2010 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics
Pros: Jones emerged down the stretch last season, averaging 5.3 yards per carry from Week 11 on, including a 148-yard Wild Card weekend performance. Even if he doesn't start, the explosive former Arkansas Razorback might see the majority of backfield work over Marion Barber III and Tashard Choice. He has proven he can do damage without having frequent work anyway.
Cons: Injuries have harmed his potential; he tore a ligament in his toe in '08 and had to wear a knee brace after a posterior cruciate ligament sprain early last season. Barber and Choice are still there to take away work in a committee that probably won't have an overwhelming majority carrier. Dallas remains a pass-first offense, and Barber and Choice rival Jones, at least, in grabbing passes.
Fantasy tip: Jones is a textbook boom-or-bust commodity. While his talent and strong finish to '09 could pay off big, Jones isn't worth his fourth-round value due to Dallas' crowded backfield and his injury history. He's a No. 3 that could jump to No. 2 value if he earns the majority of time, but his spurts of brilliant performance are causing many to overpay to rely on him for a bigger role than that - not a good idea.
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