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Velus Jones
Bye: 14
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 25.5
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
40 Time: 4.31
SPARQx (Rank): 111.20 (71%)
Burst Score (Rank): 116.60 (27%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.83 (5%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 9.80 (13%)

Injury PredictorVelus Jones's Injury Guide

Chance of Injury in 2022


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022


Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Aug 16, 2017 Non-NFL Pedal Foot Jones dealt with a minor foot injury in preseason camp
Sep 23, 2018 Non-NFL Arm Elbow Sprain Jones dealt with an elbow injury ahead of the game against Arizona.
Nov 16, 2019 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Jones suffered a high ankle sprain in the team's win over Cal
Aug 23, 2021 Non-NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jones managed a hamstring injury ahead of the season opener against Bowling Green
Sep 5, 2022 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Jones was hurt in practice ahead of Week 1.

Basic StatsVelus Jones's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Jones spent 6 years in college (4 at USC, 2 at Tennessee). His only season with more than 300 yards came in 2021 at Tennessee (62-807-7).
  • Jones, well built at 6’0, 200 pounds, is already 25 years old.
  • He ran a 4.31 forty-time, and speed is certainly his best trait.
  • Chicago made him a surprise selection in Round 3 of the ’22 draft.
  • Bears beat writer Adam Jahns wrote post-draft that Jones “should have an immediate role on offense.” Given a lack of pass-catching depth, that seems like a lock.
  • Chicago lost Allen Robinson, Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd over the offseason.
  • Jones’ top competition for targets includes Darnell Mooney, Cole Kmet, Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown. Not exactly threatening.
  • New OC Luke Getsy arrives after serving as Green Bay’s QB coach over the past few seasons. It’ll be hard for this new staff — also led by HC Matt Eberflus — to be a downgrade on Matt Nagy.
  • Still, there’s a long way to go for this unit from a macro lens. The ’21 Bears ranked 24th in total yards; 27th in scoring.
  • Jones’ deep speed does look like a good fit with QB Justin Fields, whose deep ball was featured often last year. Eberflus talked this offseason about how Fields’ downfield throws will remain a factor in the ’22 offense.
  • Insider Peter King came away from Bears camp believing the team has "big intentions" for WR Velus Jones this year.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

An overaged rookie, Jones’ college production left a lot to be desired. He landed in a fine spot for immediate playing time, but it’s unlikely he climbs higher than 3rd in line for targets, barring injuries.

Consider him a more desirable pick in best ball formats than in lineup setting leagues.

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Velus Jones, WR CHI

2:57pm EDT 9/30/22

Velus Jones questionable for Week 4

Bears WR Velus Jones (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Giants. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice, so it looks like he’s ready to make his NFL debut. Jones, of course, is nowhere close to being a fantasy option.

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Bears WR Velus Jones (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s game vs. the Texans. He got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, so perhaps he’ll be ready to make his debut in Week 4.

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Bears WR Velus Jones (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday night’s game vs. the Packers. He was limited in Wednesday’s practice but sidelined on Thursday and Friday, so it looks like the rookie suffered a setback. Darnell Mooney, Equanimeous St. Brown and Dante Pettis operated as Chicago’s top 3 WRs in the opener.

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