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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 7 107 15.3 1 44

Top Velus Jones Jr. News

  • Bears' Velus Jones: Usage increases late in season

    Jones rushed for a 42-yard touchdown in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with seven receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown along with nine carries for 103 yards and another touchdown over 12 games played.

    Jones was at his best as a kick returner during his rookie season. On offense, he didn't have more than two touches in any game, though he did play more than 15 offensive snaps for the first time all season during Weeks 15 and 16, when he averaged 34 snaps. Although he'll likely remain the team's top kick returner next year, he may also see his role in the offense expand. He's under contract through 2025.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Quiet in losing effort

    Jones rushed once for 13 yards in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

    Jones was also targeted once, though the pass fell incomplete. Aside from his kick-return duties, Jones has just six receptions and eight rushing attempts on the season, and his lack of volume will make him tough to trust in Week 18 fantasy lineups.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Catches long pass

    Jones caught two passes for 52 yards in the Bears' 35-13 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

    Jones ran past two defenders, which allowed Justin Fields to catch him in stride for a 44-yard reception while the Bears were trying to make a late comeback. Jones' four targets was his highest total of the season. This was also the first time he had more than 10 receiving yards in a game. Although his performance was impressive, his lack of consistency will make him tough to trust in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Loses costly fumble

    Jones caught one pass for three yards and rushed once for no gain in the Bears' 25-20 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

    With the Bears trying to mount a late comeback, Jones fumbled the ball, leading to an Eagles recovery and lowering Chicago's chances of pulling off an upset. On the season, he has just 75 yards while playing on offense, and his most significant fantasy value is in leagues that reward return yardage.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Small role in offense

    Jones rushed once for one yard in the Bears' 28-19 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

    Jones' biggest contribution, as usual, was as a kick returner. He returned four kickoffs for 114 yards to go along with his one rushing attempt. On the season, he has five targets and six carries, and aside from leagues that award points for return yardage, his fantasy value is minimal right now.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Handles two rushing attempts

    Jones rushed twice for six yards in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

    Jones has 45 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards this season, and his biggest impact is as a kick returner. Aside from leagues that include kick return yardage, Jones has yet to become a fantasy factor as a receiver.

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  • Bears' Velus Jones: In line to play Sunday

    Jones (coach's decision) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

    Jones was sidelined during both of the Bears' last two games due to a coach's decision, but he's now slated to return to action this weekend and serve as Chicago's primary kick and punt returner with Khalil Herbert (hip) landing on injured reserve.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Mobile, AL
Age: 26
School: Tennessee
Experience: 2