New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones looked horrendous during Sunday's matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Jones was benched after throwing for 150 yards with two interceptions and a fumble in the blowout loss. There was some speculation that the Patriots would shake up their quarterback situation after this performance. However, head coach Bill Belichick has stated that Jones is the starter going forward and was only benched because the game was out of hand. Jones should be back under center for the Week 5 matchup versus the New Orleans Saints.
Oct 1, 2023 9:19 PM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones should be avoided in most fantasy leagues ahead of his Week 4 clash with the Dallas Cowboys. While Jones owns a respectable 64.8 percent completion rate and five-to-two touchdown-to-interception ratio, he's an unappealing option given his matchup and suboptimal fantasy production over the last two weeks. Week 5 versus New Orleans represents another tough task for the young quarterback, though he should be able to get back on track in Week 6 against the Raiders, at the latest.
Sep 29, 2023 9:51 PM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 15 of 29 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions against the New York Jets in Week 3. He also rushed for 13 yards. His biggest play was undoubtedly a 58-yard touchdown strike to Pharaoh Brown. Jones will remain a low-end fantasy QB2 heading into a difficult matchup versus the Cowboys next Sunday.
Sep 24, 2023 4:41 PM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones will have his work cut out for him against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon. While these two teams are evenly matched, New York has a relentless defense featuring the likes of Sauce Gardner, Quinnen Williams, and others. The Patriots may choose to establish the running game early, though there's still room for Jones to have a big day. He's off to a solid start this season, totaling 547 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions through two games. He ranks as a mid-to-low QB2 in Week 3 of fantasy football.
Sep 22, 2023 10:39 AM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 31 of 42 passes for 231 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday evening. He added 25 rushing yards but was also sacked five times. Jones looked solid for most of the game, especially in the fourth quarter when he led two touchdown drives and executed a solid two-minute drill before a desperate fourth-down play came up just short. Despite showing some progress under center, Jones should be avoided in most formats as he takes on a dominant Jets defense in Week 3.
Sep 18, 2023 11:06 AM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is a viable, mid-range QB2 in fantasy football ahead of this week's game versus the Miami Dolphins. Jones found success while facing a heavy workload last Sunday, completing 35 of 54 passes for 316 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. He'll likely approach 50 attempts again this week as the Patriots try to keep up with a red-hot Dolphins offense. Fortunately for Jones, Miami doesn't have a particularly daunting secondary, so he could have a very strong week.
Sep 15, 2023 9:22 AM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 35-of-54 pass attempts for 316 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He added 15 rushing yards on two attempts. Jones bounced back after an early interception by throwing a nine-yard touchdown strike to Hunter Henry to put New England on the scoreboard. The 25-year-old later showed great chemistry with wide receiver Kendrick Bourne by connecting with him for two touchdowns. Jones almost led the Patriots to a comeback win and fell short at the end. The former first-round pick will look to build on his Week 1 performance against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2.
Sep 10, 2023 8:33 PM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is coming off a disappointing season in 2022 and will look to turn the page in 2023, starting in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones threw for 2,997 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while rushing for 102 yards and a score over 14 games last season. Jones looked good and made a lot of improvements this offseason. "Mac's had a good offseason and has had a really good camp," Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said. "He understands the offense -- how it works, how to get his teammates involved, how to help them be productive. So he's had a really good stretch here; it's been consistent all the way through."The 25-year-old faces a daunting Eagles defense that ranked first in pass DVOA in 2022. Fantasy managers looking for a streamer can look elsewhere, as Jones is mainly a desperation play in superflex leagues only.
Sep 10, 2023 6:54 AM EST
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick praised quarterback Mac Jones' improvement heading into this Sunday's Week 1 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. "Mac's had a good offseason and has had a really good camp," Belichick said. "He understands the offense -- how it works, how to get his teammates involved, how to help them be productive. So he's had a really good stretch here; it's been consistent all the way through." Belichick also said Jones is in "excellent physical condition" and has "made a lot of improvement in reads, decision-making and timing." Meanwhile, the Pats haven't announced who will be Jones' backup heading into Week 1. Jones doesn't really have anywhere to go but up after last year's disappointment, but in fantasy terms, his ceiling remains low.
Sep 4, 2023 4:03 PM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones is not expected to play in the team's final preseason game on Friday against the Tennessee Titans. Jones is the Patriots' Week 1 starter so there's no point throwing him out there for the finale and risking an injury. The 24-year-old signal-caller is looking to bounce back from a poor 2022 season in which he threw for just 2,997 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The Patriots coaching staff did him no favors, though, as head coach Bill Belichick had Matt Patricia and Joe Judge calling plays. Things are looking brighter with former NFL head coach and ex-Patriots OC Bill O'Brien coming back to New England to call plays and coach up Jones. The Pats have a tough Week 1 opener, however, as they host the reigning NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles. Jones projects as a QB2 for this upcoming season.
Aug 25, 2023 7:07 PM EST
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones completed 6-of-9 pass attempts for 52 yards while rushing for four yards on one attempt in Saturday's 21-17 preseason win over the Green Bay Packers. Jones started on Saturday and led New England's offense on their first opening drive, with running back Rhamondre Stevenson finishing it off with a one-yard touchdown run. The former first-round pick was sacked twice and fumbled while getting sacked in his last appearance in the game. Bailey Zappe came in and led the second-team offense to two offensive scores. Zappe has a six-yard touchdown run and connected with Kayshon Boutte for a 42-yard touchdown strike. Despite Zappe's strong preseason play, Jones is New England's starting quarterback and will look to rebound in 2023 after a disastrous sophomore campaign. Jones is a borderline QB2 and mainly has value in superflex league formats.
Aug 20, 2023 8:51 AM EST
Jones turned in his best practice of training camp Tuesday, according to Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald.
Aug 1, 2023 3:49 PM EST
During OTAs and minicamp, Jones worked with the Patriots' first team offense "the vast majority of the time," according to Chris Mason of masslive.com.
Jun 14, 2023 10:09 AM EST
Coach Bill Belichick noted Friday that he "absolutely" feels the same way about Jones as he did prior to training camp last season, at which time he complimented the QB's progress, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.
Apr 30, 2023 10:42 AM EST
Jones completed 26 of 40 passes for 243 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 35-23 loss to the Bills. He added five yards on four rushing attempts.
Jan 8, 2023 1:53 PM EST
Jones completed 20 of 33 passes for 203 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Patriots' 23-21 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. He also rushed three times for one yard.
Jan 1, 2023 2:46 PM EST
Jones completed 21 of 33 passes for 240 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and netted minus-1 yard on one rush attempt in the Patriots' 22-18 loss to the Bengals on Saturday.
Dec 24, 2022 2:18 PM EST
Jones completed 13 of 31 passes for 112 yards in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Raiders.
Dec 18, 2022 5:26 PM EST
Jones completed 24 of 35 passes for 235 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Patriots' 27-13 win over the Cardinals on Monday night. He also netted minus-1 yards on five rush attempts and fumbled once but recovered.
Dec 12, 2022 8:41 PM EST
Jones completed 22 of 36 passes for 195 yards with one touchdown and no interception in the Patriots' 24-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday night. He also rushed three times for seven yards and committed a fumble that was recovered by New England.
Dec 1, 2022 8:48 PM EST