Felix Jones | RB | Pittsburgh Steelers
Posted: 9/17/2013 1:01am et
RB Felix Jones started and led the Pittsburgh Steelers in rushing Monday, Sept. 16, gaining 37 yards on 10 carries in a 20-10 loss to the host Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Jones got the start after No. 1 back Isaac Redman was dinged on the opening kickoff. Redman did return after passing a concussion test, but finished with only 4 yards on 3 carries. The Black & Gold finished with 44 total yards on 16 carries and now have 76 yards on 31 rushes in 2 games this season. We'll see what rookie Le'Veon Bell can do when he returns from his foot injury, but in the meantime you want no part of the Pittsburgh ground game.
Posted: 9/4/2013 6:50pm et
Pittsburgh Steelers RBs Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling likely will receive playing time Week 1 even though RB Isaac Redman will start he game. Stephens-Howling is expected to be the third-down back while Jones likely will receive time when Redman needs a break.
Huddle Up: The Steelers' backfield situation is in flux until Le'Veon Bell returns. While none of Pittsburgh's trio are compelling options in Week 1, Redman has the most fantasy value because he should at least get the goal line carries. Try and leave all of these guys on the bench this week unless you're desperate for a running back.
Posted: 9/2/2013 11:03am et
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Felix Jones is expected to start Week 1. He likely vaulted ahead of RBs Isaac Redman and LaRod Stephens-Howling with 14 carries for 56 yards in the final preseason game.
Huddle Up: Jones' showing made Jonathan Dwyer expendable. Perhaps he can stay healthy long enough to give the Steelers a competent ground game until Le'Veon Bell returns from his foot injury.
Posted: 8/23/2013 10:39am et
The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired RB Felix Jones from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for LB Adrian Robinson.
Huddle Up: Two things: Doesn't appear Jones was going to work his way into meaningful playing time on Chip Kelly's squad, and the Steelers don't want to settle for a repeat of the Isaac Redman - Jonathan Dwyer rotation while Le'Veon Bell heals. Jones has put up just 45 yards on 12 carries through two pre-season games and isn't a starting threat. But his presence does create more confusion for fantasy owners looking for some RB production from the Pittsburgh backfield. Bottom line is less playing time for any or all of Redman, Dwyer or Stephens-Howling. This is a mess that should be avoided until the late rounds on draft day.
Posted: 8/15/2013 10:38pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB Felix Jones (ribs) injured his ribs during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, and is scheduled to undergo X-rays.
Huddle Up: This. Guy. Just. Isn't. Built. For. Tackle. Football.
Posted: 8/6/2013 8:22pm et
Philadelphia Eagles RB Felix Jones (hamstring) left practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, due to a hamstring injury. The severity is not yet known.
Huddle Up: Preseason hammy issues are commonplace, but then again, so are injury issues as a whole with Jones, who did not start more than 8 games in any of his 5 seasons in Dallas. It's certainly not the news he was hoping for as he tries to make an impression on his new team.
Posted: 5/14/2013 12:55pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent RB Felix Jones (Cowboys) to a one-year deal.
Huddle Up: Jones, a 2008 first-round pick of the Cowboys who fell out of favor in Dallas due to injuries and inconsistent play, joins a Philly backfield headed by LeSean McCoy and 2012 rookie flash Bryce Brown. Jones' total yards from scrimmage fell from a career-high 1,250 in 2010 to 668 this past season and it's hard to envision Jones even matching his 2012 total barring an injury to McCoy.
Posted: 5/8/2013 12:12am et
The Philadelphia Eagles worked out free-agent RB Felix Jones (Cowboys) Tuesday, May 7.
Huddle Up: Jones logged 668 yards from scrimmage in 2012 -- the fewest since his rookie year of 2008 -- and he's now searching for a new home after 5 seasons in Big D. Even if he does catch on somewhere and makes a regular-season roster, he figures to be starting from square one at the bottom of the depth chart.
Posted: 4/9/2013 12:53am et
The Cincinnati Bengals recently tried out free-agent RB Felix Jones.
Huddle Up: Jones to Cincy actually makes a ton of sense, as he'd provide a quicker change-of-pace back to BenJarvus Green-Ellis without having to hold up to a full-time feature-back workload. Just how much fantasy value such a role might provide, however, remains to be seen.
Posted: 2/14/2013 3:03pm et
Dallas Cowboys impending free agent RB Felix Jones could return to Dallas on a 1-year contract, according to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. Watkins points out that it is unlikely Jones will get a big contract in free agency, and that Jones could be a dependable backup to DeMarco Murray.
Huddle Up: Jones did hit a career high with 5 TDs this past season, but his total yards have gone down in each of the past 3 seasons and he just hasn't displayed the game-to-game durability or productiveness that would warrant a big-bucks FA deal.
Posted: 1/2/2013 2:25pm et
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones, who will become a free agent in the offseason, will not return with the team in 2013.
Huddle Up: DeMarco Murray will get all the work when he's healthy, and the Cowboys have enough other serviceable backup options that they don't have to overpay for the oft-injured Jones to serve as his caddy. There's bound to be a RB-needy team who falls in love with Jones' when-healthy potential this offseason, but fantasy owners know by now not to fall for that ruse.