Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 232 lbsAge: 24College: FloridaDrafted: #95 (3rd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
22nd easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #325
Best / Worst #223 / #278


Matt Jones not attending OTAs

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones is not in attendance at OTAs.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport later added that Jones, who was a healthy scratch for most of the 2016 season -- he only appeared in seven games -- is "not a part of [the Redskins'] their plans" for 2017. Barring an unforeseen turn of events, expect Washington to move on from Jones prior to the start of the upcoming season. He could very well fall victim to veteran cuts in June.

Matt Jones being shopped by Redskins

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Washington Redskins are shopping running back Matt Jones.

Fantasy Impact

Jones, whose been inconsistent since entering the league in 2015, could be on his way out of Washington this weekend. It appears that the Redskins have put the 24-year-old rusher on the trading block. Entering last season, Jones was their top running back, but by Week 7, because of injuries and ball security issues, he was benched in favor of Rob Kelley. Jones didn't see the field again for the remainder of the 2016 season, finishing the year with 533 total yards and three touchdowns. Rapoport adds that if the Redskins indeed trade Jones, they will be in the market to add a running back, likely in the draft. Currently, Kelley and Chris Thompson are the top two backs on Washington's depth chart.

Matt Jones INACTIVE again in Week 11

Matt Jones is inactive for the Washington Redskins again in Week 11, as Robert Kelley has taken over the starting running back role.

Fantasy Impact

Matt Jones being a healthy scratch in back-to-back weeks is obviously terrible news for his value, both short term and long term. As you are finalizing your roster for a playoff push, Jones should not be part of your plans.

Mike Maher27 weeks ago
Matt Jones INACTIVE for Week 10

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is inactive for Week 10.

Fantasy Impact

Jones is a healthy scratch on Sunday against Minnesota. He lost his starting job to Robert Kelley due to a previous knee injury that sidelined him in Week 8, as well as ball security issues that plagued him throughout his career. Kelley is a low-end RB2 in a difficult matchup with the Vikings, whose defense is ranked 23rd in fantasy points allowed to opposing rushers this year.

Matt Jones ruled out for Week 8

Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) has been ruled out for Week 8.

Fantasy Impact

Jones will not play in Sunday's game against the Bengals in London due to a knee injury. With Jones sidelined, Rob Kelley is expected to draw the start while Chris Thompson assumes his usual change of pace role in the offense. Thompson is the most trustworthy running back on the Redskins for Week 8. He should be considered a low-end RB2 bordering the RB3 tier whose value peaks in PPR scoring formats.