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News: 5 days agoO'Connell completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 248 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers or rushing attempts in Sunday's 31-17 loss to Kansas City.
Spin: O'Connell cleaned up his play after throwing three interceptions in last week's loss to Miami, completing 69 percent of his passes with no turnovers against the Chiefs on Sunday. While the rookie signal-caller suffered another loss, he appears to be getting more comfortable under center after taking over for Jimmy Garoppolo back in Week 9. O'Connell's low upside and lack of rushing stats keeps him out of the fantasy picture in most leagues, but he has kept Las Vegas' offense respectable through a midseason coaching staff overhaul. The Raiders will resume play against Minnesota in Week 14 after the upcoming bye week.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: O'Connell was selected in the fourth round of April's draft. He's a 6-foot-3 pocket QB with decent accuracy, an average arm and little to no rushing ability. O'Connell is a conservative passer (career 7.7 aDOT) who averaged a rookie-class-low 11.2 yards per completion at Purdue. He also scrambled on a class-low 1.8% of his dropbacks, which is a red flag for his fantasy upside. Perhaps most concerning, O'Connell's production and efficiency plummeted in 2022 after a breakout 2021. He'll battle veteran Brian Hoyer for backup duties behind Jimmy Garoppolo.