College: UTEP | 3 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 208 lbs
Birth Date: 12/2/1994
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
Jones had to serve a two-game suspension to start his season and missed the last two games because of a knee injury. He played pretty well when on the field, especially when he got expanded chances. He had a season-high 172 total yards in Week 10 and scored touchdowns five of his last six games. Jones averaged an impressive 5.5 yards per carry and finished with 934 total yards in his 12 games. Jones should be the starter from day one this year. Jones is a small back but has good speed and moves. He catches the ball well and is a big-play threat at the position. He is an improving runner between the tackles and looks the part of a three-down back.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Jones has all sorts of potential as the lead back for the Packers. He had 15-plus fantasy points six of his last eight games. He can be a top No. 2 or low-end No. 1 fantasy back. Expect around 1,300 total yards, 40 receptions and double-digit scores.
Fantasy gamers are in love with the idea of Aaron Jones. They so desperately want him to be the next great Packers RB. After all, Aaron Rodgers' RB1 has tremendous value. If Jones were guaranteed 250+ touches, I would tell you to run to draft him in the second round. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try and convince yourself on Jones, he is being overdrafted. Jones is clearly better at football than Jamaal Williams. But, that doesn't matter. This is not an overreaction go "coachspeak," but the simple truth: Williams is going to see the field. Jones will never be a three down back on the Packers and he will never be treated like the workhorse we know he can be. Jones' 2018 touch count, extrapolated to 16 games (because Jones has missed multiple games due to injury in each of his first two seasons), puts him somewhere in the low 200s in terms of touches. That is probably close to his ceiling. There is also the problem of job security. As a fifth round pick, the Packers have no heavy investment in him to the point where they'll fear looking bad if they bench him. All it will take is for him to miss a couple games due to injury, and for either Williams (the Packers drafted Dexter Williams in the sixth round) to perform well in his stead and there goes Jones' primary back role. As it stands, Jones is overvalued in the third round and I would not even consider him over the WRs that typically go around him, not to mention the handful of safer RBs with similar upside.
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Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones bounced back from last week's dud in a big way. The 24-year-old picked up 93 rushing yards on 13 carries and scored three touchdowns in his team's 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers. Jones sliced and diced through the Carolina defense all afternoon and was a touchdown machine in the red zone yet again. It's his second game this year with at least three touchdowns scored. The former UTEP star didn't register a target, but this may have been a result of the Panthers' run-funnel defense. Jones and the Packers head into a bye week before taking on a stingy San Francisco 49ers Defense.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 13 times for 93 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-16 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: His yardage totals can be volatile, but Jones is up to 11 rushing touchdowns and 14 total scores on the year. His nose for the end zone gives him RB1 upside on a weekly basis.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.
Fantasy Spin: Jones is coming off a disappointing Week 9 game but has been one of the top running backs in the NFL this season. He should continue to be No. 1 fantasy running back no matter the opponent.
Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan (hip) did not practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as doubtful for Week 10 against the Carolina Panthers. S Adrian Amos was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, while CB Jaire Alexander (groin) was added to the injury report Friday following a limited practice; both players are listed as questionable. WR Davante Adams (toe) and OT Bryan Bulaga (rest) were limited in practice all week but do not appear on the injury report. TE Jimmy Graham (rest) and CB Tramon Williams (rest) were limited for a second straight day Friday but also does not appear on the injury report. TE Marcedes Lewis (rest) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday and has also been cleared to play. LB Oren Burks (chest), DL Kenny Clark (shin), RB Aaron Jones (shoulder), CB Kevin King (groin), WR Jake Kumerow (shoulder), LB Blake Martinez (hand), S Will Redmond (elbow), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee), LB Preston Smith (hand) and WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 7.
Fantasy Spin: Jones was a non-factor last week against the Los Angeles Chargers, rushing eight times for just 30 yards with only one catch. He's still a high-end RB2 and must be started at home against the Carolina Panthers.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Spin: Jones received only nine touches last week and finished with 29 total yards against the Los Angeles Chargers. He should have more success against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10 and should be a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones gets a prime bounce-back opportunity against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. Jones has seen at least 15 touches in six of nine games played this year, compared to one such game for fellow back Jamaal Williams. The 24-year-old gets a juicy matchup in Week 10 against the Panthers, whose defense has allowed 5.1 yards per carry to opposing backs, tied for last in the NFL. They've also allowed a league-high 14 touchdowns to running backs this year. After getting just eight carries last week, expect Coach Matt LaFleur to feed Jones early and often on Sunday. He's an RB1 in all formats this week.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed eight times for 30 yards and lost a yard on his only reception in a 26-11 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: It was an poor showing from the Green Bay offense in general, and Jones was one of the many victims. Still he's proven he can deliver as the lead back, so look for him to bounce back against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones was quiet in his team's 26-11 Week 9 loss. Coming off one of his better games of the year, the 24-year-old tallied only eight carries for 30 yards and caught just one of four targets for a loss of a yard. Jones likely would have been more involved in the passing game if he wasn't in the pocket trying to protect quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He still out-touched Jamaal Williams nine-to-eight, though Williams did more with his opportunities. Jones will have a rebound opportunity next week against Carolina, whose defense allows 5.1 yards per carry, tied for last in the NFL.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (knee) and running back Aaron Jones (shoulder) were both full participants in Friday's practice. Neither of their injuries appeared to be serious-though it's nice to see both players removed from the final injury report. Rodgers is a QB1 but could have added upside if wide receiver Davante Adams (toe) plays on Sunday. Jones is an RB1 against the Los Angeles Chargers and their shaky run defense.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Jones has been one of the most productive running backs in the NFL this season and has 11 total touchdowns on the season. He will continue to be involved in the running and passing game and should be a No. 1 running back in all leagues.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) got in another limited practice Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fantasy Spin: It's all Jones really needs to be doing in order to remain highly-involved come Sunday. He has a nice matchup against a struggling Los Angeles Chargers defense.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (shoulder) was limited in practice on Wednesday and reportedly was seen on the practice field on Thursday. Jones injured the shoulder during the game against Kansas City but was able to return, which bodes well for his Week 9 status. The 24-year-old Jones is coming off one of his better games of the season, in which he rushed for 67 yards on 13 carries and caught seven of eight targets for 159 yards and two touchdowns. He'll face a Los Angeles Chargers Defense that has allowed 982 rushing yards this year, 25th in the NFL. If healthy, Jones should produce RB1 numbers in Week 9.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Fantasy Spin: Jones continues to be the main option in the running game for the Packers and has received at least 10 carries in every game. He has gone three games without a touchdown but is still a solid No. 2 running back for fantasy players.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) ran 13 times for 67 yards and caught seven passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Oct. 27.
Fantasy Spin: Had Jones, who missed part of the second quarter with a shoulder problem, not stepped out of bounds he would've had three TDs as part of an even bigger night, but he had to "settle" for 226 total yards and two scores. Jones now has 11 touchdowns on the season, and unlike many of the other top fantasy backs he doesn't seem to be getting worn down with tons of carries. He's a must-start RB1.
Packers' RB Aaron Jones had 7 receptions for 159 yards with two touchdowns for an astounding 22.7 yards per catch in Sunday's win in Kansas City.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (shoulder) left the Week 8 game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second quarter due to a shoulder injury. He went to the locker room for X-rays and is questionable to return.
Fantasy Spin: With Jones down, it's Jamaal Williams to handle the top tailback duties unless Jones is able to come back in the second half. Stay tuned.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones is in the RB1 consideration this week for his matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Jones was given the keys to the offense last week after being benched for the majority of Week 6, but he struggled to make an impact. However, the Chiefs are not an effective defense against running backs, giving up an average of 21.2 points to the position. Furthermore, the Chiefs allow running backs to rush for around five yards per carry. With Jones being one of the more effective red-zone weapons in the league, combined with the likely yardage that he will be able to pick up, he is a great start for fantasy owners this week.
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 12 times for 50 yards in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders and he added four grabs for 33 yards and a touchdown on four targets.
Fantasy Spin: Jones made a nice adjustment on the touchdown grab, as he looked over his right shoulder, spun around and caught it off to his left. He'll look to keep it rolling in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones caught a receiving touchdown, saving his fantasy value in the team's victory over the Oakland Raiders. Jones finished the game with 50 yards on the ground from 12 attempts, as well as catching all four of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the passing game. The Packers lead running back has been great for fantasy owners in the early part of the season but struggled to have an impact in the game. Instead of running the ball early and often, the team entrusted quarterback Aaron Rodgers to throw the team to victory. Also, the Packers seem to have returned to splitting the opportunities for backfield snaps between Jones and Jamaal Williams, who also caught a touchdown in the game. Jones will be looking to have a big impact in the Packers next matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.