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.
Garners 18 total touches in defeat
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 8, 2019
Fournette rushed 15 times for 50 yards and secured three of six targets for 13 yards in the Jaguars' 45-10 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Like the rest of his teammates, Fournette turned in a lackluster outing overall, although he partly had game script to blame for less opportunity than usual. The bruising back saw a significant downturn from the 28 touches he'd averaged over the prior pair of contests, and he's now gained 50 rushing yards or less in four of his last five contests. Fournette does continue to play a significant role as a receiver out of the backfield, and he'll look to up his production through both the ground and air in a Week 15 matchup versus the vulnerable Raiders.
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How do Leonard Fournette's 2019 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.
Broken Tackle %
7.7%
 
Positive Run %
79.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
62.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.8
 
Rushing TD %
1.3%
 
Touches Per Game
23.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
37.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.00
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
18.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
78.2%
 
Drop Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.2
 
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Sunday, Dec 15th at 4:05PM
Overall QB Rating Against
93.9
 
Cornerbacks
80.5
 
Safeties
82.6
 
Linebackers
124.1
 
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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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Compiles 91 total yards in loss
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 1, 2019
Fournette rushed 14 times for 38 yards and brought in nine of 11 targets for 53 yards in the Jaguars' 28-11 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Scores twice in workhorse effort
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 25, 2019
Fournette carried 24 times for 97 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Titans. He also caught nine of 12 targets for an additional 62 yards in the 42-20 loss.
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Limited by game script
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 17, 2019
Fournette carried the ball eight times for 23 yards in the team's Week 11 loss to the Colts. He also added seven receptions for 34 yards.
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Season-low rushing total in London
RBJacksonville Jaguars
November 3, 2019
Fournette rushed 11 times for 40 yards and caught five of six targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 26-3 loss to the Texans at Wembley Stadium.
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Piles up yards but no TD again
RBJacksonville Jaguars
October 27, 2019
Fournette rushed 19 times for 76 yards and caught all seven of his targets for another 60 in Sunday's 29-15 win over the Jets.
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