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|It seems like only yesterday that Maurice Jones-Drew was a lock to be a top-five fantasy draft choice in every league throughout the country, but his days of averaging over 1,500 total yards and 12 touchdowns per season appear to be a thing of the past. Like his quarterback Schaub, Jones-Drew now finds himself across the country, stuck in an uninspiring offense that appears to be set on rekindling past glory of past-their-prime players. Worse yet, Jones-Drew joins a crowded backfield that features fellow former first-round fantasy pick Darren McFadden and second-year speedster Latavius Murray. While Jones-Drew appears to have the upper hand on winning the starting job in Oakland, a running-back-by-committee approach seems very feasible. Even if Jones-Drew does earn the full-time starting gig, it will be in an offense that is likely to be among the very worst in the league, so don’t expect another double-digit touchdown season. Jones-Drew is a high-end RB3 for the time being, with RB2 upside and a significant downside that makes him a risk even late in drafts.
| Latavius Murray may not be ready Sunday|
RB suffered a concussion in Week 12
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 28, 1:45 pm
|After looking optimistic early in the week, sources tell me it's not likely for #Raiders RB Latavius Murray to play this week (John Middlekauff via Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Murray was at practice this week but he's yet to be cleared for game action. If he sits, the Raiders will return to Darren McFadden as their primiary ball-carrier however, a bigger workload for Marcel Reece wouldn't be out of the question given the lack of punch supplied this season by McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew.