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S Josh Jones - Green Bay Packers

6-1, 220Born: 9-20-1994College: NC StateDrafted: Round 2, pick 61 (2017)

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With Morgan Burnett moving on to the Steelers, it leaves Josh Jones in a position to take over at strong safety. As a rookie, Jones logged a whopping 731 snaps, and though he had growing pains, he had games in which he played well and showed the ability to come up near the line of scrimmage and play the run. While Jones will now transition to more of a traditional safety role than what he saw as a rookie, he will continue to get linebacker snaps in certain packages, making him even more valuable. With the defense recalibrating under Mike Pettine's new scheme, there should still be plenty of tackles to go around, meaning Jones, like Burnett before him, has a great shot at finishing in the top fifteen among fantasy defensive backs. (August 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

S Redraft - 16, 10, 12, 19, 33, 41
Overall Redraft - 88, 59
S Dynasty - 20, 14, 19, 23, 33
Overall Dynasty - 80, 58

Stats and Projections

2017 GB 16.0 58.0 11.0 2 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.0 0.0
2018 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 72.0 * * * * * * *
2018 PROJ-Norton 16.0 50.0 * * * * * * *

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Latest News

Packers | Josh Jones injured (Fri Aug 10, 01:36 AM) - Green Bay Packers SS Josh Jones (head) left the field in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion on Thursday, Aug. 9. S Jermaine Whitehead (back) also left the game with a back injury.

Our View: Jones is an important player in the Packers defense and intriguing IDP commodity as a safety/linebacker tweener. We'll be watching for updates on his status.
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2018 Schedule

1vs Chicago Bears
2vs Minnesota Vikings
3@ Washington Redskins
4vs Buffalo Bills
5@ Detroit Lions
6vs San Francisco 49ers
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8@ Los Angeles Rams
9@ New England Patriots
10vs Miami Dolphins
11@ Seattle Seahawks
12@ Minnesota Vikings
13vs Arizona Cardinals
14vs Atlanta Falcons
15@ Chicago Bears
16@ New York Jets
17vs Detroit Lions