Tony Jones
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Jones, a 2020 UDFA out of Notre Dame, spent most of his rookie season on the Saints' practice squad and now hopes to win a roster spot in Year 2. Reports out of camp suggest he made a strong bid, perhaps even unseating Latavius Murray in the No. 2 role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $660,000 contract with the Saints in January of 2021.
Little work in loss
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 19, 2021
Jones carried the ball three times for seven yards in Sunday's 26-7 loss to the Panthers.
ANALYSIS
The Saints' offense had no success moving the ball at all, leaving few touches and little room to operate for the rookie running back. Jones remains firmly behind Alvin Kamara on the depth chart, and the game script may not favor him getting much work in Week 3 as New Orleans is on the road in New England.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Tony Jones' 2021 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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
90.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
42.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
12.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
54.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
5.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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#% of Team Snaps

817%
333%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Patriots pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
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Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
75.2
 
Cornerbacks
44.2
 
Safeties
112.5
 
Linebackers
77.8
 
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2021 Tony Jones Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tony 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' 11"
 
Weight
224 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.68 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.18 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
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Exploiting the Matchups: Week 2 Start/Sit
5 days ago
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NFL Waiver Wire: Week 2 Deep Dive
5 days ago
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Weekly Rankings: Week 2 Value Meter
7 days ago
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Backfield Breakdown: Week 1 Recap & Week 2 Sleepers
8 days ago
Elijah Mitchell is the talk of the town, but another NFC West running back may prove even more valuable after handling a three-down role Sunday night.
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Totals 53 yards
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 13, 2021
Jones rushed 11 times for 50 yards while securing his only target for three yards during Sunday's 38-3 win over Green Bay.
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Top backup to Kamara
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 7, 2021
Jones will begin the season as the Saints' No. 2 running back after Latavius Murray was released Tuesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
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Possible backup to Kamara
RBNew Orleans Saints
August 31, 2021
Jones could be the Saints' No. 2 running back heading into the regular season, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.
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Strengthens case for roster spot
RBNew Orleans Saints
August 24, 2021
Jones has made a strong impression through two preseason games, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Signs future pact
RBNew Orleans Saints
January 19, 2021
Jones signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
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