Aidan O'Connell

QB · Las Vegas Raiders

Height 6'3" Weight 213
DOB 1998-09-01 Age 25.5
College Purdue

2023 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 37 (Tier 7) · ADP (12-team PPR): 34.04, 400th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 7
35Sam Darnold, SF926.734.0716.8
36Mike White, MIA1028.934.0318.1
37Aidan O'Connell, LV1325.534.04
38Kyle Trask, TB525.941.071.2
39Clayton Tune, ARI1424.933.03
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Raiders Must Address Quarterback Position

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell stayed afloat in his rookie season while being forced into action in 2023 over 10 starts, but he mostly looked like someone best suited for a role as a backup. At the very least, the Raiders need to bring in a starting-caliber QB in free agency to compete for the job with O'Connell, in the opinion of The Athletic's Tashan Reed. In an ideal circumstance, the Raiders will land their QB of the future in the 2024 NFL draft. However, there's no guaranteed they can get in range for one of the top prospects at the position, as they currently have the No. 13 overall pick in the first round. Reed suggests that the Raiders should make every effort to find a QB in a loaded class that is headlined by USC's Caleb Williams, North Carolina's Drake Maye and LSU's Jayden Daniels.

    Feb 28 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Raiders Searching For Quarterback At Combine

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    The Las Vegas Raiders are seriously looking for an upgrade at the quarterback position at this week's NFL combine as we approach the 2024 NFL draft. They have nine picks over seven rounds in this year's draft and will likely take a crack at securing a franchise signal-caller who has eluded them for decades. The 2024 QB class is considered one of the deepest in years, although the Raiders are unlikely to have access to the consensus top-four QBs -- Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels and J.J. McCarthy -- at 13th overall in the first round. That spot might also be too high to reach on Michael Penix or Bo Nix. If the Raiders really like one of the top-four QB prospects in this year's draft, they may be compelled to trade up to the top of the draft in order to find a significant upgrade over Aidan O'Connell, who impressed in his rookie season in 2023.

    Feb 26 · Source via NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Raiders In The Market For A QB In 2024

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    The Las Vegas Raiders have been in the market for a new quarterback for the 2024 season, with a potential move up in this year's NFL draft while also looking into the position in free agency. Moving on from Jimmy Garoppolo, who was handed down a two-game suspension on Friday for a performance-enhancing drug violation, was always the plan. Rookie Aidan O'Connell filled in admirably for the Raiders after taking over for the benched Garoppolo last year, but the Raiders don't feel that he's the answer long-term. O'Connell threw for 2,218 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions after being drafted in the fourth round. As things stand now, the Raiders have the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2024 draft.

    Feb 16 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Jimmy Garoppolo Aidan O'Connell
  • Raiders Planning To Acquire QB; Aidan O'Connell To Compete For Starting Job

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    For a second straight offseason, the Raiders are preparing to acquire a starter-caliber quarterback. The team’s 2023 move — Jimmy Garoppolo — was quickly determined to not be a viable solution. A new Raiders regime will try again. The Raiders are prepared to acquire a quarterback, according to Antonio Pierce (via The Athletic’s Vic Tafur). […]

    Feb 8 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Aidan O'Connell Collects Week 18 Win

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed 20 passes on 31 attempts (65%) for 244 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 18 win against the Denver Broncos. The rookie quarterback finished the season with back-to-back games over 240 passing yards and two touchdowns. With the Raiders already eliminated from playoff contention, O'Connell's season has ended today. It remains to be seen if O'Connell will remain the team's starting quarterback heading into next season, but he finished the season with positive momentum. The rookie quarterback showed signs of development as the season progressed. If O'Connell can build on his rookie season, he has the potential to be a viable fantasy starter next season.

    Jan 7 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell Suffers Finger Injury

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell (finger) is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Denver Broncos. The Raiders have nothing to gain with a win on Sunday, so the rookie could be done for the remainder of Week 18. If so, he will finish with a respectable 151 yards and a touchdown off 14-for-24 passing. Nonetheless, O'Connell isn't a lock to remain under center next season. He's had a few adequate fantasy outings. However, he's also struggled more than once. At any rate, Jimmy Garoppolo is in to potentially close out the Raiders' season.

    Jan 7 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell With Tough Matchup In Week 18

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed 30 of 47 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns in Week 17 against the Indianapolis Colts. Despite having one of his best performances, O'Connell was stuck with the loss against Indianapolis. O'Connell picked up a win in arguably the worst start of his career the week prior, so it appears his impact on the team's wins and losses is negligible. The Raiders face the Denver Broncos in Week 18. The Broncos defense improved as the season went on, and their secondary is a solid unit. Despite having potent weapons around him, O'Connell is not a dependable starter. Fantasy managers should leave him on the waiver wire for the season's finale.

    Jan 7 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell Passes For Two Touchdowns In Loss

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    Las Vegas Raiders rookie quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed 30 passes on 47 attempts (64%) for 299 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The rookie quarterback finished the game with more than 200 passing yards for the second time in the last four games. The Raiders quarterback also threw for more than two touchdowns for just the second time in 10 games this season. The Raiders take on the Denver Broncos in Week 18. The Broncos have allowed the ninth-most passing yards per game to quarterbacks this season, so O'Connell has an advantageous matchup next week. Fantasy managers should continue to pass up on O'Connell as he has shown no signs of being a consistent starter for fantasy.

    Dec 31 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • O'Connell With A Tough Matchup In Week 17

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed nine of 21 passes for 62 yards and zero touchdowns in Week 16 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite passing for less than 70 yards in four full quarters, O'Connell and the Raiders walked away with a win. The win was almost entirely the doing of the defense and run game in that contest. The Raiders take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17. The Colts have the eighth-highest PFF grade for pass rush, and O'Connell has the fourth-lowest quarterback rating against pressure. The Colts allow a ton of damage to running backs, so O'Connell may be able to take a backseat in this contest as well. Fantasy managers should continue to leave O'Connell on the waiver wire this week.

    Dec 30 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell Carried By Defense In Week 16

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed nine passes on 21 attempts (43%) for 62 yards in the Week 16 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie quarterback did next to nothing in this game and still came out of it with a win. O'Connell also rushed four times for -4 rushing yards and finished with a quarterback rating of 12.1. Despite the abysmal performance, the Raiders put on a defensive clinic that won the game. The Raiders scored two touchdowns on defense and ran out the clock with 145 rushing yards from Zamir White. The Raiders take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17. The Colts are not the easiest matchup for quarterbacks since they give up the most damage on the ground, so O'Connell should not be anywhere close to the streaming conversation in Week 17.

    Dec 26 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell With A Tough Matchup In Week 16

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed 20 of 34 passes for 248 yards and four touchdowns against the Los Angeles Chargers last week. O'Connell was at the helm when the Raiders posted their highest-scoring game in franchise history, scoring 63 points in a Thursday night beatdown. There is an energy surrounding the Raiders offense, and they are hoping it carries into their Monday matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are tough against quarterbacks and wide receivers, so it could be a rude awakening for the Raiders offense at Arrowhead Stadium. Despite having great weapons and a rejuvenated offense, O'Connell is not a viable quarterback for fantasy managers due to his consistently poor production.

    Dec 24 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell Passes For Four Touchdowns

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed 20 passes on 34 attempts (59%) for 248 yards and four touchdowns in the Week 15 win against the Los Angeles Chargers. The rookie quarterback had easily the best start of his young career against the Chargers on Thursday night. In this contest, O'Connell found Jakobi Meyers, Michael Mayer, and Tre Tucker for touchdown receptions. The Raiders quarterback will look to keep the momentum going against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 16. The Chiefs are no easy matchup, but the Raiders offense scored 63 points on Thursday night, so they appear to be rolling. With a long week to prepare and build off this performance, O'Connell and the Raiders should be confident walking into Arrowhead Stadium. Despite this massive performance, it is still difficult to recommend trusting O'Connell in fantasy lineups. Fantasy managers likely have better options at the quarterback position, and it would be wise to go that way.

    Dec 15 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Raiders' long-term future at quarterback filled with questions, uncertainty

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    Develop Aidan O'Connell? Give Jimmy Garoppolo another chance? Just some of the QB questions the Raiders face.

    Dec 14 · ESPN Las Vegas Raiders Jimmy Garoppolo Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell Could Be Missing Top Options

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed 21 of 32 passes for 171 yards and an interception against the Minnesota Vikings last week. Raiders star running back Josh Jacobs left that game with a knee injury, and Davante Adams has been on the injury report all week with an illness. With two of his top options listed as questionable for Thursday night's contest against the Los Angeles Chargers, O'Connell may need to rely on Jakobi Meyers and Zamir White. Despite the juicy matchup against the porous Chargers secondary, O'Connell is not typically a streaming option, even with his best offensive weapons on the field. Fantasy managers should leave O'Connell on the waiver wire this week.

    Dec 14 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell Expected To Start On Thursday Night

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    A report surfaced Wednesday morning that Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce has not committed to a starting quarterback for Thursday night's divisional clash with the Los Angeles Chargers, but rookie Aidan O'Connell is expected to remain the starter in Week 15, according to a source. The fourth-round selection has not been good at all in recent weeks and failed to lead the Raiders to any points at all in a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 14. If O'Connell puts up another dud against a porous Chargers defense this week, the Raiders will probably make the switch to either Jimmy Garoppolo or veteran Brian Hoyer to close out the last three weeks of the 2023 season. Even though he has a bounce-back matchup on tap, fantasy managers should be avoiding O'Connell in single-QB leagues.

    Dec 13 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell Could Be Benched For Jimmy Garoppolo Or Brian Hoyer

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    Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce said he is not decided on who will start at quarterback on Thursday night against the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers. Rookie Aidan O'Connell could be benched for Jimmy Garoppolo or even veteran Brian Hoyer after he failed to lead the Raiders to any points in the Week 14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. A previous report by The Athletic's Vic Tafur suggested it would be likely the Raiders would bench O'Connell if he played poorly this week, but it turns out O'Connell may not even get a chance to play on Thursday at all. O'Connell has been pretty bad the last few weeks and only threw for 171 yards and an interception against Minnesota. The matchup is nice against LA, but whoever is starting under center for the Raiders on Thursday will be no more than a low-end QB2 option for fantasy managers in superflex leagues.

    Dec 13 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell Brian Hoyer Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Aidan O'Connell Does Very Little In Week 14 Loss

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed 21 passes on 32 attempts (66%) for 169 yards and an interception in the Week 14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The rookie quarterback struggled throughout this game, scoring zero points. O'Connell struggled against the Vikings defense, throwing for less than 200 yards for the first time since Week 10. The Raiders take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15. O'Connell will likely have a better performance against the porous Chargers secondary. Despite the advantageous matchup, fantasy managers should continue to avoid the Raiders rookie quarterback in Week 15.

    Dec 10 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Aidan O'Connell Looking To End Losing Streak

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell completed 23 of 33 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown. O'Connell. With the Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson returning, O'Connell may be forced to throw upwards of 35 pass attempts to stay in the game. The Vikings defense is middle of the pack in yards and touchdowns given up to quarterbacks, so O'Connell may bounce back following the team's bye week. With strong weapons like Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs, and Jakobi Meyers surrounding him, the Raiders quarterback is in a position to succeed most weeks. O'Connell could be thrust into a robust workload this week, but he should not be considered a starter for fantasy teams yet.

    Dec 10 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Aidan O'Connell
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2023LV155.014.11164161.334.432.721334362.122181272417110.6512

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@DENW 17-160.0-----------------
    2@BUFL 10-380.0-----------------
    3PITL 18-230.0-----------------
    4@LACL 17-2413.22373100.057.542243961.5238017331.0012
    5GBW 17-130.0-----------------
    6NEW 21-170.0-----------------
    7@CHIL 12-306.8261421.520.013101376.97511000-00
    8@DETL 14-260.0-----------------
    9NYGW 30-610.52360100.041.725162564.020900000-00
    10NYJW 16-1211.02164100.045.329162759.3153113231.5000
    11@MIAL 13-2014.92161100.068.942244158.5271132133.0000
    12KCL 17-3116.41758100.056.933233369.724810100-00
    14MINL 0-37.82754100.061.133213265.6171014122.0000
    15LACW 63-2128.4364100.053.134203458.824840100-00
    16@KCW 20-142.73555100.045.52592142.9620024-4-1.0000
    17@INDL 20-2323.3975100.065.349304763.8299202231.5000
    18DENW 27-1420.3136395.553.035203164.5244202410.2500

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 9, 7, 46, 18, 30, 22, 11, 20, 4, 1, 3, 33
    Rushing: 1

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