TJ Jones
TJ Jones
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Jones could prove to be fantasy-relevant early in the 2019 campaign, given the four-game suspension of Golden Tate as well as the possibility of New York throwing frequently in the second halves of games. He closed out the 2018 season with a two-touchdown performance in his final appearance as a Lion, and has been one of the Giants' more potent preseason producers at wide receiver. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Giants in October of 2019.
Working out Monday
WRFree Agent
October 7, 2019
Jones logged a tryout with the Packers on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
ANALYSIS
He was a roster casualty of the Giants last week in order to make room for Golden Tate, but as evidenced by this news, Jones is getting looks elsewhere. The 27-year-old played three games this season with New York, hauling in three of four targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in that span. Jones has had a history in the league, so he certainly makes for an intriguing option to provide receiver depth.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do TJ Jones' 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
11.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.68
 
% Team Air Yards
1.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do TJ Jones' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.27 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.82 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
2015
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Jones enters the 2017 season clearly buried on the depth chart behind the established Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, not to mention the ascending 2017 third-rounder, Kenny Golladay. However, Jones is capable of playing both out wide and in the slot, making him the next man up should injuries strike any of the receivers ahead of him. While Jones and Tate have combined to miss only one game over the last four years, Golladay missed five games as a rookie in 2017. Jones should be ready to capitalize if Golladay misses any more time. With that said, injuries tend to be fickle in nature, making it far from a guarantee that Jones will surpass the career-high 400 offensive snaps he logged a season ago.
After posting a 10/132/1 receiving line across 10 games in 2015, Jones failed to make the Lions roster out of training camp last season but eventually found his way back after re-signing in December. He enters the 2017 campaign firmly behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones on the depth chart and will face strong competition from third-round rookie Kenny Golladay for the No. 3 job.
Entering his second season, Jones is also in the mix of receivers who hope to see more targets with the promise of a more balanced distribution of targets in the Lions' offense this year. He caught 10 passes in 2016, with nine coming in the last five games. Jones is likely to compete with offseason signing Jeremy Kerley for a role in three receiver sets.
Jones' primary contribution in 2015 will be as a returner, sitting atop the depth chart as both a kick and punt returner. As his 64-yard touchdown reception in the preseason finale exhibited, however, he can also serve as an explosive target in the passing game. Jones missed his entire rookie 2014 season due to a shoulder injury dating back to college. He was productive in his senior season at Notre Dame, hauling in 70 passes for 1,108 yards and nine scores, earning himself a sixth round selection at the hands of the Lions.
Jones' sharp routes, good hands and decent speed should eventually make him an effective slot receiver in the NFL, but targets could be hard to come by behind Calvin Johnson even if Jones does seize the job right out of the gate.
More Fantasy News
Let go by Giants
WRFree Agent
October 1, 2019
Jones was released by the Giants on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.
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Finds paydirt Sunday
WRNew York Giants
September 16, 2019
Jones hauled in three of four targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Bills.
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Back in Big Apple
WRNew York Giants
September 11, 2019
Jones signed with the Giants on Wednesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Cut Saturday
WRFree Agent
August 31, 2019
Jones (undisclosed) was released by the Giants on Saturday, Ryan Dunleavy of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Makes touchdown catch versus Bears
WRNew York Giants
August 16, 2019
Jones caught three of his four targets for 32 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 32-13 preseason win over the Bears.
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