Bucs insider Rick Stroud believes RB Ronald Jones is unlikely to play against the Lions on Saturday. Jones is on the COVID list, and it sounds like he tested positive for the virus. That means he's out for at least 10 days from when he landed on the list, which would be through Saturday. Look for Leonard Fournette to again serve as Tampa's lead back in a juicy matchup vs. Detroit's league-worst RB defense.

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Bucs RB Ronald Jones (quad, finger) is active for tonight's game against the Saints. HC Bruce Arians said earlier this week that RB Leonard Fournette would get the start regardless of Jones' status, making Fournette the better fantasy bet.

Bucs RB Ronald Jones (quad, finger) has "a good shot to play" vs. the Saints today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jones participated in Saturday's walkthrough, although a final decision on his availability won't come until he gets to the stadium today. We'll find out whether Jones is active around 5 pm ET. HC Bruce Arians said earlier this week that RB Leonard Fournette will get the start regardless of Jones' status.

Bucs HC Bruce Arians labeled RB Ronald Jones (quad, finger) a game-time decision for Sunday's Divisional Round tilt vs the Saints. Arians added that RB Leonard Fournette will get the start regardless of Jones' status. That obviously doesn't guarantee that Fournette will end up leading the backfield in touches, but he's coming off a nice performance in last week's win and is the healthier of the 2 backs. Fournette looks like the better fantasy play this weekend.

Bucs RB Ronald Jones (quad, finger) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We'll see what he does on Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Saints.

Bucs RB Ronald Jones (quad) did not practice on Wednesday. HC Bruce Arians did say that Jones is improving and will hopefully be able to get back on the practice field tomorrow. We'll have another update on his progress then.

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