RB - FA
This Week Outlook
Free agent RB Matt Jones is attempting an NFL comeback and is drawing interest from teams.
Jones hasn't played an NFL down since 2018. He is hoping for another shot in the league and has had communication with a few teams. Jones looked impressive in the XFL, and could be an option for teams as players continue to opt out. The 27-year-old logged 248 carries for 964 rushing yards along with 27 receptions for 377 receiving yards and seven total touchdowns across 25 career games for the Colts/Washington.
Eagles running back Matt Jones caught six passes for 32 yards and rushed six times for 19 yards in Thursday's loss to the New England Patriots.
Jones is a longshot to make the final roster, but injuries to Donnell Pumphrey and Josh Adams and left the door cracked open. One of the biggest criticisms against him is that he is not an adept receiver out of the backfield, but he has clearly been working on changing that in training camp. Jones himself missed time earlier in training camp due to injury, so he still has a long way to beat out the aforementioned Phumphrey and Adams and Wendell Smallwood.
The Philadelphia Eagles added to their congested backfield by signing fourth-year veteran running back Matt Jones to a one-year deal.
Jones was a 2015 third-round pick by Washington and flashed some ability with the Redskins, running for 950 yards and scoring seven total touchdowns before getting released and joining Indianapolis in 2017. Jones, 25, could still end up making an NFL roster but will have a difficult time doing so in Philadelphia. Jones barely has dynasty value in the deepest of leagues.
The Indianapolis Colts waived veteran running back Matt Jones and six other players. Jones played just nine snaps for Indianapolis in 2017, totaling 14 rushing yards on five attempts.
Jones was drafted in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Redskins and showed some promise as a rookie, rushing for just under 500 yards, catching 19 passes and scoring four touchdowns. Jones was never really able to gain any traction with the Colts and after the club added Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins to compete with Marlon Mack, Robert Turbin, and Christine Michael, there was no room left for the 25-year-old veteran. Jones should get a camp invite but is irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
Matt Jones carried the ball four times for 11 yards in Week 4 action against the Seahawks.
Jones continues to see few touches and comes in only to spell Frank Gore or to provide a change of pace. He received less touches than Robert Turbin, and is not a viable fantasy option at this point.