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ESPN's Steve Levy said during the Saints-Jaguars Monday Night Football broadcast that HC Sean Payton told him, "If you’re asking me today, my #2 RB is Tony Jones.” That follows reports that RB Latavius Murray could be on the chopping block. Jones got the start vs. Jacksonville, although he and Murray both played 8 snaps with starting QB Jameis Winston. We'll keep an eye on this battle, but it's a situation to avoid in fantasy drafts until we get some clarity.

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The Cardinals on Monday claimed RB Tony Jones Jr. off waivers from the Saints. That, of course, comes a day after RB James Conner suffered a knee injury and doesn't bode well for Conner's chances of playing in Week 6. Arizona also went without RB Keaontay Ingram in Week 5 because of a neck injury. We'll see about his availability for Sunday's game against the Rams. Emari Demercado currently stands as the best bet to lead Arizona's backfield for that one and is worth a look on waivers this week for needy fantasy teams.

ESPN's Adam Schefter expects RB Tony Jones to start today's game vs. the Panthers. RBs Ken Walker and DeeJay Dallas are not expected to play, so it'll be Jones, Travis Homer and Godwin Igwebuike in the backfield. Schefter expects all 3 of those guys to play, so it's not a very attractive fantasy situation. Jones might be the favorite to lead in carries, but we're still expecting Homer to get more action on passing downs.

Saints RB Tony Jones is a healthy scratch for tonight's game vs. the Cowboys. Mark Ingram will operate as New Orleans' lead back, with Ty Montgomery in a change-of-pace role.

3:10pm EST 11/20/21

Saints RB Tony Jones (ankle) has been activated from IR. He figures to serve as the #2 RB behind Mark Ingram vs. the Eagles on Sunday. Jones isn't a fantasy option; Ingram remains a solid RB2 play.

Saints RB Tony Jones is expected to miss 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Giants, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jones can be dropped from fantasy rosters. The Saints signed RB Devine Ozigbo in a corresponding move. It's now Ozigbo, Dwayne Washington and Ty Montgomery behind Alvin Kamara on the depth chart. Kamara will continue to dominate backfield work.

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