Buccaneers: Trying to make sense of the confusing backfield

Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the most confusing backfields in the entire NFL, and significant changes could come in the near future.

The Buccaneers are officially one of the worst fantasy football teams of all time. While their offensive prowess is practically second to none right now, it is impossible to predict which players will play a role in each week’s success or failure.

While Ronald Jones is officially listed as the RB1 for the team, in some games, he struggles to average more than three yards per carry. During other weeks, Jones looks like the second-round pick that he was projected to be before the 2018 NFL Draft.

Leonard Fournette is another player with great talent, but some weeks he barely receives any touches, and during others, he breaks off long run after long run.

Everyone outside of these two is practically a non-factor, and the Buccaneers are one of the least consistent rushing teams in the entire NFL, and a large part of that stems from the coaching staff. Tampa Bay has made questionable draft selections, failed in free agency, and continues to call the worst ground game in the league, and their run game will never improve on its current track.