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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:37:25 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Tip: This is a good sign as he did not practice the day before. Still, he's a flex start at best this week.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:01:42 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 17.
Fantasy Tip: MJD isn't optimistic about returning to face the New England Patriots in Week 3, and you shouldn't be either. Avoid him. Darren McFadden ($4,800) is a weak flex play, even against a suspect Pats run D. Oakland could fall behind quickly in this contest and be forced to air it out.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:27:18 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) has been declared inactive for Week 2.
Fantasy Tip: Darren McFadden likely will start and receive most of the work at running back. He should be considered a flex option for most owners.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:06:43 -0700
The Oakland Raiders have declared OG Tony Bergstrom, S Jonathan Dowling, DE Shelby Harris, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OT Matt McCants, QB Matt McGloin, LB Nick Roach inactive for Week 2.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:24:41 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is questionable for Week 2.
Fantasy Tip: It is possible that Jones-Drew could play, but he could be limited and is not worth the $4,900 (9.80% of cap) cost at FantasyScore. If Jones-Drew does not play, look for Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray to get more work, but neither should be considered in FantasyScore.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:29:31 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) remains questionable for the Week 2 game against the Houston Texans, according to head coach Dennis Allen.
Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew could play, but he almost certainly isn't worth spending $4,900 (9.8% of cap) at FantasyScore on. Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will receive a boost in value if MJD doesn't play, but they're both risky options, as well.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:32:38 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is expected to miss the Week 2 game, according to multiple sources. Jones-Drew had a small bandage covering a surgical site below his index finger, and his hand was swollen Thursday, Sept. 11. He said he didn't break his hand, however, multiple sources have reported that he did break his hand. He's not expected to miss a lot of time.
Fantasy Tip: Darren McFadden ($3,700; 7.4% of your cap) becomes a great bargain on FantasyScore against the Houston Texans this weekend. Latavius Murray should see some action as well, at the same fantasy price tag.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:10:35 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 11, after undergoing surgery on his right hand.
Fantasy Tip: If Jones-Drew doesn't play this week, Darren McFadden could be a value at $3,700 on FantasyScore.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:11:24 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is not expected to miss much time, if any, after undergoing a procedure on his broken right hand, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew could sit out this week to allow his hand to heal, but his status for Week 2 is uncertain at this point. Jones-Drew costs $4,900 at FantasyScore, which may be risky since he could be limited if he is able to play. Darren McFadden could be a solid option at $3,700 if he gets the start.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:04:43 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden will get the start in Week 2 against the Houston Texans if RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is unable to play.
Fantasy Tip: If Run DMC gets the start, he could be a solid mid-level FantasyScore play heading into Week 2. Latavius Murray and Marcel Reece also could be bargain bin grabs, as they would see increased touches as well.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:10:34 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Fantasy Tip: This issue should not keep Jones-Drew out of the lineup in Week 2. With a FantasyScore price of $4,900 (9.80% of cap), Jones-Drew comes at a reasonable price for players.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:50:16 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) has been dealing with a hand injury, and CBS Sports sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson said the running back might have been lifted as a precaution from the preseason game Friday, Aug. 22, against the Green Bay.
Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew looked good before leaving, posting a 40-yard touchdown scamper. He is a solid RB2 or flex fantasy play in all fantasy formats.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:04:47 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden has performed well during training camp and shown some explosiveness during his runs, according to head coach Dennis Allen. "I think Darren is probably running the ball as well as I've seen him run it since I've been here. I think he's probably more explosive than I've seen him since I've been here. I think part of that is that he's remained healthy throughout the offseason, throughout training camp. There haven't been any kind of nicks or nagging little deals that have slowed him down. So, hopefully that trend will continue because I've seen a lot of positives in what he's done in the running game," Allen said.
Fantasy Tip: McFadden is competing with Maurice Jones-Drew for the starting running back job but both should receive carries this season. Owners should consider McFadden as a weekly flex option, because he will not be the main option in the running game for the Raiders.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:17:34 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew started the preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings Friday, Aug. 8, and he carried twice for 10 yards while also hauling in two passes for 14 yards. RB Darren McFadden had just one tote for 23 yards and he did not have any receptions.
Fantasy Tip: Pocket Hercules was listed as the starter on the team's initial depth chart of the preseason, but the battle will continue on as training camp and the preseason goes on. Right now, Jones-Drew is the more attractive fantasy selection on draft day, and Run DMC is too injury-prone anyway.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:17:16 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew is motivated by the competition he has with fellow RB Darren McFadden. Jones-Drew said he has to continue to push himself and strive for greatness in order to stay ahead of McFadden.
Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew is listed ahead of McFadden on the team's depth chart, but there will likely still be a backfield committee of sorts in Oakland. If either one gets injured for an extended period of time, the other attains low-end RB2 potential.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:54:38 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was listed ahead of Darren McFadden on the depth chart Monday, Aug. 4.
Fantasy Tip: Neither back is going to shoulder the load alone unless the other is injured, but for now, Jones-Drew seems to have the edge on McFadden. Both backs are worth drafting with Jones-Drew making a decent RB3 option if he remains the top back.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:30:28 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew is not listed as a punt or kick returner on the team's first depth chart even though he worked as a returner earlier in training camp.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:54:05 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was among the players that worked as punt returners during practice Friday, July 25.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:05:33 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden and RB Maurice Jones-Drew could struggle while splitting carries this season, according to ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez. Gutierrez noted that both backs have traditionally performed better later in games, and splitting carries could prevent both backs from finding a rhythm.
Fantasy Tip: It will be interesting to see how the carries will ultimately be divided between McFadden and Jones-Drew, and it could end up being the unfortunate situation where the lead-back role changes hands on a weekly basis. Both players are backup options at the RB spot for fantasy purposes.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:56:12 -0700
Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn said the team plans to run the ball often in 2014. "We're gonna run the ball, run the ball, then run it again, until the defense stops us," Penn said.
Fantasy Tip: Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew should have ample opportunities to run the ball. However, they're going to need an effective passing game to keep eight defenders out of the box limiting their daylight. The winner of the lion's share of carries should be an RB3 with the second back and Latavius Murray as flex options.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:29:00 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) considered retiring after the 2013 season. "For awhile, I was contemplating retirement because I just didn't feel like I had it anymore," Jones-Drew said earlier this month. "But that wasn't the case. My trainer helped me get back in shape and gain that foundation that I'd lost with the surgery."
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:53:09 -0700
Oakland Raiders RBs Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew are expected to compete for the starting running back job during training camp. The loser of the competition is still expected to receive plenty of carries during the season, because the team wants to keep both players healthy and fresh.
Fantasy Tip: Both players have dealt with injuries in the past, but they should be healthy for training camp. The winner of the competition probably should be considered a No. 3 fantasy running back in most leagues. The loser of the competition likely will still see a good amount of carries in 2014 and could be a handcuff or a later-round running back for owners.
Tue, 27 May 2014 13:06:56 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said he is considering using RB Maurice Jones-Drew to return punts.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:00:25 -0700
If healthy, Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to be the team's starting tailback with RB Maurice Jones-Drew as his backup.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:20:39 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew said the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of the finalists to sign him, but he decided to sign with the Raiders.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:20:11 -0700
Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew said the New England Patriots were one of the finalists to sign him, but he decided to sign with the Raiders.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:46:50 -0700
The contract signed by Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew calls for base salaries of $1.2 million (2014), $2.4 million (2015), and $2.4 million (2016). The rest of the $7.5 million contract is made up of a $1.2 million 2014 roster bonus, and annual $100,000 workout bonuses.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:36:15 -0700
The Oakland Raiders agreed with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) on a three-year deal. He's set to take a physical Friday, March 28, and sign the deal later in the day.
Fantasy Tip: Jones-Drew will have to split carries with Darren McFadden, which could keep them both healthy. They also could cancel each other out in fantasy. Jones-Drew has the consistency, but McFadden could have the burst. Monitor this timeshare in camp, but we see both as weak RB3s right now.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:33:54 -0700
The Oakland Raiders are close to a contract agreement with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars).
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:46:47 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan said he hopes the team will be able to re-sign free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:31:09 -0700
The Oakland Raiders are visiting with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28, according to a source.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:58:39 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers remain interested in free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) but are not interested in his asking price of $3.5 million a season.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:01:07 -0700
Free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) is willing to wait out the market to get the $3 million he is looking for in free agency. Jones-Drew is expected to meet with several teams this week at the NFL owners meetings.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:53:38 -0700
The New England Patriots denied that they are pursuing free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars). Jones-Drew is in no hurry to sign with no teams willing to meet his asking price of $3 million per season.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:13:47 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Miami Dolphins have not talked to free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) about a visit or his desire to play in Miami, much less a contract.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:55:06 -0700
The Miami Dolphins are interested in free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) and are expected to meet with him this week.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:51:31 -0700
The New England Patriots are interested in free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) and are expected to meet with him this week.
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:11:24 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the team's meeting with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) went well and did not rule out the possibility of the team signing him during free agency.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:14:33 -0700
Free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) is looking for $3.5 million per season in his next contract.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:57:18 -0700
A source said free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) was in good physical condition when he began his free-agent visits this week.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:59:53 -0700
Free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars), who met with the Pittsburgh Steelers Wednesday, March 19, will stay and visit the team's facility again Thursday, March 20.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:17:09 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals are not interested in free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) at this point.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:04:48 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to meet with free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) Wednesday, March 19.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:01:45 -0700
The New York Jets have expressed interest in free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars).
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 06:07:27 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis posted a photo of him and free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars) that said the two were discussing the future.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:54:01 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan supported the decision of general manager Dave Caldwell to announced the team would let RB Maurice Jones-Drew hit the free agent market March 11. Khan said Friday, Jan. 31, that he is hopeful a new contract agreement can be reached. "He's a great guy and we're the only team he's played for," Khan said. "But it takes two to tango. Personally, I would love to see him back but it has to make sense for him. Dave has been on the record with what we want to do and that's absolutely true."
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 07:06:39 -0800
The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't had any negotiations with impending free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:49:48 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew has accepted the fact that he could be moving on in free agency this offseason. "For me, that's where I started at. I always want to finish there," Jones-Drew said. "I don't know if they feel the same way I do. We'll see; there's no hard feelings. I enjoyed my career there up to this point. If I'm able to finish, that'd be awesome. If not, there will be another opportunity somewhere else and be able to get somewhere to play and enjoy that experience there."
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:21:54 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew reportedly is seeking a long-term deal and isn't comfortable settling for a two-year, incentive-laden contract.
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 09:29:15 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew thinks he's still a featured back as he prepares to test the free-agent market this spring. The Jaguars are willing to match any offer another team gives him, but they'd likely have him back in a role in which he's sharing carries more than he ever has in the past. Jones-Drew's 3.4 yards per carry was the worst of his career in 2013. "There are some guys that don't need the offseason. They can just go out there and play ball," Jones-Drew said. "For me, the offseason is critical. I have to be able to train my body to be able to take the pounding that it takes each week, to be able to recover. I've been taking a lot of shots at my legs the last couple of years. I want to be able to get them back in shape and get ready to roll."