Matt Jones

Philadelphia Eagles
Pos: RB
Status: Inactive
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Matt Jones Daily Fantasy News, Rankings, Projections

DeSean Jackson active, Matt Jones inactive for Redskins

Jackson has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but he's all set to play on Thanksgiving. He played through it last Sunday and posted a 4/51/1 line against the Packers. Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon both scored and exceeded 100 yards. They've both out-targeted Jackson on the season, and they'll likely get more passes than him again today. Jones is a healthy scratch. Rob Kelley, who's coming off a three-touchdown game, will lead the backfield. The Redskins are 6-point underdogs, so they could find themselves passing a lot, which would cause Chris Thompson to cut into Kelley's workload.

DeSean Jackson active, Matt Jones inactive for Sunday night

Jones is a healthy scratch, which leaves Rob Kelley as Washington's lead back once again. Last week he had 95 total yards on 23 touches, and could see a similar volume tonight against the Packers. However, there's the potential this one turns into a shootout, in which case Chris Thompson would pick up more snaps. DeSean Jackson will see either Quentin Rollins or Micah Hyde on roughly three quarters of his snaps. Both corners have below-average 58.8 PFF grades. He's a pure boom-or-bust option, but it's a one of the better spots he'll get this season. The game total has dropped from 51 amid weather concerns, but it's still at 48.5 points, so there should be plenty of scoring.

Matt Jones INACTIVE Sunday

Rob Kelley will be the lead back against the Vikings today with Chris Thompson coming in for passing down work. Kelley rushed 21 times for 87 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals last game. He'll have a tough time putting up the same production against a much better Minnesota defense, but he's worth a look in tournaments based on expected volume.

Rob Kelley has become Redskins' "first-string" running back

Coach Jay Gruden told reporters that Kelley is now considered the number one running back in Washington. Matt Jones is now the backup. Unfortunately for Kelley, he faces the Vikings this weekend, which is a tough matchup for anyone. He won't be a great fantasy option in Week 10, but he'll be worth in a look in the coming weeks when he faces easier defenses.

Matt Jones will have to earn his way back to starting role

Redskins Head Coach Gruden stated that Rob Kelley will continue to get the bulk of the carries and that Matt Jones will have to earn his way back into that role. Regardless of who takes the field for the Redskins this week it's an unenviable match up going against the tough Minnesota Vikings defense.

Matt Jones ruled OUT for this week

The Redskins have ruled out Matt Jones with his knee injury for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals thrusting Robert Kelley into the value RB discussion. Kelley is minimum price ($3,000) on DraftKings and slightly above minimum at $5,100 on FanDuel. While it's not the best match up, it's not the worst either as the Bengals have been surprisingly vulnerable to the run (23rd in RB Rush DVOA). With his expected volume and price tag he makes for a fine play in both cash games and GPP's. Chris Thompson will also likely receive a boost and is in play on PPR sites.

Matt Jones doesn't practice due to knee injury

Jones hurt his knee Sunday and is not practicing today. His status for Sunday is uncertain as of now. Rob Kelley would likely get the start if Jones can't go and would be a viable value option at RB. Chris Thompson would also likely get a bump is usage. We'll update you with any news that comes in on this situation.

Matt Jones misses practice Wednesday

Jones sat out of practice Wednesday due to soreness in his knee. If he's unable to play Sunday, Rob Kelley would be the lead back, not Chris Thompson. Washington would keep Thompson in their third down role in an effort to control his workload. They have some concerns about his durability; Thompson had significant shoulder surgery in the offseason, which may play a part in that. Kelley is averaging 6.1 yards per carry on 17 carries this season, but if you take away his longest run (45 yards), that average would drop to 3.6 ypc. They face the Bengals this Sunday in London. Cincinnati has allowed 118.4 rushing yards per game, which is the 9th-most in the NFL.

Redskins may reduce Matt Jones' workload

Jones was apart of three fumbles against the Lions Sunday. The first was within four yards of the end zone that Detroit recovered for a touchback. The other two were credited to Cousins as they came on handoffs, but one of them was definitely Jones' fault. Coach Jay Gruden told reporters that his fumbling problem was a "tough deal" and may reduce his carries going forward. On top of the fumbling, he averaged 2.7 yards per carry in Week 7 while backup Chris Thompson averaged 6.1 ypc. Washington plays Cincinnati in London in Week 8. The Bengals have allowed the 9th-most rushing yards per game, but neither player is a safe option.

Mark Ingram and Matt Jones two cheaper RB options to target on DK this week

Mark Ingram has struggled to find the end zone this season, thanks in large part to vultures from John Kuhn and the Saints passing attack. However, the production and opportunities (no fewer than 18 touches in the last three games) have been there and with a match up against the Chiefs (who rank 27th in RB Rush DVOA) this week there is an opportunity to take advantage of his too cheap price tag on DraftKings of $5,400. Matt Jones is in a similar spot and is even cheaper at $4,200. Coming off a big game against the Eagles (16 rushes for 135 yards and a TD), Jones has seen his role expand since getting just 8 touches in the opener. He's had 89 touches the last 5 games including 16 or more in three straight weeks. Facing a putrid Lions defense that is 28th in RB Rush DVOA, Jones makes for an excellent value option in both cash games and GPP's this week. Another potential target is Isaiah Crowell at $4,000 but he's struggled mightily (under two yards per carry) the last two weeks and has a tougher match up against the Bengals (middle of the pack in RB Rush DVOA) - the upside is there though and he's in play as a GPP option.