Posted: 9/28/2020 2:56 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed 13 times for 53 yards and caught two of his four targets for 20 yards in a 28-10 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 3.
Huddle Up: While it wasn't an overwhelming stat line, but after Leonard Fournette had a big Week 2, Jones resumed the lead role, leading all backs in carries and touches. The chances of Jones breaking into the RB2 ranks this year seem slim, but he should have value as a flex option.
Posted: 9/20/2020 11:33 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed seven times for 23 yards and a score in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: The good news is Jones scored. The bad news is Leonard Fournette saw 16 total touches to just nine for Jones, and Fournette went over 100 rushing yards with two scores. As such, Jones is likely to see a limited workload and fantasy appeal heading into Week 3 at Denver.
Posted: 9/14/2020 6:15 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries and added two catches on three targets for 16 more yards in Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Box-score watchers will treat this effort as more evidence that Jones is a replacement-level back, but he repeatedly got more than what was blocked against what will likely prove to be one of the better defenses in the league. The coaching staff must have seen the same thing, as he finished with 19 touches to Leonard Fournette's six. Assuming Jones has a similar workload next week, he is well worth starting as a high-upside RB2 versus the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.
Posted: 9/03/2020 11:34 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones has the team's starting job out of the backfield and would 'have to screw it up' to lose it, according to head coach Bruce Arians Thursday, Sept. 3. 'I don't see that happening,' Arians added.
Huddle Up: Despite the endorsement, Jones' fantasy stock took a pretty major hit with the addition of RB Leonard Fournette. He's a risky RB3 in what's likely to be a 1A-1B situation in Tampa Bay this season.
Posted: 9/03/2020 3:33 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is 'our guy,' according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Jones certainly should be for the foreseeable future while Leonard Fournette learns the playbook. However once Week 4 or 5 comes around, all bets are off if Jones isn't tearing it up. He remains a high-end RB3 while Fournette is an RB4 to stash.
Posted: 8/30/2020 10:31 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (foot) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Jones appears to be on track for the start of the season and has been named the team's starting running back. He probably will also receive some targets in the passing game, which would help his fantasy value. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/28/2020 7:03 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (foot) suffered a left foot injury during practice Friday, Aug. 28, but head coach Bruce Arians said he does not believe the injury is serious.
Huddle Up: Jones may miss a few practices but does not appear to be in any danger of missing the start of the season. Jones has been named the team's starting running back and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/05/2020 5:51 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones will be the main ball carrier for the Buccaneers this season, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Jones rushed for 724 yards and six touchdowns last season and should improve those stats with more playing time and touches. He will be a part of one of the better offenses in the NFL and can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 7/16/2020 11:36 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones said he has been working on his hands this offseason in order to contribute more in the passing game in 2020. 'My hands are better,' Jones said 'Just catching more passes, every day. Like 300 a day on the JUGS (machine), and I've been working out here with high school and college quarterbacks and working with (Tom) Brady, so I've caught every kind of ball you can imagine. I'm ready for that challenge.'
Huddle Up: Jones gave way to Peyton Barber for some of the pass-catching work in 2019, but he will have an opportunity to step up with Barber moving on in free agency. Jones has 38 career receptions on 49 targets for 342 yards and no touchdowns. He should be viewed as the No. 1 RB in Tampa Bay and could be an excellent sleeper target in PPR leagues while working with Brady.
Posted: 7/16/2020 6:32 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones said he has bulked up to 225 pounds this offseason.
Huddle Up: Jones probably is the leading candidate for the starting running back job, but it is not known if he would have to share snaps with other backs. He can be considered at least a No. 3 fantasy running back if he receives most of the work in the backfield.