Raiders News: PFF thinks Hunter Renfrow’s targets will be
The Las Vegas Raiders kept the core of their offense together. Of course, the addition of superstar Davante Adams was a massive offseason acquisition. The re-signing of Hunter Renfrow helped create stability at wide receiver for the next three seasons.
Renfrow set a career high with 103 receptions on 128 targets in 2021. When Darren Waller went down, he became the primary option for offense, and his bond with Derek Carr continued to grow.
With Josh McDaniels becoming the head coach, the lunge position becomes a vital part of the offense. PFF Fantasy’s Dwain McFarland thinks Renfrow’s goals will increase with McDaniels as the caller.
The Raiders’ projected 665 saves could end up being a bit low as they’ll have to throw the ball to win games, and Renfrow is also getting a slot-friendly head coach in Josh McDaniels. Ultimately, Derek Carr will decide how to allocate the targets, but McDaniels has done a fabulous job keeping his slot receivers on the field in most personnel groups.
Dating back to 2012, when McDaniels had a healthy slots receiver (no missed plays), here are their dropback routes:
Wes Welker (2012): 92%
Julien Edelman (2013): 89%
Edelman (2016): 94%
Jakobi Meyers (2021): 92%
The Raiders are also a top roster at receiver, so Renfrow is very likely to erase his career high from last season (78%).
PFF is counting on the Raiders to pass the ball around 700 times, which can mean a team in tight games. Silver and Black would feel more comfortable with Carr having fewer attempts due to out-of-control scores.
However, this could result in an increase in Renfrow’s goals if they spend a lot of time, which is a possibility. Fans can’t wait for September to get here.