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Leonard Fournette Injury Update Gives Huge Boost to Ronald Jones Fantasy Outlook for Week 5 Thursday Night Football

Jason Schandl
Ronald Jones' fantasy outlook gets a huge boost with Leonard Fournette doubtful for Thursday Night Football in Week 5.
Ronald Jones' fantasy outlook gets a huge boost with Leonard Fournette doubtful for Thursday Night Football in Week 5. / Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
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After missing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, Leonard Fournette is also doubtful to return for a Week 5 Thursday Night Football matchup against the Chicago Bears.

That means Ronald Jones' fantasy football value is once against very strong as the clear lead back in Tampa.

The Bucs' entire offense went off in Week 4, so we don't want to overreact to Jones' 128 yards from scrimmage. That production was backed up by some amazing volume, though. He racked up 20 rush attempts while also notching 6 receptions on a career-high 9 targets.

Seeing 29 opportunities, especially when so many of them are coming through the air, would make any running back in the NFL a strong fantasy football play.

The fact that Jones has that huge volume potential in an explosive Tom Brady-led offense is the icing on the cake, allowing him the kind of efficiency we saw in Week 4.

Assuming Fournette sits, Jones checks in at RB15 in our Week 5 fantasy football rankings.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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