News: 5 hours agoJones rushed 12 times for 41 yards and brought in nine of 10 targets for 129 yards during the Packers' 13-10 loss to the 49ers in their NFC divisional-round matchup on Saturday night.
Spin: Jones led the Packers in rushing yards, but it was his pace-setting receiving yardage tally that made his night a spectacular one for fantasy purposes. The fifth-year back also tied Davante Adams for the team lead in receptions, with the highlight of his night a spectacular 75-yard catch and run down the right sideline just before halftime. Jones logged his fewest carries since 2018 this past regular season as backfield mate AJ Dillon (chest) increasingly expanded his complementary role with strong play, and both backs are likely to be deployed in a similar arrangement in the 2022 campaign.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Jones re-signed with Green Bay during the offseason and returns as the high-scoring Packers' feature back. The 26-year-old has been a top-five fantasy back each of the past two seasons, ranking no lower than 15th in carries and no lower than 12th in targets among RBs during both campaigns. The hyper-efficient Jones has finished three of four seasons with a YPC above 5.4 and his career-best 2.4 YAC ranked second in 2020. Durability is a slight issue (he's missed at least two games in three of his four NFL seasons), but not enough to knock him more than slightly on draft day. With Jamaal Williams out and AJ Dillon as the team's No. 2 back, Jones may lose some goal line work, but perhaps gain snaps and receiving work. Jones is locked in as a solid RB1.