RB Ronald Jones II - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 195Born: 8-3-1997College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 2, pick 2018

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17 vs ATL 23 11 106 0 2 2.0 10 0 1 9.6

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

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 17 vs ATL (11 / 106 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Jones started his day off poorly with an ugly fumble on his first carry of the game that was totally due to his lack of ball security. He didn't get warmed up until the 3rd quarter, when he recorded his longest run of the day, a beautiful 33 yard run off right tackle in that saw him power through tackle attempts and tip toe the sideline. Jones then peeled off runs of 8, 25, 16, and 8 yards on Tampa Bays next offensive drive. Jones fumbled again late in the 4th quarter, but fortunately kicked the ball out of bounds in the process. Jones caught a swing route out of the backfield for a 10 yard gain later in the 4th. Jones finished the day with his first 100+ rushing performance of his career.

2019 Week 16 vs HOU (14 / 77 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Jones benefited this week from Peyton Barber's benching after a 2nd quarter fumble. Jones picked up the majority of his yardage on a beautiful 1st quarter run off left tackle that showcased some great open-field cuts and a nice stiff arm from Jones, who crossed the field and turned up the right sideline before being pushed out of bounds for a 49 yard gain. Jones scored on a nice cutback behind the left guard from 4 yards out in the 2nd quarter. Jones secured three of his four targets in the passing game, with one drop on a screen pass. He had a short gain on a checkdown pass in the 3rd quarter, then picked up a few more yards on crossing route late in the 4th. He leaked out of the backfield and picked up 23 yards against a prevent defense late in the 4th quarter.

2019 Week 15 vs DET (11 / 23 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)

Jones started the day off with a nice 26 yard gain on an out route out of the backfield on his first touch, but picked up only 23 yards rushing for the rest of the day on 11 carries. He could not reel in either of his other targets in the passing game.

2019 Week 14 vs IND (11 / 36 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)

Jones started the game, but he and Barber posted nearly identical stat lines on the ground with 11 carries each. Neither found the end zone. Jones got a couple more looks in the passing game, managing 23 yards on 5 targets. Dare Ogunbowale continues to be featured in passing situations, especially the two minute drill.

2019 Week 13 vs JAX (6 / 8 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Jones got the start, but Peyton Barber jumped in on the second drive of the game and scored on a well-blocked 15 yard touchdown run. The Bucs continued to feed Barber as the "hot hand" from then on, and he scored another touchdown on the next offensive drive as Jones took a backset for the day. Jones finished with just six carries and no targets.

2019 Week 12 vs ATL (12 / 51 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Jones had a solid but not spectacular day as he led the backfield in carries and targets, losing a few touches to Barber and Ogunbowale. Jones broke several tackles as he took off on a 25 yard romp in the 3rd quarter, his longest carry of the day. He capped the same drive with a strong 4 yard touchdown run between the tackles. He secured all three of his targets but couldn't break any big gains in the passing game.

2019 Week 11 vs NO (4 / 13 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 1 / 0 rec)

Jones led the team with 4 carries on a day with no ground production whatsoever. He caught a screen for a short gain in the 4th quarter. Ogunbowale got the only goal line carry.

2019 Week 10 vs ARI (11 / 29 / 1 rush, 8 / 8 / 77 / 0 rec)

Jones wasn't able to break any particularly long runs-his longest tote was an 11 yard carry off left tackle in the 3rd- but he was a force in the passing game, securing all 8 of his targets. He took a dumpoff pass from Winston and turned it into a 16 yard gain, converting 3rd and 15 in the 1st quarter. A few plays later, he caught a well-executed screen pass for a 17 yard gain. Jones capped the drive with a strong touchdown run from the Arizona 7 yard line, spinning off of a tackle at the second level. Jones looked good in the first half, but his performance was marred by a brutal fumble in the 4th quarter. Jones caught a checkdown pass and was too casual with his ball protection, letting the ball slip loose as he ran for extra yards after the catch. Jones didn't see any more snaps as Peyton Barber scored the game winning touchdown on the final drive of the game.

2019 Week 9 vs SEA (18 / 67 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Jones appears to have taken control of the backfield as he drew the start and out-touched Barber 20-4 with 18 carries and two catches. Jones scored on a gritty touchdown run early in the 1st quarter, punching the ball in from the 8 yard line after a holding penalty set the Bucs up inside the Seattle red zone. He wasn't able to break any particularly long runs, as his longest run of the day was a 15 yard gain off right tackle late in the 4th quarter. Jones caught a short out route from the backfield for a minimal gain in the 3rd quarter. He leaked out of the backfield and caught a crossing route for a 12 yard gain, helping to set up the game-tying touchdown at the end of the 4th quarter.

2019 Week 8 vs TEN (11 / 35 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Jones basically split backfield duties with 11 carries to Peyton Barber's 10. He had a better average, though neither back had any success at breaking big plays. Jones picked up a 7 yard carry in the 3rd quarter for his longest tote of the day. He managed to secure one target for a 17 yard gain. Jones did not get any carries in the red zone, though fellow backs Barber and Ogunbowale both got opportunities at the goal line.

2019 Week 6 vs CAR (4 / 10 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Jones was still behind Barber for carries and Ogunbowale for targets, but he did manage a touchdown this week. He showed off some nifty moves between the tackles on his scoring run, as he sidestepped one tackler before plowing ahead into the end zone in the 2nd quarter. The offensive game plan featured Ogunbowale heavily after the Buc fell behind early. Jones wasn't targeted in the passing game this week.

2019 Week 5 vs NO (9 / 35 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Barber got the start, but Jones mixed in evenly and finished the day with more touches and yards, though Barber scored the only rushing touchdown of the day. Jones' longest run of the day was a 14 yard carry off right tackle in the 2nd quarter. Jones caught a well-timed halfback screen for a gain of 10 and a swing route for another first down pickup in the 2nd quarter.

2019 Week 4 vs LAR (19 / 70 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Barber scored on a short run on the opening drive, but the backfield was all Jones after that, save for a few carries by Barber and a few targets for Ogunbowale. Jones exploded up the middle for a 25 yard gain in the 2nd quarter, showing off a nifty spin move, but the play was called back for an illegal shift penalty. He scored from a few yards out at the end of the 2nd quarter, carrying off right tackle. Jones was featured heavily in the 2nd half. He had another big run down called back for a holding penalty in the 3rd quarter. Jones caught a short out route in the 3rd quarter to pick up a 3rd down conversion. Jones appears to be pulling ahead of Barber for backfield duties with Ogunbowale still working in some situations like the two minute drill.

2019 Week 3 vs NYG (14 / 80 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 41 / 0 rec)

Barber was the first back to see the field, but Jones got involved in the action early in the 1st quarter, outperforming Barber handily by the end of the game. Jones' only target of the day was a perfectly executed halfback screen that he broke down the left sideline for a gain of 41 yards late in the 1st quarter. Jones continued running strong in the second half, ripping off his longest run of the day(25 yards) in the 4th quarter.

2019 Week 2 vs CAR (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

It was a slow day for any Tampa Bay halfbacks not named Peyton Barber. Jones had an impressive 12 yard carry off right tackle in the 3rd quarter, breaking several tackles and moving the pile for a first down, but he lost yards with his few other carries. Jones was not targeted in the passing game.

2019 Week 1 vs SF (13 / 75 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Jones entered the game in relief of starter Barber later in the first quarter. His first run was a hard charge up the middle of the defense for 10 yards. He converted 3rd and 17 with hard running after catching a swing pass out of the backfield in the 2nd quarter. Three receivers lined up on the left side of the formation and faked deep routes before blocking for Jones, who broke a couple of tackles and tip toed his way up the sideline for the conversion. Jones didn't really get rolling on the ground until the 3rd quarter, carrying the ball with authority between the tackles and picking up several first downs on the ground. He dodged a tackle in the backfield with a wicked stutter-step on one particularly nifty play. Jones was pretty much featured from that point on, logging several impressive carries in the 4th quarter, all between the tackles as he out-carried Barber 13-8 on the day and appeared to run with a little more juice in his legs.


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