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Aaron Jones Led the NFL in Rushing TDs… So Packers Want More Carry Competition

By all accounts, Packers RB Aaron Jones was a fantasy monster in 2019. For just a third round pick, investors received fantasy’s No.2 RB thanks to Jones’ 19 total TDs. Despite the blow-up, Red Flags still exist that make a 2020 repeat unlikely. Most prominently, Jones may remain RBBC-trapped, potentially with even more competition.

At the 2020 NFL Combine, HC Matt LaFleur spewed verbal garbage that’ll induce countless fantasy nightmares: “We’re going to need a third guy to put into that mix.” 

Puke.

If you owned Jones last year, you’re well aware of is week-swinging upside: seven games over 25 FPs, including five Top-3 RB finishes.

Yet, he also had five week-ruining performances under 8 PPR FPs, including three under 5 FPs. Often, Jamaal Williams and LaFleur’s insistence on an RBBC was the culprit.

Rather than reward Jones for his far better play, this committee seems likely to get only more crowded:

“I think anytime you look at the running back position, it’s such a long season, and those guys take on a ton of punishment. I think that’s one of the more tougher positions to play in terms of physicality, and I think you always need multiple guys to get to that finish line.”

Yes, Jones should remain a Fantasy First Rounder. He has the GL role on lock, and is again a huge threat for 15+ TDs, especially if this offense takes a Year 2 leap.

Still, Jones already had health question marks after missing 8 games in his first two seasons. Now, instead of his volume concerns to decrease, they seem to only be growing. When compared to other potential first round RB options, Jones has more warts than most. He falls to the 10-12 overall range, behind Joe Mixon.

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