clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Fantasy Football Week 7: Maurice Jones-Drew Maybe Not A Great Start Vs. Chiefs

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew may not be the best fantasy football start in Week 7. He and the Jags are playing the Kansas City Chiefs and, if I had to guess, the Chiefs will be able to shut down the run.

Jones-Drew is having a decent fantasy season rushing for 463 yards and one touchdown to this point. But I don't expect him to have a great game on Sunday in Kansas City.

The Chiefs are a top 5 rush defense and have shown again and again that they can stop the run. The Jaguars main offensive focus is rushing the ball so the Chiefs know what's coming.

The problem is the Jags QB situation. Starter David Garrard is battling a concussion and backup Trent Edwards is battling a thumb injury. If those two can't go -- and it's a possibility they can't -- it'll be Todd Bouman taking the reins.

Bouman hasn't thrown a pass in a regular season game since 2005. That means the Chiefs can stuff the box and dare Bouman to beat the Chiefs corners Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr. If that's the case, I'm taking the Chiefs corners in that battle (and I think the Jags know the Chiefs would have that advantage).

So Jones-Drew may not be the best start this week.