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Running Back, Washington Redskins

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Draft: 2015 Round 3 (31)
College: Florida
Ht: 6’2”  Wt: 231 DOB: 1993-00-00 Age: 24
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#26 4 6.01

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2015 WAS 13 144 490 3.4 3 25 19 304 16.0 1 103.4 8.0
2016 WAS 7 99 460 4.6 3 8 8 73 9.1 0 71.3 10.2
2016 (Projected) WAS   195 819 4.2 5   22 172 7.8 1 135.1  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Opinions on Matt Jones’ 2016 value will likely be one of the most varied among running backs heading into fantasy drafts. He appears to be firmly entrenched as the team’s starter with only seventh-round pick Keith Marshall a threat to his role, but his struggles holding onto the football (4 lost fumbles on 144 carries) and his poor ypc (3.4) in 2015 makes him easily replaceable. Jones is a massive back at 6’2” and 231 pounds, but he has quick feet and is an asset in the passing game. He showed flashes of dominance spelling Alfred Morris, but also disappeared for weeks at a time as well. He’s reportedly worked on his ball security and has looked impressive in OTAs and minicamp. In what should be a high powered offense, he should be able to post nice fantasy numbers if he holds onto the job. While the Redskins do have a third down back on the roster in Chris Thompson, Jones is an asset in the passing game which will help build his fantasy value. He caught 19 passes for 304 yards (16 ypr) with a TD in limited action in 2015. As long as he holds off Marshall, and it seems likely that he should, Jones could turn into a draft day steal finishing with RB2 numbers. Fantasy owners that like to go wide receiver, tight end or quarterback in the early rounds would do well to land Jones in round four or five.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB3 Rob Kelley
RB2RB2 Chris Thompson
RB3RB1 Matt Jones
RB4RB4 Keith Marshall
RB5RB5 Silas Redd
RB6RB6 Mack Brown
Redskins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Rob Kelley passes Matt Jones on depth chart
HC: Jones "will have to earn his way back"
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 7, 5:20 pm

Washington Redskins
HC Jay Gruden says for now he thinks Rob Kelley to will get bulk of carries and Matt Jones "will have to earn his way back". (Mike Jones on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: While Jones hasn't exactly helped himself with his ball security issues, Gruden has shown virtually no allegiance to one running back since arriving in Washington. It's hard to believe that won't continue, and Kelley will have his work cut out for him against Minnesota and Green Bay the next two weeks. Consider Kelley and Chris Thompson low-end flexes for now, while Jones should be benched in deeper leagues and dropped in shallow leagues.


Injury Matt Jones misses practice Friday
Rob Kelley expected to start
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 28, 10:00 am

Washington Redskins
Josh Norman has his helmet on, participating in the team portion of this light practice. Same for TE Jordan Reed. RB Matt Jones a no-go. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It appears Jones is going to sit this week leaving the running back duties to Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson. Thompson is the preferred option in PPR leagues with Kelley handling early-down work. RB Mack Brown has been activated from the practice squad.


Injury Matt Jones misses practice Thursday
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 27, 12:45 pm

Washington Redskins
Redskins running back Matt Jones is not practicing today. He hurt his knee Sunday vs. Detroit and did not practice Wednesday. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: HC Jay Gruden said on Wednesday: “If Matt has an issue where he can’t go, it would be Rob Kelley in the lead role, more likely,” Gruden said. “Chris Thompson has such an important role as far as third downs and his specialty role that we need him in that role, and he’s not a very big guy. We don’t want to give him the ball 35 times between the tackles, you know? We’d like to have a more physical guy do that.”


Injury TE Jordan Reed feeling better, RB Matt Jones isn't
Tight end declares himself 'symptom free'
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 26, 6:33 pm

Washington Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed reached this same point a week ago as a limited participant in practice. But he then missed two more days when his concussion symptoms returned. Reed is confident this time is different. "I'm feeling 100 percent," Reed said. "I feel symptom-free. Running back Matt Jones was a new addition to the list of injured players. The Redskins' starting back felt pain in his knee when he tried to cut. Gruden said he was OK when running straight ahead. If Jones can't play, Gruden said rookie Robert Kelley would be the starter but that third-down back Chris Thompson would remain a key part of the game plan. (ESPN.com)

FFToday's Take: Jordan Reed owners will be given a pretty good indication on his playing status if he is on the plane when the team travels to London. He still needs medical clearance so check back later in the week. The backfield situation, however, isn't so clear with Matt Jones (knee) looking iffy to play against the Bengals. Rob Kelley would get the start and split carries with Chris Thompson if Jones was held out of action. Kelley has a 4.4 YPC on 17 rushing attempts this season but without knowing how the team will deploy the carries all Washington runners are risky fantasy bets for Week 8.


Matt Jones could see carries reduced
RB has lost two fumbles in 2016 after four as a rookie
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 24, 6:20 pm

Washington Redskins
HC Jay Gruden says Matt Jones fumbling a 'tough deal." He understands magnitude of fumbling the football. Could see carries cut. (Liz Clarke on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Chris Thompson (5-8, 195 pounds) benefited the most from this development in Week 7, but Rob Kelley (6-0, 228) makes the most sense to get the early-down touches if Jones is going to be a part-timer back. For now, this backfield should be considered a true three-man committee, rendering all three players as bench players in most leagues.



2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PIT L 16-38 7 24 3.4 0 1 1 9 9.0 0 3.3
2 DAL L 23-27 13 61 4.7 1 1 1 4 4.0 0 12.5
3 at NYG W 29-27 17 65 3.8 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 7.9
4 CLE W 31-20 22 117 5.3 1 2 2 21 10.5 0 19.8
5 at BAL W 16-10 14 31 2.2 0 2 2 25 12.5 0 5.6
6 PHI W 27-20 16 135 8.4 1 0 0 0 - 0 19.5
7 at DET L 17-20 10 27 2.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.7

2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 MIA L 10-17 6 28 4.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8
2 STL W 24-10 19 123 6.5 2 3 3 23 7.7 0 26.6
3 at NYG L 21-32 11 38 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
4 PHI W 23-20 7 11 1.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
5 at ATL L 19-25 11 20 1.8 1 2 1 17 17.0 0 9.7
7 TB W 31-30 9 29 3.2 0 4 3 22 7.3 0 5.1
9 at NE L 10-27 11 27 2.5 0 3 2 17 8.5 0 4.4
10 NO W 47-14 11 56 5.1 0 3 3 131 43.7 1 24.7
11 at CAR L 16-44 5 0 0.0 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 1.2
12 NYG W 20-14 8 19 2.4 0 1 1 45 45.0 0 6.4
13 DAL L 16-19 18 49 2.7 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 5.4
14 at CHI W 24-21 18 62 3.4 0 3 2 24 12.0 0 8.6
15 BUF W 35-25 10 28 2.8 0 3 1 8 8.0 0 3.6

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