Maurice Jones-Drew – NEWSFLASH: Done in Fantasy Football

In case my flukesters need a reminder. Stay away from MJD!  His knee is shot. I don’t care what Jacksonville says a player of his size can only take sooooo many beatings. His 2010 stats were average and not “Pocket Hercules” like – 1342 yards rushing, 34 receptions for 317 yards, and only 5 TDS. Heck, his backup Rashad Jennings had 4 TDs. Jack Del Rio saved his job with an 8-8 record and nearly squeaked into the playoffs. Much of his survival was the play of David Garrad. Zebras don’t change their strips and besides improving their D and maybe grabbing a WR Jack Del Rio’s team will come back largely intact.

MJD is starting to show wear and tear. He no doubt will be in a 50-50 split with Rashad Jennings next year. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if their 1000 yard rusher is Jennings not MJD. Those of you in keeper leagues strongly consider making a play for Jennings. Those in traditional drafts consider taking him in the double digit rounds. He may be the RB sleeper you will sorely need. Many people immediately consider MJD a first round pick just because of his name. Razzball just did a 1st round in a mock draft and MJD went 7th. Undoubtedly, this will be a huge mistake. At 7 I could list 5 players to take before Maurice.

Usually, my instincts are spot on. I was the guy that grabbed LaGarette Blount when no one else was looking. I’m a year round fantasy football researcher and I am good at finding trends and patterns. MJD is following the pattern of “big names” on the downward side of their careers. I doubt MJD would draft himself 7th in his own fantasy league. More then likely he would take Michael Vick, AJ, Roddy White, Larry Fitz (depending on QB), Gore, or Forte at that spot.  Personally, I’m a WR guy so I would take AJ. There is no one in the league that has the big play ability he does. AJ is a value at 7 in any draft.

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  2. John says:

    Uh, what? MJD’s 2010 stats were average? Do you have any idea what you are talking about?

    MJD was having probably the best season of his career. The only reason why his numbers look unconvincing is because he didn’t play the final few games of the season, one of the games which he did play he shouldn’t of even played, but it was such an important game he tried to get on the field anyway.

    He was the NFL’S LEADING RUSHER with four games to go. He PASSED Arian Foster at the end of the season, and then got hurt and didn’t play again. He was on pace for over 1600 yards.

    Prior to this season, MJD missed one game in his entire career, and it was because the team locked up the playoffs for the final week of the season. Brilliant research, buddy. LOL 50/50 share with Rashad Jennings. Please pick up Rashad Jennings and expect 50% of the carries, please, I dare you. rofl.

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