News: 4 days agoTucker was held without a catch on just one target in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Bills, but he took his lone carry for 34 yards.
Spin: Tucker, who was a healthy inactive Week 1, immediately showcased his speed on the Raiders' opening drive Sunday when the third-round rookie ran for 34 yards on a jet sweep, setting up a 16-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Davante Adams (concussion) on the very next play. Tucker ultimately logged only nine offensive snaps, however, while fellow reserve Kristian Wilkerson played 29 snaps. If Adams and Jakobi Meyers remain subject to the league's concussion protocol, Tucker could see additional opportunities against the Steelers in Week 3.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Tucker was selected in the third round of April's draft. The Cincinnati product is an extremely undersized (5-foot-8, 182 pounds), short-range, slot (89% in college) receiver with good speed and quickness who figures to be busy as a returner in the pros (67 career kick returns paces this rookie class). Tucker posted an 8.4 aDOT in 50 collegiate games, and only 23% of his targets were on deep throws (second-lowest). He maxed out with a 52-672-3 receiving line in 2022 (22% target share) and his size limited him to eight TDs on 166 career targets. Tucker's WR contributions figure to be limited, especially in the short term as he backs up Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers and Hunter Renfrow.