Velus Jones

WR, Chicago Bears

Height 6'0" Weight 204
DOB 1997-05-11 Age 25.3
College Tennessee

2022 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 91 (Tier 9)

Position Rankings

Tier 9
89Deonte Harty, NO1424.78.5
90Cedrick Wilson, MIA1126.78.8
91Velus Jones, CHI1425.3
92David Bell, CLE921.6
93Sterling Shepard, NYG929.511.2
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Velus Jones Jr. Could Have Big Role

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. could very well move up the depth chart quickly during training camp. The rookie wideout has reportedly hit the ground running in Chicago. The Bears took Jones in the third round, so clearly they believe in his ability on the field. It's also worth noting that Byron Pringle (quad) and N'Keal Harry (ankle) are sidelined right now. The Bears have little reliable depth, so they might be forced to use Jones to begin the season. He'll be a possible late-round target on draft day.

    Aug 7 · Source via Bears Velus Jones
  • Velus Jones Jr. Could See Significant Target Share

    Chicago Bears wide receivers Velus Jones Jr. and Byron Pringle will compete for the No. 2 receiver job behind Darnell Mooney this year, with N'Keal Harry and Equanimeous St. Brown hoping to capitalize on fresh starts to provide consistent production on the outside. The rookie Jones might be inexperienced, but his blazing 4.3-second speed and ability to line up across the formation has him in line for a significant target share as a WR2 in his first NFL season. Fantasy managers shouldn't really be trusting any receiver not named Mooney on the Bears to begin the season, but Jones will be an intriguing dynasty/keeper selection, especially if second-year quarterback Justin Fields can take a step forward.

    Aug 1 · Source via Bears Velus Jones
  • Velus Jones Jr. Not Concerned By Age

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. has received plenty of praise this offseason as he enters his first year in the league. However, when age is considered, the 25-year-old is old for a rookie, which has caused some to discredit his abilities. Yet, Jones isn't phased by the chatter. "People talk about it," he said during a podcast interview while adding his age is "not going to stop me from running past people to score touchdowns." Nevertheless, the wideout certainly has a chance of moving up on the depth chart and potentially earning more looks from quarterback Justin Fields this season. As a result, Jones is someone to keep an eye on, especially toward the later rounds of rookie drafts.

    Jul 10 · Source via Bears Velus Jones
  • Velus Jones Jr. Getting Opportunity At Multiple Spots

    The Chicago Bears have been working rookie wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. at inside and outside receiver during organized team activities. "We've thrown him into the fire pretty quick, put him at two positions immediately," receivers coach Tyke Tolbert said. "Get him to learn it now. Because we want him to learn the whole concept but, specifically, a couple of positions to get him going. The more he can do, the more, obviously, he'll have a chance to play." Getting the ball in the hands of Jones, who will also work as a returner, will be a priority this offseason. Given the fact that Equanimeous St. Brown and Byron Pringle are behind Darnell Mooney on the receiving depth chart, Jones could be given plenty of chances to make things happen with his speed and playmaking abilities in his first NFL season.

    May 19 · Source via Bears Velus Jones nfl draft
  • Bears Sign Velus Jones Jr.

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. has agreed to a four-year contract. The third round rookie figures to get plenty of attention this upcoming season. The Bears lack legitimate talent at wide receiver, so Jones could have a decent role. In 2021, Jones finished with 62 receptions, 807 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns during his senior year at Tennessee. The speedy wideout could be used in multiple roles, but we'll see how his game translates to the professional level.

    May 17 · Source via Bears Velus Jones nfl draft
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