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Ernest Jones

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158 FPTS

RANK: 103





23 yrs


6'2'' / 230 lbs


South Carolina


Anchors defense in third year

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-04

Jones tallied 145 tackles (74 solo), 4.5 sacks and six passes defended during the 2023 regular season.

With former teammate Bobby Wagner departing for Seattle, the third-year pro took another leap in performance, setting career highs in snaps, tackles, sacks and passes defended while anchoring the defense alongside Aaron Donald. His 145 tackles (in just 15 regular season games) set the Rams record for most tackles in a single season, eclipsing the 142 James Laurinaitis recorded in 2011 and tied in 2012. Jones is entering the final year of his rookie deal in 2024, and given the multi-faceted abilities he's showcased as the head of a young Rams linebacker corps, it wouldn't be shocking to see Jones earn a contract extension to continue his role as a leader on defense.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

2021 22 LA 15 7 98 258th4382533173%42310000
2022 23 LA 17 11 158 103rd7224865479%21100010

Not playing Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Jones (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Jones was among seven key contributors that the Rams listed as doubtful -- and one of five for non-injury reasons -- ahead of the regular-season finale. The Rams will be the NFC's No. 6 or 7 seed regardless of the outcome of Week 18 games, so Jones and some of the team's other stars will get a respite Sunday to avoid sustaining a potential injury in advance of the postseason. The linebacker finishes the regular season with 145 tackles, 4.5 sacks and six pass breakups over 15 appearances.

Will rest in Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Jones won't play Sunday in San Francisco, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.

With Los Angeles having locked up playoff spot, the team is electing to rest several of its starters on both sides of the ball in the regular-season finale. Jones thus will finish his third NFL season with a career-high 145 tackles (74 solo) to go with 4.5 sacks over 15 contests.

Team-high 13 tackles

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Jones recorded 13 tackles (seven solo), one quarterback hit and one tackle for loss during Sunday's 26-25 victory against the Giants.

Despite coming into the contest questionable with an illness, the third-year linebacker played every snap on defense and resumed his role in leading the team in tackles. The 13 tackles by Jones marked his eighth game this season with double-digit tackles, and his 145 tackles this season has him in a tie for seventh overall in the NFL with T.J. Edwards of the Bears.

Playing Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Jones (illness) is active ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

Despite logging a DNP on Friday due to an illness, Jones will suit up in Week 17. The third-year linebacker out of South Carolina has appeared in 14 games this season, logging 132 total tackles, including 13 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He'll look to cause problems for Tyrod Taylor and the Giants' offense Sunday.

Questionable to face Giants

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-29

Jones (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Jones was added to the Rams' Week 17 injury report Friday, logging a DNP with an illness. He's had a breakout 2023 in the middle of the Rams' defense, logging a team-best 132 tackles (67 solo) along with 4.5 sacks.

Dealing with illness

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-29

Jones (illness) did not practice Friday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Jones could be in jeopardy of missing the Rams' Week 17 affair after he was unable to practice Friday due to an illness. The third-year pro has started all 14 games he's appeared in for Los Angeles this season, logging 132 total tackles, including 13 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Jones will almost certainly carry an injury designation into the weekend after missing Friday's practice.

All over the place in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Jones finished with seven tackles, including a sack and two tackles for losses, and two passes defensed in the Rams' 30-22 win over the Saints on Thursday.

It was another productive game for the third-year pro, who is now sixth in the NFL with 132 tackles. Jones also has six passes defensed and regularly plays on more than 90 percent of the defensive snaps.

Second straight week with sack

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-18

Jones recorded seven tackles (two solo), a sack, two tackles for loss and a pass defended during Sunday's 28-20 victory against the Commanders.

Jones lit up the stat sheet in a variety of ways on Sunday, including a big third-down sack of Sam Howell in the second quarter. Jones now has 3.5 sacks on the year, and his 125 tackles are good for ninth-most overall in the league.

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