Last season Schilens had a mediocre rookie season He played in 6 games and 15 receptions for 226 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Most of the attention this season will be on Rookie WR Darius Heyward-Bay. The over drafted Rookie out of Maryland. Will be targeted by many in the late rounds because of his upside.
He is a good-sized WR at 6’2” and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds at the combine. Which makes him the fastest Player ever in the NFL at the 40-yard dash.
However during OTA’s Heyward-Bay has suffered a nagging hamstring injury. This is a situation that needs to be monitored in training camp and preseason.
Hamstring injuries have a tendency to have a very negative impact on WRs.
If the injury continues it could not be good for Heyward-bay’s rookie season.
It would limit his one good assets. Which is his speed. Heyward-Bay still needs a lot of work on his hands and route running before he can become a top WR in the NFL.
After OTA workouts a report out of the Contra Costa Times reports that “Chaz Schilens is the raiders best WR.” It also says that he has out performed WRs Johnnie Lee Higgens, Javon Walker, Heyward-Bay.
The Contra Costa Times also reported the Schilens “is a go up and get it receiver who should be the go-to guy”.
On the downside the raiders do not exactly have a high-powered passing attack.
If Schilens does become the No. 1 WR for the Raiders. He should be a nice No. 4 option on a fantasy roster with upside.