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We all know the Chicago Bears recently got a lot better by adding Khalil Mack. We know the Raiders may be better in the future by adding two first-round draft picks. But that certainly won't help them now. 

You know who it will help? The offensive players that will face that depleted Raiders defense. 

In the first few weeks, the Raiders will face some high-powered offenses starting with Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, and the LA Rams in Week 1.

​​Offenses are going to have a much easier time going through this team without one of the best defensive players in football contributing to the cause. Mack is known as one of the best pass rushers in football and simply can't be replaced.

As bad as the Raiders will be against the passing game, you have to be even more excited if you have a running back that's set to go against this team. Oakland let up more than 100 yards per game last year and are bound to get worse as Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Kenyan Drake, and the Browns collective group of talented running backs take on the Raiders in the first four weeks.


For daily fantasy users, it will be worth taking those backs within the early parts of the season. Oakland was already far from a juggernaut and now has a huge hole to fill without Mack present.


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