WR Jacoby Jones - Free Agent
|6-2, 210||Born: 7-11-1984||College: Lane||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2007|
2014 Week 1 vs CIN (7 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones had a bad day as a return man and an equally unimpressive day as receiver. He did a nice job of working back to Flacco as he scrambled and picked up a first down. Flacco went back to him the very next play as Jones streaked past Leon Hall down the middle of the field but he dropped the perfect pass.
2013 Week 1 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones caught both of his early game targets. One a crossing route versus zone and the other he beat Chris Harris Inside for a first down in man coverage. Jones is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain.
2013 Week 6 vs GB (2 / 2 / 42 / 1 rec)
Jacoby Jones wasn't too heavily involved in the passing game but made his presence felt and caught both of his targets. The Packers were giving Jones a large cushion most of the game and the Ravens should have exploited this with shorter routes. Jones had a long reception on a crossing route and turned it into a 31 yard gain. Later, he caught a touchdown when Sam Shields was caught looking into the backfield.
2013 Week 7 vs PIT (8 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones wasn't heavily involved until late in the game. His receptions were quick throws against zone coverage not amounting to much. Flacco was able to find Jones after scrambling around after the initial play broke. His sole deep target was underthrown by Flacco on a potential 50 yard touchdown.
2013 Week 9 vs CLE (8 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones could have had a big game against the Browns. He was getting separation down the field but Flacco was never able to connect with him on a route more than 5 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. Jones saw 2 early targets but was unable to catch either. The first was a quick hitch route and the other was a deep out Flacco was late throwing. Jones had deep separation on a go route but a Flacco underthrow resulted in an interception instead of a touchdown.
2013 Week 10 vs CIN (2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones drew a long pass interference call on Reggie Nelson that would have been a sure touchdown if not underthrown by Flacco. His next catch was a slant route against man coverage. Jones made a contested catch on third down to pick up a key first down.
2013 Week 11 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Jacoby Jones made a nice grab on a comeback route for a first down. Jones also picked up a reception on a shallow cross and got an end around opportunity but the Bears were ready for the call.
2013 Week 12 vs NYJ (6 / 4 / 103 / 1 rec)
Jacoby Jones had his best game of the year as a receiver and returner against the Jets. Jones had 3 early receptions. He got the ball early on a hitch route and picked up a first down. Flacco targeted Jones deep but Dee Millner had perfect coverage on the play and Jones could only knock away the potential interception. On the following possession Flacco found Jones running free through zone coverage for a gain of 15. Flacco found Jones down the sideline, as Flacco scrambled, for a gain of 9. Jones wasn't targeted again until off of play action Flacco threw a bomb to Jones as he ran by Ed Reed and Dee Millner for a 66 yard touchdown.
2013 Week 13 vs PIT (7 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones continues to make plays for the Ravens as a returner and receiver. Jones got behind the Steeler's secondary but was underthrown by Flacco and the pass fell incomplete. Pass interference could have been called but a better throw would have been a sure touchdown. Jones continues to make more plays as a receiver. Facing off coverage frequently he had success on comeback routes. Flacco looks to Jones when plays break down. Flacco lofted a pass to Jones as he worked to get open. Jones shielded the defender, elevated and brought in the pass for a 34 yard gain.
2013 Week 14 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)
Jacoby Jones was targeted heavily early in the game. Jones is able to exploit defensive backs respecting his speed. He shields the defender from the ball and makes the play. Jones got a deep target and was in position to make the play but instead let the ball bounce off his hands and chest to a Viking's defender for an interception. He followed it up with a reception on a deep in for a first down against zone coverage. He made up for the interception with a punt return for a touchdown with less than 2 minutes to go. On the return the Vikings kicked it high and short allowing Jones to get a head of steam and show off his incredible speed down the sideline.
2013 Week 15 vs DET (9 / 6 / 80 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones is proving to be a valuable outside threat for the Ravens. Jones fueled multiple scoring drives single handedly. Jones made his first grab on a comeback route against zone coverage. Jones' hands seemed stronger than ever as he extended and snatched the ball out of the air all game. Jones found the soft spot in zone on an in breaking route for 18 yards. Then beat zone again on a corner route for 20 more yards. Then he got a bubble screen thrown to him but poor blocking held him to only gain a couple. Down 1 with a little more than 2 minutes to play Jones came up big for the Ravens. First he returned the kickoff to the 35 for good starting field position. Jones then snagged a bullet from Flacco between a safety and corner for a 30 yard gain setting up the game winning field goal.
2013 Week 16 vs NE (4 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones had a rough day as a receiver. All his targets were incomplete or intercepted except for one comeback route against zone coverage.
2013 Week 17 vs CIN (8 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones had a pair of endzone targets but came up just empty on both. The first was knocked away by a George Iloka. The second was a narrow miss by Flacco but Jones may have come up with the catch had he dove for it. Jones got a couple of other deep targets but Flacco's inaccuracy didn't lead to any catches.
2012 Week 2 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 21 / 1 rec)
Jones only had one reception on the day, but that reception was an impressive touchdown catch. He was in single coverage against Nnamdi Asomugha. Asomugha lined up in press coverage and played him aggressively from the snap of the ball. Jones was running a double move route down the sideline with an inside fake. Jones was initially prevented from reaching his spot, but once he fought his way into position, he showed an excellent inside move to free himself down the sideline. Flacco hit him in stride for 21 yards and a touchdown. Jones had two other notable targets. One was a touchdown reception that was negated by an offensive pass interference call, while the other was a post route where he beat Asomugha in single coverage again. Asomugha was forced to hold Jones as he broke inside and drew the flag.
2012 Week 3 vs NE (4 / 3 / 86 / 0 rec)
Jones may have made the biggest play of the day. One week after having a crucial pass interference call go against him, the wide receiver drew his on PI call on the final drive of the night to set the Ravens up in game winning field position. He thoroughly beat his man on the route only to be grabbed while the ball was in the air. Jones has always had run after catch skill; it was just the after catch part that killed him. Against the Pats, he had receptions of 41 yards, 24 yards and 21 yards. A few of his catches were of the impressive variety. He was at best the fourth option in the passing game, but he came through when the Ravens needed him to. That could pay off down the road.
2012 Week 4 vs CLE (7 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Not a spectacular outing, but Jones caught his catchable balls on hitches and curls. Jones had little chance at the ball on Flacco's incomplete attempts deep.
2012 Week 6 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Jones had three targets on the day, catching two passes for 15 yards. He also tied an NFL record by returning a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown. Jones is primarily running go routes on the outside and only sees the field as Baltimore's 4th receiver.
2012 Week 10 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 54 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Jones was involved in the offense more than usual this week. His four opportunities (three targets and a rushing attempt) mark his most chances since Week 4. In addition to a long catch-and-run reception for a touchdown when the game was still close, Jones made an impact on special teams. He took a kickoff from the end zone untouched for the score early in the fourth quarter, the cherry on top of a blowout win for Baltimore.
2012 Week 11 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 1 / 0 rec)
During the first quarter, Jacoby Jones made the play of the game. Jones demonstrated great speed, quickness, and vision in the open field by running a punt return back for a 63-yard touchdown. On offense, Jones had trouble making plays in space. During the second quarter, Jones caught his first pass at the line of scrimmage and accelerated up field for five yards. Flacco came back to Jones on the next play, but he was tackled behind the line of scrimmage for a four yard loss. During the second half, Jones dropped both of his targets. On both plays, Jones ran out-routes, but had trouble beating press coverage and completing the catch. Jones is dangerous in space, but his route running ability and hands aren't very good.
2012 Week 12 vs SD (7 / 5 / 50 / 0 rec)
Jones was pretty busy in the game, snagging five passes but none close to being scoring chances. And unfortunately, his biggest mistakes in the game mostly overshadowed his positive offensive contributions. He got wide open on the sideline for what would have been an easy first down catch, but Jones allowed the ball to bounce right off his hands for an incompletion. He also lost the ball on a kick return that was nearly returned for a score by San Diego. However, the play was ruled that he was down by contact prior to losing the ball.
2012 Week 13 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Jones' first reception came at the very end of the third quarter when he caught a screen pass that went for just two yards. He was also the target of a few Flacco longballs that weren't catchable.
2012 Week 15 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones was the only Ravens wide receiver who topped 30 yards on the day, and that was because of a big 43 yard play towards the end of the first half. Flacco threw the ball roughly 40 yards in the air, and Jones turned around nicely and stuck his hands up in the air for the catch. Other than that, Jones had a couple minor catches that went for a 4yards each. Jones also briefly left the game with an injury, but came back soon after.
2012 Week 16 vs NYG (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones only had one catch on Sunday but had a questionable decision overturned to erase a touchdown reception in the first half. Jones caught the pass in the redzone, extended his arm over the goal line for the score but he lost the ball as he went to the ground. The officials then ruled there was no "football move" involved after his catch and called the pass incomplete. Jones had another catch negated on a screen play by a personal foul by LT Oher. Jones' only recorded reception was merely a short gain on an out pattern. Jones used his speed to get down the field on a deep pass attempt from Flacco but the pass was slightly overthrown.
2012 Week 17 vs CIN (5 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Jones almost had a touchdown catch at the end of the game, as Taylor went deep to an open Jones sprinting down the left sideline. Jones beat his man right off the line and was open before the goal line, but Taylor led the ball just a bit out of bounds. Jones caught the ball and was only able to get one foot in bounds. Jones' long catch of the day came on a medium post route while Flacco was still in the game, gaining good position on the coverage and catching the accurate throw for a gain of 24 yards. Jones pulled a 25 yard pass interference penalty when Taylor threw deep to him on the right and the corner could only hold on to Jones to prevent the catch. Jones also caught a quick slant and a quick hook to round out his day.
2012 Week 18 vs IND (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
The return specialist and additional receiver made his presence felt in the playoff win against the Colts. Early in the game, Jones returned every kick for good yardage, flipping field position as Baltimore gained their lead. During the two-minute drill of the first half, Jones caught an important slant target on third down to keep the scoring drive in motion.
2012 Week 19 vs DEN (5 / 2 / 77 / 1 rec)
It was a rough start to the game against Denver as Jones misplayed a kickoff that left the Ravens offense starting at their own six-yard-line. In the field goal range with three minutes to go in regulation, Jones dropped a third down target, which would have been, at a minimum, very close to the first down marker. This was shaping up to be a disastrous game, like Lee Evans' game against New England last season. Jones then made the play that saved Baltimore's season. He then got free deep with just under a minute to play, outrunning two Denver defenders to the end zone. The long touchdown tied the game, shocking Denver, and ultimately winning the game after more than 15 minutes of overtime play. While Jones has never lived up to the expectations of a receiver with an impressive size and speed combination, this was one of his highlight moments in one of the biggest spots for this Ravens team in recent seasons
2012 Week 20 vs NE (0 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Jones wasn't involved much. His first reception came in the fourth quarter when he caught a quick slant route for six yards on first and 10.
2011 Week 1 vs IND (3 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Hauling in all three passes thrown his way, Jacoby Jones avoided the drops that have plagued his progress to date. After the injury to Kevin Walter, Jones saw increased time though his run blocking is still not up to the same level. Jones had one red zone target and also returned a punt for a touchdown.
2011 Week 2 vs MIA (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
With starting receiver Kevin Walter out, Jacoby Jones became the main option on the far side of the field from Andre Johnson. Jones, who has been criticized in the past for having too many drops, had receptions on all three catchable passes thrown his way. Jones did not have any red zone targets, but for leagues that give punt return points, he is a threat to take a punt the distance. Jones returned a punt 40 yards before he was brought down by the punter, the last defender between Jones and the end zone.
2011 Week 3 vs NO (2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Almost an afterthought in this game, Jones lost some of his playing time back to Kevin Walter who had returned from injury. Jones had one opportunity deep, but the defender cut in front of him and nearly intercepted it. Jones only had one opportunity for punt return yards as he was either brought down by coverage immediately, or the ball was punted away from him out of bounds.
2011 Week 4 vs PIT (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones didn't get many targets, but he got a high value deep ball late that was barely broken up by Keenan Lewis. He could become a boom/bust bench player in deep leagues while Andre Johnson is out as the new starter at WR.
2011 Week 5 vs OAK (11 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Jones got a lot of targets, but he was mostly a victim of Schaub's inconsistency. He was targeted on short routes early and deeper routes later in the game, but Schaub didn't have the time, passing lanes, or accuracy to make good on most of the passes. He did draw a pass interference on a fourth down to keep the Texans chances alive, and he should do more vs. Baltimore next week if the offensive line can give Schaub more time to throw and Schaub can do more with that time.
2011 Week 6 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 76 / 1 rec)
In addition to his seven targets, Jones was thrown to another pair of times where defensive holding occurred. Jones scored a 32 yard touchdown when four of the five Ravens defenders in the secondary covered TE Owen Daniels, leaving Jones alone with safety Ed Reed deep upfield. Jones also made a tough 21 yard catch where he held on to the ball while going to the ground despite a bit hit from Reed.
2011 Week 7 vs TEN (4 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)
Along with Kevin Walter, Jones was the most targeted wide receiver for the Texans. With Owen Daniels, Ben Tate and Arian Foster going off though, he and Walters were relegated to also-ran status. Three of Jones' four targets were on deep passes, though he was only able to come down with one of the long attempts and two catches total.
2011 Week 8 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 59 / 0 rec)
Jones had a pretty decent day enjoying possibly the final week of his expanded role in Andre Johnson's absence, hauling in a couple of critical catches, including a 28 yarder where he found himself wide open in the soft zone coverage of the Jaguars. Jones also had a huge field position-changing punt return of 33 yards that set up the Texans' second TD to start the second half.
2011 Week 9 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
In addition to a 50-yard punt return, Jones made decent work of his limited opportunities in his expanded role in Andre Johnson's absence, gaining separation and showing some moves after the catch.
2011 Week 10 vs TB (3 / 2 / 87 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Jones scored on the first play of the game when the entire defense went for a run fake and Schaub ran a bootleg. Jones had to stop and wait for the ball, allowing a pair of defenders to reach him shortly after he made the catch. Jones put a move on them and took the ball the rest of the way to the end zone. The Texans seldom passed so there were few other opportunities for Jones.
2011 Week 12 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Jones biggest contributions to the game came as a punt returner where he had two long returns to set the Texans up with good field position. Jones' lone catch came from TJ Yates as the Texans drove the field at the end of the first half.
2011 Week 14 vs CIN (6 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Used mainly as a deep target to try to stretch the field, Jones had a step on a defender on a deep pass the first play of the game, but failed to bring it in. He was also thrown to near the end zone twice, overthrown on one pass and the victim of pass interference at the six yard line on the game winning drive.
2011 Week 15 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones caught only one pass on a dig route in the latter stages of the game as Yates began to push the ball downfield a little more. Jones also contributed as a returner, breaking a couple of nice returns.
2011 Week 16 vs IND (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
With Houston failing to sustain drives and Yates seldom looking deeper than his first option, Jones had to resort to picking off a batted ball meant for Kevin Walter in order to get some completions. He grabbed a ball that twice bounced off a defender for a key first down as Houston was trying to run out the clock at the end of the game. His best play was a 15 yard reverse. Jones continues to show as much or more value as a punt returner as he does as a receiver.
2011 Week 17 vs TEN (7 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Jones play regressed this season as the Texans experienced trouble with their quarterback play and inconsistency in the passing game. That said, Jones had the opportunity to take the extra playing time he received and become a more valuable part of the offense and he simply did not do so. He did have three receptions and one carry against the Titans but despite his ample speed, he simply does not have the ability to get separation necessary to do much with the ball on shorter routes.
2010 Week 1 vs IND (6 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Jones started the game as the Texans' third wideout and was sent on a number of "go" routes early in the first half in an effort to open things up for Andre Johnson. Jones's best catch was on an out route to the right sideline during the Texans' first touchdown drive. Jones caught the ball in stride then raced to the right sideline, cutting up-field for a 23 yard gain. His impact was felt again on the next play as he lined up on the left side with Andre Johnson and ran a go route up the seam, taking two defensive backs with him, allowing Johnson to easily catch a 20 yard pass. Jones also returned two kicks, showing that Gary Kubiak still sees him as too valuable a return man to dedicate completely to the receiving game.
2010 Week 2 vs WAS (9 / 6 / 53 / 1 rec)
Jones made a few nice plays but was not as consistent as either Johnson or Walter. He caught a short five yard touchdown pass when Schaub found him wide open in the front corner of the end zone. He flashed some of his athletic ability on a 50+ yard punt return that was called back for a holding penalty.
2010 Week 3 vs DAL (5 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
Jones continued his emergence as the Texans second most dangerous receiver with another solid game against the Cowboys. Jones was lined up most often on the right side of the field and was targeted often by Matt Schaub on quick slants and short, out patterns. Schaub's favorite way to target Jones is on an out pattern to the right side when Jones is single covered and the opposition's safety has cheated to the middle of the field. Most often, Schaub will send Kevin Walter in motion to the left side of the field, leaving Jones alone on the right. Upon Schaub taking the snap, Jones will speed up the field 7 to 10 yards before cutting to the sideline. If the corner tries to jump the out route, Jones will turn it in to an "out and up" and look for a deep ball from Schaub. This play has been utilized in all three games this season, including on Jones' most impressive catch Sunday against the Cowboys (a 13 yard gain when Jones drew Terrence Newman as his cover-man). Otherwise, Jones is being utilized much more as a "possession" receiver this year, and Sunday he was targeted on numerous slants and quick passes rather then simply being sent deep every time he was on the field as happened in 2009.
2010 Week 4 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Jones finished the day with one reception for twelve yards. He was also targeted on a third down pass in the fourth quarter but the ball came in too low for a reception. With Andre Johnson out against the Raiders, Jones' was expected to have a bigger role, but he left the game with a calf injury. However, the emergence of Joel Dreessen as a pass catcher and the continued success of the Texans' running game limited his opportunities.
2010 Week 6 vs KC (4 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
Jones had a productive day for the Texans as a pass catcher, but the numbers do not tell the whole story. The Texans, intent on running the ball in the first half, did not open the offense to a three-wide set until the third quarter. Until then, the team had been utilizing two tight ends and only two receivers in Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter. Not until a fast offense was needed in the second half did Jones see the field as a receiver. All of his targets and receptions came in the second half on short passes. He had a reception on an out pattern on each side of the field and two receptions on quick slants across the middle of the field. Jones also returned kicks for the Texans.
2010 Week 9 vs SD (5 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Jones caught four passes, but it was the one that got away that will sting the most. QB Matt Schaub fired a pass into the end zone that was nearly intercepted by a San Diego defender. However, the ball bounced off the defender's hands and continued on a path toward Jones. He was unable to gain control of the ball, however, and it fell to the ground for an incompletion. It was difficult to maintain concentration after the initial deflection, but it's still a pass that an NFL receiver likely should catch.
2010 Week 12 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Jones only caught one pass in addition to his kick return duties. Even though he is technically the team's number three wide receiver, he is not being targeted often in the passing game as the Texans offense finally has figured out how to run the ball. As a result, Jones, who was often on the receiving end of long downfield passes, is spending much of his time sprinting straight down the field in an effort to draw a safety away from Andre Johnson.
2010 Week 13 vs PHI (2 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)
Jacoby Jones caught only two passes against Philadelphia in Week 13, highlighted by a second quarter touchdown where QB Matt Schaub was scrambling to his right and Jones found a soft spot in the end zone for the catch. Jones only had three targets on the night, few than TE Joel Dreessen (eight) and fellow wide receiver Kevin Walter (six) even with Andre Johnson at less than full strength. Jones is too far down the depth chart for any fantasy value right now.
2010 Week 14 vs BAL (9 / 5 / 52 / 1 rec)
After a season of being relatively quiet as a receiver, Jones finally broke out with a big second half that included a clutch touchdown reception and a tough two-point conversion catch that sent the game to overtime. On the touchdown, he lined up on the right side and ran a quick out to the front right corner of the endzone. With Andre Johnson drawing coverage to the middle on an underneath route, Jones was open to the outside for the score. Three minutes later, Jones caught the game-tying two point conversion on a pass that may have been intended for Johnson. On the play, Jones lined up on the left side of the field inside of Johnson. He faked a cut to the inside before drifting to the left sideline. Schaub's pass was high but Jones deftly jumped up and caught it, sending the game to overtime.
2010 Week 15 vs TEN (9 / 7 / 50 / 0 rec)
Jones provided a reliable short range target for Schaub, and as such had a fair number of opportunities in the first half, when Schaub had trouble getting the ball down field. His downside is that he never really had a chance to break free, as the Titans coverage was tight all day. One big play is all that stood between turning his line from mediocre to starter worthy.
2010 Week 16 vs DEN (7 / 5 / 115 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Jacoby Jones was the big play threat for Matt Schaub today in the absence of Andre Johnson. Jones was targeted often and produced the goods as he came up with a nice catch on an 11 yard quick slant early on. Jones was the hot read on a blitz by the Broncos and Schaub found him quickly, allowing Jones to race 47 yards up the field like a punt returner. Jones also reeled in a 33 yard pass off play action as Schaub hit him perfectly in the bread basket. Jones was a big part of the Texans passing attack and showcased the kinds of skills that have coaches so excited for the future.
2010 Week 17 vs JAX (7 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
Jones played in the "X" receiver position for the Texans in Andre Johnson's absence and performed admirably. He finished the day with 5 receptions, all of which came within 8 yards of the line of scrimmage. Jones primarily ran hitch patterns and crossing routes and quarterback Matt Schaub did an excellent job getting him the ball in full stride so he could use his speed to gain yards after the catch. Jones' best catch came on a crossing pattern wherein Jones came in motion on from the right side, cut up field on a slant, caught the ball in stride 8 yards down field and then tacked on 10 more before being brought down by the Jacksonville safety. Jones finished the season with 51 receptions for 562 yards and a touchdown in addition to 698 return yards.
2009 Week 2 vs TEN (4 / 2 / 73 / 1 rec)
Outside of Andre Johnson's 72 yard touchdown, Jacoby Jones had the Texans best highlight with a rolling touchdown catch to tie the game after the Texans had fallen behind by 14 points in the 2nd quarter. Jones ran a slant across the middle of the field and caught the ball at the goalline before rolling over Nick Harper to score. Jones also had a 29 yard reception and finished the day with two catches for 73 yards on 4 targets. If Kevin Walter's injuries continue to keep him out of games, Jones could put together a solid season playing opposite Andre Johnson.
2009 Week 3 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 23 / 1 rec)
Jacoby Jones caught two passes for 23 yards including an 18 yard touchdown against the Jaguars. With Kevin Walter healthy, Jones is the Texans WR3 but appears to have Matt Schaub's trust near the goalline. Most of Jones' routes are deep posts with the occasional slant thrown in on 3rd down.
2009 Week 4 vs OAK (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones only had one catch for six yards against the Raiders but certainly made his mark on special teams. Jones returned six punts for a net of seven yards but took a free kick (after a safety) 95 yards for a touchdown. On the return, Jones streaked up the middle before veering right with such quickness that the Raiders' punter immediately gave up pursuit. Jones also fumbled one kick return but the ball was recovered by the Texans.
2009 Week 5 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Jones once again showed that his real value to the Texans is as a kick returner. He received a punt and, after waiting for a second or two for his blocks to develop, darted up the left side of the field for 63 yards before being run out of bounds. Jones also had one reception for 4 yards when the Texans were in a five wide set. With the return of Kevin Walter, however, Jones doesn't have much value except in leagues that award points for return yardage.
2009 Week 6 vs CIN (2 / 2 / 29 / 1 rec)
Jones was left wide open after a strong play action fake by Matt Schaub and easily caught a pass in the end zone on a skinny post route. He was frequently used in three wide receiver sets.
2009 Week 8 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 36 / 0 rec, 1 / 17 / 0 rush)
Explosive as always, Jones touched the ball a few times on offense in week 8. He gained 17 yards on an end around and displayed tremendous speed while working out of the slot on a 37 yard reception. Jones is a beast right now in return formats, and he continues to show signs of being a potential breakout star if given the chance. Keep a watchful eye on this guy and roster him in deep dynasty leagues if you have the space.
2009 Week 9 vs IND (5 / 4 / 67 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Jones was thrust in to the lineup as the third receiving option in the absence of tight end Owen Daniels. Jones made the most of his opportunity, catching 4 passes for 67 yards including a 45 yard catch on a deep ball by Matt Schaub. Jones speed seems like a natural fit for the Texans potent offense, but he is still relying on physical talent more then technique to beat defenders. On at least 3 snaps, Jones was contacted within 5 yards and never recovered well enough to finish his route. He will certainly need to improve as a route runner if he is going to be a long term contributor to the Texans offense. Jones also returned kicks on Sunday but was unable to break a long return as he has in 3 of the last 4 games.
2009 Week 12 vs IND (4 / 3 / 27 / 1 rec)
Jones had three receptions against the Colts, including a 10 yard touchdown pass with under a minute to play. Jones has shown improved route-running ability since the beginning of the year and with his substantial long speed, it seems it will only be a matter of time until he's running a lot of deep routes for the Texans.
2009 Week 15 vs STL (5 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Jones had 3 catches for 17 yards as the Texans 3rd receiver. All of his catches came on hitch patterns and out routes on the right side of the field. Moats ran two deep routes but was not thrown to either time.
2009 Week 16 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 79 / 1 rec)
Jones had the catch of the game against Miami. On the pass, Jones ran a hitch pattern about 20 yards up the right seam. He caught the Matt Schaub pass, turned to the outside and sped to the endzone, adding a nice cutback at the 5 yard line to elude the last tackler. For the game, Jones was the Texans 3rd receiver on three-wide sets. Its a little surprising to see him with such an inconsistent role in the passing game as he clearly has the speed and quickness - as well as improving hands - to excel in the Texans potent offense.
2009 Week 17 vs NE (6 / 5 / 65 / 1 rec)
Jones had perhaps his best game of the year against the Patriots. Outside of an early pass that ricocheted off of his hands and in to Darius Butler's grasp (who then returned it for a 96 yard touchdown), Jones was surehanded and quick. He had 5 catches for 65 yards. His best catch came on a go route from the 8 yard line. Schaub took a three step drop and rifled the ball between two defenders to Jones. Jones had to elevate to catch the touchdown but was able to come down with both feet in bounds to tie the game for the Texans. Jones also had a stellar punt return in the second half that took the Texans across midfield. Jones finished the season with only 27 catches but averaged 16.2 yards per reception and scored 6 receiving touchdowns.
2008 Week 4 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Jones' involvement was more as a kick returner than a receiver.
2008 Week 6 vs MIA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones warrants mention for his 70 yard punt return in the second quarter. After the TD he hopped up into the awaiting arms of the fans in the end zone, where his mother was sitting!
2008 Week 9 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 31 / 0 rec)
His one reception of the game was a nice deep route with some nice yards after the catch. His main part of the game plan was returning kicks which he did well when they didn't kick it out of bounds or corner him.
2008 Week 13 vs JAX (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)
Jones' only touch on offense was a direct snap rush that went for minus five yards. He also returned one punt 28 yards.
2007 Week 1 vs KC (3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Rookie wideout Jacoby Jones provides the Texans with the best receiver tandem they have ever had. His tremendous speed stretches the field and prevents too much defensive concentration on Andre Johnson. He caught two of the passes thrown to him for 33 yards and was also used once as a runner.
2007 Week 2 vs CAR (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Schaub looked his way once but the pass was incomplete.
2007 Week 3 vs IND (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Jones received the start due to the injury to Andre Johnson and was inconsistent. He caught three of the four passes thrown to him, but the one he did not catch was costly as he bobbled the ball leading to the first Colts interception. Jones had to leave the game when he injured his the third quarter.
2007 Week 7 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)
On the Texans' second offensive play of the game, Jones fumbled the ball and the Titans recovered it. Jones would catch a 12 yard pass over the middle for a first down in the first quarter on what would be his biggest play of the game. He had three catches for 11 yards, all in the first half.
2007 Week 8 vs SD (6 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
Jones had a fairly nondescript performance. He had one long reception that went for 22 yards, but his four other catches totaled just 29 yards in all. He was never able to get behind the defenders for any big plays, and he wasn't thrown to enough on the underneath stuff to do much damage there. What's more, WR Kevin Walter was targeted an astounding 16 times, proving that until Andre Johnson comes back it'll be Walter who has the number one receiver status. And when Johnson does come back, Jones' value could take a serious hit if he is relegated to WR3.
2007 Week 9 vs OAK (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacoby Jones made no receptions in the win over the Raiders. He had one ball zoom through his hands in the second half that he should have caught.
2007 Week 11 vs NO (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones was not involved much in the game.
2007 Week 17 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Jones was not involved much in the offense.