2. Aaron Jones, RB
Another player who was a starter at minicamp was Aaron Jones, and that’s no surprise. The Packers’ best running back will finally get the opportunity he needs to make a huge jump in his third season.
Michael Beller of Sports Illustrated believes Jones is a fantasy breakout candidate if he gets more carries than in Mike McCarthy’s offense. Beller wrote:
"“Assuming new head coach Matt LaFleur goes in that direction, Jones is in line for a monster year.”"
Even though Jones missed four games last season and had to split carries with Jamaal Williams, he still finished as the RB24 in PPR scoring, according to Fantasy Pros. He could finish inside the top-15, or even the top-10, if he’s given a featured role in LaFleur’s offense.
Many are expecting a rise in production which is evident by his average draft position, which currently has him as the RB18, according to Fantasy Football Calculator. That seems about right, but for a potential top-10 running back, drafting him in the third round could be excellent value.
Jones has played at a high level in his first two seasons for the Packers, but in a new offense as the featured back, this could be Jones’ best year yet.