Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars
|RB - #18||JAX||Probable||9 years||28||5'7||210||@Jones_Drew32|
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Oct-25-2013 by Daniel Kalles
Update 10-25-2013 - MJD is healthy but not very productive. At this point he isnt an every week starter and should only be used for bye week fill in or based on match up, until he shows he can consistently productive again.
Update September 19 -2013 - MJD sitting out practice. He might not play this week.
Profile - Before last season MJD had been one of the more consistent fantasy RBS as well as being one of the more durable ones, missing only 3 games over his first 6 seasons. 2012 was different for MJD as he set career lows in all categories mainly due to the fact that he only played in 6 games. He has been working hard to be ready ahead of training camp and at this point it is a wait and see with him. Can't judge his draft status until he shows if he is back fully from his injury. Stay tuned for more info as training camp gets closer.
The Jaguars are in the market for a new starting running back since Maurice Jones-Drew isn't expected to be re-signed. One would figure that the new starter isn't Toby Gerhart, but the Jags did just give him some serious coin. FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports that the Jaguars signed the former Vikings runner to a three-year contract worth $10.5 million with $4.5 million guaranteed.
Gerhart spent his first four seasons backing up Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. Last season, he averaged almost eight yards per carry but on only 36 rushes. He has averaged 4.7 yards per carry over a career 276 rushes.
Gerhart can do a number of things decently. He can catch and block as well as run between the tackles. But he is a sluggish, straight-line runner with little upside. With MJD expected to depart, the Jaguars' starting RB in Week 1 is probably to be decided between Gerhart and Jordan Todman. The Jags have also said they want to get Denard Robinson more involved as a running back. But with a significant amount of guaranteed cash tied to him, I think Gerhart's going to get more chances than he really deserves to be a lead runner.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors3/11 - RB Toby Gerhart gets $10.5 million -- $4.5 million guaranteed -- from Jaguars
3/4 - Jaguars want to use Denard Robinson more at RB
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|3.05||DLF.com - TheFFGhost - At this point RBs were coming off the board very quickly so MJD was a quick grab here. He is certainly in decline but his production should be enough to justify his selection here.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|3.09||FFMagicMan - Starting WR/TE has me chasing RB a bit now. Once Mo's legal issues disappeared, I gained enough confidence in him to feel kinda-OK with him as my RB1. Don't love it, but if he can regain even 85% of his 2011 season numbers, I should be able to survive.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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