Skins Beat: Mixed opinion if Matt Jones is 1,000-yard rusher

CSN Mid-Atlantic - [Full Article]

There may be no Redskin who is under more pressure this year than second-year running back Matt Jones.

Last year, he shared carries with Alfred Morris and averaged just 3.4 yards per carry, the lowest average of any back who had enough attempts to qualify.

This year Morris is gone and the team is counting on Jones to carry the load. Morris rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons with the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: 

Rich Tandler thinks Jones will hit the mark, adding that it only takes about 62 yards a game to accomplish. Tarik El-Bashir, meanwhile, doesn't believe Jones will hit the mark, noting the weapons the team has in the passing game may indicate the Skins throws more. Our opinion is Jones falls just short with 949 rushing yards. Jones is ranked 23rd on our RB list with an ADP of the fifth round. You may not think Jones is worth the value there when you see Frank Gore, who we project to have similar rushing stats but be a bigger factor in the passing game, is ranked 24th and can be had a couple of rounds later in the seventh round, according to ADPs.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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