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Michael Mayer

#2 TE,


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108 FPTS

RANK: 17


21 yrs


6'4'' / 265 lbs


Notre Dame


Shifts over to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-06

Mayer (toe) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Mayer had already been ruled out prior, but the Raiders wanted to open up a roster spot for the final week of the regular season. The rookie tight end was widely lauded as a sure-fire starter in the league, but he ended up splitting time frequently with Austin Hooper the entire campaign. The 22-year-old likely still projects as a clear-cut starter in future seasons, but it's certainly been a frustrating season for fantasy managers who expected Mayer to flash to the same extent as fellow rookies Sam LaPorta, Dalton Kincaid and Luke Musgrave.

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Ends season with three-game absence

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Mayer (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Broncos, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports.

Mayer's rookie season will end with three consecutive absences. Austin Hooper should continue to fill in as Vegas' top tight end against a Denver defense that has struggled to defend the position. Mayer finishes his first NFL campaign with 27 catches on 40 targets for 304 yards and two touchdowns.

Still nursing toe injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Mayer (toe) was a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.

The second-round rookie has missed the Raiders' last two games, and his practice week is off on the wrong foot. With Mayer out last week, Austin Hooper played 85 percent of the offensive snaps, catching three passes for 28 yards on three targets against the Colts.

Ruled out as expected

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-29

Mayer (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports.

This news isn't surprising considering coach Antonio Pierce said earlier Friday that he didn't expect Mayer to be available. The rookie tight end will miss a second consecutive game, leaving Austin Hooper and Zach Gentry as the team's only available options at the position. Mayer will have one more chance to suit up Week 18 against the Broncos before the conclusion of his first NFL campaign.

Expected to remain sidelined Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-29

Coach Antonio Pierce said Friday that Mayer (toe) will more than likely remain out Sunday against the Colts, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.

Mayer missed Monday's win over Kansas City due to a toe injury and hasn't been able to participate in practice leading up to Sunday's game in Indianapolis. The rookie tight end's status won't be confirmed until Friday's injury report, but it looks like Austin Hooper and Zach Gentry will be Vegas' only healthy tight ends against the Colts.

Idle for walkthrough session

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-28

Mayer (toe) was listed as a non-participant for Thursday's walk-through practice.

The Raiders have held walkthroughs for the first two Week 17 practice sessions, and Mayer has been estimated as a non-participant on both occasions. He'll have an opportunity Friday to get in some on-field work, but another absence would put him on track to miss a second straight game Sunday at Indianapolis. If Mayer is sidelined, Austin Hooper would likely be in store for a three-down role as the Raiders' starting tight end.

Listed as non-participant

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-27

The Raiders listed Mayer (toe) as a non-participant on their practice report estimate Wednesday.

The team merely held a walkthrough Wednesday after upsetting the Chiefs two days earlier. Austin Hooper took on a three-down role in the contest with both Mayer and Jesper Horsted (hamstring) inactive, catching two of three targets for 13 yards on 89 percent of snaps. That's not unlike the stat lines Mayer has posted of late, with large snap shares rarely leading to considerable receiving production. The rookie is in danger of missing a second straight game when the Raiders play in Indianapolis this Sunday.

Won't play Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-23

Mayer (toe) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Chiefs.

Mayer was unable to practice in any capacity Thursday through Saturday and will miss a game for the first time in his career as a result. Austin Hooper is likely to handle the majority of snaps at tight end in the rookie second-round draft pick's absence, while Jesper Horsted could see additional opportunities as well. Mayer's next chance to suit up will be Week 17 against the Colts.

Another DNP on Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-22

Mayer (toe) didn't practice Friday.

Mayer has been unavailable for each of Vegas' first two practices this week, but he'll have one more chance to practice Saturday before the Raiders release their Week 16 injury report for Monday's game against the Chiefs. The rookie tight end scored his second NFL touchdown in last Thursday's win over the Chargers, but alternatives will be limited for Mayer's fantasy managers if his status is still in doubt heading into Monday's game, though at least there are two additional games scheduled after the Raiders' 1 p.m. ET kickoff on Christmas.

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