Raiders Place Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow on IR
NFL Week 10 - The Raiders have moved two players to the injured reserve, greatly reducing their number of pass-catchers. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Raiders were placing tight end Darren Waller on injured reserve, with The Athletic's Jeff Howe announcing wide receiver Hunter Renfrow would join him shortly thereafter.
Waller first appeared on the injury list with a hamstring injury after missing Week 6. Waller remained questionable for both Week 7 and 8 but did not appear in either game. Renfrow, on injured reserve with an oblique injury, has now sustained his third injury of the season. Renfrow previously missed two games with a concussion and was listed as questionable in Week 6 with a hip injury.
The Las Vegas Raiders currently rank 20th in offensive passing DVOA. While Waller and Renfrow have both missed time this season, their 53 combined targets represent an 18.4% target share of the Raiders' offense. With both of them sidelined, Las Vegas only has four players with more than 20 targets this season.
According to Schefter, the Raiders have had their "Big Four"--running back Josh Jacobs, wide receiver Davante Adams, Renfrow, and Waller--on the field simultaneously for just 43 plays this season.