College: USC | 2 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 208 lbs
Birth Date: 8/3/1997
Depth Chart: RB1.2
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
Jones was a big disappointment his rookie year, rushing 23 times for 44 yards. He averaged just 1.9 yards per carry and couldn't beat out Peyton Barber for more playing time. Jones is not guaranteed going anything going forward. He will get a chance to win the starter's job but after last year, that might be a long shot for Jones. He really struggled with his chances last year. Jones is an electric back with big-time big-play ability. He has great moves and vision. He lacks some ideal size to be a three-down back and does not make many big plays after contact.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Jones will go much lower in drafts this year after his disappointing rookie season. We wouldn't write him off just yet because he is really young and talented, but proceed with caution. The Bucs are not going to just hand him work. Take him as a reserve back and hope for big step forward. He can get around 600 total yards with a few scores.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Dare Ogunbowale led the backfield with 46 offensive snaps played in the Week 6 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Peyton Barber played 19 snaps and Ronald Jones saw just 13.
Fantasy Spin: Ogunbowale was rarely used when on the field, rushing just once for a three-yard touchdown while catching three of five passes for 22 yards. The Bucs trailed by large amounts for much of the game so this one-game sample shouldn't be worth much. Jones remains the most appealing of the three.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II was unable to get going Sunday, gaining only 10 yards on four carries, but did score a touchdown to save his day. Jones again fell victim to the Bucs unpredictable backfield rotation after starting to seemingly separate himself from the pack, seeing fewer snaps and touches than fellow backfield mate Peyton Barber in Week 6. It will be hard for fantasy owners to trust any of the Bucs running backs until something changes in that backfield. Until then they can both be considered very low-end bye week fill-in options. The Bucs are off in Week 7 before a tough matchup against the Titans in Week 8.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed for 10 yards and one touchdown on four carries against the Carolina Panthers in Week 6.
Fantasy Spin: Jones started the season off strong but has been held to 45 yards over the last two games. He has a chance to take over the starting job at some point but should be kept on the bench for the time being.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II disappointed fantasy owners in Week 5 and will look to get back on track against a porous Carolina Panthers run defense in Week 6. Jones had started to establish himself as the lead back in a messy Bucs backfield, only to receive just one more touch than Peyton Barber and watch from the sidelines as he vultured a touchdown in Week 5. Jones could be looking at a healthy amount of touches if the Bucs decide to lean on the run, and that could very likely be the case with the Panthers 24th-ranked run defense standing in their way in a neutral-site game in London. It's always hard to trust a Bucs running back, so fantasy owners should temper expectations, but Jones will slot in as a flex option in Week 6 with the ability to put up low-end RB2 numbers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed nine times for a team-best 35 yards in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints and he added two grabs for 21 yards on three targets.
Fantasy Spin: Jones and Peyton Barber didn't do much on the ground, although the latter was able to pierce the end zone at least. He'll look for better results against the Carolina Panthers in London next weekend.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II has started to separate himself from fellow backfield mate Peyton Barber over the last two weeks. Jones has 33 touches for 203 yards since Week 3, with Barber touching the ball 22 times for just 74 yards over the same period of time. Head coach Bruce Arians was clear when the season started that he would ride the hot hand, and it looks like Jones is that guy at the moment. Jones has a solid matchup in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints, who are giving up a healthy 4.5 yards per carry to opposing running backs through the first four weeks of the season. Jones profiles as an excellent bye week fill-in or flex option this week, and looks like the best fantasy option in the Bucs backfield going forward as long as he continues to produce.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed 19 times for 70 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 12 yards in a 55-40 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: It was Jones' first score of the year, but it was the third time in four games he has logged double-digit carries and topped 80 total yards. After a horrible rookie year, Jones looks to be a viable flex option this season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II is coming off his most productive game of the season in Week 3, but expecting him to build off of that performance may be too much of an ask. Jones and the Bucs travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams in Week 4, and while the Rams run defense isn't the strongest, the likelihood of a negative game script along with no way of knowing which running back the Bucs will feature makes Jones a very risky start. The Bucs backfield is not trustworthy at all at the moment, and until something changes Jones will remain a low-upside, bye-week streaming option.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II totaled 80 yards on 14 carries while adding an additional 41 yards on one reception to lead the Bucs backfield in Week 3. His usage was a total turnaround from Week 2, where Jones saw just four carries, but it continues the trend of a seesaw Bucs backfield. Jones didn't face the stiffest test this week, facing a Giants squad that had allowed 240 yards on the ground through two games, so this outing should be taken with a grain of salt. Jones is not a trustworthy fantasy option as long as the Bucs backfield remains a guessing game. He faces a stiff test in Week 4 with the Los Angeles Rams on deck and is not a recommended play.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed 14 times for 80 yards in Week 3 against the New York Giants and he added one reception for 41 yards on his only target.
Fantasy Spin: Jones has been outstanding at home, running 27 times for 155 yards with two catches for 59 yards, and he did nothing in his one game on the road. The bad news for Jones and his fantasy owners is that the Bucs are on the road in Week 4 against the Rams. Treat him as a low-end RB3 at best.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II faces a relatively weak Giants Defense in Week 3, but that pretty much sums up the good news when it comes to the second-year running back. After an encouraging Week 1 performance, Jones, who was rumored to be the No. 1 back in Week 2, ended up touching the ball just four times compared to 23 for Peyton Barber. Until the Buccaneers backfield situation gets sorted out, Jones holds very little fantasy value and can be safely ignored against the Giants in Week 3.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II had just nine yards on four carries during the win over the Panthers on Thursday night. After an efficient Week 1 performance against the 49ers on Sunday, Jones fizzled out against Carolina despite rumblings of an expanded role moving forward. Nonetheless, the situation in the Bucs' backfield likely won't be getting any clearer in the weeks ahead, and as a result, Jones should be left on fantasy benches for now until he performs consistently on a week-to-week basis.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
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.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II has been rumored to become the teams No. 1 option; however, head coach Bruce Arians indicated that Peyton Barber will remain the starter, at least for now. Jones outperformed the latter in Week 1 against the 49ers, racking up 13 carries for 75 yards while Barber, who saw fewer snaps than running back Dare Ogunbowale, ran for just 33 yards on eight attempts. Arians has been impressed by the 22-year-old, and it wouldnt be unreasonable for him to be heavily involved against Carolina in Week 2. If you are in need of a back, the upside is there for Jones on Thursday night.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones led the team with 75 rushing yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but head coach Bruce Arians confirmed RB Peyton Barber remains first in line for touches heading into Week 2. 'If Peyton gets a little tired, he will get (Jones) in there,' Arians said Wednesday, Sept. 11. 'And if he has the hot hand, he stays in there until he gets tired.'
Fantasy Spin: Jones looked good in the opener, and if he is available off the waiver wire he is a good addition to stash away for future use. Barber wasn't very impressive, and if Jones outshines him again, it might just be a matter of time before the 2018 second-round pick is featured more.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: 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.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II, who had just 13 yards on five attempts in nine games in a dreadful rookie season, looked good in Week 1 with 13 carries for 75 yards (5.77 yards per carry). Jones shined in the preseason while looking faster, more athletic and more fluid with his hands. "I dont know if [his hand] couldve gotten any hotter unless he [would have] run through the last one and scored a couple times, Head Coach Bruce Arians said of Jones performance on Sunday. Peyton Barber will get the start on Thursday against the Panthers, but Jones could see more work for a second straight week if he continues to look good. Jones has the most upside in this committee and is worth waiver wire consideration.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber will get the start again in Week 2 over Ronald Jones, although head coach Bruce Arians suggested he will go with the 'hot hand' after Jones gets a chance to mix in.
Fantasy Spin: Jones won Round 1 pretty convincingly, piling up a career-high 93 yards on 14 touches against the San Francisco 49ers, while Barber tallied 45 yards on 10 touches. It's unknown at this point whether Arians is trying to make Jones earn the job or not, but he's the only back on the roster with the explosiveness and pedigree to emerge as a potential bell-cow. Whether that is allowed to happen or not is another story. For now, owners should let this play a little bit longer and treat Jones as a low-floor flex.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Sept. 10. TE O.J. Howard (ankle), RB Ronald Jones (toe), DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches (finger), LB Devin White (illness) and WR Bobo Wilson (ankle) were listed as full participants in practice Tuesday.