Posted: 10/04/2021 4:23 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones had six carries for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Jones' eight-yard run in the third quarter accounted for Tampa Bay's only TD of the night, but it's hard to feel good about his role when he logs six touches to Leonard Fournette's 23 on a rainy night that practically begged the Bucs to run the ball. It's hard to justify rostering Jones at this point outside of deeper leagues.
Posted: 9/27/2021 4:49 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed for 11 yards on five carries in Week 3 versus the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Jones did run with authority when he had the chance in this one, but the combination of the Rams' stout defense and Tampa Bay's continued lack of commitment to the running game - or a single back for that matter - will continue to drive fantasy owners mad. There is a case to be made Jones should be put on waivers in more casual leagues with no more than 36 total yards in any game so far. He certainly does not belong in fantasy lineups anytime soon.
Posted: 9/14/2021 5:40 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones will draw the start in Week 2 versus the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Jones was pulled from the game after coughing up the ball on his fourth carry in Week 1 and did not return because he "struggled mentally" to "get over" it, according to Arians following Thursday's game. It's yet another reminder of how unpredictable this backfield can be on a weekly basis. With that said, he is worth firing up as a low-end RB2/high-end flex option in what should be a favorable matchup against the Falcons.
Posted: 9/10/2021 5:45 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones had four carries for 14 yards against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1.
Huddle Up: On Jones' fourth carry of the night he had the ball punched out and recovered by Dallas, setting up a touchdown. Jones never touched the ball again. It underscores the downside of starting Jones, who topped 100 yards rushing four times last year but also finished with less than 25 yards on four occasions. That makes the USC product a risk/reward option each week.
Posted: 2/15/2021 6:24 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (finger) is scheduled to have the pin removed from his pinky Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Huddle Up: Jones rushed for nearly 1,000 yards during the regular season and posted 139 yards in three playoff games. He likely will be the starting running back if he remains with the Bucs and can be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/29/2021 2:33 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones led all qualified running backs with 7.2 yards per rush inside the tackles with seven or fewer defenders in the box, according to Next Gen Stats.
Huddle Up: Jones averaged 5.1 yards per carry overall and just missed out on a 1,000-yard campaign. A lack of involvement in the passing game caps his upside, but he should push for RB2 production in 2021, especially if the Buccaneers don't re-sign Leonard Fournette.
Posted: 1/22/2021 10:29 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (quad, finger) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Jan. 22, and removed from the injury report for the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Leonard Fournette has been a fantasy beast through Tampa Bay's first two playoff games, but that production has largely been a product of two touchdowns and a fair amount of work in the passing game. His rushing efficiency has remained right around his uninspiring regular-season levels. All of that is to say Jones should probably be considered the favorite to handle most of the rushing workload this weekend, which should be enough to make a strong contrarian option in DFS.
Posted: 1/21/2021 11:37 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (finger, quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 21.
Huddle Up: Jones shared playing time with Leonard Fournette in the last game but may see a few more touches this week. He can be a starting option in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 1/20/2021 11:40 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (quadriceps) said Wednesday, Jan. 20, he already feels better than last week and he's all good for the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers.
Posted: 1/20/2021 10:13 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (finger, calf) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Huddle Up: Jones ran 13 times for 62 yards against the New Orleans Saints last week after being considered questionable for most of the practice week. He should be more involved this week, but the game script isn't likely to be as favorable for the Bucs as it was in the NFC Divisional Round. Jones will be a touchdown-dependent fantasy FLEX option this week.