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Maurice Jones-Drew | Running Back

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 210
College: UCLA
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Maurice Jones-Drew managed six yards on four carries in Week 11.
He's got nothing left in the tank. Nov 16 - 7:43 PM

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Maurice Jones-Drew lost two yards on his two carries and caught an 11-yard pass in the Raiders' Week 9 loss to the Seahawks.

Why the Raiders give Jones-Drew breather back carries over Latavius Murray is one of the great mysteries of football today. It was a nice run for MJD, but it's not happening anymore.
Nov 2 - 8:00 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew was held to eight yards on six carries and had a six-yard catch in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to the Browns.

As promised, the Raiders increased Jones-Drew's workload this week. As expected, it didn't work at all. Clearly on his last legs, Jones-Drew doesn't deserve to be getting any touches in the Oakland backfield over Darren McFadden, much less Latavius Murray. MJD shouldn't be owned, even in 20-team fantasy leagues. On the season, Jones-Drew has 56 yards on 24 carries (2.33 YPC). He's done.
Oct 26 - 7:45 PM

Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano believes the team needs to get Maurice Jones-Drew more carries.

We'd argue just the opposite, as a washed-up MJD has averaged a pathetic 2.66 yards on his 18 carries this season. Granted, that's an extremely small sample size, but there's simply no juice left in Jones-Drew's legs. Darren McFadden is the Raiders' best back, while Latavius Murray and FB Marcel Reece are both more deserving of bigger workloads than MJD. It's a mystery why the noncompetitive Raiders have mothballed Murray, their only young runner.
Oct 23 - 6:29 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew managed six yards on three carries in the Raiders' Week 7 loss to the Cardinals.

MJD was not targeted and saw the three touches compared to Darren McFadden's 18. If DMC were to get injured, we'd prefer to take a fantasy flier on Latavius Murray rather than Jones-Drew, who is 100-percent washed up.
Oct 19 - 8:18 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 30 yards on four carries and caught a ten-yard pass in the Raiders' Week 6 loss to San Diego.

He mixed in for five touches behind Darren McFadden, who had 16. Latavius Murray had zero. Jones-Drew appears to be just a "breather back" in the Raiders' offense. He offers little to no value in re-draft leagues.
Oct 12 - 8:10 PM

Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano wants Maurice Jones-Drew to take on a bigger offensive role.

"I’d like Maurice to take a little bit greater role, maybe get some snaps off of Darren (McFadden)," Sparano said. Jones-Drew has already missed two games with a hand injury, and only managed three yards on four touches against Miami before the Raiders bye. If Oakland wants someone to take snaps off McFadden, they would be better served looking to second-year back Latavius Murray.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 11 - 12:24 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew rushed twice for one yard in Oakland's Week 4 loss to the Dolphins, adding two catches for two yards.

Scintillating. Making $1.2 million this season, MJD now has 15 touches for 26 yards. Darren McFadden should be considered the Raiders' clear lead back until further notice, but we suppose MJD could again make things "interesting" after the Raiders' Week 5 bye. MJD is off the radar in 12-team fantasy leagues.
Sep 28 - 6:01 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is active for Week 4 against the Dolphins.

He'll be a part of a middling committee with Darren McFadden, one DMC is likely to lead after MJD missed Weeks 2-3. You're in big trouble if you're counting on Jones-Drew in a bye-week crunch. Inactive for the Raiders are WR Denarius Moore, QB Matt Schaub, LB Nick Roach, LB Sio Moore, OG Tony Bergstrom, OT Matt McCants and WR Rod Streater. Streater (foot surgery) may not return this season.
Sep 28 - 11:40 AM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is practicing in full for Week 4.

Even cloak-and-dagger coach Dennis Allen admits MJD is ready to play. Destined for a timeshare with Darren McFadden, Jones-Drew will be a low-end RB4 across the pond.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 25 - 2:37 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) says he's "definitely" ready to play Week 4 against the Dolphins.

"It's not up to me but I feel like I'll be able to play," Jones-Drew added. Darren McFadden has managed 96 yards and one touchdown on 30 carries in MJD's absence, while Latavius Murray has played just 23 snaps. Jones-Drew and DMC will split the backfield reps, with Murray heading back to special teams.
Sep 24 - 10:37 AM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is inactive for Week 3 against the Patriots.

Jones-Drew returned to practice this week, but will miss his second straight game. Darren McFadden will get the majority of carries again this week, with Latavius Murray in a change-of-pace role. The rest of the Raiders in actives are Matt Schaub, CB Chimdi Chekwa, LB Sio Moore, LB Nick Roach, RG Tony Bergstrom, and OT Matt McCants.
Sep 21 - 11:33 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders "don't expect to have" Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) available for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Patriots.

It'll be the Darren McFadden show once again in the Oakland backfield. Latavius Murray will be the change-of-pace, with Marcel Reece also getting a couple carries. MJD practiced Thursday and Friday and is listed as questionable. He already has nothing left in the tank, so if Jones-Drew isn't 100 percent healthy he doesn't do the team any good. McFadden is a RB3 this week.
Sep 21 - 8:33 AM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Jones-Drew is on track to play after returning to practice Thursday. His status will be available early on Sunday with the Raiders taking on New England for a 1PM ET game. If Jones-Drew is active, he'll be part of a committee with Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray.
Sep 19 - 4:41 PM

Maurice Jones-Drew (hand surgery) returned to Raiders practice Thursday.

He was officially limited. MJD sat out Wednesday's session, but is now on track to return against the Patriots. If MJD does suit up, it will likely be as part of a three-man committee with Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray. He's not on the RB3 radar.
Sep 18 - 3:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt Schaub
3Matt McGloin
RB1Darren McFadden
2Maurice Jones-Drew
3Latavius Murray
GLB1Darren McFadden
2Maurice Jones-Drew
3RB1Darren McFadden
2Maurice Jones-Drew
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Brice Butler
3Denarius Moore
WR21Andre Holmes
2Vincent Brown
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Rod Streater
WR31Vincent Brown
TE1Mychal Rivera
2David Ausberry
3Brian Leonhardt
K1Sebastian Janikowski