Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After a lost rookie season under the previous coaching regime, Jones had 13 carries for 75 yards and one catch for 18 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 as he outdid Peyton Barber (eight carries for 33 yards, two catches for 12 yards). Dare Ogunbowale was factor as a pass catcher, with four receptions for 33 yards, but Jones was the best Buccaneers’ running back.
Week 2 brings a decent matchup for Jones on Thursday Night Football. The Carolina Panthers allowed 150 rushing yards (6.0 yards per carry and two rushing scores to Los Angeles Rams running backs Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown in Week 1. If Jones gets a majority share of the rushing work, as he did in Week 1, 100 yards on the ground could follow.
Time will tell if it was just a one-week bump for Jones. But he needs to be added, particularly in standard scoring leagues, on the idea it was a sustainable breakthrough.
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