2013 Fantasy Football: WR James Jones Still Underrated

By Adam McGill
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Every fantasy football season there are dozens of players that simply fail to live up to their numbers from the previous season. They have monster campaigns one year and follow it up with an absolutely mediocre season.

However, there are also some players that are deemed flukes and fantasy owners tend to avoid them like the plague. This causes several big names to fly under the radar though. Well, one of these overlooked players to grab this year is WR James Jones of the Green Bay Packers.

In drafts this summer, the veteran wideout has been severely undervalued. Jones is currently being grabbed in the middle of the draft, which is absolutely insane considering that he led the entire NFL with 14 touchdowns catches.

QB Aaron Rodgers is a touchdown machine and that alone makes it worth owning at least one of the three wideouts in Green Bay. Considering that WR Jordy Nelson will miss the rest of camp while he recovers from knee surgery and WR Randall Cobb is 190 pounds soaking wet, I think Jones is the best bet to once again lead the team in touchdown receptions. The fact that Jones is being drafted well after both of his teammates only increases his value on draft day.

Jones won’t come close to 14 touchdowns in the upcoming season and paying for those kind of numbers would not be a wise investment. With that being said, I still think Jones has the potential to haul in between 8-10 touchdowns and be a great WR2 in 2013.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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