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As we race toward August, Footballguys.com will look at one team per day with our quick-hitting Team Vibes and Players to Target and Avoid, where we check out the overall mood of each team's offense and let you know the players we are in on (because they are great values at the cost it takes to acquire them) and who we're out on (because they are too expensive and won't give you a good return on that investment).
This is a daily series that will stretch through July 31. If you like this and want another, come back tomorrow. Another will be here. And all 32 of them will be free to Insiders. To become an Insider, simply sign up with a free account.
And here are all of the Team Vibes and Players to Target and Avoid articles we've done so far:
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Want a brief overview? Here it is:
Want a longer breakdown of how it's going in Las Vegas? Read on.
Raiders, Team Vibes
- Good - 0
- Neutral - 6
- Bad - 9
Staffers with Good Vibes
Staffers with Neutral Vibes
- Ben Cummins: The Raiders will be a bad team yet again, but Josh McDaniels will keep their offense fantasy relevant.
- Zareh Kantzabedian: The uncertainty at quarterback is slightly suppressing the draft cost of Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams. It’s best to capitalize on those values now.
- Christian Williams: Assuming Josh Jacobs is on the field this season amidst his contract negotiations, the team should perform similarly to 2022.
- Jeff Bell: Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams are still some of the best individual pieces in fantasy.
- Daniel Harms: A few elite pieces in Las Vegas, along with a bad defense, for a lot of garbage time possibilities.
- Hutchinson Brown: Jimmy Garoppolo coming in to replace Derek Carr does not seem like a major upgrade or downgrade. But Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams are ready to carry this offense to another solid season.
Staffers with Bad Vibes
- Jason Wood: Replacing Derek Carr with Jimmy Garoppolo was one thing, but now it's unclear whether Garoppolo is healthy enough to be the starter. Either way, this ship is listless under Josh McDaniels.
- Jeff Haseley: The Raiders lost Derek Carr and Darren Waller and only brought in quarterback help in the form of Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Aidan O'Connell. A decline across the board on offense is expected.
- Phil Alexander: Jimmy Garoppolo has been propped up by the 49ers' abundance of offensive talent and Kyle Shanahan's scheme. He will get exposed in his first year as a Raider.
- Jeff Tefertiller: This team could be circling the drain in a tough division even if quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is healthy.
- Alfredo Brown: Downgrade at quarterback could be disastrous for this offense.
- Andy Hicks: Losing key pieces and replacing them with, at best, the same talent level or worse is inferior, is no way to produce winning football. Does Josh McDaniels survive a full season?
- Dave Kluge: Swapping Derek Carr for Jimmy Garoppolo is a significant downgrade, and his lack of off-script playmaking could leave the pass-catchers short of their historical production.
- Joey Wright: Each player comes with more question marks than certainties.
- Ryan Weisse: A likely step back at quarterback hurts Davante Adams, and a contract dispute could hurt Josh Jacobs. So many red flags here.
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