Ronald Jones II or Royce Freeman

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  Royce FreemanR. Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
 
 
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  Royce FreemanR. Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at OAK vs. SF
Week 2 vs. CHI at CAR
Week 3 at GB vs. NYG
Week 4 vs. JAC at LAR
Week 5 at LAC at NO
Week 6 vs. TEN vs. CAR
Week 7 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 8 at IND at TEN
Week 9 vs. CLE at SEA
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. ARI
Week 11 at MIN vs. NO
Week 12 at BUF at ATL
Week 13 vs. LAC at JAC
Week 14 at HOU vs. IND
Week 15 at KC at DET
Week 16 vs. DET vs. HOU
Week 17 vs. OAK vs. ATL
  Royce FreemanR. Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts160.3122.2
Rush Yards594.4435.7
Rush TDs3.93.3
   
Receiving
   
Receptions15.117.9
Rec Yards101.7125.6
Rec TDs0.30.4
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points93.077.1
   
  Royce FreemanR. Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2018 Points 
Week 17.1
Week 28.8
Week 311.8
Week 412.72.8
Week 54.7
Week 62.21.9
Week 79.78.8
Week 80.1
Week 9
Week 10
Week 119.0
Week 121.7
Week 132.80.2
Week 143.60.0
Week 150.8-0.1
Week 162.10.0
Week 1710.3
  Royce FreemanR. Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
2018 Targets 
Week 10
Week 21
Week 31
Week 402
Week 54
Week 603
Week 701
Week 81
Week 9
Week 10
Week 111
Week 120
Week 1300
Week 1410
Week 1512
Week 1610
Week 17100
  Royce FreemanR. Freeman
RB - DEN
Royce Freeman
Ronald Jones IIR. Jones
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
 There is upside with Jones, but he was very bad last year and he's presently banged up. He's a fine bench add, but he's a gamble.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Freeman went 500/5 last season in a year where he got beat out by an undrafted rookie. There is a new regime in place and they seem to like Freeman, but I am trusting in Lindsay. Freeman will have flex appeal but nothing more. 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Even though he crushed my soul last season, I still haven't gotten off the Royce Freeman hype train. Last season Lindsay became the first RB since 2013 to have over 100 carries at less than 190 pounds. In fact, he joins just Chris Johnson as running backs to get over 190 carries at less than 195 points in that same time frame. Lindsay is just 185 pounds, has a lower BMI than Darren Sproles and Chris Thompson, and is coming off major wrist surgery. I would be surprised if he saw over 190 carries again this season, and I expect Freeman to get a lot more carries than people think. Freeman crushed Lindsay in yards per carry after contact, had a higher juke rate, and had more yards created per carry. It may not have looked like it, but Freeman was the better RB in certain areas last season. Freeman's problem was that he faced 8+ defenders in the box on 36% of his carries. That was the second highest mark in the league. If he can improve upon his receiving abilities this offseason (thus lowering the amount of times teams sell out to stop the run when he's in the backfield), then we should be just as excited to draft him as we were last season.As a 21-year-old last season he entered the NFL as a second round pick into a backfield that looked like it was all his. Because of that, there were reports that he didn't exactly put in maximum effort into his training and his health. So, during camp we all heard the reports that Barber was somehow winning the job. Jones proceeded to get 23 total carries…for 44 pathetic yards and a single TD. But here's the thing, he was an out of shape 21-year-old behind a terrible offensive line. In fact, he was hit at or behind the line of scrimmage on 13 of those 23 carries. Barber proceeded to take his 234 carries for just 871 yards…which is a garbage 3.7 YPC. He also gained just 92 yards on his 20 receptions. That's an embarrassing 4.6 YPR. So, what did the Bucs do in the draft and FA after that terrible season for the RB's? Nothing. They didn't draft any competition. The only back they brought in Andre Ellington in FA. This is now Jones backfield to lose. Unfortunately, there's a very real chance he actually loses it. The most recent reports indicate that this might be a committee, which isn't good news for a team that struggles to run the football, and doesn't pass to their RB's. Keep an eye on this situation.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
There are many who've written off Freeman as just a backup, while others are expecting his talent to shine through and earn a bigger role under the new coaching staff. The issue is that Phillip Lindsay is a better pass-catcher, which means he isn't going away. Still, Freeman will have a role in the offense, even if it's in a timeshare. He can deliver low-end flex numbers with RB2 upside if something were to happen to LindsayThe Bucs told us all we needed to know in the draft and free agency - they don't feel like they need to add another running back. No one is suggesting they're confident Jones will tear the league up, but you should be confident that he's the starter in Bruce Arians' offense, which has historically netted great results. Peyton Barber isn't the long-term answer, so look for them to find out if Jones is, which requires more than the 30 touches he got as a rookie
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
There are rumblings that this Broncos' backfield will be a direct split between Freeman and Lindsay and while that may sound bad, the Broncos have a strong run-blocking O-line that can support multiple fantasy relevant backs. The concern with Freeman is if he is in the same role as last year, rotting on your fantasy bench. There is, of course, the upside that Freeman runs away with the job or Lindsay is hurt, which could make Freeman the breakout fantasy RB of the season.Forget last year when Jones was dreadful under Dirk Koetter's offense and burred behind Peyton Barber on the depth chart. This is a new scheme with Bruce Arians, who just so happens to be a genius for running games. If Jones starts, he should fly up draft boards in August.