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|Aaron Jones's Fantasy Scouting Report|
SCOUT ANALYST TAKE
Jones was suspended for the first 2 games a season ago after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, but he looked electric when he returned. Jones ran for 728 yards on 133 attempts (5.5 AVG) in his second NFL season last year. Jones' 5.5 yards per carry was the best in the NFL among qualified running backs. The Packers have a strong offensive line and a very dangerous offense with Aaron Rodgers at QB. The Packers have been a pass heavy team in recent years, but the threat of Jones can put their offense on another level. SportsLine projects Jones to rush for 921 yards and 10TDs on 175 carries this upcoming season. If Jones remains healthy, he should breakout with over 1,000 yards in 2019.
DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK
Draft Aaron Jones as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019. His 165 projected fantasy points puts him at #19 behind Devonta Freeman and ahead of Sony Michel. He has averaged 12.12 fantasy points in his past 12 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 10.3 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#21) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 84%, he is the #27 most highly owned running back. Aaron Jones is expected to improve on last season's #23 fantasy position rank.
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.