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|Poor James Jones. Despite spending almost his entire career as a backup, he has averaged 46 receptions for 608 yards and 4.8 touchdowns per season during the four years that he has played 16 games. That’s pretty solid production for a backup. Unfortunately, when he hit the free agent market prior to the 2011 season, the market for his services never developed and he re-signed in Green Bay. Then the Packers drafted Randall Cobb in the 2nd round of last year’s draft and kept aging veteran Donald Driver. Both players return in 2012, meaning Jones will once again split the backup role with two other players. While it helps matters that the Packers love to play with five wide formations, Jones doesn’t get fed enough (just 55 targets last season) to make him fantasy relevant. Unless he gets a new home during the preseason, Jones will shape up as a low end WR4 or as a WR5 in 2012.
|Giants expected to add WR James Jones -- Thu Jul 30 8:00 pm --|
|Already with depth at wide receiver, the Giants are set to add another to the mix. The team will sign veteran wide receiver James Jones on Friday. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo should know a little something about his soon-to-be newest receiver. McAdoo coached Jones in Green Bay. (NJ.com)|
FF Today's Take: Jones will be insurance in case Victor can't be an effective contributor. He's obviously familiar with Ben McAdoo's sytem from their time in Green Bay together. He's off the fantasy radar in re-draft leagues but could potentially be waiver wire pickup at some point during the season.
|Rodgers gushing over Adams' approach -- Thu Jun 11 5:20 pm --|
Second-year WR had "humongous upside"
|A little over a year after he’d challenged Davante Adams - although not by name - to step up his preparation, Aaron Rodgers couldn’t stop talking Wednesday about the approach Adams is taking to his job now.
“In my mind, he has humongous upside - and he’s starting to reach that upside,” Rodgers said after the team’s open-to-the-public OTA practice. “I think the opportunities are going to come for him. He’s got two great guys to play with. His attention to detail is very impressive and his approach." (ESPN Wisconsin)|
FF Today's Take: Let's not forget that two seasons ago, Rodgers helped then-third receiver James Jones catch an NFL-high 14 touchdown passes. Even though some of that was due to the fact Jordy Nelson missed four games that season, the point to be made is that Rodgers can support three fantasy receivers. Although his production figures to be inconsistent again in 2015 behind Nelson and Cobb, the second-year wideout should expect a fairly sizable increase from his 38-446-3 rookie line.