John Emery
Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Emery came to LSU amid much fanfare last year, but the backfield was crowded behind starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who shined as the Tigers roared to the National Title. Emery had just 39 carries for 188 yards as a freshman, though he did score four times on the ground. Edwards-Helaire has moved on to greener pastures, and Lanard Fournette left school, but Chris Curry and Tyrion Davis-Price still remain as competition for Emery. Curry had 38 carries last year, while Davis-Price had 64 and six touchdowns. Perhaps which back emerges as the best pass catcher out of the backfield will go a long way towards determining who sees the majority of the touches, as the aforementioned Edwards-Helaire registered 55 receptions in 2019. Read Past Outlooks
12 touches in romp
October 7, 2019
Emery rushed eight times for 45 yards against Utah State on Saturday, while also catching four passes for 34 yards out of the backfield.
Emery saw increased work not only due to the lopsided score, but also because of the recent departure of Lanard Fournette from the squad. As a result, Emery and fellow freshman Tyrion Davis-Price should see a few extra touches. However, both remain behind starter Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and a difficult matchup with Florida is up next.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
There’s some risk in putting this much stock in a player who hasn’t played a down in college, but when it’s a player of Emery’s talent heading into a situation like LSU’s, it’s worth it. Emery is regarded as the second-best back in the 2019 class with a blend of power and explosiveness. The situation couldn’t be better, either; 2018 leading rusher Nick Brossette is gone and Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a middling talent who averaged just 4.5 YPC. Emery is the most talented back on the roster and has a legitimate shot at setting the LSU freshman rushing record.
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Muted college debut
September 3, 2019
Emery carried six times for 20 yards and snared a 17-yard reception Saturday in LSU's 55-3 win over Georgia Southern.
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Begins season as backup
August 26, 2019
Emery is listed as a backup for Saturday's game against Georgia Southern.
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Returns to practice
August 21, 2019
Emery (undisclosed) returned to practice over the weekend, Brooks Kubena of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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No practice Thursday
August 15, 2019
Emery (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday,Brooks Kubena of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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