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Per NFL Network and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew told a someone close to him that if the owner really isn’t concerned with him, then he should trade him to someone who will be. That report seems to come in response to Jags owner Shad Khan’s earlier statement that the “train is leaving the station. Run, get on it.”
The train is also one fantasy football owners should get on. The history on running backs who have held out up to the regular season is already dismal, and to even consider flirting with the notion of selecting a back ready to miss games could be asking for disaster. Up to this point, Jones-Drew has held an ADP of 13.80, which slates him as a second-round selection in most drafts. Given the current climate, owners will want to seriously consider dropping him down on their draft boards until this situation is rectified. Just because he is open to being traded, doesn’t mean it will happen. And with the way both parties have entrenched themselves, this could last quite some time.
For those of you willing to take the risk, Rashad Jennings becomes perhaps the most important must-handcuff in recent memory. The Liberty product has looked good so far in the preseason, totaling 23 carries for 118 yards, and the team seems confident he can carry the load. With so much attention on the situation, owners who select Jones-Drew are taking on the added risk of failing to get Jennings because of his value as a middle- to -late round selection. Bottom line, MJD could be the riskiest pick you can make in 2012.
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