Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew injured his hamstring at the end of 15 yard catch and run during Thursdays matchup with the Texans. Jones-Drew told reporters after the game he did not believe the injury to be serious, even though he has an MRI on Friday.
The former UCLA Bruin had his first 100+ yard rush game of the season against the Texans and has been on a roll, leading up to last weeks game, especially in PPR formats. In Jones-Drew’s last 6 games he has produced almost 600 yards of total offence with 24 receptions and 3 touchdowns. His performance of late has helped the Jaguars to go on a 3 game win streak.
Jones-Drew went from solid option to risky play for Week 15 against Buffalo depending on his MRI results. Hamstring injuries have proven to be problematic for running backs trying to make a quick return. The Jags leading back does have an extended week to rest coming off a Thursday night game.
Owners should pick up Jordan Todman as a handcuff in case Jones-Drew isn’t ready for next Sunday.
The Bills are allowing over 120 rushing yards per game on the season so whoever suits up for the Jags, will have a favorable matchup.