Markell Jones
Markell Jones
Markell Jones
Markell Jones
Running Back - Purdue
2018 Rush/Rec Stats
2018 Rush/Rec Projections
ATT
55
YDS
308
AVG
5.6
TD
2
YDS
48
TD
1
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After starting each of his first two seasons at Purdue, Jones seemingly fell off the map under the first-year head coach Jeff Brohm. The junior failed to log a carry in any of the first four games of 2017 due to a knee injury suffered on a kick return in the season opener,... read more
After starting each of his first two seasons at Purdue, Jones seemingly fell off the map under the first-year head coach Jeff Brohm. The junior failed to log a carry in any of the first four games of 2017 due to a knee injury suffered on a kick return in the season opener, but a season-ending ankle injury for starter Tario Fuller eventually changed that. Jones received his reps during Week 5 against Minnesota and went on to average 5.0 yards per carry for the season. With Fuller, D.J. Knox and Richie Worship returning to a muddled backfield, a timeshare in the backfield could be the likely result in 2018.
Scores for second straight week
RBPurdue
October 15, 2018
Jones racked up 56 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and caught a pass for nine yards Saturday against Illinois.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2016
2017
  1. Markell Jones 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Markell Jones 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Jones was one of the very few bright spots for Purdue last season as he rushed for 875 yards and 10 scores on 168 carries (5.2 YPC), which put him in the top 10 among freshman runners in 2015. His most impressive outing came against one of the best teams Purdue faced last season in Michigan State, rushing for 157 yards and two touchdowns on just 22 carries, which averaged out to a whopping 7.14 YPC against a defense that gave up just 3.62 YPC on the year. Purdue’s outlook doesn’t look a whole lot better heading into 2016, even if they lead the conference in returning starters, but Jones should take a step forward as a sophomore.
  3. Markell Jones 2017 Preseason Outlook
    While Jones headed Purdue's running attack by a wide margin -- rushing 153 times in 2016 -- he totaled just 616 yards and four scores on the ground during his sophomore campaign. However, shoulder issues starting in October likely had something to do with his yards per carry average cratering from 5.2 as a freshman to 4.0 in 2016. He returns for his junior year as the clear favorite to head the rushing game again in 2017, but with a new face leading the team. Coach Darrell Hazell was let go following the campaign and new head coach Jeff Brohm joins the fold after a successful 11-3 campaign with Western Kentucky. Brohm runs an up-tempo, balanced offense that should provide Jones with more opportunities on the ground. The leading rusher for the Hilltoppers last season (Anthony Wales) carried the ball 237 times for 1,621 yards and 27 touchdowns. That bodes well for Jones considering the Boilermakers ranked 125th of 128 teams in rush attempts last season. However, Purdue's overall outlook for 2017 suggests that the Boilermakers may find themselves trailing frequently, which could result in them abandoning the run late in games. Still, Jones has shown to be a reliable pass catcher out of the backfield, contributing 32 receptions(37 targets)for 215 yards last season and he stands to see similar volume as a junior. He should see an increase in his backfield workload under the new system and his productivity should be on the upswing with the shoulder injury no longer an issue.
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Scores for second straight week
RBPurdue
October 15, 2018
Jones racked up 56 yards and a touchdown on seven carries and caught a pass for nine yards Saturday against Illinois.
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Goes over century mark in Week 2
RBPurdue
September 8, 2018
Jones rushed 12 times for 109 yards and caught one pass for seven yards and a touchdown Saturday against Eastern Michigan.
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Inefficient in opener
RBPurdue
August 31, 2018
Jones ran just seven times for 27 yards and caught one pass for five yards in the opener against Northwestern.
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Expected to play Thursday
RBPurdue
Hand
August 27, 2018
Head coach Jeff Brohm said Monday that Jones (hand) "should be healthy" ahead of Thursday's game versus Northwestern, Mike DeFabo of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
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Skips scrimmage for precautionary reasons
RBPurdue
Hand
August 11, 2018
Jones (hand) did not participate in Saturday's scrimmage as a preventative measure, Mike DeFabo of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
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