Washington Redskins
  • 6'2"
  • 232
  • 25
  • 3 years
  • Florida
  • 2015 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2015 WAS 13 169 144 490 3.4 3 4 25 19 304 1 794 4 0 2 3
  Avg 10 138 122 475 4.0 3 3 17 14 189 1 664 4 0 2 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 WAS 7 107 99 460 4.6 3 2 8 8 73 0 533 3 0 2 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 3/4/2017 6:20pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones will be given another chance to compete for playing time, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'I fully anticipate he'll come in and compete,' Gruden said. 'No one is giving up on Matt Jones.'

    Huddle Up: Jones was given the keys to the backfield to start last season, but he quickly played himself on to the bench. Jones may resurface as part of a committee in 2017, but he is nothing more than a late-round lottery ticket for fantasy owners at this point.

  • Posted: 11/18/2016 7:22pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said he is staying 'humble' and working hard after losing his starting job, and head coach Jay Gruden said Jones needs to be ready to take advantage of his next opportunity when it comes.

    Huddle Up: Washington will lean on Rob Kelley as their lead back for the time being, and Jones is nothing more than a handcuff at this point.

  • Posted: 11/15/2016 7:12am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones may continue to be a healthy scratch as the team prefers a back that can perform on special teams, which Jones has not done. 'We're not giving up on Matt,' head coach Jay Gruden said. 'But when you can only dress three running backs, the third one we would like to have some impact on special teams. That's not always going to be the case. Sometimes we may not need our third running back to be on special teams, we can get Matt up.'

    Huddle Up: Jones looks to be little more than a handcuff to Rob Kelley at this point. If you own Jones and missed out on Kelley, he can be dropped if you need the space.

  • Posted: 11/13/2016 8:46am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is a healthy scratch for Week 10's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Huddle Up: Rob Kelley will see the bulk of the carries versus Minnesota and is expected to be the team's main running back going forward. He should be viewed as a viable RB2 option in the majority of fantasy formats. Chris Thompson will continue to serve as Washington's third-down and backup running back and is only worthy of consideration as an RB3 or flex option in deep seasonal leagues.

  • Posted: 11/7/2016 12:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is expected to receive the bulk of carries in Week 10, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden added that RB Matt Jones (knee) will need to earn his way back into the starting role.

    Huddle Up: Jones' knee injury and fumbleitis have paved the way for Kelley to take over the lead running back role. Washington has a three-headed backfield committee comprised of Kelley, Jones and Chris Thompson, but Kelley seems to be the most valuable in standard leagues for now, while Thompson is still a PPR option. As for Jones, don't drop him just yet. Play the wait-and-see game with him on the bench.

  • Posted: 11/7/2016 9:59am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) took part in practice Monday, Nov. 7.

    Huddle Up: Jones did not take part in practice all week leading up to the Redskins' Week 8 tie with the Cincinnati Bengals, which led into the team's Week 9 bye. Regardless of whether he was limited or not, it is a good sign the second-year back has progressed physically. However, his status as Washington's lead back is in some doubt as Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson have held their own when given the chance. As such, Jones belongs on fantasy benches until the situation becomes clearer.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 7:45am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) has been ruled out for Week 8, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: There is no surprise here as Jones was out of practice all week. Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson will handle backfield duties with Kelley in line to see the lion's share. Kelley is a decent flex play against the Cincinnati Bengals. Thompson is likely to see work on third downs, which makes him a low-end flex option in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 10/28/2016 6:24am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) is out of practice Friday, Oct. 28.

    Huddle Up: Jones could still wind up suiting up, but it doesn't appear likely. Rob Kelley looks to be a decent flex play against the Cincinnati Bengals this week.

  • Posted: 10/27/2016 10:35am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: Jones likely will need to practice Friday, Oct. 28, if he wants a chance to play in Week 8. Owners need to check on him over the next few days to have a better idea of his status. Rob Kelley would start if Jones is ruled out and can be a flex option.

  • Posted: 10/26/2016 4:14pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to follow this situation during the week to see if he will be able to play in Week 8. He would be a low-end No. 2 or a flex option if he is active for the game. Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley would share playing time at running back if Jones is ruled out and could both be flex options.

  • Posted: 10/24/2016 1:22pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones could have his workload decreased following a lost fumble in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Jones has had a history with fumbling the football. He fumbled five times in his rookie season last year and has fumbled three times so far this year. If Jones' workload does take a hit, it would mostly benefit Chris Thompson and Robert Kelley. Thompson's involvement would mostly still be in the passing game, while Kelley could very well take a few carries away from Jones. Keep an eye on how Jay Gruden uses his running backs next week.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 5:49pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones ran 10 times for just 27 yards in the Week 7 game against the Detroit Lions. He was not targeted in the pass game. He also lost a fumble.

    Huddle Up: Jones was outperformed by Chris Thompson, who totaled 113 yards from scrimmage, and that's not good going forward for the fantasy outlook of Jones. The Redskins will face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8 in London.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 1:53pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones rushed 16 times for 135 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Oct. 16, in a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Huddle Up: Jones' outburst is welcome as the Redskins have had issues finding a quality running back. This is just his second season, and Jones is looking like he'll fit in nicely. Sometimes the running game struggles, so consider Jones an RB2 or RB3 for the time being.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 2:41pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones rushed for 31 yards on 14 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5. He also caught two passes for 25 yards during the game.

    Huddle Up: Jones was coming off a very successful Week 4 performance but had trouble getting things going against the Ravens. He should continue to receive most of the work at running back and could be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option for owners.

  • Posted: 10/8/2016 7:35pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said he has run with more of an 'edge' since taking a late hit against the New York Giants in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Jones ran for 117 yards in Week 4 against Cleveland, but a Week 5 matchup with Baltimore should prove to be more of a challenge. Consider him a potential flex option.

  • Posted: 10/2/2016 3:08pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones ran for 117 yards and scored a touchdown Sunday, Oct. 2, in a 31-20 win over the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: Considering one of the biggest issues was supposed to be the Redskins' rushing attack, every good game Jones has helps fantasy players breathe a sigh of relief. Jones is a decent pickup in most leagues as long as he stays putting up decent numbers.

  • Posted: 9/26/2016 4:10am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones posted 17 carries for 65 yards but did not score Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 29-27 win over the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Jones is the top runner on an otherwise mediocre Redskins rushing attack. This was a better week for that attack, but it misses Alfred Morris. Jones deserves some fantasy consideration, even if it's just as an RB3 or a substitute on a bye week.

  • Posted: 9/23/2016 1:10pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Jones should receive most of the work at running back again this week. He has rushed for 85 yards in the first two games and has also added two catches for 13 yards. Jones can be a flex option in some leagues but could stay on the bench if owners have better options.

  • Posted: 9/22/2016 1:22pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Huddle Up: Jones will still split playing time with Chris Thompson at least, and the New York Giants have been stellar defensively against running backs so far in 2016. Jones is still a flex or RB2 option, but don't expect him to put up the same numbers he did last week.

  • Posted: 9/21/2016 12:39pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Jones should continue to receive a majority of the carries in the running game, but he has rushed for only 85 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in the first two games. Jones could be a flex option in some leagues, but he is not a must-start option.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 10:48pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones carried 13 times for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He added one reception for four yards on his only target.

    Huddle Up: Jones was banged up in the preseason and it looked like he might not be able to carry the full load, but he is the man in D.C. and he remains a solid RB2 in all standard fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 9/16/2016 3:19pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Jones was limited to 34 yards in the regular season opener and will look to improve on those numbers against the Dallas Cowboys. Jones could be a flex option in some leagues but could be left on the bench if owners have better options to use.

  • Posted: 9/15/2016 6:03pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

    Huddle Up: Jones' shoulder held up during Week 1, and he should see his workload increase going forward. He should be a solid flex play against Dallas in Week 2.

  • Posted: 9/14/2016 4:01pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: Jones received eight touches in Week 1 and finished with 38 total yards. He should receive more playing time this week and could be a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in a majority of fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/12/2016 8:51pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) posted seven receptions for a team-high 24 yards in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added one catch for nine yards.

    Huddle Up: The Redskins abandoned the run after falling behind by a considerable margin, and his lack of touches had nothing to do with his performance. He and Chris Thompson were the top dogs in the run game and that will remain so heading into Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Posted: 9/12/2016 2:52pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) was not listed among Washington's Week 1 inactives against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, Sept. 12.

    Huddle Up: Jones said he would play, so this isn't a big surprise. Just how much he plays, though, is another issue. Pittsburgh was elite against the run last season and Jones averaged a mere 3.4 yards per carry. He's a risky play tonight and should only be started as a flex if there aren't better options.

  • Posted: 9/10/2016 5:07pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) said he will play against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1, and he doesn't believe his shoulder will have any issues holding up to contact.

    Huddle Up: Although there is a chance his shoulder injury could flare up, Jones' prominent role in Washington's offense makes him a quality flex option in the opener.

  • Posted: 9/10/2016 12:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) fully participated in practice Saturday, Sept. 10, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Jones should be able to play and likely will receive most of the work at running back for the Redskins. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/9/2016 5:37pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) said his shoulder is 95 percent at this point and expects to it be 100 percent for the team's Week 1 game.

    Huddle Up: Jones likely will receive a majority of the work if he is active for the game but probably will lose some snaps to Chris Thompson and Rob Kelley. Jones should be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/8/2016 8:37pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

    Huddle Up: Jones looked like a safe bet to play in Week 1, but it remains to be seen if his shoulder will hold up to full contact and a full workload. He is a risky flex option in the opener.

  • Posted: 9/5/2016 2:58pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) is expected to play Monday, Sept. 12, against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He returned to practice Monday, Sept. 5.

    Huddle Up: The Redskins have capable backups in Chris Thompson and Robert Kelley, but Jones will be their main back as long as he is healthy. His status should be monitored over the next few days, but starting Jones as an RB2 or flex is still doable.

  • Posted: 8/29/2016 12:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) is progressing nicely, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Jones is dealing with a shoulder sprain.

    Huddle Up: Jones will start for the Redskins as long as he's healthy, but he may have more help than usual in Week 1 if he's not full go yet. As far as the season as a whole is concerned, Jones is a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 option.

  • Posted: 8/19/2016 8:20pm ET

    Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) suffered a slight separation of the AC joint of his left shoulder Friday, Aug. 19, and it 'won't be too long' until he returns, head coach Jay Gruden said.

    Huddle Up: It remains to be seen if Jones will be ready for Week 1, but based on Gruden's comments, he isn't dealing with a long-term injury. Jones should still be viewed as a potential RB2 or high-end RB3.

  • Posted: 8/19/2016 6:37pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) suffered an AC sprain in his left shoulder Friday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: A timetable for Jones' return remains to be seen, but if the injury lingers into the regular season, Chris Thompson could be a useful DFS sleeper depending on the matchup.

  • Posted: 8/19/2016 5:14pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) left the preseason game early Friday, Aug. 19, and is getting an X-ray on his left shoulder.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Jones will have to miss time because of the injury. Jones is expected to receive most of the work at running back in 2016 and can be a No. 2 running back for owners if he is healthy. Chris Thompson would receive a boost in value if Jones misses extended time and could be a late-round option in drafts.

  • Posted: 6/3/2016 11:06am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said he has been able to address issues with ball security and work on improving his burst through running lanes this offseason, and he wants to be the top back all the time.

    Huddle Up: Washington let Alfred Morris walk via free agency and didn't draft a running back until the seventh round, so there is a definite opportunity for Jones to step up and earn feature-back carries.

  • Posted: 5/17/2016 2:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is expected to stay healthy and secure the football this season, and general manager Scot McCloughan has no concerns that he can do both. McCloughan said Jones has looked great this offseason.

    Huddle Up: The Redskins let Alfred Morris walk and haven't done much in the offseason to replace him, so they're banking on Jones to fulfill McCloughan's expectations and stake a claim to the feature back touches in Washington.

  • Posted: 5/5/2016 12:00pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones can handle the load, and the team wants him to be the lead back. They're confident he'll jump into the starting role and be just fine. He posted 339 total offensive snaps in 2015, piling up 490 rushing yards and three touchdowns while adding 19 receptions for 304 yards and a score. Offensive coordinator Sean McVay believes Jones can be an every-down back.

    Huddle Up: The second-year back has a golden opportunity with the Skins letting Alfred Morris go as Chris Thompson, Mack Brown and rookie Keith Marshall are currently the only other RBs listed on the roster.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PIT 7 24 0 1 9 0
2 DAL 13 61 1 1 4 0
3 @NYG 17 65 0 2 14 0
4 CLE 22 117 1 2 21 0
5 @BAL 14 31 0 2 25 0
6 PHI 16 135 1 0 0 0
7 @DET 10 27 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 MIA 6 28 0 0 0 0
2 LAR 19 123 2 3 23 0
3 @NYG 11 38 0 0 0 0
4 PHI 7 11 0 0 0 0
5 @ATL 11 20 1 1 17 0
7 TB 9 29 0 3 22 0
9 @NE 11 27 0 2 17 0
10 NO 11 56 0 3 131 1
11 @CAR 5 0 0 2 12 0
12 NYG 8 19 0 1 45 0
13 DAL 18 49 0 1 5 0
14 @CHI 18 62 0 2 24 0
15 BUF 10 28 0 1 8 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
15 @DET 2 2 0 0 0 0
16 @MIA 5 23 0 2 9 0
17 CHI 6 20 0 1 11 0

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