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Week 1 vs. PHI
Receiving: 2 / 10 / 0 on 3 targets
James Jones was the third wide receiver in Week 1 for the Packers, catching two balls for a modest 10 yards against the Eagles. Jones had just three targets on the day.
Week 2 vs. BUF
Receiving: 3 / 32 / 1 on 7 targets
Jones was actually featured by Aaron Rodgers early in the game, with multiple in the red zone, but none were into scores in the first half. He did make a catch inside the five to set up Brandon Jackson's TD, and followed that up with a TD catch in the second half on a nice adjustment to a ball Aaron Rodgers threw to his outside hip away from the coverage. He is one of the most valuable #3 WRs in the league and he becomes a startable fantasy WR the moment that either Donald Driver or Greg Jennings gets hurt.
Week 3 vs. CHI
Receiving: 5 / 55 / 0 on 5 targets
Jones looks great at times but he made a very costly play late in the game when Brian Urlacher stripped him of the football. It could have happened to anyone but Urlacher and Briggs ganged up on him along the sidelines and before Jones could make it to the sidelines he fumbled the football. Outside of that Jones looked great last night. He caught most of the balls thrown his way and showed skills in taking short passes and finding yards after the catch. In fact Jones didn't miss a pass thrown his way all night. Jones looks like he should be starting and probably could on several teams around the league. He just happens to play behind Driver so it's only a matter of time before he is going to see more and more action. He also seems ahead of Jordy Nelson by a good deal right now.
Week 4 vs. DET
Receiving: 1 / 15 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones was on the field only when the Packers were in long passing down situations. With Jennings on the sidelines, Jones was able to sprint down the left sideline and make a nice comeback reception for 15 yards. It was his only reception of the game.
Week 5 vs. WAS
Receiving: 4 / 65 / 0 on 8 targets
From the box score alone, James Jones was the leading receiver for the Packers. However, his production was limited to the first quarter and his last reception came on Green Bay's 1st play of the second quarter. Jones was targeted four more times in the second quarter, but was unable to come up with any receptions. He did not even have a target in the second half. His biggest play was a great throw by Aaron Rodgers, where Rodgers was scrambling to avoid pressure and he threw a beautiful ball down the left side of the field to Jones. Rodgers dropped the ball in over the cornerback, but before the safety could get over in time and Jones made a great catch before taking the hit and going out of bounds. His final catch was a nice sideline pass where Jones worked his way up the field for an 11 yard gain and a 1st down.
Week 7 vs. MIN
Receiving: 4 / 107 / 0 on 8 targets
Jones led the Packers receiving core this game with some monster plays while stepping into Donald Driver's role in the Packer offense. Jones strength and deceptive speed were on display as he torched the Vikings secondary to the tune of 107 yards. Jones has some real ability and makes this group of receivers one of the best overall receiving corps in the league.
Week 8 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 5 targets
Although he was targeted five times on the day, wide receiver James Jones was held without a catch on Sunday.
Week 9 vs. DAL
Receiving: 8 / 123 / 1 on 9 targets
Jones was QB Aaron Rodgers go to guy on Sunday night allowing Jones to set career high across the board in the process. With Donald Driver out of the lineup Jones worked out of the flanker position and was all over the place making plays from the first series on. Despite the great production and TD catch, he also dropped a sure TD on slant coverage in the 4th quarter and fumbled his first catch of the night as well. As long as Driver is out Jones should be in your lineup.
Week 11 vs. MIN
Receiving: 3 / 51 / 1 on 5 targets
Jones caught a beauty along the sideline for a big gain. The pass was perfectly thrown and he had a couple of steps on his man and so was able to gain yards after the catch as well. At the end of the half, he again beat his man by a step and caught an impressive one-hander in the back of the end zone.
Week 12 vs. ATL
Receiving: 5 / 44 / 0 on 8 targets
James Jones played a part for the Packers on Sunday, as he lined up in three wide sets as the third wideout most of the time. Jones got targeted deep at one point in the game, but the pass was out of his reach. He stayed alive on 4th and 1 with the game on the line to make the play for Rodgers on the shovel pass and did well on the catches he had.
Week 13 vs. SF
Receiving: 2 / 8 / 0 on 4 targets
Was not asked to do much in this game plus Jennings and Driver were torching the San Fran secondary so opting for the 3rd and 4th options for Rodgers was not necessary.
Week 15 vs. NE
Receiving: 5 / 95 / 1 on 8 targets
James Jones was the Packers #1 WR in week 15 leading the team in targets, catches and yards. He also reeled in a 66 yard out route TD on a fine effort with his finger tips. The play came on slightly blown coverage but he still managed to make a nice snag to make it happen. Jones other receptions were mostly short in length as he was often Matt Flynn's safety valve when the pressure arrived. He continues to have his moments and is still a promising looking cog in this offense.
Week 16 vs. NYG
Receiving: 4 / 36 / 1 on 7 targets
Jones had a decent day which easily could have turned into a massive performance. Jones dropped a well thrown fade pass down the field which would have turned into an easy touchdown. Instead, he was unable to locate the ball in time and it fell harmlessly onto the ground. Jones had a nice touchdown, showing Chemistry with Rodgers who was able to find Jones in the endzone after a roll out. Jones has the size the speed and quickness to be a deep threat aswell as a redzone target. Jones would also have to contend with the myriad of weapons already in place in Greenbay and week to week production would be impossible in this offense.
Week 18 vs. PHI
Receiving: 1 / 9 / 1 on 2 targets
Jones followed up a 9 yard td in the 2nd quarter with a big drop at the end of the half. Jones broke free and had a chance to catch the one deep ball that Rodgers threw. Jones' hands have consistently been a source of trouble for Jones, and this problem is keeping him from being a trusted member of the Packers receiving corps.
Week 19 vs. ATL
Receiving: 4 / 75 / 1 on 4 targets
After dropping the ball last week on a deep pass from Rodgers, Jones seemed to be locked in on this one. His moment came in the 2nd quarter when he had to go high in the air and practically take the ball away from the CB that was guarding him. He also had a huge 34 yard reception earlier in the second quarter, where he spun away from a defender and soared up the right sideline for a first down, that led to another TD. Jones' hands are still an issue, but his talent definitely isn't, especially with the ball in his hands.
Week 20 vs. CHI
Receiving: 1 / 10 / 0 on 1 targets
Jones drew a long pass interference penalty right before Rodgers terrible interception to Urlacher, and he had a first-down gain on his one reception, but he did not play a large role in this game.
Week 21 vs. PIT
Jones dropped what might have been a lethal touchdown in the early third quarter, but he did make key catches on the drive following the Rashard Mendenhall fumble that ended with a TD putting the Packers up 11 and on the final field goal drive for the Packers.