RB Jonas Gray - Jacksonville Jaguars
|5-10, 225||Born: 6-27-1990||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: ---|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 16 vs NO (5 / 31 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gray's first carry ended up being the longest of his career (23 yards), coming off a well-blocked Power play where he got through the first two levels of the defense untouched. He followed that up with a 25 yard run in the third quarter that was negated by a holding penalty.
2015 Week 8 vs NE (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Against his former team, Gray completely took over the backup RB job. Damien Williams saw a few snaps, but it was the Gray Show in garbage time after Lamar Miller left the game. He actually out-produced Miller in the yards department, but it came solely on the back of a few catches in the 4th quarter. He actually had one key drop on a 3rd down that completely ended any hope the Dolphins had to come back. He is still just a handcuff to Lamar Miller, but he has solidified that role, even to the point where he may be a 3-down player if Miller goes down. That ups his potential, but he's still just a recommended pickup in deep leagues only.
2015 Week 7 vs HOU (12 / 48 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Jonas Gray remained the clear direct backup to Lamar Miller, as he handled the majority of the heavy lifting in the run game in the second half, with Miller getting a much-deserved breather. Damien Williams also gave away a fumble, which may increase the gap between the two players. While both players were very efficient with their touches, Gray doubled Williams in touches. Gray runs hard, and while he wouldn't be locked into an exclusive lead-back role if Lamar Miller were to go down, he'd be the leader in touches in the Miami backfield. With the volume at which Miami has been running the ball, and the way the defense has been playing since Dan Campbell took over, Gray may worth a pickup as a handcuff in deeper leagues.
2015 Week 6 vs TEN (7 / 24 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
While Damien Williams will remain the change of pace back, it looks like Jonas Gray has wrestled away the direct backup to Lamar Miller job. While he didn't touch the ball much for the first 3 quarters, when the Dolphins decided to rest Miller, Gray got his chance. The result was 36 yards on 8 total touches, and Gray was close to getting in the end zone, before Tannehill threw a TD to Sims. Gray out-touched Williams 8-2, so if Lamar Miller were to go down, Gray would be the back to own. However, he's not worth owning except in the deepest of leagues as a shaky handcuff at this point.
2015 Week 3 vs BUF (9 / 49 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The 200-yard, 4 TD oversleeping phenomenon for the Pats last season turned up in Miami for his first real game-action since last November. Although he only got his first action when the Dolphins were already down 3 scores in the first half, he ran hard, shedding tacklers on his way to over 5 yards per carry on the day. Gray was a Miami practice squader before he turned up in New England, so it's not out of the question there is a role for him going forward. Putting Tannehill under center and running play-action to Gray did seem to help the offense late in the first half on Sunday. Not a priority add by any means, but it's possible the Dolphins see Gray as the Moreno to Miller from last season. A move to a run heavy attack could be what the shaky offensive line needs.
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