Maurice Jones-Drew and the Case of the Red Herring

Posted: 10th September 2009 by David Light in NFL
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Fantasy football is all about patterns and statistics.  When you selected Larry Fitzgerald to be your top WR last year, you likely did so with the comforting knowledge that he had put up over 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns in two of the previous three seasons.  Likewise, when you avoided Reggie Bush, it probably had something to do with his consistent injury hiccups and regression from year one.  But what about the meteoric rise of fantasy phenom Maurice Jones-Drew?  What can we deduce from his first three years?

When Maurice Jones-Drew bowled his way onto the fantasy scene in 2006, attentive owners praised the waiver wire gods as the largely undrafted Jones-Drew lit up the stage to the tune of 1,377 total yards and 16 TDs, scoring in nine straight games wi ...

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