Jacksonville Jaguars
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  • Louisiana State
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  • Posted: 8/14/2017 12:12pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) will not play Thursday, Aug. 17, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of his foot injury, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

    Huddle Up: The Jaguars will take it easy with their highly touted rookie so as to not aggravate the injury. Fournette had foot issues in college, too, so they'll be especially careful. As long as Fournette doesn't have any setbacks, he remains a low-end RB1 to high-end RB2 consideration.

  • Posted: 8/13/2017 11:59am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (foot) sat out of practice due to a foot injury Sunday, Aug. 13. Head coach Doug Marrone was noncommittal when asked if the injury would keep Fournette out of the team's second preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, Aug. 17. 'It?s been something that has been growing. ... The other day, it was sore so we said, ?Hey, let?s not take any chances. ? We?re going to be really cautious with that. If it puts anything in jeopardy for a longer deal, then I probably won?t (play him Thursday),' Marrone said.

    Huddle Up: Fournette is a solid bet to carry the ball 300-plus times in 2017, so the Jaguars will probably opt to sit him against Tampa Bay. For now, he remains a solid pick in the middle of the second round in fantasy drafts. Expect T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory to see the bulk of the work in the first half versus the Buccaneers.

  • Posted: 8/11/2017 9:11pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette said the NFL was 'a lot slower' than he expected following his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 10, against the New England Patriots. 'I think, to me, it was really easy,' Fournette said.

    Huddle Up: The preseason isn't the regular season, but Fournette is built to carry a big load, and Jacksonville is likely to give him plenty of touches after spending the No. 4 pick on him. At the very least, he should be a volume-based RB2.

  • Posted: 8/10/2017 6:37pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut Thursday, August 10, against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Veteran Chris Ivory was the first running back in the ballgame for the Jaguars, but this backfield is still expected to be fueled by Fournette. The No. 4 overall draft pick in this year's draft is worth tailing as an RB2 option, and considering how majorly talented he is, it wouldn't a total shock if his ceiling reached even higher than that in his rookie campaign. Fournette could very well end up being the biggest contributor in Jacksonville's offense this year.

  • Posted: 7/27/2017 11:55pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette impressed as a receiver out of the backfield during both individual and team drills Thursday, July 27, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco.

    Huddle Up: If you watched an LSU game last season you know what Fournette can do as a runner, but his work thus far in OTAs and training camp suggests he could be a force catching the ball out of the backfield as well. He's a legitimate high-end RB2 right now, and the needle looks to be pointing up for his 2017 potential.

  • Posted: 5/26/2017 11:08am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette impressed head coach Doug Marrone with his ability to catch the ball during OTAs, according to 1010XL AM's Hays Carlyon.

    Huddle Up: One of the questions on Fournette during the draft process was his ability to be a threat out of the backfield, although LSU didn't do him many favors by rarely ever using him as one (41 catches in three seasons). If the No. 4 overall pick earns the coaching staff's trust as a receiver and blocker, he should quickly emerge as an every-down back and potential low-end RB1 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 5/21/2017 6:02pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette was more effective running behind a fullback in college, and beat writer Ryan O'Halloran believes Fournette's biggest adjustment in the NFL will be receiving carries out of the shotgun and not regularly having a fullback.

    Huddle Up: While Fournette will have to adjust to running out of some shotgun sets, the Jaguars have already added a couple of fullbacks after not carrying one on the roster last year. After Jacksonville spent the No. 4 pick on Fournette, the rookie should see all the carries he can handle. At worst, he should be a volume-based RB2.

  • Posted: 5/17/2017 12:57pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette signed his four-year deal with the Jaguars Wednesday, May 17, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Fournette likely will be the starting running back for the Jaguars in 2017 and should receive most of the carries during games. He should be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in most leagues as long as he can stay healthy.

  • Posted: 5/13/2017 2:45pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette will need to earn the starting running back job during offseason workouts and training camp even though he was the team's first-round pick, according to head coach Doug Marrone.

    Huddle Up: The Jaguars have Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon on the roster but Fournette should be considered the leading candidate for the starting job and likely will receive most of the carries in 2017. Owners in most leagues should consider Fournette a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if he starts.

  • Posted: 4/27/2017 6:07pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette's ideal playing weight is around 230 pounds, according to executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin, and Coughlin said he doesn't have any questions about Fournette being able to play all three downs.

    Huddle Up: While it's encouraging to hear Fournette talked about as a three- down back, he will likely lose some touches to either Chris Ivory or T.J. Yeldon, and Jacksonville's offensive line isn't an elite unit. Consider him a low-end RB2 or RB3 for now.

  • Posted: 4/27/2017 5:36pm ET

    The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Louisiana State RB Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.

    Huddle Up: Fournette likely will be the starting running back for the Jaguars as a rookie but will lose some playing time if Chris Ivory or T.J. Yeldon remains with the team. Owners in most fantasy leagues should consider him a No. 2 or No. 3 running back.

  • Posted: 4/25/2017 2:26pm ET

    LSU RB Leonard Fournette's availability may dictate whether or not the Carolina Panther trade back from their No. 8 overall selection in the NFL draft, according to NFL Network's Mike Garofolo.

    Huddle Up: The Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars have been two of the most linked teams to Fournette. Apparently the Panthers are comfortable with waiting if they aren't able to take the star prospect. If that's the case, Jonathan Stewart could very well remain the primary running back in Carolina. Even at 30 years old, Stewart would warrant RB2 consideration in that case.

  • Posted: 3/18/2017 6:54pm ET

    Louisiana State RB Leonard Fournette could be the target of the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to beat writer Mike DiRocco.

    Huddle Up: The idea of Jacksonville going with a running back early in the draft seems to be gaining steam, and if Fournette is the pick, he would immediately become the workhorse for the Jaguars and a solid RB2 in all formats.

  • Posted: 3/17/2017 9:17am ET

    LSU RB Leonard Fournette is visiting with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, March 17.

    Huddle Up: Fournette and Florida State's Dalvin Cook are both meeting with the Eagles today, and it makes sense as they are widely regarded as the top two backs the draft and Philadelphia needs help at the position. The Eagles own the No. 14 pick in the draft, meaning they would probably have to move up for Fournette but could be in the right spot to land Cook.

  • Posted: 3/12/2017 6:03pm ET

    Louisiana State RB Leonard Fournette could be the target of the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after Jacksonville committed significant money to the defensive side of the ball in free agency, according to Bucky Brooks of NFL.com.

    Huddle Up: Fournette would instantly become the workhorse in Jacksonville's backfield, and he would be no worse than a high-end RB2.

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