Waiver Wire Pickups
Jaguars RB Jordan Todman
The 23-year-old Todman spent nearly two years on practice squads, first with San Diego Chargers in 2011 and then the Minnesota Vikings in 2012. Todman’s last start came during his final season at Connecticut in 2010, but he may be getting the nod Sunday with Maurice Jones-Drew recovering from a strained hamstring.
Todman could be the primary back when the Jaguars host the Buffalo Bills, but has carried the ball only 43 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns this season. He has gotten 23 carries for 76 yards in the last three games, all victories, as the Jags have become a run-first team, and against a Bills defense that’s allowed the third-most points to RBs over the past three weeks.
At the end of the 2010-11 college football season, he had 1,574 rushing yards on 302 carriers and 14 rushing touchdowns and was the unanimous selection as Big East Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. Other than that, there’s not much to go on as far a much he’ll produce on Sunday.
The fact that he’ll be a starting RB against a bad run defense makes him a worthy flex play, but until we see how he produces in a starting role, it’s hard to rank him any higher. He’s definitely someone though you want to pluck off the waiver wire if your RB depth is thin.