Fantasy Bust Alert: Thomas Jones


Published: July 12, 2009

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... campaign. He finished with 1,312 rushing yards and a career-high 13 touchdowns.

That will likely cause some owners to make a stab for Jones as early as round two come draft day 2009, but don't be that person!

Here are a variety of factors that tell me you are better off letting someone else take the veteran at that point:

AGEHe will be 31 years old this season, and that is the age where running backs typically begin to see a significant dip in their production.

QB SITUATIONSay what you want to about Brett Favre, but his presence in the pocket forced opponents to respect the pass. That helped open up running lanes for Jones to go through. With Kellen Clemens and rookie Mark Sanchez likely to battle for snaps, look for defenses to stack the box.<...

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