Jacoby Jones
Jacoby Jones
35-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jacoby Jones in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Steelers in January of 2016.
WRFree Agent
January 1, 2016
The Steelers have released Jones, ESPN.com reports.
Three fumbles on 15 returns for the Steelers, one for a turnover, led to his release, though we suppose that Jones could still catch on elsewhere as a depth wideout/return option for a playoff-bound team.
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6' 2"
215 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
Shuttle Time
4.31 sec
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
Broad Jump
129 in
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Jones was one of the bigger additions that the Chargers made in the offseason because he should dramatically improve their punt and kickoff returns, which were both well below average in 2014. Last year, Jones ranked in the top ten in both punt and kickoff returns and his 30.6 yard kickoff return average was good enough for second in the league. Jones also has a penchant for coming up big at big moments as he helped the 2013 Ravens win a championship with a 56-yard touchdown reception and a 108-yard kickoff return touchdown. His impact on offense will be limited, however, as the Bolts are very deep at the wide receiver position.
Although his main value to the Ravens comes in the return game, Jones was on pace to rack up a career high in receiving yards if a knee injury hadn't sidelined him for four games. The passing game could open up with Gary Kubiak now calling the shots, which may bode well for a deep threat like Jones, but free agent signee Steve Smith will need some targets too and second-year player Marlon Brown offers size that Jones can't match.
Jones made some huge plays during the Ravens postseason run but now finds himself in uncharted territory – he enters the year as the team's No. 2 receiver opposite Torrey Smith. At 6-2, 212 and with good straight ahead speed, Jones excelled as a return man last year, with a punt return touchdown and two kick returns for scores – and that's not counting his record-setting kick return touchdown in the Super Bowl. No. 3 receiver Brandon Stokley was signed during the preseason and could cut into Jones' targets, but the Ravens are still entrusting Jones with a bigger role, as they neither signed nor drafted any significant competition for the No. 2 spot.
Jones was a popular sleeper pick the past few seasons, but at this point he is what he is. He appears to have the No. 3 receiver spot locked down, but is probably only the sixth option in the passing game behind Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, Ray Rice, Dennis Pitta, and Ed Dickson. There could be some fantasy value here if Boldin or Smith get injured, but otherwise it's hard to envision Jones playing more than 10-15 snaps per game.
Jones finally saw semi-regular targets last year, and the results weren't particularly inspiring. Jones' per-catch and per-target numbers plummeted to 11.0 and 7.2, respectively, and he managed just one catch of 40-plus on 78 looks, compared to three on 40 looks the year before. At 6-2, 210 and with good speed, Jones has always had potential, but his focus and maturity have been uneven to date. He was a restricted free agent heading into 2011, but the Texans decided to bring him back on a three-year, $10.5 million contract, which included $3.5 million guaranteed.
This is a big year for Jones, who made some plays on offense in 2009 and is expected to do even more in 2010. Six of his 27 catches went for touchdowns and he showed some nice open field ability once he caught the ball. His biggest obstacle has always been concentration and maturity, but coach Gary Kubiak was more than pleased with his effort during organized team activities. He's a serious threat to be the second-most utilized wideout, behind Andrew Johnson and ahead of Kevin Walter.
Jones exploded onto the scene during training camp of his rookie season, but an early shoulder injury and a case of the dropsies have hurt him early in his career. He's been a pretty good punt returner (12.1 avg, two TDs in 2008), and didn't have problems with the handle. You can feel comfortable with him as a special teamer, but the Texans have been reluctant to give him a primetime role in the offense.
Injuries hurt Jones last year after he made news during the preseason. The Texans are still enamored of the speedy Jones and are looking for him to be a major contributor in the punt-return game and to develop more as a receiver. When healthy, Jones is often the quickest guy on the field and has nice ability after the catch.
Jones created a lot of buzz coming out of organized team activities, and will be given every opportunity to win a spot high on the wideout depth chart. He'll probably make the team based on his kick-return ability.
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WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 8, 2015
Jones has been removed as the Steelers' primary return man, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 7, 2015
Jones was benched after fumbling two first-half kick returns in Pittsburgh's win over Indianapolis on Sunday.
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WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 5, 2015
The Steelers have claimed Jones on waivers from the Chargers.
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Jacoby Jones: Released by Chargers
WRFree Agent
November 3, 2015
The Chargers released Jones on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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WRSan Diego Chargers
November 2, 2015
Through the first half of the season, Jones has failed to breathe any life into the Chargers' return game, which is on a historically bad pace, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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