24-Year-Old Defensive End – New England Patriots
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Standing 6-5 with 35 and 1/2-inch arms and excellent quickness, there was always reason to believe Jones would turn into an IDP monster. The only obstacle in his way was durability. He missed five gam...
Chandler Jones Contract Information:
In May of 2012, Jones signed a four-year contract with the Patriots that included a team option for a fifth year.
Jones (hip) remains sidelined, the Boston Herald reports.
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Chandler Jones: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Initial estimates had Jones missing "about a month" with the hip injury, but he's now expected to miss at least six weeks, with the worst-case scenario being he misses the rest of the 2014 campaign. Jones leads the team with 4.5 sacks this season and his 16 sacks since the start of 2013 rank as the eighth most in the league.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Dominique Easley started Sunday against the Bengals due to Jones' shoulder injury. Jones' practice participation in advance of this Sunday's game against the Bills figures to be limited, and it's unclear when he'll be able to return to a full in-game workload. Through five contests, Jones has posted 17 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Like Justin Tuck, Jones is a player with a ton of upside but also a low floor once you take his recent injury history into account. The Patriots' 2012 first-round pick bolted to a 33-tackle, six-sack start in his first eight games, a pace that had him firmly in Pro Bowl contention, but he disappeared in the second half of the year likely due to a lingering ankle injury suffered in Week 11. Jones also missed five games due to a lower leg injury at Syracuse in 2011. Nonetheless, once you've gotten past the more reliable options at the position, Jones' upside makes him worth a dice roll.
While like most rookies, he’s far from a sure thing, Jones has the skill set and opportunity to post sizable numbers right away, particularly in the tackle category. He finished his Syracuse career with 147 tackles (102 solo) in just 32 games, which projects to roughly 74 stops (51 solo) in an NFL season. With a mammoth wingspan (35.5-inch arms) and flexibility and balance for his size, Jones has truly rare side-to-side range to trap ballcarriers. He can plant, change direction and lunge much more gracefully than is natural for someone of his build. While he is not as explosive or fast as the San Francisco star, the Aldon Smith comparisons are not entirely unwarranted for Jones, though Jones will not rival Smith as a pass rusher.