If Aaron Jones is the Real Deal, What About Ty Montgomery?

by _tim______ ·

Aaron Jones is for real. Aaron Jones is not going away, because he is simply a great football player. How do we know? Aaron Jones entered the 2017 NFL Draft as one of the most decorated running back prospects.  Through four years, Jones dominated collegiate defenders in all phases. He posted 4,760 total yards, 71 receptions, and 33 touchdown during his career, closing out his final season with an exceptional 47-percent (97th percentile) College Dominator Rating on PlayerProfiler.com. Only Christian McCaffrey, Dalvin Cook, and Kareem Hunt offered NFL scouts college resumés rivaling Jones’ accomplishments based on advanced stats, metrics, and analytics player profiles.

At the NFL Scouting Combine, Jones demonstrated great burst and quickness, evidenced by a 127.3 (87th percentile) Burst Score and a 11.02 (86th percentile) Agility Score. While Jones offers an all-purpose skill set, his teammate, Jamaal Williams, is a one-dimensional pounder with sub-par athleticism, exemplified by a 95.5 (8th percentile) SPARQ-x Score. Williams entered the season with more draft capital, Jones entered the season with more ability, and talent won one day. Jones quickly rose up the depth chart culminating in a 20-plus fantasy point performance on a 90-percent Opportunity Share against the Cowboys in week 5.

Jamaal Williams Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

What about Ty Montgomery? Based the injury probability models, Montgomery will likely miss week 6. The Packers then have a bye in week 8. Aaron Jones could get two more starts, including one against the Saints in week 7.

Ty Montgomery has never experienced a full season of primary back touches, and with each passing day, his grip on the starting job becomes more tenuous. NFL Coaches deploy playmakers they can trust. If Jones continues to excel in his midseason audition by running efficiently and avoiding turnovers, he should carve out a significant role in the second half of the season.

Aaron Jones is the real deal and the perfect buy-high candidate in fantasy football.