James Jones | Green Bay Packers | WR
Height: 6-1 Weight: 208 | Born: 3/31/1984
2013 Experience: 7th Year
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Fantasy Football Outlook: With Greg Jennings down for most of the season, it was James Jones that filled in and made the most of his opportunity to start. Jones has struggled through his career with drops but that didn’t hold Aaron Rodgers back from targeting him for 14 touchdowns last season.
Expect Jones to start opposite Jordy Nelson as the Packers continue to use Randall Cobb in the slot and out of the back field at times. Jones is a worthy WR3, and could develop into a solid WR2 like we saw at times last season. Just don’t expect 14 touchdowns again, and let’s hope his receiving yards can develop into a 1,000-yard receiver.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for James Jones here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
Even if Donald Driver comes back, I expect James Jones to see more playing time than the veteran. That said, if Jones is going to be worth more than a WR5, second year receiver Randall Cobb will have to remain in mostly a special teams’ role.
Keep an eye on Cobb’s development and Drivers situation, as it will impact Jones’s fantasy stock during training camp.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
While it was expected that James Jones would move on from Green Bay, he re-signed with the team after all. This puts a dagger in my hopes for Jordy Nelson to breakout, as Aaron Rodgers will have too many weapons to spread the football around with. Greg Jennings should remain a star, but receivers like Jones, Nelson and Driver should be viewed as depth option for your squad and not starters.
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With Donald Driver getting into the twilight of his career, it looks like the Packers will attempt to bring free agent James Jones back to the team. A free agent, Jones may get an opportunity for a full time starting job as I’m sure a team like the Bears would have this talent on their list of hopefuls. In the end, anywhere Jones goes, he will drop the football on occasion but he can make plays and as a full time starter he would be worth drafting in fantasy football leagues.
James Jones would be a starting receiver from many teams in the NFL. Unfortunately, he’s stuck on the Packers, and they have Jennings and Driver in the starting lineup. Not only that but Aaron Rodgers does a great job of spreading the football around and killing everyone’s (except his own) fantasy potential. If one of the Packs’ top receivers goes down, Jones would be a hot waiver wire pickup.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: James Jones is a talent that has been waiting in the wings but for the 2009 season he was stuck as the Packers No.3 receiver. At times Jones flashed his play making ability as he made plays down the field and was active in the passing game all year.
Still, Jones didn’t get enough work in the Packers’ offense to be more than an occasional fill in player for fantasy owners.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: 2010 may be the year Jones has a breakout season as Donald Driver had surgery on both his knees. At age 35 it is likely that Driver will have a hard time recovering from his ailments, and it may lead to Jones taking a starting job.
If we get deeper into August, and it looks like Jones will be the teams’ starter his fantasy value will jump into the top thirty receivers for fantasy owners to draft. We will keep an eye on this situation all summer long.
– Great Quarterback / Offense
– Big Plays
– May Get Starting Job (Depends On Drivers Health)
– Drop Balls
– Football Will Be Spread Around