Maurice Jones-Drew Expected To Rotate In On 3rd Downs; Limited Fantasy Value In Week 1

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 11: Running back Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars bows after a fourth-quarter touchdown run against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 11, 2011 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Jones-Drew scored four times and the Jaguars won 41 - 14. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is expected to rotate in on 3rd downs in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. We break down the fantasy implications.

Editor's Update: Maurice Jones-Drew is expected to rotate in on 3rd downs in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, according to Jaguars.com reporter John Oehser. Coach Mike Mularkey also says Jones-Drew will also gets snaps in order to give Rashad Jennings a rest.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is practicing on Monday, Jeff Darlington of NFL.com reports. Jones-Drew ended his 38-day holdout on Sunday despite not getting a new contract. The Jaguars play the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact: Getting Jones-Drew back is a good thing for the Jaguars and fantasy owners, even if it's doesn't pay dividends in Week 1. He was the NFL's leading rusher last season but has been trying to renegotiate the final two years of a five-year, $31 million deal. Rashad Jennings is expected to start Week 1 for the Jaguars but it's hard to imagine that that will continue past this weekend.

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