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Tampa Bay has activated Ronald Jones from the Covid-19 list for Week 17

The Buccaneers will get their RB1 back for Week 17 against the Falcons.

Ronald Jones #27 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs with the ball against the Minnesota Vikings at Raymond James Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones has been activated from the Covid-19 list, per Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Jones missed the last two games and backup Leonard Fournette led the way in his absence.

The Buccaneers will be glad to get Jones back, as he is the more explosive back of the two and gives defenses more to reckon with each week. This week the Buccaneers should go all out for a win, although they already have a playoff spot locked in. If they can beat the Falcons, they’ll secure the fifth seed, which will give them a game against the winner of the NFC East. No matter who that is, it will be a team with a losing record.

Jones missed their Week 15 game at Atlanta, but will get the start this week at Tampa Bay. Fournette scored two touchdowns against the Falcons in a high-scoring overtime game. Jones will have similar upside with a better shot of breaking a long run.