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21 Maurice Jones-Drew RB
Height/Weight: 5-7/210 | Birthdate: 3/23/1985 | Birthplace: Oakland, CA, USA | Team: Oakland | College: UCLA | NFL Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 22/6 | Average Draft Position: 85.63
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Raiders happy with Latavius Murray as primary ballcarrier


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Asked Monday about Latavius Murray's status as the Raiders' primary ballcarrier, coach Tony Sparano said, "I've had no thought of changing that," reports CSNCalifornia.com.

Murray ran 12 times for 59 yards in the loss to the Chiefs after carrying 23 times for 76 yards Week 14 against San Francisco. Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew combined for four carries Sunday.

Oakland hosts the Bills in Week 16.


Marcel Reece leads Raiders backfield Week 13


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Fullback Marcel Reece was the most productive member of the Raiders' backfield Week 13 at St. Louis. Reece ran four times for 12 yards and caught six of eight targets for 48 yards.

Running back Darren McFadden carried 11 times for 27 yards and caught both his targets for 18 yards. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed five times for 21 yards and secured three of four targets for 23 yards.

Oakland played without impressive second-year back Latavius Murray, who's recovering from a concussion. The Raiders face the 49ers in Week 14.


Raiders carries will be determined by 'flow' of the game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) The Raiders will distribute their carries based on the "flow" of the game on Sunday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Latavius Murray has been ruled out due to a concussion, leaving Marcel Reece, Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden in the backfield. Head coach Tony Sparano confirmed that carries would depend on both "flow" and the game situation. It's unclear which player will get the start. 


Bigger role predicted for Raiders RB Latavius Murray


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Latavius Murray led Raiders running backs in snaps last week at San Diego, and he's expected to at least split time with Darren McFadden on Thursday against the Chiefs, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Murray got more work than normal in practice this week, according to Kaplan.

Murray ran four times for 43 yards and caught three passes for 16 yards against the Chargers. He played 27 snaps, while McFadden played 22 and Maurice Jones-Drew played 10.


Raiders' Marcel Reece, Maurice Jones-Drew do little Week 9


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Raiders backup running backs Marcel Reece and Maurice Jones-Drew did little Week 9 against the Seahawks.

Reece carried the ball just one time, picking up 10 yards. Reece also caught one pass for 12 yards. Jones-Drew had two carries, but finished with -2 yards. Jones-Drew did manage to catch one pass for 11 yards. 

Both players will look for more Week 10 against the Broncos. 


Several Raiders pitch in to offensive effort in Week 8


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Several Raiders receivers made a minor mark for their team in a Week 8 loss to the Browns. Included were wideout Kenbrell Thompkins, who caught four passes for 34 yards and added a 7-yard run, and fullback Marcel Reece, who snaagged five for 34 yards.

Also chipping in were running back Maurice Jones-Drew with six carries for eight yards and one catch for six yards, wide receiver Denarius Moore with one catch for five yards and wideout Brice Butler with one reception for nine yards.


Raiders looking to get Maurice Jones-Drew more snaps


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) The Raiders are looking to get running back Maurice Jones-Drew more snaps, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Coach Tony Sparano said the club needs to start involving Jones-Drew more. Jones-Drew had hand surgery earlier this season, but Sparano said he's "as healthy now as he's been." Jones-Drew received just three carries Week 7. 


Raiders' Maurice Jones-Drew limited Week 7


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew was limited to just three carries Week 7.

Jones-Drew again took a backseat to Darren McFadden as the team's primary runner. Jones-Drew gained just 6 yards. He was not a factor in the passing game. Jones-Drew will look for more Week 8 against the Browns. 


Does Darren McFadden matter again?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/14/2014) Darren McFadden's performance Week 6 against San Diego was notable. Not only did he again stave off Maurice Jones-Drew, who played only 25 percent of the snaps in his second game back from minor hand surgery and carried only four times, but McFadden also ran for a season-high 80 yards against a defense that ranks ninth against the run.

McFadden hasn't exactly been a workhorse for the Raiders, but for the season he's averaging 3.9 yards per carry. He has been good enough to keep getting chances.

So does he deserve a second chance (or third or fourth) in Fantasy? That might be going a bit far. Given McFadden's injury history, the Raiders may never trust him to carry a full load and may gradually increase Jones-Drew's carries as he works his way back into form. Also, a big reason McFadden didn't get more carries in Jones-Drew's absence is because the 0-5 Raiders were so often playing from behind. That doesn't figure to change.

McFadden deserves to be owned in Fantasy because the opportunity is there for him to exceed expectations, but as things stand now, you probably shouldn't start him except as a bye-week replacement.


Raiders' Maurice Jones-Drew racks up 40 yards of total offense


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew showed a bit of life in a limited effort Sunday at home against the Chargers in Week 6.

Darren McFadden got the start over Jones-Drew on Sunday and looked impressive. However, Jones-Drew surged with runs of 9 and 7 yards to go along with a 10-yard reception on the final drive of the first half. He only had one handoff after halftime. Jones-Drew rushed for 30 yards on four carries, averaging 7.5 yards per attempt. He caught his lone target for 10 yards.

Jones-Drew will look for a bigger workload in Week 7 at home against Arizona.


Can anything be salvaged in Raiders' backfield?


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) The Raiders backfield duo of Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew has produced just 27 Fantasy points over four games, falling well short of even our most pessimistic expectations so far. Is there any upside moving forward?

McFadden has taken the lead with Jones-Drew slowed by injury, but has done little to inspire confidence, rushing for just 3.4 yards per carry on 45 attempts. With a full bye week to recover, there is reason to think Jones-Drew will take on a heavier load in Week 6 against the Chargers, but you will probably want to steer clear of both this week.

The Chargers are allowing 15.8 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, the 13th-lowest total in the league. However, they have allowed just 18 points total to the last two backfields they faced, with both the Jaguars and Jets featuring similarly underwhelming options in the running game.

Both McFadden and Jones-Drew have been productive players in the past, but it is hard to see them turning back the lock this Sunday. Consider neither player more than a flex option. 


Maurice Jones-Drew eased back into action over the pond


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew did not get the start and eased back into action in Week 4 against the Dolphins in London. Jones-Drew, who made his first appearance back from a minor hand surgery, was limited to just one carry for a gain of 1 yard in the first half. He caught all two of the passes thrown his way for 2 yards in a 38-14 defeat.

The Raiders have a bye week before hosting the Chargers in Week 6. Jones-Drew could be healthy enough to receive the starting nod by then.


Maurice Jones-Drew good to go in London


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) As expected, Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew was cleared and ruled active for Week 4 against the Dolphins in London. A hand procedure kept Jones-Drew out of the last two games. He fully participated in Friday practice and was listed as probable leading up to the game.

Return of Maurice Jones-Drew not exactly good news


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The Raiders have been waiting for the return of Maurice Jones-Drew, and that is expected to happen in Week 4 against the Dolphins. Fantasy owners, however, should not be so excited about his return.

Darren McFadden has been ineffective in Jones-Drew's absence, but is not likely to be relegated to the bench just because Jones-Drew is back. In fact, the two players split time nearly evenly in Week 1, with Jones-Drew playing 28 offensive snaps, to McFadden's 24.

The Dolphins have allowed 23.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season, though 43 of the 72 points allowed came in last week's game against the Chiefs. On the surface, this seems like a fine matchup, but the Raiders' offense is unlikely to replicate the success the Chiefs' success. With Jones-Drew and McFadden likely to split time, neither makes much sense as much more than a bye-week replacement for Week 4. 


Maurice Jones-Drew set to play Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is ready to roll for the Sunday game against Miami in London. He fully participated in Friday practice and is listed as probable after having missed the last two games with a hand injury.

Jones-Drew will likely share the workload with Darren McFadden, according to CSNBayArea.com.


Maurice Jones-Drew remains on track to return Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) practiced in full Thursday for the first time since Week 1. Jones-Drew, who has missed the last two games, is expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins, barring any setbacks, according to ESPN.

Maurice Jones-Drew says he's ready to play again


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who has missed the last two games due to a hand injury, told NFL Network Wednesday he is ready to return Week 4 against the Dolphins. 

"Yeah, definitely," Jones-Drew said on NFL AM. "It's not up to me, but I feel like I'll be able to play."

Darren McFadden has started the last two games in Jones-Drew's absence.

"Just trying to get on the field and help my man (McFadden) out," Jones-Drew said. "I feel we both do better if we both out there. So obviously he's been taking the brunt of the carries and the brunt of the reps, so I want to get out there and try and give him a blow here and there and let him get his legs back underneath him so he can run."


Maurice Jones-Drew a no-go


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is inactive for Week 3 at New England, the second straight game he has missed with a hand injury. Jones-Drew was limited in practice by the injury and listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

Darren McFadden figures to get the majority of the workload in his absence.


Maurice Jones-Drew not expected to play for Oakland


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is expected to miss a second straight game following a procedure on his hand, NFL Network reported Sunday morning. The Raiders play at the Patriots. Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will once again pick up the slack in his absence. 

The Raiders list nine players on final injury report


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Raiders have nine players listed on the injury report for Week 3. Linebacker Sio Moore, who's nursing an ankle injury, was the only player ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Deemed questionable are cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (knee). running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand), tackle Matt McCants (knee), linebacker Nick Roach (concussion), cornerback Carlos Rogers (knee), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (back) and wide receiver Rod Streater (hip).

Justin Tuck, who is dealing with an illness, was the only player ruled probable for Sunday.


Maurice Jones-Drew limited in practice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew was limited in practice Thursday.

Jones-Drew is dealing with a hand injury. He missed Week 2 due to the issue. Jones-Drew's status will be determined based on how much he is able to practice Friday. 


Maurice Jones-Drew back at practice Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew was back on the practice field Thursday after sitting out Wednesday because of a hand injury that kept him out Week 2. The Raiders are preparing to play the Patriots Week 3.

Maurice Jones-Drew unable to go Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew was unable to go in practice Wednesday.

Jones-Drew is still dealing with a hand issue. He had to sit out Week 2 due to the issue. Jones-Drew's status will be determined based on whether he can get back on the field this week. 


Maurice Jones-Drew among notable week 2 inactives for Raiders


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Raiders ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Texans: quarterback Matt McGloin, running back Maurice Jones-Drew, safety Jonathan Dowling, linebacker Nick Roach, guard Tony Bergstrom, tackle Matt McCants and defensive end Shelby Harris.

Maurice Jones-Drew questionable Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is officially questionable entering Week 2.

Jones-Drew is dealing with a hand injury. He had a "minor procedure" earlier in the week, and it's unclear if he'll go against the Texans.