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Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Draft: 2018 Round 2 (6)
College: Southern California
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 200 DOB: 1997-08-03 Age: 21
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#50 7 7.07

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 TB 2 11 32 2.9 0 5 4 15 3.8 0 4.7 2.4
2018 (Projected) TB   112 446 4.0 3   17 105 6.2 0 73.1  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
As a rookie, there's no proven NFL track record for Jones, but as a prospect, Jones draws an interesting comparison. Jones admits that he models his game after Jamaal Charles and his college production is somewhat similar.

The noticeable difference in their careers is the usage in the passing game. Charles was a much more established receiver coming out of school, but neither was used a significant amount and both averaged just over 1 reception per game during their final season. The biggest disappointment, if it can even be considered one, is Jones's slight drop in rushing efficiency under 6.0 yards per carry when his rushing attempts finally eclipsed 200 attempts.

Jones currently has an ADP of RB27 in the 5th round and it appears that he's in line for 15 to 20 touches per game, according to camp reports. Tampa Bay had an average offensive line for run blocking, according to Football Outsiders. They had a 20% stuffed rate which ranked in the middle of the pack. Luckily, it appears Jones won't be stuck behind a poor offensive line, but he's not jumping into a situation similar to Ezekiel Elliott either. At his current draft price, he's among the safest bets to have consistent volume which makes him a good bet to exceed his draft position.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Peyton Barber
RB2RB3 Ronald Jones
RB3RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers
RB4RB4 Charles Sims
RB5RB5 Shaun Wilson
Buccaneers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Bucs place Charles Sims on IR
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 23, 2:19 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs have placed Charles Sims on injured reserve, five days after the running back injured his knee blocking on the opening kickoff Saturday at Tennessee. The loss of Sims opens the door for rookie Shaun Wilson, an undrafted free agent from Duke. (Tampa Bay Times)

FFToday's Take: Jacquizz Rodgers also remains on the roster but the RBs to consider in Tampa are Peyton Barber and rookie Ronald Jones. Barber is expected to exit camp as the starter and is better equipped to handle passing down work than Jones. Barbers ADP is on the rise, but still represents a value at his current RB41 price tag in PPR leagues.

Peyton Barber has edge on starting job
HC Dirk Koetter comments on RBs
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 13, 1:00 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After an underwhelming performance by rookie Ronald Jones in the preseason opener at Miami on Thursday in which Koetter said the second-round pick from Southern Cal was "average," it appears as though Peyton Barber has a good grip on the position. "Peyton is our starter," Koetter said Monday. "We're definitely going to use Ronald Jones and take advantage of what he's going to do. We do have the two veteran backs behind him. Again, we've got three more preseason games. Let's just let it sort out a little more." (Tampa Bay Times)

FFToday's Take: We'll see if these public comments are just a way to light a fire under rookie Ronald Jones but at this point he is definitely behind Barber on the depth chart. Koetter's comments suggest this situation is in flux. In any case, Barber is currently a bargain in fantasy drafts as the RB61 (14th round) in PPR leagues.

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
4 at CHI L 10-48 10 29 2.9 0 2 1 -1 -1.0 0 2.8
6 at ATL L 29-34 1 3 3.0 0 3 3 16 5.3 0 1.9

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