QB: Jason Campbell should not be selected as anything more than a late round pick, it’s as simple as that. He’s never been able to lead a franchise, and there’s not reason to believe that he will be able to this year. He also was carted off the field in a preseason game, but thankfully it was just a stinger. He’s also got a wrist injury that might affect him in the early part of this season.
RB: Although Darren McFadden has been highly touted since coming out of college, he hasn’t lived up to the hype. I think that Michael Bush is the safer pick, but still questionable. I can’t see either of these guys having huge years. Both guys have potential to be late round sleepers. This might be more of a hit or miss thing, so draft at your own risk.
WR: There really isn’t any good options when it comes to Raider receivers. They’ve got Darrius Heyward-Bey who had an extremely disappointing rookie season. He has done nothing to show us that he’s about to have a breakout sophomore and this means you should stay clear. The only guy that might be worth taking a chance on in a deep league with a late round pick is Louis Murphy. Even at that, the jury is still out on him. My advice would be to stay clear of Raider receivers.
TE: With Jason Campbell known for targeting his TE’s, Zach miller might go from good to great this year. He’s never had a year with over 3 touchdowns and that concerns me a bit. I still like Miller as a #1 TE options though, and he will be available in the mid to late rounds.
Defense: The Raiders defense is still in the basement when it comes to NFL defenses. They have done some to improve this off-season, but I don’t think it’s enough for them to even crack my top 20 list. I would avoid selecting them at all costs.
The Raiders at least look like they could win a few games this year. I know I bashed them pretty good here, but they still do have some potential from young guys. If some of these guys can get their act together and break out, the Raiders might be able to compile an average season.