a huge outing, as he finished just shy of 50 PPR points.
Jacobs arguably limped to the finish line, scoring 12 or fewer PPR points in three of his final four weeks, but he still did enough to earn a top-3 RB finish in a contract year.
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Average PPR Points Per Game: 19.7 — 2022-23 PPR Rank: WR3
Adams may not have been the undisputed best receiver in the game this year — that honor goes to Justin Jefferson for this season — but he still showcased his elite overall abilities in his first year with the Raiders.
Despite all of the issues encompassing Vegas this year, which included an up and down campaign from Derek Carr and underwhelming team success — Adams found a way to produce at a ridiculously-high level.
Adams finished the year with exactly 100 catches for 1,516. Both of those stats were downgrades from his 2021-22 production, but he made up for it with 14 touchdowns, which was the second-most in a single season of his career.
With Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow consistently out due to lingering injuries, Adams was the entirety of Las Vegas' aerial attack for the majority of the season, and it was demonstrated on the fantasy stat sheet.
The star receiver recorded five 30-plus PPR games, including a huge 34.3-point outing in Week 17, which was the championship round for most fantasy leagues. Heading into the offseason, Derek Carr is no longer a Raider but he will likely remain a fantasy powerhouse next year regardless of his situation.
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