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RB Maurice Jones-Drew - Oakland Raiders

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

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Summary

After eight years as the face of the Jaguars franchise Maurice Jones-Drew signed with the Oakland Raiders in the offseason. Jones-Drew was a perennial fantasy RB1 for the first 6 years of his career averaging more than 1500 total yards and 12 touchdowns per year. In 2012 he struggled with injuries and played only 6 games and was ineffective in 2013 in a disjointed Jaguars offensive attack. He averaged 3.4 yards per carry in 2013, the first time in his career that he's averaged less than 4.2. In his prime Jones-Drew excelled in the passing game, averaging nearly 50 catches a year from 2008-2011. At 29 years old Jones-Drew is entering the twilight of a typical running back's career but he'll have plenty of opportunities to earn touches in Oakland. His main competition for touches will be the oft-injured Darren McFadden. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 34, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, 31, 31, 32, 32, 33, 33, 33, 33, 34, 34, 36, 37, 41, 47
Overall Redraft - 81, 47, 59
RB Redraft PPR - 35, 26, 26, 26, 29, 31, 31, 31, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34, 34, 36, 36, 37, 38, 38, 41, 47, 49
Overall Redraft PPR - 88, 47
RB Dynasty - 37, 19, 36, 44, 50, 51

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2011 JAX 16 343 1606 8 64 43 374 3
2012 JAX 6 86 414 1 18 14 86 1
2013 JAX 15 234 803 5 60 43 314 0 1
2014 PROJ-Dodds 14 175 * * 29 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 15 180 * * 34 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 200 * * 25 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 197 * * 20 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 85
RB: 32
Overall-PPR: 91
RB-PPR: 33

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Footballguys Articles

AFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 3
Examining the Potential Situations for 2014 Rookie Quarterbacks
  Cian Fahey - April 11
Player Spotlight: M. Jones-Drew and D. McFadden
  Phil Alexander - July 31
The Gut Check No.299: RB and TE Drop Rates
  Matt Waldman - June 30
Pre-Camp PPR RB Tiers
  Sigmund Bloom - July 29
The Gut Check No.305: Non-PPR Tiers and Strategy
  Matt Waldman - July 29
Running Back Production by Quarter (2014)
  Chase Stuart - July 29
How to Attack Your Large-League PPR Draft
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Latest News

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew fields punts (Fri Jul 25, 10:54 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was among the players that worked as punt returners during practice Friday, July 25.

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2014 Schedule

1@ New York Jets
2vs Houston Texans
3@ New England Patriots
4vs Miami Dolphins
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs San Diego Chargers
7vs Arizona Cardinals
8@ Cleveland Browns
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