News: Olawale caught one pass on one target for one yard and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills.
Impact: Olawale's touchdown, the first of his career, put the Raiders up 26-17 with less than three minutes remaining. The 25-year-old Olawale has served almost exclusively as a blocker this season, carrying the ball twice for zero yards and catching four passes for a total of 17 yards.
News: Rivera caught one pass on four targets for five yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills.
Impact: A week after totaling just 39 yards on 12 targets against Kansas City, Rivera saw a mere four looks against Buffalo, as Derek Carr relied heavily on receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Andre Holmes. Rivera will continue to make for a high-risk option next week against Denver, but there is some upside here, as he did manage a 6-64-1 line against the Broncos back in Week 10.
News: Jones caught one pass on five targets for three yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills.
Impact: Jones had hauled in 21-of-27 targets in his previous four games, but managed just one catch on five targets Sunday, as he finished sixth on the team in receiving yards. However, with another touchdown, Jones has now scored in three of his last five games, giving him a team-high six touchdowns for the season. He'll look to end the 2014 campaign on a high note, against a Denver team that held him to just 20 yards on eight catches in their last meeting.
News: Holmes caught three passes on six targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills.
Impact: Most of Holmes' yardage came on a 51-yard grab in the fourth quarter that set up the decisive score. The 26-year-old wideout has been mostly quiet, since his 121-yard, two-touchdown performance back in Week 6, failing to find pay dirt in any of his last eight games, but he should continue to serve as one of Derek Carr's top targets in next week's season finale against the Broncos.
News: Thompkins caught five passes on seven targets for 90 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills.
Impact: Quarterback Derek Carr didn't throw a pass Thompkins' way in the team's previous two games, but he looked for the second-year wideout a team-high seven times Sunday. Thompkins responded by posting the second-highest yardage total of his career, more yards than he racked up in his previous seven games combined. The 26-year-old may have earned more snaps with this performance, but he'll still be nothing more than a daily/deep-league dart in Week 17.
News: McFadden rushed for 54 yards on nine carries and added one catch on two targets for zero yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills.
Impact: Latavius Murray did the heavy lifting, wearing down the Bills' front seven during the first half, allowing McFadden to find some running room late (41 yards on final four carries). McFadden's 25-yard rush in the fourth quarter was his longest since Week 2 of last season. He'll continue to serve in a complementary role behind Murray in next Sunday's finale against Denver.
News: Murray rushed for 86 yards on 23 carries and added three catches on four targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills.
Impact: Murray couldn't get anything going early on, with just five yards on five first-quarter carries, but the coaching staff remained committed to him and the second-year back was able to find more success as the defense wore down. While he is now averaging just 3.8 yards per carry in three games since his four-carry, 112-yard, two-touchdown breakout back in Week 12, Murray has brought a big-play element to the Raiders' rushing attack, as he has ripped off a 20-plus yard run in four of his last five games, and has earned the right to close out the year as the team's workhorse.
News: Carr (thumb) completed 17-of-34 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills. He also rushed four times for zero yards.
Impact: Carr found James Jones from three yards out early in the second quarter to tie the game at seven for the first passing touchdown the Bills had allowed since Week 11, and would later connected with fullback Jamize Olawale with 2:51 remaining to put his team up 26-17. It's been a tumultuous year for Carr and the Raiders, but the 23-year-old has now led Oakland to three straight home victories and is 25 completions away from passing Sam Bradford for most in a season by a rookie. He has completed more than 25 passes in a game three times this year.