Jones had 17 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown while catching all three targets for 28 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons. Jones was a non-factor in the first half with three carries for seven yards, but he erupted out of the gate after halftime. The big play for the second-year running back came on 29-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that pushed the Packers' lead to 34-7. Jones' first-half usage remains a slight cause for concern, but his heavy touches in the second half -- as he tied his highest carry total of the season -- led to a productive day overall. The 24-year-old has a difficult matchup against the Chicago defense next week, which entered Week 14 ranked second in YPC (3.7) and yardage allowed per game (85.8).
Jones rushed 11 times for 36 yards and a touchdown while catching all four of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cardinals. Expectations were high for Jones coming in, as he entered with four rushing touchdowns in the previous three weeks and an average of 6.0 yards per carry this season. Surprisingly, a Cardinals defense that came in allowing 144.8 yards per game on the ground was able to hold Jones to a season-low 3.3 yards per carry. Still, Jones tied the game 17-17 on an 8-yard rushing score with 5:26 left, which should make owners feel good about turning right back to him against the Falcons in Week 14.
Jones rushed 11 times for 40 yards and a touchdown and brought in five of six targets for 63 yards and another score in the Packers' 27-24 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday. Jones logged all but one of the running back rushing touches, and he complemented his fourth score on the ground over the last three contests with his first receiving touchdown of the campaign. The second-year back did see a drop in carries compared to Week 10, but he's clearly taken the reins of the lead-back role. Moreover, his slight reduction in rushing work was supplemented by season highs in receptions, targets and receiving yards. Jones' fantasy prospects are as bright as they've been all season heading into a Week 12 divisional showdown against the Vikings.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said the team needs to continue giving Jones opportunities, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. Rodgers should get his wish without much question after Jones took 15 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns while handling a 74 percent snap share in Sunday's 31-12 win over Miami. Jamaal Williams poached just three carries on 14 snaps and Tra Carson strictly played special teams. With his supremacy in the Green Bay backfield safely established, Jones is gearing up for Thursday's road game against a Seattle defense ranked 29th in yards allowed per carry (5.0) and t-18th in rushing yards allowed per game (118.6). To be fair, the Seahawks have already faced some impressive running backs, including Todd Gurley (twice), Melvin Gordon and Ezekiel Elliott.
Jones carried 15 times for 145 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Dolphins. He also caught three passes for 27 additional yards in the 31-12 win. Jones gashed the opposition all day, finishing with an impressive average of 9.7 yards per carry thanks to his long gain of 67 yards. He scored on touchdown runs of two and 10 yards in the second and third quarters, respectively, giving him his first multi-touchdown effort of the season. Jones was the only running back with more than three carries in this one, the Packers apparently are ready to hand him the workload of a featured back moving forward. He'll look to build on this effort Thursday against the Seahawks.
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