After the Seattle Seahawks traded for Marshawn Lynch, the team waived Julius Jones. He wasn’t out of a job for long. The defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints are dealing with running back injuries and have signed Julius Jones. He will help the Saints stay afloat until Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas return from injury.
The Saints went shopping for a new running back after running back Ladell Betts struggled in Week 5 and was a main reason why New Orleans have now lost two games in a row. For the last two weeks, Betts and Chris Ivory were splitting carries for the Saints.
What is Julius Jones worth in fantasy football? As always, it depends on touches. But if he gets 12 to 15 touches in the Saints high-powered offense, he’ll hold quite a bit of value — until Thomas and Bush return, that is. Check to see which running backs the Saints have active this weekend. If Jones is active, Thomas and Bush are still injured, and only one of Betts or Ivory is active, Julius Jones becomes startable in fantasy football.