Oakland Raiders
Position
RB
 
Jersey
21
Name  Maurice Jones-Drew
Born  3/23/1985
Height  5-7
Weight  210
College  UCLA
Cold12/8/2014 10:55:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew didn't touch the ball Sunday and was on the field for just one play.
Insight: The only fantasy relevant player in the Raiders backfield is Latavius Murray. Darren McFadden cannot be counted on for any production and neither can MJD. It's about time.
 
Cold11/21/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed three times for minus one yards.
Insight: He's averaging 1.9 yards per carry. Why does MJD still have a job in the NFL?
 
Cold10/20/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Once again Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew was ignored.
Insight: MJD saw three carries for six yards and no targets. It's time to let go.
 
Cold10/13/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) has been available to run, but hasn't gotten much work.
Insight: Sunday he saw four rushing attempts and ran for 30 yards. At this point he's not startable for fantasy owners.
 
9/28/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) is active for Week 4.
Insight: Neither Jones-Drew or Darren McFadden have proven that they can help a fantasy lineup, but McFadden will be the starter and has a better chance to produced than MJD.
 
9/21/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) practiced Friday but is inactive for Sunday against New England
Insight: Neither Jones-Drew or Darren McFadden have proven that they can help a fantasy lineup, but McFadden without MJD could be an emergency starter.
 
9/19/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) practiced Friday and could make his return after missing last weekend's action.
Insight: Neither Jones-Drew or Darren McFadden have proven that they can help a fantasy lineup.
 
9/14/2014 3:25:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) did not practice this week and as expected is inactive for Sunday.
Insight: Oakland will use Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray. You might also see a little bit more of fullback Marcel Reece.
 
9/11/2014 11:55:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) did not practice on Thursday and CSN Bay area is reporting he will miss Week 2's game against Houston
Insight: Oakland has not released many details on Jones-Drew's injury, but it appears Darren McFadden will get the start on Sunday.
 
9/11/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) did not practice on Thursday.
Insight: Oakland has not released many details on Jones-Drew's injury, but it appears Darren McFadden will get the start on Sunday.
 
8/23/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew broke off a 40-yard touchdown during Friday's preseason game at Green Bay.
Insight: Jones-Drew rushed for 3.4 yards per carry with the Jaguars last season, but he did still have five gains of at least 20 yards and two of 40 or more. With Darren McFadden's health always in question, MJD could turn into an RB2 this season.
 
8/4/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: Raiders OC Greg Olson made it sound as if Maurice Jones-Drew could be the lead back in the battle with Darren McFadden, according to an Oakland Tribune report.
Insight: Assuming they are both healthy, which hasn't been the case for either runner lately, the title of "starter" likely isn't going to be a big deal in this shared situation. Still, you would rather draft the guy on the field first.
 
8/1/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden are competing for the starting job in Oakland, but according to a San Jose Mercury News report and most experts both backs will see plenty of work.
Insight: Assuming they are both healthy, which hasn't been the case for either runner lately, the title of "starter" isn't going to be a big deal is this shared situation.
 
6/3/2014 2:36:00 PM
Description: Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden will compete for the starting job in Oakland, though both backs should see a reliable workload.
Insight: Of course that's until one of the two injury-prone backs goes down with the inevitable injury. The key question, therefore, is which one will get hurt first?
 
3/29/2014 9:17:00 AM
Description: Maurice Jones-Drew has agreed to a three-year contract with Oakland. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The Raiders' backfield tandem of Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden figures to be close to a 50/50 split. That won't help either one's fantasy value heading into 2014.
 
3/28/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is close to a deal with Oakland, according to Scott Blair of Raiders Insider.
Insight: MJD might lose all fantasy value in Oakland if starter Darren McFadden stays healthy. Seriously, Jones-Drew would end up sharing time with McFadden and neither back would have the value they used to when they were the primary back on their team.
 
3/24/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: The Patriots are making a play for free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew. SOURCE: Doug Kyed, NESN
Insight: The Steelers and Jets are also in the running for MJD. The eight-year veteran rushed for 803 yards and five touchdowns last season with Jacksonville. The Pats aren't expected to re-sign LeGarrette Blount so they do have an opening at halfback.
 
3/19/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Free agent halfback Maurice Jones-Drew met with the Steelers on Wednesday. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Jones-Drew would be second-string behind starter Le'Veon Bell so it's not an ideal landing spot. At age 28 and with over 1,800 carries in his career, there's not a lot left in Jones-Drew's tank. Maybe a backup job is the best he can do at this point.
 
12/31/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: According to Sports Illustrated, the Jaguars are unlikely to re-sign running back Maurice Jones-Drew this offseason.
Insight: At this stage in his career, Jones-Drew is probably more trouble than he's worth. The soon-to-be 29-year-old has averaged just 58 rushing yards per game since his high water mark 2011 season (league-leading 1,606 yards on 343 rushes). Fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere next season.
 
12/22/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is active and will play in Week 16 against Tennessee.
Insight: Jones-Drew averaged 12.7 fantasy points per game in his last six games before sitting out Week 15 with a hamstring injury. His absence allowed Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. It's possible that they will split time and we recommend staying away.