Matt Jones
Matt Jones
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Eagles in September of 2018.
Totals 78 yards Thursday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 31, 2018
Jones rushed nine times for 54 yards and caught all four of his targets for 24 more yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Jets.
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He managed not to fumble in this one, at least. It was Jones' best effort of the preseason, although he is still considered a longshot to make the 53-man roster leading up to the Eagles' Week 1 matchup at Atlanta. Jay Ajayi's slow progress in recovering from a lower-body injury may help the fourth-year vet's case to make the team, but even so, he is still believed to be behind Wendell Smallwood and rookie Josh Adams for a spot behind Corey Clement and Darren Sproles. Therefore, he has minimal fantasy value at the moment.
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Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
239 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.61 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
8.63 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Matt Jones
Team Previews: 2018 Philadelphia Eagles
July 26, 2018
David Phillips touches on the Super Bowl champs, who awaiting the recoveries of stalwarts like Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery and pass rusher Brandon Graham.
Football Draft Kit: Team-by-Team Risers, Fallers
August 4, 2017
Compiled from this year's crop of Training Camp Previews, members of the RotoWire staff identify three players from each team that prospective fantasy owners need to be aware of heading into draft season.
Team Previews: Washington Redskins
July 25, 2017
Gabe Myers muses about how Kirk Cousins will manage in Washington with steady options DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon elsewhere.
Depth Chart Watch: Training Camp Job Battles
July 22, 2017
Andrew Fiorentino takes a look at the key job battles around the NFL heading into training camp, and wonders whether Jonathan Stewart and Christian McCaffrey will sabotage each other's fantasy value.
Offseason Thoughts: KB's Bad Weight
June 2, 2017
There's still time for Kelvin Benjamin to get in shape for the regular season, but discouraging play at OTAs has him on notice.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Colts became the second NFL franchise to cut ties with Jones in May, and the Eagles scooped him up on a two-year deal. He will have to battle third-year Eagle Wendell Smallwood, 2017 draftee Donnell Pumphrey and undrafted rookie Josh Adams for what will most likely be only one active roster spot.
A year ago, Jones appeared to be the back of the future in D.C., heading into the season as the clear-cut starter. However, fumbling issues and inconsistent play resulted in Jones' benching in Week 8. He spent the remainder of the season as a healthy inactive, failing to record another rep on offense. After being let go by Washington, Jones will get a fresh start with the Colts, where he joins the backup mix behind veteran Frank Gore.
Summertime hero, fall time zero. Jones racked up seven yards a carry during the preseason, but stumbled to a 3.4 YPC in the real games. Just as worrisome, he caught a case of fumblitis. Five of his 163 touches hit the turf. A hip injury cost him the final three games. Nonetheless, the Redskins believe in Jones, and essentially promoted him in the offseason. Alfred Morris is gone, and the only back the team selected in the draft was a fifth-round pick, Keith Marshall out of Georgia. Holdover Chris Thompson could lead this backfield in catches, but Jones has the best chance at being the bell cow, and a primary back in a Jay Gruden offense could be a lucrative thing. Give Jones an intensive scouting look during the summer. (And make sure Washington doesn't add a major free agent; if Arian Foster, say, were to come to DC, Jones' rank would need a major downward adjustment.)
The Redskins added Jones in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, adding depth in the backfield behind Alfred Morris. Standing at 6-foot-2, 231 pounds, the rookie back has the makeup of a power back, but with a bit of added height over most of the running backs he’ll compete against. In his senior season at Florida, Jones totaled 817 yards on the ground with six rushing touchdowns, but didn’t provide much as a receiver out of the backfield. While Alfred Morris sits entrenched as the starter, a strong training camp could earn Jones an opportunity as the backup.
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Tallies 42 yards
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 23, 2018
Jones rushed for 12 yards on three carries and added 30 yards on six catches during Thursday's 5-0 loss to the Browns. He lost a fumble during the contest.
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Ready for extended look
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 21, 2018
Jones and Wendell Smallwood likely will be the only two Philadelphia running backs available for Thursday's preseason game against the Browns, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Totals 51 scrimmage yards
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 17, 2018
Jones had six carries for 19 yards and caught six of nine targets for 32 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.
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Could be busy Thursday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
August 14, 2018
Jones expects to see plenty of work in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Returns to practice
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Leg
August 11, 2018
Jones (leg) participated in Saturday's practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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