Jones registered six combined tackles, including one sack, during Sunday's 24-9 loss to New Orleans.
The 2017 Pro Bowler has stepped up his presence in the pass rush in recent outings, collecting seven QB hits and three sacks in his past five games played. Jones has struggled in coverage comparatively, surrendering 11.3 yards per completion and four touchdown passes in coverage this season. Up next is a matchup against Las Vegas, which offers an opposing quarterback in Derek Carr who is throwing to an uber-efficient 19:3 TD:INT on the year.
Jones racked up six tackle -- including two tackles for loss and one sack -- during Thursday's 25-17 win against the Panthers.
Jones has struggled considerably in coverage so far this season, surrendering a 72.4 percent completion rate and four passing TDs on 29 coverage opportunities. The Falcons have been working around that issue, and so far results have been encouraging. Jones has been utilized as a blitzer 28 times in eight games this season, proving especially effective of late with five QB hits and two sacks the past three weeks. During all of 2019, Jones had just 36 total blitz chances in 16 appearances, recording no sacks and four total QB hits.
Jones registered four total tackles, including one sack and two tackles for loss during Sunday's 23-22 defeat to the Lions.
Jones' tackle total tied a season low, but the 2016 second-round pick was able to collect his first solo sack since Dec. 2 of 2018. Tight ends continue to tee off against the Falcons, as T.J. Hockenson corralled a game-tying touchdown with time expiring in the fourth quarter. That was on top of the Falcons' NFL-high seven TDs allowed to TEs coming into Sunday. Individually, Jones has allowed opponents to complete passes at a 70.4 percent rate when targeting him in coverage this season.
Jones collected eight total tackles, including five solo tackles during Sunday's 23-16 loss to Carolina.
Atlanta was exposed by the running back position in the passing game once again, surrendering nine catches, 60 yards and a touchdown to Panthers RB Mike Davis on Sunday. This performance came on the heels of allowing five catches, 40 yards and a wide-open receiving TD to Packers back Aaron Jones in a Week 4 loss. Jones is regarded as one of the top coverage linebackers in the league, but of late there have been glaring errors in his area of expertise -- including a TD catch surrendered to Green Bay tight end Robert Tonyan while he was in coverage last Monday night.
Jones collected eight total tackles, including one tackle for loss during Monday's 30-16 loss to the Packers.
Jones has been considered to be one of the NFL's better coverage linebackers of the past four years, but Packers tight end Robert Tonyan got behind him for one of his three touchdowns on Monday night. Despite now being his team's leading tackler in two consecutive contests, the one-time Pro Bowl linebacker has struggled in coverage this season, surrendering an 83.3 percent completion rate and a 121.5 passer rating when targeted.
Jones recored eight tackles (six solo) across 63 defensive snaps in Monday's loss to the Packers.
It was a rather abysmal performance for the Falcons defense as a whole on Monday night, but that's no fault of Jones. The linebacker tied for the Falcons' lead in tackles while playing every defensive snap in the contest. He now has 30 tackles (16 solo) and 0.5 sacks on the year.
Jones registered six total tackles, including half a sack, during Sunday's 40-39 loss to the Cowboys.
The 25-year-old linebacker made a rare contribution in pass rush, garnering his first sack credit of any kind since Dec. 2, 2018. Jones and Co. certainly were not effective in containing Dallas tight end Dalton Schultz, however, as the Cowboys pass-catcher racked up nine catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. Jones and the Falcons defense now aim for a bounce-back performance in Week 3, taking on a Bears offense that has accounted for 44 points in its first two games of the new campaign.
Jones collected a team-high nine tackles, including one tackle for loss during Sunday's 38-25 loss to the Seahawks.
The 2017 Pro Bowler was all over the field Sunday, but he and the rest of the Falcons' linebacking corps struggled in slowing down Seattle tight ends and running backs in the passing game. The two position groups totaled 15 catches and one touchdown Sunday for Seattle, a disappointing result after the Falcons contained tight ends and running backs to less than 10 combined catches per game and 10 total touchdowns in 2019. Jones and the Falcons defense will not be afforded time to lick their wounds, as a matchup against Dallas and the No. 6 scoring offense from 2019 awaits on the Week 2 docket.
Jones has been named a Falcons team captain for 2020, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Jones, Grady Jarrett and Ricardo Allen provide a captain at each level of Atlanta's defense, as the unit aims to improve upon a 23rd-place rank in points allowed per game (24.9). The 25-year-old Jones continues to merit consideration as one of the best coverage linebackers in the league, but last year the Falcons became more aggressive in deploying him as a pass-rusher as well. Jones continued to stifle passers and allowed just a 58.5 percent completion rate when targeted last year, while his blitz-per-game rate increased from 0.8 to 2.3 between 2018 and 2019.
Jones accounted for three tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception return for a touchdown to provide Atlanta with a 28-22 overtime win against the Buccaneers on Sunday.
The 25-year-old linebacker came down with his first INT of 2019 during Week 17, and the play proved pivotal as Jones scampered 28 yards into the end zone to secure a walk-off win. After sitting out 10 games last year with a broken foot, Jones was capable of suiting up for all 16 of his team's contests this season while reaching 110 total tackles for the second time in his career. In addition to his tackling acumen, Jones also established a new career high with four QB hits, while scoring a TD for the fourth time in four professional seasons. Signed with Atlanta through 2023, Jones will be the anchor to the Falcons' linebacking corps once again next season, and his performance will become especially decisive if De'Vondre Campbell signs elsewhere during free agency.
Jones notched three tackles (two solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's 24-12 win over the Jaguars.
Jones recorded his lowest tackle total of the season during Week 16's win, though he did make a mark in pass coverage. The 25-year-old will look to bounce back to his usual high level of production during Sunday's season finale against the Buccaneers.
Jones logged nine tackles (three solo) in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Nine is becoming Jones' standard tackle production of late. He has exactly that number in three of his past four contests and is currently at 104 (64 solo) on the season.
Jones recorded four tackles (two solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's 40-20 win over the Panthers.
Jones had notched eight-plus tackles in three consecutive contests leading up to Sunday's divisional win, during which he saw less work as a run stopper but performed to his usual high level in coverage. The fourth-year pro played 56 snaps on defense (79 percent). Up next for Jones is a tough Week 15 matchup in San Francisco.
Jones collected nine total tackles and one pass deflection during Thursday's 26-18 loss to New Orleans.
The former Pro Bowl linebacker was integral to Atlanta curbing Alvin Kamara's impact in the passing game, as the electrifying back brought in just four of his eight targets for 23 yards on the night. Jones is widely praised for his supreme coverage skills, but he also provided a jolt to an otherwise lifeless Falcons pass rush, registering the only QB hit on Drew Brees during the entire contest. Another formidable opponent awaits for Jones in Week 14, as he and the Falcons defense will be tasked with slowing down MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey and an 11th-ranked Panthers scoring offense.
Jones collected nine total tackles, including one tackle for loss, during Sunday's 35-22 defeat to the Buccaneers.
The 25-year-old linebacker continues to establish himself as a versatile, sideline-to-sideline defender, having racked up eight-plus tackles in consecutive outings and six-plus tackles in eight of 10 appearances since Week 2. He remains without a takeaway and likely will not obtain one facing the error-resistant Saints in Week 13, but he will have plenty of tackling opportunities going up against a New Orleans offense that ranks third in the NFL in average time of possession (32:57).
Jones collected eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's win over the Panthers.
It was another dominant showing for the Falcons' defense, including Jones, as the 25-year-old has racked up 28 tackles (16 solo) the past four games. Jones is firmly in the IDP discussion on a weekly basis, especially considering he suited up for 81 defensive snaps in the win. He'll be one of the top options in IDP formats for Week 12 when he gets a juicy matchup against a struggling Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers.
Jones racked up 11 total tackles, including three tackles for loss during Sunday's 37-10 loss to the Rams.
Though he has paced the team in tackles over two of the past three weeks, it's evident that few of his stops came in key situations, as the Falcons defense has conceded an astronomical 41.3 points per game during that span. The upcoming matchup against Seattle will prevent Falcons defenders from getting much sleep this week, with MVP candidate Russell Wilson boasting a 15:1 TD:INT ratio and more than 275 passing yards per game thus far in 2019. Jones may be capable of once again compiling an impressive stat line, however, with the Seahawks appearing fully capable of carrying out multiple long drives against this Falcons defense, thus providing an abundance of tackling opportunities for the former Pro Bowl linebacker.
Jones collected 11 total tackles during Sunday's 53-32 loss to the Texans.
The former Pro Bowl linebacker accounted for his first double-digit tackle performance of the season, but Atlanta's defense was exposed for nearly 600 total yards by the potent Texans' attack. The Falcons' defense continues to struggle mightily despite Dan Quinn's shift to play caller, but Jones carries individual fantasy value because of his ability to rack up a high volume of tackles, as well as make plays against the pass. To this point in 2019, Jones hasn't gotten it going from a statistical perspective as a pass defender, but he racked up a colossal 27 pass deflections and eight interceptions over the first 37 games of his career between 2016 and 2018.
Jones compiled eight total tackles during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Titans.
The former Pro Bowl linebacker has looked strong in the early going of 2019, especially over the past three weeks. He has averaged eight tackles per game since Week 2, with three tackles for loss, a QB hit and a pass deflection during that span. Coming off the foot injury that cost him 10 games last season, Jones looked back to his normal self in December as well, racking up 14-plus tackles twice over the final five weeks of the 2018 campaign. He could be busy again in Week 5, facing a Texans offense that targeted running backs and tight ends in the passing game a collective 13 times Sunday afternoon against the Panthers.
Jones tallied a team-high nine tackles, including two tackles for loss, during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Colts.
After missing 10 games last year with a foot injury, Jones has been re-establishing his immense defensive prowess of late. He picked up just four tackles while playing on 63 percent of the defensive snaps against the Vikings but has logged 15 tackles -- along with three tackles for loss and one QB hit -- over the two weeks since. The former Pro Bowl middle linebacker will look to keep producing in Week 4, taking on a Tennessee offense that's been largely devoid of explosive plays in the passing game but has committed only one turnover thus far this season.
|Sun 09/13||vs SEA||L 25-38||6||3||9||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/20||@ DAL||L 39-40||2||5||7||0.5||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 09/27||vs CHI||L 26-30||2||4||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mon 10/05||@ GB||L 16-30||6||2||8||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 10/18||@ MIN||W 40-23||3||1||4||0||1||4||0||0|
|Sun 10/25||vs DET||L 22-23||3||1||4||1||0||0||0||0|
|Thu 10/29||@ CAR||W 25-17||5||1||6||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sun 11/08||vs DEN||W 34-27||5||1||6||0||0||1||0||0|
|Sun 11/22||@ NO||L 9-24||5||1||6||1||0||0||0||0|
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