Chris Jones
26-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Few NFL defenders are as feared as Jones, and he could be worth ranking higher in leagues that award heavily for sacks. His tackle production is mediocre, at best, and he tends to play a modest number of snaps — fewer than 700 in three of the last four years — so those limitations usually block him from DL1 consideration. Jones can take over entire games when he's really on, though, and as his 15.5-sack 2018 season shows, he is capable of unique pass-rushing production on a defense that figures to protect many leads. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $85 million contract with the Chiefs in July of 2020.
Set for more edge work
DTKansas City Chiefs
June 15, 2021
The Chiefs plan to utilize Jones more often as a defensive end in 2021 compared to previous seasons, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old has 32 sacks over the the past three years while seeing most of his playing time at defensive tackle, but defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo plans to alter the pass rush and move him to the edge more this season. Jones has been a force at defensive tackle and should continue to see the bulk of his reps there, but a more flexible pass rush could lead to more opportunities to bring down the quarterback after Kansas City struggled to record sacks last season.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2020 DT Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

74859%
57845%
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Measurables Review
How do Chris Jones' measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
310 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.03 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.62 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
24.5 in
 
Broad Jump
106 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
10.75 in
 
Arm Length
34.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Jones broke out in 2018 to the tune of 15.5 sacks, 40 tackles (35 solo) and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. While he was unable to equal those number last year, it was partially due to the big man missing a trio of contests in the middle of the season due to a groin injury. Jones still managed to collect 36 tackles (23 solo) and 9.0 sacks over 13 games. He was given the franchise tag by the Chiefs' front office this offseason before signing a four-year extension with the team in July. The 2016 second-rounder enters 2020 as a top-tier IDP option along the defensive line.
Jones' box scores feature the low-tackle, high-sack totals you'd expect of a 255-pound edge-rushing specialist rather than the 6-6, 310-pound mountain he is. But weird box score or not, Jones is clearly one of the league's top defenders after posting 15.5 sacks last year in his third season. The per-snap sack rate almost has to regress, but he could offset that a bit with more playing time, which he certainly earned after a modest 776 snaps in 2018. Jones can't be counted on for tackles, though, as last year's mark of 40 was in line with his per-snap rates from the prior two years.
Jones broke out in his second season with the Chiefs, amassing 6.5 sacks and 32 tackles (22 solo) while intercepting a pass and forcing four fumbles in 2017. A slightly slimmer version of Jones is expected to serve as the team's starting left end again in 2018.
Jones was selected 37th overall in 2016 and quickly earned his spot on the field. While he didn't start Week 1, the defensive lineman out of Mississippi State moved into the starting lineup following Allen Bailey's calf injury in Week 6 and started the final 11 games of the campaign. Jones turned the opportunity into 28 tackles (17 solo) and two sacks, and the offseason departures of Dontari Poe and Jaye Howard should clear a path to consistent snaps again in 2017.
The Chiefs top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft (second round, sixth overall), Jones may be destined for a substitution role this season due to the team’s depth on the defensive line. With Dontari Poe in the final year of his contract, Jones will likely be groomed to take over Poe’s spot at nose tackle in 2017.
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Clogs middle again in 2020
DTKansas City Chiefs
February 2, 2021
Jones collected 36 tackles (23 solo) and 7.5 sacks over 15 games during the 2020 regular season.
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Adds another sack
DTKansas City Chiefs
December 15, 2020
Jones had four tackles (all solo), one sack and one pass defensed during Sunday's 33-27 win over the Dolphins.
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Activated from COVID list
DTKansas City Chiefs
November 6, 2020
The Chiefs activated Jones from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
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In clear for Week 9
DTKansas City Chiefs
Undisclosed
November 6, 2020
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that he expects Jones (reserve/COVID-19 list) to play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Back at facility Friday
DTKansas City Chiefs
Undisclosed
November 6, 2020
Jones is present at the Chiefs' training facility Friday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.
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