Thomas Jones to the Chiefs

Mar 10, 2010

Who says you can’t kill two birds with one stone…or in this case sink two players’ fantasy value at once. That’s exactly what happened when Thomas Jones signed with the Chiefs. Clearly any high that Jamaal Charles’ owners have been on following his impressive run at the end of the year came to an abrupt halt at the news of Jones’ signing. While I still think Charles will be a solid fantasy starter, I think I can put the Chris Johnson Lite moniker away.

Meanwhile Jones will take a back seat to Charles. I can’t comprehend why he wouldn’t go to a contender. He could have been a backup for Minnesota or Philadelphia. He could have been in a 50-50 split in San Diego. He could have been the lead dog in Houston. Even bad teams like Seattle, Detroit, and Tampa Bay would have been better options for he would at least be the lead back. Being a backup for a dismal team makes little sense to me.

Jones could have been a decent #2 or #3 RB depending on where he landed. Now I see him more as a low-end #3 or a #4. I’d put him lower, but he does seem to produce even when the odds are against him.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rad
    March 10th, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    I didn’t quite understand this move for the Chiefs with how well Charles finished last season. I guess their hoping Jones brings some professionalism into the locker room.

    For Jones, I don’t understand it at all. He could have been the featured back on many other teams.

  2. LestersLegends
    March 10th, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I get the more for the Chiefs. Good to have more than one back. Charles doesn’t have a track record so this was great insurance.

  3. Steve
    March 10th, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

    Had Jones last year and even with the split of time with Greene, he helped me tremendously. 1,400+ yards and 14 TD and you can’t get a better situation? I know he’s in his 30′s, but he still produces.

  4. LestersLegends
    March 10th, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    I know. Makes no sense.

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