James Jones WR OAK 9 Days
Jones caught 73 passes on 111 targets for 666 yards and six touchdowns in 2014.
Not only did Jones lead the team in targets and receptions (and establish career-best marks in both), he also led all Raiders position players in touchdowns and finished second in yards in his first year with the club. The 30-year-old provided a much-needed veteran presence on the outside for rookie quarterback Derek Carr, and while GM Reggie McKenzie figures to add a young wideout in the draft, Jones will likely open 2015 as Carr's top option.
James Jones WR OAK 1 Month
Jones caught one pass on five targets for three yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Bills.
Jones had hauled in 21-of-27 targets in his previous four games but managed just one catch on five targets Sunday, as he finished sixth on the team in receiving yards. However, with another touchdown, Jones has now scored in three of his last five games, giving him a team-high six touchdowns for the season. He'll look to end the 2014 campaign on a high note against a Denver team that held him to just 20 yards on eight catches in their last meeting.
James Jones WR OAK 2 Months
Jones caught two passes on two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-13 win over the 49ers.
Oakland wideouts combined for just 69 yards Sunday, as tight end Mychal Rivera and fullback Marcel Reece combined to see half of the targets from quarterback Derek Carr (28 pass attempts). Jones is now averaging a mere 6.4 yards per target this season and has scored once in his last eight games. He'll continue to make for a low-floor, low-ceiling option over the remainder of the season.
James Jones WR OAK 2 Months2 Comments
Jones caught 5-of-6 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 24-20 win over the Chiefs.
Jones had an efficient game for the first time since Week 6, which also marks the last time he reached the end zone. His night was highlighted by a game-winning, nine-yard touchdown inside of the two-minute warning, though each of his five catches was crucial. The other four all converted third downs, as Jones was Derek Carr's go-to guy in big spots. Fellow wideout Andre Holmes still finished with a team-high 10 targets, and Jones remains a shaky proposition in the woeful Oakland offense.
James Jones WR OAK 2 Months
Jones caught two passes on five targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Chargers.
Jones did have a 28-yard catch, his longest since Week 4, but managed just seven yards on his other four targets. It comes a week after Jones averaged a laughable 1.6 yards per target (20 yards on 12 looks) against Denver. He's probably still worth a final bench spot in PPR formats, but it'll be hard to justify starting him given the struggles of the entire Raiders offense.
James Jones WR OAK 3 Months
Jones had three receptions on four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 30-24 loss at Seattle.
Jones wasn't much of a factor, as Derek Carr spread things around, completing at least one pass to nine different players. He normally sees a lot targets, although he's posted just one 100-yard game this season, and that came back in Week 2. Next up for Jones is Denver at home.
James Jones WR OAK 3 Months
Jones caught six passes on 11 targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Browns.
While Jones saw a team-high 11 looks, he finished third on the team in receiving yards, behind both Mychal Rivera (83) and Andre Holmes (69). The 30-year-old has just one touchdown in his last five games, and although he should continue to see a good number of targets moving forward, his upside in the Raiders' offense will likely remain limited.
James Jones WR OAK 3 Months4 Comments
Jones had four receptions on eight targets for 35 yards in Sunday's loss to Arizona.
The Cardinals had been struggling to stop the pass before Sunday's game, but they shut down Derek Carr, as the rookie completed just 16-of-28 passes for 173 yards. Despite the disappointing performance from Jones, he still led all Raiders' wideouts in receptions and targets. Next week at Cleveland, Jones is likely to see a lot of Joe Hayden, although the veteran cornerback hasn't been as strong this season.
James Jones WR OAK 4 Months1 Comment
Jones had five catches on seven targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Chargers.
Although he was outdone by teammate Andre Holmes, Jones turned in a fine performance Sunday, catching one of quarterback Derek Carr's four touchdown passes. Jones has now scored in three of the Raiders' five games this season and is averaging seven targets per contest. Holmes seems to be emerging as Carr's favorite option -- he has been targeted 20 times in the last two games -- but Jones should be able to maintain his relatively high floor in fantasy, with the Raiders having to put in the air a lot to keep up.
James Jones WR OAK 4 Months
Jones had six catches on six targets for 83 yards Sunday against the Dolphins.
Jones started off the season well, but has failed to score since his nine-catch, 112-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 2 against the Texans. He is clearly the No. 1 option in Oakland, though there are now questions at quarterback after Derek Carr suffered a high ankle sprain and a sprained MCL Sunday, leaving backup Matt McGloin under center. The Raiders are off in Week 5, but if Carr cannot recover in time (which is the likely scenario), McGloin or Matt Schaub will be throwing passes to James.