Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • 5'11"
  • 208
  • 22
  • 2 years
  • USC
  • 2018 R2 O, None
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Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 TB 9 32 23 44 1.9 1 0 9 7 33 0 77 1 0 0 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 4/16/2019 10:48am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones has impressed the team this offseason, general manager Jason Licht said Tuesday, April 16.

    Huddle Up: Jones, a second-round selection last season out of USC, was a rookie bust last season, rushing for all of 44 yards and a TD on 23 carries. Jones can hardly go anywhere but up, but don't be surprised if the Bucs draft another running back next week.

  • Posted: 3/2/2019 6:46pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones' chances 'were slim and none' last year, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'I think like every time he got the ball, someone was catching him right in the backfield,' Arians said.

    Huddle Up: Although the offensive line didn't do Jones any favors, his abysmal numbers are hard to justify under any circumstances. He's no more than a late-round lottery ticket at this point.

  • Posted: 2/25/2019 4:38pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is expected to receive a bigger offensive role next season.

    Huddle Up: Jones played in only nine games this season and recorded only 77 total yards and one touchdown. Owners can keep an eye on the situation during the offseason, but he probably will not be drafted in most leagues.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 9:15am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) will miss the team's Week 9 game with a hamstring injury.

    Huddle Up: The rookie second-round pick will miss his first game since Week 3, leaving Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers to handle the main RB load Sunday against the Panthers. Rookie RB Shaun Wilson will be active as well.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 10:49am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) remained out of practice Thursday, Nov. 1, as he deals with a hamstring strain.

    Huddle Up: No real surprise here as Jones is expected to miss a game or two, leaving Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers to handle the RB duties.

  • Posted: 10/29/2018 2:15pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) has been diagnosed with a strained hamstring and is expected to miss a few weeks, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Jones was receiving some playing time over the last few weeks but probably will miss multiple games because of the injury. Peyton Barber should receive a majority of the work at running back and could be a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues this week.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 12:34pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 8 game and will not return.

    Huddle Up: Jones has been receiving some touches over the last two weeks but could miss time depending on the severity of the injury. He has a chance to take over the starting job if he is healthy and could be owned in deeper leagues but is not a starting option at this time.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 5:50pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed six times for 13 just yards and a touchdown in the Week 7 overtime win against the Cleveland Browns and he added a 15-yard catch on his only target.

    Huddle Up: Jones had seven touches to 11 for Peyton Barber, but no one was able to go very far against a surprisingly stiff Browns run defense. The former USC standout Jones is only worth a look as a RB4 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 against the Bengals.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 11:58pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones carried 10 times for 29 yards and lost a yard while catching one of his two targets in Week 4 versus the Chicago Bears. Jones was inactive for the first three games of his career.

    Huddle Up: The Buccaneers had little choice but to activate their second-round pick after Peyton Barber averaged 2.9 yards per carry over the first three games. Ironically, Jones didn't fare any better against Chicago. Tampa Bay is going to need to do some soul-searching during its Week 5 bye, as its unexpected hot start has faded quickly. The Buccaneers desperately need big-play ability out of the backfield, which is something Jones can give them. Look for his role to continue to grow when the team returns to action in Week 6.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 9:15am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is active for the team's Week 4 game against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 30, 2018.

    Huddle Up: Jones, the Bucs' second-round pick out of USC, was a healthy scratch for the team's first three games, but with Peyton Barber producing only 124 rushing yards and one 7-yard reception in three starts, Tampa looks like it will see if the rookie can provide a spark. If he's been on your bench, keep him there for now and see what develops.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 7:42am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is expected to be active for Week 4's game against the Chicago Bears, according to a league source.

    Huddle Up: Jones had been deactivated for the first three games of the regular season, with Peyton Barber receiving the bulk of the playing time in the Tampa Bay backfield. Jones makes a risky play in all fantasy formats since it remains to be seen how involved he will be in the offensive game plan.

  • Posted: 8/30/2018 8:17pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed 10 times for four yards in a 25-10 preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 30.

    Huddle Up: Jones has struggled throughout the preseason, and it has opened the door for Peyton Barber to enter the season as the top back. Jones should still be rostered, but he will be a risky flex play heading into Week 1.

  • Posted: 8/24/2018 9:38pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed six times for seven yards and caught one pass for 37 yards in a 33-30 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions Friday, Aug. 24.

    Huddle Up: Jones hasn't found much room to work during the preseason. He could see his role gradually increase during the regular season, but Peyton Barber looks like the Tampa Bay back to own right now.

  • Posted: 8/21/2018 7:43am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is working on his skills as a receiver. 'In college, there's probably a reason they only threw to (Jones) 17 times,' running backs coach Tim Spencer said. 'But I think he's worked on his game, he's worked on his hands, his eyes. To me, (the thing) I see with him, is eye-hand coordination and following the ball, concentrating and believing you can get the job done.'

    Huddle Up: That first sentence is an eye-popping quote and certainly is an indictment on Jones at this stage of his young career. Peyton Barber has a firm grasp on the job, but Jones has upside as an RB4.

  • Posted: 8/18/2018 9:04pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed four times for two yards in a 30-14 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 18, but head coach Dirk Koetter said the performance had nothing to do with Jones' effort. 'We just haven?t been able to spring him loose,' Koetter said.

    Huddle Up: Peyton Barber appears to be ahead of Jones right now for early-down work, but Jones is the more explosive back and has the better long-term upside. Grab him as a RB4, and he could emerge as a flex option by the end of the year.

  • Posted: 8/10/2018 6:26pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones' performance in his first preseason game was called 'average' by head coach Dirk Koetter, but Koetter praised Jones for his pass protection.

    Huddle Up: Jones should receive his share of opportunities on early downs, and if he can continue to progress in pass protection, he could start to expand his role on passing downs and his fantasy value. He's a better option in keeper leagues, but he could be a useful flex play in redraft leagues by the end of the year.

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 8:26pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed eight times for nine yards and a touchdown and failed to catch his only target in a 26-24 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins Thursday, Aug. 9.

    Huddle Up: Jones was drafted to add some explosiveness to the running game, but it remains to be seen how big of a workload he will handle as a rookie. He has the most upside of any of Tampa Bay's back, but it's best to draft him as a RB3 for now.

  • Posted: 6/17/2018 11:05am ET

    Tampa bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones could post the biggest numbers of the team's defense-heavy draft class since he should get 15 to 20 touches per game, according to Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear whether or not Stroud meant he can see Jones eventually take on that kind of workload right away or down the road. It has been widely assumed and reported Jones will begin his rookie season by sharing early-down touches with Peyton Barber while ceding third-down work to Charles Sims. That should still be the expectation for now, but Jones is also a solid bet to move into the role Stroud is describing later in the season. He should be drafted as a RB3 but has immense upside.

  • Posted: 6/14/2018 10:56am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones signed his four-year rookie deal Thursday, June 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Jones provides the Buccaneers with an immediate threat out of the backfield, particularly in the passing game. He'll lose a decent amount of touches to Peyton Barber and Charles Sims, but Jones has RB3 appeal at worst with added value in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 6/5/2018 2:15am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is being envisioned as a 'three-down back' by running backs coach Tim Spencer, who added that he would want Jones 'to be able to catch the ball because we have some things we'd like to give him with his speed.'

    Huddle Up: Jones will be one of this year's rookies that is put in a meaningful position for his club right out of the gate, as it's even possible he leads the Bucs' running game in touches by the end of the season. Although Peyton Barber emerged at the end of last season and did a respectable job, Jones might have the higher ceiling, making him a worthwhile FLEX pick in fantasy drafts.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @NO 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @CHI 10 29 0 1 -1 0
6 @ATL 1 3 0 3 16 0
7 CLE 6 13 1 1 15 0
8 @CIN 2 -3 0 1 4 0
13 CAR 4 2 0 0 0 0
14 NO 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @BAL 0 0 0 1 -1 0
16 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0

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