Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Cincinnati Bengals
DK Price: $3,700
There are a few running backs this week whose value will ultimately rely on the health of their backfield counterparts. One of the cheapest and most interesting names for DFS this week is rookie Ronald Jones.
A second round draft pick out of USC, Jones has slowly began to mix into the backfield alongside Peyton Barber who is nursing an ankle injury at the moment. Jones found the end zone for the first time in his career last week while only handling 7 touches for 28 yards. This week offers a prime matchup however as the Bengals have given up an average of 108 rushing yards per game to running backs. The Bengals have also given up multiple touchdowns to RB’s in back-to-back weeks.
While the Bucs offense is obviously fueled by the passing game, Jones could find pay dirt for the second week in a row and garner a larger workload if Peyton Barber is limited or suffers an in-game setback. Jones could be a boom or bust option in your RB2 or Flex spot this week.