Week 3 has arrived! Unfortunately, the injury watch for fantasy managers is also here. Players who appear on the Friday injury report and haven’t practiced much during the week can often lead to trepidation for managers trying to make lineup decisions and/or waiver claims. Don’t fret, though – FantasyPros is here to provide you with all of the latest news and updates on the players who are questionable heading into the weekend.
Aaron Jones had an impressive Week 1 performance until a hamstring injury cut his day short. He then missed the Packers’ Week 2 game against the Falcons. He did, however, log a practice on Thursday. So will Aaron Jones play in Week 3? Here’s what we know.
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Aaron Jones, who suffered a hamstring injury during the Packers’ Week 1 victory over Chicago and missed Week 2, is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Saints.
Jones logged a limited practice session Thursday, indicating a realistic chance the veteran could return in Week 3, but he is officially listed as questionable. If Jones does miss the game, A.J. Dillon should be in line for a second consecutive start. Jones had a very strong start to the season in Week 1, scoring a couple of TDs before getting hurt, and if he can return to play Sunday he will look to build on that momentum.
What the Experts Are Saying
Jones has been listed as questionable this week. He opened the week with a DNP before stacking back-to-back limited practice sessions. I think Jones will be active this week, but I’m not so sure he handles his usual workload. In Week 1, Jones played 47% of the snaps with 11 touches and 127 total yards. Among 54 qualifying backs, he ranks 44th in missed tackles forced per attempt and 23rd in yards after contact per attempt. New Orleans has the 13th-highest stuff rate, the third-highest missed tackles allowed per attempt, and the 11th-lowest yards per carry allowed to zone runs (2022: Jones 64% zone). It’s a mixed bag, but most of the early season metrics point to the Saints being an above-average run defense this season. Week 3 Positional Value: Low-end RB2/high-end RB3