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Ronald Jones II

Ronald Jones II

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 208 lbsAge: 23College: Southern California

Week 12 Outlook

Sun 4:25pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #22
Projection 12.8 pts


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I'm surprised the Bucs didn't just flat-out cut Fournette mid-game last week, as he dropped three easy passes from Brady. The only reason he was in there was due to Jones dropping his first target. Pass-catching has clearly been a problem for these two, but the Bucs really don't have any other options. Jones has now finished with 13 or less carries and 34 or less yards in four of his last five games, though he's still averaging a robust 4.93 yards per carry. The Bucs should be riding him a bit more, especially in a matchup like this against the Chiefs. They struggle to stop the run and it's nothing new. Over the last two years in this 4-3 scheme, they've allowed 2,784 yards on 592 carries (4.70 yards per carry) with 16 touchdowns on the ground. They've struggled through the air, too. That's evidenced by the 6.60 yards per target they've allowed to running backs, which ranks fourth-highest in the league. The problem all comes back to the Bucs needing to establish some sort of run game, unless they want to go toe-to-toe with Patrick Mahomes, which doesn't seem all that smart. After Fournette's disaster last week, I'd suspect Jones gets a decent run in this game, and considering there's 56-point total, he's in the high-end RB3 conversation who has more upside than most in that range, though you know his floor. Fournette is hard to recommend, even in a game there should be plenty of passing, as he likely lost a lot of trust last week. He falls into low-end RB3/high-end RB4 territory because there is a lot of potential in this matchup, making him hard to completely avoid. I'd pay attention to which running backs are active because we could see LeSean McCoy or Ke'Shawn Vaughn make an appearance.

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Ronald Jones II finds the end zone in Week 12

Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed nine times for 66 yards, adding a 37-yard touchdown reception while hauling in 1-of-2 targets in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact

Jones is clearly the top back in Tampa Bay ahead of Leonard Fournette. Jones' 104 total yards and a touchdown was the second time in his past three games in which he went over 100 and scored. Jones gets a bye in Week 13.

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Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts photo
Here's a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football ...
by FantasyPros Staff in FantasyNov 28, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 12RB #22RB #15RB #3136
Rest of Season RB #29RB #23RB #352
Dynasty ----
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Projections (Week 12)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week24002.4
Last 3 Weeks750.31.39.3
Season to Date68.50.52.410.3
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 11vs. LAR24002.4
Week 10@ CAR1921123.8
Week 9vs. NO9031.8
Week 8@ NYG23042.6
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. KC16th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesBYE, MIN, ATL27th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)MIN, ATL, DET6th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--7th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
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Most Accurate Experts
for Ronald Jones II
Most accurate experts for Ronald Jones II
1.Site RankingsRB #25
2.Christopher DellRB #30
3.Chris RaybonRB #22
T-4.Ken ZalisRB #24
T-4.Huseyin AksuRB #26
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