30-Year-Old Safety – Miami Dolphins
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Jones is the clearly top IDP among defensive backs heading into 2016. He combines elite tackle production with above average playmaking abilities, making him a candidate to rank as a leader both for t...
Reshad Jones Contract Information:
Signed a four-year $30.81 million deal with the Dolphins in August of 2013. Deal includes a $5 million signing bonus and $15 million in guaranteed money.
Jones (shoulder) underwent successful surgery on Tuesday and is expected to be out for four months, James Walker of ESPN.com reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Jones was limited to 12 games last season because of a suspension for performance-enhancing substances, but he predictably provided adequate IDP production when on the field. Since 2012, Jones has averaged 102 tackles, one sack and three interceptions per 16 games. It should be more of the same this season, as the Dolphins did not add any safeties to pose a threat to Jones' snaps, giving him a high floor. And the arrival of Ndamukong Suh should boost the pass rush, thus improving Jones' interception potential.
Jones is coming off his second straight successful season, following up a 94-tackle, four-interception 2012 effort with 107 tackles (84 solo), 1.5 sacks and an interception returned for a touchdown in 2013. It would seem as if he's arrived as one of the league's better IDP options at safety, and he heads into 2014 as the best player at the position in Miami. The Dolphins' linebackers were not very effective in 2013, so Jones might continue doing a fair amount of cleanup work this year, though his tackle volume might take a step back since Miami might not play more than 1,100 defensive snaps for the second year in a row. In any case, he'll sit out the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Jones finished fourth on the team in tackles in 2012, and will start at SS in the upcoming season for the Dolphins.
Expected to be the Dolphins starter at free safety. Jones has shown a knack for finding the football during practice and could be a sneaky pick in deep IDP leagues.
Slated once again to start the season as a backup to Chris Clemons, Jones will only see playing time in the event of injury or possibly in some nickel situations.
Jones, sixth-round pick this season, should be the backup to Chris Clemons at Safety to enter the season.