Ronald Jones II
RB - TB
Ronald Jones II, who had surgery to repair a broken pinky finger in December, will undergo another surgery on Tuesday to remove the pin that was put in.
Jones saw his role as the Buccaneers' primary ball carrier quickly diminish once the playoffs started. That could be due to his injury, Leonard Fournette's veteran status, or simply Bruce Arians' penchant for feeding the hot hand. Either way, the 2018 second-round pick is getting the pin removed from his finger and should have the injury completely in his rearview mirror before the next season kicks off. Right now, the Buccaneers' backfield is surrounded by question marks. With Fournette's contract done and second-year Ke'Shawn Vaughn hoping to expand his role, Jones's volume and role are tough to project heading into 2021. Some clarity should develop after the team addresses needs in the draft and free agency over the next few months.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones II carried 12 times for 61 yards in Sunday's 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jones started the game strong, converting a couple first downs and flashing some strong cuts in lanes between the tackles. However, Fournette ended up out-touching Jones in the second half of the Super Bowl, as his aggressive running style helped wear down the Chiefs defense including a 27-yard touchdown run to put the game on ice. Fantasy managers should temper expectations for Jones if he returns to Tampa Bay in 2021, as Fournette seems to be the clear front-runner in the Buccaneers offense moving forward based on his performances throughout the 2020 postseason.
Ronald Jones II carried 10 times for 16 yards in a 31-26 NFC Championship game win against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Jones was relegated to the second-back in the Bucs' running back rotation, getting out-touched by Leonard Fournette and seeing zero involvement in the passing game, ceding all seven targets to Fournette. While Jones was a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3 throughout the regular season, Fournette has shown to be more reliable in big moments and could limit Jones' opportunities and fantasy ceiling if both backs return to Tampa Bay for the 2021 season.
Bucs RB Ronald Jones II (quad) was a full participant in Friday's practice.
This is an upgrade for Jones after he was limited on both Wednesday and Thursday. Leonard Fournette has been running hot, however, and might still get the start on Sunday afternoon. This makes Jones a better tournament play for DFS purposes.
Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones II (quad) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice but said he's "all good" and is expected to suit up against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.
Jones rushed for 62 yards in the team's 30-20 win against the Saints in the NFC Divisional Round and will continue to operate as a 50/50 time share out of the backfield with Leonard Fournette. Jones was given eight less opportunities than Fournette last week but is reportedly feeling better than he did in practice last week and is "all good" for Sunday's showdown against the Packers in the NFC Championship game.
Melvin Gordon III RB-DEN
recommended by 84% of experts
Kareem Hunt RB-CLE
recommended by 90% of experts
Damien Harris RB-NE
recommended by 27% of experts
Raheem Mostert RB-SF
recommended by 33% of experts
|View Overall Accuracy Rankings|