MJD recommends drafting him first overall in fantasy drafts
Even so, Jones-Drew said that he is confident that things will work out, apparently so well that he'll be the best player in fantasy football. He did, however, also suggest handcuffing him with backup running back Rashad Jennings, so his confidence may not be through the roof on the situation.
What his statements do tell us is that the running back does plan on playing in the NFL this season.
Obviously, if MJD had never held out in the first place, he still wouldn't be worthy of a top three pick, so take his expertise with a grain of salt. As a matter of fact, don't draft him at all.
Running backs coming off of long holdouts tend to be extremely rusty, and with a regular season absence looking likely, MJD will not be in the same sort of game shape that the rest of the league will be when he returns. Of all the other people in your league, someone will take him too high, so just ignore the fact that he's even on the board. What you can do, however, is steal Rashad Jennings from the knucklehead who takes MJD. Jennings could be a workhorse in the Jags' backfield for quite some time.