- Height / Weight
- 6'0" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 18, 1995 (23)
- 2nd Season
- 2017 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 4 (JAX)
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.
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.
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.