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14. Jaguars – Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC (9) On one hand, MJD is coming off a Lisfranc fracture and averaged “only” 83.3 total yards per game in 2012 AND will be 28 when the season starts. But on the other hand, he’s considered among one of the most prolific Fantasy rushers thanks to averaging at least 110 total yards per game over the last 3 years (48 games) while easily collecting over 320-plus total touches in each of those seasons. The Jaguars’ offensive system is getting a makeover with new Head Coach Gus Bradley and new Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch bringing the zone-blocking scheme into town, Jones-Drew still figures to be a prominent option for Fantasy owners to target as a SOLID No.2 RB with the potential to put up numbers like a Top-5 Running Back. To give you an idea of what kind of production you can expect of Jones-Drew, let’s look back at 2010 and 2011. In 2011, Jones-Drew led the league in rushing yards with 1,606 on 343 totes including rushing for 75-plus yards in 15 of 16 regular season games and included 43 receptions for 374 yards while adding 11 total touchdowns (8 rushing, 3 receiving). In 2010, MJD finished 5th amongst RBs with 1,324 yards rushing on 299 carries while adding 34 receptions for 317 yards and totaled 7 touchdowns (5 rushing, 2 receiving).
Everything is suggesting Jones-Drew to be good-to-go and ready for a full workload by Week 1. Entering a contract year in an offense that will try to hide their Quarterback problems, the Jaguars will likely ride their feature back into the ground. If his foot holds up for a full 16 games regular season, we could be looking at 300-plus carries for 1,300-plus rushing yards and another 30 to 45-plus receptions. Owners can expect MJD to be a Top 15-25 overall pick this year.