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Jan 7, 2024 0 0 0 0
Dec 31, 2023 0 0 0 0
Dec 24, 2023 0 0 0 0
Dec 17, 2023 0 0 0 0 2
Dec 10, 2023 1 11 11 0 1
Player Outlook
The second-year receiver is likely competing for a roster spot with the Bears this preseason after a disastrous rookie campaign that included only seven receptions, two total touchdowns and three fumbles. Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.

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2023 4 20 5.00 51 6.38 50.4
2022 7 107 15.29 1 103 11.44 221.8
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Fantasy News

  • Bears' Velus Jones: Concludes second season in Chicago

    Jones was not targeted but posted 113 kick-return yards in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday. After being selected in the third round of the 2023 draft, Jones has not become a regular part of Chicago's offense. On the season, he caught four passes for 20 yards to go with eight rushes for 51 yards. Although Jones has two years remaining on his rookie contract, he could be battling for a roster spot in 2024.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Continues to see light usage

    Jones rushed once for four yards in the Bears' 27-16 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. In addition to his lone rushing attempt, Jones failed to corral his only target. With 11 offensive touches on the season, Jones' low scoring floor and lack of upside will keep him from being a reliable fantasy option unless his role changes.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Used as a runner in loss

    Jones rushed twice for 23 yards in the Bears' 20-17 loss to the Browns on Sunday. Jones has 20 receiving yards and 45 rushing yards on the season. Unless his role in the offense increases, his greatest fantasy value will be in leagues that award points for kick return yardage.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Minimal usage in win

    Jones caught one pass for 11 yards in the Bears' 28-13 win over the Lions on Sunday. Jones has just four catches on the season while playing less than 15 percent of the offensive snaps. Unless his role changes, his scoring floor makes him difficult to use in fantasy lineups.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Active Monday

    Jones is listed as active for Monday's matchup with the Vikings, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports. Jones' active status is notable, as he has been a healthy scratch the last three weeks. He will now be available to provide depth at receiver if needed, as well as a special-teams contributor.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Best game of season

    Jones rushed twice for 15 yards and caught a five-yard pass in the Bears' 19-13 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. Jones came into this game with two rushing attempts for seven yards on the season, so his 20 yards was easily his best offensive effort of the year. He'll need to build on his usage before he can be considered a reliable fantasy option.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: One rushing attempt in loss

    Jones rushed once for 10 yards in the Bears' 31-28 loss to the Broncos on Sunday. Jones' biggest contribution to the Bears is on special teams. He's yet to see a pass target this season, but he now has two rushing attempts. His current role is unlikely to result in significant fantasy production.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Will sit out season opener

    Jones was ruled a healthy scratch ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Packers. Jones dealt with an undisclosed injury throughout training camp and was on the fringe of making Chicago's final 53-man roster ahead of the regular season. While he is now listed as healthy, the 2022 third-round pick won't get to see the field Week 1, as Tyler Scott and/or Trent Taylor will likely handle return duties on special teams while also slotting into reserve roles behind starting wideouts DJ Moore, Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool. Equanimeous St. Brown was also ruled a healthy scratch Week 1, as it's likely he and Jones will be on the outside looking in on Chicago's wide receiver room this season.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Misses practice Thursday

    Jones (undisclosed) was absent from Thursday's joint practice with the Colts, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports. It's not clear what caused Jones to miss the joint practice session, but Bears head coach Matt Eberflus stated that the wideout/kick returner isn't dealing with a serious injury and is with the team in Indianapolis. Jones had a rough preseason opener last week and may need to show improvement the rest of the way to earn a roster spot. If he does make the team, the 26-year-old is expected to work as the Bears' top kick returner while filling just a minimal role on offense.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Fighting for roster spot

    Jones muffed a punt in the Bears' first preseason game, and he may be battling to earn a roster spot, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports. After Jones' miscue on the punt return, the coaching staff called it a teachable moment. But after a number of costly mistakes on special teams, the 2022 third-round pick may need a strong close to camp to lock down a roster spot. Jones was drafted because of his speed and potential as a returner, and he's not expected to be in consideration for any of the top-four receiver spots.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Usage increases late in season

    Jones rushed for a 42-yard touchdown in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with seven receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown along with nine carries for 103 yards and another touchdown over 12 games played. Jones was at his best as a kick returner during his rookie season. On offense, he didn't have more than two touches in any game, though he did play more than 15 offensive snaps for the first time all season during Weeks 15 and 16, when he averaged 34 snaps. Although he'll likely remain the team's top kick returner next year, he may also see his role in the offense expand. He's under contract through 2025.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Quiet in losing effort

    Jones rushed once for 13 yards in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday. Jones was also targeted once, though the pass fell incomplete. Aside from his kick-return duties, Jones has just six receptions and eight rushing attempts on the season, and his lack of volume will make him tough to trust in Week 18 fantasy lineups.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Handles two rushing attempts

    Jones rushed twice for six yards in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday. Jones has 45 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards this season, and his biggest impact is as a kick returner. Aside from leagues that include kick return yardage, Jones has yet to become a fantasy factor as a receiver.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: In line to play Sunday

    Jones (coach's decision) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Jones was sidelined during both of the Bears' last two games due to a coach's decision, but he's now slated to return to action this weekend and serve as Chicago's primary kick and punt returner with Khalil Herbert (hip) landing on injured reserve.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Healthy scratch once again

    Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Detroit. Jones will be a healthy scratch for the second straight week after appearing in five consecutive games. The rookie third-round pick may have a difficult time seeing the field now that the Bears' wideout corps in back to full strength.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Healthy scratch

    Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Jones will be inactive for the first time since Week 3, though his absences early in the season were due to injury. He's now lost his role with both N'Keal Harry and new addition Chase Claypool active to take on Miami. Jones' absence is likely to be felt most on special teams, where Khalil Herbert and Trestan Ebner are candidates to take over as return specialists.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Productive as rusher

    Jones caught one pass for five yards and rushed twice for 33 yards In the Bears' 49-29 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. Jones had at least 15 yards on each of his rushing attempts, but he just missed out on a big play when Justin Fields slightly overthrew him on a deep pass after the receiver ran past a pair of defenders. With this being his most productive game of the season, the rookie will need to post more consistent production before being a player who can be relied upon in fantasy lineups.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Loses costly fumble

    Jones rushed once for eight yards, caught one pass for 10 yards and lost a fumble on a punt return in the Bears' 12-7 loss to the Commanders on Thursday. Jones played 12 snaps and had a minor role in the Bears offense. However, his lost fumble on a punt in the fourth quarter gave the Commanders the ball deep in the red zone, which led to Washington scoring the game-winning touchdown. On the season, Jones has been targeted five times, which puts a limit on his upside until his role increases.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Makes NFL debut

    Jones wasn't targeted in the Bears' 20-12 loss to the Giants on Sunday. Jones did contribute by returning two kickoffs for 44 yards and a pair of punts for 19 yards. He missed part of training camp along with the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury. It's possible he begins to see more work on offense in the near future, but with the Bears averaging fewer than 20 pass attempts per week, there may not be many targets to go around.
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  • Bears' Velus Jones: Suiting up Sunday

    Jones (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants. Jones got in a full practice Friday for the first time since the season began, and he will suit up Sunday for the first time as a professional. It's unclear what role he will step into, and no team has thrown for fewer yards than the Bears, so don't expect him to do much in his debut. Long-term, though, the third-round rookie could be a factor in Chicago's receiving corps.
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