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Ronald Jones RB - TB

Experience: 1 YRS  
Height: 5'11"  
Weight: 205 
Bye: 7

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Bucs QB Jameis Winston said Tuesday that RB Ronald Jones has been "showing out" in OTAs. "I think it’s just his confidence and his comfort," Winston continued. "RoJo is a smart guy and he’s getting comfortable in this offense. No one is breathing down his neck, he’s more relaxed and he’s out there executing at a high level and you can really see what he can add to this team. I know how talented he is, that’s why he was a second-round pick." Jones had a brutal rookie season. But the Bucs made no significant additions to the backfield this offseason. And there's been a steady stream of positive buzz on Jones this spring. He's starting to look like an intriguing target in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.

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Bucs GM Jason Licht singled out RB Ronald Jones as the player who's most impressed the coaching staff this offseason. "His attitude, his willingness to do extra," Licht continued. "You can just see the confidence rising in him." Jones is coming off a brutal rookie campaign that saw him fail to pass Peyton Barber on the depth chart and average just 1.9 yards on 23 carries. Licht might be simply covering his butt after spending a 2nd-round pick on Jones last year. But it's also too soon to write off a guy who turns just 22 in August. Jones still has every chance to win Tampa's starting job in 2019.

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Bucs RB Ronald Jones will play against the Panthers this weekend, HC Dirk Koetter said Friday. The rookie has been either injured or a healthy scratch in 4 straight games. He’s unlikely to see more than a handful of touches on Sunday and isn’t a fantasy option. Peyton Barber remains a fine RB3 or flex.

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Bucs RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) was limited in practice all week but is out for Sunday’s game against the Giants. Peyton Barber will continue to dominate carries in Tampa’s backfield, with Jacquizz Rodgers playing on passing downs.

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Bucs RB Ronald Jones (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a chance to play against the Giants this weekend after missing the last 3 games. Jones isn't a fantasy option but would put a dent in RB Peyton Barber's value.

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Injury Predictor

Jones struggled through a hamstring injury in pre-draft season, but that followed a clean college career. He lost just a single game to a September thigh bruise in 2017. Jones increased his workload each year but caught just 32 total passes across 3 years. The 2nd-round pick enters his rookie campaign as the heavy favorite to lead ball-carrying duties for the Bucs but could see others lower his pass-catching ceiling.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.50 4.9% 55.5%
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Date Injury Analysis
Oct 28, 2018 Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Jones missed 4 games with a hamstring injury.
Mar 2, 2018 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jones injured his hamstring after the 2017 season and aggravated it running the 40-yard dash at the Combine.
Sep 16, 2017 Leg Thigh Bruise Jones missed 1 game during his final season at USC with a thigh injury.

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