Taiwan Jones

Taiwan Jones

33-Year-Old Running BackRB
Buffalo Bills
2021 Fantasy Outlook
If Jones makes the Bills' final roster it will mark his 11th season in the league and fourth with Buffalo. In his career he's totaled 53 rushing attempts, 19 receptions, 82 kick returns, and 68 special teams tackles. The veteran back has almost no chance of seeing meaningful carries in 2021, but he's one of the league's better special teamers and the Bills have been happy to use up a roster spot with Jones in recent years. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Bills in March of 2021.
No injury designation
RBBuffalo Bills
November 19, 2021
Jones (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts.
ANALYSIS
Jones missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness, but he was a full participant the past two days. The 33-year-old has almost exclusively played special teams this season and should remain in that role Sunday.
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Thursday, Nov 25th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
80.2
 
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89.1
 
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49.4
 
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Measurables Review
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* The 40-Yard Dash, Shuttle Time, Cone Drill, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.33 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.08 sec
 
Cone Drill*
6.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
39.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
132 in
 
Bench Press
13 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
29.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The 32-year-old Jones has been in the NFL since 2011 and only has 53 total rushing attempts and 26 total targets as a receiver. In 2013 and 2015 he was a good kick returner, so it is possible he'll have a chance to audition for that role in Buffalo. He also possesses good special teams skills in general, so he has a decent chance to make the squad as part of a running backs corps that has Devin Singletary and rookie Zack Moss as the top two guys, with Jones perhaps taking up the final No. 4 spot behind the winner of a T.J. Yeldon/Christian Wade/Antonio Williams battle
Jones' roster prospects took a noticeable leap when the Texans released D'Onta Foreman prior to the first preseason game, a contest in which he was the starting running back. The addition of Duke Johnson tempered expectations, but Lamar Miller's season-ending knee injury has thrown the position into flux. Johnson moves to the top of the depth chart while a pack of lesser-known backs, a list that includes Jones, compete for the second and third spots on the depth chart. He could separate himself as a kick returner.
Entering his eighth year in the league, Jones has never really gotten much of a chance to show what he can do as a running back. In his career, he's appeared in 74 games and only accumulated 44 rushing attempts and 18 receptions in total. All signs point to a modest fantasy impact from Jones again in 2018.
Jones had the most productive season of his career in only 12 games during his 2015-16 campaign but he doesn't figure to make a fantasy splash this season with such a crowded backfield in Oakland. The six-year back figures to battle with rookie DeAndre Washington and veteran Roy Helu for reps behind clear-cut starter Latavius Murray. Jones will continue to see time in the return game, however.
Jones is entering his fifth season in a Raiders' uniform after they selected him in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was originally drafted as a running back but was eventually moved to defensive back in 2013. He miss all but one game last year due to a foot injury, and the Raiders announced earlier this offseason that they'd be moving him back to running back. The team has a lot of depth at the position so it's unlikely Jones will see much time on offense, but he will be utilized in the return game and could be an impact player on special teams. He won't hold a ton of fantasy value unless the Raiders would lose multiple running backs due to injury.
A converted running back, Jones is currently buried on the Raiders' cornerback depth chart, but he will likely serve as the team's top kick return option with Jacoby Ford now with the Jets. Jones racked up 623 return yards on 26 attempts last season, with a long of 41 yards.
The Raiders will attempt to utilize Jones' speed on the defensive side of the ball, though the transition figures to take a while and IDP relevance seems highly unlikely.
Jones received just 18 touches as a rookie last year, so it’s hard to tell what type of player he’ll be in the NFL. He certainly looks electric and like a playmaker, but he’s also wiry for someone 6-0 and projects best in a complementary role. There’s perceived upside here in a run-heavy system with Michael Bush gone and starter Darren McFadden as injury prone as they come, but if McFadden went down, don’t be surprised if Mike Goodson were to get the majority of carries, leaving Jones as the change-of-pace back.
Jones was drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He's another speed guy for the Raiders, but he'll struggle to get many touches as long as Darren McFadden and Michael Bush are healthy.
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Out sick Wednesday
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Illness
November 17, 2021
Jones missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness.
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No injury designation
RBBuffalo Bills
October 16, 2021
Jones (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Monday's game against the Titans, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Uncertain for prime time action
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Hamstring
October 15, 2021
Jones (hamstring) missed practice for the second straight day Friday.
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Active Sunday
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October 10, 2021
Jones (hamstring) is active for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.
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Questionable for Sunday
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Hamstring
October 8, 2021
Jones (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 5 contest against the Chiefs, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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