James Jones: Buying or Selling Packers WR's Value for Week 5

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IOctober 4, 2012

Jan 1, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) catches a pass as Detroit Lions cornerback Brandon McDonald (33) defends during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field.  The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones is worth starting for your fantasy football league in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts

Jones has had an up-and-down season so far for the Pack. 

He had a fantastic start to the 2012 NFL season when he caught four passes for 81 yards and a touchdown against the tough defense of the San Francisco 49ers.

Then he disappeared for all intents and purposes as it relates to fantasy football for the next two games against the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks—two of the best defenses against the pass in the NFL. 

Jones showed up in a big way in Week 4, catching five passes for 56 yards and two key touchdowns. 

The Colts haven't shown anything to this point in the 2012 season that leads me to believe this game will be anything less than an aerial showcase with Aaron Rodgers at the helm for the Packers.

This defense ranks No. 27 in the NFL at yards per passing attempt, allowing 8.1 yards per attempt. 

Furthermore, Jerraud Powers is the only reliable cornerback on the Colts roster at the moment, according to Pro Football Focus. Out of the 158 total cornerbacks PFF has evaluated so far this season, Cassius Vaughn is ranked No. 101, Justin King is ranked No. 134 and Vontae Davis is ranked No. 138. 

As a team, the Colts rank No. 17 in the NFL at defending the pass, according to PFF

Those numbers only back up what I already knew: Rodgers and his receivers are going to dominate. 

Jones is second on the team behind Jordy Nelson in receptions with 16, and he leads the team with three receiving touchdowns.

Furthermore, according to CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, Greg Jennings has been ruled out of this week's game with his nagging groin injury. 

Jones will play a major role this week in his stead, and he is a must-start this week against the Colts.


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