Waiting for Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones
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I drafted Aaron Jones expecting him to come roaring back after his suspension. His first run proved me right, but the game plan didn’t amount to the fantasy points I needed. I kept him on the bench in Week 3.

Last week I posted about dropping Will Disslyfor Jesse James. I ended up going with Eric Ebron over James which worked out slightly better. Just as I expected Dissly’s fantasy points to drop, I expect Aaron Jones’ to have a sharp uptick.

I’m starting him in my flex spot for Week 4. Even though he’s not projected to score as many fantasy points as my other flex options like Kenyan Drake and Doug Baldwin. I similarly drafted and stashed Baldwin, but I want to see him play a full game before I start him in fantasy.

I don’t buy what coach Mike McCarthy is telling the media about Aaron not taking the lead in the backfield.
McCarthy needs an injured Aaron Rodgers to lean more on the run game than ever before. Green Bay hasn’t had a running back like Jones since Eddie Lacey.

Buffalo’s run defense presents a good matchup. Their win last week was more about how bad the Vikings played than how Buffalo has suddenly figure things out.

The Packers offense will need a strong running game going forward, and I expect a lot of carries for Aaron Jones the rest of the season.