Jones-Drew not at team OTAs: Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey confirmed that Maurice Jones-Drew has decided to skip the team’s OTAs in order to land a new contract. The Florida Times-Union reports the Jags have had no contract discussions with MJD, who led the NFL in rushing and was a top-three fantasy runner in 2011. While I’m not concerned about this situation yet, it is something to monitor as the summer months arrive. If he decides to hold out of training camp, the man nicknamed “Pocket Hercules” would lose at least some of his fantasy luster.
Hillman could have value: A report in the Denver Post suggests that rookie Ronnie Hillman, not Knowshon Moreno, is second on the Broncos depth chart behind Willis McGahee at the running back position. Moreno, a disappointment for the Broncos and fantasy owners alike, is coming off major knee reconstruction and now appears to be falling out of favor. If Hillman does in fact back up McGahee, he could turn into a deep-league handcuff for the 30-year-old veteran.
More work for Law Firm: Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted that BenJarvus Green-Ellis appears to be the favorite to lead the Bengals in carries this season. While there have been reports of a committee situation with Bernard Scott, the Law Firm is still the better back in fantasy land — especially when you consider the likelihood that he’ll dominate goal-line work as well. He has 1,000-yard, eight-touchdown potential and could turn into a decent draft bargain in the middle rounds, while Scott is more of a middle to late round handcuff