Posted: 9/12/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed four times for nine yards Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. He was held without a reception.
Huddle Up: A week after setting personal bests across the board, Jones was relegated to sparse utility as Peyton Barber was tasked with shouldering the load for 23 carries. The New York Giants are ahead, but the matchup is meaningless if Jones is an observer.
Posted: 9/12/2019 12:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is expected to see 'increased carries' in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: While it's clear Peyton Barber will remain the starter for at least one more game, Jones was clearly the best - and most productive - back in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Carolina surrendered 166 yards and two rushing touchdowns on the ground in the opener, so while the Bucs aren't the Los Angeles Rams in terms of the running the football yet, there's enough here for somewhat desperate owners to use Jones as a flex this week.
Posted: 9/11/2019 12:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Jones is coming off a very good Week 1 but still is not the starting running back for the Bucs. He should still receive a solid amount of touches this week and could be a flex option in some leagues.
Posted: 9/09/2019 3:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (toe) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Jones led the team in carries and rushing yards in Week 1 and appears to be on track to win the starting job. He has a chance to be at least a flex option in leagues this week if he continues to receive a majority of the touches.
Posted: 9/08/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones logged 13 carries for 75 yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 8. Jones also had an 18-yard reception on his lone target.
Huddle Up: There wasn't much to smile about for the Bucs offensively, but coming off a rookie season where he ran for just 44 yards Jones' 75-yard performance was a step in the right direction. His 14 total touches were more than Peyton Barber (10), and he was the choice late in the game. You don't want to read too much into one week, but if Jones outworks Barber again on Thursday night it's a good sign he'll be the lead option moving forward. If you need RB depth and want to take a leap of faith, consider adding Jones before TNF.
Posted: 8/23/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed four times for eight yards and failed to catch his only target in a 13-12 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Te be fair, Peyton Barber was even worse running the ball, but Jones has yet to show he can produce on the field when it matters. He has the highest ceiling of Tampa Bay's running backs, but he remains a boom-or-bust RB4.
Posted: 8/23/2019 1:08 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (knee) 'has had some busts in blitz pickup, and he's still working on his route running,' according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.
Huddle Up: Running backs coach Todd McNair also noticed during the offseason Jones was using "odd angles with his hands" when attempting to catch the ball. While McNair worked with Jones on that aspect of his game throughout the spring, it could explain why he has struggled to be a better receiver. The expectation is Peyton Barber will begin the season as the starter and Jones will get a chance to overtake him at some point. Both backs belong on benches in the majority of fantasy leagues at the moment.
Posted: 8/19/2019 10:08 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (knee) was out of practice Monday, Aug. 19, with a sore knee.
Huddle Up: Jones still has a chance to position himself for more playing time, but he's an RB4 for now.
Posted: 8/10/2019 3:08 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed four times for 18 yards in a 30-28 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, Aug. 9, after gaining 22 yards on a total of 28 carries as a rookie during last year's preseason.
Huddle Up: It is still just the preseason, but it is an example of how poorly Jones played as a rookie. He finished the regular season with 44 yards on 23 carries, but he looks poised to shatter those numbers and potentially challenge Peyton Barber for the starting role as a sophomore. He's a RB4 with upside.
Posted: 8/07/2019 5:08 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones could be more involved in the passing game if QB Jameis Winston sticks to his plan to check the ball down more this season. 'But sometimes checking that ball down is the simple decision,' Winston said.
Huddle Up: Jones has earned praise from Bruce Arians throughout the offseason, and he offers a level of explosive and versatility that Peyton Barber just can't match. Jones is a high-risk, high-reward RB4, but he could vault into RB2 territory if he unseats Barber.