Chris Jones

Chris Jones

28-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
Kansas City Chiefs
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Jones turned in arguably the best campaign of his career working on the interior of Kansas City's defensive line in 2022, matching a career high with 15.5 sacks while posting a season-best 44 tackles (30 solo). Jones is entering his age-29 season, so there's little reason to anticipate a massive drop-off in 2023. Kansas City also added Charles Omenihu via free agency, and George Karlaftis showed some breakout signs as a pass-rusher late in 2022, so some flanking options should prevent opponents from honing in on stopping Jones. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $85 million contract with the Chiefs in July of 2020.
Lives up to hype in 2022
DTKansas City Chiefs
January 17, 2023
Jones posted 44 tackles (30 solo) and 15.5 sacks, adding two forced fumbles and a recovery over 17 games during the 2022 regular season.
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Jones matched a career-best mark with 15.5 sacks in 2022 and notched a career-high 44 tackles to boot, though the recent addition of an extra regular-season game didn't hurt. Jones stayed on the field for every game for the first time since 2018 and produced enough for the Chiefs to look into an extension with the seventh-year defensive tackle, who will enter 2023 on the final year of his four-year deal.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Kansas City ChiefsChiefs 2022 DT Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

96975%
45535%
40932%
14011%
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504%
91%
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Measurables Review
How do Chris Jones' measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 6"
 
Weight
310 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.03 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.62 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
24.5 in
 
Broad Jump
106 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
10.75 in
 
Arm Length
34.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Few NFL defenders are as feared as Jones, and he could be worth ranking higher in leagues that award heavily for sacks. His tackle production is mediocre, at best, and he tends to play a modest number of snaps — fewer than 700 in three of the last four years — so those limitations usually block him from DL1 consideration. Jones can take over entire games when he's really on, though, and as his 15.5-sack 2018 season shows, he is capable of unique pass-rushing production on a defense that figures to protect many leads.
Jones broke out in 2018 to the tune of 15.5 sacks, 40 tackles (35 solo) and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown. While he was unable to equal those number last year, it was partially due to the big man missing a trio of contests in the middle of the season due to a groin injury. Jones still managed to collect 36 tackles (23 solo) and 9.0 sacks over 13 games. He was given the franchise tag by the Chiefs' front office this offseason before signing a four-year extension with the team in July. The 2016 second-rounder enters 2020 as a top-tier IDP option along the defensive line.
Jones' box scores feature the low-tackle, high-sack totals you'd expect of a 255-pound edge-rushing specialist rather than the 6-6, 310-pound mountain he is. But weird box score or not, Jones is clearly one of the league's top defenders after posting 15.5 sacks last year in his third season. The per-snap sack rate almost has to regress, but he could offset that a bit with more playing time, which he certainly earned after a modest 776 snaps in 2018. Jones can't be counted on for tackles, though, as last year's mark of 40 was in line with his per-snap rates from the prior two years.
Jones broke out in his second season with the Chiefs, amassing 6.5 sacks and 32 tackles (22 solo) while intercepting a pass and forcing four fumbles in 2017. A slightly slimmer version of Jones is expected to serve as the team's starting left end again in 2018.
Jones was selected 37th overall in 2016 and quickly earned his spot on the field. While he didn't start Week 1, the defensive lineman out of Mississippi State moved into the starting lineup following Allen Bailey's calf injury in Week 6 and started the final 11 games of the campaign. Jones turned the opportunity into 28 tackles (17 solo) and two sacks, and the offseason departures of Dontari Poe and Jaye Howard should clear a path to consistent snaps again in 2017.
The Chiefs top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft (second round, sixth overall), Jones may be destined for a substitution role this season due to the team’s depth on the defensive line. With Dontari Poe in the final year of his contract, Jones will likely be groomed to take over Poe’s spot at nose tackle in 2017.
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Ready to roll Sunday
DTKansas City Chiefs
December 18, 2022
Jones (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.
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Questionable with illness
DTKansas City Chiefs
Illness
December 16, 2022
Jones (illness) did not participate at practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Houston.
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Wrangles two sacks in win
DTKansas City Chiefs
November 22, 2022
Jones recorded five tackles (five solo), including two sacks, during Sunday's 30-27 win over the Chargers.
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Two sacks in Week 2
DTKansas City Chiefs
September 16, 2022
Jones notched three tackles (two solo), two sacks and one pass defense during Thursday's 27-24 win over the Chargers.
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Absent from injury report
DTKansas City Chiefs
September 7, 2022
Jones (back) was not listed on the Chiefs' injury report Wednesday.
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