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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 8: at Cleveland Browns

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Derek Carr flamed out vs. Arizona (16/28 for 173 yards passing, zero TDs or interceptions, with only one sack taken for -9 yards), after his strong game against the Chargers two weeks ago (18/34 for 282 yards passing, four TDs and one interception thrown). It was a disappointing outing against the then last-ranked pass D in the land (the Cardinals moved up to 31st in the NFL vs. opposing passers after Carr's egg-laying performance). Top targets James Jones (eight targets for 4/35/0) and Andre Holmes (five for 3/34/0) were still at the top of the pecking order for targets (though Darren McFadden averaged under two yards per catch on his eight chances, with 4/7/0 receiving to his 'credit'). It was an entirely forgettable performance on a day when Carr should have excelled. The Browns' pass D is a middlin' unit this season, averaging 241.5 net passing yards allowed per game (17th in the NFL), with nine passing scores given up vs. seven interceptions (tied-eighth in the NFL) and 12 sacks (tied-21st) generated to date. They allowed just 17/31 for 151 net yards, one TD and three interceptions to Blake Bortles last week (two sacks for -8 yards); Ben Roethlisberger posted 21/42 for 221 net yards, one TD and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -7 yards, two games ago. Carr has been way up and way down over the past two weeks - he has a neutral matchup ahead of him at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs MIA 0 0 0 6 6 83 0 0
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 PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
8 at CLE PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
8 at CLE PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

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.


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