Tuesday, April 1, 2014
RTC: MJD isn't good fantasy option
By Michael DiRocco
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.