Maurice Jones-Drew hopes to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday against the New England Patriots barring a setback on his injured foot, according to Eugene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union. Jones-Drew has missed the last eight weeks for the Jaguars.
Head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday that MJD is still "questionable" for Sunday. Rashad Jennings failed his concussion test, meaning that if Jones-Drew can't play, Montell Owens would likely once again handle rushing duties by himself.
Fantasy Impact: Jones-Drew's fantasy prospects souns a little better this week, but until we find out he's practicing, owners should temper their expectations. Mularkey has seemingly called Jones-Drew "questionable" every week for the last month, so the designation is meaningless at this point.
If Jones-Drew can play, don't assume big things from a fantasy perspective. After a long layoff, he may be limited while he shakes off a considerable amount of rust. The net result could be that neither Owens nor Jones-Drew are viable fantasy options.