Ronald Jones

Ronald Jones

RB - TB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 208 lbs
Age: 24
College: USC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2021 Season Outlooks

Ronald Jones was an industry favorite of those drafters employing a zero-RB strategy in 2020, but the hype was deflated after the Jags surprisingly cut Leonard Fournette and the Bucs signed him. Although Jones flashed breakaway ability and more often than not looked like the most effective RB on the roster during the regular season, mental errors in the form of fumbles and dropped passes continued to plague him. At one point it looked like he was finally taking on the role Fournette ultimately earned in the playoffs, but then Jones got injured. Jones makes for a risky flier due to his unlikely role in the passing game and his uncertain role in red zone.
We know points will be scored in this loaded Bucs offense. Tampa Bay ranked 3rd in scoring last year; 7th in total yards. They brought the entire band back for another run.Entering the summer, though, we simply can’t rely on Jones to earn (and hold) a fantasy-friendly backfield role. And that’s because of continued backfield competition for both carries and receptions.He’s at least not coming at a premium with a current ADP approaching Round 9. But we’re likely avoiding this backfield outside of best ball drafts.  
Jones is entering his fourth NFL season having established himself as an effective rusher, but finds himself without a clear lead back role. The 2018 second-round pick shared the backfield with Leonard Fournette in 2020, with the duo playing 12 "full" games together. During those outings, Jones trailed his teammate in snaps (419 to 296) and targets (56 to 23), but led in carries (132 to 114). Jones has shown to be the better rusher of the two (his 5.1 YPC ranked seventh and his 2.4 YAC fourth among RBs), but Fournette isn't going away and Giovani Bernard is now in the mix for passing-down work. Jones will max out as a flex most weeks, but the 24-year-old is a very good insurance option in Tampa Bay's high-scoring offense.
The Tampa Bay running back logjam continues in 2021 with Leonard Fournette returning but also Giovani Bernard signing to occupy the roster spot departed by LeSean McCoy last season. Ronald Jones out-snapped Fournette on the ground be heeded to Fournette for the Super Bowl stretch run. Jones, turning 24 years old just before the regular season, enters a pivotal fourth season and coming off a quality 2020 surpassing 1,100 total yards and eight touchdowns while firmly in a committee.

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#78

PPR

#90

Half-PPR

#81

Superflex

#94

2021 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
758.3 5.9 15.3 108.8 0.7

2021 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#75

Pick 7.03

PPR

#85

Pick 8.01

Half-PPR

#83

Pick 7.11

Superflex

#97

Pick 9.01

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Medium

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