Aaron Jones
Aaron Jones
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Jones missed four games for a second consecutive season last year, once again looking like the Packers' most dangerous runner when he was healthy. The seven-game stretch after Green Bay's Week 7 bye highlighted his potential. Despite not getting more than 17 carries in any of those games as part of an offense still firmly in Aaron Rodgers' hands, Jones produced 5.5 YPC and scored seven rushing TDs while averaging 76 yards per game. His most impressive trait as a runner might be sheer stubbornness. The Texas-El Paso product has enough power and balance to survive first contact and enough speed to exploit the space he finds on the other side of it. Jones rarely dances around when he senses there are yards to be gained --- his rushing efficiency (the percentage of his running that was actually forward rather than sideline-to-sideline or backward) ranked sixth in the league. He'll head into the season firmly atop the Packers' depth chart, and while new coach Matt LaFleur has a quarterback-friendly reputation, his resume includes systems that made stars of running backs as well. Assuming he doesn't miss a quarter of the season again, Jones should see a significant workload as the team tries to keep its aging franchise quarterback upright Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.6 million contract with the Packers in May of 2017.
Gains 83 yards, scores
RBGreen Bay Packers
October 20, 2019
Jones ran for 50 yards on 12 carries and added 33 yards and a touchdown on four catches during Sunday's 42-24 win over Oakland.
ANALYSIS
Jones struck first during Sunday's offensive explosion, cutting upfield on a wheel route early in the first quarter and twisting around just in time for the 21-yard touchdown. The UTEP product has now scored at least once in five of seven games and recaptured the lead-back role after taking a backseat to Jamaal Williams in Week 6. How the Packers use the backs will likely vary week to week, but Jones has gotten more touches in four of the six games in which they have both played and is becoming more efficient with the ball in his hands, averaging 4.9 yards per carry over the past three weeks after 3.3-yards-per-carry average during the first four games of 2019.
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How do Aaron Jones' 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
16.8%
 
Positive Run %
80.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
57.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
7.9%
 
Touches Per Game
18.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
44.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
6.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.16
 
% Team Air Yards
2.5%
 
% Team Targets
14.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
84.4%
 
Drop Rate
3.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.5
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
78.4
 
Cornerbacks
80.5
 
Safeties
66.3
 
Linebackers
86.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Aaron Jones' measurables compare to other running backs?
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
5' 9"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
16 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The Packers backfield was a merry-go-round in 2017, with one player after another getting a shot at the lead role before disappearing around the bend. Jones got his chance Week 4 and seemed to be the answer, rushing for 346 yards and three TDs with 5.6 YPC over the next four games. Aaron Rodgers' broken clavicle during that stretch brought the entire offense to a grinding halt, and Jones suffered a knee injury Week 10 that limited him in the second half. At 5-9, 208, the UTEP product doesn't have breakaway speed (4.56 40), but his low center of gravity and balance make him difficult to bring down. Just as he did in college, he showed a penchant for big plays last season, with six runs of 20 yards or more on 81 carries. He also drew some praise for his pass blocking but didn't get many chances as a receiver. An October arrest led to a two-game suspension to start this season, so Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery will fight for touches Weeks 1 and 2. Jones will be available Week 3, but there's no guarantee he returns to a sizable role.
Jones joins a Packers backfield in need of depth behind Ty Montgomery after both Eddie Lacy and James Starks left in the offseason. The 5-9, 208-pound spark plug put together an impressive athletic performance at the Combine that backed up his reputation as a big-play threat for Texas-El Paso after he broke a run of 40-plus yards in eight different games last season. Jones was also used heavily in the passing game, catching 67 balls in 26 games over his final three years, although he doesn't appear to be an instinctive receiver. A physical runner, he's more inclined to try and break tackles than avoid defenders, a trait that could serve him well as a short-yardage and goal-line complement to Montgomery and allow him to thrive in a Packers system that got the most out of players like Starks.
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Miscues mar victory
RBGreen Bay Packers
October 14, 2019
Jones rushed 11 times for 47 yards but lost a fumble in Monday night's 23-22 win over the Lions. He also caught four of his seven targets for 13 yards.
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May lose snaps with Williams back
RBGreen Bay Packers
October 10, 2019
Jones will likely notice a reduction in his offensive snap share Monday against the Lions with fellow running back Jamaal Williams on track to play after clearing the concussion protocol and practicing fully Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Record-tying day in Dallas
RBGreen Bay Packers
October 6, 2019
Jones carried the ball 19 times for 107 yards and four touchdowns and caught seven of eight targets for 75 yards in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Cowboys.
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Bell-cow role may await
RBGreen Bay Packers
October 4, 2019
Jones will likely be in store for an elevated snap count and extra touches with top backfield complement Jamaal Williams (concussion) ruled out for Sunday's game in Dallas, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I definitely think I can go toe-to-toe with him," Jones said earlier this week, when asked how he compares to the Cowboys' three-down back, Ezekiel Elliott. "I feel like that's something I did a couple of years back in Dallas when not a lot of people knew me. That was my first start. I definitely think I can go toe-to-toe."
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Salvages line with score
RBGreen Bay Packers
September 26, 2019
Jones rushed 13 times for 21 yards and a touchdown while also bringing in six of seven targets for 37 yards in the Packers' 34-27 loss to the Eagles on Thursday.
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