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I have Maurice Jones-Drew, so I’m obviously not happy that the Jacksonville Jaguars sucked more than usual. Should I start Steve Jackson in his place this week, or forever?
This is definitely the time where players who drafted MJD at a steal are contemplating harakiri, and players who passed up on him are calling themselves fantasy gurus. If you have Maurice Jones-Drew, you may want to take another gamble. The Jaguars are playing the Raiders in Week 2 and Chad Henne (who can’t be any worse than Blaine Gabbert) should give MJD a little more breathing room. At the very least, the Raiders won’t be able to throw their whole front 7 in the box every play.
If you have Steven Jackson as your RB2, start him this week if you want an easy 8 points (11 if you are in a PPR league), but if you don’t have Jackson or another elite running back, take the gamble. MJD could break out as an RB2, but you’re in trouble if he’s your #1. Right now, MJD should be a match-up decision until Justin Blackmon comes back from his suspension in Week 5 to give the receiving corps some life. The Raiders should be a decent match-up for Week 2.
I have Anquan Boldin. Now what the fuck do I do?
Anquan Boldin looks to become the Roger Clemens of the NFL this year, sans PEDs (at least, as far as we know.) I was THIS close to drafting him myself, but he went before I gathered up everyone I was hoping for, and before I gathered any respect for Kaepernick and the 49ers without Crabtree and Manningham.
As far as his fantasy points, he should be decent, but don’t expect big points like last week. It all depends on the match-up, and this week the 49ers are facing the Seahawks, whose defensive backs make Green Bay’s look like the wheelchair league. They’ll cover Boldin, and leave Vernon Davis open in the middle all day.