Friday update: After not practicing all week, Jones has been ruled out for the Buccaneers Wild Card matchup with the Eagles, per Greg Auman. Leonard Fournette is questionable.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into the wild-card game against the Philadelphia Eagles with several injury concerns. Among those is running back Ronald Jones, who tweaked his ankle in a Week 17 win over the Jets and didn’t play in the finale against the Panthers. Jones is officially doubtful to play in Sunday’s game, per head coach Bruce Arians.
Cyril Grayson and Ronald Jones are doubtful for Sunday, Arians said.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) January 12, 2022
Fantasy football implications
With Leonard Fournette back in the mix, Jones was going to a see a severe reduction in his role. For managers who participate in playoff fantasy football, Jones was not going to a highly valued player with Fournette returning. The USC product has failed to really emerge in his young NFL career and this injury is another hurdle for him to climb. When he is healthy, Jones does see some goal-line touches and that could have some value in later rounds. However, he’s not a strong play for the wild-card game.