Chris Jones
24-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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 40 tackles was in line with his tackle rates from the prior two years. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $6.23 million contract with the Chiefs in December of 2016.
Begins holdout
DTKansas City Chiefs
June 11, 2019
Jones is not expected to be at minicamp this week while he seeks out a new contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jones was absent for the voluntary workouts earlier this spring, but his absence from the team's mandatory minicamp shows that the defensive tackle is officially holding out. Jones is entering the final season of his rookie contract and is coming off a stellar 2018 campaign in which he recorded 15.5 sacks.
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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.
6' 6"
308 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
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chris Jones
IDP Analysis: Week 17 Matchups
176 days ago
Jim Coventry likes Deone Bucannon and the rest of the Cardinals Linebackers against the Seahawks, who no doubt will be committed to running the football in the last game of the regular season.
IDP Analysis: Week 13 Matchups
203 days ago
Jim Coventry expects J.J. Watt and Houston’s defense to collect some solid sack numbers against Cleveland this week.
IDP Analysis: Week 10 Matchups
224 days ago
Eagles pass rushers Fletcher Cox, et al. should have a big game against a Cowboys offensive unit that will probably have to throw more often than they’d like.
IDP Analysis: Week 3 Matchups
273 days ago
Jim Coventry’s picking out the best IDP choices for the week and is going with Everson Griffen and the rest of the Vikings defensive line against the extremely porous Bills offensive line.
Exploiting the Matchups: Start Mixon It Up
September 28, 2017
Joe Mixon stands to benefit from the combination of a new offensive coordinator and a matchup with the Browns.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Absent from team activities
DTKansas City Chiefs
May 2, 2019
Jones isn't participating in voluntary offseason workouts, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
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Discussing contract extension
DTKansas City Chiefs
March 28, 2019
Jones and the Chiefs are discussing a contract extension to keep him in Kansas City before he hits the free agent market in 2020, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Emerges as force in 2018
DTKansas City Chiefs
January 9, 2019
Jones closed out 2018 with 40 tackles (35 solo), 15.5 sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and his first career touchdown in 2018.
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Sack streak alive and well
DTKansas City Chiefs
December 24, 2018
Jones notched three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
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Continues sack streak
DTKansas City Chiefs
December 14, 2018
Jones had three tackles (two solo) and 2.5 sacks in Thursday's 29-28 loss to the Chargers.
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