James Jones' Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 2

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2013

Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA;  Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) rushes with the football as Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) defends during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

James Jones failed to record a catch last week, but the receiver has rebounded nicely in Week 2 as the Green Bay offense has exploded against the Washington Redskins with a 24-0 halftime lead.

Jones had nine receptions for 152 yards in the first half, including a 57-yard catch. Fantasy owners can breathe easier now that he has had a strong outing.

After leading the NFL with 14 touchdown catches last season, the 29-year-old hasn't found the end zone through six quarters this year. He only had 784 receiving yards last season, so his fantasy value was based mainly on touchdowns.

Fantasy owners didn't know whether to panic and trade Jones last week or hold on to him. The receiver has answered those questions with a big first half, and now he will be looking to find the end zone.

Jones' fantasy stock is back to where it was at the beginning of the season, and it should continue to rise as quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets into a rhythm this year. The Packers have favorable matchups the next few weeks, so make sure Jones is in your lineup.

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