James Jones WR OAK 6 Days2 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 10 Days
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 24 Days
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 1 Month
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 1 Month4 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 2 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 2 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.
James Jones WR OAK 2 Months
Jones caught three passes (five targets) for 43 yards in Sunday's 16-9 loss at New England.
While Jones posted modest totals, he actually led Oakland in receiving yardage. Rod Streater suffered a fractured foot in the loss, so Jones should see a bump in targets.
James Jones WR OAK 2 Months6 Comments
Jones grabbed nine passes (14 targets) for 112 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 30-14 loss to Houston.
For the second straight week, Jones caught a touchdown in the final two minutes. Unlike Week 1, however, Jones was a big part of the offense throughout, easily leading Oakland in all receiving categories. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr doesn't seem shy about throwing jump balls to Jones, so he might put up some sneaky numbers this year.
James Jones WR OAK 3 Months
Jones had three catches on three targets for 34 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Jets.
Jones was having a fairly quiet day until he caught a 30-yard touchdown with 1:21 left in the fourth quarter to pull the Raiders within five. Rod Streater was clearly the wideout of choice Sunday, as he caught five passes on seven targets for 46 yards and a touchdown. Jones has always been a fantasy player heavily dependent on touchdowns to produce much value, and it appears his time in Oakland will be no different.