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2019 Fantasy Breakout Stars: Aaron Jones

 

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Jones is entering his third NFL season at the age of 24, an age that is looking more like peak area for running backs in todays league. The former UTEP superstar has as much potential as any other running back in the coming 2019-20 season. As you know by now, we are on a quest to build an unbeatable fantasy football team. Mr. Jones is the perfect addition to the mix.

 

First let’s look at his playing time. In 2017 Jones played in 12 games and started four of them; averaging 5.5 yards per attempt on 81 carries. The next season, injury lead Jones to an opportunity to receive more playing time. On 133 carries he again averaged 5.5 yards to go along with eight touchdowns.

 

As we watched the season unfold in Green Bay, it was apparent that Jones was the superior back on the team. Former head coach Mike McCarthy exclaimed that Jones was getting the ball enough and that he wouldn’t receive more work due to his poor pass blocking. Which is an interesting statement because Profootballfocus.com has Aaron Jones as the top running back pass blocker in the league, also his run block is ranked in the top 15.

 

New head coach Matt Lefleur ran the ball heavily while in Tennessee, but of course, the passing game wasn’t what it is in Green Bay. There were egos in the way of the Packers having a playoff season last year. Aaron Rodgers even admitted to the media that they needed to get the ball to Jones more often. To the dismay of Mike McCarthy of course.

 

What’s even more impressive about Jones is his ability to catch the ball. Aaron Jones hauled in 26 receptions averaging 7.9 yards per catch. Jones shows the talent of a well-rounded workhorse back worthy of a first-round pick. His performance last season should help him become an excellent value pick somewhere in the second-round. It would be a blessing to see him fall to the third or lower, but we will see where his ADP (average draft position) stands once the season gets near.

 

Conclusion:

 

Aaron Jones fits the mold of the kind of players we are targeting for our teams; explosive potential plus a volume increase will result in a monster year. The reason he should be a bargain is the way he was used last season. Without having a season most of the fantasy world needs to see first, Jones has slip potential. Aaron Jones is a must grab, must-have player worthy of the first overall pick.

 

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