The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should have both Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette in action this week against the Las Vegas Raiders. Fournette missed last week’s game because of an ankle injury. He was active, but didn’t see any action the week before that. In three games without Fournette, Jones has asserted himself as a true hot hand in the Bucs’ backfield, and he’s looking at a tasty matchup this week.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bucs RBs Ronald Jones, Leonard Fournette
Jones now has three consecutive games with 100+ rushing yards. He added a paid of touchdowns in last week’s game against Green Bay. Even with Fournette in the lineup, there’s no reason to believe that head coach Bruce Arians won’t lean on Jones as their main option out of the backfield.
The main thing working in Fournette’s favor this week is that the Bucs could well have the game in hand by the second half. If that’s the case, he could get some meaningful work as they wind down the clock.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Ronald Jones. Sit Leonard Fournette.