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Posted: 8/22/2014 11:41pm ET
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew looked good in his limited action, rushing for a 40-yard touchdown on one of his three carries. Jones-Drew has slimmed down and even though Darren McFadden will get his touches, MJD looks to be the lead back in Oakland. He currently has an ADP of Round 7.
Posted: 8/5/2014 12:42am ET
Huddle Up: It's only the first depth chart of the preseason -- with 4 exhibitions to come -- but give the free-agent signee the early advantage on your draft boards.
Posted: 7/8/2014 7:45pm ET
Huddle Up: The Silver & Black had the league's 16th-most rushing attempts (437) last season but finished with the 12th-most yards (2,000) and sixth-best yards-per-carry average (4.6). Sure, those numbers were boosted by the presence of running QB Terrelle Pryor, but with the passing-game threats still limited at best, don't be surprised if the Raiders finish well inside the top 10 in all three aforementioned rushing categories in 2014.
Posted: 6/30/2014 12:25am ET
Huddle Up: In coming back from his 2012 foot problems, MJD just didn't look like himself in compiling career full-season lows in yards from scrimmage (1,117) and totals TDs (5) last season. Now he joins a shaky offensive situation in Oakland, where Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray will also be in the mix for touches. That puts MJD in RB3/4 territory from this vantage point.
Posted: 5/28/2014 12:29am ET
Huddle Up: This would be a very curious move to say the least as MJD has struggled with production and health issues the past 2 seasons since leading the NFL in rushing with 1,606 yards in 2011.
Posted: 3/28/2014 11:24am ET
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew will share carries with Darren McFadden, or perhaps they can stagger their injuries so the Raiders always have at least one former elite back at their disposal. Either way, what little fantasy value there was in Oakland's backfield is now sliced in half.
Posted: 3/27/2014 5:28pm ET
Huddle Up: The Raiders are in definite need of another RB with the injury-prone Darren McFadden listed atop the depth chart and Rashad Jennings having moved on to the N.Y. Giants. MJD visited with the Steelers last week, but the Raiders would seem to be a better fit.
Posted: 3/25/2014 2:19pm ET
Huddle Up: The Dolphins are interested in adding a RB -- bringing in Knowshon Moreno for a visit last week -- but so far interest in the higher-mileage MJD has been limited at best around the league.
Posted: 3/23/2014 9:21pm ET
Huddle Up: MJD visited last week, and LeGarrette Blount is due in this week as the Steelers search for a back to complement second-year RB Le'Veon Bell.
Posted: 3/9/2014 11:12pm ET
Huddle Up: The Jets need playmakers across the offensive board, and that includes the ground game, where the inconsistent and not-always-dependable Chris Ivory led the squad in rushing last season with 833 yards.
Posted: 2/2/2014 4:05pm ET
Huddle Up: MJD has played 8 seasons with the Jags, but still has yet to turn 30 -- he'll do so in March of 2015 -- so he could prove to be a FA find or the missing piece for a contending team.
Posted: 1/30/2014 1:21pm ET
Huddle Up: It's still way early, but the early signs do point toward the RB parting ways this offseason with the only NFL team he's ever known.
Posted: 12/31/2013 4:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew may be surprised at the market for a back who'll be 29 by the start of next season and who has 2,200 career touches and a couple significant leg injuries on his resume. And not in a good way.
Posted: 12/31/2013 11:27am ET
Huddle Up: In other words, thanks for the memories; Jones-Drew will be wearing a solid-color helmet next year.
Posted: 12/31/2013 11:08am ET
Huddle Up: Running backs of Jones-Drew's age, mileage, and injury history don't tend to get long-term deals, but MJD has proven doubters wrong before so don't bet against him. A team that believes it's a veteran back away from the Super Bowl could front-load a longer-term deal in pursuit of the trophy.
Posted: 12/24/2013 5:57pm ET
Huddle Up: After playing in Week 16 and getting through the contest without any apparent re-aggravation, look for MJD to take it easy in practice this week and play in the Week 17 finale.
Posted: 12/20/2013 6:16pm ET
Huddle Up: It'll be another game-time decision on MJD, so check the Huddle's Game Day Inactives, Injury and Weather Report on Sunday morning. Even if Jones-Drew does play, Jordan Todman will still see his fair share of work.
Posted: 12/19/2013 10:56pm ET
Huddle Up: The longer this goes on, the more likely it looks like Jordan Todman will get his second straight start at RB. Still, the worst-case scenario for those who own both backs is that MJD plays Sunday but his snaps are limited, thereby limiting the fantasy potential for both backs in a strong matchup against the Titans.
Posted: 12/18/2013 8:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew is still highly questionable for Week 16. If MJD can't go, Jordan Todman will be a strong RB2/flex play option against a Titans' defense that gives up a lot of fantasy points to opposing running backs.
Posted: 12/12/2013 4:52pm ET
Huddle Up: MJD will try to give his hammy a test drive Friday, but it's looking like a game-time decision in any case. Get a Plan B option in order now.
Posted: 12/9/2013 2:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on him this week. Hopefully the extra few days after the Thursday game will get him on the field this Sunday.
Posted: 12/7/2013 1:09am ET
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew left late in the game against Houston after posting 103 yards on 14 carries. Jones-Drew has a great matchup to exploit next week against Buffalo. If he can't go, Jordan Todman will get the start.
Posted: 12/6/2013 12:24pm ET
Huddle Up: MJD will have a couple extra days to get healthy for Week 15 after playing Thursday night, which is good news for fantasy owners who have been able to capitalize on his strong play of late and advance in their fantasy playoffs.
Posted: 12/5/2013 11:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Tough luck for MJD owners starting him in the playoffs as the RB has been relatively healthy all season. He did, however, notch his first 100-yard rushing game since Week 3 of the 2012 season before leaving.
Posted: 12/4/2013 12:16am ET
Huddle Up: It's a short week leading up to Thursday night's game against the Texans, and this doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about, especially with it being a non-injury absence. Plan to continue starting MJD, who's accounted for a touchdown in 4 straight games.
Posted: 11/26/2013 11:46pm ET
Huddle Up: Duly note that this talk is coming from the Jags' side, and that the 28-year-old RB -- he'll turn 29 in March -- may have other ideas concerning his next contact and playing for team that's not annually eliminated from playoff contention by Columbus Day.
Posted: 11/8/2013 11:48am ET
Huddle Up: This sounds similar to the Titans' plan last week to give Chris Johnson 20 carries and Shonn Greene 15. The supposition, of course, is that the Jaguars will get at least 34 carries--tough to do when you're playing from behind. Ultimately, the Jags want to get a look at Robinson and know that MJD isn't in their future plans--both things to consider as you set your rosters for this year's playoff run and beyond.
Posted: 10/29/2013 7:54pm ET
Huddle Up: MJD may be coming around at just the right time as fantasy GMs had banished him to bench in many leagues. The RB, though, hit season highs in rushing attempts (19) and touches (25) versus the Niners, and it'll be interesting to see if he picks up where he left off when the Jags return from their Week 9 bye.
Posted: 9/27/2013 10:08pm ET
Huddle Up: MJD has been limited each of the past 2 practices but don't hesitate to plug him into your starting lineup as he played and was fairly productive (62 total yards, TD) in a Week 2 loss at Seattle after basically not practicing at all last week.
Posted: 9/26/2013 8:16pm ET
Huddle Up: MJD was back on the field after being given Wednesday, and barring some kind of setback, he should be good to go Sunday after playing in Week 3 with basically no practice last week.
Posted: 9/25/2013 6:03pm ET
Huddle Up: Interesting development, but maybe he just needed a day off to rest that ankle. MJD has a nice matchup this week.
Posted: 9/20/2013 10:00am ET
Huddle Up: A healthy Jones-Drew would have been a tough start in Seattle; a hobbled MJD, or an untested backup, screams "avoid" in Week 3.
Posted: 9/19/2013 11:32pm ET
Huddle Up: It was the same story as Wednesday for MJD, who still has expressed optimism that he'll play Sunday in Seattle. Even so, it's going to be awfully tough to place any fantasy faith in the the RB, who's gained only 72 yards on 25 carries so far against the likes of the Chiefs and Raiders.
Posted: 9/19/2013 12:22am ET
Huddle Up: Jones-Drew will probably come down to a game-time decision Sunday but either way he has an awful match-up against Seattle's stonewall rush defense. If MJD can't go, Jordan Todman and Justin Forsett will fill in for him.
Posted: 9/18/2013 10:24am ET
Huddle Up: Great news... except the Jags travel to Seattle to face the vaunted Seahawks run defense. Oh, and they're still the Jaguars. So even if available Jones-Drew is a risky fantasy play at best this week.
Posted: 9/17/2013 5:15pm ET
Huddle Up: It's simple math, really: A gimpy MJD + a punchless Jaguar offense + a road game against one of the league's stingiest defenses (Seattle) = A spot on your bench this week for Jones-Drew.
Posted: 9/16/2013 5:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Note: bench him if he does. That Seahawks defense isn't messing around.
Posted: 9/15/2013 9:45pm ET
Huddle Up: This is a good initial report. Monitor MJD for additional injury news this week.
Posted: 9/15/2013 8:50pm ET
Huddle Up: This adds injury to insult for MJD, who now has two disappointing weeks in a row. Monitor his situation this week.
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