Xavier Jones
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
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Injury Achilles
Est. Return 3/1/2022
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Jones' chances to to contribute in 2021 were boosted by the unfortunate Achilles' injury that befell top back Cam Akers in July. The Rams did add Sony Michel in late August, but only after a full month of Jones and Jake Funk competing for the backup job. Even if he's only third or fourth on the Week 1 depth chart, Jones could benefit from his busy summer, perhaps filling in if likely lead back Darrell Henderson is injured or ineffective. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $2.29 million contract with the Rams in April of 2020.
Needs surgery on Achilles
RBLos Angeles Rams
Achilles
September 1, 2021
Jones suffered an Achilles injury that will require surgery, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Initially, the undrafted rookie was believed to be dealing with a left ankle issue in the wake of his late exit from the Rams' exhibition finale Saturday. The Rams opted to waive him with an injury designation Tuesday, and he reverted to injured reserve on Wednesday. Considering the nature of the injury, it's a good bet Jones won't play this season, which would mean the Rams are down three running backs heading into Week 1. Currently, Darrell Henderson (thumb), Sony Michel and Jake Funk are the only RBs on Los Angeles' active roster.
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Overall QB Rating Against
74.2
 
Cornerbacks
91.4
 
Safeties
26.4
 
Linebackers
71.3
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
A strong training camp paved the way for Jones cracking the Rams' 53-man roster to open the 2020 season. However, with Darrell Henderson (hamstring) potentially ready for Week 1, and veteran Malcolm Brown and second-round selection Cam Akers also ahead of Jones on the running back depth chart, the SMU product could see limited playing time to start the campaign.
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Cut with injury designation
RBFree Agent
Ankle
August 31, 2021
Jones (ankle) was waived/injured by the Rams on Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.
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Hurts ankle late Saturday
RBLos Angeles Rams
Ankle
August 28, 2021
Jones appeared to injure his left ankle near the end of Saturday's preseason loss at Denver, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
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Facing new challenge
RBLos Angeles Rams
August 25, 2021
Jones has more competition for playing time after the Rams traded for Sony Michel on Wednesday, Kevin Modesti of The Orange County Register reports.
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Nine touches in preseason opener
RBLos Angeles Rams
August 14, 2021
Jones rushed seven times for 21 yards and brought in two of three targets for six yards in the Rams' 13-6 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday night.
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Making case for role
RBLos Angeles Rams
August 11, 2021
Head coach Sean McVay said Jones and rookie Jake Funk have "done a really nice job" and are on track to be "part of our plans in the running back room," Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.
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