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Week 7 Game Recap: New York Jets 38, Oakland Raiders 0

New York Jets

QB Mark Sanchez, Pass: 9 - 15 - 143 - 1 TD / 0 INT, Rush: 2 - 4 - 1

Mark Sanchez was not asked to do too much in Week 7 as the New York Jets rolled all over the Oakland Raiders in a 38-0 blowout. Sanchez's lone touchdown came early in the second half on a very nice 35-yard touchdown fade route to David Clowney where Clowney beat single coverage. Sanchez did add more offense as a rusher, scoring on a 3-yard quarterback draw in the first quarter.

RB Thomas Jones, Rush: 26 - 121 - 1, Rec: 1 - 3 - 0

Thomas Jones started once again for the Jets in Week 7, but his workload escalated for a few reasons. First, Leon Washington was lost early in the game to a broken leg, and secondly the Raiders were giving up big chunks of yardage on the ground. Jones was barreling through the middle of Oakland's defense with relative ease, gaining 5-10 yards or more at a time, often without having to break a tackle until getting to the second level. Jones had 27 touches, a season high, as the Jets ran the ball 54 times and dominated the line of scrimmage. Jones will see an increase in workload going forward with the loss of Washington, although 27 touches may be a bit too much to ask every week.

RB Shonn Greene, Rush: 19 - 144 - 2

Rookie Shonn Greene was active as the third running back for the Jets in Week 7, and it was a fortunate roster decision as Leon Washington was lost to a broken leg early in the first quarter. Thrust into action, Greene not only played well, he excelled. Greene had three runs over 20 yards on the day and found the end zone twice, his first career touchdowns. Greene took full advantage of his dominating offensive line, running hard and breaking through the Oakland Raider defense while topping 100 yards for the first time in his young career. Expect him to step into Leon Washington's role as the complementary rusher to Thomas Jones.

RB Leon Washington, Rush: 1 - 6 - 0

Leon Washington had his leg awkwardly trapped up underneath of him on his first and only carry of the day against Oakland, and unfortunately that was probably the last time Washington will see action this year. He suffered a broken leg on the play and had surgery that same day, which will likely force him onto injured reserve, although the Jets are not making that roster move right away. Some are holding out hope that he can return for either Week 17 or the postseason, but that seems like a remote possibility.

WR David Clowney, Rush: 1 - 2 - 0, Rec: 4 - 79 - 1

Clowney got the start in Week 7 against the Raiders, and he did well in that role. Clowney grabbed four out of five chances including some strong grabs on the perimeter where he barreled ahead for extra yardage after the catch. Clowney's biggest play came in the third quarter where he beat CB Chris Johnson in single coverage to reel in the biggest pass of the game for the Jets, a 35-yard fade to the end zone for a touchdown. Clowney could hold on to the starting job if Jerricho Cotchery remains sidelined, but odds are that he moves back to the WR3 role for New York once Cotchery is healthy again.

WR Danny Woodhead, Rush: 3 - 24 - 0

Fourth string rusher Danny Woodhead was employed mostly on special teams, but he was asked to close the Week 7 game against Oakland in the backfield. Woodhead ran three times to close out the game with the score 38-0, so his fantasy numbers came in classic "garbage time". Woodhead does move up one step on the depth chart with Leon Washington's broken leg injury, but he is still well behind Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene.

WR Wallace Wright, Rec: 2 - 21 - 0

Wright got some work in as the third wideout for the Jets against Oakland, mostly due to injuries to Jerricho Cotchery and Brad Smith. Despite his two catches against the Raiders in Week 7, Wright has no real fantasy value.

WR Braylon Edwards, Rec: 1 - 14 - 0

Edwards was only targeted twice as the Jets jumped out to an early lead against the Raiders in Week 7 and really did not need to throw that much on the day. Edwards had a solid 14-yard catch and run over the middle but he was also covered by one of the best corners in the NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha, who often shuts down the offense's best receiver. Expect Edwards to come back next week in full force against the Dolphins.

WR Jerricho Cotchery

Cotchery was held out of the Week 7 contest due to a hamstring injury. It is probable that he will be able to go next week against the Dolphins, but be sure to check that he practices during the week.

TE Dustin Keller, Rec: 1 - 26 - 0

Keller had a few targets in Week 7 against the Raiders, grabbing one pass about 10 yards downfield and turning up for a 26 yard gain in the second quarter. He also saw a few deeper targets but was unable to get close to two errant passes. The Jets did not throw much against Oakland, so Keller's four targets were a bigger amount of the passing game than it appears.

Oakland Raiders

QB Bruce Gradkowski, Pass: 10 - 19 - 97 - 0 TD / 0 INT, Rush: 2 - 25 - 0

Gradkowski entered the Week 7 contest against the Jets in the second quarter, taking over for an ineffective JaMarcus Russell. Gradkowski did little with the offense at all, but at least he did not turn it over like Russell had done three times earlier. Gradkowski padded his meager stats in the second half with the game long since decided, and he will return to his backup role next week.

QB JaMarcus Russell, Pass: 6 - 11 - 61 - 0 TD / 2 INT

Russell was another turnover machine once again in Week 7, this time fumbling the first play of the game that game the Jets a short field and a quick 7-0 lead. Russell threw two interceptions later in the first half, one of which was just a terrible throw that looked like it was intended for safety Jim Leonhard of the Jets. Russell was benched in the second quarter in favor of Bruce Gradkowski but after the game head coach Tom Cable stated that Russell is still the starter.

RB Justin Fargas, Rush: 8 - 67 - 0, Rec: 3 - 23 - 0

Fargas ran the ball well against the Jets, totaling 67 yards on the day due to three long runs of 17 and 35 yards. Fargas ran it very hard up the middle, breaking tackles and picking up yardage in chunks, but he only had eight carries due to the big deficit on the scoreboard. Fargas added another longer reception for 14 more yards and his stats looked reasonable (11 touches, 81 total yards) but the Raiders could not mount any consistent offense against the Jets. Fargas will likely remain the top back until Darren McFadden returns.

RB Michael Bush, Rush: 8 - 25 - 0, Rec: 1 - 6 - 0

Bush split time with Justin Fargas in Week 7 against the Jets, but his running was far less impressive than what Fargas accomplished on similar touch totals. Bush did gain 10 yards on one carry early in the third quarter, but most of his carries were for four yards or less. He will still get touches along with Fargas, but his workload could diminish once Darren McFadden gets healthy in a few weeks.

RB Gary Russell, Rush: 1 - 2 - 0, Rec: 2 - 2 - 0

Russell had three touches, mostly on two short catches on three chances in Week 7 against the New York Jets. All were for three yards or less, making Russell' scant touches and scant production virtually meaningless for fantasy purposes.

RB Darren McFadden

McFadden was inactive for Week 7's game against the New York Jets.

WR Louis Murphy, Rec: 4 - 58 - 0

Murphy came away from the Week 7 contest against the Jets with four catches and 58 yards, but most of that production came late in the game with the score 38-0. Murphy led the Raiders with 10 targets but most of his numbers are tainted due to the production all coming in the second half after the game was long since decided. Murphy's touches are also threatened by the return of Chaz Schilens (expected next week) and the overall weakness of the Raider passing game. Murphy is a decent sleeper but he cannot be counted on for fantasy purposes.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Rec: 2 - 28 - 0

Heyward-Bey finally showed some signs of life in Week 7, getting deeper down the field and making a nice 24-yard grab in the first quarter. Heyward-Bey is locked in as the starter for the Raiders, but his production is minimal at best right now both due to his limited route-running skills (all he seems to do is "go deep") and the abysmal passing game from Oakland right now.

WR Todd Watkins, Rec: 1 - 7 - 0

Watkins had four targets in Week 7, getting a few chances to make a catch for the Raiders. Watkins was able to snare only his first chance, a short toss from JaMarcus Russell which converted a third down and seven situation. His next target wound up in the hands of New York's Darrelle Revis for an interception on a deep pass towards the end zone. Watkins is not high enough on the depth chart to matter for fantasy purposes.

WR Johnnie Lee Higgins

Higgins had one target in Week 7, a short chance over the middle on the first Oakland drive. After that target, however, Higgins and his chances both disappeared for the remainder of the game against the Jets. Higgins is way down on the wideout depth chart, making him worthless for fantasy purposes.

WR Chaz Schilens

Schilens, expected to make his season debut in Week 7, was inactive for the game against the New York Jets.

TE Zach Miller, Rec: 2 - 15 - 0

Miller had just three chances to make a play in Week 7 for the Raiders, and he did what he could by catching two short balls for seven and eight yards, respectively. The third target was nowhere close as it was an errant interception thrown by JaMarcus Russell. Such is the life of a capable receiver with two incapable quarterbacks -- inconsistent production is the norm. Look for something of a bounce back week next week against the Chargers, who do not fare well in defending tight ends.

TE Tony Stewart, Rec: 1 - 19 - 0

Stewart had one catch in Week 7, collecting a 17-yard catch and run on third and long in the first quarter. That reception was the only opportunity to contribute to the passing attack for Stewart. Buried behind Zach Miller, Stewart has no current fantasy value.