Fancy fantasy football: Maurice Jones-Drew, Chad Ochocinco, etc.

      June 12, 2012 @ 17:30:31 PDT


I don't think I'll end up wanting any part of Maurice Jones-Drew this year. The standoff that's developing between the Jacksonville Jaguars and their featured back is probably not going to end without some pain, and maybe even some heartache.

I don't have a strong objection to drafting Jones-Drew yet, but the doubt will grow as long as his pending holdout does. He proved skeptics incorrect last season, but the combination of another year of wear and tear, the knee, the passing game that scares no one and his seemingly likely absence doesn't encourage me.

Owning the dangerous Rashad Jennings might end up being almost as frustrating as owning MJD in 2012. The Jags aren't going to go away from Jones-Drew if he's active, and Jennings isn't going to get enough touches to make him a reliable play. Looks like another possible Javon Ringer.

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Daniel Jeremiah, an NFL.com and NFL Network analyst, tweeted at well-known fantasy forecaster Sigmund Bloom that he's hearing good things about Pierre Garcon.

Big things from him with the Washington Redskins? I could see that. No one questions Garcon's talent. In the nation's capital, he won't compete with quite as many top-end targets as he did with the Indianapolis Colts.

Garcon will have spent the summer gaining quite a rapport with rookie passer Robert Griffin III. Garcon probably most resembles the kind of receiver with whom Griffin is used to working. Mike Shanahan's offense is probably going to be a lot more wide open. And Garcon seems to have this not-so-secret desire to look like - not necessarily be - the man.

I'd probably reach a little to take a shot on him.

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Does Chad Ochocinco's deal with the Miami Dolphins make you interested in him? Me neither.

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The University of Delaware alum is a regular guest on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and Baltimore's WNST AM 1570.

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