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One week after posting a surprising stat line on the road against the Seahawks, Maurice Jones-Drew crashed back to earth with a brutalizing day for his fantasy owners.
The Colts seem to have ratcheted up a defense that was rather soft through the first two weeks.
After shutting down the 49ers on the road, Indianapolis cranked up the defensive intensity against the pitiful Jaguars offense, rendering Jones-Drew useless. He couldn't even muster a garbage-time performance like he did the week before.
Jacksonville's offense resembles a Sarlacc pit, where players are slowly and painfully digested. Jones-Drew might be its latest victim, but help is on the way.
Justin Blackmon makes his triumphant return this week and will try to boost Jacksonville's sagging offense however he can. He did a fine job in the second half of the 2012 season, and he should join forces with Cecil Shorts to form a promising receiving duo.
Hopefully that opens up the offense enough for Jones-Drew to see some space.
At any rate, any Jaguar skill player should come at a bargain. Jones-Drew still has the backfield to himself, for the most part—he played as many snaps as backups Justin Forsett and Jordan Todman did combined last week—and Week 3 proved there is still some juice left in that tank.