There's been lots of hype on Redskins RB Keith Marshall lately. But the team remains high on RB Matt Jones. “Matt Jones is gonna have a heckuva year,” GM Scot McCloughan said. “Matt, I think, is going to step up and have a really good year. A really good year. I mean, shock people.” OC Sean McVay added that Jones is a "breakout candidate." We're still not completely sold on Jones as a player. But it's clear that Washington is going to give him a shot to be the lead back. That makes Jones a risk/reward pick at his early-6th-round ADP.

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Per multiple reports, the Colts have claimed RB Matt Jones off waivers. Washington cut the RB on Saturday. He'll start out behind Frank Gore, Robert Turbin and Marlon Mack on Indy's backfield depth chart. Jones isn't a redraft option but remains worth a deep stash in dynasty leagues. He's still just 24.

As expected, Washington released RB Matt Jones on Saturday. The former 3rd-round pick opened last season as the lead back but fell out of favor largely because of fumble issues. He stayed fairly invisible through training camp and the preseason this summer. The 24-year-old should quickly get a shot elsewhere, though.

Redskins RB Matt Jones is inactive for today's game against the Vikings. He wasn't listed on the final injury report, so he looks like a healthy scratch. RB Mack Brown is active behind RBs Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson. Jones looks droppable in most fantasy leagues.

Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. HC Jay Gruden said earlier in the week that rookie Rob Kelley will step in as Washington's lead back. He'll lose some carries and most of the passing-down work to RB Chris Thompson, though. Kelley is the slightly better play in non-PPR leagues; Thompson gets the edge in PPR.

Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He's looking iffy for this weekend's game against the Bengals. Jones' absence would leave Rob Kelley as Washington's lead back. RB Chris Thompson would also figure to see more work than usual.

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