Ronald Jones fantasy owners have been taken on quite the ride this season. Question marks about his workload and snap share have been constant, until last week. Leonard Fournette was inactive and Jones saw 19 touches in the game.
Unfortunately, Jones’ fantasy Week 15 will not be as fun. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back underwent surgery on his pinkie finger, raising many unwanted questions for this week.
Ronald Jones Fantasy Outlook
When Fournette was ruled a healthy scratch last week, Jones fantasy owners breathed a sigh of relief, then started the Tampa back. He came through, running for 80 yards and a touchdown. The game this week against the Atlanta Falcons would normally look nice too, as the Buccaneers should be able to handle business and use a healthy dose of the running game to close out the game.
However, Jones undergoing surgery throws a wrench into things. Due to the injury, Fournette almost certainly will be active this week, as Jones has a higher likelihood of further injury. So, the workload is going to be compromised. The other scenario is that they sit Jones altogether.
Following a solid fantasy performance last week, Jones may be a big reason why you’re still alive in the fantasy playoffs. Unfortunately, there is no scenario where he is a trustworthy start this week.