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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 12: vs Kansas City Chiefs

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Derek Carr has come back down to reality for an NFL rookie, with a zero TD game at San Diego last week (16/34 for 172 yards, zero TDs or interceptions, with two sacks taken for -10 yards) after a 41-17 drubbing by Denver two weeks ago in which he threw 30/47 for 192 yards, two TDs and two interceptions. Aside from tight end Mychal Rivera (a constant presence over the last two weeks with five targets for 3/40/0 receiving last week and eight for 6/64/1 vs. Denver), the Raiders haven't had a wide receiver go over 50 yards in any of the last three games - Kenbrell Thompkins got close last week with three targets for 2/47/0 receiving, but the bottom line is that the dink-and-dunk Oakland passing attack is not providing much in the way of fantasy points to the wide receivers on staff. The Chiefs' pass D is ranked first in the NFL averaging 201.6 net yards allowed per game, but they have allowed 16 passing scores vs. just four interceptions generated (tied for next-to-last in the NFL), while recording 30 sacks this season (tied for third in the league). Oakland can actually pass-block, though, with only 12 sacks allowed this year - Carr should feel some heat on Thursday night, but it won' get too bad, most likely. Last week, the Chiefs held Russell Wilson under 200 yards passing (20/32 for 168 net yards, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -10 yards), while Kyle Orton threw 29/48 for 253 net yards, one TD and zero interceptions with one sack taken for -6 yards two games ago. This is a tough matchup for the faltering Oakland offense.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at CLE 0 0 0 11 6 62 0 0
9 at SEA 0 0 0 5 3 18 0 0
10 vs DEN 0 0 0 12 8 20 0 0
11 at SD 0 0 0 5 2 35 0 0
12 vs KC PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
12 vs KC PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 5 * * *
12 vs KC PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Jones was very quiet in this one, and just missed a touchdown. He caught a short slant inside the five yard line but was denied the score by two defenders at the one.

2014 Week 10 vs DEN (12 / 8 / 20 / 0 rec)

Jones was the featured receiver in the Raiders' offense but nearly everything was caught at or behind the line of scrimmage. He broke a tackle on his first reception and picked up 10 yards. That would be the longest catch of the day. Repeatedly he was thrown to the ground immediately after catching the ball within 2 yards of the line of scrimmage. Jones did make a couple of nice hands catches on short outs, but both went for less than 5 yards. He was targeted deep only once and overthrown.

2014 Week 11 vs SD (5 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)

Jones didn't even see a target until the third quarter in quite a reversal from last week. He made a nice catch in tight coverage for a gain of 7 on that play then saw more action on the final drive. His 28 yard gain came on a deep post, where Jones went up high to snag the pass from Carr. He also saw a red zone target in the 4th quarter, but was well overthrown on a back shoulder fade.


Latest News

Raiders | James Jones struggles to find room (Mon Nov 10, 03:03 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR James Jones gained just 20 yards on eight catches in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos. That's 2.5 yards per catch.

Our View: Credit star cornerback Chris Harris here. The Broncos corner locked down Jones, and the wide receiver has an NFL-record low for yards on eight catches. His 20 yards receiving is the lowest in NFL history on so many catches.

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