College: LSU | 4 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 228 lbs
Birth Date: 1/18/1995
2020 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
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Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette could see his reception total cut in half in 2020 because of the addition of RB Chris Thompson, according to Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com.
Fantasy Spin: Fournette should continue to handle a majority of the carries, so even if he doesn't approach his total of 76 catches from last year, he should remain a high-volume back and a low-end RB1.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette recently posted a video on his Instagram and Twitter pages showcasing his offseason workout regimen, which highlighted a focus on agility drills. Despite compiling a career-low three rushing touchdowns, the 25-year-old finished 2019 with a career-high 1,152 yards on the ground and 76 receptions, 18 more than he had during his previous two seasons in the league combined. While his regression as a scorer was concerning, Fournette was a productive force for fantasy managers last year, especially in PPR formats. With the arrival of Chris Thompson and the drafting of dual-threat Laviska Shenault Jr, he could see a slight reduction in attempts but will likely continue to serve as the team's workhorse in 2020 barring injury. Fournette is entering the final year of his rookie deal after the team declined his fifth-year option.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette's contributions in 2019 were praised by head coach Doug Marrone. 'I think Leonard did everything that we wanted him to do - you talk about a workhorse,' Marrone said. 'A guy that carried the load, a guy that had a ton of receptions.'
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette may be impacted by the holdout of Dalvin Cook, who recently stated that he would not report until he gets a new deal. With Joe Mixon also potentially not reporting unless he reaches a new agreement with the Bengals, Fournette, among others, could benefit from a sizable increase in market value after Christian McCaffrey inked a new contract this offseason. The 25-year-old was the topic of trade rumblings for months before the team declared him to be an integral part of future plans. However, with an increase in asking price, Fournette may find himself on another squad in 2021. The former Tiger finished last season with 1,152 yards and three rushing touchdowns to go along with 76 catches for 522 receiving yards.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has been putting in work this offseason. The veteran recently posted videos on both Instagram and Twitter, showing the fourth-year back working on his agility and footwork. Despite trade rumblings for months, Jags' personnel have since indicated that he would remain an integral part of the team moving ahead. The 25-year-old, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, had arguably the best season of his career in 2019, finishing with a career-high 1,152 rushing yards, 552 receiving yards, and 76 catches. He also ranked third in YAC. Fournette should remain the No. 1 workhorse for Jacksonville in 2020. He has a genuine chance to surpass his ADP expectations, especially if he continues to display proficiency as a receiver while also scoring more than the three touchdowns he had last season.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette ranked fourth among running backs in 2019 with an average of 2.99 yards after contact per attempt.
Fantasy Spin: Despite the trade rumors and having his fifth-year option declined, the Jags won't hesitate to lean on Fournette, who ranked third in the league with 341 touches in 2019. Value him a low-end RB1.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette will be a big part of the offense in 2020, according to general manager David Caldwell. Fournette was involved in trade talks in the offseason.
Fantasy Spin: Fournette increased his value with 76 receptions last season, but he remains injury prone. He has missed 12 games in his three-year career, but he did play in a career-high 15 games last year. The team signed Chris Thompson, which could put a dent in Fournette's receiving numbers. View him as a high-end RB2 in PPR.
After failing to find a trade for him before the NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell says that running back Leonard Fournette is in the team's plans for 2020. Jacksonville declined Fournette's fifth-year option, so 2020 is likely the final year for Fournette in a Jags uniform, but as of now it looks he will play out the final year of that contract with the team. The recent addition of Chris Thompson means that Fournette is unlikely to repeat last year's passing game performance, but he'll remain an early-down bruiser and should be considered a solid fantasy RB2.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette will not have his fifth-year option picked up this offseason, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Fournette will be a free agent next offseason and could be on the trade block before the start of the 2020 season. He is coming off a solid 2019 season and should be a weekly starting fantasy option no matter where he plays.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are not exercising running back Leonard Fournette's fifth-year option for the 2021 season, according to a source. Fournette was the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft, but the Jaguars are clearly ready to move on from him after the shopped him in trades leading up to and during last week's draft. The 25-year-old has gone over 1,000 yards rushing in two of his three seasons, but he's also battled injuries and has rushed for only 4.0 yards per carry on 666 career carries. While Fournette did catch a career-high 76 passes in 2019, he scored just three touchdowns total ni 15 games for Jacksonville. The Jags signed pass-catching back Chris Thompson on Friday, too, signaling that Fournette's pass-catching workload should shrink in 2020. Consider him an injury-prone RB2 heading into fantasy drafts this fall.
While the Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly tried to trade running back Leonard Fournette during the NFL Draft, no deal materialized, and head coach Dave Caldwell says that Fournette remains the starter. Caldwell also said that the reason the team didn't draft any running back was that no one was available that they thought could beat out backups Ryquell Armstead and Devine Ozigbo for snaps. Those two pieces coupled together seem to suggest that it's at least possible Fournette is on the Jaguars roster for the 2020 season. If so, he'll remain a low-end fantasy RB1, though he could regress some as a receiver and we could see more of Armstead sprinkled in.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has drawn very little trade interest with multiple executives telling Jeremy Fowler of ESPN there has been 'zero movement' on a trade. Fowler adds many are expecting Friday, April 24, to be a busy day for moves around the league with teams having a better idea of what holes they'll have to fill.
Fantasy Spin: Fournette has largely underwhelmed since entering the league as a fourth overall pick in 2017. He rushed for a career-high 1,152 yards across 15 games last season, but he scored just three touchdowns. The Jags are unlikely to get much of value in a deal for the fourth-year player and may be better off holding onto him. He's a low-end RB2 whose value comes mostly from volume.
Heading into the first day of the NFL Draft, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that there's been no movement yet about a possible trade of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, but Fowler does expect Friday to be a busy day on the trade front. It's possible Fournette -- who the Jaguars have reportedly been wanting to move all offseason as he moves into the final year of his rookie deal -- could wind up being moved on Day 2 of the draft, and at this point it seems like a foregone conclusion that Fournette gets moved at some point this offseason, which would open up carries for second-year back Ryquell Armstead. This is a situation to keep an eye on on Friday and Saturday.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has been on the trading block all offseason, and with rumors continuing to heat up about a trade, Jaguars.com's John Oehser was asked what the Jaguars would be in the NFL Draft if they moved Fournette before Thursday. Oehser believes that Jacksonville should already target a running back in the mid rounds, but that even in the scenario where Fournette is moved, the team wouldn't go after a first or second round running back. That would likely push Jacksonville out of the conversation for some of the top backs in this class and signal that whoever they picked was headed for a running back committee with Ryquell Armstead, a situation that would be a possible headache for fantasy owners.
The Jacksonville Jaguars trade talks centered around running back Leonard Fournette have gone on for more than a month, and they recently circled back with teams in the last three days, according to sources. There haven't been any takers yet, which is a sign that Fournette could be headed out before the 2020 season. ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't expected to be a taker for Fournette at this time with there being a lot of running back depth in the draft. Fournette missed just one game in 2019 and topped 1,000 yards rushing, but he wasn't all that efficient and scored just three touchdowns total. If he remains in Jacksonville, he'll be a low-end RB1 with injury concerns.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette is not expected to draw interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the trade market.
Fantasy Spin: Fournette really improved on his pass-catching ability, and he solidified himself as an RB1 in fantasy. He is a little brittle, though.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette is reportedly on the trade block, and the Tacoma News Tribune's Gregg Bell expects the Seattle Seahawks to be among the teams looking into acquiring his services.
Fantasy Spin: It seems highly unlikely Seattle would trade for Fournette with Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny already on the roster, but both backs are recovering from serious injuries. A more likely scenario would involve the Seahawks using a second-day pick at the position in order to buy them some time while Carson and Penny recover and give them a potential upgrade over Travis Homer. If Fournette finds his way to Seattle, however, he'd likely be a rock-solid fantasy RB2 on a team so committed to running the ball.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have had trade talks with other teams involving running back Leonard Fournette, according to league sources. Fournette is due $4.16 million in base salary in 2020, and it's a situation that should be watched closely as next week's draft approaches. The 25-year-old played in 15 games in 2019 and had a career-high 1,152 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 265 carries. He also added 76 receptions for 522 yards through the air. Fournette's 4.3 yards per carry still left a lot to be desired, and he just couldn't find the end zone enough to really help his fantasy owners out. The former fourth overall pick in 2017 remains an injury risk, but he might be a more attractive low-end RB1 with a change of scenery.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette has been the subject of trade talks between the Jaguars and other teams, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Fournette posted a career-best 1,152 rushing yards this past season and was also involved in the passing game with 522 receiving yards. He will be the starter no matter where he plays and likely will be a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette had career highs in catches (76), receiving yards (522) and targets (100) in 2019.
Fantasy Spin: Fournette only caught 58 balls in his first two years combined, but his increased usage pushed him into the RB1 area in PPR leagues. Is this sustainable? It should be with Gardner Minshew under center. Fournette missed 11 games in his first two seasons but played in 15 of 16 last year. He's a low-end RB1, but you're buying high.