Maurice Jones-Drew may not quite be ready for the Jacksonville Jaguars' season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday that Jones-Drew did well on his fitness test, but may not be mentally fit to slip into his usual starting role. Mularkey said that Wednesday's hitting-heavy practice should give him a better idea of his running back's readiness for Week 1.
Analysis: A report on Tuesday indicated that Jones-Drew would rotate in on third downs to give Rashad Jennings an occasional breather. Mularkey's stance Wednesday could indicate that Jones-Drew will take on a larger role if deemed ready. Jennings looks like the safer Week 1 start at the moment, but be sure to do your due diligence and keep an eye on the Jags' practice reports. Long-term, Jones-Drew is the clear fantasy back to own in the Jags' backfield.
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