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Jacksonville Jaguars

Position
RB
 
Jersey
21
Name  Maurice Jones-Drew
Born  3/23/1985
Height  5-7
Weight  210
College  UCLA
6/3/2014 2:36:00 PM
Description: Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden will compete for the starting job in Oakland, though both backs should see a reliable workload.
Insight: Of course that's until one of the two injury-prone backs goes down with the inevitable injury. The key question, therefore, is which one will get hurt first?
 
3/29/2014 9:17:00 AM
Description: Maurice Jones-Drew has agreed to a three-year contract with Oakland. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: The Raiders' backfield tandem of Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden figures to be close to a 50/50 split. That won't help either one's fantasy value heading into 2014.
 
3/28/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew is close to a deal with Oakland, according to Scott Blair of Raiders Insider.
Insight: MJD might lose all fantasy value in Oakland if starter Darren McFadden stays healthy. Seriously, Jones-Drew would end up sharing time with McFadden and neither back would have the value they used to when they were the primary back on their team.
 
3/24/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: The Patriots are making a play for free agent running back Maurice Jones-Drew. SOURCE: Doug Kyed, NESN
Insight: The Steelers and Jets are also in the running for MJD. The eight-year veteran rushed for 803 yards and five touchdowns last season with Jacksonville. The Pats aren't expected to re-sign LeGarrette Blount so they do have an opening at halfback.
 
3/19/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Free agent halfback Maurice Jones-Drew met with the Steelers on Wednesday. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Jones-Drew would be second-string behind starter Le'Veon Bell so it's not an ideal landing spot. At age 28 and with over 1,800 carries in his career, there's not a lot left in Jones-Drew's tank. Maybe a backup job is the best he can do at this point.
 
12/31/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: According to Sports Illustrated, the Jaguars are unlikely to re-sign running back Maurice Jones-Drew this offseason.
Insight: At this stage in his career, Jones-Drew is probably more trouble than he's worth. The soon-to-be 29-year-old has averaged just 58 rushing yards per game since his high water mark 2011 season (league-leading 1,606 yards on 343 rushes). Fantasy owners would be wise to look elsewhere next season.
 
12/22/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is active and will play in Week 16 against Tennessee.
Insight: Jones-Drew averaged 12.7 fantasy points per game in his last six games before sitting out Week 15 with a hamstring injury. His absence allowed Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. It's possible that they will split time and we recommend staying away.
 
12/22/2013 10:54:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 16 against Tennessee, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Insight: Jones-Drew averaged 12.7 fantasy points per game in his last six games before sitting out Week 15 with a hamstring injury. His absence allowed Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. If he plays Sunday, he has a favorable matchup and should be trusted as a low-end RB2
 
12/20/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) practiced Friday on a limited basis, according to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Jones-Drew missed Sunday's game against the Bills, allowing Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. If MJD is out again in Week 16 against Tennessee, Todman will be worth using as a RB2. Jones-Drew would have RB2 value if he's active.
 
12/19/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday.
Insight: Jones-Drew missed Sunday's game against the Bills, allowing Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. If MJD is out again in Week 16 against Tennessee, Todman will be worth using as a RB2. Jones-Drew would have the same value if he's active.
 
12/18/2013 5:04:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday and may not be out there until Friday, according to John Oehser of jaguars.com.
Insight: Jones-Drew missed Sunday's game against the Bills, allowing Jordan Todman to get 29 touches. If MJD is out again in Week 16 against Tennessee, Todman will be worth using as a RB2. Jones-Drew would have the same value if he's active.
 
12/15/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) missed practice this week so it shouldn't be a surprise that he's inactive for Week 15 against Buffalo.
Insight: Jones-Drew had hoped to play Sunday, but his actions, or inactions, told fantasy owners he was a long shot. Former UConn standout Jordan Todman should get the start.
 
12/13/2013 12:35:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) missed another practice Friday.
Insight: Jones-Drew says he hopes to play Sunday, but his actions, or inactions, are making it tough for fantasy owners to believe him. Former UConn standout Jordan Todman would get the start in the likely event of Jones-Drew sitting out.
 
12/12/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) missed another practice Thursday.
Insight: Jones-Drew has stated he wants to play Sunday, but his actions, or inactions, are making it tough on fantasy owners. He'll likely be a game-time decision.
 
12/11/2013 2:11:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) reiterated Wednesday that his goal is to play Sunday against the Bills, but he didn't sound overly confident, according to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Jones-Drew has turned around his sesaon with six straight games of at least nine fantasy points and an average of 12.7 fppg during that stretch, but he suffered a hamstring pull last Thursday against Houston. Jordan Todman would step in as the primary ballcarrier for the Jags in Week 15 if MJD cannot play.
 
12/7/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville halfback Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) says he'll be ready for next week's game against Buffalo. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Jones-Drew's MRI results came back clean. He seems to be finding his groove late in the season with 457 yards (328 rushing, 129 receiving) and three touchdowns over his last five games. He'll be a solid flex/RB2 option for Week 15.
 
12/6/2013 1:42:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will have an MRI on his right hamstring on Friday.
Insight: MJD was having a good night before getting injured in the fourth quarter. His 103 yards on 14 carries was a season high.
 
12/1/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew plodded his way for 77 rushing yards on 23 carries Sunday at Cleveland, but he also threw an eight-yard touchdown to Marcedes Lewis.
Insight: MJD's 3.3 ypc average was right in line with his season average. He's a touchdown-dependent flex option, though he has scored at least nine fantasy points in each of the last five games.
 
11/28/2013 2:20:00 PM
Description: Jaguars OC Jedd Fisch said the team will continue to use a timeshare at running back between Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman. SOURCE: jacksonville.com
Insight: MJD had his best game of the season Sunday at Houston, taking 14 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown and six receptions for 60 yards while Todman had 11 carries for 31 yards. Jones-Drew has produced at least nine fantasy points in four straight games and a touchdown in three straight.
 
10/27/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville is reportedly very receptive to the idea of trading running back Maurice Jones-Drew. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports
Insight: The Jags probably won't be able to retain Jones-Drew in free agency and even if they were willing to spend what it takes to keep him, it doesn't make much sense to build a team around a running back in his late 20s. With that said, a change of scenery could do wonders for MJD's fantasy value. The trade deadline is this Tuesday.
 

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