News: ESPN reports the Texans have signed fullback Greg Jones on a one-year deal. Jones is expected to serve as the lead blocker for Arian Foster in Houston. He had the same role with the Jaguars for Maurice Jones-Drew.
Analysis: Jones doesn't touch the ball to matter for Fantasy owners in the majority of leagues. He should not be owned in most formats this season.
News: Jacksonville running back Greg Jones returned to action during the team's Week 3 contest against Indianapolis after briefly departing with a head injury. Jones left early in the first quarter after taking a blow to the head and was examined in the locker room before being cleared. He finished with 13 total yards, including 12 yards on two receptions, during the Jaguars' 22-17 victory.
Analysis: Jones is primarily the team's fullback and in charge of helping open up holes for standout running back Maurice Jones-Drew. He does not produce many stats and came into Sunday's game with just two receptions through the first two weeks. Leave him untouched in all Fantasy formats.
News: Jacksonville running back Greg Jones left the team's Week 3 matchup at Indianapolis in the first quarter after suffering a blow to the head, the team announced. Jones was taken to the locker room for further observation and is considered questionable to return. He did not record a carry before departing.
Analysis: Jones, the team's fullback, has received additional playing time recently while Rashad Jennings has been sidelined with an injury. However, he does not produce many stats and came into Sunday's game with just two receptions. Leave him untouched in all Fantasy formats.
News: Jacksonville RB Greg Jones reached the end zone on his only rushing attempt of the game during the Jaguars' 23-17 loss to Tennessee in Week 16. Jones plunged into the end zone from the 1-yard line for his first rushing touchdown since Sept. 23, 2007 at Denver.
Analysis: Jones has barely made an impact for Jacksonville this season as he recorded his first carry since Jacksonville's season opener, also against the Titans. He also finished with a season-high two receptions for nine yards. However, he should remain untouched in all Fantasy formats.
News: Jaguars FB Greg Jones had his first carries of the season in Week 10 against the Texans. Jones totaled two carries for 4 yards. He added two catches for 12 yards.
Analysis: While Jones started his career as a tailback the Jaguars have since turned him into a fullback. He has a total of eight carries since the start of the 2008 season. We doubt his limited production will change any time soon, so continue to ignore him in Fantasy. The Jags play the Browns in Week 11.
News: Jacksonville RB Greg Jones had two receptions for 4 yards -- his total entering Week 4 -- on Sunday against Indianapolis. The fullback has yet to have a rush attempt for the Jaguars.
Analysis: Jones is primarily a fullback and doesn't see many carries -- evident of his zero carries through four weeks. He may get a few goal-line chances in games, but even with the lowly Bills rush defense on deck for Jacksonville, Jones isn't a recommended Fantasy start. He should be ignored in all formats.
News: Jaguars FB Greg Jones had one catch for 5 yards in his team's Week 2 loss to the Chargers. He now has two catches on the year.
Analysis: Jones opens up holes for Maurice Jones-Drew and sees very few carries. He may get an occasional goal-line stand carry, but for the most part he can be ignored in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Jaguars FB Greg Jones made one catch in a Week 1 win over the Broncos. Jones went backwards for a yard on the play.
Analysis: Jones is the primary blocker for Maurice Jones-Drew in Jacksonville and doesn't touch the ball very much. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy play heading into Week 2 at San Diego.
News: The official team website of the Jaguars reports that FB Greg Jones is trying to come back from a season-ending ankle injury sustained last year. He practiced for the first time Monday. "I didn't start running until a month ago," Jones said. "These next couple of months are important to me." Jones is expected to be a blocking back for RB Maurice Jones-Drew. "When Greg is on the field and healthy, he's one of the best blocking fullbacks in the league. Greg's been a man when he's been able to stay on the field and be healthy. We just need him to stay healthy," coach Jack Del Rio said.
Analysis: Jones has minimal Fantasy value since he's not expected to get many carries. Ignore him in most leagues on Draft Day.
News: The Jaguars signed first-year DB Kennard Cox to the active roster from the practice squad and placed veteran FB Greg Jones on injured reserve Thursday. Cox had been waived last Friday and he was re-signed to the practice squad on Tuesday of this week. Jones started seven of the first 13 games before injuring his ankle last Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Jones had four carries for 23 yards along with five receptions for 14 yards and added three special teams tackles. He has played in 71 games with 41 starts since being selected in the second round of the 2005 draft.
Analysis: It's safe to release Jones in all leagues, and Cox has minimal Fantasy value in IDP leagues. Hopefully for Jones he can return at 100 percent in 2010, but he has minimal Fantasy value when healthy.
News: Jacksonville RB Greg Jones (ankle) has been ruled out for the Week 15 Thursday night game against the Colts.
Analysis: Jones doesn't produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: The Jaguars have activated fullback Brock Bolen from the practice squad, an indication that Greg Jones' ankle injury could keep him out of Thursday night's game against Indianapolis. Jones injured his right ankle Sunday against Miami and had X-rays, but coach Jack Del Rio said he didn't have the results.
Analysis: Jones doesn't produce enough stats to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off of Fantasy rosters.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones, WR Nate Hughes, TE Zach Miller, RB Montell Owens and QB Luke McCown all dressed for a Week 14 loss to Miami but failed to record an offensive stat.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using in any leagues for Week 15 vs. Indianpolis. Ignore them in all leagues.
News: The Jaguars had three players dress for Sunday's game against Houston who did not record any offensive stats with Greg Jones, Montell Owens and Luke McCown.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using in any leagues for Week 14 against Miami. Ignore them in all leagues.
News:Greg Jones, Tiquan Underwood, Montell Owens and Luke McCown all failed to get a stat on Sunday in a Week 12 loss at San Francisco.
Analysis: All four of these players have little Fantasy value. Jones is at best a handcuff for Maurice Jones-Drew and that's about it.
News: Jacksonville RB Greg Jones caught one pass for 2 yards in the Week 11 win over Buffalo.
Analysis: Jones usually lines up at fullback for the Jaguars, but he doesn't get a lot of touches in the backfield. That isn't expected to change anytime soon, so continue to ignore Jones in Fantasy heading into Week 12 at the 49ers.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones made one 4-yard catch in a Week 10 win at the Jets.
Analysis: Jones usually lines up at fullback for the Jaguars, but he doesn't get a lot of touches in the backfield. That isn't expected to change anytime soon, so continue to ignore Jones in Fantasy heading into Week 11 vs. Buffalo.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones caught one pass for a 1-yard gain in Week 9 against Kansas City. He did not have a rush attempt in the game.
Analysis: Jones usually lines up at fullback for the Jaguars, but he doesn't get a lot of touches in the backfield. That isn't expected to change anytime soon, so continue to ignore Jones in Fantasy.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones totaled one carry for 3 yards during a Week 8 loss against the Titans. He has four carries for 23 yards in seven games.
Analysis: Jones usually lines up at fullback for the Jaguars, but he doesn't get a lot of touches in the backfield. That isn't expected to change anytime soon, so continue to ignore Jones in Fantasy. The Jaguars play the Chiefs in Week 9.
News: Jacksonville RB Greg Jones, WR Jarett Dillard, RB Montell Owens and QB Luke McCown were all held without a stat in the team's Week 6 game against the Rams.
Analysis: All four of these players have little Fantasy value. Jones is a handcuff for Maurice Jones-Drew and that's about it.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones (knee) and rookie WR Mike Thomas (ribs) are probable for Week 6 vs. the Rams. Both should see a decent amount of playing time.
Analysis: Neither player is worth starting in Fantasy play since stats are hard for them to come by. Consider other options in spite of the matchup.
News: Jacksonville RB Greg Jones (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday as the team prepares for its Week 6 game against the Rams. Jones is considered questionable for the contest.
Analysis: Jones failed to get a stat in Week 5 as the Jacksonville offense was shut out at Seattle. He has a very limited role with the Jags and is just a cheap handcuff for Maurice Jones-Drew at best.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones ran three times for 20 yards in a Week 4 win over the Titans.
Analysis: Jones gets a few carries here and there for the Jags, but should not be used in Fantasy play heading into Week 5 at Seattle.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones got one touch Week 3 against the Texans Week 3 and lost a yard on a carry.
Analysis: Jones now has one catch and one run this season, failing to record a stat Week 2. He is a touchdown vulture with the Jaguars but is not a recommended Fantasy option for Week 4 against the Titans.
News: Jacksonville RB Greg Jones and backup QB Luke McCown both saw some snaps Week 2 in a loss to Arizona. They did not pick up any stats.
Analysis: Jones is a fullback for the Jags, but he's nifty enough to also get some action in the passing game. Consider him a No. 4 RB in touchdown-only leagues in Week 3 at Houston. McCown has no Fantasy value until David Garrard gets hurt.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones caught one pass for nine yards in a Week 1 loss to the Colts.
Analysis: Jones is a fullback for the Jags, but he's nifty enough to also get some action in the passing game. Consider him a No. 4 RB in touchdown-only leagues or a handcuff for Maurice Jones-Drew owners.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones was the No. 2 RB for Jacksonville in Monday's preseason opener at Miami. Maurice Jones-Drew left the game after the first series, and Jones was the second RB in the game ahead of rookie Rashad Jennings. Jones finished with two carries for 6 yards and one catch for 2 yards.
Analysis: Jones has a chance to make some plays for the Jaguars if they give him carries. And if you're looking for a handcuff option for Jones-Drew, grab Jones with a late-round pick. He can be considered a No. 4 RB in touchdown-only leagues because he could be good in short-yardage situations for the Jaguars.
News: According to the team's official web site, Jaguars rookie RB Rashad Jennings could compete with Greg Jones to be the No. 2 RB behind starter Maurice Jones-Drew. Jennings and Jones are trying to replace the departed Fred Taylor. The report said "Jones is expected to get more carries, but everyone's eyes will be on seventh-round draft choice Rashad Jennings, one of the stars this past spring of a good-looking rookie class."
Analysis: We like Jones to be the No. 2 option behind Jones-Drew, but Jennings will be a factor also. Keep an eye on what happens during training camp, but consider Jones as the front-runner to be the handcuff option for Jones-Drew. But whoever wins the battle should be considered just a late-round pick in deep leagues.
News: In an interview with CBSSports.com, Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said that the team plans to use Greg Jones more at running back to aid Maurice Jones-Drew with the workload. "Inside the Jaguars, we're high on Greg Jones," Koetter said. "Greg made himself into a fullback and one of the best in the league in our opinion. But really, Greg is a halfback trapped in a fullback's body. He's had a couple of injuries he's had to overcome, but if you look at the year Le'Ron McClain had for Baltimore last year, I could see Greg being that type of a runner, a physical punisher. And for as good of a fullback as he is, he was only playing maybe 20 snaps a game since we didn't always use a fullback. So if we bump him up to, say, 35 snaps per game and he played some halfback, I think we're going to like what we see."
Analysis: The thinking here is that Jones won't usurp touchdowns or a ton of carries from Jones-Drew unless he gets hurt, which is why he's a recommended late-round pick-up for those owners who snare MJD with a Top-5 pick in drafts this summer. Click here to read more from our chat with Coach Koetter.
News: According to the team web site, Jaguars athletic trainer Mike Ryan is impressed with RB Greg Jones. "A great story on our roster right now is Greg Jones," Ryan said. "What he went through with his knee injury his junior year of college and to come back and make it in the NFL is an amazing story in itself. I can still remember the tackle out here on the 40 or 45-yard line where the guy took his knee out and blew out his other knee. Here is a guy that had to go through that again, going into the prime of his career. Greg is a quiet guy, not someone who is going to be out waving his own flag. To see what he went through and the work, blood, sweat and tears he put into his rehab, not just to make it back but be better than he was before. Here's a guy who had two significant knee injuries, one before he got here and one when he got here. They don't put that in the paper but that is something Greg should be very proud of. I feel very fortunate to witness it, be a part of it and see him come through it. That is a human interest story in my book."
Analysis: Human interest story aside, Jones has a chance to make some plays this season. He will be the No. 2 RB in Jacksonville behind Maurice Jones-Drew, and we can see Jones helping Fantasy owners at some point this season. He's a big back and has the chance to get short-yardage carries, and he's also a good receiver out of the backfield. Plan on drafting Jones with a late-round pick, and he's a good handcuff option for Jones-Drew.
News: With the release of veteran RB Fred Taylor, the Jaguars have one quality running back left on the roster in Maurice Jones-Drew, but they also have a nice power-rushing option in Greg Jones, and the club intends to use him in '09. "We spent time talking about the various scenarios. We want to see more Maurice and more Greg Jones. It was difficult to see a role that would've been acceptable for everybody," coach Jack Del Rio said.
Analysis: Greg Jones has had limited stats throughout his career, but that's because he spent a lot of time playing at fullback. Check out his 2005 totals: 151 carries for 575 yards (3.8 avg.) and four touchdowns, a career-high. He could be a change-of-pace rusher for the Jaguars and provide some totals on a weekly basis for Fantasy owners. Until the Jaguars pad their depth at the position, consider Jones a nice late-round pick, especially as an insurance policy for Jones-Drew.
News: Jaguars RB Montell Owens, RB Greg Jones, WR Mike Walker, TE Richard Angulo and QB Cleo Lemon all dressed for Jacksonville's Week 12 loss to Minnesota, but failed to record a stat.
Analysis: None of these players ever does enough statistically to matter in Fantasy. Leave them all on waivers for Week 13 at Houston.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones hauled in a six-yard pass Week 11 against the Titans. He went without a carry and has only two all season.
Analysis: Jones doesn't factor enough on offense to make an impact in Fantasy. Leave him on waivers for Week 12 against the Vikings.
News: Jaguars FB Greg Jones made one five-yard catch in a Week 10 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Jones is a rarely-used RB option in Jacksonville, so continue to ignore him heading into Week 11 vs. Tennessee.
News: Jaguars WR Troy Williamson, FB Greg Jones, FB Chad Owens, TE Richard Angulo and QB Cleo Lemon all dressed for Jacksonville's Week 9 loss to the Bengals, but didn't record an offensive stat.
Analysis: None of these players have any Fantasy value, so continue to ignore them in all Fantasy formats heading into Week 10 at the Jets.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones rushed one time for no gain during a Week 8 loss to the Browns. He also had one catch for 11 yards. Jones now has two carries for 13 yards this season and 11 catches for 105 yards.
Analysis: Jones hasn't gotten many touches in 2008 as a third-string running back for the Jaguars. He won't see extended time unless an injury befalls either Maurice Jones-Drew or Fred Taylor. Continue to ignore Jones in Fantasy. The Jaguars play the Bengals Week 9.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones had one carry for 13 yards during a Week 6 win against the Broncos. He also had three catches for 21 yards. Jones came into the game with no carries and seven catches.
Analysis: Jones saw some extra playing time Week 6 as Fred Taylor missed a few quarters with a head injury. Still, Maurice Jones-Drew carried the load and Jones is still buried on the Jags depth chart. He is not a recommended Fantasy option at this time. The Jaguars don't play again until Week 8 against the Browns.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones went without a carry for a fifth straight game to open the season Week 5 against the Steelers, but he did catch a 15-yard pass.
Analysis: Jones could get the occasional vulture score in 2008, but we can't recommend him in Fantasy because he won't get steady looks on offense. Leave him on the waiver wire for Week 6 at Denver.
News: Jaguars fullback Greg Jones caught two passes for 28 yards in Week 4 vs. Houston. His longest gain went for 22 yards late in the fourth quarter.
Analysis: Jones could get the occasional vulture score in 2008, but won't be a recommended Fantasy option because he won't get steady looks in the offense. Keep him on the waiver wire.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones caught one pass for 17 yards in Week 3 at Indianapolis. He was one of eight players to catch a pass.
Analysis: Jones could get the occasional vulture score in 2008, but won't be a recommended Fantasy option because he won't get steady looks in the offense.
News: The following Jaguars players did not record an offensive statistic in Week 2 against Buffalo: QB Cleo Lemon, RB Greg Jones, WR D'Juan Woods, FB Montell Owens, WR Mike Walker, TE Greg Estandia, TE Richard Angulo and long snapper/TE Joe Zelenka.
Analysis: None of the players on this list are going to be in line for considerable playing time anytime soon. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice. They've got some depth chart climbing to do.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones caught three passes for 13 yards in Week 1 at Tennessee, including a touchdown on a 1-yard pass.
Analysis: The touchdown play was designed to go to Jones. They ran a play action up the middle and threw to Jones out in the flat. He could get the occasional vulture score in 2008, but won't be a recommended Fantasy option because he won't get steady looks in the offense.
News: The Florida Times-Union reports that despite being named a first alternate to the Pro Bowl in his first year back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Jaguars FB Greg Jones finally appears to be fully healed from the knee injury that ended his 2006 season. Jones called the difference in his knee from last year to this year "night and day." Perhaps that's why Jones is the Jaguars' leading rusher this preseason after pounding the Atlanta Falcons for 39 yards on five attempts Saturday. Jones acknowledged that he feels like he has regained some of his quickness. "It's another year under my belt after the ACL surgery, so physically, I feel like I'm ready," Jones said. "For me, I look at it from last year to this year, it's night and day.
Analysis: Now the highest-paid fullback in the NFL, Jones rushed for a career-low 119 yards last season. He also had the fewest carries of his career. Entering his fifth season, Jones has gained 856 yards on 255 career attempts. Still stuck behind Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew on the depth chart, don't count on Jones to be a reliable Fantasy option in 2008.
News: The Jaguars announced the re-signing of RB/FB Greg Jones on Tuesday to a five-year deal that will reportedly make him the highest-paid fullback in NFL history. "That's what some people say but I don't know," Jones said with a smile, according to Jaguars.com.
Analysis: Jones was expected to take goal-line carries away from Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew in 2007 after missing 2006 with a torn ACL. Instead, Jones spent much of the season blocking as the fullback. He finished the year with 119 yards rushing and only two touchdowns, but he also added 11 catches for 99 yards and two scores. Still stuck behind Taylor and Jones-Drew on the depth chart, don't count on Jones to be a reliable Fantasy option in 2008.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones was expected to take goal-line carries away from Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew in 2007 after missing 2006 with a torn ACL. Instead, Jones spent much of the season blocking as the fullback. He finished the year with 119 yards rushing and only two touchdowns, but he also added 11 catches for 99 yards and two scores.
Analysis: Jones enter this offseason as an unrestricted free agent. He could attract attention as a running back elsewhere, but he might be too big and could remain a fullback. Keep an eye on where he ends up, but go into 2008 with Jones as a low-end Fantasy option.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones filled in for Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor, who were both inactive, on Sunday at Houston and had 14 carries for 71 yards. He also had three catches for 27 yards.
Analysis: Jones played well with Jones-Drew and Taylor out. Since both players will return for the playoffs, don't plan on using Jones much during Fantasy playoff leagues.
News: Jacksonville RB/FB Greg Jones had 11 rush yards on five carries and a 2-yard touchdown catch vs. Oakland in Week 16.
Analysis: Jones might see a lot of work at Houston in Week 17 as Jacksonville is locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs and may rest Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. If that is indeed the case, Jones would be considered a sneaky low-end No. 2/top-end No. 3 Fantasy RB in Week 17. We'll keep tabs on what Jacksonville is doing.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones had one carry for no yards and one catch for minus-2 yards Sunday at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Jones is a blocking FB for the Jaguars and has minimal Fantasy value. Do not plan on using him in Week 16 against the Raiders.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones rushed four times for just one yard in Week 14 vs. Carolina.
Analysis: Jones is used as a blocking full back and is not a regular part of the offense. Aside from the occasional short-yardage touchdown, he has no Fantasy appeal.
News: Jaguars RB/FB Greg Jones had a three-yard rush and a five-yard catch at the Colts in Week 13.
Analysis: Jones doesn't post enough relevant, consistent stats to warrant use in standard Fantasy play. Keep him off rosters when the Jaguars play vs. Carolina in Week 14.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones got one carry for three yards in Jacksonville's 36-14 win over the Bills in Week 12.
Analysis: Jones is the full back in Jacksonville and gets only a carry here and there in the Jags offense. Ignore him in Week 13 against the Colts.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones had three carries for one total yard in Week 10 at Tennessee, including a 2-yard touchdown. He also caught a 2-yard touchdown.
Analysis: Jones had one other short-yardage touchdown coming into the season and is not a player that should be relied upon in Fantasy. Despite his occasional goal line touches, he should not be started in Fantasy play unless you want to try to catch lightning in a bottle.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones rushed once for a loss of a yard in Week 9 at New Orleans..
Analysis: Jones remains the clear No. 3 RB in Jacksonville behind Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. Keep him reserved in all leagues until further notice.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones did not record a carry during a Week 8 win over the Bucs, but managed one reception for 18 yards.
Analysis: Jones remains buried on the Jaguars' depth chart at running back and won't see significant reps until Fred Taylor or Maurice Jones-Drew goes down with a serious injury. Keep him out of active Fantasy lineups for Week 9 against the Saints.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones ran once for two yards Week 7 against the Colts.
Analysis: Jones remains the clear No. 3 RB in Jacksonville behind Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. Keep him reserved in all leagues until further notice. The Jaguars visit the Buccaneers in Week 8.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones carried twice for four yards in Week 6 vs. Houston.
Analysis: Jones remains the clear No. 3 RB in Jacksonville behind Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. Keep him reserved in all leagues until further notice.
News: Notable Jaguars players from Week 5 at Kansas City include: RB Greg Jones (14 rush yards, 11-yard catch), TE Greg Estandia (38 receiving yards), WR Matt Jones (20 receiving yards), TE Marcedes Lewis (13 receiving yards), WR Ernest Wilford (12-yard catch) and WR Reggie Williams (12 yards receiving).
Analysis: None of these players are owned in more than 20 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, and there's a reason for it: Jacksonville has evolved into a run-first, spread-the-ball-around offense built to run down the clock, not light up the scoreboard. If there are sleepers in this bunch for Week 6 when Jacksonville hosts the Texans, it's the receivers as Houston's pass defense isn't very strong.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones carried once for a 4-yard touchdown in Week 3 at Denver.
Analysis: Jones has three rushes this season and isn't a recommended Fantasy option despite his look near the goal line. He and the Jags will be one a bye week in Week 4 before returning to action in Week 5 at Kansas City.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones gained six yards on only two carries in Week 2 against the Falcons. He also caught a pass for nine yards.
Analysis: Jones saw some time in the backfield Sunday, but he remains the clear No. 3 RB in Jacksonville behind Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. Keep him reserved in all leagues going into Week 3 against the Broncos.
News: Notable Jaguars offensive players who were active and dressed but did not record any offensive stats in Week 1 include: FB Greg Jones, backup QB Quinn Gray, RB/KR Montell Owens and TE/LS Joe Zelenka.
Analysis: Jones is expected to have a minimal role with the Jaguars this season and won't be anything more than a potential touchdown vulture unless Fred Taylor or Maurice Jones-Drew gets hurt. The rest of the Jaguars aren't expected to post consistent stats this season, so keep them off rosters. The Jags play vs. Atlanta in Week 2.
News: Jaguars backup RB/starting FB Greg Jones had 25 rush yards on five carries vs. Tampa Bay in Jacksonville's second preseason game.
Analysis: Jones is expected to be the short-yardage/goal-line running back for Jacksonville this season. He's worth a late-round flier in all leagues.
News: In an interview with CBS SportsLine, Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter explained that just because Fred Taylor is considered a running-downs back and Maurice Jones-Drew is a passing-downs back doesn't mean that they should be thought of limited to those roles. "They really did a nice job of balancing the workload between Fred and Maurice (last year)," Koetter said. "Fred's body has been through a few NFL seasons now and Maurice, in his rookie season, showed his explosiveness but might not be as effective if he was carrying it 25 times a game as opposed to 15 times a game. Because we do have a couple of proven backs, that gives us the luxury of picking our spots a little bit more for Maurice. ... (We don't want to) get painted into a situation where people can just brand us and say 'When Fred's in, we're only going to do this' or 'When Maurice is in, we're only going to do this.' We have to work hard not to get put into that position."
Analysis: The bottom line is that Taylor and Jones-Drew will split time, with FB/RB Greg Jones snapping up short-yardage and goal-line reps. Taylor should see a lot of rushing yards and not many touchdowns. Jones-Drew should see a lot of total yards (rushing and receiving), but it's unlikely he will match his TD total of 16 from 2006, thanks to Jones. Consider Jones-Drew a low-end No. 2 Fantasy RB worth a pick between Rounds 2 and 3, Taylor a No. 3 RB worth a look in Rounds 4 and 5, and Jones a decent insurance policy for both as well as a good reserve option worth selecting in the middle-to-late rounds.
News: In an upcoming exclusive interview with CBS SportsLine, Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew felt that the running back system currently in place in Jacksonville would expand, not shrink, in 2007. Jones-Drew not only expects to work with Fred Taylor again, but also with RB/FB Greg Jones, who missed all of 2006 with a torn ACL. "None of us are selfish, no one is going to say they want the ball," Jones-Drew said. "Different situations are going to call for different people. With all three of us back, it's going to be tough for teams to stop us. Now everyone is going to want a three-back system because they're going to see we're going to have more rushing yards next year. It's going to be good. I think we'll be all right."
Analysis: Jones has the potential to land as many as 10 touchdowns over the season, but his yardage totals won't be strong unless he somehow winds up taking on a lot of reps. That's not likely to happen, so consider the veteran plow-back more of a reserve Fantasy RB and a late-round pick in drafts (especially if you pick up Jones-Drew).
News: Jaguars running back Greg Jones, who was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the third preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will undergo reconstructive knee surgery next Tuesday. Jones, who is now walking without the aid of crutches, had to delay the surgery until his sprained MCL healed.
Analysis: Jones is not worth owning in any Fantasy leagues.
News: Jaguars running back Greg Jones will miss the season after having surgery Monday to repair a torn ligament in his left knee. Jones, the team's starting fullback and Fred Taylor's primary backup, injured his knee Saturday against Tampa Bay. Coach Jack Del Rio initially said it was a sprained medial collateral ligament, but tests revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "It's unfortunate," Del Rio said. "He's a great football player. He's my kind of guy. I have a lot of respect and admiration for the way he plays the game and the way he prepares himself. I can't say enough about him. He's a great young man and I know he'll come back strong. We're going to miss him."
Analysis: The Jaguars had planned to platoon the oft-injured Taylor and Jones this season, using the 6-foot-1, 250-pound Jones in short-yardage situations and near the goal line. Now, Derrick Wimbush moves into the starting fullback spot and LaBrandon Toefield becomes Taylor's main backup. Jones is obviously no longer worth owning in seasonal leagues.
News: Jones (knee) sustained a possible knee injury in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Jones, who is the primary backup to Fred Taylor, is considered day to day for now. We'll monitor his status closely over the next day or two when he will be re-evaluated.
News: Head coach Jack Del Rio told Jaguars.com that Fred Taylor is still the team's starting running back despite reports that Jones was still in competition for the starting job. "Fred's our starting running back. I don't know why there's a Fred watch," Del Rio said.
Analysis: Jones is a decent selection for roster depth on Fantasy Day, especially for owners of Fred Taylor. With Taylor's propensity for injury, Jones should become an every-down back sooner rather than later.
News: Even though Jags RB Greg Jones had only 15 yards in five carries in the Jags' first preseason game, he got rave reviews again from head coach Jack Del Rio, the same way he did after the scrimmage a week ago when he had 19 yards in four carries. "Greg continues to impress me. Obviously, we didn't play him very long. We know what he can do and what he's about and I continue to be impressed with Greg," Del Rio said. "We'll find more guys to get him the ball as we get further alone here, but tonight, we didn't spent a lot of time running the ball. We feel pretty good coming out of the first couple of weeks of camp where we are running the ball."
Analysis: Could Jones be making a run at splitting carries or even taking the starting job away from RB Fred Taylor? Jones, who was a strong runner for FSU in college and did a marvelous job backing him up in 2005, could be viewed as a player with loads of Fantasy potential. Don't run out and get Jones expecting him to play like an every-down back, but everyone should assume that at some point this season, Jones will start for Jacksonville be it because Taylor gets hurt or underperforms. Use a late-round pick on Jones in drafts and keep him reserved.
News: Jags RB/FB Greg Jones started 13 games in 2005 -- five as the team's starting running back -- and did some great things there in place of Fred Taylor. He rushed for 575 yards and four touchdowns and had two 100-yard games on the year. He added 65 receiving yards.
Analysis: Previously, Jones was considered an afterthought, but he has probably earned at least the No. 2 RB job for Jacksonville, so getting him is a must if you also get Fred Taylor in 2006.
News: Jaguars FB Greg Jones should be ready to play at New England in the first round of the playoffs, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Analysis: Jones may get a few reps and maybe some goal-line totes, but otherwise isn't expected to see the bulk of the carries with Fred Taylor healthy and active.
News: With Greg Jones out with a jammed neck against Houston, Taylor had to carry the load, and he responded with 101 yards on 22 carries. Now that the Jaguars are going to be in the playoffs in two weeks and with Jones' condition up in the air, Taylor will be the featured back and carry the brunt of the running load. LaBrandon Toefield showed he can fill in, as he scored three touchdowns against Houston but had just four carries.
Analysis: Jack Del Rio may opt to sit Jones against the Titans to keep him fresh for the playoffs. Don't expect him to be of assistance in Week 17.
News: According to the Florida Times-Union, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio does not plan to rest his starters in Week 17. That includes the oft-injured Fred Taylor. "We want to win," said Del Rio. "It's a divisional game. It's our opportunity to win our 12th game."
Analysis: Despite the statement, expect Taylor to be rested as much as possible and the same goes for Greg Jones. Monitor the situation through the week.
News: Jaguars RB Greg Jones suffered a jammed neck and pinched shoulder and briefly lost all feeling after a hit in Week 15 vs. San Francisco according to the Florida Times-Union. He walked off under his own power and should be fine to play at Houston in Week 16.
Analysis: Jones should be a useful option as a No. 3 RB at Houston in Week 16.
News: Greg Jones rushed 12 times for 44 yards in Week 15 and caught two passes for 10 yards in Week 15.
Analysis: Jones will continue to split carries with Fred Taylor the rest of the way. He'll be far too inconsistent down the stretch to rely on heavily.
News: RB Greg Jones will continue to be the starting fullback, but coach Jack Del Rio said he'll continue to get carries after he had 43 yards on just seven attempts against the Colts. RB Fred Taylor will stay in the starting lineup, even though he had only 19 yards on 10 carries against the Colts and had just two carries in the second half.
Analysis: Jones probably shouldn't be relied on for Fantasy purposes with Taylor starting and getting plenty of carries.
News: According to the Florida Times-Union, Fred Taylor will remain the Jaguars' starter.
Analysis: That only means that he'll get the first look. He and Greg Jones will continue to split carries the rest of the season.
News: Fred Taylor started for Jacksonville and rushed for 19 yards on 10 carries in Sunday's 26-18 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He shared carries with Greg Jones, who finished with 43 yards on seven carries.
Analysis: Not a great performance from Jones, but he remains a decent desperation flex option for Week 15 against San Francisco.
News: According to the Florida Times-Union, Fred Taylor has been named the starter for Week 14 vs. Indianapolis. Greg Jones will also see carries this week.
Analysis: Taylor has missed the last two games due to an ankle and thigh injury. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio plans on splitting carries between the two and seeing who has more success. Any time running backs split carries makes it tough to produce big numbers. Consider both backs no more than 'flex' options with the potential to post good numbers. You just don't know which one will do the most work.
News: Jaguars.com reports Fred Taylor (ankle, probable) practiced without incident Thursday and appears to be on pace to start in Week 14. However, there's still a chance he will share carries with Greg Jones.
Analysis: Fantasy Footballers need to check back with us over the next three days in order to make the best possible lineup decision between Taylor and Jones.
News: According to the Florida Times-Union, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has not disclosed Fred Taylor's status for Week 14.
Analysis: Greg Jones owners should expect him to get most of the carries even if Taylor is ready to go, which is always a question mark. Fred Taylor would be a risky start because he could easily leave the game early if he plays. Monitor this situation during the week.
News: Jags RB Greg Jones rushed for 103 yards and had a nine-yard reception at Cleveland in Week 13.
Analysis: If he starts in place of Fred Taylor again in Week 14, Jones is not a good option vs. the Colts next week.
News: Fred Taylor (ankle) has been declared inactive for Week 13. Greg Jones will start in his absence.
Analysis: Jones is a nice option as a flex starter or even a No. 2 back in some leagues against Cleveland.
News: According to reports, Fred Taylor (ankle) did not practice Friday and is not expected to be available for Week 13 at Cleveland. "Fred is getting better, it's week-to-week, but he's not going to make it this week," head coach Jack Del Rio said. "We both agreed that it would be best to give it a little more time. We are expecting him back this season." Greg Jones will start once again in his absence.
Analysis: Jones should be considered a nice flex starter in leagues with 12-plus teams if he in fact does start for Jacksonville.
News: The Times-Union reports Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio didn't reveal much about Fred Taylor's (ankle) status for Week 13. "I visited with Fred and told him, 'Let's make sure that we work on the conditioning, on the timing, on all the things that he needs to do to be 100 percent' and he agreed," Del Rio said. "So we're on the same page and we're working toward that so that he can help our football team win."
Analysis: Del Rio basically said nothing to make us believe Taylor will be back to face the Browns in Cleveland. However, be certain to keep tabs on his status throughout the week. Greg Jones would again start if Taylor were unavailable and is a nice flex option in most leagues.
News: Jones carried 23 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 at Arizona.
Analysis: Jones has been filling in admirably for Fred Taylor (ankle) and is a decent No. 3 Fantasy running back or 'flex' player for Week 13 at Cleveland if the veteran remains sidelined.
News: According to the Florida Times-Union, Fred Taylor will miss Week 12 at Arizona. Greg Jones will start in his place. "We need to be smart around here like we're doing now," Taylor said. "I thought it was a good move. I agree with it."
Analysis: Taylor had been probable on the injury report all week, but it was anticipated that he would not play. Greg Jones will start and he's a good option as a No. 2 RB for Week 12. Fred Taylor may not be much help from here on out this season for Fantasy owners.
News: Greg Jones rushed for a mere 33 yards on 16 carries in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Tennessee Titans. He saw most of the carries in Fred Taylor's (ankle) absence.
Analysis: Jones' value for Week 12 on the road against the Arizona Cardinals depends on whether or not Taylor is able to return at 100 percent.
News: According to a source close to CBS SportsLine.com, Fred Taylor will start for the Jaguars in Week 11 at Tennessee.
Analysis: Taylor was listed as doubtful to start the week. This means that Greg Jones will not start and he is no longer a recommended starter for this week. He will still see some touches and would take over for Taylor if he gets hurt. Taylor is a risky start due to his injury.
News: According to the Florida Times Union, Fred Taylor (ankle) will test his injury prior to kickoff and said he could play if his cutting ability is alright.
Analysis: Greg Jones should still get the start, but now you'll need to monitor the situation up until kickoff.
News: According to the Jacksonville Times-Union, Fred Taylor (ankle) worked on the side at practice with a trainer and is still listed as doubtful, a sign he'll probably miss his second consecutive game Sunday.
Analysis: As long as the injury lingers, Greg Jones will benefit from Taylor's absence. Jones had a spectacular performance in Week 10 vs. Baltimore so there is no need to rush Taylor back.
News: Jacksonville RB Greg Jones may get another start since Fred Taylor (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 11 at Tennessee.
Analysis: Greg Jones has been solid in Taylor's absence, so Del Rio hasn't lost much in the backfield. Owners who have Taylor should have made the move to add Jones as insurance. If Jones does start, he would be a good No. 2 RB or a great 'flex' option against the Titans' shoddy defense.
News: Greg Jones rushed for 106 yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown in the Jaguars' romp over the Baltimore Ravens.
Analysis: Jones played because Fred Taylor (ankle) missed Week 10. Monitor Taylor's status throughout the week to see if Jones will get playing time in Week 11 at Tennessee. If he does, he would be a good No. 2 RB against the Titans shoddy defense.
News: Jaguars RB Fred Taylor (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 10 vs. Baltimore. Head coach Jack Del Rio said the team is hopeful he will be able to return soon, but noted the injury is not season-ending by any means. In Taylor's absence, Greg Jones should get the start at running back.
Analysis: Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio wouldn't say who will start against the Ravens. But Del Rio said backup running back LaBrandon Toefield, who was inactive in three of the team's last four games, would be in uniform. Look for Greg Jones to start this Week and consider him a good No. 2 RB against a banged-up Ravens D. Toefield could also see some limited touches.
News: Greg Jones may start at running back for the Jaguars in Week 10 vs. Baltimore because Fred Taylor is doubtful with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Jones would be a decent play in Week 10 if Taylor is out, so owners should look to add him as insurance.
News: The Times-Union reports Fred Taylor (ankle) was scheduled to undergo an MRI this week. "I just don't know how he's going to respond," head coach Jack Del Rio said. "I'll have a better feel Wednesday when I see him."
Analysis: Greg Jones would start in Week 10 if Taylor is out, so owners should look to add him as insurance.
News: Greg Jones, who replaced an injured Fred Taylor (ankle), rushed for 27 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 21-14 win over the Houston Texans.
Analysis: Taylor' status for Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens is uncertain, so owners should look to add Jones.
News: According to a source close to CBS SportsLine.com, Fred Taylor (ankle) will start in Week 8 at St. Louis. Greg Jones will serve as a fullback as a result.
Analysis: Jones should be kept on reserve in most cases.
News: The Jaguars have downgraded Fred Taylor to questionable on the team's injury report, making him 50-50 to play in the Week 8 game at St. Louis. If he doesn't play, RB Greg Jones would get the start and split reps with rookie Alvin Pearman. Jones had an awesome game in the team's Week 6 outing at Pittsburgh, where Taylor was not available.
Analysis: Check back Sunday for Taylor's status -- Jones is an awesome start if Taylor cannot play.
News: Jaguars RB/FB Greg Jones, who started in place of Fred Taylor (ankle) at Pittsburgh in Week 6, had 18 carries for 77 yards with a touchdown and a 10-yard catch.
Analysis: The Jaguars are on bye in Week 7, but Jones' value could be limited if Taylor returns at St. Louis in Week 8.
News: With Fred Taylor (ankle) inactive, the Jaguars will start Greg Jones in Week 6 at Pittsburgh. Alvin Pearman should also get some reps.
Analysis: Jones is a bruising fullback/running back, but he won't do well against a stiff Pittsburgh defense. Start him if you must.
News: The Times-Union reports the Jaguars are impressed with Greg Jones' conversion to fullback. The team compares him to the Buccaneers' Mike Alstott.
Analysis: Jones could see some goal-line work for the Jags and is worth a late-round selection in drafts.
News: The Jaguars official website reports Greg Jones will be the team's No. 1 fullback next season.
Analysis: Jones will be used much like Zack Crockett in Oakland. He won't have great value in drafts.
News: The Florida Times-Union reports Greg Jones is expected to concentrate on playing fullback next season.
Analysis: Expect the team to select a RB in the draft to back up Fred Taylor, possibly Florida's Ciatrick Fason.
News: Greg Jones rushed nine times for 38 yards in Week 16 against Houston.
Analysis: Jones got the start with Fred Taylor (knee) out. He will likely go back to being the No. 2 option for the Jaguars in Week 17 when Jacksonville travels to Oakland.
News: Jones carried nine times for 20 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 at Green Bay.
Analysis: Despite the score and the new role as the team's short-yardage back, he is not worth using during the Fantasy postseason.
News: According to the Florida Times-Union, coach Jack Del Rio said rookie running back Greg Jones will serve as the Jaguars' short-yardage runner. "We very much envision a Mike Alstott-type role for him," Del Rio said. "Greg's got a big upside, and I love the way he works."
Analysis: This increases Jones' Fantasy value just a bit but more than anything it takes away from Fred Taylor's stock. The Jaguars face the Titans in Week 11.
News: Greg Jones had eight carries for 12 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against Detroit. He also had one catch for nine yards.
Analysis: Jones has little Fantasy value behind Fred Taylor and LaBrandon Toefield. The Jaguars host the Titans in Week 11.
News: The Florida Times-Union reports that Jones or Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (shoulder) might take over short-yardage duty from Fred Taylor.
Analysis: Jones, a rookie this season, carried three times for 10 yards Sunday at Indianapolis. Consider picking Jones up in larger leagues as a reserve running back.
News: The Florida Times-Union reports that Jones has an abdominal strain suffered Sunday against San Diego.
Analysis: Jones' status will be clearer on Wednesday. The fullback is only worth owning in larger keeper leagues.
News: Jones (abdominal) was able to play in Week 5 at San Diego. He had only one reception for one yard.
Analysis: Jones might see more touches near the goalline at some point, but he is not worth using in most Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: The Jacksonville Jaguars are now listing running back Greg Jones (abdomen) as probable for Week 5 against the Chargers.
Analysis: Jones must have pulled something in his abdomen in practice. He has little Fantasy value.
News: Jones carried 18 times for 79 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Analysis: Jones looks like he has established himself as the team's No. 2 running back behind starter Fred Taylor. Rookie Rich Alexis and LaBrandon Toefield (ankle) also remain in the mix.
News: According to the Times-Union, with Fred Taylor (sprained foot) out due to injury, second-round pick Greg Jones will make his first NFL start in Friday's preseason game against Green Bay. "Even though it's the preseason and I got to play a lot last week, I'm still going to be nervous starting,'' said Jones. "I'm still a rookie, so there's going to be some butterflies.''
Analysis: Jones should only be considered as a reserve in larger leagues or as an insurance policy to owners of Fred Taylor.
News: Jones carried 18 times for 62 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Jones has struggled during the preseason, so Friday's positive performance might help him in his battle with rookie Rich Alexis and backup LaBrandon Toefield for a reserve spot behind Fred Taylor.
News: Jones carried the ball 18 times for 62 yards and caught one pass for four yards in Friday's preseason game against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Jones runs with great physical power. He could see some goal-line carries this year and should be considered a sleeper candidate.
News: The Florida Times-Union reports Jones is not having a strong camp as a rookie and appears to lack quickness.
Analysis: Jones has an opportunity over the next week to make a move with LaBrandon Toefield out with a high ankle sprain. If he improves during the preseason, consider him only as insurance in the later rounds for starter Fred Taylor.
News: Jones signed a four-year contract with the Jaguars over the weekend, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Analysis: The second-round pick will battle LaBrandon Toefield for the backup job to starter Fred Taylor. He is a nice pick in the late rounds as insurance for Taylor owners.