Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Jacksonville Jaguars
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.
Carries offense in narrow loss
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 18, 2018
Fournette rushed 28 times for 95 yards and a touchdown while catching both of his targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Steelers.
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Fournette ceded 13 carries to the combination of Carlos Hyde and T.J. Yeldon, but he was by far Jacksonville's most effective offensive player, with no one else reaching even half his output in either the rushing or receiving categories. After three first-half field goals, Fournette took the ball into the end zone from two yards out in the third quarter to give his team a 16-0 lead. It was all Steelers from there, but Fournette's owners should be encouraged by his ability to handle a workhorse role. He should see plenty of touches against the Bills in Week 12.
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Advanced NFL Stats
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 %
1.9%
 
Positive Run %
77.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.4
 
Rushing TD %
2.3%
 
Touches Per Game
17.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
63.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-7.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.27
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.0%
 
% Team Targets
2.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.9
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Steelers
Sunday, Nov 18th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
87.3
 
Cornerbacks
86.7
 
Safeties
77.9
 
Linebackers
95.1
 
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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
 
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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Comfortable with health
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 16, 2018
Fournette indicated Thursday that he's fully confident in the health of his hamstring after playing 39 of the Jaguars' 75 offensive snaps (52 percent) in the 29-26 loss to the Colts in Week 10, John Oehser of Jacksonville's official site reports. "I don't second-guess my injury that I had or nothing like that. I go out there and play full force," Fournette said.
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Scores two touchdowns in return
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 11, 2018
Fournette carried 24 times for 53 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Colts. He also caught five passes for 56 additional yards and another score in the 29-26 loss.
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Good to go this week
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 9, 2018
Fournette (hamstring) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts after practicing fully all week.
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Returns to full practice
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 7, 2018
Fournette (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.
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Set to practice Wednesday
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Hamstring
November 7, 2018
Fournette (hamstring) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday.
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