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Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette

Height: 6' Weight: 228 lbsAge: 25College: Louisiana StateDrafted: #4 (1st Rd. by Jacksonville)

Week 3 Outlook

Sun 4:25pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) RB #22
Projection 10.1 pts


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It appeared that Jones may have lost the starting job last week. It's a shame because it was almost as if the Bucs were looking for a reason, but he gave them one when he botched the handoff leading to a turnover. Bruce Arians said after the game that he's not planning on giving the starting job to Fournette, and that he likes him to come into the game later and finish teams off. This could very easily become a Peyton Barber/Jones situation from last year where we never seemingly know which one to start. For now, it appears that Jones hasn't lost all hope, but he's on thin ice every week, which can't be good for his mental state entering a game. The Broncos have allowed 100-yard rushers in back-to-back games to open the season, as both Derrick Henry and James Conner were able to get there. That's a big change from last year when they allowed two 100-yard rushers all season. Oddly enough, Fournette was one of them when he rattled off 225 yards on 29 carries in their Week 4 matchup. The bottom line with this matchup is that we have a lack of confidence in which running back to trust. Jones appears to be the 1A but he presents so much risk that he can't be played as anything more than a low-end RB3 with tons of risk. Meanwhile, Fournette is going to get some touches, though how many depends on if Jones screws something up. Fournette should be considered a high-end RB4 who has some upside, sure, but also has a five-touch floor if Jones is running hot.

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Leonard Fournette scores twice in Week 2 win

Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette rushed 12 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns and caught 4-of-5 targets for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over Carolina.

Fantasy Impact

After Fournette was a non-factor in the season opener, he exploded for 116 total yards and two touchdowns in Week 2. Even with Ronald Jones also playing well, Fournette should be able to contribute in fantasy following this promising performance. Fournette out-touched Jones 16-to-9 and out-gained him 116-to-27. Fournette gets Denver in Week 3.

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Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts photo
Here's a look at fantasy football rankings from our most accurate experts of the 2020 season. These rankings are for half-PPR scoring fantasy football ...
by FantasyPros Staff in FantasySep 26, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 3RB #22RB #16RB #3642
Rest of Season RB #25RB #26RB #323
Dynasty RB #24RB #17RB #4521
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Projections (Week 3)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Last Week1032423.6
Season to Date5412.512.8
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRush YdsRush TdsRecsPoints
Week 2vs. CAR1032423.6
Week 1@ NO5011.9
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Game@ DEN25th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAC, CHI, GB27th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)MIN, ATL, DET4th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--9th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Start?
recommended by 65% of experts
recommended by 66% of experts
recommended by 49% of experts
recommended by 54% of experts
Most Accurate Experts
for Leonard Fournette
Most accurate experts for Leonard Fournette
T-1.Heath Cummings-
T-1.Kyle AugustRB #22
T-1.Dominic Cintorino-
T-1.Alex BlickleRB #24
T-1.Justin WeigalRB #22
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