Deion Jones

Sports Injury Predictor

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 40%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 3.1%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 0.6
Durability: question mark 5

Medium Risk

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Deion Jones Player Overview

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Jones made it through a full 2019 slate after losing 10 games to a foot fracture the year before. He let fantasy owners down big-time, though, by barely cracking the top 30 at his position. Jones suffered from the worst run-defense grade of his career -- according to Pro Football Focus -- and De'Vondre Campbell gobbling up tackles.

Campbell moved on to Arizona in free agency, leaving Foye Oluokun and Deone Bucannon to battle for the vacancy. We'll bet on the 215-pound Oluokun to lead, but we'll also bet on Jones reclaiming some tackle share.

It's also worth noting that scorers credited the Falcons with their fewest solo tackles since 2011 last season. The team totaled just 576, despite accruing more total tackles than in 2017 or 2016. That marked Atlanta's fewest solos since 2011. No other season in between included fewer than 620. That's important, because a solo tackle is generally worth at least 2x an assist in fantasy scoring.

Jones' continued strength in coverage makes a bounce back easier to bet on. The Falcons MLB has averaged 0.6 passes defensed per game through 4 NFL seasons, compiling 9 INTs and returning 4 of them for TDs. Only 2 LBs have defensed more passes in that span, and none has more INTs.

Deion Jones Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 6, 2018 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Jones went down in the season opener. He underwent surgery.
Oct 2, 2016 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2