By Kyle Yates (FantasyPros), Wed, Oct 20th 2021, 6:16pm EDT
It's difficult to argue with the fact that Fournette is now the lead back for the Bucs, one of the best offenses in the league. He's dominated the snap count and opportunity share in this backfield over the past few weeks and he's rising up rest-of-season rankings as a result. Looking ahead to week seven, Fournette belongs in starting lineups simply due to the lack of other proven options at the position due to bye weeks, injuries, etc. but he might not as much upside as we would hope for in this matchup against the Bears. Chicago has kept opposing RBs somewhat in check so far this season and they're only allowing 15.7 fantasy points per game to opposing RBs. Fournette should see enough volume to be a reliable high-end RB2 this week, but he'll need to cash in and find the end zone to crack the top-8 at the position.