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2017, Round #1, Pick #4
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) was not seen at practice on Friday for the second straight day, which is not a good sign for his availability in the Week 17 season finale against the Texans. Fournette could be doubtful to play at this point. You should go with other options if you were planning on starting him. Some combination of T.J. Yeldon, Carlos Hyde and David Williams could work in the backfield if Fournette is inactive on Sunday. Fournette has been one of the biggest fantasy busts of the 2018 season.
6 months ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Miss Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) is not expected to take part in practice on Thursday. Fournette was limited on Wednesday, so it's unclear if this is a setback or if the team is just resting him. Either way, he'll be a shaky volume-based RB2 in the season finale against a strong Texans front in Week 17. The Jags could easily decide to hold Fournette out and let T.J. Yeldon and Carlos Hyde split the workload in the last regular season game.
6 months ago: Leonard Fournette, D.J. Chark Both Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) was limited in practice on Wednesday, while rookie wide receiver D.J. Chark (quadriceps) practiced in full. Fournette saw a full complement of touches in the Week 16 win over the Dolphins and should suit up in the regular season finale against the Texans. It's a tough matchup, but Fournette is a volume-based RB2 that could benefit with Blake Bortles back under center. Chark has just 14 catches on the season and hasn't played since Nov. 18, so he's well off the fantasy radar for Week 17.
6 months ago: No Practice For Leonard Fournette Wednesday
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) is not practicing on Wednesday. Fournette had 18 carries and three catches in Week 16, but the Jaguars could elect to shut him down or limit his snaps in Week 17 against the Texans. If he's active, Fournette will be more of a low-end RB2 in a bad offense going up against a strong defensive front. If Jacksonville holds him out, some combination of T.J. Yeldon and Carlos Hyde would share the backfield.
6 months ago: Leonard Fournette Rushes For Touchdown In Week 16
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 43 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins. He also added 28 yards on three receptions. It was an inefficient day for Fournette, but the touchdown helped out fantasy owners who took the risk on him. Fournette's Week 17 outlook is a major question mark, though, because the oft-injured running back will be asked to face a Texans defense with some stout players up front. Fantasy owners should be concerned that the Jaguars won't give Fournette a full workload, though the situation should be monitored as the week progresses.
6 months ago: Leonard Fournette Dealing With Foot Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (foot) will be on the injury report for Week 16 against the Dolphins with a foot injury. Perhaps this is the reason why Fournette had just one carry in the second half in Week 15, although he says it was the game plan to limit his touches against the Redskins. In a lost season, the Jaguars may play it safe with Fournette and continue to limit his snaps in the final two games of the season. It's extremely hard to trust anyone in this offense with quarterback Cody Kessler running the show.
6 months ago: Leonard Fournette Had Carries Limited
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rushed just 11 times for 46 yards in the Week 15 loss to the Redskins, and he had only one carry for 25 yards in the second half. Head coach Doug Marrone said the team wanted to see more of David Williams, who had a good week of practice. Williams had four rushes for 21 yards in the second half. Fournette said that was the game plan going into the matchup with Washington. With Jacksonville playing out the string in the final two weeks, Fournette won't be guaranteed a large number of snaps or carries, making him more of a low-end RB2 in a bad offense. It'd be wise to avoid any Jags skill players as long as quarterback Cody Kessler is starting.
6 months ago: Leonard Fournette Rushes For 46 Yards
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was held to 46 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins. He caught three passes for 18 yards. With the Jaguars passing game completely shut down, Fournette was unable to do much with the defense keyed in on him. Jacksonville faces Miami in Week 16, and Fournette owners will face a tough dilemma: you can't sit the star second-year back against a Dolphins team that was allowing the eighth-most points to running backs entering Week 16, but you also can't feel confident starting him with how much this Jaguars team is struggling. It's a catch-22 that has the chance to threaten your fantasy team's championship hopes.
6 months ago: Leonard Fournette Held In Check By Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette returned from his one-game suspension for Thursday's meeting with the Tennessee Titans, but he was never able to gain much traction, finishing with 36 rushing yards on 14 carries and getting stuffed multiple times at the goal line as the Jacksonville offensive line failed to open any space for him to find the end zone. Fournette added five receiving yards on two catches as well and while he has clear control of this backfield, the Jaguars sport a fairly one-dimensional offense, which could be a limiting factor for Fournette as the season winds down.
6 months ago: Leonard Fournette Returns Versus Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette returns to action in Week 14 following a one-week suspension for the team's game against the Colts. The second-year running back looks to continue his pre-suspension hot streak as he matches up against the sixth-best rush defense in the Tennessee Titans. Fournette will be the focal point of the Jacksonville offense in Week 14, a role in which minimal production was seen out of his replacements in Week 13. While he faces a tough matchup, Fournette's volume and sheer talent make him a lock in almost all leagues as a starting running back in Week 14.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Loses Appeal, Out For Week 13
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette lost the appeal of his one-game suspension and will sit out in Week 13 against the Colts, according to a source. He was suspended following his Week 12 ejection for fighting with Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson. Although Fournette has five total touchdowns in his last three games, he's played in just five games all season and has been a big disappointment to his fantasy owners, mainly due to injury. In his absence this Sunday, T.J. Yeldon and Carlos Hyde should split the workload. Yeldon is more attractive in PPR leagues, while Hyde should see more work on early downs.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Suspended One Game
The NFL suspended Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette for one game without pay after his ejection for fighting with Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson in Week 12. It's been that kind of year for Fournette, as he missed multiple games with leg injuries earlier this year. With Fournette out against the Colts, Carlos Hyde should factor in on early downs, with T.J. Yeldon being the main pass-catching back on third downs. With quarterback Cody Kessler taking over for the struggling Blake Bortles in Week 13, Jacksonville will likely try to lean on their ground game if the game script allows for it. Both Hyde and Yeldon will be in the flex consideration if you're desperate at the position.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Scores Twice, Gets Ejected
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 95 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 18 carries in Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills. The second-year back added 13 receiving yards on three catches as well, but fantasy owners missed out on a chance for more from Fournette when he was ejected in the third quarter for throwing a punch. It's unclear if Fournette will face any additional punishment for the incident.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Ejected Against Bills
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was ejected from the game against the Bills in Week 12 in the third quarter. Fournette got into a tussle with Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson after a Jaguars touchdown. The good news for Fournette's owners is that he had 18 carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns before his ejection. He also caught three passes for 13 yards. Back healthy, Fournette is an elite RB1 for the rest of the year. Expect Carlos Hyde and T.J. Yeldon to split the workload the rest of the way in the backfield against Buffalo.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Rushes For Touchdown In Week 11
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was the team's lone bright spot in Week 11's meeting with the Steelers, carrying the ball 28 times for 95 yards and a touchdown while also adding two receptions for a team-high 46 yards. A healthy Fournette is a must-start option on a weekly basis, though he may need the rest of the team to start doing more work to help take some of the defensive pressure off of him.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette to Keep Rolling in Week 11
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette finally returned to the field last week for his first productive week in all of 2018. Fournette has been fighting injury all season, but made owners jubilant with his RB1 numbers last week versus the Indianapolis Colts defense, getting heavy usage in both the pass and run game. Expect him to build on that performance this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Jaguars are bound to rely a heavy amount on Forunette's production in order to stimulate the offense, and Fournette should get some better traction under his feet in his second week back on the field, leading to a higher yard per carry than the 2.2 average he posted against the Colts. Fournette is on the cusp of being an RB1 this week and should be featured in lineups for Week 11.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Looks Great In Return
It's been a rough year for Jacksonville Jaguars running backLeonard Fournette, who has dealt with hamstring issues off and on and played in just two games before Jacksonville's bye week. But Fournette was back on the field against the Colts in Week 10, and it was like he'd never been gone at all. The second-year back rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries while adding 56 receiving yards and a touchdown on five catches. Most encouraging is the number of touches for Fournette, who had control of the backfield and saw all but six of the carries for the team's backs.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Has Plenty Of Upside In Week 10
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is expected to return to the Jaguars lineup in Week 10 against a Colts defense that gives up the 13th-most fantasy points to the running back position. Fournette does have a little more of a crowd in the backfield now that T.J. Yeldon looks like a strong receiving back and Carlos Hyde is in town, but Fournette has top level talent and, if healthy, can put up strong numbers on Sunday, though his injury history also makes him a big risk. Play him if you need the upside and are willing to risk Fournette having a limited impact.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Practicing In Full Wednesday
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is practicing in full on Wednesday. Fournette, one of the biggest fantasy busts of the year, has played in parts of just two games this year. He had the bye week to heal, though, and looks to be on track to return in Week 10 against the Colts. If fully healthy, Fournette should be the lead back, although he could be eased in with Carlos Hyde spelling him. Consider him a high-risk, high-reward RB1 if he returns this Sunday, which is looking likely.
7 months ago: Leonard Fournette Going Through Drills Monday
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) went through individual drills on Monday for the first time since aggravating his hamstring in Week 4. Tight end James O'Shaughnessy (hip) was also getting some work in. It's believed that Fournette will return in Week 10 to face the Colts, but it's not completely official. The fact that he's getting work in early in the week is a good sign, though. If Fournette starts, he'll be a high-risk, high-reward RB1. His return is bad news for T.J. Yeldon and Carlos Hyde. Hyde should serve as Fournette's main backup, while Yeldon could still mix in occasionally on passing downs.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Return Against Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring), who missed his fourth straight game in Week 8 in London against the Eagles, is expected to return in Week 10 against the Colts after the team's bye week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The team sees both Fournette and Carlos Hyde getting work once Fournette is back. Fournette has played in parts of only two games this year and has 71 rushing yards and four catches for 19 yards on the year. He's been a massive fantasy bust this year, but his owners can only hope he'll return and be productive for them to close out the year. T.J. Yeldon will be the biggest loser once Fournette is back.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Sit Through Bye Week
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is expected to be out through the team's Week 9 bye and will miss Week 7 against the Texans and Week 8 against the Eagles, according to a source. He hasn't played in a full game this year, and his injury is the main reason why the team traded for Carlos Hyde on Friday. T.J. Yeldon will be a free agent after this year and Corey Grant is on Injured Reserve. Fournette has proven to be a massive first-round bust for fantasy owners. Yeldon will once again be a strong RB2 this week, but he could split the workload more in Week 8 with Hyde, which would limit his fantasy ceiling. The acquisition of Hyde puts even more doubt on Fournette's long-term status.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Return After Bye
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring), who is out for Week 7 against the Texans, is still on track to return after the team's Week 9 bye. The Jaguars traded for running back Carlos Hyde on Friday in order to give them insurance in case Fournette suffers another setback with his hamstring injury. Fournette has been one of the biggest fantasy busts so far this year, and he could have his repetitions managed when he returns to action, especially now that Jacksonville has more depth behind him. With Hyde's addition, it'll lower the ceiling of T.J. Yeldon, who'll now be more of an RB3/flex play in Week 7 and beyond until Fournette returns.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon Won't Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running backs Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and T.J. Yeldon (ankle, foot) are not expected to practice on Wednesday. While Fournette has a chance to return this week against the Texans, but it's not a good start to the week. There is still a chance that the team plays it cautious with him and holds him out past their Week 9 bye. Yeldon has been dinged up in recent weeks but hasn't missed a game. He'll remain in play as an RB2 for however long Fournette sits out. If he's limited or has to miss this Sunday, Jamaal Charles and David Williams would have expanded roles.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette Has Chance To Play In Week 7
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) did some running on Friday and has a chance to play in Week 7, according to head coach Doug Marrone. That's great news, as it was reported earlier this week that there was a chance that Fournette could be held out until after the team's bye in Week 9. Until Fournette returns, T.J. Yeldon will be the workhorse and is a high-end RB2 this weekend against Dallas.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette Could Sit Out Through Bye Week
The Jacksonville Jaguars are considering sitting running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) out through their Week 9 bye. Fournette was already ruled out for Week 6 against the Cowboys on Wednesday, and there is concern for him re-injuring his right hamstring. He hurt his leg initially in Week 1 and aggravated it in the second half against the Jets two weeks ago. A source describes it as "having knowledge of the Jaguars thinking" that they may hold him out the next two weeks, one of which is a trip to London in Week 8. Fournette has quickly turned into a first-round bust for fantasy owners. We really hope you handcuffed him with T.J. Yeldon, who will be a high-end RB2 and workhorse in the backfield for however long Fournette remains sidelined.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette Officially Ruled Out For Week 6
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) has been officially ruled out for Week 6 against the Cowboys, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Fournette's disappointing season continues, and he's not necessarily a lock to return in Week 7 either. Until he's back, T.J. Yeldon will continue to be the man in the backfield and will remain a high-end RB2. Veteran Jamaal Charles and David Williams will back up Yeldon this Sunday.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette To Miss Week 6
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) will miss another game in Week 6 against the Cowboys, according to sources. Fournette aggravated his hamstring in Week 4 and will now miss two straight games. With Corey Grant (foot) on Injured Reserve, the Jags will roll with T.J. Yeldon and Brandon Wilds in their backfield next weekend. Yeldon put up big numbers in Week 5 against the Chiefs and will once again be a strong RB2 choice until Fournette returns. Fournette has just 20 carries on the year for 71 yards (3.6 yards per carry) and four catches for 19 yards in parts of only two games.
8 months ago: Leonard Fournette Could Miss Week 6
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring), who is out for Week 5, could also miss next week's game. Fournette's balky hamstring is now where it was a few weeks ago, so the Jags won't push their star running back. Injuries have plagued Fournette in his young career, and he's becoming an early-round bust for fantasy owners. For however long he's out, T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant will continue to share the backfield work. Yeldon has RB2 appeal, especially in PPR leagues.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette, D.J. Hayden Ruled Out
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and cornerback D.J. Hayden (toe) have been ruled out in Week 5 against the Chiefs. Fournette could wind up missing multiple games, as head coach Doug Marrone said he doesn't know how much time the running back will miss. The loss of Hayden will make it tougher to contain the Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has set the league on fire through four weeks. With Fournette out, T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant will share backfield duties. Yeldon should see most of the work and will be an RB2 option in a nice matchup.
9 months ago: Jaguars Unsure When Leonard Fournette Will Return
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said he doesn't know how long running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) will miss after aggravating his injury in Week 4. Fournette missed two games before, and he figures to miss at least that much this time around. Fournette is turning into an early-round bust so far for fantasy owners, as he's rushed just 20 times now for 71 yards and no touchdowns through four weeks. Expect him to miss at least the next couple of weeks. T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant should continue to share touches in the backfield, with Yeldon being the RB2 target.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Ineffective Before Exiting
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette's return from a hamstring injury didn't end well for the second-year back, who exited the game after re-aggravating the injury. Fournette carried the ball 11 times for 30 yards while also adding a five yard reception during his time on the field. His status for Week 5 should be monitored throughout the week.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Leaves Game With Hamstring Issue
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is questionable to return to Jacksonville's Week 4 game against the Jets with hamstring tightness. Fournette's hamstring kept him out for Week 2 and Week 3 and he looked to be healthy entering this week, but the issues continue. This hamstring could be an issue often this season for Fournette.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Expected to Play In Week 4
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is expected to play in Week 4 against the New York Jets after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. Fournette's workload for Sunday is unclear, but the Jets have been a decent team against the run this season, which makes starting Fournette a difficult decision to make. Consider him a high-upside flex option.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Is Full Participant In Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice, according to The Athletic's Daniel Popper. Fournette is still listed as questionable for Sunday's meeting with the Jets, but he's trending in the right direction. It'll be worth monitoring to see if the team says anything about Fournette being on a snap count Sunday if he does play, but if he isn't then he'll have a chance to make waves against a Jets defense that has gotten progressively worse against the run each week this season.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Inactive Against Titans
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is inactive for Week 3 against the Titans. It's the second straight week that Fournette will not play, which is obviously a huge disappointment to his fantasy owners. The good news is that he practiced this week, and barring any setbacks, we think he'll be ready to go for Week 4. In his absence, T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant should continue to share the workload against the Titans, with Yeldon having RB3/flex value. Wide receiver Rashad Greene is also a healthy scratch.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Not Expected To Play In Week 3
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is not expected to play in Sunday's meeting with the Tennessee Titans. The team is being careful with their star running back and will once again turn to the combination of T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant to man the position. Yeldon could have some success against the Titans run defense and should be considered a flex option this week.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette, Jalen Ramsey Questionable
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and cornerback Jalen Ramsey (ankle) are both questionable for Week 3 against the Titans. Fournette has been feeling much better this week after sitting out in Week 2 and got in limited practices, so we'd expect him to return this weekend as an RB1. Ramsey is one of the league's best lockdown corners, so losing him this weekend would be a blow to Jacksonville's secondary and improve the value of Titans wideout Corey Davis.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Says He Feels Much Better
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) said his injured right hamstring feels much better than it did last week and he is hoping to be able to return in Week 3 against the Titans after sitting out last Sunday. He was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. "It felt good out there," Fournette said. "It's getting back into a rhythm. We'll see [about playing against the Titans]. He is getting daily treatment and is able to run and cut but hinted that the coaching staff will be ultra-cautious with him this week. The coaching staff is likely being extra cautious with Fournette early in the season because of his history with soft-tissue injuries. But it's looking more likely that he'll return to play this Sunday, where he should be a must-start if he's active.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette To Return To Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is expected to practice on Wednesday after sitting out in the Week 2 win over the Patriots. It's good news that he'll be able to return in Week 3 to face the Titans in a good matchup. Fournette will once again be in the RB1 conversation in Week 3 if he returns to action.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette's Status Not Looking Good
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette's (hamstring) status for Week 2 against the Patriots isn't looking good. The Jaguars are listing him as questionable for this weekend, but he seems unlikely to play. Fournette was unable to get in a practice all week. This is likely to come down to a game-time decision, but with an afternoon game, this makes it all the more difficult for fantasy owners. T.J. Yeldon is a strong flex either way, and he fared well when Fournette left the game in Week 1, finishing with 51 yards on 14 carries. He also added a one-yard touchdown catch. The ideal situation is that you own both Fournette and Yeldon. But if you don't and only own Fournette, it's looking like you'll need to go in another direction this weekend at the running back position.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Play In Week 2
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 2 against the Patriots. The only way he would miss this game is if he has a setback this week. He isn't expected to test the injury until Friday, and he could be a game-time decision with an afternoon start, which makes it difficult for fantasy owners. Expect him to play until something tells us otherwise. However, playing through an injury will make Fournette a riskier than normal RB1. T.J. Yeldon should be owned in all leagues just in case, and he might see more work this weekend even if Fournette is active.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Has Minor Hamstring Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is dealing with a minor hamstring injury after undergoing further testing, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Fournette was wearing a protective sleeve over his right leg on Monday. The star running back had nine carries for 41 yards and played 21 of 63 snaps before leaving Week 1 against the Giants. It looks like Fournette should be good to go in Week 2 against the Patriots, but make sure to check his practice participation this week. Fournette is a must-start as long as he's active. If he somehow weren't able to go, T.J. Yeldon would be the primary back in Jacksonville.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Thinks He'll Play Next Week
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) said he thinks he'll play in Week 2 against the Patriots. Fournette was a bust for fantasy owners in Week 1 because of yet another soft-tissue injury. He ran nine times for 41 yards and caught three passes for 14 yards before leaving. T.J. Yeldon needs to be picked up in all leagues just in case Fournette isn't able to play next weekend. Yeldon attempted 14 runs for 51 yards and also caught three passes for 18 extra yards and a score against the Giants.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Leaves Game
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette exited Sunday's Week 1 contest against the Giants during the second quarter with a hamstring issue. The team says that Fournette is questionable to return. T.J. Yeldon will likely lead the team in carries over the rest of the game if Fournette is unable to return and would be a valuable waiver wire option if Fournette winds up missing time.
9 months ago: Leonard Fournette Ready For Big Day Against Giants
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette should have a big day in Jacksonville's season-opening game against the New York Giants. Fournette is coming off a strong rookie season in which he rushed for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns and should remain the focal point of the Jaguars offense this season. On Sunday, he'll face a Giants rushing defense that gave up a ton of rushing yards in 2017 but managed to hold running backs to just eight touchdowns. That shouldn't be a major issue in Week 1, though, as Fournette should see plenty of carries, giving fantasy owners a high floor play with strong upside.
10 months ago: Leonard Fournette Could Play More Third Downs
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette could see more action on third down this year, according to head coach Doug Marrone. The Jaguars used Fournette on third down plays with the first team offense in Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings and Marrone said the second-year back "seems to be doing a good job" in the situations. If Fournette can be a true three-down back for Jacksonville this year, he could see his value in PPR formats vault into the top five by the end of the season.
11 months ago: Leonard Fournette Could Become Bigger Receiving Threat
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette could become more of a receiving threat out of the backfield in his second season. He's been a frequent target of quarterback Blake Bortles in 11-on-11 drills on screens. "I could always catch,″ said Fournette, who had 36 receptions for 302 yards last season. "It's up to Nathaniel in what he wants out of the running backs. But I think every running back we have has the ability to run, catch and block and be a three-down back.″ Fournette seems to be more relaxed and engaged in training camp this year and hopefully will stay healthier throughout the season. He's a strong RB1 choice on a run-first team with a solid offensive line to open up holes for him.
11 months ago: Leonard Fournette Feeling Better
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette said he feels better playing 15 pounds lighter this year. "I have been more consistent on my bursts and stuff, just a lot of conditioning I have been doing in the offseason…," Fournette said. Fournette was solid in his rookie year but faded down the stretch with nagging injuries. He appears to be in much better shape and could see even better results with better health. On a run-first offense with a great offensive line, Fournette is a sure-fire RB1.
11 months ago: Leonard Fournette Looks Good On Day 1
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette looked good on Day 1 of training camp on Thursday, showing quickness on runs and while catching passes. He reported to camp at 223 pounds after playing in the 235-pound range in his rookie season. Fournette was solid last year but had durability issues late in the year and averaged 3.9 yards per carry over 13 games. At a lighter weight he should be able to stay healthier and be more productive. He's a candidate for 1,500 yards from scrimmage and double-digit touchdowns in a run-first offense.
11 months ago: Leonard Fournette Playing At 223 Pounds
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is entering training camp at 223 pounds, which is the lowest weight he's played at since high school in 2013. He was noticeably thinner in spring workouts, so this isn't much of a surprise. Fournette looked to break down late last year, so a lighter weight should make him more durable and explosive. Jacksonville is a run-first team behind a strong offensive line, and Fournette is the workhorse in this offense. That makes him a strong RB1 choice worthy of selecting late in the first round.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Looking Leaner
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is looking leaner at mandatory minicamp this week, showing off his quickness in non-contact practice. "I feel like I play my best at what I played at in college, 223, 224 [pounds]," Fournette said after practice. "I put in my best at that weight and why not [get back there]? I don't want to be average, I want to be above average. I want to be the greatest one to play this game." The second-year running back could certainly benefit from being more durable, as he missed three games in his rookie year due to injuries. He reached the 1,000-yard mark in his first season, though, and is locked in as an RB1 as the main workhorse in a run-first Jacksonville offense.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Looking Slimmer
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette looks slimmer at organized team activities this year. The fourth overall pick last year had a fine rookie season, running 268 times for 1,040 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns, but he battled through injuries late in the season and wasn't as effective as earlier in the year. The 23-year-old might have a better chance of staying healthy with less pounds, but he'll remain somewhat of an RB1 injury risk. Jacksonville didn't really address the running back position in the offseason, so Fournette will be penciled in as the main workhorse in this ground-and-pound offense once again.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette's Quiet Second Half Stifles Jaguars Offense
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 76 yards and one touchdown as the Jaguars lost to the Patriots 24-20. Fournette got off to a great start, rumbling over Patriots defenders for a punishing four-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. But the Patriots defense tightened up and Fournette averaged only 3.2 yards per carry in the game. Fournette enjoyed a successful rookie season, rushing for 1,040 yards and 10 total touchdowns, but he certainly put up some duds this season while also fighting some nagging injuries and team-discipline issues. He averaged less than 3.5 yards per carry in eight of his 16 games (including playoffs) this season but is poised to elevate his game in his second year. Fournette heads into the offseason as an early candidate for top-five running back status in fantasy.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Not On Final Injury Report For AFC Championship
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) was limited in practice all week and was taken off the final injury report for the AFC title game against the Patriots. Fournette bounced back good from his ankle aggravation in the Divisional Round. He managed three touchdowns to help beat the Steelers, but he was much less effective after returning after halftime. Fournette and Jacksonville's ground game must be effective this Sunday in order to keep Tom Brady off the field and spring the upset. Fournette will be a volume-based DFS play this weekend.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is expected to practice Thursday. Fournette was limited on Wednesday, and it is likely he will be again today. That said, even two limited practices to start the week is a good sign he will ready to face the Patriots on Sunday. Fournette struggled after aggravating the injury against the Steelers.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette In Line For Heavy Workload For AFC Title Game
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle), if healthy, will look to carry the Jaguars offense against a Patriots defense that has allowed the 14th fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. Fournette has been limited in practice this week after tweaking his ankle en route to 109 yards and three touchdowns against the Steelers. All signs, however, point to Fournette suiting up and adding to the 46 carries he's already seen in two playoff games. The Patriots defense has allowed three running backs to run for more 90 yards against them in their last six games. Stopping the bruising Fournette will be a top priority, but a lot of teams have tried and failed at that task this season. Fournette will be the top running back option among the four teams left in fantasy this weekend.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Limited In Practice Wednesday
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday. It's a great sign that Fournette is practicing this early in the week after aggravating his ankle in the Divisional Round against the Steelers. Fournette returned to the game last Sunday and ran 25 times for 109 yards and three touchdowns against Pittsburgh. He should remain the focal point of a run-heavy attack against New England this weekend, making Fournette a fine DFS pick. However, T.J. Yeldon may be sprinkled in more often on obvious passing downs to keep Fournette fresh.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Practice Wednesday
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is expected to take part in practice Wednesday, according to a source. It's a good sign for his availability against the Patriots in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Fournette was also involved in a minor car accident Tuesday, but he was uninjured. He aggravated his ankle injury in the Divisional Round win and hobbled off to the locker room, but he returned in the second half, and his three touchdowns were a big reason why the Jags sprung the upset on the Steelers. Fournette will be a big part of the game plan again this weekend in an effort to control the clock and keep Pats quarterback Tom Brady off the field.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Involved In Car Accident
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette was involved in a minor car accident Tuesday when his car was rear ended. Fournette was fine and was able to drive home after the accident. Of greater concern for Fournette's availability in the AFC title game against the Patriots is the ankle that he aggravated in the Divisional Round against the Steelers. Fournette's ankle has bothered him at times this season, but he was able to return against the Steelers and carried the Jaguars offense with three touchdowns. Fournette may be somewhat limited in what he can do against the Pats, but rest assured that he'll be the focal point of the offense yet again as they try to pull a second straight huge upset. T.J. Yeldon filled in admirably when Fournette left the game last weekend, and he figures to have a big role as well, even if Fournette is playing.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette's Three Touchdowns Lead Jaguars To AFC Title Game
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette scored three touchdowns and racked up 199 all-purpose yards in the Jaguars dramatic win over the Steelers 45-42. Fournette tortured the Steelers for 180 yards in Week 5 and again was an unstoppable force from the get-go. He did seem to injure his ankle in the second quarter but was able to return and lead the Jaguars offense. He converted on three goal-line carries for touchdowns, including an impressive leaping score on fourth down in the first quarter. Fournette will take his bruising talents to Foxboro next week against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Suffers Ankle Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and is questionable to return. It's a big blow for the Jags in the Divisional Round against the Steelers. Luckily for those that own Fournette this week, the running back had 12 carries for 82 yards and two touchdowns and also caught one pass for 10 yards before leaving. He looked to be in quite a bit of pain on the sidelines and was limping significantly, so it may be tough for him to return and be effective. With Chris Ivory being a healthy scratch, T.J. Yeldon will see most of the work in the backfield if Fournette doesn't return. Corey Grant could also be worked in to spell Yeldon.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Aims To Repeat Early Season Success Against Steelers
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will be hoping for a repeat performance when he plays the Steelers for the second time this season. The Steelers defense has allowed the 14th most fantasy points to running backs this season and were absolutely destroyed by Fournette earlier this season to the tune of 181 yards and two touchdowns. Fournette obliterated the Steelers in Week 5 the entire game, including a 90-yard touchdown run in the second half to put the game away. The blowout win left the Steelers reeling and revenge will be on the menu when the two teams square off. The Steelers have allowed six rushing touchdowns over their last four games and Fournette will see plenty of touches in this contest. Fournette is one of the top running backs in fantasy this weekend.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Puts Up 78 All-Purpose Yards In Jaguars Win
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 57 yards and added 21 receiving in the Jaguars 10-3 win over the Bills. Fournette saw 21 carries in the game but points were at a premium in this playoff matchup. Fournette managed to average only 2.7 yards per carry but ran hard for some tough yards. The rookie running back again will be looked towards as the Jaguars offensive bell-cow next week against the Steelers.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Has Fantastic Matchup For Wild-Card Round
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will have an excellent matchup against a Bills defense that has allowed the most fantasy points to opposing backs this season. Since Week 13, they have allowed at least 75 rushing yards to six different players. They also have allowed 19 rushing touchdowns this season and Fournette should see plenty of touches in the game. The key for the Jaguars to succeed will be to feed Fournette the rock as often as possible. Fournette saw 20 touches or more seven times this season and has at least 80 yards in each of those games with five rushing touchdowns. Fournette is sure-fire RB1 for this weekend in fantasy.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Posts 136 Total Yards In Week 17 Loss
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette caught four passes for 67 yards and added 69 rushing yards in the Jaguars 15-10 loss to the Titans. Fournette got off to a hot start to begin the season but injuries and team discipline issues have stunted his progress in the second half. He still will finish with 1,040 rushing yards this season and 1,342 yards from scrimmage with 10 total touchdowns. Fournette will be a huge X-factor for the Jaguars playoffs hopes and the rookie will have to be at his best if they want to make deep run. Fournette will be a RB1 lock next week for the first round of the playoffs.
1 year ago: Jaguars May Try To Protect Leonard Fournette For Playoffs In Week 17
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will face a Titans defense in Week 17 that has allowed the eighth fewest fantasy points to opposing backs this season. The rookie has scored 10 total touchdowns this season but has struggled with an ankle injury for the past month. It would not be a surprise to see Fournette's snaps limited for the final game of the season to ensure his health for the playoffs. Fournette was held to 40 yards rushing against the Titans in Week 2 but did score a touchdown. A first-half score is not out of the question, but his touches could be limited. Backups like Chris Ivory, T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant could see a small increase in carries. Fournette will be a shaky RB2 this weekend.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Not On Injury Report
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (quadriceps) practiced in full all week and is not on the final injury report for Week 16 against the 49ers. After sitting out last week, Fournette was fully expected to be back in Week 16. In a solid matchup against San Francisco where Jacksonville could lean on the ground quite often, Fournette is a strong RB1 choice to help win you a fantasy title in 2017.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Will Be RB1 If He Suits Up
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette returned to practice on Wednesday and is on track to play this Sunday against the 49ers. Fournette is only 77 yards short of 1,000 rushing yards in his rookie season and will take on a 49ers defense that has allowed the ninth most fantasy points to running backs. They have allowed 90 rushing yards or more to five different running backs this season, but beware -- San Francisco has not allowed a single touchdown to a running back since Week 8. Fournette is always a decent bet to score a touchdown when he plays, and he should return to RB1 status this weekend.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette To Practice Wednesday
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (quadriceps) is expected to practice Wednesday. That's great news, as Fournette didn't practice at all last week and sat out the Week 15 win over the Texans. He's expected to return for the fantasy championships this weekend, where he'll have a solid matchup against the 49ers. Fournette will be a strong RB1 if he plays.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Officially Ruled Out
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (quadriceps, ankle) is officially inactive for Week 15. This is just Fournette's second missed game, but he's been playing through injuries all season. Jacksonville will go with a T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory committee against Houston. Fantasy owners need to get Fournette out of their lineups this week.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Return In Week 16
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (quad, ankle) is expected to return in Week 16 according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Fournette should only need a week to get healthy. He is dealing with a quad contusion and still not over his ankle issues. This is just Fournette's second missed game, but he's been playing through injuries all season. Jacksonville will go with a T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory committee against Houston. Fantasy owners need to get Fournette out of their lineups this week.
1 year ago: Leonard Fournette Ruled Out Against Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (quadriceps, ankle) has been ruled out against the Texans in Week 15, according to a league source. Make sure to get Fournette out of your lineups everywhere. He wasn't trending in the right direction after missing practice all week. In his absence, some combination of T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory will see work in the backfield in a great matchup, but with them likely splitting touches down the middle, they are both low-upside RB3/flex options. Yeldon is the much better bet in PPR leagues.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Officially Questionable
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (quad) is questionable for Week 15 against the Texans. Fournette did not practice at all this week. The last time Fournette missed a week of practice, Week 7 against the Colts, he was inactive. Consider him a game-time call. If he sits, it will be T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory handling the load.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Is A Real Doubt For Sunday
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (quad) remained sidelined at Friday's practice. Fournette has missed every practice this week, putting his status for Sunday against the Texans in real jeopardy. Perhaps the Jaguars will take precautionary measures and hold Fournette out in preparation for the playoffs. Jacksonville can beat Houston with a T.J. Yeldon/Chris Ivory backfield, with Ivory as an RB3 and Yeldon as a deep flex play.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette An RB1 Against Texans
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will look to make it two straight strong performances against a stingy Texans run defense in Week 15. The rookie ran for 100 yards and one touchdown in Week 1 against Houston and is 77 yards short of 1,000 rushing yards for the season. The Texans have allowed the fourth fewest fantasy points to running backs this season but have given up at least 60 yards to four running backs over the last three weeks. The Jaguars will again focus on the running game to move the chains, and Fournette is in line for another 20-plus touch performance if he gets the green light Sunday. Fournette is an RB1 for Week 15.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Still Not At Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday. Fournette also sat out Wednesday's practice, raising real concerns about his availability for Sunday against the Texans. His participation during Friday's session should tell the story. Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon will split repetitions if Fournette cannot play. Fournette is now shaping up as a risky RB1 in fantasy, but if he's active Sunday, he needs to be in all lineups in a good matchup.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Posts Fifth 100-Yard Rushing Game
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette powered the Jaguars to victory with 119 yards from scrimmage, including a touchdown, in the Jaguars 30-24 win over the Seahawks. This is the type of performance that was a staple in the first half of the season for the rookie, who had 24 carries in the game and punished would-be tacklers along the way. The Jaguars suddenly find themselves as contenders in the AFC and they will need more games like this from Fournette moving forward. Fournette will be back on the RB1 map next week against the Texans.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette A Full Practice Participant
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday. Even though Fournette said a few weeks ago that he'd likely be battling his ankle injury for the rest of the season, it hasn't seemed to hamper him much in practices or on game day. However, he's disappointed fantasy owners the last two weeks after running for over 100 yards three weeks ago, and he'll face a stingy Seattle defensive front this Sunday. Fournette remains a must-start, but he's on the low end of the RB1 rankings in Week 14.
2 years ago: Buyer Beware On Leonard Fournette In Week 14
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has posted only 82 rushing yards over his last two games but punched in a touchdown last week for his eighth score of the season. This week he will face an always-tough Seattle run defense that has allowed the fifth fewest fantasy points to rushers this season. Since Week 3, Seattle's highest rushing total allowed to a single player is 54 yards. They have allowed eight rushing scores this season, and that's where Fournette will have to make his bones this week in order to post a solid fantasy stat line. Fournette will still see his usual workload but is only an RB2 heading into Week 14 action.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Back To Scoring Touchdowns
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was back to his touchdown-scoring ways, rushing for a score and racking up 79 yards from scrimmage against the Colts. Fournette began the season with touchdowns in each of his first six games and the rookie ran hard to get back to pay-dirt this week. Fournette has been mercurial fantasy asset this season and the hope is his injuries and off-the-field issues are behind him enough to finish up strong the rest of the season.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Has Excellent Matchup Against Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has posted several disappointing performances after enjoying such an explosive first half of the season. Injuries, off-the-field issues and ineffectiveness have stunted the running back's Rookie of the Year hopes, and he rushed for only 25 yards last week against the Cardinals. This week, the Jaguars will take on a Colts run defense that has been gashed repeatedly by opponents this season. They have allowed the fourth most fantasy points to opposing runners and have allowed at least eight fantasy points to 12 different backs this season. The Colts defense also has surrendered nine rushing touchdowns, making Fournette a strong bet to find the end zone in Week 13. Fournette is a high-ceiling RB2 this week.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Practicing In Full
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is practicing in full Wednesday. That's great news for Fournette, although he'll likely be bothered by the ankle for the rest of the season. When on the field, Fournette remains an RB1 as the workhorse in the backfield for a run-first team.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Disappoints With 42 Total Yards In Loss
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette picked up only 25 rushing yards on 12 carries while adding 17 receiving yards as the Jaguars lost late to the Cardinals 27-24. The Jaguars offense struggled the entire game and the rookie standout couldn't get anything going on the ground. After an excellent first half of the season, Fournette has come back to earth in fantasy while he is dealing with injuries, team discipline issues and ineffectiveness. Fournette has carried many a fantasy team this season and will look to bounce back next week against a vulnerable Colts defense.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette To Face Stingy Cardinals Run Defense
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette returned to the lineup last week with 111 rushing yards. It was the rookie's fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season and the bounce back effort came after a month long stretch of missed time due to injury, a bye week and a suspension. This week he will go up against a Arizona Cardinals run defense that has been surprisingly stout against opposing runners. They have allowed only one 100-yard rusher all season and have given up the sixth fewest fantasy points to the position. The Jaguars place a premium on running the ball so Fournette should still see his usual share of touches. Fournette is a must-start regardless of the matchup in Week 12.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Expects Ankle To Continue Bothering Him
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) said he thinks his ankle will continue to be an issue for the remainder of the year, and there were several times in Week 11 against the Browns where he felt throbbing pain in his right ankle. Still, the impressive rookie ran 28 times for 111 yards in rainy and snowy conditions a week after a season-low 33 yards. Fournette's workload in practices will likely continue to be limited during the week. "The best way for me to get it healed is to rest and I don't have that much time," Fournette said. "I just have to keep working on getting my ankle back - that's all. I think (coach Doug Marrone) and running backs coach (Tyrone Wheatley) have a great plan throughout the week to keep me fresh. That's about it." The Browns came into the game with the fourth best run defense in the NFL, so it's a good sign that Fournette managed to exceed 100 yards in the tough matchup. As long as he's playing, Fournette remains an RB1 in all leagues.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Posts Fourth 100-Yard Game Of The Season
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette picked up 111 rushing yards on 28 carries as the Jaguars took down the Browns 19-7. The rookie standout bounced back from his worst game of his young career with 33 rushing yards last week. Fournette has been battling nagging injuries and team discipline issues but ran hard in this affair for the fourth 100-yard rushing game of his rookie season. Fournette is back on the RB1 radar looking towards Week 12.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Will Play On Sunday
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (questionable, ankle) is active for Week 11 against the Browns. Fournette's ankle is still bothering him, but apparently he showed enough in pre-game warmups to get the green light for Sunday's game in Cleveland. The Jaguars may be tempted to lean on their ground attack with winds expected in the range of 20-25 mph throughout the game. Even at less than 100 percent, Fournette remains on the RB1 spectrum.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Questionable
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is questionable against the 0-9 Browns. The rookie has been dealing with the ankle issue for most of the season but the team remains optimistic that he will be able to suit up against a Cleveland team that has actually held their own against opposing backs this year. In the event that he is out, expect running backs Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon to pick up the slack on Sunday.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Listed As Questionable
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is questionable to play in Week 11 against the Browns after sitting out of practice Friday. It's looking like Fournette could be a game-time decision this Sunday, but the good news is the game is an early one, making decisions easier for fantasy owners. Even if the impressive youngster suits up, though, he'll be a risky RB2 given his injury, the Browns great run defense and the expected cold temperatures.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Not Looking Forward To Cold
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle), who could be limited in Week 11 against the Browns after missing practice Friday, admitted he's not looking forward to playing in the cold this Sunday. The weather forecast calls for snow showers and the high temperature of the day at 39 degrees in Cleveland. "I hate the cold period,'' Fournette said. "I sleep in the heat. That's just how I grew up. Mentally I'm just trying to get my mind ready -; that's all.'' The talented rookie was suspended one game by the team and put up a dud against the Chargers last weekend, rushing for a season-low 33 yards on 17 carries and being held out of the end zone for the first time in 2017. Given Fournette's injury and the fact that Cleveland has been really stingy against the run this year, Fournette is shaping up as more of a risky RB2 in this one.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Still Not Right
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is "still not right," and he could be limited if he plays this week against the Browns, according to Florida Football Insiders. T.J. Yeldon played 36.9% of the snaps last week against the Chargers with Fournette in on 53.9% of the downs. Fournette, however, was nonexistent in the fourth quarter before coming back out for overtime while Chris Ivory played eight snaps. Fournette was downgraded to DNP on Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday. If he does play, we could be in for a similar Fournette-Yeldon split, and if the rookie sits, expect Yeldon and Ivory to split the load. Fournette is looking like a risky RB2 if he suits up and merely a DFS tournament play.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Remains RB1 Despite Tough Matchup
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has a tough matchup in Week 11 against a stingy Browns run defense. Fournette has been limited in practice this week with an ankle injury and an extremely promising rookie season has hit the skids the past few weeks. First it was an ankle injury and then a suspension for a violation of team rules. He returned to action last week but posted only 33 rushing yards. The Browns can be beat in the air but on the ground they have not allowed an individual runner to post more than 66 yards against them all season. If Fournette is active, he is a must-start. But he may fall short of expectations that have risen after his productive first half of the season.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Still Held Back
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice. Fournette looked rusty last week following a two-game absence, producing a season-low 46 yards from scrimmage while watching his six-game touchdown streak come to an end. Luckily he gets a prime bounce-back spot Sunday against the winless Browns.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette's Touchdown Streak Snapped
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette posted his worst fantasy stat-line of his young career in the Jaguars 20-17 overtime win against the Chargers. Fournette received 17 times but totaled only 33 yards while also adding 13 yards in the passing game. There were drives in the game where Fournette was completely absent from the action to the point where one must wonder if he still is stuck in the Jaguars coaching staff doghouse. Jacksonville also received a 56-yard touchdown run from running back Corey Grant and Fournette took a backseat in this game. Fournette, however, should remain a RB1 candidate in the weeks ahead.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Ready To Take Frustrations Out On San Diego
Leonard Fournette has apologized to teammates, the coaching staff and to the media for being suspended for last week's game. The rookie was deactivated after missing a team photo and the coaching staff clearly is treating this as a teaching moment for the standout running back. But it's back to football this week and Fournette will have a favorable matchup against a Chargers run defense that has allowed the eighth most fantasy points to the running back position. After allowing 100-yrad rushers in three of their first four games the Chargers defense has improved but also can be beaten in the passing game as well. Fournette returns to RB1 status against a very beatable matchup.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Return in Week 10
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said he expects rookie running back Leonard Fournette to play in Week 10 against the Chargers. Fournette was surprisingly inactive in Week 9 due to a team decision because of a conduct issue, but he'll return to lead-back duties in a great matchup. The Chargers allow a whopping 25.7 fantasy points per game to running backs in 2017. Fournette has missed the last two games, but he's scored in every other game he's played in so far as a pro. He'll be locked in as an elite RB1 in his return.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Out
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette violated a team rule and will be suspended for today's game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Fournette was returning from an ankle injury as well, but he violated a team rule and head coach Doug Marrone will relegate him to the bench for Sunday. T.J. Yeldon, who topped 100 yards before the bye, and Chris Ivory will split the backfield duties for Jacksonville, with Yeldon as the preferred option.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Not On Final Injury Report
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) practiced in full all week and is not on the final injury report for Week 9 against the Bengals. Fournette missed Week 7 but was able to rest up during the bye week and will easily be a top-five fantasy option at running back as he makes his return this weekend. Start him with confidence. The impressive rookie has scored in every game he's played in to start his career.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Slated For RB1 Status In Return
Leonard Fournette is in line to return to the lineup Sunday against the Bengals. Fournette missed a week with an ankle injury and has had the bye week to heal up. He will go up against an always-tough Bengals defense that has allowed the eighth fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. They have surrendered only two rushing touchdowns all season so this is one of Fournette's tougher match-ups. Nonetheless, he has scored in every single game in his young NFL career thus far and there is little to believe that will change in Week 9. Fournette is a solid RB1 choice this week.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Will Be Ready For Week 9
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday and will be ready to return in Week 9 against the Bengals. Fournette missed Week 7 with his injury but had the bye week to heal up. The impressive rookie has scored in every game he's played in and will once again be an elite RB1 against Cincy.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Back At Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday after the team's bye week. Fournette sat out in Week 7 but should be fine to return this weekend against the Bengals after resting up during the bye week. He went over 100 yards in the previous two games, though, and the promising rookie has scored in every game he's played in in 2017. He should be penciled in as a top-five fantasy back against Cincy.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Returns To Practice
Leonard Fournette is back on the practice field and is on track to return in Week 9, per bigcatcountry.com. Fournette was inactive in Wee7 with an ankle injury and the rookie standout has had the bye week to heal up. The Jaguars first half success centers around Fournette, who has 596 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns this season. Fournette has 732 all-purpose yards and has four games with 100 scrimmage yards or more through six games. Fournette is an automatic RB1 if he suits up and tries to extend his touchdown streak to seven in Week 9.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Officially Out For Week 7
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is officially inactive for Week 7 against the Colts. Fournette's ankle injury wasn't believed to be serious, but it looks like the Jags want to be cautious with their stud rookie before a Week 8 bye. Make sure you take him out of all lineups. In his absence, Chris Ivory should dominate the backfield touches and becomes an intriguing RB2 in a good matchup. Scoop him up off the waiver wire if he's available and start him if you're in need of a running back or own Fournette.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Not Expected To Play Sunday
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) isn't expected to play when the team takes on the Indianapolis Colts. Fournette injured his ankle during the Week 6 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams and was forced to leave briefly as a result. After missing practice all week, he maintains a questionable designation heading into Sunday. Fournette is currently second in the league with 596 rushing yards and has six touchdowns on the year to compliment his running efforts. In the likely event that he can't go, veteran running back Chris Ivory, who has 162 yards on 40 attempts this season, will draw the start.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Not Practicing Friday
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is not practicing for the third straight day Friday. That's bad news for Fournette after his ankle injury was believed to be minor following Sunday's game. That hasn't been the case this week, and it's looking more likely that he'll sit out in Week 7 in favor of backup Chris Ivory. Start making backup plans if you own the impressive rookie. If Ivory is out there on your waiver wire, scoop him up immediately. He could be a decent flex play against the Colts defense if he sees the majority of backfield touches.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Expects To Play In Week 7
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) said he did some running Thursday and will attempt to make cuts Friday. He expects to play in Week 7 against the Colts. Still, he's missed two straight practices, making it uncertain whether he'll have a full workload in a juicy matchup. There's a little less certainy surrounding him as an elite RB1 this weekend, but he'll be a must-start if he's active. There's now more reason to use Chris Ivory as a sleeper flex play in deeper leagues, too.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette, Marqise Lee Not Expected To Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (knee) are both expected to miss their second straight practice Thursday. Fournette's ankle injury suffered late in the Week 6 game wasn't believed to be serious, but the fact he's missed practice so far this week says otherwise. He'll need to practice Friday to have a chance of playing this weekend. If he plays, Fournette remains an elite RB1, but those that own him may want to think about adding Chris Ivory as insurance. Lee had a season-high 83 yards on five catches last weekend, but he looks very questionable on Sunday as well. If he is forced to sit out, Allen Hurns would operate as the team's No. 1 wideout.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Expected To Play In Week 7
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) is expected to play in Week 7 against the Colts despite suffering an ankle injury in Week 6, according to a source. Fournette's ankle injury wasn't serious, and head coach Doug Marrone said the rookie could've come back late in the game if needed. Fournette is likely to miss some practice time this week, but his status as an elite RB1 remains firmly intact. He's scored in all six games so far this year.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette's Ankle Injury Not Serious
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette suffered a right ankle injury late in the 27-17 loss to the Rams on Sunday, but head coach Doug Marrone said the rookie running back would've been available to return for the final offensive series if needed. Fournette had his ankle retaped on the sidelines but didn't return to the game. "I just twisted my ankle a little bit, that's all," Fournette said. The Jags were in a hurry-up offense, too, and backup Chris Ivory usually serves in that role. Before the injury, Fournette had 130 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, his third 100-yard game of the season. He should be fine heading into next weekend, but his practice status is something to watch. Fournette remains an elite RB1 in his rookie season.
2 years ago: Ho, Hum; Leonard Fournette Dominates Again
Rookie Leonard Fournette continues his assault on the national football league, racking up 130 rushing yards and scoring a touchdown in his sixth straight game as the Jaguars lost to the Rams 27-17. Fournette busted a 75-yard touchdown run early to the immediate elation of fantasy owners and continues to be one of the most consistent fantasy forces going right now. Fournette now has 466 rushing yards this season with six total touchdowns and is the best 'sell-high' trade candidate in fantasy.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Has Dynamite Week 6 Matchup
Through five games this season, rookie Leonard Fournette has 594 total yards and six total touchdowns for a Jaguars team that is feeling good about themselves. Fournette leads the league with 109 carries and has scored in every game this season as the Jaguars look forward to their matchup against the Rams. The Rams defense has been a turnstile at stopping the run, allowing almost 25 fantasy points to opposing running backs this season. They also have allowed a league-high six rushing touchdowns making Fournette one of the best fantasy bets heading into Week 6. Starting him in Week 6 is a no-brainer.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Should Be RB1 Against Steelers
Leonard Fournette will take on a tough Steelers defense in Week 5. The Steelers defense was gashed for 220 rushing yards against the Bears two weeks ago but has allowed only 230 yards total in the other three games they have played. Fournette is on pace for over 1,600 all-purpose yards this season and the rookie already has four total touchdowns through four games. Fournette (ankle) practiced in full on Thursday and is the engine that drives the Jaguars offense. Fournette will be listed as an RB1 heading into Sunday.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Upgraded To Full Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (ankle) practiced in full Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Fournette is in no danger of sitting out Week 5 against the Steelers. He had a healthy 24 carries for 86 yards in Week 4 and added four catches for an additional 59 yards and a touchdown. The impressive rookie out of LSU has scored in his first four games and remains a high-end RB1 play even in a tough matchup.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Explodes For Touchdown, 145 Total Yards
Leonard Fournette almost single-handedly won the game by himself but the Jaguars fell to the Jets in overtime 23-20. Fournette was all over the field, rushing the ball 24 times for 86 yards and he added 59 receiving yards with a touchdown. The Jaguars also defense kept them in the game on a day when quarterback Blake Bortles completed only 42.9% of his passes. But Fournette is already proving to fantasy owners that he was worth the high preseason praise.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Primed For Huge Week 4
Leonard Fournette is set up for success as the Jaguars will take on the Jets in Week 4. The Jets are allowing the seventh most fantasy points to opposing backs this season that also includes three rushing touchdowns (tied for second most). Fournette is off to a strong start his season, totaling 265 all-purpose yards and scoring a touchdown in each of the Jaguars first three games. Fournette should enjoy RB1 status this week and should be active in most fantasy lineups.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Continues Fantastic Rookie Campaign
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette continued to showcase his talent in the win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Fournette rushed the ball 17 times on the day, good for 15 yards and a score. Though his production has slowed down since the first game of his inagural season, Fournette is still having a productive season, scoring a touchdown in every game so far. With his 40 rushing attempts on the year, it is apparent that he will continue to be used routinely moving forward, something that is obviously good news for fantasy owners.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Ready For Tough Matchup
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will have his work cut out for him in week 3 as he and his fellow teammates will travel to London for an overseas showdown with the Ravens. Not only will Fournette have to contend with jet lag from the exhausting 10 hour flight, he will also have to deal with a tough Baltimore defense that has only given up 133 yards to opposing backs, all while allowing no runners to see the end zone in the process. However, if there were ever a rookie who was ready for the challenge, it would be the former LSU standout. Fournette has played well up to this point, rushing for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 40 attempts in his rookie campaign. With stats like this, there is no reason to think that Fournette will slow down from a fantasy standpoint on Sunday.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Rushes For Touchdown In Week 2
Leonard Fournette totaled 61 all-purpose yards and one touchdown as the Jaguars got blown out by the Titans 37-16. Fournette punched in a 1-yard score in the second half but only managed 40 yards on 14 carries in the game. The Jaguars offense did not have its smoothest day on the field and the run game was abandoned as the Titans mounted a big lead. But Fournette's talent continues to shine through despite some mediocre talent surrounding him.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Posts 124 Total Yards In Jags Win
Leonard Fournette put up 124 all-purpose yards, including his first NFL rushing touchdown as the Jaguars beat the Texans 29-7. The Jaguars defense dominated the Texans and the Jaguars leaned on Fournette to move the chains. His longest run was only 17 yards but he looked impressive in his NFL debut. The Jaguars will continue to try and protect the football, lean on the running game and Fournette is in line to be a major benefactor moving forward.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Not Listed On Injury Report
For the first time in weeks, rookie running back Leonard Fournette was not listed on the Jaguars injury report, per jaguars.com. Fournette injured his foot midway through training camp and the coaching staff immediately scaled back his participation. The injury was never considered serious but the organization wanted to protect its new first round draft pick. Fournette is a bruising back and big things are expected of him so his health is paramount to achieving that. He should be a full-go and is a must start for Week 1 in a tough matchup against the Texans.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Could See Limited Action In Preseason Finale
Leonard Fournette is back practicing with the Jaguars and could see some limited action in Thursday's preseason finale against the Falcons, per jacksonville.com. Fournette has been sidelined the past few weeks with a foot injury and his return bodes well for his readiness come Week 1. The Jaguars offensive line has seen its struggles in thus far and the quarterback situation has finally been settled with Blake Bortles inserted as starter. The rookie running back will be expected to hit the ground running this season and is being drafted as a RB1/2 in fantasy currently.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette, Dede Westbrook Back At Practice
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (foot) and wide receiver Dede Westbrook (lower body) both returned to practice Saturday. Both rookies have been hampered by injuries in the preseason, and the Jaguars are playing it safe with both youngsters. Fournette's upside as a bell-cow back is obvious as an RB2 target, but temper expectations due to his lack of playing time due to injuries in the preseason and Jacksonville's shaky offensive line. Westbrook also has exciting upside as a pass catcher and could emerge as the team's No. 3 receiver with Allen Hurns falling out of favor. Still, that may not translate to fantasy success right off the bat, especially with Jacksonville's quarterback picture looking ugly.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Vows To Be Ready For Week 1
Leonard Fournette insists that he will be ready when Week 1 of the NFL season begins, per NFL.com. Fournette has been sidelined the past week with a foot injury and has not been on the practice field. He already has been ruled out for Thursday's preseason game and the Jaguars have signed running back DuJuan Harries as insurance. Fournette joins T.J. Yeldon on the injury list and expect veteran Chris Ivory and Corey Grant to see the bulk of the carries for now. The foot injury isn't being considered serious right now but should be monitored as fantasy drafts heat up and Week 1 inches closer.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette To Miss Thursday Preseason Game
Leonard Fournette was not on the field Monday during practice due to a foot injury, per jaguars.com. Coach Doug Marrone has already ruled the running back out for Thursday's preseason game. The rookie running back has had an extremely strong camp to this point so health is the only thing that could hold Fournette back from being the leader in the backfield come the season opener. The hope is he can return to the field for the third preseason game which is traditionally considered the true dress rehearsal for NFL teams.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Skips Practice With Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette did not practice Sunday due to a foot ailment, but head coach Doug Marrone said it's more of a nagging injury. Marrone is unsure if Fournette will be available for the preseason game Thursday against the Buccaneers, but it appears the team is just being cautious with their rookie back. There's no reason for the Jags to push their top draft pick early in the preseason, so don't be surprised if he sits out. Fournette, the fourth overall pick, has heaps of upside and should begin the year as the team's bell-cow running back, with T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory fighting for scraps. Expectations are very high for the first-year runner, and he'll be drafted as a borderline RB1 in the early rounds. Any lingering concerns with Fournette's foot would open up more carries for Yeldon and Ivory, but there isn't much to worry about right now.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Scores Touchdown In Preseason Opener
Leonard Fournette ran for a 1-yard touchdown in the Jaguars 31-24 preseason win over the Patriots. Fournette carried the ball nine times for 31 yards including the score and ran the ball hard between the tackles for his NFL debut. Coach Doug Marrone spoke after the game about lowering his pads when running the ball but was pleased with the performance. Fournette appears primed to be the bell-cow in the backfield for the Jaguars heading into the season and will be an RB2/3 heading into fantasy drafts.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Listed As Co-Starter
Leonard Fournette has been named co-starter on the Jaguars official depth chart, per jaguars.com. It isn't a big surprise to see Fournette at the top as the rookie running back has drawn praise since the moment camp opened. It only confirms that he will be given every opportunity from the start to become the bell-cow in the Jaguars backfield. Barring injury or a case of the preseason fumbles, Fournette will continue to rise up the fantasy ranks.
2 years ago: Leonard Fournette Impresses Tom Coughlin
Leonard Fournette has been turning some heads in training camp, especially Executive VP Tom Coughlin. Fournette has arrived in camp in excellent shape and has been stringing strong practices together. "Powerful, strong, better hands than I ever thought," Coughin told Dan Graziano of espy.com. Early indications from Jaguars training camp are hinting at Fournette having a huge rookie campaign. He's making an impression in practice and coach Doug Marrone has publicly stated that the Jaguars will be a run-first football team in 2017. As long as he stays healthy, Fournette will continue to climb the fantasy ranks over the next few weeks.