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RB Maurice Jones-Drew - Oakland Raiders

5-8, 205Born: 3-23-1985College: UCLADrafted: Round 2

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Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks

Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Oakland's rushing attack is 32nd in the NFL averaging 69.6 yards per game, with two rushing scores to date. Darren McFadden isn't as good at 'real football' as he thinks he is (85/338/2 rushing and 21/114/0 receiving this year, 23rd-ranked fantasy running back in the land), but he is better than Maurice Jones-Drew (24/56/0 rushing with 6/30/0 receiving), but so are 89 other NFL running backs this year. Oakland's rushing attack is pathetic this year, folks. Most recently McFadden posted 12/59/0 rushing and 4/26/0 receiving at the Browns. The Seahawk's rush D is ranked sixth in the NFL averaging 89.6 yards allowed per game, with just three rushing scores given out to date. They allowed 31/114/0 to the Panthers last week, and 27/102/1 to the Rams two weeks ago. Advantage, Seattle.

Recent Stats and Projections

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6 vs SD 4 30 0 1 1 10 0 0
7 vs ARI 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 at CLE 6 8 0 2 1 6 0 0
9 at SEA PROJ-Dodds 5 * * 1 * * *
9 at SEA PROJ-Tremblay 4 * * 1 * * *
9 at SEA PROJ-Bloom 4 * * 1 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs SD (4 / 30 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

After an uninspired first carry, Jones-Drew looked decent in the second quarter. His 9 yard carry included a well-timed cutback and ended with him trucking a defensive back. Two plays later he ran through an arm tackle for a 7 yard gain. Later in the drive Jones-Drew broke a tackle in the flats and picked up 10 yards on swing pass. Despite that success he only saw one touch in the second half. Jones-Drew is clearly well behind McFadden in the pecking order right now.

2014 Week 7 vs ARI (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Jones-Drew only saw three carries and didn't look like he deserved any more. He had a good hole on one of those, but was slow to hit the hole and only picked up three.

2014 Week 8 vs CLE (6 / 8 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Jones-Drew was every bit as awful as his stat line suggested. He either ran into the pile or tried to bounce it outside and lost yardage. He was stuffed twice in a row on attempts to pick up one yard for a first down. As successful as Darren McFadden was it was very difficult to see why the team continued to give the ball to Jones-Drew.

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Latest News

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew set for more touches? (Fri Oct 24, 01:09 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew needs to see more carries, according to head coach Tony Sparano.

Our View: That doesn't mean you should go out and pickup Jones-Drew, but it could hurt the limited upside of Darren McFadden, who has been a decent flex play since he emerged in the Oakland backfield.
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Schedule

9@ Seattle Seahawks
10vs Denver Broncos
11@ San Diego Chargers
12vs Kansas City Chiefs
13@ St. Louis Rams
14vs San Francisco 49ers
15@ Kansas City Chiefs
16vs Buffalo Bills
17@ Denver Broncos