After weeks of contributing next to nothing,
Jones had averaged 4.3 catches for 27.3 yards in his previous six games. Holmes had averaged 2.3 for 28.0 during that same stretch. Incidentally, the last time either of them was relevant was Week 8 at Cleveland, when rookie quarterback Derek Carr threw for 328 yards.
So what did this game have in common with that one? In both, Carr attempted more than 50 passes. At least for Week 15, that meant both Jones and Holmes got ample opportunity to contribute, each finishing with double-digit targets.
So what caused Carr to throw so much, and how can we know when it'll happen again? Ah, that's the question. The Chiefs have actually been one of the more difficult teams to throw against, as have the Browns, and though the Raiders fell behind in both games, giving them more incentive to pass, that's kind of what they do every week.
As with most scenarios involving a rookie quarterback -- or the Raiders, for that matter -- it's going to be too unpredictable for you to count on it in Fantasy. Leave Jones and Holmes for deeper leagues.
Jones connected with quarterback Derek Carr on a 1-yard touchdown pass late in the game. Jones was targeted 11 times and hauled in eight receptions for 57 yards.
The Raiders next play Sunday against Buffalo.
The group will look for more Week 15 against the Chiefs.
He'll play the 49ers in Week 14.
Jones benefited from his man slipping on the decisive play, hauling in a relatively easy pass to give his team a lead with less than two minutes left in the game. The defense was able to hold up, putting an end to the Raiders' 16-game losing streak. Jones' TD, which was his first since Week 6, gives him four scores to go with 54 receptions and 545 yards. The Raiders are set to face the Rams in Week 13.
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