Felix Jones

Felix Jones

Week Fifteen Add: Since DeMarco Murray returned, Felix Jones has had seven carries followed by two carries. Since he hasn't been overly impressive with a 3.6 yards per carry average over those two weeks, he's probably not going to see a lot of playing time unless Murray gets re-injured. Plus he's Felix Jones and never was really that good to begin with.

Week Thirteen Analysis:
This is situation to keep a close eye on. DeMarco Murray appears to have an outside chance of playing, and Felix Jones is once again missing practice to rest his bad knees. In his last seven outings, Jones has battled through injuries to deliver solid production, scoring five times and averaging 74 combo yards. Philadelphia has yet to allow a 100-yard rusher, and has only given up six touchdowns to the position all year. Still, the Eagles are in complete disarray, and Jones totaled 93 yards and a touchdown against them less than a month ago. A similar outing is within reach assuming Murray sits.

Week Twelve Analysis:
Felix Jones is bad enough at 100%, and now he's breaking down right before our eyes. He's apparently dealing with pain in both knees, and is looking like a Thanksgiving game-time decision against the seventh-ranked Washington run defense. Yuck. Only one back has rushed for over 100 yards against the Redskins this year, but Jones has been remarkably solid in DeMarco Murray's absence, so it's become strangely difficult to write him off. Over the past six weeks, he's scored four times and averaged 76 combo yards, so if he's active he remains a viable low-end No. 2 fantasy back.

Week Eleven Analysis:
With DeMarco Murray taking his sweet time healing, Felix Jones looks like he'll get yet another starting opportunity this week against Cleveland. He's been surprisingly solid in Murray's absence, scoring in twice in the last three weeks, and totaling 109 and 93 combo yards in his last two games. While the Browns have only given up five touchdowns to opposing backs all season, two of them came last week, and they're serving up over 170 combo yards per game to the position. It's Jones' best matchup since taking over, so he should continue to deliver solid production.

Week Ten Analysis:
With DeMarco Murray still hobbled, Felix Jones is fully expected to once again lead the Dallas backfield committee. Over the last three weeks, he's totaled 102 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards and one touchdown in that role, which basically equates to flex fodder. Through eight games, Philadelphia has given up just four touchdowns to opposing backs, and overall they're a very neutral opponent. It's an ordinary matchup for an ordinary back whose going to get an ordinary 12-to-15 touches, so if ordinary can help you, feel free to plug Felix into your lineup.

Week Seven Analysis:
A foot injury to DeMarco Murray has resulted in a Texas-sized opportunity for Felix Jones, who racked up 19 touches for 105 combo yards and a score last week. While he's never been a touchdown guy, in the 17 career games in which he's touched the ball at least 17 times, Jones has averaged over 108 combo yards. Carolina is giving up over 4.8 yards per carry to opposing backs, and no team has allowed more receiving yards to the position. Moreover, the Panthers have given up 47 touchdowns to the position in 37 games dating back to the start of 2010. Jones is a compelling option this week.

Week Seven Add:
We've been tantalized by Felix Jones many times over the years, and it usually ends in heartbreak and fantasy losses. But, with DeMarco Murray nursing a sprained foot, it looks like Jones will be the starter, at least in the short term. And, Jones has a great matchup with the awful Panthers defense this week. So, if even for only one week, Jones is worth a pickup. But I'm not breaking the bank on him like some people are advocating. I'd bid around $10, unless we get word that Murray's injury is going to be longer than a few weeks.

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