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Ronald Jones
ADP: 10.8
Bye: 8
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 24.8
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 208
40 Time: 4.53
Burst Score (Rank): 119.10 (53%)

Ronald Jones's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#49 Running Back

95.3 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
10.8 122.3 544.3 4.7 1.2 1.9 17 122.3 0.7

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Basic StatsRonald Jones's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Jones played behind Leonard Fournette in Tampa Bay last year, finishing with 428 yards and 4 TDs on 101 carries. He saw just 13 targets, catching 10 for 64 scoreless yards.
  • Jones ranked 60th among RBs in PPR points and 56th in non-PPR.
  • Jones finished RB25 and RB19 in PPR points the previous 2 seasons as the Bucs’ lead back. (RB27 and RB15 in non-PPR.)
  • His ranks in Pro Football Focus’ rushing grades over the last 3 years:
    • 2019 - 25th among 45 qualifiers
    • 2020 - 6th among 48
    • 2021 - 37th among 50
  • His ranks in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades:
    • 2019 - 41st out of 59
    • 2020 - 63rd out of 63
    • 2021 - 69th out of 89
  • Jones signed a 1-year deal with the Chiefs on the 2nd week of free agency. It’s a $1.5 million deal with only half of that guaranteed.
  • The Chiefs did not re-sign RBs Darrel Williams or Jerick McKinnon, who combined for 156 carries and 77 targets last season.
  • RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire returns for his 3rd season. The 2020 1st-rounder has missed 10 games and been mostly underwhelming over the past 2 years.
  • Jones beat Edwards-Helaire in PFF rushing grade each of the last 2 seasons, but CEH fared better in Elusive Rating.
  • Edwards-Helaire beat Jones in PFF receiving grade and yards per route run both years.
  • Kansas City lost WR Tyreek Hill, who averaged 9.2 targets per game over the last 2 seasons.
  • The Chiefs added WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and rookie Skyy Moore. They return TE Travis Kelce and WR Mecole Hardman.
  • The 2021 Chiefs ranked 3rd in Pro Football Focus’ run-blocking grades and 8th in Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Line Yards. They return all 5 starters for 2022.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Jones’ landing spot in Kansas City is intriguing. Even without WR Tyreek Hill, it’ll be a strong offense with a strong offensive line. Jones’ competition for snaps, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, has disappointed through 2 NFL seasons.

But Jones didn’t exactly light it up during his 4-year tenure with the Bucs. The fact that he got just a 1-year, $1.5 million deal from the Chiefs in free agency is confirmation that teams weren’t falling over themselves to add him.

Edwards-Helaire, who the Chiefs spent a 1st-round pick on just a couple years ago, should head to camp as the favorite for the lead job. We’ll see if Jones can push him.

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Jerick McKinnon, RB KC

12:23pm EDT 6/13/22

Chiefs bring back McKinnon

The Chiefs are re-signing RB Jerick McKinnon to a 1-year deal, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. We'll see what kind of money is involved here, but it's at least noteworthy that Kansas City let McKinnon toil on the open market for about 3 months. McKinnon came up big for the Chiefs in the playoffs, carrying 34 times for 150 yards and catching 14 of 17 targets for 165 yards and a score. RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire was limited during that stretch coming off a shoulder injury, though. And McKinnon totaled just 12 carries and 20 targets during the regular season. We'll see how this backfield shakes out this summer between Edwards-Helaire, McKinnon and Ronald Jones.

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Chiefs HC Andy Reid called RBs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ronald Jones a "good combo." Added Reid of Jones, “He’s a tough runner with good vision. I’ll take that, and he needs that opportunity to feel like he’s a major part of this thing. We’ll give him that." It sure sounds like the Chiefs view Jones as real competition for CEH, rather than an insurance policy. This will be 1 of the more important backfields to monitor this summer.

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NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Chiefs "plan to" sign RB Ronald Jones to a 1-year deal worth "up to" $5 million. We'll see how attainable those incentives look once the contract is finalized. We all knew Kansas City would be in the market for at least 1 RB after the team let Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon reach unrestricted free agency. The Chiefs reportedly negotiated with Williams before the start of free agency. We'd still bet on Clyde Edwards-Helaire leading this backfield in touches. Jones has flashed some rushing skills over his 4 seasons, but he saw a 3-year low in carries (101 in 16 games) last season and garnered only 13 targets. He looks interesting in mid-to-low RB4 range for now. We'll see whether K.C. is done adding to its stable.

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The Buccaneers have ruled out RB Ronald Jones (ankle) and WR Breshad Perriman (hip, abdomen) for Sunday’s game against the Rams. Perriman’s absence will leave opportunity for WR Cyril Grayson, if he’s able to play. Grayson is questionable with a hamstring injury that allowed him just 1 limited practice this week. Tampa also has WR Scotty Miller behind Mike Evans and Tyler Johnson.

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Bucs RB Ronald Jones (ankle) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for this weekend's Divisional Round game vs. the Rams. We'll see if Tampa gets RB Leonard Fournette back from his hamstring injury.

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Ronald Jones, RB KC
Dynasty MVP 73.4
Position Rank #47 RB
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Jones' rocky 4 years in Tampa certainly didn't point to big things for his 2nd contract. So landing in a K.C. backfield filled with Clyde Edwards-Helaire questions looks pretty good. We're still not expecting much from Jones long-term, though. So this year could present you with "sell" windows at various points.

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