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WR James Jones - Oakland Raiders

6-1, 207Born: 3-31-1984College: San Jose StateDrafted: Round 3

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Week 9: at Seattle Seahawks

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. The Raiders' rushing attack is 32nd in the NFL this year, so if they want to move the football Derek Carr has to do the honors - he bounced back from a sad 16/28 for 173 yards passing, zero TDs and zero interceptions (with one sack taken for -9 yards) performance vs Arizona two games ago to throw 34/54 for 328 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions at Cleveland last week (three sacks taken for -12 yards). As has become usual, James Jones led the team in targets (11 for 6/62/0 receiving), while Andre Holmes handled the TD (seven for 5/69/1). Mychal Rivera led the team in receiving (nine for 7/83/0), and Kenbrell Thompkins posted eight for 4/34/0 receiving. The Raiders haven't won yet this year, but Carr is holding up his end for the team. The Seahawks' pass D isn't the feared unit it was last season, currently ranking 10th in the NFL averaging 226.6 net yards allowed per game, but with 12 pass TDs handed out vs. a mere three interceptions generated (tied for next-to-last in the NFL). The unit's 10 sacks is tied for 26th in the NFL - Cam Newton was dumped three times for -12 yards last week, though, with 12/22 for 152 net yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown (but Carolina is rebuilding their receiving corps this year and don't have much behind rookie Kelvin Benjamin). Austin Davis wasn't sacked at all two games back and threw two TDs vs. zero interceptions on the way to upsetting the Seahawks (18/21 for 173 net yards passing). Carr has a tough venue to visit, but even given the formidable 12th-man in CenturyLink Stadium we think this is a neutral matchup for the Raiders. Also, the rushing matchup is bad as noted above, so Carr will likely throw the ball a good bit in this one.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
6 vs SD 0 0 0 7 5 56 1 0
7 vs ARI 0 0 0 8 4 35 0 0
8 at CLE 0 0 0 11 6 62 0 0
9 at SEA PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
9 at SEA PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 5 * * *
9 at SEA PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs SD (7 / 5 / 56 / 1 rec)

Jones wasn't the star of this game, but he still managed to have a major impact. After being overthrown on his first target and dropping his second, Jones ran a good route on a deep out and caught a bullet from Carr for a 17 yard gain. He finished that drive with a crafty delayed slant, and made a nice catch in tight coverage for a 6 yard touchdown. Jones' 18 yard reception came on 3rd and 6 at the end of the first half. Carr put a back shoulder throw right where it needed to be and Jones timing was perfect as he snagged it for a first down. Jones was mostly quiet in the second half, but did make a nice hands grab over the middle for a 9 yard gain.

2014 Week 7 vs ARI (8 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)

Jones was Carr's favorite target once again and had a good day that could have been better. Jones saw more deep targets in this game but Carr couldn't get the ball in the area. He also saw a target in the end zone but Carr overthrew him. Jones showed great footwork to make a grab on the left sideline for a first down on a deep out and beat his man over the middle on a deep post for an 18 yard gain. When the ball was put in a reasonable spot, Jones was generally able to make the play but there were too many instances where Carr didn't do that.

2014 Week 8 vs CLE (11 / 6 / 62 / 0 rec)

Nearly half of Jones yardage came on the team's final drive in garbage time. He also had a pair of uncharacteristic drops on that drive. Jones best play was a diving grab on a deep out against Joe Haden that picked up 13 yards and a first down.

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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