Leonard Fournette Fantasy Football News 2019

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has been busy in the passing game early in training camp. New OC John DeFilippo says that's a significant part of his offense. "We’re trying to find different, unique ways to get him the football – not just handing it to him," DeFilippo said. Fournette has been productive as a receiver through 2 NFL seasons, averaging 2.8 catches and 23.2 yards per game. It sounds like he could top those numbers in 2019.

Jaguars RB Ryquell Armstead (hamstring) has been activated from the PUP list. He'll now duke it out with Alfred Blue for the #2 RB job. It's an unexciting battle -- but the winner could have fantasy value this season considering Leonard Fournette's injury history.

The Jaguars grabbed Temple RB Ryquell Armstead in Round 5 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Armstead compiled 2,812 yards and 34 scores on 573 carries (4.9 YPC) over the past 4 seasons, adding a 29-175-0 receiving line. He’s a power runner at 5’11 and 220 pounds but ranked just 51st in this RB class in Pro Football Focus’ 2018 Elusive Rating. Armstead also disappointed with a 24th percentile SPARQ score at the Combine. He’ll battle Alfred Blue for backup duties this year behind Leonard Fournette, who’s had trouble staying healthy.

RB Alfred Blue has reached a 1-year deal with the Jaguars. Turning 28 later this month, Blue proved capable of handling big workloads when called upon in Houston. But he's averaging 3.6 yards per carry for his career and doesn't offer much in the passing game. He'll back up Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville and be just a handcuff in fantasy football. It's worth noting, of course, that Fournette has missed 11 games over his first 2 NFL seasons.

The Jaguars have named John DeFilippo their new OC. He was a hot name coming from Philadelphia around this time last year but made it just 13 games in Minnesota before getting the ax. DeFilippo's undoing was a pass-heavy approach that didn't mesh with HC Mike Zimmer's philosophy. That approach also makes DeFilippo an awkward fit with a Jaguars team that's built around its running game and defense.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) is inactive for today’s finale against the Texans. RB Carlos Hyde (knee) is active and will join T.J. Yeldon and David Williams in the backfield. It's a situation to try to avoid in fantasy lineups. Yeldon is the best bet if you’re desperate.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle, foot) is listed as doubtful for Week 17. He didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday and won’t play vs. Houston this weekend. RB Carlos Hyde (knee) is listed as questionable, so Jacksonville might be down to RBs T.J. Yeldon and David Williams. We’ll get the inactives by noon ET on Sunday, but this is a situation to try to avoid against the Texans’ elite run defense.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette sat out Thursday's practice with foot and ankle issues after putting in a limited workout Wednesday. He put in full workouts all last week while being listed with the foot and hadn't appeared on the injury report at all since Week 10 before that. Fournette's looking iffy for Sunday's game at Houston -- and at the very least will be a high-risk fantasy option, especially against 1 of the league's toughest run defenses. We'll see about his status after Friday's practice.

Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon is a healthy scratch for today's game against the Dolphins. So it's Leonard Fournette, David Williams and Carlos Hyde in the backfield. Fournette is the only fantasy option and is a risk/reward RB2 after last week's quiet 2nd half.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) is not listed on the final injury report. HC Doug Marrone pointed to Fournette’s foot injury as a reason he saw just 1 carry in the 2nd half of last week’s game, but he was a full-go in practice all week. With an uncertain role heading into Week 16, Fournette is a risk/reward RB2 in a plus matchup against the Dolphins.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. So the foot injury he reportedly suffered last week shouldn't be an issue this weekend. The bigger concern is whether the Jags want to get another look at RB David Williams, who out-carried Fournette 4 to 1 in the 2nd half of last Sunday's game. Fournette gets a prime matchup vs. Miami but is more of an upside RB2 than a locked-in RB1.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette carried only 11 times in Sunday's loss to the Redskins, including just once in the 2nd half. He said afterward, “That was the game plan coming in." HC Doug Marrone said that the team wanted to get a look at 7th-round rookie RB David Williams, who finished with 5 carries for 32 yards. We'd commend the Jags for playing it safe with their stud RB in a lost season -- but they used Fournette on kick returns yesterday. No longer a lock for big volume, Fournette will be just a RB2 against the Dolphins in Week 16.

Jaguars RB Carlos Hyde is inactive for today's game against the Redskins. Expect a heavy dose of RB Leonard Fournette, with RB T.J. Yeldon in his usual change-of-pace role.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette's appeal of his 1-game suspension has been denied. He's out for Sunday's game against the Colts. After Fournette was booted from last week's game, Carlos Hyde carried 4 times, while T.J. Yeldon tallied 1 carry and 3 targets. Expect similar usage this weekend, with Hyde leading in carries and Yeldon playing in passing situations.

The Jags have fired OC Nathaniel Hackett and benched QB Blake Bortles. Jacksonville sits 22nd in total yards per game; 28th in points per game. Hackett’s replacement is QB coach Scott Milanovich, whose background stems from the CFL and NFL Europe. Cody Kessler takes over at QB and figures to reduce the Jags’ turnover rate. He owns just 4 picks on 248 career attempts. Of course, it’ll be tough to trust any skill player not named Leonard Fournette down the stretch. Even then, Fournette will have to overcome the loss of top OL Andrew Norwell (ankle) to injured reserve.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is not listed on the final injury report and will play against the Colts this weekend. He’s yet to make it through a full game this season, so there’s obviously some risk here. But Jacksonville has played it safe with Fournette this time, and he was a full-go in practice all week. He’s worth getting into most fantasy lineups.

 
 
 

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