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Running Back, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Draft: 2017 Round 1 (4)
College: Louisiana State
DOB: 1995-01-18 Age: 26

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 JAC 13 268 1,040 3.9 9 48 36 302 8.4 1 194.2 14.9
2018 JAC 8 133 439 3.3 5 26 22 185 8.4 1 98.4 12.3
2019 JAC 15 265 1,152 4.3 3 100 76 522 6.9 0 185.4 12.4
2020 TB 12 97 367 3.8 6 47 36 233 6.5 0 96.0 8.0
2020 (Projected) TB   194 815 4.2 5   39 285 7.3 0 140.0  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
Leonard Fournette gets a bad rap. He has been on one of the worst teams in the league since he was drafted 4th overall in 2017, yet he has produced each year. He has never produced at the level expected of a player drafted that highly, but then the team around him has been mostly awful.

His yards-per-carry average was the highest of his career in 2019 at 4.3, and that was behind the 27th-best run-blocking offensive line, per Football Outsiders. He has never been known as a pass-catcher but had 76 receptions last season on 100 targets. He logged nearly 1,700 all-purpose yards, and it seems the only reason folks are down on him (myself included) is that he has not turned his touches into more touchdowns. On 341 touches in 2019 he scored only three times.

However, in 2017 and 2018 he scored 10 and 6 times, respectively. So could it be that he scored so seldomly because his team was so rarely in a position to score? That is certainly part of the story. Still, it is hard to trust a back on such a poor team, with a quarterback who is still hard to have faith in. Therefore, most fantasy players will avoid Fournette until at least the third round, maybe the fourth. But the upside is there. Any player who is likely to touch the ball 300 times, as Fournette is, is a very valuable player to roster.

He is unlikely to receive 100 targets again, especially since new play-caller Jay Gruden brought in Chris Thompson to be his third-down back. But with a better offensive design, it is also likely that defenses will have a harder time shutting down the offense, leading to more effectiveness in moving the ball, and more scoring opportunities. It seems likely that Fournette will be on the move to a new team after this season, which could lead to him being in a much better situation in 2021. In short, Fournette is a nice buy-low candidate this season, particularly in dynasty.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB2 Leonard Fournette
RB2RB1 Ronald Jones
RB3RB3 Ke'Shawn Vaughn
RB4RB4 LeSean McCoy
RB5RB5 T.J. Logan
RB6RB6 Kenjon Barner
Buccaneers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Leonard Fournette expected to start, Rojo gametime decision
Ronald Jones improved in Friday's practice
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jan 15, 12:27 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bruce Arians says that Ronald Jones improved today in practice and will be a game-time decision with his quad injury Sunday vs. Saints. He expects Leonard Fournette to start Sunday either way. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We should get more clarity on Saturday but it appears Fournette will be handling the majority of work at running back for the Bucs against the Saints. New Orleans has given up the fewest fantasy points to running backs on the season.


Injury Ronald Jones misses practice Wednesday
Quad injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jan 13, 11:30 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#GoBucs RB Ronald Jones (quad) was not at practice during the portion open to the media. RB LeSean McCoy has returned. DT Steve McLendon is back as well. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jones missed Wildcard Weekend after his quad tightened up during pregame warmups. Arians said today that he hopes Jones will be able to practice later this week. If Jones ends up sitting, it will be the Leonard Fournette show against the Saints on Sunday.


Injury Ronald Jones' status for Sunday up in the air
Quad injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jan 11, 12:21 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Arians shares more about Ronald Jones on Saturday -- he had a sore quad, didn't feel right before the game. "We'll wait and see," Arians says, when asked if Jones can play against the Saints. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Arian noted that Jones was "fine" on Thursday and Friday of last week but Jones never got comfortable with his quad injury during pregame warmups against Washington allowing Leonard Fournette (19-93-1, 4-39 to take on a lead role in the Bucs backfield. We'll likely get clarification on this backfield later in the week.


Injury Ronald Jones activated from COVID-19 list
Bucs RB still nursing broken finger but could play Week 17
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Wed Dec 30, 8:51 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ronald Jones was activated Tuesday from the reserve/COVID-19 list and is expected to practice Wednesday. He could be back in the Bucs’ lineup for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Falcons -- and he's still looking for the 1,000-yard milestone. (Tampa Bay Times)

FFToday's Take: Jones has missed the last two games and hasn’t practiced since breaking the pinky finger on his left hand in the Bucs’ 26-14 win over Minnesota on Dec. 13. He had surgery to insert a pin in that finger. HC Bruce Arians said he would like for Jones to get some action Sunday. If he doesn't suit up, we can expect another big workload for Leonard Fournette and some touches for Ke'Shawn Vaughn.


Injury Ronald Jones ruled out for Week 16
Remains on COVID-19 reserve list
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 24, 12:28 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As expected, Arians says Ronald Jones will miss a second game while he remains on COVID-19 reserve list. Leonard Fournette had two touchdowns last week stepping up into starting role. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jones had surgery on his finger but also remains in the COVID-19 protocol. We should see a lot of Fournette against the Lions as the Bucs are checking in as 9.0 point favorites. Fournette's goaline role and projected volume make him an easy RB2 in Week 16.


Injury Ronald Jones placed on COVID-19 list
Week 15 status in doubt
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Dec 16, 5:00 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs coach Bruce Arians said he hoped Ronald Jones could return to practice Thursday or Friday as his finger healed. But now that timetable seems unlikely. Jones is the fourth player to be quarantined this week either for testing positive for COVID-19 or coming into close contact with someone who has the virus. On Tuesday, the Bucs placed placekicker Ryan Succop, punter Bradley Pinion and long snapper Zach Triner on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Tampa Bay Times)

FFToday's Take: It's possible Jones could be removed from the list in time to face the Falcons this Sunday but it's looking more and more likely that Leonard Fournette will be seeing the bulk of action at running back for the Bucs.


Injury Ronald Jones will have pin inserted in broken pinky
Status for Week 15 uncertain
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Dec 15, 10:43 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#GoBucs RB Ronald Jones is scheduled today to have a surgical procedure to have a pin placed in his broken pinky finger. (Rick Stroud on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Chris Godwin had a similar procedure recently and missed one game although that injury was on his index finger. If Jones sits in Week 15 against the Falcons we could see some kind of committee of Leonard Fournette (healthy scratch in Wk14), LeSean McCoy and Ke'Shawn Vaughn.


Injury RoJo nursing finger injury
HC: RB "may have fractured a pinky" in Week 14
By: Doug Orth | Mon Dec 14, 6:30 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bucs coach Bruce Arians says Ronald Jones may have fractured a pinky. Says he's waiting to see if they will need to place a pin in it and what that means. (Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud)

FFToday's Take: Jones likely suffered the injury on his touchdown, but he remained in the game. Leonard Fournette was a healthy scratch in Week 14, so it is unclear at this moment if he would return to a leading role in this backfield of Jones must sit or work in a committee with LeSean McCoy. If Jones plays in Week 15, he'll be a top-20 option versus the Atlanta Falcons, albeit one who may not play much on passing downs.


Injury Leonard Fournette a healthy scratch
LeSean McCoy, Ke'Shawn Vaughn next up
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 13, 11:35 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Leonard Fournette a healthy scratch today for Bucs (Jay Glazer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Fournette inactive, we could see LeSean McCoy and Ke'Shawn Vaughn back in the mix. Both have been absent from the field since Week 6. Expect Ronald Jones to handle the bulk of running back work for the Bucs.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NO L 23-34 5 5 1.0 0 1 1 14 14.0 0 1.9
2 CAR W 31-17 12 103 8.6 2 5 4 13 3.3 0 23.6
3 at DEN W 28-10 7 15 2.1 0 2 2 7 3.5 0 2.2
7 at LV W 45-20 11 50 4.5 0 7 6 47 7.8 0 9.7
8 at NYG W 25-23 15 52 3.5 0 6 3 19 6.3 0 7.1
9 NO L 3-38 1 0 0.0 0 6 6 41 6.8 0 4.1
10 at CAR W 46-23 8 19 2.4 0 3 2 11 5.5 0 3.0
11 LAR L 24-27 7 17 2.4 1 4 1 9 9.0 0 8.6
12 KC L 24-27 3 10 3.3 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 2.0
15 at ATL W 31-27 14 49 3.5 2 5 3 16 5.3 0 18.5
16 at DET W 47-7 9 34 3.8 1 3 3 32 10.7 0 12.6
17 ATL W 44-27 5 13 2.6 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 2.7
WC at WAS W 31-23 19 93 4.9 1 4 4 39 9.8 0 19.2
DP at NO W 30-20 17 63 3.7 0 6 5 44 8.8 1 16.7
CC at GB W 31-26 12 55 4.6 1 7 5 19 3.8 0 13.4
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 KC L 26-40 13 66 5.1 0 6 4 28 7.0 0 9.4
2 at HOU L 12-13 15 47 3.1 0 6 4 40 10.0 0 8.7
3 TEN W 20-7 15 66 4.4 0 8 6 26 4.3 0 9.2
4 at DEN W 26-24 29 225 7.8 0 3 2 20 10.0 0 24.5
5 at CAR L 27-34 23 108 4.7 1 7 4 29 7.3 0 19.7
6 NO L 6-13 20 72 3.6 0 6 6 46 7.7 0 11.8
7 at CIN W 27-17 29 131 4.5 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 14.5
8 NYJ W 29-15 19 76 4.0 0 7 7 60 8.6 0 13.6
9 HOU L 3-26 11 40 3.6 0 6 5 32 6.4 0 7.2
11 at IND L 13-33 8 23 2.9 0 7 7 34 4.9 0 5.7
12 at TEN L 20-42 24 97 4.0 2 12 9 62 6.9 0 27.9
13 TB L 11-28 14 38 2.7 0 11 9 53 5.9 0 9.1
14 LAC L 10-45 15 50 3.3 0 6 3 13 4.3 0 6.3
15 at LV W 20-16 15 42 2.8 0 7 5 31 6.2 0 7.3
16 at ATL L 12-24 15 71 4.7 0 6 3 34 11.3 0 10.5

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NYG W 20-15 9 41 4.6 0 3 3 14 4.7 0 5.5
4 NYJ W 31-12 11 30 2.7 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 3.5
10 at IND L 26-29 24 53 2.2 1 5 5 56 11.2 1 22.9
11 PIT L 16-20 28 95 3.4 1 2 2 46 23.0 0 20.1
12 at BUF L 21-24 18 95 5.3 2 3 3 13 4.3 0 22.8
14 at TEN L 9-30 14 36 2.6 0 3 2 5 2.5 0 4.1
15 WAS L 13-16 11 46 4.2 0 4 3 18 6.0 0 6.4
16 at MIA W 17-7 18 43 2.4 1 5 3 28 9.3 0 13.1

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