As the 2020 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at running back Leonard Fournette and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
After serving as a workhorse for the Jaguars last season, Fournette was released by the team a week before final roster cuts. His 22.7 touches per game last season ranked second in the league behind only Christian McCaffrey (25.2), but Jacksonville decided to cut ties with the fourth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Jacksonville reportedly tried to trade him around draft time and still might before the season’s over. The Jags added nothing more than change-of-pace back Chris Thompson to the backfield mix this offseason, so what the plan is moving forward remains to be seen. Fournette will look to join another team but his options could be limited given the timing and his role with his team is very much in question.
Size: 6'0, 228
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Fournette’s departure from Jacksonville opens up an incredible opportunity for backup Ryquell Armstead, Devine Ozigbo or possibly undrafted free agent James Robinson with Chris Thompson expected to serve as the primary pass-catching back. Whether that means a new legitimate starting option emerges on the Jaguars remains to be seen but one or more of these players will see their ADP increase dramatically. Fournette could be looking at a greatly reduced role once he signs with a new team, depending on the landing spot. His ADP will tumble, but he could end up being a steal, albeit one that comes with an incredible measure of risk.