Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Jacksonville Jaguars
Questionable
Injury Hamstring
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.
Officially inactive
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
September 16, 2018
Fournette (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Patriots.
ANALYSIS
In Fournette's absence, T.J. Yeldon will head the Jacksonville backfield Sunday, with Corey Grant on hand to serve in a complementary role. Given that Fournette headed into the weekend in the game-time decision category, he would appear to have a decent chance to return to action next Sunday against the Titans.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    21
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
564
0
2018
21
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   6' 0"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   228 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.51 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.64 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   29 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   0 in
Not Available
Bench Press:   0 reps
Not Available
Jacksonville Jaguars Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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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Not in line to play
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
September 16, 2018
Fournette (hamstring) is not in line to play against the Patriots on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Trending toward Week 2 absence
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
September 16, 2018
Though Fournette (hamstring) officially remains a game-time call for Sunday's contest against the Patriots, the Jaguars view him as unlikely to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Trending toward game-time decision
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
September 14, 2018
Though coach Doug Marrone has expressed a degree of confidence with regard to Fournette's (hamstring) Week 2 status, he acknowledged that the running back's situation remains a possible game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Patriots, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
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Listed as questionable
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
September 14, 2018
Fournette (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
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Not spotted at Friday's practice
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
September 14, 2018
Fournette (hamstring) did not practice during the portion of Friday's practice open to the media, Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com reports.
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