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2009 Projection: Maurice Jones-Drew

Article By on 21st July, 2009

... Maurice Jones-Drew to become an elite fantasy running back for years.  He’s never rushed for more than 1,000 yards or carried the ball more than 197 times (which he did last season), thanks to sharing carries with Fred Taylor since being drafted in the second round of 2006 out of UCLA.

Taylor is gone, now calling New England home, and Jones-Drew will finally get an opportunity to be the featured back. In fact, his potential back-ups rushed the ball for a total of four carries last season and a whopping nine yards. The only other back that has significant carries is Alvin Pearman, who set his career high with 39 carries back in 2005. Needless to say, the offense is going to be on Jones-Drew’s shoulders.

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