Taiwan Jones
Taiwan Jones
30-Year-Old Running BackRB
Buffalo Bills
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $880,000 contract with the Bills in March of 2018.
Good to go Week 3
RBBuffalo Bills
September 23, 2018
Jones (head) is active Sunday against the Vikings.
ANALYSIS
Jones will make the active roster Week 3 despite logging limited practices all week due to a head injury that wasn't ruled a concussion. He's been primarily a special teams player all season, having yet to record an offensive snap. There's a slight chance that changes this week with LeSean McCoy (ribs) inactive, though Chris Ivory and Marcus Murphy are expected to lead the Buffalo rushing attack.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    0
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    25
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
17
241
2017
3
127
2018
0
25
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   195 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.33 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.08 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   29.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   40 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   132 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   13 reps
TERRIBLE
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
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2013
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2011
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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Limited all week
RBBuffalo Bills
Head
September 21, 2018
Jones (head) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota, the Bills' official site reports.
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Two limited practices
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Head
September 20, 2018
Jones (head) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Thursday, the Bills' official site reports.
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No concussion
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Head
September 17, 2018
Coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Jones did not suffer a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Chargers and had his head "bruised and cut up" from taking a hit after his helmet had previously fallen off, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Questionable to return Sunday
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Head
September 16, 2018
Jones is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers due to a head injury, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
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Likely kickoff returner Sunday
RBBuffalo Bills
September 7, 2018
With Ray-Ray McCloud listed as out for Sunday's opener, Jones is expected to serve as the primary kickoff return man, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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