2014 Fantasy Football: Week 8 Start/Sit

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) I’m pinch-hitting for Brett this week, and taking you through my Start/Sit suggestions for week 8. This is a seamless fit for me, since this very topic is the premise of The Football Fix podcast that I do each week. The goal is to give you players that aren’t locks to start; they fall outside of what I like to call the ‘set it and forget...
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2014 Fantasy Football Daily Fix: Week 8 Wide Receivers

Welcome to Wide Receiver Wednesday at the Daily Fix! Each Wednesday of the NFL regular season @RyNoonan will provide you with several receiving options that are strong plays that week at DraftKings. Monday through Friday the Fix writers will provide you with a Daily Fix that covers each position, with a weekly roundup on Friday. Not into the ‘Daily‘ thing yet? Let’s talk....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders draft prospects: Wider receiver Amari Cooper

Name: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama Height: 6’1” Weight: 207 lbs Analysis: Looking for a Julio Jones or A.J. Green clone? Amari Cooper is not the player for you. Fans seem spellbound by the myth of the bigger receiver. Visions of Randy Moss or Terrell Owens dance in their minds. How did Heyward-Bey or Jerry Porter work out in Oakland? Cooper’s draft stock isn’t rising. It really...
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Sparano’s confusing use of Raiders wide receiver Brice Butler

In his first game as interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Tony Sparano mixed things up at wide receiver. Rather than sticking to the stubborn ways of Dennis Allen, Sparano gave his young and unproven guys a chance to step up and grab the bull by the horns. The result? Rookie quarterback Derek Carr had a career day and the Raiders offense put up twice as many points as they...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

PREVIEW: Arizona Cardinals Look To Keep Oakland Raiders Winless

The 4-1 Arizona Cardinals look to avoid the trap that the 0-5 Oakland Raiders are setting for this afternoon in the O.co Coliseum in Oakland. Here’s what we’re going to watch for in this game. 1. How much will Andre Ellington run? Ellington should have a solid day against an Oakland run defense that bears an odd resemblance to Swiss cheese. The second-year back should come close...
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The Best and the Worst of the Oakland Raiders

#457143530 / gettyimages.com Through the first six weeks of the season the NFL is beginning to stabilize.  There are the teams at the front of the pack, the middle, and the back.  At 0-5, the Oakland Raiders look to be at the back as they continue a rebuilding project with a mix of players who have shown potential and others who have not.  Although the record indicates nothing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

After Review – video study of the Raiders’ offense versus the Chargers

The Raiders’ offense improved dramatically from week 4 to week 6, when rookie QB Derek Carr threw for 4 TDs en route to a late game 31-28 loss at home to the San Diego Chargers. There are a few reasons for Oakland’s improvement that were apparent in the game video, but none more important than the re-emergence of the run game. Here are my thoughts on the Raiders’ offense in...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 7 Sleepers

If you strictly follow the experts you are missing out on some serious fantasy football studs. It’s easy to play the guys ranked 1-20 but you are missing out on some big impact players. That is why I am here to give you some sleepers you can plug into your lineup and make your competition look foolish.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Mailbag: Can Shelby Harris start? What to do about WR in offseason and more

@RaidersReporter what are the odds for DJ playing this week? — AJ Jones (@DirtRockwell) October 14, 2014 Not a lot has been reported on DJ Hayden’s progression but all signs have been that he will be ready physically. The question is how quickly will the Raiders integrate him into the game. Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver said that Hayden will not return from injury and be...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

After Review: video study of the Raiders’ offense versus the Dolphins

Here are some observations on the Raiders offense versus the Miami Dolphins. I was not able to watch this game live due to a family emergency and I mostly watched the All-22 coaches film, which does not have the CBS announcer audio-track. Therefore, I do not know what the announcers focused on during the broadcast or where I may disagree with what they said. I also did not read any...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

James Jones’ One Handed Catch Set Up A Raiders Touchdown

James Jones' One Handed Catch Set Up A Raiders Touchdown
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis allowing receptions shouldn't be a cause for concern

Jones beats Revis on a route, via Boston GlobeThe New England Patriots didn't play their best game in a 16-9 win on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, and neither did Darrelle Revis, who gave up 5 catches on 6 targets for 63 yards, according to NESN.Watching that game, at no point did I ever think Revis was having a bad game. A couple of the catches, he was playing well off...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders WR James Jones Fumbles Twice On Same Play In Blowout Loss (Video)

Life with the Oakland Raiders is not fun these days. The Raiders were on the wrong end of another blowout Sunday, as the Houston Texans went into Oakland and steamrolled the Raiders 30-14. With the loss, the Raiders are now 0-2, and the future doesn’t look much better as they’ll likely be two-touchdown underdogs next weekend against the New England Patriots. Wide receiver James...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones fumbled twice on one play (GIF)

Raiders wide receiver James Jones made an impressive play on Sunday, even though it was a bad play for Jones and Oakland.  He actually managed to fumble twice on one play.   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post James Jones fumbled twice on one play (GIF) appeared first...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Raiders James Jones Commits Double Fumble on Same Play

Watch: Raiders James Jones Commits Double Fumble on Same Play GIF- #Raiders' James Jones fumbles twice on the same play! http://t.co/3YgbsrgZ9q — FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) September 14, 2014 Here’s to hoping you actually played Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver James Jones on your fantasy team today. Despite the bumbling double fumble, … The post Watch: Raiders James Jones...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders wide receiver James Jones fumbles twice...on same play (GIF)

Oakland Raiders wide receiver James Jones made Sunday's NFL blooper reel for fumbling twice on the same play during the final minutes of the second quarter against Houston.Jones had the ball knocked loose by a Texans defender after making a 26-yard catch, then scooped the ball up and made a break toward the end zone before having the ball stripped by another Texans defender....
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones Goes Over 100, Scores TD

Raiders' newly-acquired receiver James Jones was the only Oakland receiver to show up Sunday.Fantasy Spin:He caught nine of 14 targets for 112 yards and a touchdown. Going forward he should be the only receiver in fantasy lineups.
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones Fumbles, Picks Ball Up, Fumbles Again, Texans Recover

Oakland Raiders wide receiver James Jones tried to make up for his mistake but only ended up making things worse. Jones made a nice catch, then fumbled trying to break a tackle. Then he picked the ball up and it looked like he had a chance to score until he got hit and fumbled the […] The post James Jones Fumbles, Picks Ball Up, Fumbles Again, Texans Recover appeared first on Diehardsport.
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones fumbles twice ... on the same play

It's probably not quite the Butt Fumble (sorry Mark Sanchez, we'll never forget), but what Raiders James Jones did on Sunday. On a second-and-4 in the second quarter, Jones hauled in a pass from Derek Carr on the sideline. He was fortunate enough to cough up the ball and recover it. Great, right? Well... not really. Check out what happens on the rest of the play. Face-palm...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones Fumbled Twice … On The Same Play

James Jones caught a pass, then he fumbled, then he scooped it up, then he ran for a little bit, then he fumbled again, and then the Texans recovered it. By the end of the season, that might be the Raiders’ ultimate highlight. [Ryan Dunsmore] Follow Sean Wagner-McGough on Twitter @seanjwagner Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeaways: Thoughts on the Raiders 19-14 loss to the Jets

It is a make or break season for Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and his staff, who have gone 4-12 in their first two seasons in Oakland and must show improvement in 2014 to stay. You would think that sort of pressure would make a man edgy, but whatever reason, Allen doesn’t seem worried about it. All through camp and preseason, Allen dismissed worries about pass rush deficiency...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Jones hauls in amazing one-handed TD

James Jones' incredible one-handed catch against the New York Jets for a touchdown.
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders James Jones Makes Incredible 1-handed TD Catch (Video)

The Jets are about to close the Raiders out in New York, but Oakland has pulled to within six thanks to this incredible one-handed touchdown catch by James Jones. Jones is now the early candidate for catch of the year. h/t sideline 
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones has been calling Derek Carr “Baby A-Rod”

Raiders wide receiver James Jones isn’t surprised that rookie Derek Carr has been named Oakland’s starting quarterback. James Jones on Derek Carr starting at QB: "Didn't surprise me at all, I've been calling him baby ARod since he got here" #Raiders — Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithCSN) September 2, 2014 Of course Jones is referring to Packers quarterback Aaron...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Have NFL’s Oldest Roster

All 32 NFL teams got down to the mandatory 53-man roster requirements on Saturday. There were some surprise cuts, as a few teams out there made an effort to get younger entering the 2014 regular season.  The Oakland Raiders weren’t one of those teams. According to an article by Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, the Raiders boast the oldest NFL roster at an average of 27 years old...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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