RB Aaron Jones - Green Bay Packers

5-9, 208Born: 12-2-1994College: Texas-El PasoDrafted: Round 5, pick 182 (2017)

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Summary

In 2018, Aaron Jones proved that he deserves to be the Packers bell-cow back. Mike McCarthy never got the message though, as Jones averaged only 9.7 carries per game despite having the highest yards per carry (5.5 ypc) in NFL history among running backs with at least 200 carries. Jones finished the season with 729 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, while also catching 26 passes for 206 yards and one touchdown. He was the #24 running back in PPR scoring despite playing only 12 games. Simply put, Jones has the raw talent to be a superstar. He was given 10+ carries eight times in 2018, scoring touchdowns in seven of those games and averaging 19.3 fantasy points per game. Matt LaFleur has commented that Jones and Jamaal Williams will form a committee in 2019 while sharing running back duties. That may be the plan heading into the season, but if things shake out the way they did the last two years, LaFleur won't have the luxury of keeping Jones off the field. Jones is too dynamic a playmaker and while Williams may be versatile, he doesn't have the big play ability of his counterpart. Jones will be drafted as a #2 running back but has the upside to finish as a top 10 player. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 17, 14, 15, 15, 15, 17, 18, 19, 19, 22, 24
Overall Redraft - 38, 25, 30, 31, 32, 35, 39, 40, 53, 57
RB Redraft PPR - 17, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 18, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 38
Overall Redraft PPR - 36, 28, 28, 31, 31, 33, 34, 43, 48, 49, 52, 57
RB Dynasty - 24, 15, 21, 21, 22, 23, 39
Overall Dynasty - 43, 32, 42, 49, 56

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 GB 12 81 448 4 18 9 22 0
2018 GB 12 133 729 8 35 26 206 1 1
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 195.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.5 189.0 * * 35.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 180.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 186.0 * * 34.3 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Aaron Jones's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 35
RB: 17
Overall-PPR: 35
RB-PPR: 17

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Footballguys Articles

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  Sigmund Bloom - June 20
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  Jene Bramel - June 10
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  Dan Hindery - June 3
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  Sigmund Bloom - May 30

Articles from around the web

Breakout fantasy running backs in 2019
  Jeff Ratcliffe - June 13
Matt LaFleur Will Make Aaron Jones a Fantasy Stud
  Bennie Contrino - June 9
DON'T CALL IT A COMMITTEE: AARON JONES IS YOUR LEAD BACK IN GREEN BAY
  Parker McDonald - May 29
Different ways to look at yards per carry for fantasy
  Scott Barrett - June 14
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  Scott Barrett - June 12
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  Mike Tagliere - June 12
Fantasy football preseason preview: Running Backs
  David Dorey - June 11
20 Players Who Will Move Up Draft Boards
  Mike Tagliere - June 7
Aging curves: How years in the league impact flex players' fantasy potential
  Scott Barrett - June 6
Late Round Rookie Dart Throws
  Josh Robbins - June 3

Latest News

Packers | Green Bay auditioning returners (Thu Jun 13, 02:07 AM) - Green Bay Packers WR Trevor Davis and CB Jaire Alexander got the majority of work as punt/kickoff returners during the team's mandatory minicamp. WR Teo Redding also saw time with both units, while RB Aaron Jones got some reps on kickoffs.

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2019 Schedule

1@ Chicago Bears
2vs Minnesota Vikings
3vs Denver Broncos
4vs Philadelphia Eagles
5@ Dallas Cowboys
6vs Detroit Lions
7vs Oakland Raiders
8@ Kansas City Chiefs
9@ Los Angeles Chargers
10vs Carolina Panthers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13@ New York Giants
14vs Washington Redskins
15vs Chicago Bears
16@ Minnesota Vikings
17@ Detroit Lions