RB Jamize Olawale - Oakland Raiders
|6-1, 238||Born: 4-17-1989||College: North Texas||Drafted: ---|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Olawale is the handcuff to Latavius Murray and worth carrying down the stretch.
Week 12: at Tennessee Titans
Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Latavius Murray suffered along with the rest of the Oakland offense as the team fell apart in Detroit last week - Murray had a TD to save his fantasy owners (13/28/1 rushing on the day) but it was far from the explosive offensive fireworks most expected against the collapsing Lions. We'll see if the Raiders can get back on track this week. The Tennessee rush D is ranked 17th in the NFL averaging 110.1 yards allowed per game, with nine rushing scores given out to date. They have been fifth-most-difficult to get fantasy points on over the past four weeks, though, averaging just 12.3 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs - Jacksonville could only manage 23/90/0 rushing against the Titans last week. This looks like a tough matchup for Murray as he looks to rebound along with the rest of the Raiders' offense.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 11 vs DET (4 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Olawale continues to operate as the backup tailback. He brings many of the same attributes as Marcel Reese to the table, but is a niftier runner than Reese. He runs hard and should continue to see a handful of carries every game.
2015 Week 10 vs MIN (5 / 24 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Olawale was the clear #2 back behind Murray and ran hard on his few opportunities. While he does not have Murray's burst, he is a more powerful runner and more effective on short-yardage plays. He received some red zone snaps and a red zone carry again and has the potential to find the end zone in future weeks.
2015 Week 9 vs PIT (1 / 19 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After Latavius Murray left with a concussion, Reece and Olawale split time in the backfield. Olawale showed surprising wiggle and sprinted for a 19-yard touchdown run. He lined up as the single back and hit the hole hard; then put a subtle juke on the linebacker in the hole to get loose and go untouched for the score.
2015 Week 5 vs DEN (6 / 13 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
When Murray was benched in the second half, Olawale, Reese and Helu all rotated in the backfield and at least one of the three was out there every play. Olawale is a bigger, slower version of Reese. He runs with power, but he is not a big play threat at all and is a poor option to receive anything more than a few carries per game..
2015 Week 1 vs CIN (1 / 6 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Olawale is a FB/RB hybrid and was used similarly to Marcel Reese. He lined up as RB in the shotgun and ran hard. He had a long gain that was called back due to a holding call. Olawale was also involved in the passing game and did a nice job getting open both when lined up at RB and when lined up as a FB on the line of scrimmage.
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