RB Aaron Jones - Green Bay Packers
|5-9, 208||Born: 12-2-1994||College: Texas-El Paso||Drafted: Round 5|
News you need to know
General News (Wed Nov 22): did not practice on Wednesday.
General News (Mon Nov 20): is facing several charges after he was arrested during a traffic incident in October, according to NFL.com. According to an incident report obtained from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Trooper D. Larson clocked Jones' vehicle traveling 79 in a 55 in Green Bay on Oct. 1. The report states that Larson smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and observed that Jones had red and bloodshot eyes. Jones told the trooper he smoked marijuana after he ate breakfast. Jones was placed under arrest for operating with a restricted controlled substance. The vehicle was searched and no contraband was found, per Larson.
Week 12: at Pittsburgh Steelers
FBG says: Tough matchup. In what's shaping up to be a lost, injury-ravaged season for the Packers, the backfield hasn't escaped the taint. Ty Montgomery has been banged up all season, and impressive rookie Aaron Jones is out for the foreseeable future, which likely leaves the Week 12 running game in the hands of fourth-round pick Jamaal Williams. Williams looks like a marginal NFL back, capable as an interior runner and in pass protection but lacking drastically in dynamism. A plodding prospect with ho-hum measurables, Williams has turned his recent volume opportunity (38 rushes over the past 2 weeks) into just 124 yards (3.26 per carry). He registered a goal line touchdown in Week 9, but in this drowning Packers offense, scoring opportunity comes rarely if at all. For the time being, Williams is a volume-dependent fantasy option who gives us few reasons to be optimistic. Pitting him against a smothering run defense like Pittsburgh's seems almost unfair. And still, virtually no one can run against this Steelers defense. They've hiccupped twice this year, being gashed in Weeks 3 and 5, but have been thoroughly impenetrable otherwise. Aside from those 2 games, opponents have averaged an anemic 3.19 yards per carry and an implausibly low 65.4 per game. Granted, those numbers are padded by a relatively soft slate of opposing run games - they've only faced 3 top-10 rushing offenses, and 2 of them (Chicago and Jacksonville) had massive success against them. But it's encouraging to note that they've shut down Kareem Hunt (9 for 21) and the DeMarco Murray/Derrick Henry duo (15 for 42) in recent weeks, and that Leonard Fournette's Week 5 eruption was largely buoyed by a 90-yard fourth-quarter run (he averaged just 3.37 yards otherwise). This unit is squarely among the league's hardest to face - and easiest to fantasy-bench running backs against.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 10 vs CHI (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones left the game on a cart during the first quarter, and reports have him missing 3-6 weeks with a MCL injury.
2017 Week 9 vs DET (5 / 12 / 0 rush, 5 / 2 / -1 / 0 rec)
Jones got the start but got fewer touches, fewer snaps and looked worse than Ty Montgomery. Jones had a hard time finding any room to run as the Lions could just focus on stopping the run and the rookie seemed to have a hard time adjusting to the extra pressure. As the team had to throw more, the Packers went with other options in pass protection as well, keeping Jones off the field.
2017 Week 7 vs NO (17 / 131 / 1 rush, 5 / 3 / 7 / 0 rec)
If it wasn't for Aaron Jones, Packers fans might have been leaving much earlier for a beer and some brats in the parking lot. As it stands there's no way Jones isn't the lead back here. Whether Ty Montgomery just isn't as good as the rookie or is still hurt, you can't keep Jones off the field. His biggest play was a 45-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. On the play, Jones took the handoff deep in the backfield. The offensive line's interior did a great job opening a running lane by pulling left guard Justin McCray to the right side to blow a hole in the defensive line for Jones. Saints safeties Kenny Vaccaro and Marcus Williams were too close to the line and couldn't react quickly enough to stop Jones who continued up the middle for a touchdown. Overall, while Jones doesn't look like a guy with massive game breaking speed, if you open up running lanes for him and give him some space, he shows the vision to avoid tackles and enough speed to get the job done, which he did repeatedly on Sunday.
2017 Week 6 vs MIN (13 / 41 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
As expected, Jones split carries with a returned Ty Montgomery, but also led in carries 13-10. He also saw one more target out of the backfield, though he only gained one yard on the play. With Aaron Rodgers injured, the Vikings were able to focus on the run game and that made things very hard for Jones. The rookie also looked like he had a little less burst and seemed a bit more unsure of himself against Minnesota.
2017 Week 5 vs DAL (19 / 125 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Jones has stepped in for an injured Ty Montgomery and a banged up Jamaal Williams, and he was really effective, with a 6.6 yards per carry average on 19 carries. He looked quick and elusive throughout the day, especially during his 7-yard touchdown run with less than a minute left in the first half. On that run, he did a good job rapidly getting to the line of scrimmage, then finding the crease to get past the defenders there and out into the open. Jones didn't see a ton of time in the passing game, but he was on the field on passing downs and did set up his own touchdown with his sole reception. Overall it was a nice start for the rookie and as of now it seems clear he is the backup to Montgomery..
2017 Week 4 vs CHI (13 / 49 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Both starter Ty Montgomery and backup Jamaal Williams left the game, which put Jones in the driver's seat and he looked pretty good considering the mess that passes for the Green Bay offensive line. Jones did a really nice job getting skinny and finding the hole at the line of scrimmage on his 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He showed some burst and toughness while running, but it was tough to get a really good indication of his ability coming in cold and with a battered offensive line. What he showed was a good start though, and while he doesn't look like a guy who will create a ton of yards when the line is disjointed, Jones does look like a sturdy runner who will get what he can and not cough the ball up.
Latest NewsPackers | Ty Montgomery, Aaron Jones still out (Thu Nov 23, 02:17 PM) - Green Bay Packers RBs Ty Montgomery (ribs) and Aaron Jones (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 23. Our View: This is no suprise, and we aren't expecting them to play this weekend. Jamaal Williams will get the start and we think he'll be a decent RB3.
link to story Packers | Aaron Jones misses practice (Wed Nov 22, 05:38 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) remained sidelined at practice Wednesday, Nov. 22. Our View: Jones is likely to miss the rest of the fantasy regular season. However, there's a chance he could return for the fantasy playoffs. It's a risk, but those with bench space can stubbornly hold on waiting for a return.
link to story Packers | Aaron Jones arrested last month (Mon Nov 20, 12:14 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) was arrested Oct. 1, and faces several charges stemming from a traffic stop in which he admitted to smoking marijuana. Jones has pleaded not guilty to counts of speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system, according to Wisconsin court records. Our View: A fifth-round pick out of UTEP this year, Jones had flashed for the Packers as their lead back before an injury knocked him out of the lineup. He's currently recovering from an MCL injury, and this legal situation is something that could be hashed out near the end of the season.
link to story Packers | Week 11 inactives for Green Bay (Sun Nov 19, 11:42 AM) - The Green Bay Packers have declared DT Montravius Adams, FS Morgan Burnett, RB Aaron Jones, CB Kevin King, RB Ty Montgomery, LB Chris Odom, OL Adam Pankey inactive for Week 11. Our View: Jamaal Williams will get the start today, and he's a volume flex play. The Ravens run defense is tough and the team should also give some looks to fellow rookie Devante Mays.
Packers | Aaron Jones, Ty Montgomery both out (Fri Nov 17, 04:35 PM) - Green Bay Packers RBs Aaron Jones (knee) and Ty Montgomery (ribs) have each been ruled out for Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens. Our View: We'll see Jamaal Williams as the lead back for the Packers this week. The Ravens have a tough run defense, but Williams should get a sizable role...enough to make him a consideration as a low-end RB2 or RB3/flex play for fantasy owners in Week 11.
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