Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Jacksonville Jaguars
Questionable
Injury Ankle
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Nagging lower-body injuries cost Fournette three games his rookie season and caused him to look less than 100 percent healthy in a few more, but the Jaguars otherwise had few complaints about the No. 4 overall pick. At 6-0, 228, Fournette runs with purpose if not outright menace, using his ferocious burst to attack holes and tacklers head on, and he finished 10th among running backs in evaded tackles. He's more than just a power back, though, showing respectable hands as a receiver and improving instincts as a pass protector, along with nimble feet that can leave defenders looking foolish on the rare occasions he decides to avoid contact rather than plowing through it. The Jaguars gave Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon some run last season to keep Fournette fresh, but the rookie still saw plenty of carries as the offense evolved into a clock-chewing complement to the team's elite defense. His history of injuries dating back to college is a concern, and even with Ivory out of the picture, Fournette's workload may not increase much with Corey Grant set to take on a larger role in the backfield. Fournette's work at the goal line - he tied for 10th in the league with nine carries inside the 5-yard line - should ensure he remains productive, and the signing of G Andrew Norwell stabilizes the offensive line. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $27.15 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2017.
Clears air with Jags execs
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
January 10, 2019
Fournette (ankle) and executive vice president Tom Coughlin recently met to discuss the running back's disappointing season, clearing the air in the process, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Among Fournette's low points in 2018, he seemed to gain weight while recovering from a hamstring injury in the first half of the season, received a one-game suspension for playing a leading role in a Week 12 brawl in Buffalo, and appeared to lack interest Week 17 as one of the Jaguars' inactive players. Regarding his performance, his output fell across the board, with the most significant development a reduction in his YPC from 3.9 as a rookie in 2017 to 3.3 this past season. The confluence of events was enough for Coughlin and the team's brass to void the guarantees on Fournette's rookie contract, which still holds true, according to Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union. In the end, the hope is that the meeting will spur Fournette to show up to the offseason program and subsequent events on the calendar in great shape and ready to be the team's featured back.
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How do Leonard Fournette's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
6.5%
 
Positive Run %
79.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
64.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
3.8%
 
Touches Per Game
19.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
55.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.10
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.8%
 
% Team Targets
5.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
84.6%
 
Drop Rate
11.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Leonard Fournette's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
228 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Vertical Jump
28.5 in
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Ankle injuries limited Fournette to seven games in his final season at LSU but didn't cost him on draft day, as the Jaguars pounced on him with the fourth overall pick to be their new lead running back. At 6-1, 235, he's a dominant physical runner who terrorized college defenses with his combination of speed and burst, not to mention the willingness, even the desire, to run over and through would-be tacklers. Fournette does have a little finesse to his game, showing good balance in traffic and some receiving skill, but his angry, downhill style is best suited for a running game designed to wear down the opposition over four quarters. Such a scheme would be a departure for a Jacksonville offense that previously was built around Blake Bortles, but head coach Doug Marrone and new executive VP Tom Coughlin both prefer an old-school, smash-mouth style, so such a change wouldn't be surprising. If there's one concern with Fournette it's his ability to hold up under the punishment his running style exacts over a 16-game NFL schedule, but he'll head into camp fully recovered from last year's ankle woes. Even with T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory still on the roster to share the carries, Fournette is expected to see a heavy workload right away to justify his draft slot, and he could emerge as the league's next true bell cow.
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Loses contract guarantees
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
December 31, 2018
The Jaguars voided the guarantees in Fournette's (ankle) contract after he was suspended for Week 13 against the Colts, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
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Draws ire from bench
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
December 30, 2018
Jaguars VP Tom Coughlin said he was "disappointed" in Fournette (ankle) and T.J. Yeldon's actions during Sunday's loss to the Texans, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
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Inactive Sunday
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
December 30, 2018
Fournette (foot/ankle) is inactive for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Texans.
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Listed as doubtful
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
December 28, 2018
Fournette (foot/ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's season finale against the Texans, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
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Not spotted Friday
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Ankle
December 28, 2018
Fournette (ankle) was not spotted at Friday's practice, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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