2015 Fantasy Football Outlook for Oakland Raiders Stars

Many owners will enter the 2015 fantasy football season not realizing the Oakland Raiders even have stars. Oh, they’re there, you just might need a stronger telescope to see through the black hole.

Derek Carr and Latavius Murray led the young offense, while James Jones provided the veteran stability. The trio was long on promise but short on results, landing the Raiders offense in the bottom two (ranked 31st) for the third time since Rich Gannon retired (2004).

Oakland’s struggles cost first-time head coach Dennis Allen his job four games into his third season. The Raiders promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to head coach for the interim before parting ways with him after a 3-9 effort to finish 2014. 

Sparano’s dismissal coincided with Jack Del Rio’s hiring. The former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator indirectly replaced Allen for a second time. The Broncos hired Del Rio in 2012 to fill the position vacated by Allen when he accepted the head-coaching job in Oakland.

Del Rio replaced former offensive coordinator Greg Olson with Bill Musgrave, according to Michael Silver of NFL Network.

I am told Bill Musgrave will be the Raiders' next offensive coordinator

— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 20, 2015 Olson is interviewing for the offensive coordinator job in Jacksonville, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

#Raiders OC Greg Olson set to fly to Jax today to interview for their OC job, source said. Impressed this season with Derek Carr development

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2015 Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie opted for the experienced Del Rio to lead his cache of young talent entering the fourth year of his tenure as the only official GM in Raiders history. McKenzie is once again swimming in cash entering the 2015 free-agency period—ranked No. 2 with $56,192,366 in cap space, according ...

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