Maurice Jones-Drew, Rashad Jennings still not practicing: Fantasy implications

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Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) and Rashad Jennings (concussion) were both absent from Jaguars practice on Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings were both absent from practice for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Jones-Drew is still dealing with a foot injury that has left him on the sideline since Week 7. Jennings has yet to be cleared after sustaining a concussion against the Buffalo Bills last week.

Neither running back has been able to practice this week, increasing the chances that Montell Owens will suit up as the Jags' starter out of the backfield in Week 14 against the New York Jets. He had seven carries for 29 yards and one reception for 11 yards last week.

Fantasy Impact: Barring a surprise, count on MJD and Jennings being marked inactive this week. Owens is worth targeting off waivers, but he has yet to prove he is a playmaker. He does have a good matchup against a Jets defense giving up nearly 140 yards rushing per game, however. Give Owens some Flex consideration, but he is by no means a sure-fire starter.

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