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RB Ronald Jones II - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 195Born: 8-3-1997College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: ---

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Nov 16): is out for this week's game.

General News (Thu Nov 15): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Nov 14): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 11: at New York Giants

All RB vs NYG

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Peyton Barber has spent almost the entire season as the Buccaneers' lead runner but averages just 49 yards a game at 3.74 per carry. Barber is a determined, fall-forward runner who absorbs contact and gets what's blocked. And he's by far the team's best and most dependable back. But he's nothing special in any area, and he lacks upside in a major way. Without wide creases, he typically brings little more than 3-4 yards and a cloud of dust, and this Tampa Bay line isn't built to blow holes wide open (just a C run-blocking grade in our Matt Bitonti's rankings). He's not particularly effective in short yardage, either, converting on just 6 of his 11 attempts thus far. That puts him in the strange position of being the bell cow back for a dynamic, high-scoring offense, yet wholly unattractive for fantasy purposes. The Giants run defense has been decent throughout the year but has trended downward over its last six outings. Over that span, runners have averaged a healthy 4.45 yards per carry, and 3 have topped 100 yards. Of course, the front office didn't help matters by trading away stud run-plugger Damon Harrison three weeks ago. This is now a fairly rudderless unit, helmed up front by the solid but inferior Dalvin Tomlinson and still plagued by mediocre linebacker play. Alec Ogletree remains a decent but flawed run-stopper, overrated for years by big tackle numbers. And while B.J. Goodson is a solid tackler in the middle, the rest of the rotation is unspectacular, suited better to defend the pass than the run. The saving grace is star safety Landon Collins, who's a beast in run defense but often doesn't come into play until a runner has broken onto the second (or third) level.

Recent Stats and Projections

7 vs CLE 29 6 13 1 1 1 15 0 0 8.8
8 at CIN 11 2 -3 0 1 1 4 0 0 0.1
11 at NYG PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
11 at NYG PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Ronald Jones II's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 8 vs CIN (2 / -3 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Despite some speculation that he would be handling lead back duties in week 8, Jones started the day as Barber's backup/change of pace. He entered the game in the 2nd quarter, carrying the ball twice and catching one short pass out of the backfield on the drive. Unfortunately, he injured his hamstring and was declared out after halftime. Jacquizz Rodgers operated as Barber's backup for the remainder of the game.

2018 Week 7 vs CLE (6 / 13 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Jones barely saw the field in the first half, working his way sparingly into the rotation in the 2nd quarter. Jones got some extra work in the 2nd half after Peyton Barber left with an undisclosed injury. Jones scored his first NFL touchdown in the 3rd quarter, punching in an easy one from the 2 yard line after OJ Howard went down just shy of the pylon on the previous play. Darby made nice catch in stride on a wheel route out of the backfield, picking up 15 yards on his only target of the day. The Bucs have not revealed any information yet about Barber's injury and whether or not he may miss time.

2018 Week 6 vs ATL (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Jones was used sparingly in relief of Barber. He didn't see the field until late in the 2nd quarter. Jones carried the ball once for a short gain, then caught a halfback screen on the next drive that picked up 10 yards. Winston hit him again out of the backfield on the next play for a short gain. Jones caught one more short out route late in the 3rd quarter, but didn't see many snaps behind Barber in the 2nd half.

2018 Week 4 vs CHI (10 / 29 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)

Jones entered the game after Peyton Barber and got less snaps, but he did out-touch the starter 11-8. Neither back had much of a chance as the Bucs fell behind immediately and had to try to throw the ball. Jones managed a team high 29 yards rushing. He secured a check down pass out in the 2nd quarter but was tackled behind the line of scrimmage on his only reception of the day.


Latest News

Buccaneers | Week 11 injury report for Tampa Bay (Fri Nov 16, 02:21 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (knee), S Justin Evans (toe) and CB M.J. Stewart (foot) did not participate in practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Giants. DE Vinny Curry (ankle) and RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 16, but also ruled out. C Ryan Jensen (hamstring) was also limited in practice Friday but is listed as questionable. WR Chris Godwin (ankle) and DE Carl Nassib (elbow) were upgraded to full practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DT Beau Allen (foot), RB Peyton Barber (ankle, shoulder), OT Demar Dotson (knee, shoulder) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Buccaneers | Thursday injury report for Tampa Bay (Thu Nov 15, 04:27 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (knee), S Justin Evans and CB M.J. Stewart (foot) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 15. DE Carl Nassib (elbow), RB Ronald Jones (hamstring), C Ryan Jensen (hamstring), OT Demar Dotson (knee, shoulder) and DE Vinny Curry (ankle) were limited. DE Jason Pierre-Paul (hand) practiced fully.

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Buccaneers | Wednesday's practice report for Tampa (Wed Nov 14, 04:26 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Vinny Curry (ankle), LB Lavonte David (knee), OT Demar Dotson (knee, shoulder), S Justin Evans (toe), WR Chris Godwin (ankle), DE Carl Nassib (elbow) and CB M.J. Stewart (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 14. DT Beau Allen (foot), RB Peyton Barber (ankle, shoulder) and RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) were limited participants.

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Buccaneers | Week 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers inactives (Sun Nov 11, 11:41 AM) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared C Evan Smith, OT Alex Cappa, CB M.J. Stewart, QB Ryan W. Griffin, DL Vinny Curry, DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches and RB Ronald Jones inactive for Week 10.

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Buccaneers | Week 10 injury report for Tampa Bay (Fri Nov 9, 03:00 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Vinny Curry (ankle), OL Evan Smith (hip, wrist), RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) and CB M.J. Stewart (foot) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 versus the Washington Redskins. RB Peyton Barber (ankle), OT Demar Dotson (knee, shoulder), WR Mike Evans (knee) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder, foot) participated fully in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and no longer appear on injury report.

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