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RB Leonard Fournette - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-0, 240Born: 1-18-1995College: LSUDrafted: Round 1, pick 2017

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Oct 12): is out for this week's game. Fournette was spotted running on a side field during practice Friday, Oct. 12. Head coach Doug Marrone later told reporters Fournette has a "chance" to play as early as Week 7 against the Houston Texans.

General News (Thu Oct 11): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 10): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Mon Oct 8): will not play in Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys due to his hamstring injury.

Week 6: at Dallas Cowboys

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. At the moment, the Jaguars simply can't count on Leonard Fournette. Between his long-nagging ankle/foot woes and his recurring hamstring issue, Fournette's body simply isn't cooperating with his NFL plans. He'll almost certainly sit this Sunday, leaving T.J. Yeldon as the workhorse again. Yeldon is serviceable in the lead role, averaging 4.37 yards per rush this season. But he's not nearly the powerful grinder Fournette is, nor does he boast the same breakaway speed. Owner of a career 4.04 mark, Yeldon is somewhat of a plodder unless escorted into the open field. The dip is certainly felt in this offense - It's why Blake Bortles keeps throwing 50+ passes in these games. The team would love to have Fournette's game-controlling ability back as soon as possible. Yeldon projects decently week-to-week, but rarely as a world-beater, especially behind a banged-up offensive line that just lost its second left tackle of the young season. Change-of-pace back Corey Grant went on injured reserve this week, leaving only new signee Jamaal Charles as backfield depth. Charles is a big name, but looked gassed last year and likely won't get much run. Yeldon will have plenty of opportunity Sunday, assuming game flow, but his level efficiency will be anyone's guess. The Dallas run defense is simply a different unit without oft-injured middle linebacker Sean Lee. Dating back to last season, they've allowed opposing runners just 3.55 yards per rush with Lee in the lineup, but 4.63 over 7 games without him. Still, there's hope on the horizon as Lee prepares to sit yet again in Week 6. Rookie Leighton Vander Esch has been outstanding in the run game, and he's been a full-timer with Lee out, playing 130 of 134 snaps over the last 2 weeks. Vander Esch is explosive in addressing the run and reliable at bringing it down, and he was a big reason neither Alfred Blue nor Deshaun Watson was able to break any gains of note last week. In all, this unit definitely takes a step down without Lee, but not a massive one. They're still not a particularly easy task.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 vs NYJ 24 11 30 0 1 1 5 0 0 3.5
6 at DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
6 at DAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Leonard Fournette's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 4 vs NYJ (11 / 30 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Fournette started the game as a workhorse after missing the last two weeks with a hamstring injury. He totaled 11 touches in the first quarter. 1st down runs under center were not effective. He did have one counter play that was well blocked to the playside and probably would have gone for a nice gain that got stuffed for a loss by Jamal Adams shooting a gap from the backside like a missile. Runs from shotgun were more successful. He exited at the end of the first quarter with hamstring tightness and never returned.

2018 Week 1 vs NYG (9 / 41 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

Fournette started the game off exactly how one would expect as a workhorse lead back. Most encouraging were a catch-and-run off of play-action from the I formation on the first drive of the second half and his effective on shotgun runs/RPO gives. Unfortunately, he left the game midway through the second quarter with an injured hamstring, as his leg got caught underneath him as during a tackle.

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Latest News

Jaguars | Week 6 Jacksonville Jaguars inactives (Sun Oct 14, 02:59 PM) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared OG Chris Reed, CB D.J. Hayden, CB Tre Herndon, DE Dawuane Smoot, DT Eli Ankou, RB Leonard Fournette and OT Ereck Flowers inactive for Week 6.

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Jaguars | Week 6 injury report for Jacksonville (Fri Oct 12, 04:44 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), CB D.J. Hayden (toe), CB Tre Herndon (hamstring) and OL Josh Wells (groin) were unable to practice Friday, Oct. 12 and they were ruled out for Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys. CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) was a limited participant, while DT Calais Campbell (ankle), OT Brandon Linder (knee), DE Yannick Ngakoue (shoulder) and OT Jermey Parnell (knee) were able to practice in full and have been removed from the report.

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Jaguars | Leonard Fournette puts in some work Friday (Fri Oct 12, 12:59 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was spotted running on a side field during practice Friday, Oct. 12. Head coach Doug Marrone later told reporters Fournette has a 'chance' to play as early as Week 7 against the Houston Texans.

Our View: If Fournette can't go next week, the team could opt to sit him in Week 8 to get him the extra week of rest during their Week 9 bye and get him as close to full strength as possible for the run towards the postseason.
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Jaguars | Jacksonville Week 6 injury report (Fri Oct 12, 12:27 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), CB D.J. Hayden (toe), CB Tre Herndon (hamstring) and OT Josh Wells (groin) were ruled out Friday, Oct. 12, for the team's Week 6 game against the Dallas Cowboys. CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) is listed as questionable.

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Jaguars | Thursday practice report for Jaguars (Thu Oct 11, 06:22 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), CB D.J. Hayden (toe), CB Tre Herndon (hamstring) and OT Josh Wells (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 11. DT Calais Campbell (ankle), C Brandon Linder (knee), OG Andrew Norwell (foot), OT Jermey Parnell (knee), CB Jalen Ramsey (knee) and LS Carson Tinker (knee) were limited during practice. DT Malik Jackson (back) and DE Yannick Ngakoue (shoulder) fully participated in practice.

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Schedule

6@ Dallas Cowboys
7vs Houston Texans
8vs Philadelphia Eagles
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Indianapolis Colts
11vs Pittsburgh Steelers
12@ Buffalo Bills
13vs Indianapolis Colts
14@ Tennessee Titans
15vs Washington Redskins
16@ Miami Dolphins
17@ Houston Texans