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By Brian Squires, Raiders Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 11:42pm EDT

In his first game back in Green Bay after signing with the Raiders, James Jones tallied 4 receptions for 36 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Jones appeared to have made an impressive 14-yard touchdown catch on a jump-ball in the first half. It was later overturned as official replay showed he did bobble the ball just a bit as he went down. However, the play showed the type of red-zone threat that Jones can be.

By Brian Squires, Raiders Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 9:54am EDT

Although the Raiders "official" depth chart to this point has listed Andre Holmes as the starting WR opposite Rod Streater, James Jones was in the starting lineup ahead of Holmes against the Lions on Friday night. Jones finished his stint with 2 catches for 29 yards.

Fantasy Impact: There was speculation that listing Jones as a second-teamer was possibly a tactic of making sure the newcomer earns it, but with Jones' pedigree and a newly inked three-year, $11.3 million contract and with Holmes struggling in the preseason opener, it seemed inevitable that Jones would end up a starter. Coming off a year in which he tallied a career high 817 yards but just 3 touchdowns while struggling with nagging injuries after racking up 14 TDs in 2012, the Raiders and fantasy owners alike are hoping he can cement himself in the starting lineup and prove to be a solid WR3 / Flex option in 2014. Friday's starting nod was a positive indicator toward that.

Breaking Football | Aug 27th
Solid possession guy who Schaub should look to a lot. Probably WR3 but could chase WR2 value.
The Football Girl | Aug 27th
Oakland WRs are tough to peg, but Jones has a starting role nailed down.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 25th
Matt Schaub will find James Jones and Jones has potential to way outperform his average draft pick.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 25th
Signed a 3-year, $11.3 million dollar contract with the Raiders. Jones, 30, set a career high in yards (817) last season with Green Bay, scoring just 3 touchdowns after leading the NFL in touchdown catches (14) the previous year. He gives the Raiders a physical presence with an ability to win contested catches and stretch the field. Unfortunately, Jones going to quarterback-less Oakland could be a death knell for his fantasy outlook.
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 23rd
Should still find WR3 value in Oakland whether Schaub or Carr
KFFL | Jul 11th
A lot will be asked of James Jones as he returns home to Oakland. Keith says you shouldn't ask as much of him if he's on your fantasy squad.