Guest of the League
Moneyball Est. 2019
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

RB GNB

College: | 4 years
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 208 lbs
Birth Date: 12/2/1994
2021 Bye Week: 13

Total Pts: 258.9
Avg Pts: 16.18
Rank: 5 RB

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2021 RTSports Outlook

Jones had his second straight 1,000-yard season. He was fifth overall in fantasy running back scoring. He had more than 1,400 total years and scored 11 touchdowns. Jones even missed a couple games because of injury and still posted very good numbers. He had just one game all season with fewer than double-digit fantasy points. Jones was second overall in yards per carry after contact, showing plenty of toughness last year. Jones has emerged as one of the top backs in the game and should continue to get plenty of carries going forward as the starter for the Packers. Jones is a small back but has good speed and moves. He catches the ball well and is a big-play threat at the position. He is a much improved runner between the tackles and has become a legit three-down back.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Jones was fifth in running back scoring last year and second the previous season. The numbers don't lie. He gets it done. And remember, he missed two games because of injury. Consider him a top-10 fantasy back once again this year. Expect around 1,600 total yards, 50 receptions and double-digit scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

After consecutive top-five fantasy finishes, Aaron Jones has a great chance to three-peat. In 2019 we saw his ability to provide elite upside (scoring a total of 19 touchdowns) and despite the much-anticipated touchdown regression in 2020, Jones finished as the RB5 last season. What was arguably most impressive last season was that he was able to produce consistently, posting only two games outside the top 24 backs. Somehow, Jones' upside is even larger in 2021 after Jamaal Williams signed in Detroit. Green Bay had the ninth-most targets to the running back position last season, 30% of which went to Williams. Although sophomore back, A.J. Dillon will see an increased role on the ground, he only had 21 receptions over his entire college career, making Jones the primary runner and pass catcher for one of the best offenses in the league. As if the situation could not get any better, the Packers gave Jones a four-year extension and made him the sixth highest-paid back for 2021. Fantasy managers like to call this "work-horse money". On the off-chance that Rodgers is not in town next season, Jones should still see enough work to be an RB2 with RB1 upside. However, if Rodgers stays in Green Bay, Jones should be one of the first five backs drafted in all formats.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 117.60Aaron Jones 66 rushing yds (6.60 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 5 yd rushing TD
Aaron Jones 10 receiving yds (1.00 pts)
Aaron Jones 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 245.60Aaron Jones 168 rushing yds (16.80 pts)
Aaron Jones 2 rushing TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 75 yd rushing TD
. . . Aaron Jones 14 yd rushing TD
Aaron Jones 68 receiving yds (6.80 pts)
Aaron Jones 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 7 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers
Week 316.60Aaron Jones 69 rushing yds (6.90 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 1 yd rushing TD
Aaron Jones 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)
Aaron Jones 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 422.10Aaron Jones 71 rushing yds (7.10 pts)
Aaron Jones 40 receiving yds (4.00 pts)
Aaron Jones 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 6 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers
Week 5
Week 613.10Aaron Jones 15 rushing yds (1.50 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . A.Jones for 1 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
Aaron Jones 26 receiving yds (2.60 pts)
Aaron Jones 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 70.00
Week 80.00
Week 912.90Aaron Jones 58 rushing yds (5.80 pts)
Aaron Jones 21 receiving yds (2.10 pts)
Aaron Jones 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 1014.50Aaron Jones 46 rushing yds (4.60 pts)
Aaron Jones 49 receiving yds (4.90 pts)
Aaron Jones 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 1117.10Aaron Jones 41 rushing yds (4.10 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 2 yd rushing TD
Aaron Jones 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)
Aaron Jones 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 1210.00Aaron Jones 90 rushing yds (9.00 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 1323.80Aaron Jones 130 rushing yds (13.00 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 77 yd rushing TD
Aaron Jones 18 receiving yds (1.80 pts)
Aaron Jones 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 149.50Aaron Jones 69 rushing yds (6.90 pts)
Aaron Jones 6 receiving yds (0.60 pts)
Aaron Jones 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Playoff Week 124.80Aaron Jones 145 rushing yds (14.50 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 8 yd rushing TD
Aaron Jones 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
Aaron Jones 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Playoff Week 212.80Aaron Jones 94 rushing yds (9.40 pts)
Aaron Jones 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Aaron Jones 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Playoff Week 318.50Aaron Jones 42 rushing yds (4.20 pts)
Aaron Jones 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Aaron Jones 4 yd rushing TD
Aaron Jones 43 receiving yds (4.30 pts)
Aaron Jones 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Player Notes
Mar 17 1:20pm ET

The Green Bay Packers and outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith completed a restructure of his contract to create salary cap space in 2021, according to a source. The move allowed the Packers to re-sign running back Aaron Jones earlier this week. Smith had his $5 million roster bonus and $9.76 million of his base salary in 2021 converted into a signing bonus, which created $7.38 million in salary cap space for the team. His salary cap number for the 2022 season will go up, and he'll be a candidate for a contract extension. Smith was scheduled to have a cap hit of $22 million this year and $20.75 million in 2022. The restructure lowers his cap hit this year to under $15 million but increases his cap hit in 2022 to over $28 million. Smith played in all 32 games and has recorded 26 sacks and 60 QB hits since he signed with the team in 2019.

From RotoBaller

Mar 15 11:20am ET

The Green Bay Packers and running back Aaron Jones have agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract to keep Jones in Green Bay. It's a bit of a surprise after Green Bay chose not to franchise tag Jones, as it looked like the team was going to save money and roll with A.J. Dillon as their lead back. Not the case, which means everyone who speculatively traded for Dillon in dynasty leagues this offseason are in a bit of a pickle now. Jones is one of the NFL's most efficient backs and has averaged over five yards per carry in three of his four NFL season. He's got a pretty clear path to RB1 value.

From RotoBaller

Mar 14 4:23pm ET

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Packers Sunday, March 14, worth $48 million. The deal includes a $13 million signing bonus.

Fantasy Spin: Jones will continue to be the main running back for the Packers for the foreseeable future. He will share some playing with AJ Dillon but should be at least a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Mar 14 2:33pm ET

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Aaron Jones is a player the Packers want to re-sign, but one of the issues appears to be the Packers are not willing to pay Jones like one of the top running backs in the NFL, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Fantasy Spin: Jones should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the market, but the Packers still have a few days to reach an agreement. Jones should be a starting running back for a team and can be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Mar 9 8:33pm ET

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones is still in talks with the team regarding a long-term contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport Tuesday, March 9. Rapoport reports the Packers believe Jones 'is part of their future.'

Fantasy Spin: Jones, 26, led the NFL with 19 total touchdowns in 2019 and scored another 11 combined rushing and receiving TDs in 2020. He has 533 total touches over the last two seasons, but he was sparsely used his first two years in the league and should have plenty left to offer. He's clearly a great fit in the Green Bay offense, and fantasy managers should be happy if he stays for the 2021 season and beyond.

From TheHuddle

Mar 9 4:13pm ET

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones did not receive the franchise tag designation Tuesday, March 9, and is set to become a free agent.

From TheHuddle

Mar 2 6:23pm ET

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones will receive the franchise tag for the 2021 season, according to general manager Brian Gutekunst, if it's what's best for the team. Gutekunst says there are 'usually better ways to avoid it.'

Fantasy Spin: It's tough to envision a better fantasy situation for Jones in 2021 or beyond. He's a clear RB1 with the Packers but could slip into the RB2 tier in a less efficient offense.

From TheHuddle

Feb 24 12:33am ET

Impending free-agent RB Aaron Jones (Packers) reportedly has the Miami Dolphins among the teams he is willing to consider in free agency, and a league source confirms the team is also interested in signing Jones, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Fantasy Spin: Miami is expected to enter free agency with about $26 million in cap space and could create another $36 million in cap space by restructuring a few contracts of their free-agent additions from last year and parting with a few other veterans such as receivers Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns. Jones would likely take a hit in efficiency if he signs with the Dolphins, but he could easily make up for it with the kind of volume Myles Gaskin enjoyed in 2020, leaving him as a potential high-end RB2 in fantasy next season.

From TheHuddle

Feb 8 4:03pm ET

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent RB Aaron Jones would be open to signing with the Miami Dolphins if he does not return to the Packers, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: The Dolphins used multiple running backs this past season, but Jones probably would receive most of the work if he signed with Miami. Jones should see a solid workload no matter where he signs and can be at No. 2 running back in most leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 1 2:43pm ET

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones is 'absolutely everything we want in a professional football player,' according to general manager Brian Gutekunst, who expressed the team's desire to get a deal done with Jones on Monday, Feb. 1, before he hits free agency this spring.

Fantasy Spin: The Packers reportedly offered Jones a top-five running back contract at some point in the last year, but the two sides could not come to an agreement. With Jamaal Williams also headed toward free agency and almost no talk of him returning, it could leave Green Bay with AJ Dillon and little else in the backfield going into the draft. If that's the way things turn out, Dillon will be a popular fantasy sleeper in 2021 drafts even if the Packers add a back who can help him occasionally on passing downs.

From TheHuddle

Jan 24 6:40pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (chest) left the team's NFC Championship Game against the Buccaneers and did not return. Jones posted only 27 rushing yards in the first half of the game and became involved in a game-swinging moment at the end of the second quarter. The talented back caught a pass from Aaron Rodgers, turned up field and fumbled the ball at midfield. Jones was injured on the play and the Buccaneers picked up a crucial touchdown before the half. The 2020 Packers will be remembered for its passing attack but Jones posted 10-plus total touchdowns for the second straight season. Jones heads into the offseason as a free agent and returning to the Packers next season is certainly up in the air moving forward.

From RotoBaller

Jan 24 6:33pm ET

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 33-of-48 passes for 346 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the NFC Championship Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Aaron Jones, who left the game early due to injury, left the team with 27 yards on six rushes. RB Jamaal Williams ran seven times for 23 yards and added four receptions for 22 yards. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling led the way with a game-high 115 yards on four receptions and a score, while WR Davante Adams had nine grabs for 67 yards and a score on 15 targets. WR Allen Lazard checked in with three receptions for 62 yards, while TE Marcedes Lewis had three grabs for 28 yards. TE Robert Tonyan also checked in with four grabs, 22 yards and a score. CB Jaire Alexander led the way with two interceptions, while totaling three total tackles and three passes defensed.

From TheHuddle

Jan 24 5:03pm ET

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (chest) suffered a chest injury during the NFC Championship game and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Spin: Jamaal Williams will serve as the main running back for the Packers while Jones is sidelined and will have fantasy value if the Packers advance in the playoffs.

From TheHuddle

Jan 24 1:50pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones is a strong fantasy option most weeks, but Sunday's NFC Championship game against Tampa could be one of those games where you don't want Jones in your lineup. His worst game of the season came against Tampa when he was held to just 15 rushing yards on 10 carries. He found the end zone that week, but with Tampa allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game this year to the position, you're probably going to be betting on a touchdown to get any value from Jones this week. There are better DFS plays, even on a two-game slate.

From RotoBaller

Jan 16 8:20pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones carried the ball 14 times for 99 yards with one touchdown and 14 receiving yards in the team's 32-18 win over the Rams in the NFC Divisional Round. Jones went up against a stingy Rams Defense and ran hard between the tackles. The free-agent-to-be cashed in with a one-yard run for a touchdown in the second half and averaged a robust 7.1 yards per carry. The Packers offense didn't miss a beat against the Rams and will be favorites at home next week in the NFC Championship. Jones will continue to handle the bulk of carries out of the backfield heading into the team's next matchup.

From RotoBaller

Jan 16 7:43pm ET

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 23 of 36 pass attempts for 296 yards and two touchdowns and scored a rushing touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional Playoffs. RB Aaron Jones ran 14 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and made a 14-yard catch. WR Davante Adams made nine catches for 66 yards a touchdown and WR Allen Lazard had four catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. TE Robert Tonyan had four receptions for 60 yards.

From TheHuddle

Jan 13 8:00pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will face a Rams Defense this Saturday that allowed the fifth fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs during the regular season. The Packers air attack made plenty of headlines this season but Jones, once again, enjoyed an excellent season. Jones posted 1,459 total yards from scrimmage with 11 touchdowns and, maybe most impressively, averaged over five yards per carry for the third time in his first four seasons. The Rams have not allowed a single back to post more than 100 rushing yards against them all season but have surrendered seven total touchdowns to the position over their final eight games. The Packers will need quarterback Aaron Rodgers to be at his best this weekend but Jones can be expected to see 10-15 touches in the backfield and could find the end zone against the Rams.

From RotoBaller

Jan 3 8:13pm ET

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 19-of-24 passes for 240 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, as the team locked up the top seed, a bye and home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs. RB Aaron Jones went for 42 yards and a touchdown on 11 runs, while adding 43 yards on four grabs. RB Jamaal Williams posted 26 yards on five runs while WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling posted a team-high 87 yards and a score on two receptions. WR Davante Adams posted six receptions for 46 yards and a score, while TE Robert Tonyan had two catches and 18 yards with a score. WR Allen Lazard ended up with two catches for 17 yards, and TE Dominique Dafney had his first-career touchdown on a 13-yard second-half score.

From TheHuddle

Dec 31 4:00pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will try and keep the rival Bears out of the postseason in Week 17. Jones heads into the final game of the season with 10 total touchdowns and 1,062 rushing yards despite dealing with a bit of a timeshare in the backfield recently with Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon. Despite losing carries here and there (only 10 touches last week), Jones has posted 528 rushing yards his last five games, averaging 105.6 per game in that span. He will go up against a Bears Defense that is allowing the ninth fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs but Jones posted 90 yards against them in Week 12. Jones will carry low-end RB1 value in Week 17.

From RotoBaller

Dec 28 3:00pm ET

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (hip) carried the ball 10 times for 94 rushing yards in a dominant win over Tennessee. Jones added two receptions for 14 receiving yards to cap off a strong game for the UTEP product, who was forced to leave the game in the first half with a hip injury, though he later returned. Jones still managed to exceed 90 scrimmage yards for the fourth time in five games. It's worth watching the practice reports this week to see if the hip injury hinders Jones at practice in any way. As long as he's healthy, Jones should be expected to keep his hold on the lead back role in a Week 17 matchup with the Bears, who allowed 90 rushing yards to him in their first meeting.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 26-Mar-2021: GNB Aaron Jones - Re-signed, Unrestricted FA - Four-year contract (through 2024)
  • 17-Mar-2021: GNB Aaron Jones - Declared Free Agent
  • 15-Mar-2021: GNB Aaron Jones - Re-signed - Four-year extension (through 2024)
  • 04-Feb-2019: GNB - Off IR - knee
  • 18-Dec-2018: GNB - On IR - knee
  • 17-Sep-2018: GNB - Suspension Lifted
  • 03-Jul-2018: GNB - Suspended - 2 games (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
  • 05-May-2017: GNB - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
NFL Week
OppPtsRush
Att
Rush
Yds
Rush
TDs
100
Yds
RecRec
Yds
Rec
TDs
Rec
Tgt
Fum
Lost
2020 Season258.90201110493473552630
Week 1@MIN17.60166610410060
Week 2DET45.601816820468180
Week 3@NOR16.60166910217040
Week 4ATL22.10157100540150
Week 5bye
Week 6@TAM13.10101510326050
Week 7@HOU0.00000000000
Week 8MIN0.00000000000
Week 9@SFO12.90155800521050
Week 10JAC14.50134600549060
Week 11@IND17.10104110430040
Week 12CHI10.0017900010020
Week 13PHI23.801513010318030
Week 14@DET9.5015690026030
Week 15CAR24.802014510313040
Week 16TEN12.80109400214030
Week 17@CHI18.50114210443050
DivisionalLAR18.30149910114020
ChampionshipTAM6.406270047061