James Jones WR GB 2 months ago

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed that the team is not focused on re-signing James Jones, Weston Hokiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Released by both the Raiders and Giants last year, Jones temporarily revived his career after landing back in Green Bay, posting a 50-890-8 receiving line in 16 games. He shouldn't have too much trouble finding a new home, but he'll likely have to prove that he's worthy of a roster spot when not playing with Aaron Rodgers. Soon to be 32 years old, Jones is unlikely to establish fantasy value outside of Green Bay. For their part, the Packers seem happy to move forward with Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis competing for playing time alongside Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson (knee).

James Jones WR GB 5 months ago

Jones hauled in seven of 11 targets for 81 yards in Sunday's win over Washington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones helped set up Green Bay's first touchdown of the game by nabbing a 34-yard strike down the seam. Jones came out of nowhere to score six touchdowns in the seasons' first six games, but scored just twice afterward. He still managed to lead the team in receiving yards and was the top target in Green Bay's Week 16 loss to their Division Round opponent, Arizona. During that game, Jones caught five of 11 targets for 46 yards.

James Jones WR GB 5 months ago

Jones caught four passes for 102 yards on 13 targets in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Vikings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Once again wearing his famous hoodie, Jones came up with a few big plays for an otherwise lifeless Green Bay offense. He still has trouble getting open, but the inefficient receiving line was largely due to poor throws by Aaron Rodgers, with some of those essentially being throw-aways. Jones often disappeared during the middle part of the season, but with seven or more targets and four or more catches in each of the final four games, he's been the closest thing the Packers have to a reliable offensive weapon. He'll face a middling Washington secondary in the first round of the playoffs.

James Jones WR GB 5 months ago

Jones caught five passes for 46 yards in the Packers' loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones was targeted a team-high 11 times Sunday, but he could not do much with the looks, and was also held out of the end zone for the seventh time in nine games. Jones totaled 109 yards and a touchdown last time the Packers played their Week 17 opponent -- the Vikings -- in Week 11, but he has topped 49 yards in a game just once since then.

James Jones WR GB 5 months ago

Jones caught six of nine targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 win at Oakland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones had a nice game against one of his former teams, although he was called for a couple of penalties, including an offensive pass interference call in the end zone that nullified his own touchdown in the fourth quarter. He was able to get open more than his teammates Sunday, but he's been really up-and-down this season in general. Thus, it's hard to completely trust him next week against a very talented Cardinals' secondary.

James Jones WR GB 5 months ago

Jones caught four passes for 49 yards in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones saw his third most targets -- seven -- of the season Sunday, but he was quiet in the fantasy point department for the sixth time in seven games. His next game will come against a Raiders defense that ranks 28th in the league against the pass but has not allowed opposing wide receivers to total more than 20 fantasy points in standard leagues in four straight weeks.

James Jones WR GB 6 months ago1 Comment

Jones caught one pass for 19 yards in Thursday's victory over the Lions.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones at least saw three targets Thursday after not getting a pass thrown his way the previous week, but he still finished with minimal fantasy production for the fourth time in six games. Jones' statistics for the year -- 611 yards and seven scores -- still look good, but given his production of late, and his matchup against a stiff Cowboys pass defense in Week 14, he will be tough to rely on in fantasy lineups.

James Jones WR GB 6 months ago7 Comments

Jones failed to make a catch in Thursday's loss to Chicago.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He had a couple of difficult, but catchable balls throughout the game, but was unable to bring any in. The most notable was a drop in the end zone on third down in the fourth that would have all but won it for the Packers. It was a cold, rainy night in Green Bay, which led to difficult receiving conditions. He will look to bounce back next Thursday in Detroit.

James Jones WR GB 6 months ago

Jones (quad) caught six passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones was held without a catch in the Packers' previous game, but he led the team in every receiving category Sunday, and found paydirt for the seventh time this season. Jones figures to battle some inconsistency moving forward as long as all the Green Bay receivers are healthy, but his next game will come against a Bears team he beat twice for touchdowns in Week 1.

James Jones WR GB 6 months ago

Jones (quadriceps) is listed as active Sunday in Minnesota, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jones entered the Packers' Week 7 bye averaging an unsustainable touchdown per game, meaning some regression to the mean could be expected. Unfortunately for his owners, he's logged veritable no-shows during the team's subsequent three-game losing streak, managing just three catches for 59 yards on 10 targets. He'll aim to get back on track against a Vikings defense that has conceded 12.3 YPC and four touchdowns to wideouts over the past five tilts.