The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 14 Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Raiders Thursday Night Football game.

Las VegasRank@LA RamsRank
25Implied Total19.5
24.726Points All./Gm23.322
64.123Opp. Plays/Gm60.87
5.95Off. Yards/Play4.732
5.828Def. Yards/Play5.517
42.13%13Opp. Rush %40.41%9
57.87%20Opp. Pass %59.59%24
  • The Raiders have scored on 45.1% of their drives, trailing only the Chiefs (49.6%) and Bills (47.6%).
  • The Raiders are averaging 6.5 yards per play over the past four weeks, second to only the Chiefs (7.0) over the span.
  • The Raiders are averaging 5.7 yards per first down rushing play, second in the league.
  • The Rams are averaging 3.3 yards per first down rushing play, the fewest in the league.
  • The Raiders are allowing 3.4 yards per first down rushing play, second in the league.
  • Since their Week 7 bye, the Rams have 739 fewer passing yards than their opponent, the largest differential in the league.
  • The Rams have allowed a touchdown on just 13.1% of the red zone plays they have faced, second in the league behind Denver (10.9%).
  • The Rams have a -60 point differential in the fourth quarter this season, the largest in the league.
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Derek Carr: Carr has not had an ultra-high ceiling, but he has established himself with a high floor. Carr has finished higher than QB9 just once this season, but he also has finished lower than QB15 in just one of his past eight games. Since flatlining Week 8 in New Orleans, Carr has thrown multiple passing touchdowns in five straight games. He has averaged over 8.0 yards per pass attempt in each of the past three weeks. 

That lower-end QB1, higher-end QB2 area is where Carr sits this week. Both Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow are eligible to return from long stints on injured reserve, but Josh McDaniels has already said the short week complicates the timing. As of now, we will enter the week that Carr will still be jamming in targets to Davante Adams as the only real viable pass catching threat in the offense. 

The Rams play zone coverage on 84.8% of passing plays, the highest rate in the league. Carr is 29th in the league in completion rate (64.7%), and 18th in the league in yards per pass attempt (7.2 Y/A) against zone looks but has thrown a league-high 13 touchdown passes against zone. 

The Rams have been beatable down the stretch here, allowing Andy Dalton (QB8), Patrick Mahomes (QB12), and Geno Smith (QB3) to post solid QB1 lines over the past three weeks.

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