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Michael Mayer

#2 TE,


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108 FPTS

RANK: 17


21 yrs


6'4'' / 265 lbs


Notre Dame


First career reception in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-18

Mayer caught his only target for two yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Bills.

Mayer's first NFL reception came on the final play of the first half Sunday, but he failed to earn another target throughout the remainder of the contest, while fellow tight end Austin Hooper caught two passes for 20 yards. The TE duo has yet to find the end zone through the Raiders' first two games, but red-zone looks could be available against the Steelers in Week 3 if Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers are unable to clear the league's concussion protocol.

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Runs nine routes in debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-11

Mayer was not targeted in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Broncos.

Mayer was on the field for 29 of the Raiders' 59 offensive snaps in his NFL debut, but he was held without a target on nine routes run, and he was called for a holding penalty on a Josh Jacobs carry in the third quarter. Fellow tight end Austin Hooper caught his only target for 20 yards, and the timeshare at the position figures to continue against the Bills in Week 2, limiting Mayer's fantasy appeal.

Tacks on two more catches

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Mayer recorded two receptions on two targets for 20 yards in Saturday's 31-16 loss to the Cowboys.

Mayer participated in his second consecutive preseason contest and saw run into the early second quarter. He showed rapport with Aidan O'Connell on a 13-yard connection, his longest gain of the exhibition schedule. It's possible that Austin Hooper plays ahead of Mayer to start the regular season, but the rookie should have a significant role in the offense.

One catch in pro debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Mayer secured one of two targets for three yards in the Raiders' 34-17 preseason win over the Rams.

The rookie second-round pick was making his pro debut Saturday night after sitting out Las Vegas' preseason opener. Mayer has reportedly had a good training camp and will have a chance to ease into the rigors of the tight end position at the NFL level by playing alongside accomplished veteran Austin Hooper, a fellow offseason arrival.

Unavailable Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-13

Mayer isn't in uniform for Sunday's preseason opener against the 49ers, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

A rookie second-round pick, Mayer has flashed during training camp and is line to take over as the Raiders' top tight end, a vacancy created by Darren Waller's move to the Giants this offseason. The Notre Dame product's next chance to make his professional debut will arrive next Saturday against the Rams.

Looks good at practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-01

Mayer "looked impressive" while making his fair share of catches during Monday's practice, according to Levi Edwards of the Raiders' official site.

Per Paul Gutierrez of ESPN, Mayer still needs to improve on his blocking, but the 2023 second-rounder's pass-catching ability figures to lead to a role in the Raiders' offense from the get-go this coming season. With the team having traded Darren Waller to the Giants in March, there are TE snaps and targets available for both Mayer and free-agent addition Austin Hooper. While a time-share figures to be in play early on, it's quite plausible that the rookie's fantasy utility increases as the campaign progresses.

Scooped by Las Vegas

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-04-28

The Raiders selected Mayer in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 35th overall.

Las Vegas dealt Darren Waller to the Giants this offseason, making tight end a need. The board set up well for them as only one tight end went in the first round, and the Raiders were able to get a player that many had ranked as the top prospect at this position. Mayer (6-4, 249) is a "complete" tight end in that he's an asset both as a blocker and as a receiver. The Notre Dame product carried the Irish passing game during his three years in South Bend, leading them in receptions each of those seasons and finishing with 180 career grabs. His combine performance was something of a disappointment, as his 4.7 speed was not ideal for a player under 250 pounds. Still, Mayer projects to be in the mix right away for not just run-blocking snaps, but targets as well.

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