Tony Jones Jr .: Dart Throwing and Waiver Target (2021 Fantasy Football)
News broke Tuesday that the New Orleans Saints and running back Latavius Murray are going their separate ways. The move saw rookie Tony Jones Jr. land second in the team’s running backs depth chart. If you followed the FantasyPros Football Podcast, you’ll know our own Kyle Yates has been on it for a few weeks, gradually pushing Jones up his draft standings. With the official decision, Yates is back to deliver his impact on fantasy football with the release of Murray and Jones Jr. entering the No.2 role.
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It’s not every year that a player like James Robinson comes out of nowhere. This year, it looks like we’re tending to make Jones the type of player who could really break out and be a constant fantasy contributor throughout the season. Jones took advantage of his opportunity at New Orleans throughout preseason and training camp and Sean Payton has spoken of potentially having him as RB2 ahead of this season behind Kamara. With the exit of Latavius Murray, that seems likely. If that’s the case, Jones is a glaring value in drafts right now, and it’s worth snapping a photo in your overdue drafts or out of the waiver thread to see if he can get this working and getting it right. to use it.
Updated Kyle Yates Fantasy Football Rankings for Tony Jones Jr.: RB43 in half-PPR formats
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Players Yates would drop to add Jones Jr include: