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: 100.1
Avg Pts: 11.12
Rank: 26 RB
|Playoff Week 1||0.90||Ronald Jones II 9 rushing yds (0.90 pts)|
|Playoff Week 2||13.10||Ronald Jones II 80 rushing yds (8.00 pts)|
Ronald Jones II 41 receiving yds (4.10 pts)
Ronald Jones II 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||15.20||Ronald Jones II 70 rushing yds (7.00 pts)|
Ronald Jones II 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Ronald Jones II 5 yd rushing TD
Ronald Jones II 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Ronald Jones II 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that running back Ronald Jones II can do more in the passing game as his route tree grows in his second season. Jones has taken a big step forward after a terrible rookie season, and it looks like the Bucs are ready to put more on his plate in the passing game after he caught a career-high eight passes for 77 yards in the Week 10 win over the Cardinals. Peyton Barber was involved more on the ground last Sunday, but Jones managed to find the end zone on just 11 totes. Jones has RB2 upside the rest of the way, especially in PPR leagues, but he has a tough draw in Week 11 against the Saints.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed 11 times for just 29 yards in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals, splitting carries evenly with RB Peyton Barber. Jones also added eight grabs for 77 yards on eight targets.
Fantasy Spin: Jones is splitting carries with Ronald Barber, but he is easily the better option in the pass game. Treat Jones as a low-end RB3 in PPR fantasy leagues with lesser value in standard play. The Bucs host the Saints in Week 11.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II was expected to lead the Bucs backfield in touches in Week 10, and although he did, the results were mixed. Jones posted 106 yards and a touchdown on 19 touches but ended up fumbling at a key point in the fourth quarter. From there it was all Peyton Barber for the Bucs final drive, and he ended up scoring a one-yard touchdown. Jones and Peyton Barber both saw 11 touches on the ground, with the discrepancy coming through the air, as Jones hauled in eight catches to Barber's one. Had Jones not fumbled his status would be clear, but as of now it's unknown, and with a tough matchup against the Saints coming up in Week 11 he will be a tough sell as a starting fantasy option. For now, Jones will slot in as a middling flex option for that matchup.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II was given a vote of confidence after his Week 9 performance, with Bucs head coach Bruce Arians telling reporters that Jones "has earned the right to play a little bit more and start the ballgame." All Jones has to do now is take advantage of this opportunity, and with a plus matchup against the Cardinals on deck for Week 10 he won't have much standing in his way. The Cardinals are currently giving up a healthy 4.5 yards per carry, so Jones should be able to produce given an expanded workload. He will slot in as a mid-range RB2 for this matchup, but fantasy owners should keep an eye on his workload to confirm that Arians keeps his word.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that running back Ronald Jones II has earned the right to start and play more snaps ahead of Peyton Barber. It's about time. Jones has been the more explosive back for most of the year and just carried the ball 18 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the overtime loss to the Seahawks. Barber saw only four rushes for 15 yards and is averaging 3.3 yards per carry to Jones' mark of 4.1. If Arians holds true to his word, Jones could have RB2 upside in an excellent matchup against the Cardinals in Week 10. Pick Jones up off the waiver wire if he's available in your league.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones has earned the right to start and play more snaps, according to head coach Bruce Arians Monday, Nov. 4.
Fantasy Spin: The sophomore running back has scored three touchdowns over the last five games. He's averaging 4.1 yards per attempt across 92 carries and should be a safe flex option moving forward following the endorsement of his head coach.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones ran for 67 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and hauled in both of his targets for 15 more yards in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Fantasy Spin: Perhaps the most notable statistic from this game was the 20-4 edge Jones had over backfield partner Peyton Barber. It's not as if Jones was any more effective than Barber, but it could be argued that is evidence the former is starting to pull away from the latter on the depth chart. Jones' workload is still inconsistent enough that fantasy owners probably don't want to view him as anything more than a flex option, but he'll be worth using in that capacity in Week 10 versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II rewarded fantasy owners who took the risk of starting him in Week 9, touching the ball 20 times for 82 yards and a touchdown. In a backfield that is usually mired in a strict timeshare, Jones took absolute control, seeing 16 more touches than backfield mate Ronald Barber. Fantasy owners shouldn't get too comfortable though, as this situation is likely to shift right back to the timeshare it has been for most of the season. Jones has a plus matchup in Week 10 with the Cardinals coming to town but will be nothing more than a boom-or-bust flex option.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed 11 times for just 35 yards in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans and he added one grab for 17 yards on four targets.
Fantasy Spin: Jones didn't have a great day, but Peyton Barber was even worse with just 2.0 yards per carry on his 10 totes. Neither is particularly attractive in fantasy leagues right now, and should be treated as more of a low-end RB3 at this point. The Bucs travel to meet the Seahawks in Week 9.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II had 11 attempts for 35 yards in the loss to the Titans. Barber also had a catch for 17 yards, but as usual, he received nearly as many touches as Peyton Barber, who finished the day with 20 yards on 10 carries. Until Barber goes down with an injury, the distribution of carries will likely continue moving forward, with that trend continuing against the Seahawks in Week 9.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II currently finds himself in an unpredictable timeshare with backfield mate Peyton Barber, which is exactly the same position he started in at the beginning of the season. Jones put up a couple of solid performances this season but has otherwise been quiet from a fantasy perspective. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians will not commit to one back over the other, and until that situation changes, neither back is a trustworthy fantasy option. The Titans don't allow too many holes on the ground, and seeing as Jones isn't involved much in the passing game, fantasy owners are going to want to look elsewhere this week.
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.