Taiwan Jones: Why Fantasy Owners Should Make Room for Raiders RB on Roster

November 11, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Once a forgotten man on the Raiders’ roster, Taiwan Jones will get his chance to extend his role with the Oakland Raiders.
If the Oakland running back gets an opportunity in the open field against Baltimore this Sunday, you’ll be wishing he had a spot on your fantasy bench.
Jones is owned in only 14 percent of Yahoo! leagues. Here’s your chance.
The Oakland backfield seems to be up in flames after Darren McFadden and backup Mike Goodson both got injured. Jones and fullback Marcel Reese will split carries for the Raiders’ running game against the Ravens.
The Baltimore run defense ranks in the NFL’s bottom five; the Raiders will try to exploit their weaknesses early even with their backups getting the full load.
Jones hasn’t made a name for himself, but not from opportunity. He’s only held the ball 20 times in two years, averaging about five yards a touch. Last year, McFadden and Michael Bush had all the carries to themse...

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