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 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 -- provided 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 eight-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 toted the rock 17 times for 72 yards and a touchdown, adding another 21 yards on three catches (five targets) in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Vikings.
Jones didn't turn in the biggest rushing performance of Week 12, but it was certainly a huge win for fantasy owners considering the Vikings boast a top-5 rush defense. The 24-year-old received 17 of the Packers' 18 running back carries, cementing his status as the lead back in Green Bay. With a huge share of carries -- a rare quality in an era dominated by committees -- and five touchdowns over the last five weeks, Jones has become a must-start back. Arizona's 29th-ranked rush defense is on tap this Sunday, and with the Packers favored to win, we could see Jones break the 20-carry mark for the first time this year.
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.
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.
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