Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 239 lbsAge: 25College: FloridaDrafted: #95 (3rd Rd.)

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Matt Jones waived by Colts Saturday

Matt Jones was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Jones was claimed by the Colts last week after being cut by the Washington Redskins.

Fantasy Impact

Jones lasted just a week with his new team, as the Colts decided to waive him on Saturday. He was already behind Frank Gore, Robert Turbin, and rookie Marlon Mack on the depth chart, so playing time and touches were going to be hard to come by for the former starter. He may wind up on another team as depth or may even return to the Colts at some point if he clears waivers, but, for now, he is not relevant for fantasy.

Mike Maher1 week ago
Matt Jones finds a new home in Indianapolis

Running Back Matt Jones was claimed by the Colts off waivers.

Fantasy Impact

Jones landed in a best case scenario. Assuming a return to health for Andrew Luck (which is looking more and more dicey at this point) the Colts have a fantasy friendly offense with an unclear backfield rotation. Dogged by fumbilitis in his first two years in the league, Jones has a career 3.9 yards per carry average and can contribute catching the ball out of the backfield. He has an uphill climb back to relevance, but keep him on your watch lists, and possibly try to buy low in deeper dynasty formats.

Brian Tesch2 weeks ago
Matt Jones waived by Redskins

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Washington Redskins have waived RB Matt Jones.

Fantasy Impact

It comes to no surprise that the Redskins are moving on from Jones. It was the expected outcome for the duration of the offseason. Jones, who opened last season as the Redskins' RB1, had quickly fallen out of favor with the team after dealing with ball control issues and beginning in Week 8, he was a healthy scratch for the remainder of the 2016 campaign. I don't expect Jones to be out of work for long, however. He should be scooped up once he clears waivers on Sunday.

Matt Jones 'doing a good job' at camp

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told the press Matt Jones "is doing a good job competing for a spot at running back" at training camp.

Fantasy Impact

Jones, who is reportedly expected to be released at some point before Week 1, is in attendance at training camp and is "doing a good job competing," per Gruden. Now that the Redskins lost Keith Marshall for the season with a torn right patellar tendon, Jones could see a slightly increased workload at camp. With injuries always a concern in the preseason, it wouldn't surprise me if Jones stuck around for the duration until he is ultimately granted his release, if at all.

Matt Jones' agent asks for his client's release

Pro Football Talk is reporting Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones' agent, Hadley Engelhard, asked for his client's release Wednesday. “Let’s move on,” Engelhard said via Pro Football Talk. “We’re hoping [team president Bruce Allen] sees the light and does the gentleman thing and release Matt. … He’s a healthy scratch. All the writing’s on the wall that he’s going to be released. Is Bruce waiting for a team to have a devastating injury that’s in dire straits to make a trade? I guess you can do that. But you’re messing with someone’s mind, for lack of a better term.”

Fantasy Impact

Although Jones showed up to the team's mandatory workouts this week, reports suggest he only attended to avoid fines. In a not too shocking turn of events Wednesday, the 24-year-old running back's agent requested his client's release from the team with the hopes of catching on with a new club before the start of training camp. Jones, who was a healthy scratch for the final nine games of the 2016 season, is unlikely to remain with the Redskins for 2017. It's just of a matter of when the team will elect to move on from him.