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Ronald Jones II

Ronald Jones II

RB - TB

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 208 lbsAge: 24College: Southern California

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 32nd (hard)
Draft Rank (ECR) #88
Best / Worst #54 / #143
ADP #96

Roster %

 
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91%
 
ESPN
73%
 
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As you survey the raw statistics from Tampa's backfield during the 2020 NFL regular season, it's pretty easy to see that Jones was the better RB. On 192 carries, Jones averaged 5.1 YPC compared to Fournette's 3.8 YPC on only 97 attempts. All logic points to Jones being the starting RB, but Arians' concern with fumbles has made this situation extremely murky from a fantasy perspective. After Fournette emerged in the NFL Playoffs last year, it seems like Jones might be destined for a rotational role again this season. While he'll most likely be incredibly efficient again, it's not going to lead to much consistent fantasy production. With that being said, this situation is far from locked in and Jones could win this starting job outright during training camp. As a RB3 on your roster, Jones is worth taking the shot on to see if he can keep up his incredible play and be a consistent fantasy option for your lineup.

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Ronald Jones impressing coaches and looks primed for a big year

Ronald Jones is showing zero hesitation in hitting his holes, turning the corner on outside runs, and appears locked in during his contract year.

Fantasy Impact

Fantasy managers tend to overlook just how effective Jones was rushing the ball in 2020. He was sixth in yards per carry and led the NFL in yards after contact per attempt. Even if you're concerned about Leonard Fournette and the addition of Giovani Bernard, all of those question marks are built into his current price. He's currently being drafted at RB30, yet the former Trojan finished last season as RB16. The addition of Bernard does not likely impact RoJo since he is not used in a pass-catching role and at this stage of Bernard's career, he's not a threat carrying the football. While fantasy managers are unlikely to forget Fournette's dominant playoff run, Jones was still a valuable fantasy asset last season. With his depressed ADP, fantasy managers should be looking to capitalize on RoJo as a guy who is capable of providing RB2 numbers with the upside for even more if Fournette gets hurt. The Buccaneers have one of the best defenses in the NFL and a powerful offensive line. The combination of these two is excellent news for any running back and fantasy football manager looking to invest in such a situation. The current state of affairs may appear muddy, but RoJo's role in this offense is clear and at his current price, fantasy managers shouldn't be shying away.

Robert Lorge - 1 week ago
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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftRB #32RB #23RB #48111
Dynasty ----
ADP
ConsensusESPNRTSportsFantraxFFC
Overall#96#119#80#79#82
Running Backs#35#35#32#35#35
ECR vs ADP
Projections
(2021)
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Projections (2021)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
162.9732.65.416112.80.31.4131.8
History
Statistics
(avgs.)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week781013.8
Last 3 Weeks74.70.70.714.8
Season to Date69.90.5211.3
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. ATL781013.8
Week 14vs. MIN801114.4
Week 12vs. KC660116.3
Week 11vs. LAR24002.4
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2021)
OppSummary
Next Gamevs. DAL8th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesATL, LAR, NE29th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)BUF, NO, CAR21st easiest opponents
Rest of Season--32nd easiest remaining opponents
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T-1.Kyle RichardsonRB #34
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3.Dave KlugeRB #30
4.Tal MalachovskyRB #35
5.Jacob HubmanRB #31
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