|Date of Birth:||12/02/1994|
|Drafted:||2017 | Round 5 | Pick 182|
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Aaron Jones (calf) is officially active for Thursday night.
Jones is back after missing the past two games with his minor calf issue, but the star running back is expected to be somewhat limited in his return to the lineup. However, it’s difficult to leave Jones out of fantasy lineups as a big-play threat that can do serious damage on limited touches.
Aaron Jones (calf) is questionable for Week 9.
The thought has been that Jones would sit out tomorrow night, but Green Bay is very thin at running back, so we'll see if he makes a push to return. If not, Dexter Williams would likely be called up from the practice squad to lead the backfield against San Francisco.
Aaron Jones (calf) has officially been ruled out for Week 8.
The Packers aren't even giving Jones a questionable tag like last week, as they are playing it extremely safe with their star running back. This will be Jones' second consecutive missed game, and Jamaal Williams is set for a heavy workload Sunday versus the Vikings.
Aaron Jones (calf) officially did not practice today.
Jones was also listed as a non-participant in yesterday’s walkthrough. It seems the Packers are going to take an ultra cautious approach with their star runner, so expect Jamaal Williams to again lead the backfield this Sunday against the Vikings. We’ll see if Jones is ruled out ahead of the weekend when the final Week 8 injury report is out tomorrow.
Aaron Jones (calf) is officially inactive for Week 7.
Jones’ injury popped up late during the week of practice, and the Packers are probably making the decision to hold the star running back out so that the injury isn’t made worse. The calf issue is reportedly “very minor”, so this shouldn’t be a lengthy absence for Jones—he probably has a pretty good shot to return next week. Jamaal Williams and second-round rookie A.J. Dillon will lead the Green Bay backfield today versus Houston.
Aaron Jones suffered a minor calf strain.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says that it's a "very mild calf strain" for Jones, who wants to play this Sunday against the Texans. However, Pelissero notes that it'll be a game-time decision for Jones. This explains the star running back's absence from today's practice, and he'll likely be listed as questionable when the final Week 7 injury report is out later. The good news is Green Bay kicks off in the early games this week, so Jones' status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.
Aaron Jones held in check as Green Bay improves to 9-3.
Jones rushed 11 times for just 18 yards, also adding four receptions for just 13 yards. He once again formed a fairly even split with Jamaal Williams (14 touches for 67 yards), but Jones was unable to get much going against an improving New York front. It looked like a touchdown saved his day in the fourth quarter, but it was called back on a holding penalty, and Jones was contained for the second game in a row. A breakout should be coming soon, but keep in mind that Green Bay's starter has been extremely reliant on touchdowns this year, and next week's opponent (the Redskins) just limited Christian McCaffrey to 14 carries for 44 yards.
Aaron Jones goes off as a receiver in Week 8.
Jones carried 13 times for 67 yards and added seven receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay's primetime win at Kansas City. It would have been a bigger night for Jones if he didn't step out on a potential 60-yard touchdown pass on a sluggo route, as he appeared to just lose balance for a moment and stepped out at the ten-yard line to make it a 50-yard gain instead. And at the end of the game, Jones caught an out route for an easy completion against off coverage—the Chiefs did not appear to have a great gameplan of trying to defend running backs with linebackers throughout the night, and Jones made them pay multiple times. Through eight games, Jones is on pace for 228 carries for 932 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns along with 68 receptions for 710 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns. The receiving numbers might decrease with Davante Adams (toe) returning soon), but Jones could be due to break more long plays as a runner moving forward.
Aaron Jones (shoulder) has returned for the Packers.
Jones is back for Green Bay's first offensive drive of the second half, so he didn't really miss any time while getting checked out for his shoulder issue, as Jamaal Williams likely would've been in for the final drive at the end of the first half anyway. Jones has one touchdown tonight and would've had two if he didn't step out on a deep ball after a nice sluggo route.
Aaron Jones (shoulder) is questionable to return against the Chiefs.
It's unclear when Jones was hurt, but the Packers are officially saying he's questionable to return to tonight's game. There's just over a minute to go in the first half, so hopefully Jones is able to get back on the field at the start of the second half. We'll update you as more information becomes available on his status.
Aaron Jones scores four touchdowns against the Cowboys.
Jones carried 19 times for 107 yards and four touchdowns along with seven receptions for 75 yards in Green Bay's 34-24 Week 5 win at Dallas. Throughout the game, Jones had little trouble picking up positive yardage on a Cowboys defense that seemed almost surprised at their own performance, and the third-year running back routinely beat bad angles taken by defenders. Jones became the first player to ever rush for four touchdowns in a game against the Cowboys, and he now has a touchdown in four consecutive games and is already up to eight rushing scores through five games this season. The touchdown pace is likely to slow, but Jones should be more consistent running the ball after he was held to 19 and 21 yards in the previous two games before this breakout. Matt Patricia and the Lions are going to want to stop the run in Week 6, but Jones needs to remain in fantasy lineups.
Aaron Jones goes over 100 yards in win over the Vikings.
Jones received 23 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown along with four receptions for 34 yards in the Packers' Week 2 win. It was a concern when Jamaal Williams scored an early touchdown on a reception, but Jones received more than enough work throughout the game, racking up a career-high 27 touches and doing damage with them versus one of the league's best defenses. Williams had nine carries for 28 yards and three receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown in the victory. Green Bay played ahead for basically the entire game, which made it easier to give Jones the ball a lot, but this is still a very promising sign for his season-long outlook. Jones should be in Week 3 fantasy lineups when the Packers host the Broncos.
Aaron Jones has given up junk food.
Jones says it was hard because he's "big into candy," but he gave up junk food like candy, chips, and cookies this offseason, which helped his body fat drop from 11 percent to 5.3 percent. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers noted that Jones looks "pretty lean this year" after previously teasing the running back about being "the most athletic, fast guy with a little bit of a belly." This commitment to a healthy diet could help Jones stay healthier this year after missing games in each of his first two NFL seasons, and he might be even more explosive after averaging 5.5 yards per carry in each of those campaigns. Running back looks really deep this season, but Jones will offer high upside in the early parts of 2019 fantasy drafts.
Aaron Jones (knee) has been placed on injured reserve.
With just two games remaining after Jones' knee injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Bears, this was fully expected. Jones' year ends with 133 carries for 728 yards and eight touchdowns along with 26 receptions for 206 yards and one touchdown. He's currently averaging a league-leading 5.5 yards per carry, and he played exceptionally well in his second NFL season. From Weeks 8-14, when Jones became the clear leader in the backfield, he averaged 15.7 fantasy points per game (standard scoring), which would rank eighth on a per-game basis for running backs. Looking ahead to 2019, it'll be interesting to see who the head coach and offensive coaching staff for Green Bay consists of, but Jones will be an RB1 candidate in fantasy drafts next summer, assuming he's the lead back heading into the year.
Aaron Jones' injury is thought to be a sprained MCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
If this is the case, it'd be good news and not a serious injury for the second-year running back. However, his status for the final two games of the season is up in the air, depending on the severity of the sprain. For now, we'd expect Jones to be out for at least Week 16 against the Jets. Jamaal Williams is one of the top recommended waiver wire pickups heading into fantasy finals.
Aaron Jones (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.
The Packers ruled their top running back out to start the second half, and now we just have to hope the injury isn't so serious that it keeps him out for longer than today's game. Before leaving, Jones had four carries for eight yards. Jamaal Williams is handling the workload for Green Bay with Jones out.
Aaron Jones (knee) is questionable to return against the Bears.
Jones is currently in the medical tent getting looked at, so we'll see if he's able to get back in the game for Green Bay. Jamaal Williams is handling the backfield work while Jones is out. We'll update you when more information becomes available on Jones' status.
Aaron Jones scores in Packers' win.
Jones carried 17 times for 78 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions for 28 yards against the Falcons. The 20 touches tied a season-high for the second-year running back, and he has a touchdown in five consecutive games. Next week against Chicago is a tough matchup, but Jones is still in the starting mix for fantasy lineups in the second week of the playoffs.
Aaron Jones scores against the Cardinals.
Jones carried 11 times for 36 yards and a touchdown along with four receptions for 16 yards. This was a slightly disappointing performance, but it's been typical for what the Cardinals have done against the run this season, as they have stretches of playing well but cannot stop opposing running backs from getting into the end zone. Jones will be a very good fantasy option to open the fantasy playoffs next week against the Falcons.
Aaron Jones scores in Packers’ loss.
Jones carried 17 times for 72 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions for 21 yards against the Vikings. The score came on a toss by the goal line where he basically walked into the end zone. Over the last five games, Jones has standard fantasy point totals of 14, 6, 28, 22, and 15, and he’ll obviously be an excellent option next week against a Cardinals team that can’t stop the run this season. He’s probably as good of a bet to score as anyone in Week 13.
Aaron Jones scores twice in loss to the Seahawks.
Jones rushed 11 times for 40 yards and a touchdown, also adding five receptions for 63 yards and another score. The second-year back was able to find the end zone on an eight-yard pitch after Chris Carson fumbled for Seattle on their opening possession, but the running game was mostly held in check the rest of the way. Fortunately for fantasy owners, Jones was able to run right past Seahawks linebacker Austin Calitro on a 24-yard touchdown catch at the end of the first half, and he's clearly separated himself as the lead runner (Jamaal Williams had just one touch). Jones is trending towards weekly RB1/RB2 status, but Minnesota will be a difficult draw in Week 12.
Aaron Jones explodes for career-high in Packers' win.
Jones emerged as the bonafide No. 1 option in Green Bay's backfield with Jamaal Williams taking just three touches compare to Jones' 18, and he exploded for a career-high in rushing yards with a couple of scores. Jones carried 15 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns along with three receptions for 27 yards. The second-year running back also set a career-long run with a 67-yarder he took right up the middle an nearly took all the way (but later capped the drive with a score). Throughout the game, Jones picked up chunk yardage through Miami's struggling run defense. This Thursday night the matchup gets tougher against the Seahawks, but Jones is a strong option in Week 11 fantasy lineups.
Aaron Jones totals 86 yards, but loses costly fumble in Week 9 loss.
Jones rushed 14 times for 76 yards, also adding two receptions (on four targets) for 10 yards. However, he put the ball on the ground in Patriots territory to start the fourth quarter, and it allowed New England to score a touchdown to go up 24-17 and then eventually another to pull away in a 31-17 victory. It’ll be interesting to see if Jones is trusted less down the stretch because of the mistake, but he wasn’t benched on Sunday night at least. Consider the second-year back a low-end RB2/FLEX option with Week 10 against Miami.
Aaron Jones scores in Packers' loss.
Jones carried 12 times for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Rams, adding two reception for no yards in the Week 8 loss. The touchdown for the second-year running back was on a 33-yard run where he showed his great explosiveness. Jones out-touched both Jamaal Williams (four carries) and Ty Montgomery (two carries, one reception), but Williams received a goal-line carry and converted. Things can change week-to-week, but Jones looks like the best fantasy option of the bunch and a solid option next week against the Patriots.
Aaron Jones handles eight carries in win over the 49ers.
Jones rushed a team-high eight times for 41 yards and failed to catch his only target. The second-year back continues to pace the Packers in attempts and yards, but it's a full-blown three-way committee with Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery, which makes all three nothing more than shaky FLEX options in all formats. A couple potential shootouts against the Rams and Patriots when Green Bay returns from their Week 7 bye could give Jones more opportunities, but he looks highly unlikely to turn into a featured player at this point.
Aaron Jones gets nine touches against the Lions.
Jones again worked as part of the three-backfield committee for the Packers, carrying seven times for 40 yards and adding two receptions for 19 yards. Perhaps at some point Green Bay will make Jones the clear lead runner, but he's just a FLEX option until that happens.
Aaron Jones scores in Packers' win.
Jones split work with Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery in Green Bay's backfield, but he was the most effective as a runner with 11 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown—including a 30-yard run. He also had one reception (on one target) for 17 yards. Williams excels in pass protection and Montgomery excels as a versatile runner/receiver out of the backfield, so Jones might not be poised to run away with the clear top spot in the backfield moving forward. However, he's the best option of the three in Week 5 fantasy lineups.
Aaron Jones returns to lead team in rushing as the Packers fall on the road.
Jones rushed six times for 42 yards in the 31-17 loss, also adding a five-yard reception. The second-year back was suspended for two games to start the year, but he immediately led Green Bay in carries ahead of Jamaal Williams (five) and Ty Montgomery (four). It was thought that Jones would need to wait a bit to perhaps get a shot at being the lead back, but it appears it may have already happened. That said, Sunday was a small sample size in a game that the Packers trailed, so we'll see if we get more clarity next week against Buffalo. For now, all three runners should be considered dicey FLEX options.
Aaron Jones has been suspended two games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
This isn't a surprise after Jones was arrested last October and admitted to smoking marijuana during a traffic stop. Unfortunately, it is a significant blow to the second-year back's chances of coming out on top in a backfield competition with Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams this summer, and he could find himself third on the depth chart when he returns in Week 3 of the regular season. As a rookie, Jones rushed 81 times for 448 yards (5.5 YPC) and four touchdowns, and he's been bulking up this offseason in an attempt to improve in pass protection. The preseason and training camp will still provide Jones an opportunity to showcase his talents, but Montgomery and Williams get an obvious boost after the suspension.
Aaron Jones has gotten "bigger" and "stronger" this offseason.
Many players can lose some explosiveness if they put on more weight, but Jones is still a young player in his second NFL season, and both he and Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans don't feel he's lost any explosiveness with the added weight. After a couple of knee injuries last year, Jones placed an emphasis on his lower body, with the hope of making him more durable while also helping him break more tackles. Jones said: "I’m bigger all around. That’s something that’s going to help me in pass protection and that’s something I want to get better at. I’m stronger, so definitely when a defender who’s bigger than me comes up I can hold my ground this year." Jones also added, "I still feel just as explosive as I was, if not even more," so it doesn't sound like gaining weight will cause any issues. This should be seen as a positive sign for the 2017 fifth-round pick as he competes for a nice role in Green Bay's offense.
Aaron Jones (knee) will not play in the regular season finale.
The explosive rookie's season is now over. Jones appeared in 12 games for the Packers this year, making four starts including two rushing performances of over 125 yards in November. But a knee issue derailed his season a bit, opening the door for fellow rookie Jamaal Williams to get a big opportunity down the stretch. Overall, Jones ended up with 81 carries for 448 rushing yards (5.5 yards per carry) and four rushing touchdowns along with nine receptions for 22 yards. The backfield situation for Green Bay is up in the air for next season, but Jones will have a lot of upside if he's the starter in 2018. However, it's worth noting Jones faces marijuana-related drug charges and could be facing a suspension to start next season.
Aaron Jones (knee) is misses practice again.
This is two straight missed practices for the rookie running back, who doesn't look like he's going to play this week. Expect a heavy dose of Jamaal Williams in Week 17 against the Lions.
Aaron Jones (knee) did not practice today.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy doesn't anticipate the rookie playing in the season finale, so he'll probably be ruled out in the coming days. Jamaal Williams should again get a nice workload to end the season against Detroit.
Aaron Jones (knee) will not return to tonight's game.
Jones was injured early in the game, and he's just now been ruled out in the third quarter. Before leaving, Jones had three carries for 11 yards. Hopefully the injury isn't too bad and we see Jones back on the field for Week 17.
Aaron Jones leaves against the Vikings with a knee injury.
Jones is officially questionable to return, and teammate Jamaal Williams will handle almost all of the carries for Green Bay while Jones is out.
Aaron Jones handles four touches in loss to Carolina.
Jones rushed three times for 47 yards, which led the team, also adding a six-yard reception. Starter Jamaal Williams was held to 30 yards on 10 attempts, and Jones showed considerably more burst, which gave Green Bay a jolt in the second half. The Packers will probably have the rookies split the workload next week against Minnesota, but it's difficult to trust either against their elite defense.
Aaron Jones gets four carries in Week 14.
Jones had -2 yards on his four attempts, and he didn't receive any work in the passing game. Meanwhile, teammate Jamaal Williams had 22 touches for 118 total yards and two touchdowns in the game and appears to be the clear lead man in Green Bay's backfield. Jones doesn't need to be owned in standard leagues right now.
Aaron Jones scores game-winner in Week 13.
Jones returned to action against the Bucs after missing two games with a knee injury, but he didn't receive any touches until he took advantage of his first carry in overtime, taking it 20 yards to the house to get Green Bay to 6-6. The rookie runner looked healthy on the touchdown, so maybe he'll get some more work moving forward. However, teammate Jamaal Williams (21 carries, 113 yards, touchdown) is the preferred fantasy option right now.
Aaron Jones (knee) is active for Week 13.
Jones made a relatively quick recovery from his knee injury, and Green Bay will have the rookie split time with fellow rookie Jamaal Williams on Sunday. The Bucs are a good matchup, but Jones will be a risky FLEX option, and Williams is probably the safer play.
Aaron Jones (knee) is questionable for Week 13.
Jones was limited in practice all week and looks like he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Jamaal Williams is still likely to lead the backfield even if Jones does play, so he's best left out of fantasy lineups if active. Check back in Sunday for Jones' status.
Aaron Jones (knee) was again limited in practice.
A full participation for Jones would be great, but it's good to see he's at least stringing together consecutive limited participation. Jones might not play this week, but it certainly looks like he'll be back this season.
Aaron Jones (knee) was limited in practice today.
The rookie running back missed the last two games while dealing with his MCL injury, but it looks like Jones might be a bit ahead of schedule. The original timeline was 3-6 weeks according to multiple reports, but maybe he'll be able to get ready enough to play this Sunday versus the Buccaneers. It likely won't be another week until Jones plays, but it's something to keep an eye on over the next few days.
Aaron Jones is facing a marijuana charge.
According to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jones faces "several charges" for an October 1st arrest in which he admitted to smoking marijuana. Obviously, this shows some terrible judgment by the rookie running back, and it's possible he faces discipline from the league. Jones is currently still out at least a couple more weeks with an MCL injury.
Aaron Jones (knee) is expected to miss 3-6 weeks, according to Adam Schefter.
Jones is dealing with an MCL injury that sounds like it'll keep him out for the next two games at the very least. And Ty Montgomery is dealing with a rib injury again, so Jamaal Williams might get a ton of work in Green Bay's backfield moving forward. Consider Williams one of the top waiver-wire pickups this week, and Jones doesn't need to be held on fantasy rosters if you're struggling for roster space.
Aaron Jones (knee) leaves game with knee injury.
Jones started the game by getting the work in Green Bay's backfield, but he injured his knee and was limping badly before getting carted to the locker room. He's officially being called questionable, but it looks like it could be Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams for the rest of the afternoon.
Aaron Jones starts again for the Packers in Week 9.
The rookie running back drew the start over Ty Montgomery, but Jones couldn't get much going against the Lions, carrying five times for 12 yards and catching two passes for -1 yards. It appeared that Montgomery took over for much of the game after the slow start by Jones, which included slipping on a screen and missing a block in pass protection. Jones might step right back in as the starter and get 15+ carries next week against Chicago, but it's not lock. Consider him a FLEX option for now.
Aaron Jones operates as feature back in Week 7 loss.
Jones rushed 17 times for 131 yards and a touchdown, a 46-yard score in the first quarter. He also caught three passes for seven yards. The rookie was the clear backfield leader with Ty Montgomery handling just five touches, and he looks like an every-week RB2 option for as long as that's the case. We still like Montgomery, though, and he might get more touches after getting healed up over the bye week. The Packers take on the Lions in two weeks on Monday Night Football.
Aaron Jones splits backfield work with Ty Montgomery in Packers' loss to the Vikings.
Montgomery started, but Jones received more carries and gained more yards, rushing 13 times for 41 yards. He also caught a one-yard pass. The rookie is going to be hurt along with the rest of the Green Bay fantasy options now that Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) could be done for the year, and the injury would probably lead to more work for Montgomery if anything, as he knows the offense better and would be more reliable for Brett Hundley. We'll have to see if the coaches put any light on the backfield situation this week, but Jones could still be worth a look as a FLEX option against New Orleans.
Aaron Jones goes off in Packers' win over Dallas.
The rookie running back carried 19 times for 125 yards and a touchdown while adding a nine-yard reception. He showed excellent vision, quickness, and burst throughout the entire game and worked as the clear lead guy for Green Bay with Ty Montgomery (ribs) out. The Cowboys don't have a top run defense, but it was still a great performance by the rookie. Don't be surprised if Jones gets a good amount of carries even when Montgomery returns.
Aaron Jones received most of the Packers' first-team reps in practice this week, according to Ian Rapoport.
Fellow rookie running game Jamaal Williams appeared to be ahead of Jones heading into last Thursday, but Jones played well when Williams left the game and appears set to get more touches today against Dallas with Ty Montgomery (ribs) not expected to play. Jones is an RB2 option, while Williams probably should not be in fantasy lineups.
Aaron Jones scores first career touchdown in Packers' win.
The rookie running back from UTEP stepped up after Ty Montgomery (ribs) and Jamaal Williams (knee) both left the game and didn't return. Jones carries 13 times for 49 yards and a touchdown in the game. It was cool to see Jones score—it was on a carry by the goal line—and do a "Lambeau Leap" for his first NFL touchdown, and hopefully he'll have a lot more of them in the future. If Montgomery and Williams are both out in Week 5, Jones would definitely be in FLEX consideration.
Aaron Jones plays clearly behind Jamaal Williams in Ty Montgomery's absence.
Jones rushed three times for 14 yards and caught four passes for 11 yards, including a five-yard touchdown. Fellow rookie Jamaal Williams saw all the work with Aaron Rodgers, but Jones had a better game. Both are players to keep an eye on behind Ty Montgomery on a Rodgers-led offense.
Rookie running back Aaron Jones gets little work in first preseason game.
Jones had two carries for no yards and one reception for no yards. Fellow rookie Jamaal Williams appears to be in the lead for the main backup role behind Ty Montgomery.
The Packers select UTEP RB Aaron Jones with the 182nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
After drafting BYU RB Jamaal Williams earlier today in the 4th round, the Packers take another back in the 5th. Jones rushed for 1,773 yards and 17 touchdowns last season for UTEP, but unless he really impresses in the preseason, Jones probably needs Green Bay to keep four running backs in order to make the team. Ty Montogmery has been a big winner of the draft so far.