RB - FA
Week 14 Outlook
The Los Angeles Rams have waived running back Xavier Jones.
Jones was released with an injury designation, and it's possible that that's related to the ankle injury that forced him to miss all of the 2021 season. It doesn't seem like he will land somewhere imminently, and he probably isn't worth a roster spot in dynasty leagues.
Rams RB Xavier Jones rushed for 44 yards on 13 attempts and caught three of five of his targets for 20 yards in Saturday's defeat to the Broncos.
Jones produced a rock-solid preseason finale, but could potentially be listed as the No. 4 RB on the depth chart with the emergence of Sony Michel and Jake Funk running the ball efficiently.
Rams RB Xavier Jones got seven carries on Saturday, tallying 29 yards while also making a 10-yard reception.
Jones looked good in his opportunities as he continues to be a hot sleeper pick headed into the fantasy season. Jones should continue to get reps during the preseason and with HC Sean McVay willing to use several running backs, Jones is likely to see plenty of opportunity in the regular season. Fantasy managers should keep their eyes on Jones and his usage as the preseason progresses.
Xavier Jones rushed seven times for 21 yards and brought in two of three targets for six yards in the Rams' 13-6 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday night.
Jones has been impressive in camp, and he was tied for the team-high in carries on Saturday night. With Cam Akers (Achilles) out for the season, Jones has a chance at the No. 2 job behind Darrell Henderson.
Sean McVay says he's "really been encouraged" by Xavier Jones in training camp so far.
With Cam Akers out for the season, Darrell Henderson Jr. is primed to lead the Los Angeles backfield. However, the No. 2 role is up in the air, but it is presumed Jones has the upper hand for that spot. As an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft, Jones has the benefit of having been in the McVay offense for a year and should be familiar with the schemes and what his responsibilities are. He finished his college career at SMU with 48 total touchdowns, displaying a knack for the end zone. His best collegiate season was during his red-shirt senior year when he racked up 1,276 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. He wrapped up his college career with a 5.2 yard per carry average. Henderson is unlikely to be the workhorse running back fantasy managers were expecting out of Akers and Sean McVay has said as much. This gives Jones the chance to carve out a weekly role that could lead to himself being a viable flex player during bye weeks. If Henderson gets hurt or underwhelms in the driver's seat, Jones could earn an even bigger role. He makes for a great late-round lottery pick for fantasy managers.