Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones
23-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.
Suspension lifted
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 17, 2018
The NFL lifted Jones' suspension Monday, per the league's official transaction log.
ANALYSIS
Thus concludes Jones' two-game ban for a violation of the NFL's policy on substances of abuse. With Jamaal Wiliams serving as the primary option on the ground game during that time, the Packers ranked 25th in the category with 83.5 rushing yards per game. The team's modest 4.0 yards per carry is actually getting weighed down by Williams' dismal mark of 3.4. There's nowhere to go but up, and Jones can do just that after recording 5.5 YPC and two 100-yard efforts as a rookie last season.
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Snap Counts
 
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2016
2017
206
24
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 9"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   208 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.20 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.82 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   32.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   127 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   16 reps
POOR
Green Bay Packers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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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Gets tune-up before suspension
RBGreen Bay Packers
Suspension
August 30, 2018
Jones (suspension) took nine carries for 34 yards and a touchdown and caught three of four targets for 21 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Chiefs.
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Replaces Montgomery
RBGreen Bay Packers
Suspension
August 24, 2018
Jones (suspension) took five carries for 18 yards and didn't get any targets in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders.
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Gets first-team reps
RBGreen Bay Packers
Suspension
August 20, 2018
Jones (hamstring, suspension) handled first-team reps at Monday's practice, Michael Cohen of The Athletic Wisconsin reports.
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Could play Friday
RBGreen Bay Packers
Suspension
August 20, 2018
Coach Mike McCarthy is hopeful Jones (hamstring, suspension) will be ready for a little bit of playing time in Friday's preseason game against Oakland, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Out Thursday
RBGreen Bay Packers
Suspension
August 16, 2018
Jones (hamstring, suspension) won't play in Thursday's game against Pittsburgh, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
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