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James Jones | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
College: San Jose State
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Raiders released WR James Jones.
Jones became redundant when the Raiders signed Michael Crabtree, a younger player with similar skills. Jones became expendable when the Raiders drafted Amari Cooper. 31 years old, Jones led Oakland in receptions (73) last season, but averaged a pathetic 9.12 yards per catch. He was a sub-pedestrian slot receiver and has never been an efficient separator on the perimeter. We wouldn't be completely shocked if Jones has played his last NFL down. May 4 - 1:42 AM

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James Jones caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss at Denver.

Jones followed the money to Oakland, who signed him to a $10M contract to be their No. 1 wideout last offseason. He predictably faltered under the weight of an inept organization, finishing with 73 catches for 666 yards and six touchdowns while playing in all 16 games. Jones will be back for the second year of his three-year deal, but there's little upside in a 31-year-old (in March) wideout playing in this offense.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:44:00 PM

James Jones caught one pass for a three-yard touchdown in the Raiders' Week 16 win over the Bills.

He was targeted five times, but only reeled in the one for the Raiders' first score of the game. Jones was left wide open in the back of the end zone. Jones hasn't eclipsed 57 yards receiving in eight weeks, but has now scored six times. He and Mychal Rivera are favorites of Derek Carr in the red zone. The Raiders travel to Denver to wrap up the season in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:22:00 PM

James Jones caught 8-of-11 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown Week 15 against the Chiefs.

The touchdown was the garbagiest of all garbage-time touchdowns, but it counts just the same. Jones struggled with drops in the game and lacks the athletic ability to make the after-the-catch plays the Raiders are asking him to make. He is a low-upside WR4 in an anemic offense.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:47:00 PM

James Jones secured 2-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Raiders' Week 14 win over the 49ers.

Jones has been a low-upside WR4 in PPR leagues all season, and has no value in non-PPR leagues. He's safe to drop during the fantasy football stretch run.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:05:00 PM

James Jones secured 6-of-8 targets for 33 yards in the Raiders' Week 13 loss to the Rams.

Marcel Reece led Oakland in receiving in this game with six grabs for 48 yards. Jones has the "highest floor" among Raiders wide receivers, but that doesn't necessarily mean he has a high floor. He's a WR4 in PPR leagues.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:20:00 PM

James Jones caught 5-of-6 targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Oakland's Week 12 win over the Chiefs.

For once, Jones' touchdown didn't come in garbage time. The 30-year-old veteran ran a beautiful route to get open for his nine-yard score with 1:42 remaining. It ended up holding up as the game winner. Jones still has plenty of juice left in his legs, but he's going to keep struggling for consistency in the Raiders' bogged-down passing attack. He's a WR4 who will hurt you when he doesn't find the end zone.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:23:00 AM

James Jones secured 2-of-5 targets for 35 yards in the Raiders' Week 11 loss to San Diego.

Oakland's slot receiver, Jones is a possession target who isn't going to deliver as a fantasy start when he isn't getting heavy volume. Jones didn't get heavy volume against the Chargers, and therefore didn't production. Jones will continue to be a fantasy WR4 when Oakland faces Kansas City in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 08:31:00 PM

James Jones secured 8-of-12 targets for 20 yards in the Raiders' Week 10 loss to the Broncos.

As noted by Pro Football Focus' Mike Clay, Jones set the NFL wide receiver record for fewest yards on eight receptions in a game. Jones helped PPR owners in this one, but hasn't been more than a WR4 in fantasy leagues all year. He'll remain a WR4 when the Raiders take on the Chargers in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:26:00 PM

James Jones caught 3-of-5 targets for 18 yards in the Raiders' Week 9 loss to the Seahawks.

The 30-year-old possession receiver predictably did very little against Seattle's smothering perimeter coverage. Although Jones usually sees more targets than this, he's settled in as a low-ceiling WR4 in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 08:14:00 PM

James Jones secured 6-of-11 targets for 62 yards in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to the Browns.

Matched up often with Browns LCB Joe Haden -- who had his best game of the year -- Jones could get very little going outside the numbers, making most of his catches close to the line of scrimmage. Although Jones has turned in some productive games this season, they're always hard to predict. He's a WR4/5 entering a Week 9 date with the Seahawks.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 07:54:00 PM

James Jones secured 4-of-8 targets for 35 yards in the Raiders' Week 7 loss to the Cardinals.

Matched up frequently with Patrick Peterson, Jones was limited to short receptions beyond an 18-yarder over the middle. The 30-year-old continues to start opposite Andre Holmes. Jones is typically a low-upside WR3 option. He won't be a recommended start against Joe Haden's Browns in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:47:00 PM

James Jones caught 5-of-7 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 6 loss to the Chargers.

Playing quite efficiently in recent weeks, Jones is working in the possession receiver role for Oakland, while Andre Holmes plays the deep threat or "X" position. With Derek Carr showing signs of improvement, there is hope for Jones returning top-30 receiver value yet. He'll still be more of a WR4 when the Raiders take on the Cardinals next, but with some bye-week-crunch appeal.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:14:00 PM

James Jones caught 6-of-6 targets for 83 yards in the Raiders' Week 4 loss to the Dolphins.

Four of Jones' catches came after the Raiders fell behind 24-7 in a hopeless game. His fantasy value remains wholly contingent on the Raiders taking advantage of soft coverage after opponents build big leads. With 25 percent of the season now in the books, Jones is on pace for 84/1,088/8, but we have a hard time seeing him coming anywhere close to those first two numbers. He's a desperation WR4 for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:06:00 PM

James Jones caught three passes for 43 yards against the Patriots.

Jones led Oakland in receiving, but saw fewer targets than Andre Holmes and Marcel Reece. As the only every-down receiver in the Raiders' offense, he'll continue to have WR3 value. Jones has 189 yards and a touchdown through three weeks.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:14:00 PM

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