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Derek Carr throws for 417 yards in Raiders' win on Thursday
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns in Thursday's last-second win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 417 yards was the second-most Carr has thrown for in a game in his career and his second 3 touchdown game of the season. The quarterback connected with Amari Cooper for 2 first quarter scores but saved the best for last. Carr led the Raiders on an 85-yard drive with less than 3 minutes remaining, finishing it off with a two-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining on the clock for the one-point victory.
Carr was projected for just 15.8 FanDuel points on Thursday and finished with 30.18 points against the Chiefs in Week 7.
Alex Smith throws 3 touchdowns in Chiefs' last-second loss
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 342 yards and 3 touchdowns in Thursday's 31-30 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Smith completed 25-of-36 passes for his third 300-plus yard passing game of the season. He connected with Tyreek Hill and Albert Wilson for 60-plus yard touchdown and Travis Kelce for a 10-yard score. Smith now has 25 passing touchdowns with 0 interceptions through 7 games played.
Our models projected Smith for 20.8 FanDuel points and he finished above those expectations with 25.68 points on Thursday night.
Tyreek Hill racks up 125 yards and a score in Chiefs' loss
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught 6 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's loss to the Oakland Raiders.
Hill was targeted a team-high 8 times as he recorded his best game since Week 1, where he had 8 catches for 133 yards. He scored on a 64-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter for his third receiving touchdown of the season.
Our models projected Hill for 11.7 FanDuel points and nearly doubled it with 22.2 points on Thursday.
Raiders' Amari Cooper breaks out of slump with 2 scores on Thursday
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper had a career day with 11 catches for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns in a breakout performance for the slumping wideout on Thursday.
Cooper came into the game with just 18 catches for 146 yards and 1 touchdown through 6 games and nearly matched it in one night. He saw a massive 19 targets as he bounced back from a disappointing start ot the season. Cooper scored on a 38-yard and 45-yard touchdown, both coming in the first quarter.
Our models projected Cooper for 10.2 FanDuel points and those who kept the faith were rewarded with 38.5 points on Thursday night.
Raiders' Marshawn Lynch ejected from Thursday's game
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been disqualified from Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lynch ran in from the sideline after Derek Carr took a late hit in the second quarter. In the skirmish, Lynch shoved an official and was thrown out of the game. Jalen Richard will likely take over as Oakland's starting running back.
Before being ejected, Lynch carried the ball 2 times for 9 yards, totaling 0.90 FanDuel points.
Eagles' Ertz projected to lead all tight ends in targets in Week 7
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is projected to see 7.97 targets against the Washington Redskins on Monday night.
Ertz currently leads all tight ends in the NFL, with an average of 8.83 targets per game this season. Our models project him to continue that trend against the Redskins, who have allowed the fourth-most FanDuel points per game to opposing tight ends this season.
Our models project Ertz for 5.1 receptions, 59.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns, totaling 10.7 FanDuel points at a cost of $7,200.
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