Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller had 19 targets in the season opener, but he's averaging seven targets per game since Week 1 and had a season-low 24 yards on four receptions in the Week 10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Waller still has had no fewer than five targets and four catches in every game, and his 71 targets on the year are second to only Travis Kelce, but he hasn't had double-digit targets since that very first game. With wide receiver Henry Ruggs III now out of the picture, teams haven't been as afraid of Zay Jones or DeSean Jackson deep down the field and have shifted more coverage Waller's way. Waller will continue being a top-five fantasy tight end and the Raiders will continue to involve him heavily, and he has a nice bounce-back opportunity against a Cincinnati Bengals defense in Week 11 that has struggled against the position recently.
The Las Vegas Raiders released wide receiver Henry Ruggs III on Tuesday following his involvement in a car crash that left a woman dead. Ruggs is facing felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving. He was released from hospital and taken to jail ahead of an initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday. The 22-year-old suffered injuries that weren't life-threatening, and he'll face a sentence of two to 20 years in a state prison. Ruggs, a first-round pick in 2020, there's a chance that this horrific tragedy is the end of his NFL career. RotoBaller extends its condolences to the deceased woman's family and friends.
Updating a previous report, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is being charged with DUI resulting in a death for his role in a car crash on early Tuesday morning that involved a deceased victim. The 22-year-old Ruggs was the driver of the vehicle. He remained on the scene of the crash and showed signs of impairment. Ruggs was transported to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. RotoBaller extends its sympathies to the deceased victim's family in this terrible situation. This is an ongoing investigation, but Ruggs will obviously be facing jail time and may never play another down in the NFL.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a serious car accident early Tuesday morning, according to TMZ. Ruggs' condition is unknown at the time, but there was significant damage to both vehicles involved in the crash. This will be an ongoing story on Tuesday, and we'll update the situation when he have more details on Ruggs' condition. Hopefully, the 22-year-old pass-catcher is OK, but there have been reports that there was at least one fatality in the accident. The Raiders are coming off their bye week and are set to face the New York Giants on the road in Week 9. Ruggs has 24 catches on 36 targets for 469 yards and two touchdowns in seven games this year. His yards have already eclipsed his season total from his rookie year in 13 games, while he's already matched his two scores from 2020 as well.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III caught 4-of-4 targets for 24 yards and had one carry for seven rushing yards in Sunday's 33-22 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. As expected earlier in the week, the 22-year-old garnered a lot of attention from the Eagles defense and wasn't left as open downfield as he has been in previous weeks. Fantasy managers can anticipate Ruggs getting more work when the Raiders return from their bye in Week 8, especially as they visit the New York Giants.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is looking to have another big game this weekend against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. The 22-year-old caught 3-of-4 targets for 97 yards with one touchdown in last Sunday's 34-24 win over the host Denver Broncos and continues to be a difference-maker week after week for the Silver and Black. Even with Darius Slay and the Eagles secondary putting a ton of pressure on Vegas' passing game, Ruggs should continue showcasing his speed and downfield dominance. Consider Ruggs a WR3 this week against Philly.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III had a very impactful Sunday, catching 3-of-4 targets for 97 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's 34-24 win over the host Denver Broncos. Ruggs' opening drive touchdown catch set the Raiders offense up to have a big day against a Denver defense that struggled against the passing game on Sunday. The 22-year-old is finally meeting preseason expectations and has emerged as one of Vegas' most consistent players, which is good news for both fans and fantasy managers.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has the potential to come up big for his team in Week 6 against the host Denver Broncos. The 22-year-old saw limited production in last week's 20-9 loss to the Chicago Bears but still caught 3-of-3 passes for 51 yards. Ruggs is currently tied for third in the league averaging 20.5 yards per reception and is a serious downfield threat for a Vegas team that has had more success in the air than on the ground. Ruggs should be considered a WR3 going up against a Denver defense that ranks sixth against the pass, but it won't be surprising if he has a couple of big catches for the Raiders as well.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III caught 3-of-3 passes for 51 yards in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Chicago Bears. The 22-year-old's lack of production on Sunday was a result of Derek Carr struggling to delegate against a tough Bears defense, although he did look good when he got a hold of the ball and was the only Raiders receiver to catch all of his targets on Sunday. Ruggs is still a big downfield threat for Vegas when he is utilized properly and is still a solid WR3.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III looks to stay on an upward trend in Week 5 as his team hosts the Chicago Bears. The Alabama product caught 3-of-6 targets for 60 yards in Monday's 28-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and led the team with 60 receiving yards, giving him 297 yards on 14-of-25 catches and one touchdown through four games this season. Ruggs has emerged as a big downfield threat for Vegas and should excel against a Bears team that has a struggling pass defense. The 22-year-old is a solid WR3 in Week 5.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III caught 3-of-6 targets for 60 yards in Monday's 28-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He led the Raiders in receiving yards and continues to be the team's main downfield threat. In the fourth quarter, the 22-year-old hauled in a 51-yard reception and drew a deep pass interference call. He logged 46 snaps and was third in targets with six behind Darren Waller (7) and Hunter Renfrow (8). Ruggs has now caught 14-of-25 targets for 297 yards and a touchdown over four games in 2021. The Alabama product has a ton of fantasy upside and is a borderline WR3 against the Chicago Bears in Week 5.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III looks to keep his successful season going but will face a tough defense in the host Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night. The 22-year-old tallied four receptions on seven targets for 78 yards in last Sunday's 31-28 overtime victory over the Miami Dolphins and currently leads the team with 237 receiving yards. However, Ruggs and the rest of the receiving corps will be tested heavily on Monday by an LA team that is very strong against the pass, so it's likely Derek Carr will continue trying to evenly distribute his targets and keep the Chargers guessing. Fantasy managers should consider Ruggs a high-end flex pick going up against LA.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III had the performance he needed in Sunday's 31-28 overtime victory over the Miami Dolphins. The 22-year-old tallied four receptions on seven targets for 78 yards, continuing to prove he is a dangerous weapon for Vegas to have in its offensive arsenal. Ruggs has improved week over week and is beginning to live up to the preseason hype. While he is still a better fit in flex leagues, fantasy managers should keep an eye on Ruggs to see if he continues to heat up.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is looking to make a bigger impact in Week 3 as his team hosts the Miami Dolphins. The 22-year-old had five receptions on seven targets for 113 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2, including a 61-yard reception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter that helped propel the Raiders to a 27-16 victory. While Ruggs has shown he can be a powerful offensive weapon, it's hard to gauge how much work he'll get since Derek Carr targeted his receivers pretty evenly last week. Fantasy managers should consider Ruggs a high-end flex option this Sunday.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III had a big late-game impact in Sunday's 26-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. His 61-yard reception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter gave Vegas a 22-14 lead, and he ended the day with five receptions on seven targets for 113 yards. While Derek Carr targeted his receivers evenly on Sunday, Ruggs showed he can be a powerful weapon for the Raiders' offense in games when Darren Waller is limited due to double coverage. After his improved performance in Week 2, fantasy managers should keep an eye out for Ruggs to get more work in the coming weeks.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is looking to make more of an impact in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 22-year-old Alabama product had just two receptions on five targets for 46 yards in Monday's 33-27 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens as Derek Carr favored connecting with Bryan Edwards and Hunter Renfrow over Ruggs. Expectations for Ruggs were high ahead of the regular season, but his lukewarm performance in Week 1 has left a lot to be desired. With Carr appearing to prefer other targets at the moment, Ruggs' fantasy ceiling is low heading into Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III had two receptions on five targets for 46 yards in Monday's wild 33-27 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Despite receiving high praise coming out of training camp and reportedly logging tons of time connecting with Derek Carr in practices, the second-year wideout out of Alabama wasn't utilized in Monday's game as much as Hunter Renfrow and wasn't as productive as Bryan Edwards. One week of football doesn't make an entire season and it is very possible Ruggs becomes more productive in the coming weeks. As for Week 1, however, he didn't quite meet expectations.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III saw a boost in his fantasy value after roster cuts were finalized on Tuesday. The 22-year-old wideout already impressed during training camp, building a rapport with starting quarterback Derek Carr during practices. But with the release of veteran John Brown on Tuesday, Ruggs is almost guaranteed more playtime. The 2020 draft pick out of Alabama logged 98 receptions for 1716 yards and 24 touchdowns during his three-season collegiate career. Expect Ruggs to have lots of upside in games where the Raiders face subpar secondaries.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Henry Ruggs III have been building a rapport all throughout training camp, and the two had an impressive day of practice on Wednesday. Carr hit Ruggs on a 55-yard touchdown pass with a couple of defenders all over the former Alabama star. After a rookie season where he struggled, the 22-year-old seems to be ready to take on an increased role in the offense. The passing game will still go through tight end Darren Waller, but Ruggs could potentially be the No. 1 wide receiver in Las Vegas. Reports out of camp suggest it is an open competition for the WR1 label between Ruggs and fellow sophomore Bryan Edwards, but wherever Ruggs lands on the depth chart, he is currently a good value at his current average draft position of 122. He is a solid WR4 with some upside for big weeks against weak opposing secondaries.
When addressing the media on Monday, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver John Brown had some high praise for teammate Henry Ruggs III. Brown said "His route running is a lot better and he's really improving. He's showing his speed." This is an encouraging sign from the sophomore receiver, as he struggled with consistency in his rookie season. If Ruggs can expand his route tree and be used in a more versatile role, he could make for a fantasy steal at his current average draft position (ADP). He will likely be the Raiders' top option at wide receiver, making him second in line for targets behind tight end Darren Waller. After being used sparingly in 2020, Ruggs will almost certainly be relied upon more because of the investment the Raiders have made in him.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has arrived in camp weighing 13 pounds more than he did last season, seemingly in an effort to help Ruggs become a more physical receiver. Ruggs, the first receiver drafted last season, wasn't great as a rookie, catching 26 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns. Drafted to be a deep threat, Ruggs has to contend with the fact that quarterback Derek Carr just isn't much of a gunslinger. Maybe the added weight can help Ruggs become more of a threat in the short passing game, though tight end Darren Waller should continue to see most of those targets. With Nelson Agholor now in New England, Ruggs should enter 2021 as the No. 1 receiver for the Raiders and he has a ton of upside, but his low floor makes him a risky pick in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, who disappointed with just 26 catches for 452 yards in 13 games as a rookie after being a first-round pick, has worked hard this offseason to get bigger and has impressed quarterback Derek Carr. "Man, he's been impressive," Carr said. "The way he's running routes. He's being violent in his cuts. I think something clicked in his head." Although Ruggs struggled as a rookie, he did help take the top off defenses and open things up for other pass-catchers. The No. 12 overall pick will be hoping to rebound after not seeing more than five targets or catching more than three passes in a game in 2020. The departure of Nelson Agholor could open up more of a role for Ruggs in his second season, but fantasy managers probably aren't spending anything more than a late-round choice on Ruggs until the Raiders show that they can get him more involved.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, the first receiver taken in last year's stacked class, has high expectations for himself in 2021 after disappointing in his rookie season. Ruggs wasn't able to work with coaches directly due to COVID-19 after being the 12th overall pick, and he also dealt with a thigh injury before last season. His 26 catches for 452 yards ranked 14th and 11th, respectively, among rookie wideouts with at least 25 receptions, per ESPN Stats and Information. However, his 17.4 yards-per-catch average led all rookie pass-catchers. "Honestly, I don't think anybody's expectations for me are higher than myself," Ruggs said. The Raiders have plenty of receiver speed, but Ruggs is the fastest with the most upside. Until Ruggs proves that his elite speed can translate to more consistent production, some fantasy managers will remain skeptical.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs II (concussion protocol) has ruled out for the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest versus Denver after undergoing concussion protocol. Prior to being evaluated, Ruggs hauled in three catches for 38 yards. The rookie played a sizable, yet consistently capped role in the Raiders' offense during his rookie year. He did not collect more than three grabs in any of his first 12 games, and was used primarily as a deep-ball threat in the passing game. He'll have some season-long appeal in deeper leagues entering 2021.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has disappointed for most of the season after being selected in the first round. He does not have one game with more than three catches, and he had just three catches for 31 yards in a Week 10 matchup against the Broncos. While he does not have much value heading into Week 17, he is worth holding onto in dynasty formats. Ruggs has shown big-play potential with his speed but has not found the consistency on a week-to-week basis. Fantasy owners can mostly feel comfortable leaving him on the bench this week and look forward to next season.
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