Leonard Fournette Is Poised to Anchor Your Fantasy Roster in 2018

Did you know that Leonard Fournette rushed for 100 or more yards in five different games last season? He also scored a rushing touchdown in eight different games. Fournette has the potential to finish 2018 as a top-three fantasy running back in 2018.

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By Eric Moody | @EricNMoody | Archive

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  1. @moody Interesting piece. I'm in a similar draft slot in my league and thus quite intrigued by the possibility of the Fournette and elite WR (especially Thomas) in Rd 2.

    Interesting counterpoint from a recent PFF piece, however. They point out they he wasn't great after injuries last year and also speculate whether the Jags will continue to stick to such a run heavy approach in future.


  2. Moody says:

    @Will I am happy to hear you enjoyed the article. Fournette's injury history remains his biggest Achilles heel (no pun intended). It will be interesting to see how his body responds to his first full NFL season and offseason. I would anticipate that Fournette is more durable in 2018 which will positively impact his effectiveness.

    DeMarco Murray was a great example heading into the 2014 season. The perception was that he was injury prone, but Murray ended being a league winner seeing 449 touches. I don't anticipate the Jaguars providing Fournette that many touches, but anywhere from 325 to 350 are realistic. His four-year rookie contract is also fully guaranteed which implies Fournette will be a focal point of the offense moving forward. Blake Bortles' contract extension also suggests the Jaguars offense will revolve around the running game for the next few seasons.

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