News: 2 days agoJones recorded six catches on seven targets for 62 yards in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round loss to the Bengals.
Spin: Jones led the Titans with six receptions, though he worked almost exclusively in short areas of the field. That resulted in a modest yardage total, with his longest gain going for 16 yards. Even so, Jones matched his highest reception total in any game during his first campaign in Tennessee. He was hampered by a hamstring injury throughout the season, which limited him to only 31 catches, 434 yards and a touchdown across 10 contests -- by far the worst statistical output of his career. The Titans could move on from Jones this offseason, but $13.2 million in dead cap and a lack of proven pass catchers aside from A.J. Brown make it likely that Jones will have the chance to bounce back with Tennessee in 2022.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Jones was traded to the Titans after spending his first 10 seasons with the Falcons. The trade comes after Jones' streak of six consecutive top-seven fantasy seasons came to an end in 2020. Injuries were, of course, the culprit, as Jones missed seven full games and the better part of two others (he missed a total of four the prior six seasons). The good news is that Jones was still dominant when healthy. In seven games he played in full, Jones posted a 45-700-3 receiving line and was fantasy's No. 3 WR. He posted a career-high 11.2 YPT, and he has now finished top-5 in YPRR in eight consecutive seasons. There are concerns, though, as Jones is 32 years old and likely to play second fiddle to A.J. Brown in Tennessee's run-first offense. Perhaps Jones has another elite season in the tank, but he's best valued as a mid-range WR2.