RTC: MJD isn't good fantasy option

April, 1, 2014
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The Oakland Raiders' signing of Maurice Jones-Drew may seem like a sound football decision, but from a fantasy football standpoint it's a mess, writes CBSSports.com's Larry Hartstein.

Jones-Drew is 29 years old and is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry. Darren McFadden is an injury machine who averaged 3.3 yards per carry in each of the past two seasons.

Then there's second-year back Latavius Murray and Marcel Reece, who has 84 receptions over the past two seasons. They may take snaps away from Jones-Drew and McFadden.

The bottom line, Hartstein writes, is to avoid drafting any of the Raiders' running backs, unless you want to take a later-round gamble on McFadden.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

The Florida Times-Union's Vito Stellino writes that Jeff Fisher may once again be the Jaguars' nemesis, depending on what the St. Louis Rams coach does with the No. 2 draft pick.

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks puts you to the test on your knowledge of scouting lingo.

Houston coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that the Texans will select at least one quarterback in the draft, although he didn't say when.

NFL.com's Gil Brandt is wondering which version of Jadeveon Clowney will show up in the NFL.

CBSSports.com's Josh Katzowitz writes that the San Diego Chargers have not given up on working out a deal with San Diego for a new stadium.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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