Ronald Jones

Ronald Jones

24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Questionable
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 1/23/2022
Thu Practice: DNP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Jones' 2020 season was a roller coaster, but it ended with a ring so he probably has few complaints. He spent most of training camp expecting to be the starter, but then Leonard Fournette got scooped up after being waived by the Jaguars, and the 23-year-old suddenly found himself with real competition for snaps. Jones still had good stretches, including three consecutive 100-yard games Weeks 4-6 and a 192-yard display of dominance against the Panthers in Week 10, but he also had fewer than 50 total yards in five of his 14 regular-season games. Then, in the playoffs, Jones missed the wild card-round with a hip injury and worked behind a red-hot Fournette for the following three games. That doesn't necessarily mean Fournette will be the starter this year, but he's at least earned his shot to compete for the role this summer. Additionally, the Bucs signed Giovani Bernard as a potential passing-down specialist, and they still have 2020 third-round pick Ke'Shawn Vaughn hoping to earn some kind of role. Jones is probably the best pure runner of the bunch, but he's not especially good as a pass catcher or blocker, which has landed him in Bruce Arians' doghouse a few times the last couple years. While a full year in the top role could lead to a 1,000-yard rushing campaign with frequent TDs, Jones is also at risk of becoming a backup, be it in September or later in the year. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#86.86
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $7.07 million contract with the Buccaneers in June of 2018.
Another absence at practice
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ankle
January 20, 2022
Jones (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
There were positive signs from Jones earlier Thursday, when he was seen running at the back of the practice field, per Laine. However, Jones hasn't been able to cut on his ankle sprain since injuring himself Week 17 at the Jets. With just one more session to mix into drills this week, he may be trending toward a third absence in a row Sunday against the Rams. If the preceding comes to pass, the Bucs again may have to lean on Ke'Shawn Vaughn and Giovani Bernard (hip/knee) at running back because Leonard Fournette (hamstring) remains on injured reserve.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
Loading Fantasy/Red Zone Stats...
Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ronald Jones' 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
6.9%
 
Positive Run %
84.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
4.0%
 
Touches Per Game
6.9
 
% Snaps w/Touch
53.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
1.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
76.9%
 
Drop Rate
7.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.8
 
% Targeted On Route
14.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.70
 
Loading Advanced NFL Stats...
2021
2020
2019
2018
2021 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2020 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2019 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2018 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Tampa Bay BuccaneersBuccaneers 2021 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

60143%
00%
20715%
5138%
17713%
00%
14410%
4634%
514%
2821%
91%
00%
Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Ronald Jones lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
Detailed
Grouped
Side
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Team Alignment Breakdown...
This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Rams pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
LAR
vs Rams
Sunday, Jan 23rd at 3:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
66.7
 
Cornerbacks
68.7
 
Safeties
82.0
 
Linebackers
57.5
 
Loading Opponent Pass Defense Stats...
2021 Ronald Jones Split Stats
Loading NFL Split Stats...
Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ronald Jones' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.65 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.13 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ronald Jones
Weekly Rankings: Divisional Round Value Meter
Yesterday
Joe Mixon has a tough matchup at Tennessee on Saturday. See where he ranks in the RotoWire Divisional Round Value Meter.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Wild-Card Sunday Picks
5 days ago
Kevin Payne analyzes the Sunday wild-card slate as Dak Prescott could be at the center of the highest-scoring game of the weekend.
DraftKings NFL: Sunday Breakdown
5 days ago
Ryan Belongia breaks down the Sunday wild-card contests where Rob Gronkowski probably has the best matchup among tight ends.
Gameday Injuries: Super Wild-Card Weekend
5 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco dives into the injury landscape ahead of the NFL's first-ever Super Wild-Card Weekend.
Yahoo DFS Football: Wild-Card Sunday Picks
6 days ago
Sasha Yodashkin looks over Sunday's three-game slate as Travis Kelce tries to put together another big postseason, beginning with a clash against the Steelers.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
Free of the tyranny of Dirk Koetter's whims, Jones put together a solid second season that both highlighted his upside and made clear his limitations. Jones wasn't officially named the starter by new coach Bruce Arians until Week 10 last season, but he was productive when he got the touches, showing improved ability as a receiver and using his speed, burst and elusiveness to make defenses pay if they didn't wrap him up quickly. His broken tackle rate - one every 7.5 carries - ranked fifth among qualified rushers, and his 2.4 after-contact average was 13th. His blocking remained poor, however, and he was often replaced by Dare Ogunbowale on passing downs, a serious issue in an offense where it seemed like every down was a passing down. Jones stood atop the depth chart throughout training camp and never seemed to face real challenge from third-round pick Ke'Shawn Vaughn, but things got dicey in early September when the Bucs brought in Leonard Fournette. The Bucs figure to start the season utilizing a committee, one where Jones may or may not be the lead guy.
A second-round pick out of USC, Jones didn't get on the field until Week 4 of his rookie season and didn't get a carry after Week 13, as coach Dirk Koetter kept using Peyton Barber as his lead back even after a playoff spot was out of reach. Jones' final numbers were abysmal - not surprising given his inconsistent workload - but new coach Bruce Arians' offense might be just what he needs to unlock his potential, especially after the team gave him a vote of confidence by not adding competition in the draft. Jones showed tremendous speed, acceleration and elusiveness in college, and in a more dynamic scheme and playing for a coach willing to give him a chance, he could be headed for a breakout campaign. On the other hand, Arians likely plans to install a pass-first offense, and neither Jones nor Barber has shown much potential as a receiving weapon. It's anyone's guess how the snaps ultimately are divided in this backfield, with Andre Ellington potentially also in the mix.
The Buccaneers finally gave up on the idea that Doug Martin would be a consistent backfield weapon for them last year, and the front office wasted no time in finding his replacement, selecting Jones with the 38th overall pick in this year's draft. At 5-11, 205, Jones displayed breakaway speed throughout his college career at USC and likely would've done much better than his 4.65 40 time from the combine if he hadn't strained his hamstring while running (he improved to 4.48 at his pro day). Jones has a fluid, upright running style and doesn't take long to hit his top speed, displaying elusiveness in the open field and the ability to change directions on a dime. He wasn't used much as a receiver by the Trojans, but he's shown some natural ability in that area as well. Tampa has plenty of veteran options on the depth chart behind him, and concerns about his size could limit his touches out of the gate, but Jones figures to get every chance to prove he can be a difference-maker in the backfield.
More Fantasy News
Still not practicing
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ankle
January 19, 2022
Jones (ankle) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Ruled out for wild-card game
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ankle
January 14, 2022
Jones (ankle) won't play in Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Appears absent again
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ankle
January 14, 2022
Jones (ankle) wasn't spotted on the field during the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Still not practicing
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ankle
January 13, 2022
Jones (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, Carmen Vitali of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Not looking good for Sunday
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Ankle
January 12, 2022
Head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that he considers Jones (ankle) doubtful for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.