As the 2019 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Former coach Mike McCarthy delayed the breakthrough, but Jones seized the opportunity midseason and proved he was the best Packers back. Jones drew 65.1 percent of Packers carries and 12 percent of targets in the seven games following the Week 7 bye. He was fantasy’s No. 5 RB across formats for that span. Then a sprained right MCL ended his season. It was his third MCL sprain in two years. Jamaal Williams might need to hold off Dexter Williams to be the handcuff.
Size: 5'9", 208
Bye Week: 11
Is this Aaron Jones’ backfield?
It should be. Jones was the most explosive runner in the NFL last season, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. But here’s the issue: For the second straight year, he missed time with a knee injury, finishing the season on injured reserve with his third MCL injury in two seasons. New coach Matt LaFleur is determined to run the ball more after the Packers dropped back to pass more than any other team in the NFC, but with durability questions lingering, Jones figures to share time with Jamaal Williams and rookie Dexter Williams.— Jason Wilde, Wisconsin State Journal
Don’t bet on Jones making it through 16 games as the lead back. But he should be an RB1 when healthy and in your early draft plans.
Season Projections for 2019
233 carries, 1,165 yards, 10 rushing TDs; 39 receptions, 331 yards, 1 receiving TD