Fantasy Football Ronald Jones II: 2018 Player Profile

Fantasy Football Ronald Jones

If you are looking for someone to replace Doug Martin in your heart, then this fantasy football Ronald Jones II player profile will help fill the void. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best running back value lies.

Fantasy Football Ronald Jones II

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: Number 37 among running backs.  Number 95 overall.

PPR: Number 37 among running backs.  Number 99 overall.

 

Fantasy Football Ronald Jones II Stats:

Overview: Before the preseason, Ronald Jones looks well on his way to winning the starting job in Tampa Bay.  Jones is far and away the most talented running back on the Buccaneers roster and they invested a very high draft pick on him.  Unfortunately, he is not the best running back. Right now, Peyton Barber sits atop the Buccaneers depth chart.  Which begs the question — how bad is Ronald Jones that he can’t be out Peyton freaking Barber?  When it comes to receiving and pass protection, the answer is, “very bad.”  I think Ronald Jones will be given every opportunity to succeed, but I am worried if he will be able.  And even if he does, five of the last six Dirk Koetter offenses have been in the bottom third in rushing. During this time, his RB1 finished: 57, 54, 4, 27, 28, 21.

Strategy:  My draft strategy for Ronald Jones is simple: I’m not drafting him. Trey Burton, Cooper Kupp, and Kirk Cousins are all much better values at his current ADP.   Even if he drops far in fantasy drafts, I’m not sure that Tampa Bay backfield is worth the trouble.

Ceiling: If Ronald Jones somehow wins the job, he could be reasonably expected to end the year as an RB2.  That means you believe things can go right for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in which case you have bigger issues.

Floor:  What will actually happen is two weeks into the season, Ronald Jones will be driving with Jameis Winston when they get pulled over by the police.  Panicking because he knows he can’t get in any more trouble, Jameis throws his illegal narcotics to Jones to hide.  Unfortunately, Jones still hasn’t fixed his issues with catching the football, so the drugs pass through his hands into the outstretched, waiting arms of the arresting officer.  Ronald Jones gets you no fantasy points from his jail cell