Leonard Fournette Fantasy Football News 2018

The Jaguars are set to sign G Andrew Norwell to a 5-year, $66.5 million deal when free agency kicks off on Wednesday. The $13.3 million annual salary will make him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL. Norwell was widely regarded as the best OL available on the free-agent market after ranking 3rd among 77 Gs in Pro Football Focus' 2017 grades. He finished 1st in pass blocking and 8th in run blocking. It's a big addition for both QB Blake Bortles and RB Leonard Fournette.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He got his ankle twisted in the 1st half of Sunday's win over the Steelers but returned for the 2nd. He'll be out there for this weekend's AFC Championship against the Patriots.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone said Tuesday that he won't rest his starters in Sunday's finale against the Titans. The Jags are locked into the AFC' #3 seed, although they can help knock out Tennessee with a win. "We are 100 percent all-in on winning this football game," Marrone said. "When the players come in [Wednesday], we are talking about how we are going to play to win and do everything we possibly can to win this game, period." We'll see if Marrone changes his tune at all later in the week. It'd at least make sense to limit RB Leonard Fournette's Week 17 load. The rookie has been dealing with injuries for most of the season.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quad) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He's set to return to a workhorse role against the 49ers on Sunday.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quad) got back on the practice field Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for Sunday's game against the 'Niners. Barring a setback, Fournette will be a strong RB1 for Week 16.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quad) is officially inactive for today’s game against the Texans. The team expects him back for Week 16, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. RB Chris Ivory draws the start today after carrying 37 times across the 2 games Fournette missed earlier this season. Ivory is a viable RB2 against a Houston defense that’s allowed 4.9 yards per carry over its last 5 games. RB T.J. Yeldon will pick up some change-of-pace and pass-catching work. He’s a lower-end RB3 or flex consideration in PPR leagues.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen hears that Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quad) will not play against the Texans on Sunday. The rookie is listed as questionable but didn't practice all week. This is a game Jacksonville should be able to win without him. In the 2 games Fournette missed earlier this season, RB Chris Ivory carried 37 times and saw 4 targets. RB T.J. Yeldon tallied 20 carries and 6 targets. Expect a similar split vs. Houston.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Texans. He didn’t practice all week but told reporters on Thursday that he’ll play. We’ll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. If active, Fournette will remain a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues — albeit with elevated risk. In the 2 games Fournette missed earlier this season, RB Chris Ivory totaled 37 carries and 4 targets. RB T.J. Yeldon picked up 20 carries and 6 targets. Expect a similar split this weekend if Fournette is out.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quad) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. So it looks like Wednesday was more than a rest day. It's still possible that the rookie returns to practice on Friday and plays against the Texans on Sunday, but fantasy owners can no longer take his Week 15 availability for granted. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (quad) did not practice on Wednesday. We're guessing this is more of a rest day after the rookie carried 24 times in last weekend's win over the Seahawks. It's also worth noting that Fournette was listed with a quad, not the ankle that's hampered him for most of the season. We're fully expecting him to play against the Texans on Sunday, but we'll get another update tomorrow.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. According to insider Ryan O'Halloran, it was the rookie's 1st full practice since November 10. Fournette is trending in a good direction ahead of a nice matchup this weekend at home for the Colts.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Browns. He was reportedly a game-time decision after being held out of Friday’s practice, so it’s tough to believe that he’s anywhere close to 100%. We’re expecting bigger roles for RBs Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon today. Fournette is more of a borderline RB1 than his usual high-end RB1.

The Jaguars are "optimistic" about RB Leonard Fournette's (ankle) availability for today's game against the Browns, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. A final decision won't be made until pregame warmups, though. An active Fournette would be virtually impossible to bench in season-long fantasy leagues, but the ankle issue lowers his ceiling and floor. Check back around noon ET for his official status.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Browns. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday and then sidelined on Friday. He's been dealing with this ankle issue since Week 6. Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders hears that Fournette will either be limited on Sunday or not play at all. We'll continue looking for updates on the rookie and will find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. If Fournette ends up inactive, RB Chris Ivory would lead a committee backfield alongside RB T.J. Yeldon.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone confirmed that RB Leonard Fournette will play against the Chargers this weekend after being suspended for yesterday's game vs. the Bengals. “It’s between the player and myself and we handle it internally," Marrone said, adding that he's not worried about Fournette's professionalism going forward. The rookie will be a high-end RB1 vs. the Chargers' 20th-ranked RB defense.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette is INACTIVE for today's game against the Bengals -- not because of his ankle injury, but because of a violation of a team rule. It must have been a serious violation for Jacksonville to scratch him altogether. Fournette's absence again leaves the backfield to Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon. Last time out, Ivory out-snapped Yeldon 38 to 23 and out-touched him 17 to 11. Yeldon racked up 137 yards and a score, though, vs. Ivory's 47 yards and 1 TD.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. The rookie is right back to high-end RB1 status for Sunday's game vs. Cincinnati.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) was on the field for the start of Wednesday's practice, according to John Oehser of the team's official website. The rookie is fully expected to play against the Bengals this weekend. We'll continue to track his status over the next few days.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) was on the field for Monday's post-bye-week practice, according to the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran. That puts the rookie on track to return for this weekend's game against the Bengals. We'll continue to track his status throughout the week.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) is officially inactive for today’s game against the Colts. He’ll get a Week 8 bye to rest up and should be ready for Week 9. RB Chris Ivory gets the start today and is a good bet for 20+ touches. He’s worth getting into fantasy lineups as a strong RB2.

 
 
 

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