Jonathan Grimes
Jonathan Grimes
30-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Released by the Jaguars in September of 2017.
Waived by Jags
RBFree Agent
September 2, 2017
Grimes was waived by the Jaguars on Saturday, Mike Kaye of WTLV reports.
Grimes was essentially brought in as a camp body and never seemed to have a legitimate chance of making the roster. He's an unlikely candidate for the practice squad, so expect him to hit the free-agent market if he clears waivers.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jonathan Grimes
Weekly Rankings: Divisional Playoffs Week Value Meter
January 11, 2017
The top four seeds are back in action after getting the bye last week. See where they slot in this week's rankings.
Weekly Rankings: Wild-Card Week Value Meter
January 4, 2017
The running backs behind Lev Bell are incredibly sparse this week. Lamar Miller might have been a disappointment this year and has missed the last two games, but could be the #2 back.
Exploiting the Matchups: Every Day He's Russellin'
December 8, 2016
Luke Hoover explores which players face favorable matchups in Week 14, and those you may want to find an alternative for.
NFL Waiver Wire: Week 14 Pickups
December 6, 2016
Kevin Payne finds some gems on the waiver wire for owners to plug in this week, including Baltimore's Joe Flacco, who is coming off his best game and likely will have to throw a lot in Week 14.
Weekly Rankings: Week 4 Value Meter
September 27, 2016
Bye weeks start, and so do the London games. Meanwhile, Le'Veon Bell is back from his suspension on Sunday night against the Chiefs.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Grimes has found himself a home with the Texans, having signed a one-year deal in the offseason, making 2016 his fifth year with the organization. He rushed for a career-high 282 yards and caught 26 of 31 targets in 14 games. His system knowledge should put him ahead of Akeem Hunt on the preseason depth chart, but the addition of Lamar Miller to be Houston's feature back puts Grimes no better than third on the depth chart, right behind Alfred Blue. And if 2016 fourth-round pick Tyler Ervin develops, Grimes could be last on the depth chart or worse.
Grimes entered training camp last summer with a shot to earn the backup job to Arian Foster, but lost out to Alfred Blue and spent the season as the third running back. He got some fill-in work in games when Arian Foster wasn’t available, but opportunities were few. Additionally, with the Texans adding free agent Chris Polk (Eagles) and drafting LSU’s Kenny Hilliard in the seventh round this offseason, Grimes faces competition to hold onto his job this term.
Grimes showed some promise in a Week 17 start against Tennessee - 16 carries for 50 yards and a touchdown to go along with six catches for 76 yards. Following the August release of Andre Brown, Grimes is in line to compete for slotting behind top back, Arian Foster, a backup assignment of some import, given Foster's recent injury history.
Released by the Jaguars in August of 2013.
Grimes faces long odds to make Houston's roster as a running back. He was an all-purpose back at William & Mary, including a role in the kick return game. The Texans have openings in both the punt and kick return spots, so if Grimes is to crack the opening day roster, it will be as a special-teamer.
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Signs with Jaguars
RBFree Agent
August 11, 2017
Grimes agreed to a deal with the Jaguars on Friday, John Oehser of reports.
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Six touches in Saturday's playoff loss
RBHouston Texans
January 15, 2017
Grimes rushed two times for 11 yards and added 43 yards receiving on four catches in Houston's 34-16 loss to New England in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game.
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Receives 12 touches in Week 17 loss
RBHouston Texans
January 2, 2017
Grimes had eight carries for 16 yards and caught four passes for 33 yards in Houston's 24-17 loss to Tennessee in Week 17.
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More snaps than Blue in Week 13
RBHouston Texans
December 5, 2016
Grimes rushed five times for 43 yards and caught one pass for 15 receiving yards in Houston's 21-13 loss to Green Bay in Week 13.
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Top backup in Week 12
RBHouston Texans
November 26, 2016
Grimes' return to action for Week 12 coincides with Alfred Blue (calf) being ruled out of Houston's home game against San Diego.
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