Las Vegas Raiders travel to face Los Angeles Rams in a match-up of teams that have had contrasting fortunes. The Raiders are picking it up in the 2nd half of the season while the Rams continue to fall apart. Will the Rams put up a fight or will the Raiders remain red-hot?
Best quarterback picks
Cash Games: Derek Carr, QB, Las Vegas Raiders (DraftKings $15.3, FanDuel $15K)
Derek Carr will be the chalk play given the uncertainty on the other side regarding their QB situation. The Las Vegas Raiders offense has performed significantly better lately. The Rams have been vulnerable all season and do not seem to be creating scoring opportunities. Derek Carr is the only Cash game player at the QB position for Thursday Night Football.
Tournaments: John Wolford, QB, Los Angeles Rams (Draftkings $13.2, FanDuel $13K)
Our best guess is that John Wolford will be under center for Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night. Wolford keeps the Rams' offense somewhat functional.
Best running back picks
Cash Games: Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders (DraftKings $18.6, FanDuel $16.5K)
Josh Jacobs is one of the most dominant fantasy forces, regardless of position. The Raiders continue to lean on the run game, while the Las Vegas offensive line dominates up front. Josh Jacobs handles all of the work in the Raiders' backfield and remains the Chalk Cash Game play.
Tournament: Cam Akers, RB, Los Angeles Rams (DraftKings $11.7K, FanDuel $12K)
Cam Akers has taken over the Rams' backfield. It is scarcely beliavable that he had requested a trade a few weeks ago. How quickly things can change in the NFL! The Raiders' defense remains vulnerable. Some speculate that they have even given up, considering their recent performances! In a Rams offense devoid of playmakers, Akers remains one of the few offensive options.
Wide receivers and tight ends
Cash Games: Davante Adams, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (DraftKings $19.2K, FanDuel $16K)
Davante Adams is one of the most dominating receivers in the NFL. The Raiders' entire passing game revolves around him. Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow remain out of action, and Mack Hollins is limited in what he can bring to the table. Derek Carr targets Davante Adams relentlessly, and Head Coach Josh McDaniels moves him around the offense to scheme him open.
Tournament: Foster Moreau, TE, Las Vegas Raiders (DraftKings $9.9K, FanDuel $8.5K)
Darren Waller remains out for at least one more week. Foster Moreau is holding down the TE position in his absence. With the Raiders desperate for alternative pass-catching options besides Adams, Moreau is an upside play as a roll-of-the-dice option.