Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Jones missed four games for a second consecutive season last year, once again looking like the Packers' most dangerous runner when he was healthy. The seven-game stretch after Green Bay's Week 7 bye highlighted his potential. Despite not getting more than 17 carries in any of those games as part of an offense still firmly in Aaron Rodgers' hands, Jones produced 5.5 YPC and scored seven rushing TDs while averaging 76 yards per game. His most impressive trait as a runner might be sheer stubbornness. The Texas-El Paso product has enough power and balance to survive first contact and enough speed to exploit the space he finds on the other side of it. Jones rarely dances around when he senses there are yards to be gained --- his rushing efficiency (the percentage of his running that was actually forward rather than sideline-to-sideline or backward) ranked sixth in the league. He'll head into the season firmly atop the Packers' depth chart, and while new coach Matt LaFleur has a quarterback-friendly reputation, his resume includes systems that made stars of running backs as well. Assuming he doesn't miss a quarter of the season again, Jones should see a significant workload as the team tries to keep its aging franchise quarterback upright Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.6 million contract with the Packers in May of 2017.
To yield touches to Williams?
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 18, 2019
Coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday that the Packers would "like to even out those touches a little bit" between Jones and Jamaal Williams, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
ANALYSIS
LaFleur's comments come on the heels of Jones receiving a career-high 27 touches, which he turned into 150 yards from scrimmage and one TD run. However, Jones' usage was static from the season opener (59 percent of the snaps on offense) to Week 2 (61), and Williams' workload actually increased as well from 41 to 49 percent of those plays. Despite having a slight lead in work, Jones has more than doubled Williams' touch count (41-19) to date. Considering Jones is averaging 4.3 YPC to Williams' 2.0, LaFleur doesn't have much impetus to change what's been working, health aside. Notably, Jones ended both of his first two campaigns on IR, so upping Williams' number of snaps/touches could help the former stay fresh throughout the season and potentially into the playoffs.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Aaron Jones' 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
19.4%
 
Positive Run %
80.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
41.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.8
 
Rushing TD %
2.8%
 
Touches Per Game
20.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
50.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
9.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.22
 
% Team Air Yards
3.7%
 
% Team Targets
11.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
71.4%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
90.3
 
Cornerbacks
98.1
 
Safeties
79.2
 
Linebackers
42.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Aaron Jones' measurables compare to other running backs?
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
5' 9"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The Packers backfield was a merry-go-round in 2017, with one player after another getting a shot at the lead role before disappearing around the bend. Jones got his chance Week 4 and seemed to be the answer, rushing for 346 yards and three TDs with 5.6 YPC over the next four games. Aaron Rodgers' broken clavicle during that stretch brought the entire offense to a grinding halt, and Jones suffered a knee injury Week 10 that limited him in the second half. At 5-9, 208, the UTEP product doesn't have breakaway speed (4.56 40), but his low center of gravity and balance make him difficult to bring down. Just as he did in college, he showed a penchant for big plays last season, with six runs of 20 yards or more on 81 carries. He also drew some praise for his pass blocking but didn't get many chances as a receiver. An October arrest led to a two-game suspension to start this season, so Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery will fight for touches Weeks 1 and 2. Jones will be available Week 3, but there's no guarantee he returns to a sizable role.
Jones joins a Packers backfield in need of depth behind Ty Montgomery after both Eddie Lacy and James Starks left in the offseason. The 5-9, 208-pound spark plug put together an impressive athletic performance at the Combine that backed up his reputation as a big-play threat for Texas-El Paso after he broke a run of 40-plus yards in eight different games last season. Jones was also used heavily in the passing game, catching 67 balls in 26 games over his final three years, although he doesn't appear to be an instinctive receiver. A physical runner, he's more inclined to try and break tackles than avoid defenders, a trait that could serve him well as a short-yardage and goal-line complement to Montgomery and allow him to thrive in a Packers system that got the most out of players like Starks.
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Explodes for 150 scrimmage yards
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 15, 2019
Jones carried 23 times for 116 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Vikings. He also made four catches for 34 yards in the 21-16 win.
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Inefficient in season-opening win
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 5, 2019
Jones rushed 13 times for 39 yards and brought in his only target for no gain in the Packers' 10-3 win over the Bears on Thursday.
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Will sit Thursday after all
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 22, 2019
Due to less than ideal field conditions, Jones and the rest of the Packers' starters will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.
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Preseason debut on tap
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 20, 2019
Jones (hamstring) will make his preseason debut Thursday against the Raiders, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports. He's slated to play a series during the contest.
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Out Thursday
RBGreen Bay Packers
August 15, 2019
Jones won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game in Baltimore.
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