Bernard is considered day to day for Week 4 vs. Patriots and his status is to be determined, Pelissero said. Pelissero opines it's good news based on how painful that play looked. If Gio can't go, Jones and Fournette should see more time and snaps in the passing game. The Bucs haven't exactly been a run-heavy team, but the extra snaps in the passing game could bump both backs up the rankings a bit heading into Week 4.
Jones fumbled in Week 1 and in Week 2 got the start but was out-performed by Fournette. Jones, it seems, continues to shoot himself in the foot with mistakes on the field, the story said. The story said Fournette is ahead of Jones by any measure, with twice as many snaps (73-32), carries (20-10) and rushing yards (84-41), getting nine catches for 51 yards while Jones has a single 9-yard reception. The Bucs have had their success in the passing game so the numbers for any of their backs aren't impressive. Eventually, they are going to need to run the ball, and as of now, Fournette seems to be the safer fantasy play.
Jones' fumble cost him in Week 1 and Fournette took over much of the work after that with an occasional appearance from Bernard. While the matchup is good one against the Falcons, Jones is a bit of a risky play because Fournette and Bernard will likely still have some role, but it looks like the team is giving Jones another shot.
This may not be surprising but Bernard is locked in for majority of passing-game work. It was unknown how much of a role Jones or Fournette would have in the same situations, and apparently that is none. It is difficult to plug Bernard into season-long lineups but this news helps when deciphering the other two when another option on your fantasy team is appealing.