Jalen Parmele - RB - Jaguars
Coach Mike Mularkey confirmed Monday that he will stick with Jalen Parmele as the Jaguars' starting tailback in Week 12 versus Tennessee.
Rashad Jennings has been demoted due to ineffectiveness. The Titans do not have an imposing run defense, so Parmele will be on the flex radar after rushing 24 times for 80 yards and catching three passes against a stout Texans defense in Week 11. Although he's managed just 3.6 yards per carry in his career, Parmele ran a 4.47 forty at 6-foot, 222 during the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine. He's more of a straight-line runner in the Jackie Battle mold.
Source: Jaguars on Twitter
Nov 19 - 2:36 PM
I mentioned Parmele in the week 12 waiver pickup thread, but i think he's a player worth discussing. (Feel free to merge this with the MJD thread if that is better for housekeeping purposes)
Parmele seems to have leapfrogged Rashad Jennings for now. MJD is still a major question mark. There has been talk of MJD making it back in a few weeks, but foot injuries on RB's can be season killers. You never know if MJD will make it back at all. So... that leaves us with Parmele. He has a few plus matchups on the calendar and has fresh legs. He may not have special talent, but he could be pretty valuable if he keeps this kind of workload.
Can he be an asset for the fantasy playoffs? Maybe Henne opens up that offense a bit and Parmele can grind out some solid yardage? He seems to fit the mold of a short-yardage guy too and maybe can hit paydirt a couple times. Thoughts?