• Jordan Mason has a grasp on the 49ers’ third running back spot: The 2022 undrafted rookie was among the highest-graded running backs on a small sample last season.
• Both teams rested their starters as well as several backups: It’s highly unlikely any wide receiver or tight end who played in this game will be relevant for fantasy football this season.
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Zamir White is the clear favorite for the backup job: White was a major part of the Raiders’ offense in the first quarter.
- He ran the ball nine times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. His carries were half of the Raiders’ offensive plays in the quarter.
- The Raiders were replacing White with Ameer Abdullah in passing situations on third down, which is the role Abdullah handled last season.
- The longer Josh Jacobs stays away from the team, the more likely it is White will see significant playing time in Week 1.
- Mason came back for only one drive in the second quarter and a few plays just to give Davis-Price a break before other backups entered in the fourth quarter.
- This is slightly surprising, considering Davis-Price was a third-round pick last season while Mason went undrafted.
- Mason played 82 snaps last season and earned a 90.6 rushing grade, while Davis-Price played 70 with a 56.1 run grade.
- It’s unlikely either sees significant playing time this season with Christian McCaffrey on top of the depth chart and Elijah Mitchell second.
- Trey Sermon was drafted in the third round in 2021 and didn’t make the 49ers’ roster the following year. It’s possible Davis-Price is following in those footsteps.
- The San Francisco 49ers had five wide receivers run 20 or more routes last season. They were Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, Jauan Jennings, Ray-Ray McCloud III and Danny Gray. All of these players are still on the roster, but none of them started this game.
- The Las Vegas Raiders similarly had four wide receivers with 20-plus routes last season. Mack Hollins is off the roster, but Davante Adams, Hunter Renfrow and Keelan Cole were all available and didn’t start. Cole did play in three-receiver sets. Free agent addition Jakobi Meyers also had the day off.
- It will be interesting how the Raiders use new tight ends Michael Mayer and Austin Hooper, but we’ll need to wait at least another week to see.
- Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.
- Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.
- Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.