RB Aaron Jones - Green Bay Packers

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): The Bears bottled up Jones for much of the game and Jamaal Williams took more work than expected. He should still have better days ahead, although the Vikings could be another tough draw in Week 2.

Week 2: vs Minnesota Vikings

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Packers predictably struggled in their season-opener against the elite Chicago Bears defense. Aaron Jones led the backfield with 13 carries for 39 yards. While Jones was the clear lead back, the snap split was still pretty close with Jones seeing just 59% of snaps compared to 41% from Jamaal Williams. Williams was alotted five carries but did basically nothing with them, netting out to zero rushing yards. Jones did head to the sideline briefly with what appeared to be a hand injury, but he returned to the field on the following drive and is not listed on the injury report. The Packers offensive line had a tough time against one of the top defensive lines in football, and things will not improve much this week as they draw another difficult matchup against the Vikings. The Vikings allowed just 50 rushing yards to Falcons running backs last week as their defensive line commanded the trenches combined with a game script that forced the Falcons to go pass-heavy. Devonta Freeman was held to only 19 yards on eight carries. The Vikings interior defensive line appeared to pick up right where they left off last season as a top-tier unit. Despite the loss of Sheldon Richardson, Linval Joseph and Shamar Stephen played very well against the run. Linebackers Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr also did well picking up the slack while Harrison Smith made some great tackles from the third level--leading the team with eight solo tackles. The Packers offensive line may not have looked great last week against the Bears, but this is still a talented unit that should match up well even against this stout Vikings defensive front. Even if the Packers do win in the trenches, the Vikings have solid playmakers on the second and third level to chip in--a trait that continues to make them a top-tier run defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at CHI 38 13 39 0 1 1.0 0 0 0 3.9
2 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds * 14 * * 1.8 * * * *
2 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay * 13 * * 1.4 * * * *
2 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom * 16 * * 2.0 * * * *

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.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs CHI (13 / 39 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Aaron Jones rushed 13 times for 39 yards in the Packers 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears on the opening night of the 2019 NFL season. Jones also caught his only target in the passing game, although the catch was credited as having not gained any yardage. Much like the rest of the Packers offense, Jones was unable to find a groove against a stout Bears defensive front. Five of Jones 13 carries went for no gain, while another three went for gains of two yards or less. The only upside for Jones in this game was the fact that he out-touched Jamaal Williams 14 to seven. Williams gained a total of zero yards on five carries, so it looks as though Jones will continue to see the lions share of the touches in the Packers backfield.

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Packers | Aaron Jones bottled up (Thu Sep 5, 11:38 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones rushed 13 times for 39 yards and caught one pass for no gain in a 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 1.

Our View: Jones had a few nice runs in the second half, but also ceded more work to Jamaal Williams than Jones third-round ADP anticipated. Next week against the Vikings won't be that much easier.
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Packers | Aaron Jones able to return (Thu Sep 5, 11:04 PM) - Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (undisclosed) returned against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Packers | Aaron Jones being checked out (Thu Sep 5, 10:37 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (undisclosed) is being checked out by trainers on the sidelines during the Week 1 game against the Chicago Bears Thursday, Sept. 5.

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Packers | Aaron Jones not on injury list (Wed Sep 4, 02:06 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 1. The team did not practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.

Our View: Even without a practice, it's a good sign for Jones not to be on the injury report. He'll be the lead back for the Packers on Thursday night in a tough matchup against the Bears. Jones should be a flex play for Fantasy GMs in Week 1.
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Packers | Aaron Jones takes part in practice (Mon Sep 2, 06:20 PM) - Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 2.

Our View: It's a good sign for Jones and his availability for Thursday night's season opener against the Bears. It's a tough matchup against Chicago, so consider Jones a low-end RB2 or flex play in Week 1.
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Schedule

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