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Fantasy football start/sit, Week 13: Maurice Jones-Drew is low-ceiling play

Maurice Jones-Drew is actually scoring points for fantasy owners. Is that enough to trust him?

Rick Stewart

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not the worst team in the league anymore! Well, at least by record. Their win over the Houston Texans last week got them out of the cellar in their division despite having a league-worst minus-182 point differential. They play the Texans again next week, by the way.

Amazingly, running back Maurice Jones-Drew put up season highs with 84 rushing yards and 60 receiving yards in the win over the Texans. It was also the third consecutive game in which he hit paydirt, so he's really hitting his stride at the best time.

Despite the scores, MJD wasn't doing anything in those two other games. He had a 1.6 yards per carry against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11 and just 2.0 against the Tennessee Titans.

He'll take on the Cleveland Browns this week. They rank sixth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game and since it will be on the road, it's not looking good for MJD. Plus, they have gone up against some very good rushing attacks, keeping Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush and Eddie Lacy all under 100 yards.

Jones-Drew is more of a flex with a low ceiling this week. As a side note, Jordan Todman saw 11 carries last week and is earning some touches.

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