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  • Ronald Jones II Has Upside Against Green Bay

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (quadriceps) said he's "good" after returning last week from a quadriceps injury in a win over New Orleans. Jones has since gotten in two limited practice sessions and seems poised to be out there again on Sunday against Green Bay. While he's likely looking at a timeshare with Leonard Fournette, Jones has the upside to be the better valued running back this weekend in DFS. He only had 13 carries last week but ran hard against the Saints' stingy run defense- it's also worth noting that he had 20+ carries in a game three times this season, one of which was against the Packers. Jones is riskier than Fournette but could provide more bang for your buck, especially if he runs like he did last week.

    Jan 21 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin Practice Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (quadriceps) and wide receivers Mike Evans (knee) and Chris Godwin (quadriceps) were all limited participants during Wednesday's practice. Jones was able to practice in a limited fashion last week before ultimately suiting up against the Saints, while Evans' and Godwin's reps are being managed as precautions. Jones has a good matchup against Green Bay's front, though he and Leonard Fournette are trending towards a timeshare after head coach Bruce Arians described them as a "1-2 punch." Meanwhile, Evans will likely tango with star corner Jaire Alexander on the outside, as tough a matchup as any. Godwin is due for a rebound performance after dropping a surefire touchdown last week and could see more targets if Evans struggles and Antonio Brown (knee) is banged up.

    Jan 20 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans Chris Godwin Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II Says He's Good

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (quadriceps) said he's all good and is already feeling better than last week when he was questionable heading into the Divisional Round against the Saints. Jones couldn't get loose during pre-game warmups before the wild-card win against Washington and didn't play at all in that contest, but he returned last Sunday and carried the ball 13 times for 62 yards in the 30-20 win over New Orleans. However, he saw four fewer carries than Leonard Fournette. The 23-year-old appears to be close to full health at this point, but his workload should be a concern for those that roster him in the NFC Championship, as Jones and Fournette appear headed for a 50-50 split in touches. Fournette had five catches on six targets for 44 yards and a touchdown against the Saints, too, while Jones missed his only aerial target.

    Jan 20 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II Picks Up 62 Rushing Yards In Return

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II carried the ball 13 times for 62 rushing yards in a playoff victory over New Orleans. Jones averaged 4.8 yards per carry and showed some good burst in his first game back from a quad injury. He ripped off a long run that was called back due to a holding penalty and appeared to grimace after the play, though he was never taken out. Jones was out-touched by Fournette 22-13, though he may eat into those carries a bit if he can put in a full practice ahead of next week's NFC title game against Green Bay.

    Jan 17 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II Receives Green Light To Suit Up Sunday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (quad/finger) has been given the thumbs up to take the field for Sunday's game versus New Orleans, marking his return following a one-game absence. Leonard Fournette served as Tampa's top back during the Wild Card round, but he is likely to see a decreased role with Jones cleared to suit up. Despite being banged up late in the season, Jones came just 22 rushing yards shy of 1,000 on the season, adding seven rushing scores, including one in each of his last two appearances. The Saints Defense has been among the game's elite this year, but for those fantasy managers who are committed to rostering a Bucs running back, Jones is the more coveted option.

    Jan 17 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II Has Good Chance To Play

    After not playing last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (quad/finger) went through a walk-through on Saturday and as a good chance to play in Sunday's NFC Divisional Round contest against the New Orleans Saints. Jones would split carries with Leonard Fournette, limiting the fantasy upside for both backs in a game where the Bucs are already facing a tough defensive matchup. Both players would still be playable in DFS, but would see their ceilings drop.

    Jan 17 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II A Game-Time Decision, Leonard Fournette To Start

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that running back Ronald Jones II (calf, finger) was feeling better on Friday, but he will be a game-time decision against the Saints in the Divisional Round on Sunday. Leonard Fournette will start the game. Jones was limited in practice on Thursday after not playing in the wild-card win over Washington. It sounds like Jones has a chance to see some action against New Orleans, but he won't start and will be an extremely risky fantasy selection in the Divisional Round. Fournette saw the lion's share of backfield work last weekend and had a season-high 19 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown on the ground, adding four catches for 39 yards. He'll have a much tougher go of it this weekend, though, against a Saints Defense that allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to RBs in 2020.

    Jan 15 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II Doesn't Practice Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that running back Ronald Jones II (quadriceps) didn't practice on Wednesday, but he's improving and is hoping to return to practice on Thursday. The 23-year-old couldn't get his leg loose in the wild-card round against Washington and didn't play at all, paving the way for Leonard Fournette to see the lion's share of carries in the backfield. Jones has an extra day to heal up, but he should be considered questionable and a pretty risky fantasy RB with the game against the Saints in the Divisional Round on Sunday night. Both Jones and Fournette will be volatile RBs this weekend against a Saints Defense that allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to the position during the regular season. There's also the possibility that Jones sees fewer snaps on Sunday if he returns to the fold.

    Jan 13 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II's Status Up In The Air For Divisional Round

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that he doesn't know if running back Ronald Jones II (quadriceps) will be able to play on Sunday in the Divisional Round against the New Orleans Saints. Arians said that Jones was fine last Thursday and Friday but was a little sore. The running back didn't feel like he could "open up" on Saturday, so he didn't play at all despite being active. Consider the 23-year-old highly questionable for now, and even if he's active, he could take a back seat to Leonard Fournette, who racked up 132 total yards and a touchdown in the wild-card win over Washington. Rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn and veteran LeSean McCoy could have bigger roles behind Fournette if Jones cannot play. The Saints Defense allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to RB2 in 2020, however, so this is an extremely difficult matchup for Tampa's ground game.

    Jan 11 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones
  • Ronald Jones II's Status To Be Determined

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (quadriceps) couldn't get his leg loose before the wild-card win over the Washington Football Team on Saturday night, and swelling he sustained during pre-game warm-ups forced him to stay on the sidelines for the entire game. Jones didn't exacerbate the injury, but his status for the Divisional Round is to be determined and will likely depend on how much he can do in practice this week. You took a fat zero if you had the 23-year-old in your wild-card lineups this weekend, and he'll be hard to trust again next weekend, even if he's active. Leonard Fournette saw a season-high 19 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown against Washington, adding four catches for 39 yards. The Bucs will face either the Rams or the Saints in the Divisional Round, setting up a tough matchup for Fournette and/or Jones in the next round of the postseason.

    Jan 10 · Source via Buccaneers Ronald Jones