Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Mon 8/15/22 11:45 AM

Abdullah didn't see any snaps in Sunday's preseason win over the Vikings.
EDGE Analysis
The same applies to the Raiders' top back Josh Jacobs, as well as versatile special teams ace Brandon Bolden, which paved the way for Brittain Brown, Austin Walter, Kenyan Drake and Zamir White to handle the carries in the team's second preseason game. Heading into training camp, there wasn't much fantasy buzz about Abdullah, but at this stage the 29-year-old appears to be making a push to overtake Drake as the team's top change-of-pace back. With that in mind, Albert Breer of SI.com noted Friday that Abdullah is "carving out a real role," and if he indeed emerges as a key pass-catching threat out of the Las Vegas backfield, the 2015 second-rounder could resurface on the PPR radar.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Fri 8/5/22 12:02 AM

Abdullah rushed twice for seven yards and a touchdown, secured both targets for 23 yards and returned one punt for 13 yards during the Raiders' 27-11 preseason win over the Jaguars in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game.
EDGE Analysis
Abdullah was the third running back into the game behind Josh Jacobs and rookie Zamir White, making his presence felt on an eight-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The versatile veteran also looked good on the receiving front and in his one return opportunity, and his ability to contribute on special teams could ultimately prove to be the tiebreaker if it comes down to him and Kenyan Drake for a roster spot. Abdullah's next opportunity to make his case comes in the Raiders' next preseason matchup Sunday, Aug. 14 against the Vikings.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Fri 3/18/22 12:36 PM

Abdullah has signed a contract with the Raiders.
EDGE Analysis
In 17 games (11 with the Panthers and six with the Vikings) last season, the 2015 second-rounder recorded 51 carries for 166 yards and 38 catches for 289 yards with one TD. He'll provide the Raiders -- who've also added Brandon Bolden in free agency -- with further running back depth behind Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake, while also giving the team another option as a kick returner.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Sun 1/9/22 8:27 PM

Abdullah rushed seven times for 26 yards and caught 9 of 11 targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
EDGE Analysis
Abdullah ended the season by leading the Panthers in touches, marking his biggest workload of the campaign. Unsurprisingly, that involvement also resulted in Abdullah's best yardage output, ranking second on Carolina in both rushing and receiving yards Sunday, with his nine grabs comfortably setting a new career high. After joining the Panthers midway through the season, Abdullah's all-purpose ability offered a flexible option in Christian McCaffrey's (ankle) extended absence. Finishing with 51 carries for 166 yards and 38 catches on 53 targets for 289 more yards, Abdullah's production from 16 games split between the Panthers and Vikings should garner him interest as a free agent this offseason, especially when considering his added value as a kickoff returner.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Sun 1/2/22 7:48 PM

Abdullah rushed six times for 21 yards and caught all four of his targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Saints.
EDGE Analysis
Abdullah saw Chuba Hubbard lead the Panthers with 17 carries for 55 yards and a touchdown, but he nonetheless garnered a double-digit amount of touches himself. While most of his yards came on two plays -- a 15-yard rush and 17-yard catch -- Abdullah actually led Carolina in receptions on the day. The veteran's yardage ceiling and scoring potential are both restricted, but his underneath presence in a struggling offense gives him lukewarm value heading into Week 18's finale versus the Buccaneers.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Mon 12/27/21 7:22 PM

Abdullah rushed twice for one yard and caught three of six targets for eight yards in Sunday's 32-6 loss to the Buccaneers.
EDGE Analysis
Abdullah played a third of Carolina's offensive snaps but couldn't get anything going against a stringy Tampa Bay defense. In fact, the tailback's biggest impact came on special teams, where he returned three kickoffs for 76 yards. Although another tough matchup awaits in Week 17 versus the Saints, the flow of that contest could present a few opportunities for Abdullah to make an impact as a pass-catcher.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Sun 12/19/21 5:40 PM

Abdullah ran for seven yards on four carries and caught four passes for 48 yards and one touchdown on four targets against Buffalo on Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
While rookie Chuba Hubbard again functioned as Carolina's rushing specialist at running back by taking eight carries for 40 yards, Abdullah was clearly the preferred receiving option out of the backfield Sunday. That workload split might be how the Panthers ride out the rest of their wretched 2021 season, and against Tampa Bay in Week 16, the matchup only figures to get tougher for the Carolina ground attack.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Mon 12/13/21 10:00 AM

Abdullah rushed four times for 16 yards and caught two of four targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 29-21 loss to the Falcons.
EDGE Analysis
Abdullah, due to his superior pass-catching skills, actually played 13 more offensive snaps than fellow tailback Chuba Hubbard. Both players managed just 33 scrimmage yards, but Hubbard scored a touchdown to boost his performance and tied for the team lead with 10 carries. With a tough matchup in Week 15 at the Bills, the game flow could again favor Abdullah, but Buffalo's defense could make it difficult to muster much yardage.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Mon 11/29/21 10:03 AM

Abdullah rushed twice for four yards and caught two of six targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Dolphins.
EDGE Analysis
Abdullah led Carolina's backfield with 27 snaps after starter Christian McCaffrey suffered an ankle injury and featured on just one second-half play. Although the Panthers are now entering their bye week, giving McCaffrey some time to heal, Abdullah and Chuba Hubbard would figure to assume much of McCaffrey's workload should he be limited ahead of Week 14's matchup versus the Falcons.

Ameer Abdullah
RB LV (6)
Mon 11/22/21 11:59 AM

Abdullah rushed once for six yards in Sunday's 27-21 loss to Washington.
EDGE Analysis
Abdullah saw his involvement scaled back significantly in quarterback Cam Newton's first start. With Newton rushing 10 times, tying tailback Christian McCaffrey for the team lead, backups like Abdullah and Chuba Hubbard were hardly needed. In fact, they played just nine offensive snaps combined. Whether that cut in playing time is a sign of things to come or just a one-week change, Abdullah's reserve role behind McCaffrey restricts his fantasy value regardless.