News: 11 hours agoRuggs (knee/hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Spin: After being added to the Raiders' Week 3 injury report Thursday following a limited showing at practice, Ruggs wasn't able to take the field Friday and won't be available this weekend. With Ruggs out, Zay Jones and Nelson Agholor are candidates for added snaps Sunday behind Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The Raiders have a history of targeting speed at wide receivers, so it was no surprise when they selected Ruggs (4.27 40-yard dash) with the 12th pick of April's draft. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound playmaker has great hands, ball skills and is exceptional after the catch. The Alabama product was limited to 55 targets in 2019, but his 13.6 YPT and 10.5 RAC were both top four in this year's rookie class. Ruggs figures to operate as a perimeter lid-lifter and returner in the pros, which would be good news in the explosive-play department, but it could cap his target upside. That said, the Raiders have such a severe need at wideout that Ruggs is very likely to step right into an every-down role. The Raiders' new No. 1 wide receiver is a borderline flex in 2020 leagues.