Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 14: Maurice Jones-Drew is a nice play

Jason Miller

Maurice Jones-Drew is having the worst season of his career, but the Jaguars get to take on the Texans on Thursday. Is he a fantasy option?

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has finally picked it up over the past four weeks. In that span, he's averaged 56.3 rushing yards and 27.3 receiving yards with three scores. He still has just 3.2 yards per carry over the course of the season, which is on pace to shatter his shatter his previous career low of just 4.2 yards per carry. In fact, he hasn't been below 4.4 in any of his last four seasons.

On the bright side, MJD is healthy. He had 23 rushing attempts on Sunday against a very tough Cleveland Browns front seven. He hasn't missed any games all year and hasn't even seen any game-time decisions.

The Jags will face the Texans on Thursday night. They had some success and were able to pull out the win two weeks ago thats to MJD putting up 84 rushing yards on just 14 carries. The 6.0 YPC and yardage totals were his best of the season.

Fantasy impact: The Jaguars are at home and the Texans have not shown any sort of improvement. The loss of linebacker Brian Cushing has hurt them and they're getting gashed on their 10-game losing streak. MJD is a nice RB2 this week.

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