Posted: 7/13/2021 2:57 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones averaged 2.9 yards per attempt after contact in 2020 - the second-best mark among qualified players last season - per Pro Football Reference.
Huddle Up: It's a fairly significant improvement over his 2.2 average from 2019. Unfortunately for fantasy managers, Green Bay seems to be content with him handling just over 14 carries per contest, which typically means he has to be efficient game in and game out in order to pay off in fantasy. Fortunately for fantasy managers, he is able to do it. The promotion of AJ Dillon figures to cap Jones' upside a bit moving forward, but the latter remains a great bet to be a top-10 fantasy back once again.
Posted: 3/14/2021 8:13 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Packers Sunday, March 14, worth $48 million. The deal includes a $13 million signing bonus.
Huddle Up: Jones will continue to be the main running back for the Packers for the foreseeable future. He will share some playing with AJ Dillon but should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/14/2021 6:23 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Aaron Jones is a player the Packers want to re-sign, but one of the issues appears to be the Packers are not willing to pay Jones like one of the top running backs in the NFL, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Huddle Up: Jones should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the market, but the Packers still have a few days to reach an agreement. Jones should be a starting running back for a team and can be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 3/10/2021 1:20 am GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones is still in talks with the team regarding a long-term contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport Tuesday, March 9. Rapoport reports the Packers believe Jones 'is part of their future.'
Huddle Up: Jones, 26, led the NFL with 19 total touchdowns in 2019 and scored another 11 combined rushing and receiving TDs in 2020. He has 533 total touches over the last two seasons, but he was sparsely used his first two years in the league and should have plenty left to offer. He's clearly a great fit in the Green Bay offense, and fantasy managers should be happy if he stays for the 2021 season and beyond.
Posted: 3/09/2021 9:06 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones did not receive the franchise tag designation Tuesday, March 9, and is set to become a free agent.
Posted: 3/02/2021 11:17 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones will receive the franchise tag for the 2021 season, according to general manager Brian Gutekunst, if it's what's best for the team. Gutekunst says there are 'usually better ways to avoid it.'
Huddle Up: It's tough to envision a better fantasy situation for Jones in 2021 or beyond. He's a clear RB1 with the Packers but could slip into the RB2 tier in a less efficient offense.
Posted: 2/24/2021 5:23 am GMT
Impending free-agent RB Aaron Jones (Packers) reportedly has the Miami Dolphins listed among the teams he is willing to consider in free agency, and a league source confirms the team is also interested in signing Jones, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Huddle Up: Miami is expected to enter free agency with about $26 million in cap space and could create another $36 million in cap space by restructuring a few contracts of their free-agent additions from last year and parting with a few other veterans such as receivers Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns. Jones would likely take a hit in efficiency if he signs with the Dolphins, but he could easily make up for it with the kind of volume Myles Gaskin enjoyed in 2020, leaving him as a potential high-end RB2 in fantasy next season.
Posted: 2/08/2021 8:43 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Aaron Jones would be open to signing with the Miami Dolphins if he does not return to the Packers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins used multiple running backs this past season, but Jones probably would receive most of the work if he signed with Miami. Jones should see a solid workload no matter where he signs and can be at No. 2 running back in most leagues.
Posted: 2/01/2021 7:17 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones is 'absolutely everything we want in a professional football player,' according to general manager Brian Gutekunst, who expressed the team's desire to get a deal done with Jones on Monday, Feb. 1, before he hits free agency this spring.
Huddle Up: The Packers reportedly offered Jones a top-five running back contract at some point in the last year, but the two sides could not come to an agreement. With Jamaal Williams also headed toward free agency and almost no talk of him returning, it could leave Green Bay with AJ Dillon and little else in the backfield going into the draft. If that's the way things turn out, Dillon will be a popular fantasy sleeper in 2021 drafts even if the Packers add a back who can help him occasionally on passing downs.
Posted: 1/24/2021 9:58 pm GMT
Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (chest) suffered a chest injury during the NFC Championship game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Jamaal Williams will serve as the main running back for the Packers while Jones is sidelined and will have fantasy value if the Packers advance in the playoffs.