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Leonard
Fournette
College LSU
Team Jacksonville Jaguars
27RB
6'0"Height
228Weight
24Age
3Exp
10Bye
Leonard Fournette's Fantasy Scouting Report

SCOUT ANALYST TAKE

In his first two seasons in the NFL, Fournette has missed 14 games and when Fournette has played for the Jaguars, he hasn't looked worthy of being the 4th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In 8 games in 2018 Fournette rushed for just 439 yards on 133 caries (3.3 yards per carry). Fournette went in the first or second round of most fantasy football drafts last season but finished the season outside of the top-30 running backs. SportsLine projects Fournette to finish 2019 with 856 rushing yards and 8 TDs on 239 carries (3.6 yards per carry). Fournette is also projected to have 44 receptions for 377 receiving yards this upcoming season. The Jaguars offensive line should be better this season with several starters returning from injury, but the 3.6 rushing average yards per carry and Fournette's injury history scares me. I would stay off from Fournette this season; He hasn't shown that he can stay healthy and hasn't been explosive.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Leonard Fournette to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 189 projected fantasy points puts him at #11 behind Todd Gurley and ahead of Dalvin Cook. He has averaged 12.3 fantasy points in his past 8 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 11.8 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#12) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite running back. He is not projected for elite value. Leonard Fournette is expected to improve on last season's #35 fantasy position rank.

LEONARD FOURNETTE WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Leonard Fournette is projected for 13.1 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #6 ranked running back and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Dalvin Cook but behind Joe Mixon. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#19). He is projected for 10.5 fantasy points.

LEONARD FOURNETTE IS A GREAT DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL ($7.2K) AND DRAFTKINGS ($6.1K)

He is projected for 14.7 FanDuel points and 17.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1583 more than $7.2K on FanDuel and +$1547 more than $6.1K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2019JAC771447154.9781132
2018JAC881334393.3025523
2017JAC131326810403.8890946
Career (3 Seasons)282854521944.039015101
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019JAC77282037.252001013
2018JAC88221858.413113010
2017JAC1313363028.392812015
Career (3 Seasons)2828866908.023126038
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OCTOBER GAMES3723114.31548112897.400
SEPTEMBER GAMES4724045.617810161147.100
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)115664.426906264.300
SUNDAY GAMES612964953081122177800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
WINS3734225.8198101060600
LOSSES4712934.113481181437.900
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOME GAMES3482044.36690161006.300
ROAD GAMES4965115.326811121038.600
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
Bank of America Stadium1231084.764814297.300
Empower Field at Mile High1292257.898102201000
NRG Stadium115473.131404401000
Paul Brown Stadium1291314.58200214700
TIAA Bank Field3482044.36690161006.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
vs Carolina Panthers1231084.764814297.300
vs Cincinnati Bengals1291314.58200214700
vs Denver Broncos1292257.898102201000
vs Houston Texans115473.131404401000
vs Kansas City Chiefs113665.13140428700
vs New Orleans Saints120723.611606467.700
vs Tennessee Titans115664.426906264.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
HOT WEATHER >= 803623635.91381012947.800
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)3673054.61669112695.800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
INDOOR GAMES115473.131404401000
OUTDOOR GAMES61296685.229811241636.800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES244178411200654900
ON GRASS FIELDS51005375.421811221496.800
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
MARGIN 0-74874525.219811161358.400
MARGIN 8-143572634.61369012685.700
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FIRST HALF SEASON7144715532811282037.300
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION51146025.327811181377.600
VS OWN DIVISION2301133.8569010666.600
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
VS AFC TEAMS51015355.325810181287.100
VS NFC TEAMS2431804.2748110757.500
CATEGORYGRUATTRUYDRUAVGRU1STRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 70251315.264803206.700
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF0492.3040436900
FOURTH DOWN0451.332000---00
FIRST DOWN0784425.71081110878.700
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS0331293.971417598.400
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS0563305.91481011898.100
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE024411.7261315500
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE0431643.81016012826.800
THIRD DOWN011544.951607334.700
TIED020924.642003175.700
SECOND DOWN0512144.21426011837.500
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE0562945.3166907771100
OVERTIME000---00000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE02121610.348106294.800
BEHIND0914725.222811191608.400
ATTEMPTS 31+000---00000---00
3RD QUARTER0422586.1108114194.800
4TH QUARTER0392275.896909798.800
2ND QUARTER0331183.66200856700
2ND HALF08148561981113987.500
1ST HALF0632303.71320015105700
1ST QUARTER0301123.77190749700
AHEAD0331514.666906264.300
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS014634.5426000---00
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-200533536.71281100---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30021864.1526000---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-100702763.91520000---00
AS STARTER000---00000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS018884.926906264.300
OVERALL7144715532811282037.300
2019 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDFL
109/08KCL40-2613665.081404287.001201
209/15@HOUL13-1215473.1314044010.002000
309/19TENW20-715664.406906264.33900
409/29@DENW26-24292257.7681022010.001900
510/06@CARL34-27231084.704814297.251400
610/13NOL13-620723.601606467.671000
710/20@CINW27-17291314.522002147.001000
* Indicates player did not play that week