Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | RB
Height: 6-0 Weight: 218 | Born: 5/8/1987
2011 Experience: 4th season
Fantasy Football Outlook: Flex Jones came into the season with the starting job in hand but after a mid-season injury, DeMarco Murray took over the starting job and didn’t look back.
While Jones will be a backup in Dallas, Murray is known for injuries, and it seems likely the veteran Jones will get his chance to start a few games at some point. If you own Murray, it is advisable to hand cuff him with Jones, because we’ve seen him have success in the Cowboys offense as a starter.
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2012 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
I’ve been skeptical of Felix Jones for a couple years now, but it looks like the Cowboys are serious about committing to Jones as a possible feature back. Marion Barber is gone and Tashard Choice is likely to be released before the season begins, making Jones a steal as a flex play back in standard leagues and a possible RB-2 in PPR leagues.
Health problems have been a killer for Jones, but he did stay healthy for the most part last season and now in his fourth season, I’m hopeful he can handle more work and stay on the field. This is going to be a big year for the Cowboys as they need to re-establish their offense, and strike fear into opposing defenses.
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The Cowboys probably have one of the more overrated running back groups in the NFL as Marion Barber isn’t the player he used to be and Felix Jones can’t stay on the field enough to be a star player. Clearly, Dallas hasn’t learned their lesson as the drafted DeMarco Murray as a mid round pick, and he projects to be another injury prone talent.
Jones is the best running back to own on this team and should be the clear starter to begin the season with Barber likely moving on. While Jones has the talent to be a good fantasy back, his ADP value over at Mock Draft Central is way too high as he’s listed to be the 20th running back taken in standard league play.
Common, after all this guys injury problems would you really want him as your No.2 running back? I can see fantasy owner rolling the dice for Jones as a flex play option, but he should be closer to the 30th runner taken than the 20th because of the injury concerns. Jones does deserve a little extra value for PPR leagues because he’s a threat in the passing game, but then again Murray might cut into that production.
After three games this season it is clear that Felix Jones is not worth using for your fantasy squad. Marion Barber is still the starting running back and even he can’t do much. The Cowboys are a passing team and that isn’t going to change any time soon.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Felix Jones had his share of injury setbacks early in the season but at the end of the year he posted two fabulous games against the Eagles. In these contests, it was clear to see why Jones is the top running back on this team and why the Cowboys should be using him more.
With the kind of explosion Jones possesses, defenses have to pay attention to him at all times as he can hurt you in the running game and in the passing game.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Early in the offseason, rumors broke out that the team was expected to make Jones the starting tailback for this season. Those rumors have now grown into almost certainty as we are in OTA’s and Jones continues to get solid work.
Look for Marion Barber to come in as the No.2 running back and pound on defense like he did when he was in this role a few years ago. It’s easy to say that Barbers most productive seasons were in this role so having him play that way makes a lot of sense.
For Jones, he should see the majority of the touches in the offense but his injuries will always be a problem until he shows he can play a full season without a hitch. Look for Jones as a boarder line No.2 running back to a solid flex play this up coming season.
If you’re considering taking this ultra talent, consider strongly trying to draft Barber, with him as he would make for a good hand cuff player.
- Should Be Teams Starter
- Great Offense
- Good Hands
- Injury Prone
- Will Share Time With Barber And Choice (RBBC)