Going into Week 11, the offense of the Las Vegas Raiders is completely destroyed due to injuries, and things just got worse on Wednesday. Star wide receiver Davante Adams, who has an abdominal problem, was listed on the injury report, according to Ari Meirov. Adams reportedly experienced limitations throughout practice on Wednesday, raising questions about whether he will be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
Adams’ absence from the Broncos game would be a major setback for the Raiders. One of the NFL’s top passing defenses belongs to the Broncos, who are led by rising star Patrick Surtain II. The Raiders’ target pool for Derek Carr will be incredibly small with Darren Waller and Hunter Renfroe on injured reserve.
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With a record of 2-7, the Raiders have been among the NFL’s biggest disappointments, leading some supporters to demand Josh McDaniels’ dismissal. Now that the franchise is supposed “cash poor” and unable to pay its buyout, it seems to be an impossibility for the business.
In Week 11, the Raiders face a challenging but winnable contest against the Broncos. If the Raiders win on Sunday, the two bottom feeders of the AFC West might find themselves tied at 3-7. Adams’ absence would significantly hurt the Raiders’ chances of winning.
Adams’ debut campaign in Las Vegas follows his reunion with Derek Carr following the Packers’ trade for him. Adams has 57 receptions on 99 targets for 784 yards and 8 touchdowns in nine games this season, leading the Raiders in every significant receiving category.