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  1. Writing my obituary here on this backfield. RoJo has zero trust from the coaching staff and Fournette looks very pedestrian himself. RoJo isnt getting enough volume to even be a RB2 with Fournette active & Fournette got pretty much a workhorse role and a chance on national TV to showcase himself with 73% of snaps yesterday and still only put up 8.6 in .5PPR. Hate to say it, but its a mess of a backfield unless one gets hurt. 

    With that said, not dropping my shares of either yet. 

  2. 11 hours ago, PlayTheWaivers said:


    Pretty good analogy.

    I dropped Fournette last week- couldn't take the Arians shenanigans anymore at the RB position. He is money at the QB WRs positions but Ronald Jones actually losing share despite 3 100 yard performances and looking pretty decent is pretty damning by the coaching staff and makes not a lot of sense.

    I don't know if I can trust Jones this week as anything more than RB2 like you said. Game flow should go his way.

    Yeah I see RoJo as a mid/low range RB2 and fournette mid/high range RB2 right now. Yes game script should favor running but the giants front has been very solid this season. 

    im a RoJo truther but it’s becoming very clear that the dude can’t catch, and that’s a big issue- especially with Brady. He’s cleaned up pass protection a bunch though and is now above average. 

  3. We really shouldn’t be arguing RoJo vs fournette anymore.. BOTH WILL HAVE RB2 VALUE as long as it’s a 2 man backfield. these 2 sharing the load 50/50 makes both of them valuable. Fournette likely gets the edge in PPR formats cause he’s getting the passing work but I continue to say McCoy/ Vaughn being worked out of the rotation was a key that puts a true ROS floor under both players value. 

    and if either gets hurt the other becomes a workhorse, 60%+ snaps for RoJo and likely 70%+ for fournette. For now I see this backfield as a poor mans chubb/hunt

  4. Arians finally worked McCoy and Vaughn out of the rotation. This is RoJo and fournette backfield now. Roles are becoming more clear, RoJo the runner on 1st and 2nd and fournette the “3rd” down back with a couple more carries than your typical 3rd down back. Looks like it it’ll be a 50/50 split between the two which would likely make them game script dependent RB2s. RoJo has only been averaging like 57% of snaps this season anyway

    next week bucs get the giants which should be a RoJo game script.. well see

    either way after today RoJos value has taken a hit. Still wouldn’t trade him for anything less than a legit WR2 or starting TE

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  5. Early read is Fournette is taking over the McCoy role (3rd down role) plus a couple 1st and 2nd down snaps. This is ideal for Jones owners as McCoy is being worked out of the rotation and 3rd down work was never a likely situation for Jones. 55/45 or 60/40 Jones to Fournette is snap percentages moving forward IMO

  6. 7 hours ago, FinsUp24 said:

    Extremely encouraging quote. Again, 0% chance Fournette makes Roquan Smith miss in the backfield on those two carries. RoJo is the best back on this team. With Fournette back this week, what do we think of RoJo’s chances to clear 20 touches? I’m feeling optimistic, especially if Lenny is limited all week. 

    20? Idk.. i feel comfortable saying at least 15 rushes and targets though. 

  7. https://www.bucsnation.com/2020/10/14/21516604/ronald-jones-breaking-through-defenses-buccaneers-2020

    When asked about Jones’ emergence over the last few weeks - especially his yards after contact - head coach Bruce Arians told the media;

    “I think he knows the offense, he knows what to expect, he knows the blocking schemes. I think he made Roquan Smith miss dead in the hole twice. I wouldn’t say there was any contact, but he made him miss. He’s always had that ability [and] he’s really got much better patience. He’s not running as fast to the hole and [he’s] seeing things better this year like he did near the end of last year. He’s just growing in the offense.

    He’s a guy going into the season [who] we knew we could feed 20-25 times. Then, getting Shady, getting Leonard – you give him a blow. I don’t have any trouble handing it to him 20- 25 times and throwing it to him five or six. He can handle that load.”

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  8. 1 minute ago, whatisfootball said:

    Bulaga and Turner have missed the past 2 and 3 games respectively.

    exactly, and is it a coincidence that around the same time Kelley’s production dropped off? I think not 🤔 with those 2 active Kelley had 2 solid games to start the season. 

    Hopefully with the bye week coming those 2 will get healthy, and the schedule will also ease up

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  9. Hes an RB2 with Jordan Howard as a healthy scratch. Goal line work is worth a lot of expected fantasy points, and Miamis offense has been pretty solid with Fitzpatrick at the helm. Passing down work gave him his floor, and now the goal line work is raising his weekly ceiling. He will be hard to sell because hes not flashy, just productive but dont sell him too cheaply in leagues IMO. 

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  10. 54 minutes ago, oresteszero said:

    and what’s wrong with those numbers ? 

    Nothing is wrong with that workload, 15-20 touches/looks and goal line work is all we can ask for. But against the Saints D and banged up oline theres a wide range of outcomes. Im rooting for the breakout game tonight but well see

  11. My expectations are a bit tempered tonight with Bulaga and Turner out. I expect roughly 60-65% of snaps, at least 12-15 carries and 2 or 3 targets. Who knows how many fantasy points his opportunity will lead to tonight but looking forward to the next couple weeks with the right side of the line healthy and a easing schedule for the run game.

  12. Rojo also had his best week in pass blocking against the bears per PFF. He had 3 pass blocking snaps (season high) and allowed zero sack/pressures/hits/hurries. His weekly pass blocking grade was 75.8. (But somehow his season grade is 29.3, despite weekly scores of 7.9, 73.8, 75.8- two games of zero pass blocking snaps)


    for the season rojo has allowed one hurry and pressure (not sure if the same play) on 7 pass blocking snaps 


    keshawn Vaughn pass blocking grade of 79 for season through 2 games (3 total pass blocking snaps) zero sacks/pressures/hurries/hits

  13. 6 hours ago, Theoneupper said:

    The Bucs deserve to lose if they don't unleash this dude. Watching him play he looked the part. Never lost yardage against an ok to decent run defense, and made some good cuts/spin moves to gain more yardage.  Having said that, had it been RoJo that got lit up for the fumble, he probably wouldn't have played any more snaps and been in Arians doghouse, and every hater on the forums would have been in here talking about how he is a crappy receiver. 

    this is so true lol. And ppl want to give Vaughn a pass on his fumble because he was “lit up”. Lit up by a under 200 pound cornerback lol.. no excuses a fumble is a fumble. Brady does throw a bunch of hospital balls though (see barner week 4)

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