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Aaron Jones Joining Vikings

Former Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones is staying in the NFC North, as he is set to sign a one-year, $7 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Jones was released by the Packers after they landed former Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs. The 29-year-old dealt with injuries last year and was limited to 656 rushing yards and 233 receiving yards to go along with three total touchdowns. However, he dominated in the playoffs, posting 39 carries for 226 yards (5.6 YPC) and three touchdowns in two games. He still has plenty of juice, and he should be set up to be the featured back with the Vikings. However, the offense could be headed for steep regression after losing franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins to the Atlanta Falcons.

Mar 12, 2024 8:48 AM EST


Vikings Interested In Aaron Jones

The Minnesota Vikings are now interested in running back Aaron Jones after the Green Bay Packers released him on Monday. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Packers wanted Jones to take a 50 percent pay cut, if not more, entering the final year of his deal in 2024. Jones signed a four-year, $48 million extension in March of 2021, and the 29-year-old took a $5 million pay cut last year. He missed some time with injuries in 2023, but when he was on the field, he ran for 584 yards (5.7 yards per carry) over the final five games of the team's season in the regular season and playoffs. The stretch included a three-touchdown game against the Cowboys in the wild-card round. The Vikings need both RB help and a new quarterback after releasing Alexander Mattison and watching Kirk Cousins sign with the Falcons on Monday, so Jones could be a nice fit in their backfield and would two revenge games against the Packers.

Mar 11, 2024 10:13 PM EST



Aaron Jones Released By The Packers

The Green Bay Packers are releasing running back Aaron Jones after signing free agent running back Josh Jacobs to a contract on Monday. Jones had $12 million in non-guaranteed compensation for 2024, but with the Packers adding Jacobs to the roster, Green Bay decided to move on from the veteran back. Jones rushed for 656 yards and two touchdowns while catching 30 passes for 233 yards and a score over 11 games in 2023. The 29-year-old finished the season and playoffs strong, logging five consecutive 100-yard games and three touchdowns during that five-game span. After seven seasons with the Packers, Jones will be a free agent and look to latch onto a team in search of a starting back. Jones should be a free agent for only a short time, and after a strong finish last season, the former Packer should be a solid fantasy option in 2024, regardless of where he lands.

Mar 11, 2024 3:53 PM EST


Aaron Jones Discussing Pay Cut With Packers

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones is reportedly discussing a pay cut with the organization. Jones is heading into the final year of his four-year deal with the team. He's set to make a base salary of $11.1 million with a cap hit of $17.5 million in 2024. Jones missed six games last season, but still put together solid numbers when he was healthy. The 29-year-old finished with 656 rushing yards on 142 attempts with two touchdowns in 11 games. Fellow back AJ Dillon is set to become a free agent this offseason. That being said, Jones appears to be in line to be the workhorse back next season.

Mar 1, 2024 9:05 PM EST


Aaron Jones Finishes Season With Fifth-Straight 100-Yard Performance

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones took 18 carries for 108 yards and caught three of six targets for a gain of eight yards during the team's 21-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The 29-year-old eclipsed 100 yards for the fifth-straight week and ended the year on a high note, being the first back to gain 100 yards on the 49ers since October of 2021. Jones had a rough fantasy season overall due to injury, but the veteran showed why he is one of the essential pieces of the Packers offense over the final five games of the team's season, gaining 584 yards on 102 carries, scoring three touchdowns, and averaged 5.7 yards per carry. Fantasy managers were hoping that AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) would be the clear incumbent to Jones when he was drafted, but he has not been impressive and is likely nothing more than a rotational back moving forward. Jones has a massive cap hit next season but will likely return to the Packers as their clear lead back.

Jan 21, 2024 9:31 AM EST



Aaron Jones Looking For Fifth Straight 100-Yard Game

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will go on the road to take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday. The 29-year-old opened the week as a limited practice participant due to finger and knee injuries but was left off of the final injury report. Jones has been on a roll the past month, rushing for over 100 yards in the past four games. AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) has been out of action since the regular season finale, but his potential return this week should not bring down Jones' value in DFS. The Packers will need to continue to feed him the rock to have a chance at keeping the stellar San Francisco offense off the field Saturday, so expect another 20-plus touch game from the veteran. Jones is a great DFS option this weekend.

Jan 19, 2024 12:36 PM EST


Aaron Jones Limited Again In Wednesday's Practice

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (finger, knee) remained limited in the team's practice on Wednesday. Jones has been limited in practices for a while as he plays through some nagging injuries, but they haven't slowed him down at all. In fact, not only did he score three touchdowns in the surprising wild-card win over the Dallas Cowboys, but he reached the 100-yard rushing mark for the fourth straight game as well. It's the primary reason why he's the second-most expensive back on DraftKings, behind only Christian McCaffrey, for the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Jones should still see plenty of touches for the Packers offense, especially if AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) misses a third straight game, but it's going to be tough for him to live up to his $6,700 price tag against one of the best defenses in the league on the road.

Jan 17, 2024 7:05 PM EST


Aaron Jones Puts In Another Limited Practice

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (finger, knee) continues to manage some injuries heading into the Divisional Round this weekend and was listed as limited on the team's estimated practice report on Tuesday. Jones has been managing injuries pretty much all year, but he's been at his best at the right time and is coming off a 118-yard performance and three touchdowns on 21 carries in blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys on wild-card weekend. He's now rushed for over 100 yards in four straight games. As the second-most expensive RB on DraftKings for the Divisional Round on the road in San Francisco against the 49ers this Saturday, Jones will face a huge challenge against a vaunted Niners defense as he looks to go for his fifth straight 100-yard rushing performance.

Jan 16, 2024 7:35 PM EST


Aaron Jones Runs All Over Cowboys, Scores Three Touchdowns

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones took 21 carries for 118 yards and three touchdowns and caught his lone target for a 13-yard gain during the team's 48-32 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The 29-year-old's reputation as a "Cowboy killer" grew even more Sunday, as he now has gained over 110 yards on the ground in four straight games. Jones actually started the game slow on the first drive, losing yardage on his first two carries. However, after this, the savvy vet went on to score the opening touchdown of the game and added two more before the third quarter even ended. Jones has given this offense a boost that it sorely needed since returning from his injury, and the team is likely to lean on him heavily again next week against San Francisco.

Jan 14, 2024 8:01 PM EST


Aaron Jones A Solid Option Despite Tough Matchup

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will go on the road to take on the Dallas Cowboys in the first week of the NFL playoffs. The 29-year-old has been managing a knee and finger injury but was left off of the team's final injury report. AJ Dillon (neck/thumb) is also listed as doubtful, so Jones will have all the carries he can handle on Sunday. The veteran enters the weekend on a three-game streak of over 110 yards gained on the ground but faces a Dallas defense that allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. On top of that, Johnathan Hankins, the Cowboys' top run defender, was left off the final injury report for the first time in a while. Jones is a savvy vet who can produce against any defense but carries risk in DFS tournaments due to the matchup.

Jan 12, 2024 9:16 PM EST


Aaron Jones Limited Again Thursday

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (finger, knee) remained limited in the team's practice on Thursday for the second day in a row this week. Jones hasn't been fully healthy all year, really, but he isn't in danger of missing Sunday's wild-card playoff game on the road in Dallas against the Cowboys. The 29-year-old could see an increased workload against Dallas as well with AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) trending toward missing a second straight game due to a stinger he suffered in Week 17. Jones has looked the best he has all year in the last four games, totaling 475 scrimmage yards on 87 total touches. At a DraftKings price of $6,300 for wild-card weekend, Jones is quite attractive against a Cowboys run defense that is their weakness.

Jan 11, 2024 7:40 PM EST


Aaron Jones Still Managing Injuries

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (finger, knee) remains on the injury report for wild-card week with multiple injuries, but he was listed as limited for the team's walkthrough practice on Wednesday. Jones has dealt with various injuries all season and missed a total of six games during the regular season. However, this is about the healthiest and productive he's been all year heading into the postseason. The 29-year-old didn't find the end zone at all, but he's heading into Sunday's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys with three straight 100-yard rushing performances. If teammate AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) misses a second straight game, Jones will be even more appealing in DFS at a DraftKings price of $6,300. On the negative side, the matchup isn't great for Jones and he could fall out of the game plan if Green Bay falls behind big early on.

Jan 10, 2024 6:51 PM EST


Aaron Jones Clears 100 Yards For Third Week In A Row

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones took 22 carries for 111 yards and caught all five of his targets for a gain of 30 yards during Sunday's 17-9 win over the Chicago Bears. The veteran has gained more than 100 yards on the ground in the third week in a row. The only thing missing for Jones was a touchdown, a feat he has not achieved since Week 9. While this past season was filled with injuries for the 29-year-old, he is heating up at the right time and will look to parlay his recent success into another monster game next week when the Packers take on the Dallas Cowboys. Jones will be a popular addition to daily fantasy rosters during Wild Card weekend next week.

Jan 7, 2024 8:02 PM EST


Aaron Jones Good To Go Against Bears

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will face off against the Chicago Bears in Week 18. The veteran had been limited in practice this past week with finger and knee injuries but was left off of the final injury report and will be active for the regular season finale. Jones has been on an absolute tear the past two weeks, tallying 247 rushing yards and averaging six yards per carry. This week will be a tough test for the 29-year-old, as Chicago has given up the third-fewest yards to running backs all season. With that said, AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) will not play this weekend, leaving Jones with the bulk of touches to himself. Consider the long-time Packer a top 15 option in Week 18.

Jan 5, 2024 9:24 PM EST


Aaron Jones Stays Limited In Week 18

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (finger, knee) was limited in the team's practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Jones isn't in any real danger of missing the team's must-win Week 18 regular season finale against the visiting Chicago Bears this weekend. Backfield mate AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) has yet to practice this week, too, so Jones could have a bigger workload in Green Bay's backfield on Sunday if Dillon is limited or out entirely. The 29-year-old Jones is peaking late in the season for fantasy managers and will be a midrange RB2 option against Chicago. In his last two games, Jones has 41 carries for 247 yards and has caught two passes for 18 additional yards. He'll have the opportunity for another big game against a Bears defense that has been a top-10 matchup for opposing fantasy RBs.

Jan 4, 2024 3:33 PM EST


Aaron Jones Listed As Limited

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (finger, knee) was listed as a limited participant for Wednesday's walkthrough practice estimation. Jones continues to be limited in practice early in the week, but he isn't in danger of sitting out in a must-win Week 18 regular season matchup against the visiting Chicago Bears this weekend. The 29-year-old could have a bigger workload, too, if AJ Dillon (neck, thumb) is forced to sit out after suffering a stinger in Sunday night's win over the Minnesota Vikings. Regardless of whether Dillon is active or not in Week 18, Jones will have RB2 appeal for fantasy managers still playing for something. In his last two games, Jones has looked better, carrying the ball 41 times for 247 yards while catching two of his four targets for 18 yards through the air.

Jan 3, 2024 7:45 PM EST


Aaron Jones Hits 120 Yards Rushing For Second Week In A Row

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones took 20 carries for 120 yards and caught his lone target for a 10-yard gain during the team's 33-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The veteran exited the game briefly Sunday night but returned the next drive. Jones gained at least 120 yards on the ground for the second straight week but was barely involved in the passing game. However, the Packers, who have been cautious with Jones due to multiple lower body injuries, seem to have unleashed the 29-year-old at just the right time. The Packers playoff hopes are alive and well heading into the final game of the regular season. Next week, those playing in their title games can count on Jones as a borderline RB1 against a stiff Chicago run defense.

Jan 1, 2024 8:23 AM EST


Aaron Jones An RB2 In Week 17

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will go on the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. The veteran was limited in practice this week due to a finger and knee injury but was left off of the final injury report and is ready to roll for Sunday night. Jones exploded for 135 total yards last week against the Carolina Panthers and will look to parlay that performance into another successful night against Minnesota. The Vikings' defense has been solid against the run this season and held Jones to just 29 rushing yards in their meeting earlier this year. However, with Jones seeing the bulk of carries, he remains a top-24 option heading into the weekend.

Dec 29, 2023 10:24 PM EST


Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon Limited Again Thursday

Green Bay Packers running backs Aaron Jones (finger, knee) and AJ Dillon (thumb) were both limited in the team's practice on Thursday for the second straight day this week. Both Jones and Dillon were on the injury report going into Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers but they ended up playing. Jones had a solid day, seeing 22 touches for 135 scrimmage yards, while Dillon had seven carries for 12 yards and his second rushing touchdown of the year. Jones and Dillon should both be ready to go by this Sunday night on New Year's Eve against the division-rival Minnesota Vikings and should continue working in tandem in a difficult matchup on the road. Jones is the higher-ceiling fantasy back as an RB2, while Dillon is more reliant on finding the end zone with limited volume and is a low-upside RB4/flex in much deeper leagues.

Dec 28, 2023 11:17 PM EST


Aaron Jones Gets In Limited Practice Wednesday

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (finger, knee) was a limited participant in his team's practice on Wednesday. Jones turned in one of his better games of the season in Week 16 but he continues to deal with an assortment of injuries, as has been the case for much of the season. With the Packers set to take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17, Jones will have two more chances to get upgraded to a full practice. Stay tuned.

Dec 27, 2023 9:32 PM EST