Fantasy Football: Why Aaron Jones won’t be an elite pick in 2020

Aaron Jones was a fantasy stud in 2019, but here is why he won't deliver on that level this year.

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After averaging 5.5 yards per carry with eight touchdowns in 2018, calls for Aaron Jones to get more work were prevalent heading into 2019. As an aside, he was easy to tab as a fantasy breakout candidate.

Jones indeed got more work last year, to the tune of over 100 more carries compared to 2018 (in four more games). Those 236 totes came in 15th in the league, with 49 catches to push him into the top-10 in the league in touches (285) and yards from scrimmage (1,558; 1,084 rushing yards). Oh, and he tied for the league lead with 16 rushing touchdowns and 19 total touchdowns.

As expected, Jones finished as RB2 in full PPR and RB3 in standard scoring in 2019. He’s also entering the final year of his contract, so he could be put on the Cowboys-DeMarco Murray plan circa 2014.

The Packers apparently want to move toward running the ball this year, which feels like good news for Jones as the No. 1 back. But not so fast, and here are three reasons Jones won’t be an elite fantasy back again in 2020.