Leonard Fournette
Leonard Fournette
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A bruising running style and heavy workload dating to his college days caught up with Fournette last year. Various lower-body injuries cost him seven games, and a league suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct sidelined him for one more. When he was on the field, Fournette often looked sluggish, and his 3.3 YPC can't be dismissed as merely a product of too many carries in short-yardage situations (11 carries inside the 5-yard line, T-15th). Nonetheless, the Jaguars seem committed to the 2017 fourth overall pick as their bell cow, letting T.J. Yeldon and Carlos Hyde leave in free agency and then replacing them with former Texans backup Alfred Blue and fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead. When he's 100 percent healthy, Fournette still shows power and explosiveness, with just enough wiggle to make the occasional defender miss in space despite presenting such a large target. His running style fits the team's smash-mouth personality, and with Nick Foles replacing Blake Bortles under center, the offense could become even more dependent on its ground attack. Fournette doesn't offer much as a receiver, though, so what upside he possesses comes via goal-line opportunities and touchdown potential --- all of his rushing TDs last season came inside the 5-yard line. The team is still committed to winning on the basis of its rushing attack and defense; Fournette just needs to stay healthy enough to take advantage of the plan. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $27.15 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2017.
Working on receiving skills
RBJacksonville Jaguars
June 14, 2019
Fournette reported to mandatory minicamp in good shape and looked comfortable catching passes, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Fournette joined the Jaguars for the early portion of their offseason program but then skipped some voluntary OTA sessions in May. His conditioning became a major issue last season when he put on weight while recovering from a hamstring injury. In addition to helping with stamina, Fournette's slimmer physique should make him more useful as a pass catcher. He isn't typically thought of as a three-down back, but it's reasonable that Fournette could have a chance to handle that role given the unimpressive depth chart behind him -- Alfred Blue, Benny Cunningham, Thomas Rawls and fifth-round rookie Ryquell Armstead (hamstring). Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles recently discussed how new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo puts a heavy emphasis on using running backs in the passing game.
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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 rush attempts.
  • 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.
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Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
Air Yards Per Game
Air Yards Per Snap
% Team Air Yards
% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
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Catch Rate
Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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2018 Leonard Fournette Split Stats
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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.
6' 0"
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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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.
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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Won't be punished by team
RBJacksonville Jaguars
April 16, 2019
Coach Doug Marrone said Fournette won't face any team discipline for his recent arrest, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Arrested for unpaid traffic ticket
RBJacksonville Jaguars
April 11, 2019
Fournette was arrested Thursday in Jacksonville in the aftermath of a traffic violation, Vic Micolucci of WJXT 4 reports.
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Getting support from Coughlin
RBJacksonville Jaguars
March 19, 2019
Fournette appears to have the support of Jaguars executive vice president Tom Coughlin, who expects the running back to rebound in 2019, ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco reports. "I have full confidence in him," Coughlin said. "He does have some things he's got to prove when he comes back about his preparation, but he's a young player, he loves football, had an outstanding year, had a very disappointing year. We want him to be a great player and I think he's in the same mindset."
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Getting focused
RBJacksonville Jaguars
February 28, 2019
Fournette is spending the offseason working out in Wyoming with Ben Iannacchione, his former strength and conditioning coach from LSU, Phillip Heilman of the Florida Times-Union reports. "The Leonard I see now -- and, again, I wasn't around Leonard last year, still followed his career, noticed he missed some games last year -- but the Leonard that's here in Wyoming right now is very similar to the Leonard that I had at LSU," Iannacchione said. "If he continues with this mindset and this work ethic, I think everyone in Jacksonville is going to be pleasantly surprised."
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Clears air with Jags execs
RBJacksonville Jaguars
January 10, 2019
Fournette 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.
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