The Green Bay Packers will play the Washington Redskins in a game that has some fantasy football implications. Among the players who are fantasy football relevant in this game, what should we expect from Aaron Jones in Week 14 versus the Redskins?
When Matt LaFleur was hired as the Packers’ head coach to replace Mike McCarthy it was apparent that Green Bay wanted to make a concerted effort to get Jones more involved in the offense. Even when LaFleur made his arrival, he let it be known how excited he was to coach the running back.
In the first five games of the season, Jones was a fantasy-football superstar. The talented running back was able to rush for 302 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground. To go along with his rushing statistics, he also hauled in 19 receptions for 150 yards in that span.
Green Bay’s featured running back was a top-five running back in fantasy football. Then, in the past seven games, Jones has gained 343 rushing yards and only three touchdowns.
While he’s faltered on the ground, he’s added 20 catches for 217 yards and three scores since Week 6. Despite his recent struggles, Jones is still the sixth highest-scoring running back in fantasy football.
Provided that, Jones is in a perfect spot to bounce back in Week 14 against the Redskins. Jones, who has scored fewer than eight fantasy points in three out of his past four games, faces a weak Washington run defense on Sunday.
Through the first 12 weeks, Washington has given up 1,295 rushing yards to running backs (seventh-most in the NFL). In addition, the Redskins have also allowed the 11th most receptions to opposing running backs this year.
Over the past month, Jones has only been able to catch five passes for a grand total of 12 yards. This is the perfect matchup for the Packers to get their most dynamic running back involved through the air again.
With the game taking place at Lambeau Field in December, the weather in the game will be perfect conditions for running the ball. Therefore, expect to see a heavy dose of Jones and Jamaal Williams early and often.
Green Bay’s fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 10. It’s safe to assume that his drought of scoring touchdowns will come to an end in Week 14.
Given that information, Jones could finish Sunday’s game with 15 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown. As for his receiving numbers, he will likely land around corraling four passes for 25 yards and another score.