Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Jones finally avoided the injury bug in 2019, and the result was a breakout campaign that saw him tie Derrick Henry for the league lead in rushing TDs with 16. At 5-9, 208, Jones doesn't have truly elite traits as a runner, but his power, speed and balance are above average and allow him to survive first contact and keep going. Last year, Jones ranked second in broken tackle rate (one for every 7.4 carries), a huge increase from 2018 (41st, one for every 22.2 carries). He's also become an asset as a receiver, setting career highs in targets, catches and receiving yards last year, with his 7.0 YPT ranking fifth among 19 running backs with at least 50 targets. With Aaron Rodgers still efficient but slipping into the twilight of his career, Matt LaFleur's offense will continue to find ways to get the ball out of the quarterback's hand quickly while also prioritizing the run game. Jones remains the clear centerpiece of that rushing attack, but the Packers also seem to be fond of Jamaal Williams, and they just used a second-round pick on 247-pound bruiser AJ Dillon. Already a leading candidate for negative TD regression, Jones could take an especially huge hit if Dillon gets some of the goal-line carries. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.6 million contract with the Packers in May of 2017.
Effective in tough matchup
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 29, 2020
Jones rushed 17 times for 90 yards and caught one pass for no gain in Sunday's 41-25 win over the Bears.
ANALYSIS
Jones was able to find consistent holes through a tough Chicago front (5.3 yard per carry), but he was unable to hit pay dirt. The lack of touchdowns has been a concern for the 25-year-old, as he has just six trips to the end zone in nine contests after racking up 16 rushing touchdowns in 2019. Jones is still a strong fantasy asset despite the regression in scores, sitting atop the depth chart on a potent offensive unit. Backup Jamaal Williams received an equal amount of carries (17) only due to the blowout nature of Sunday's game. Jones will look to feast on the Eagles next week, as they own one of the worst run defenses through 12 weeks (133.4 rushing yards allowed per game).
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Aaron Jones' 2020 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 %
16.9%
 
Positive Run %
81.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
58.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
4.6%
 
Touches Per Game
18.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
48.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
10.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.27
 
% Team Air Yards
3.1%
 
% Team Targets
12.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.3%
 
Drop Rate
2.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.5
 
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9436%
33946%
14957%
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3011%
497%
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41%
42%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Eagles
Sunday, Dec 6th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
87.0
 
Cornerbacks
93.8
 
Safeties
67.2
 
Linebackers
101.3
 
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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
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2017
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
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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Overcomes lack of volume
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 22, 2020
Jones carried the ball 10 times for 41 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Colts. He added four receptions for 30 yards.
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Does damage in receiving game
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 15, 2020
Jones registered 46 rushing yards on 13 carries, adding five receptions for 49 yards during Sunday's 24-20 win against Jacksonville. He also fumbled once, but the ball rolled out of bounds.
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Logs full practice
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 11, 2020
Jones (calf) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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Posts 79 total yards in return
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 5, 2020
Jones (calf) rushed 15 times for 58 yards and secured all five targets for an additional 21 yards in the Packers' 34-17 win over the 49ers on Thursday night.
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Returning to action Thursday
RBGreen Bay Packers
November 5, 2020
Jones (calf) is listed as active Thursday at San Francisco.
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