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Maurice Jones-Drew

Oakland Raiders
Running Back

Ht: 5.6 | Wt: 210

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Week By Week

YearTmGRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptTchsTot YdsFum Lost
2006JAC161669415.67130464369.482021213771
2007JAC151677684.60904040710.180020711752
2008JAC161978244.18120625659.112025913892
2009JAC1631213914.46150533747.061036517651
2010JAC1429913244.4350343179.322033316412
2011JAC1634316064.6880433748.703038619801
2012JAC6864144.811014866.14101005000
2013JAC152348033.4350433147.300027711171
Average:22610095904235981026713681
Total:1804807156803352873811021391094410

Raiders | Latavius Murray to be more involved?

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:21:54 -0800

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray had four carries for 43 yards in the team's Week 11 loss to the San Diego Chargers, and his 23-yard run late in the third quarter was the team's longest rushing gain for a running back of the season. "They've been wanting to get me in the mix more and that's all I can ask," Murray said. "When they do, I have to make sure they give me a reason to put me back in there." Murray is a much bigger back than either RBs Darren McFadden or Maurice Jones-Drew, and he runs with an upright style. Oakland finished with 71 yards on 19 carries, which was their highest rushing output since Oct. 12 in their first matchup with the Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: At this point in the Raiders' winless season, they just might be motivated to make a drastic change in the backfield in hopes of better results. Murray will continue to be cheap at FantasyScore if you're feeling very bold in Week 12.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Jerry McDonald

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew set for more touches?

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:09:39 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew needs to see more carries, according to head coach Tony Sparano.

Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew had a season-high nine carries in Week 1, but since then, he hasn't had more than four carries in a game with Darren McFadden ascending to the lead-back role. The Raiders would like to get the running game going to help rookie Derek Carr, and this weekend against the Cleveland Browns is the perfect time. Jones-Drew ($4,100) is weak flex play, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Bill Williamson

Raiders | Bigger role coming for MJD?

Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:10:15 -0700

Oakland Radiers RB Maurice Jones-Drew has just 11 carries for 12 yards in two games this season, but interim head coach Tony Sparano said he wants him to share the load with RB Darren McFadden. "I'd like Maurice to take a little bit greater role, maybe get some snaps off of Darren," Sparano said. "If we could, keep them both fresh that way, but we also have got to be running the football and doing some things that way too."

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Jones-Drew will be eating into Darren McFadden's carries with Sporano taking over, and the situation is worth watching going forward. However, neither back is a great option at FantasyScore in Week 6 against the ninth-ranked run defense of the San Diego Chargers.

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Raiders | Darren McFadden goes distance

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:37:10 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden carried 11 times for 40 yards in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, while RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) carried twice for just one yard. McFadden also had four receptions for 32 yards, while Jones-Drew had two catches for only two yards.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden received a majority of the touches in the Oakland backfield before the team mostly abandoned the run with a lopsided score in the second half. For now, McFadden has more fantasy appeal between the two backs.

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Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew very limited

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:36:31 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) was active in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London, but he was limited to just two carries for one yard and he had two catches for two yards.

Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew was a non-factor, and the team went away from the run with the game out of hand. He was unable to get into a rhythm, but he will now have two more weeks to rest with the bye in Week 5. He should work his way into a split in carries with Darren McFadden, but wait to see that actually play out before plugging him back into the active fantasy lineup.

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Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew active today

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 08:43:38 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active Sunday, Sept. 28, for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: MJD and Darren McFadden are expected to have a 50-50 split this week. It's probably best to find other options until this situation reveals a clear front runner.

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Raiders | Oakland RBs likely 50-50 split

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 16:55:05 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden and RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) are likely to receive a 50-50 split of the carries in Week 4, in the opinion of beat writer Vic Tafur.

Fantasy Tip: McFadden ($4,800; 9.6% of your cap) and Jones-Drew ($4,900; 9.8%) cancel each other out a bit as it could be a toss-up as to which one will be valuable enough to start on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Vic Tafur

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew probable

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:34:32 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew was not able to play in Week 3 because of his hand injury but should play this week. Jones-Drew costs $4,900 on FantasyScore, but probably is a risky play since he will be sharing work with Darren McFadden.

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Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew expected to play

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:17:25 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 25, and appears primed to play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London. It was his first full practice since injuring his hand in Week 1. Jones-Drew will likely have a big role, along with RB Darren McFadden, against the Dolphins.

Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew will cost you $4,900 (9.8% of cap) at FantasyScore. It's unclear exactly what the split will be in the backfield between MJD and McFadden, so relying on either running back as more than a flex is a risky proposition.

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Raiders | Jones-Drew limited but may play

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:26:00 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) remains limited in practice, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Jeff Darlington anticipates Jones-Drew will play in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins in London.

Fantasy Tip: MJD would only be a flex-worthy play if he does go. Darren McFadden will remain heavily involved.

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