2015 NFL Draft – 4th Overall Pick – Raiders Draft Amari Cooper

After hitting a home run last year with Khalil Mack, the Raiders (seemingly) drafted another stud in receiver Amari Cooper with the 4th overall pick.

Cooper battled Kevin White to be considered the top receiver in this year’s class and ended up winning out. However, he goes to an Oakland team that hasn’t been relevant in some time. He’ll be catching passes from Derek Carr, who had a decent rookie year, but should be heavily covered as the only weapon in that offense.

For dynasty purposes, Cooper may not be drafted as high as White based on the higher floor and situation. I’d be hesitant to draft Cooper now that he’s in Oakland.

Dynasty Impact – Oakland Raiders select Khalil Mack, LB

mackDynasty Impact: The Raiders get one of the top players in the draft at five and, in the process, get a pass rusher they haven’t seen in a while. He played weak competition but has an undeniable nose for the ball and should be a force in the AFC West for years. For dynasty purposes, Mack could rack up a ton of sacks using his speed and explosion. Mack should be one of the first linebackers taken off of dynasty boards.

Dynasty Recap – Week 3 – Denver beats Oakland, 37-21

  • Peyton Manning did Peyton Manning things, throwing for 374 yards and three touchdowns all while going 32/37 on pass attempts. He’s one of those where age doesn’t matter in fantasy, he may win you a championship by himself.
  • The three-headed monster also known as Denver’s running game had carries of 12 (Knowshon Moreno), 11 (Montee Ball), and 9 (Ronnie Hillman). Hillman won this round with 66 yards. Ball wasn’t far behind at 61 but did have a late fumble. Ball is still the better dynasty prospect as they used the higher draft pick but nothing is certain there.
  • Oakland defensive end Lamarr Houston continues to be a bright spot with a sack and forced fumble. Houston is an underrated end that has some big play potential as one of the only talents on the Oakland defense and would make a fine DL2 on your dynasty fantasy team.
  • On the other hand, Oakland running back Darren McFadden had nine yards on 12 carries. He’s off the dynasty map until further notice.