The Oakland Raiders will travel to Green Bay this week to face the Packers at Lambeau Field. As many have speculated, WR Davante Adams’ turf toe injury will keep him sidelined for at least another week – per Matt LaFleur. Once again, this puts pressure on the likes of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jimmy Graham to step up as useful targets for Aaron Rodgers.
While MVS was heavily favored as WR2 going into this season, his performance so far has been very disappointing — along with the highly paid TE Jimmy Graham who was also billed as a receiving tight-end that has not lived up to the hype in recently. MVS was also listed as DNP this week as well as Geronimo Allison and Jimmy Graham. Meanwhile, Darius Shepherd had two turnovers last week. Let’s hope Jake Kumerow, Allen Lazard and new guy Ryan Grant eat their Wheaties this week.
Two players that have stood out as useful targets for Rodgers in the absence of Adams have been RB Aaron Jones, and strangely enough, Allen Lazard — a WR from deep within the depth chart that was moved up from the practice squad in September.
If you’re curious about the Raiders’ defense, here is a guide of their defense so far this season.