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RB Jamize Olawale - Oakland Raiders

6-1, 238Born: 4-17-1989College: North TexasDrafted: ---

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Week 14: at Kansas City Chiefs

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Back in Week Six, K.C. defeated Oakland 26-10 - DeAndre Washington led the team in rushing with 10/49/0 (with one target for zero receptions) while Jalen Richard (4/7/0 with three targets for 2/5/0) and Derek Carr (3/8/0 rushing) chipped in during the absence of Latavius Murray. The Raiders didn't get much going in this phase of the game back in Week Six. Since Week Six, Latavius Murray as come back to the forefront of the Oakland rushing attack - over the last three weeks, Murray has handled 51/160/3 rushing and 14 targets for 11/125/0 receiving, while Jalen Richard has seen 19/78/0 rushing and three targets for 3/50/1 receiving as the second-busiest running back on the roster. Jamize Olawale (2/-3/0 rushing with four targets for 4/98/1 receiving) sees an occasional pass but otherwise this is an attack dominated by Murray as of Week 14. The Chiefs' rush defense averages 121.9 yards allowed per game (21st in the NFL) but has only coughed up six rushing scores this year (tied for third-least in the NFL). From Week 10 to Week 13 of regular season (the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on byes during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), K.C. averages 14.6 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (eighth-least in the NFL), even though Atlanta hung 30/128/2 rushing on their defensive front last week (the two rushing scores allowed was an outlier for Kansas City this year). This is a tough matchup for Oakland, especially since they are playing in Arrowhead Stadium this week on Thursday Night Football.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs HOU 16 2 -3 0 3 3 90 1 0 14.7
12 vs CAR 10 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0.8
13 vs BUF 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 at KC PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * 1 * * * *
14 at KC PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 12 vs CAR (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

The big fullback/running back hybrid continues to get regular red zone work at running back. On 2nd-and-goal from the 10-yard line, he lined up in a single back set, caught an inside screen and took it for eight yards.

2016 Week 11 vs HOU (2 / -3 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 90 / 1 rec)

Olawale had an ineffective day as a short yardage back, but made a huge play as a receiver with a long touchdown catch. He received another goal line carry (2nd-and-goal from the one) this week, but was stuffed. He was also hit for a big loss on a 3rd-and-short carry. Olawale caught a 9-yard pass lined up out wide as a receiver. His big play was a 75-yard touchdown reception that came lined up as a traditional fullback. He ran a simple wheel route down the sideline and came wide open on a blown coverage. He caught the ball 20 yards downfield, juked the Safety and was off to the races for a long touchdown that tied the game midway through the fourth quarter.

2016 Week 9 vs DEN (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Olawale had a very quiet day, with many of his 16 snaps coming while lined up as a traditional fullback in front of Murray.

2016 Week 8 vs TB (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 69 / 0 rec)

Olawale caught a 68-yard pass on a wheel route from the fullback position (lined up offset in front of Murray). It was a busted coverage and easy catch, but he showed nice acceleration down the sideline and nearly scored. He was forced out of bounds just shy of the end zone. Olawale receiver a goal line carry from the 2-yard line but the play was quickly whistled dead to a Raiders false start.

2016 Week 7 vs JAX (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Olawale continues to get snaps as the lone back on third down and in the red zone. Took a 3rd-and-4 hand off for six yards up the middle, showing nifty footwork for a big man to elude the first defender. He lined up as the only back and received a 1st-and-goal carry from the five-yard line and took it for a short gain up the middle. On the next play, he lined up as the fullback in front of Murray in the I-Formation and had a nice block to get Murray into the end zone.

2016 Week 5 vs SD (6 / 22 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Olawale again saw many of the short yardage snaps. He was the lone back on a pair of goal line plays in the first quarter, but both were passes. He got his first carry on a 3rd-and-2 from midfield and rumbled for a 17-yard gain. Olawale scored a 1-yard touchdown after lining up as a traditional fullback in front of Washington and getting the quick hand off from Carr.

2016 Week 4 vs BAL (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Got stuffed on a 3rd-and-short carry when he got the handoff lined up as a fullback in front of Latavius Murray.

2016 Week 2 vs ATL (1 / 11 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)

Broke off an impressive 11-yard gain on a key 3rd-and-1 play early in the fourth quarter. Caught a couple of short passes underneath against the Falcons prevent defense late that he turned into solid gains.

2016 Week 1 vs NO (1 / 2 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Lined up as the lone back on 2nd-and-goal from the two yard line and absolutely punished the cornerback who tried to tackle as he bulldozed in for a two-yard touchdown. Olawale will continue to be a touchdown vulture as he is the most powerful short yardage runner on the team.


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