Aaron Jones

  • Height
    5' 9"
  • Weight
    208 lbs
  • BMI
    30.7 (67th)
Aaron Jones headshot
  • Draft Pick
    5.39 2017
  • College
    UTEP
  • Age
    28.0
Overall rank
RB7
2022

Aaron Jones Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Atts Rush Yds YPC Rec Rec Yds TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 12 155 821 5.3 43 304 6 16.0 (#10)
2021 15 171 799 4.7 52 391 10 15.3 (#11)
2020 14 201 1104 5.5 47 355 11 18.5 (#4)
2019 16 236 1084 4.6 49 474 19 19.7 (#3)
2018 12 133 728 5.5 26 206 9 14.3 (#17)
2017 10 81 448 5.5 9 22 4 8.0 (#46)
  • College Dominator
    47.0% (97th)
  • College YPC
    7.7 (97th)
  • College Target Share
    12.9% (90th)
  • SPARQ-x
    112.0

Aaron Jones Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+5.2
(#23)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2022

Total Touches

2022

Opportunity Share

2022

Fantasy Points

Aaron Jones ADP

18.60
Average Draft Position (2022)
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2.07 Pick
RB11 Rank

Popularity Index

#160

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Aaron Jones Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Knee injury
Week 17 (2021)
1
1
MCL sprain
Week 10 (2021)
1
2
Hamstring strain
Preseason (2021)
0
0
Calf strain
Week 7 (2020)
2
3
Chest injury
Preseason (2020)
0
0
Shoulder sprain
Week 4 (2019)
0
2
Knee sprain
Week 15 (2018)
2
2
Hamstring strain
Preseason (2018)
0
0
MCL sprain
Week 10 (2017)
3
4

Aaron Jones College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2013 9 (RB) 155 811 (4 tds) 4 4 (7 tgts) 14 2.4% 19 UTEP
2014 12 (RB) 242 1,321 (11 tds) 14 30 (40 tgts) 293 13.9% 20 UTEP
2015 2 (RB) 32 209 (1 tds) 2 9 (10 tgts) 106 2.6% 21 UTEP
2016 12 (RB) 229 1,773 (17 tds) 20 28 (35 tgts) 233 10.7% 22 UTEP

Who is Aaron Jones

As a small-school prospect, Jones didn’t see as much respect throughout the draft process as he should have. Jones boasts elite collegiate production across the board, with a 47.0% college dominator rating (97th-percentile), a 7.7 college ypc (96th-percentile) and a 12.9% college target share (89th-percentile) with a 4.56 40 time. Despite profiling as a top-flight three-down back, Jones fell to the back end of the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and has been making teams pay for it ever since.

Since entering the league, Jones has turned into one of the best, most versatile backs in the league. He has posted two 1,000-yard rushing seasons during his first five seasons in the league, and has caught 26 or more passes in every year with the exception of his rookie season. In 2021, after signing a new four-year, $48 million contract with the Packers, Jones rushed for 171-799-4 while also catching 52 passes for 391 yards and another six touchdowns. Despite ranking 26th in opportunity share (52.7%) 24th in carries, Jones turned in yet another highly-efficient season per the next gen stats.

From a fantasy perspective, Jones had a fantasy ranking of RB11 in fantasy points per game (15.3), which should be testament enough to his efficiency for a running back who ranked as a low-end RB2 from a volume perspective. But Jones, ever-efficient in his ways, was boosted by a receiving line that ranked him sixth in receptions and 10th in receiving yards. Jones finished 11th amongst running backs with a 12.9% target share on 255 routes run and also had four drops. He was 10th in yards created (746), 14th in yards per touch (3.35) and seventh in production premium at +13.2.

Jones had to overcome emerging second-year back AJ Dillon in 2021, and it’s unlikely that Dillon will be going away in 2022. Jones’ extreme efficiency and contributions in the passing game should be enough to make him a top-12 RB again in 2022, but the threat of Dillon looming over him as a touchdown vulture is very real, as Jones’ four rushing touchdowns in 2021 were his fewest since his rookie season. Whether or not Jones is a value at his ADP in 2022 will be for individual fantasy managers to decide, as they’ll likely be banking on another year of highly-efficient play if they hope to return value on him.