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Week 2 vs. CIN
Receiving: 2 / 24 / 0 on 4 targets
Jones again got the bulk of the snaps as the Packers' third WR and the majority of the targets. Though he was one of many Green Bay receivers guilty of dropping a catchable ball, Jones was targeted four times and showed better hands on his two completed receptions.
Week 3 vs. STL
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 2 targets
James Jones was nowhere to be seen in the first half, and received only two looks in the second before leaving with a minor injury. Jordy Nelson appeared to be the third wideout of choice for the Packers, relegating Jones to very few snaps.
Week 6 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 55 / 1 on 3 targets
Jones was back to being the #3 WR in the Packers offense during week 6. Jones was able to exploit blown coverage by a weak Lions secondary in the games first drive, turning it into a 47 yd td catch. Jones other reception was a short catch in the flats that he turned upfield for a first down. He made the most of what came his way in week 6.
Week 7 vs. CLE
Receiving: 1 / 5 / 1 on 1 targets
The Packers had little need for multiple wide receiver sets and weren't in enough critical down-and-distance situations for Jones to be a regular factor in the offense. His lone target and reception came on a stop route just over the goal line in which he had the Cleveland corner back on his heels and easily gained separation.
Week 8 vs. MIN
Receiving: 1 / 42 / 0 on 5 targets
Jones had a long catch and run on an improvisational play from Rodgers, and he had another catch called back by penalty, but Rodgers never really had time to calmly go through his progressions and find Jones on secondary routes.
Week 9 vs. TB
Receiving: 4 / 103 / 1 on 6 targets
Jones had his biggest game of the year, and most of it came on one play. On the Packers first drive, Jones was in single coverage, and Rodgers found him when he had a step on his man for a 74-yard TD. Jones also had a handful of short catches, and he showed that he is a hard-nosed runner after the reception.
Week 10 vs. DAL
Receiving: 3 / 17 / 0 on 6 targets
Jones string of 4 straight productive fantasy efforts came to an end in week 10 as he was held to just 3 catches for 17 yards. QB Aaron Rodgers targeted Jones more than other GB WR in the 1st half. He narrowly missed a TD catch to start the 4th quarter with Rodgers just slightly overthrowing him on the route. With fellow WR Jordy Nelson back in the lineup, Jones could see a small ding in his production for the remainder of the season.
Week 11 vs. SF
Receiving: 4 / 22 / 0 on 5 targets
Jones only caught a few short passes with Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley both back in the lineup for the first time in a month. He didn't create any good gains after the catch, but the good news for his owners is that two of the catches came in the red zone. He is only a desperation play as long as the Packers have their full complement of weapons in the passing game.
Week 12 vs. DET
Receiving: 4 / 35 / 1 on 4 targets
Jones continues to work out of the slot on 3rd downs and is really making nice plays when called upon. In week 12 he made a couple of nice 3rd down catches. Jones made a solid cutback move to find the end-zone from 21 yards out late in the 3rd quarter. Jones has apparently earned the #3 WR spot from Jordy Nelson and deserves to be watched closely as the season progresses.
Week 13 vs. BAL
Receiving: 4 / 44 / 0 on 7 targets
Jones was targeted often early, and also showed good timing with Rodgers on a nice back shoulder catch, but he also looked slow in the open field. He could have WR3/flex value if Jennings or Driver get nicked, but otherwise he's waiver wire fodder.
Week 14 vs. CHI
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones got one deep target, but he was overthrown. With Rodgers only attempting 24 passes, Jones was not a big part of the game plan on Sunday.
Week 15 vs. PIT
Receiving: 2 / 36 / 1 on 7 targets
Jones was missed when we he was open a few times early, and he also had a drop, but as the game went on, he played a bigger role, including a nice move after the catch to get a first down deep in Steelers territory. He went high to catch the go-ahead TD on a play that highlighted his natural ball skills and athleticism. He is a starting quality receiver, but he'll have to wait for Donald Driver to move on before he gets his turn.
Week 16 vs. SEA
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 3 targets
Jones got some red zone work, but not a lot of looks overall.
Week 17 vs. ARI
Receiving: 3 / 17 / 0 on 6 targets
Jones missed on a 3rd and goal in the end zone when the ball was thrown wide, just out of reach and out of bounds. He also dropped a wide-open catch down the middle of the field where he took his eyes off the ball to look for running lanes. He was held to 3 catches and will continue to lack a strong role as long as he is the 4th receiver and 5th option (after the emergence of Finley) in the offense.
Week 18 vs. ARI
Receiving: 3 / 50 / 1 on 5 targets
Jones had a bad drop early in the game, but he made amends with a catch-and-run TD on 4th down to bring the Pack within a score in the early fourth quarter.