Ronald Jones
Ronald Jones
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $7.07 million contract with the Buccaneers in June of 2018.
Salvages day with score
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
October 13, 2019
Jones rushed four times for 10 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 37-26 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
If not for a five-yard touchdown in the second quarter, Jones' day would have been an absolute dud. As it was, he saw a very limited role with game script quickly turning against the ground attack. Peyton Barber also doubled up Jones in carries, keeping their timeshare as perplexing as usual. Jones will look to bounce back with more opportunities in a Week 8 matchup against the Titans following a Week 7 bye.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ronald Jones' 2019 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.
Broken Tackle %
9.5%
 
Positive Run %
77.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
69.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
3.2%
 
Touches Per Game
11.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
55.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
2.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
16.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
20.0
 
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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
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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.
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Modest numbers in division loss
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
October 6, 2019
Jones rushed nine times for 35 yards and secured two of three targets for 21 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-24 loss to the Saints on Sunday.
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Leads backfield, scores in win
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 29, 2019
Jones rushed 19 times for 70 yards and a touchdown and brought in his only target for 12 yards in the Buccaneers' 55-40 win over the Rams on Sunday.
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Totals 121 scrimmage yards
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 22, 2019
Jones carried 14 times for 80 yards and caught his only target for a 41-yard gain during Sunday's 32-31 loss to the Giants.
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Significant downturn in touches
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 12, 2019
Jones rushed four times for nine yards in the Buccaneers' 20-14 win over the Panthers on Thursday.
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Remains backup for Week 2
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
September 11, 2019
Coach Bruce Arians said Jones would stick in a backup role Thursday against the Panthers with Peyton Barber retaining the staring gig at running back, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
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