Chris Jones
25-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.23 million contract with the Chiefs in December of 2016.
Sack on Sunday
DTKansas City Chiefs
September 16, 2019
Jones recorded five tackles (three solo), a sack and a pass defensed across 54 snaps in Sunday's win over the Raiders.
Jones reached the quarterback for the first time this season after logging 15.5 sacks last year. Despite only playing 83 percent of the defensive snaps in the contest, Jones still managed to tie for third-most tackles on the team. He'll now set his sights on containing Lamar Jackson on Sunday.
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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.
6' 6"
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
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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Reports to training camp
DTKansas City Chiefs
July 26, 2019
Jones reported to the start of Kansas City's training camp Friday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Begins holdout
DTKansas City Chiefs
June 11, 2019
Jones is not expected to be at minicamp this week while he seeks out a new contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Absent from team activities
DTKansas City Chiefs
May 2, 2019
Jones isn't participating in voluntary offseason workouts, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Discussing contract extension
DTKansas City Chiefs
March 28, 2019
Jones and the Chiefs are discussing a contract extension to keep him in Kansas City before he hits the free agent market in 2020, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Emerges as force in 2018
DTKansas City Chiefs
January 9, 2019
Jones closed out 2018 with 40 tackles (35 solo), 15.5 sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and his first career touchdown in 2018.
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