Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.6 million contract with the Packers in May of 2017.
Explodes in second half
RBGreen Bay Packers
December 9, 2018
Jones had 17 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown while catching all three targets for 28 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.
ANALYSIS
Jones was a non-factor in the first half with three carries for seven yards, but he erupted out of the gate after halftime. The big play for the second-year running back came on 29-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that pushed the Packers' lead to 34-7. Jones' first-half usage remains a slight cause for concern, but his heavy touches in the second half -- as he tied his highest carry total of the season -- led to a productive day overall. The 24-year-old has a difficult matchup against the Chicago defense next week, which entered Week 14 ranked second in YPC (3.7) and yardage allowed per game (85.8).
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Aaron Jones' 2018 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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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 %
14.2%
 
Positive Run %
84.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
49.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
6.2%
 
Touches Per Game
14.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
42.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.0%
 
% Team Targets
7.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.3%
 
Drop Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.8
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
57.1
 
Cornerbacks
61.9
 
Safeties
21.6
 
Linebackers
74.4
 
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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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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Finds paydirt despite low yardage
RBGreen Bay Packers
December 2, 2018
Jones rushed 11 times for 36 yards and a touchdown while catching all four of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cardinals.
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Continues scoring binge
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 25, 2018
Jones carried the ball 17 times for 72 yards and a touchdown, adding another 21 yards on three catches (five targets) in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Vikings.
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Finds end zone twice in loss
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 15, 2018
Jones rushed 11 times for 40 yards and a touchdown and brought in five of six targets for 63 yards and another score in the Packers' 27-24 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday.
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Locked in for Thursday
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 13, 2018
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said the team needs to continue giving Jones opportunities, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
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Explodes for 172 scrimmage yards
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 11, 2018
Jones carried 15 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Dolphins. He also caught three passes for 27 additional yards in the 31-12 win.
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