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Leonard Fournette fantasy football updates for Week 10

Injuries and inconsistency plagued Leonard Fournette’s 2018, but can he put that behind him in 2019? We’re tracking his fantasy performances and news updates throughout the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette looks on during training camp at Dream Finders Home Practice Complex.  Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 10?

It was a down week for Fournette in the Jaguars London game with Houston. He rushed for 40 yards and added five receptions for 32 yards, finishing with 12.20 DKFP. The Jaguars are on bye in Week 10 and face the Colts in Week 11.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 9?

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette just keeps on chugging along week in and week out. In Week 8, he had 76 rushing yards and 60 receiving yards on seven receptions to total 20.6 DKFP. This marked his fourth straight game with at least 17.8 DKFP.

The Jaguars head to London in Week 9 to face the Houston Texans. We won’t have Fournette’s DK salary until later this week for what will be an early Sunday Showdown matchup. The Texans defense has struggled against the pass, but has done decent work against the run. They are giving up the 13th fewest fantasy points to the running back position, but Fournette’s consistency is likely to offer some value.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 8?

For a guy who is not finding the end zone with any regularity, Leonard Fournette is having a heck of a season. In Week 7, he rushed for 131 yards and added two receptions for 14 yards, totaling 19.5 DKFP. It marked his third straight game with at least 17.8 DKFP. He’s taken a slight step back from his big performances in Week 4 and 5, but he’s as consistent as they come right now.

The Jaguars host the New York Jets in Week 8, and Fournette’s salary climbed $800 to $7,800. Even though Fournette is not scoring touchdowns, he has one of the higher floors among all running back right now. The Jets are a great matchup for him to find pay dirt for only the second time this season.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 7?

The Jaguars running back just keeps chugging along. Leonard Fournette rushed for 72 yards against the New Orleans Saints and added six receptions for 46 yards en route to 17.8 DKFP. It wasn’t a monster effort, but he has been efficient in surpassing 15 DKFP each of the past four weeks.

His prices climbs $300 in Week 7 to $7000 for the Jaguars road game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Considering the Bengals are giving up the second most fantasy points to running backs, this bodes extremely well for Fournette. He’s the sixth most expensive running back this Sunday, but I’d argue he’s a better value than most of the backs ahead of him.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 6?

After a quiet start to the 2019 season, Fournette is rolling the past two weeks. A week removed from 225 rushing yards and 20 receiving yards against Denver, Fournette rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown against Carolina. He finished with 26.7 DKFP.

Fournette and the Jaguars face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London to kick off Week 6 Sunday. Fournette’s DraftKings price increased $300 to $6,700. The Bucs held Saints running backs Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray to a combined 90 yards on 23 carries in Week 5. The Bucs pass defense is more problematic, so it could result in Gardner Minshew and the offense trying to challenge them through the air more than on the ground.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 5?

Well, hello there, Leonard! After three weeks of decent but still modest production, Fournette busted out in a big way in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos. In the Jaguars comeback victory, he rushed for 225 yards and added 20 receiving yards on two receptions to finish with 29.5 DKFP. An 81-yard run boosted his numbers, but he was still on track for a monster day without the big run.

The Jaguars travel to face the Carolina Panthers in Week 5, and Fournette’s salary climbs $400 to $6,400. Carolina is in the middle of the pack when it comes to fantasy points allowed to running backs. Gardner Minshew is playing well, but the team will continue to lean on Fournette. Ryquell Armstead saw work behind Fournette, but unless the latter gets hurt, Armstead will remain a limited complementary piece.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 4?

Fournette continued his steady if unspectacular ways in Week 3, as the Jaguars got a much-needed win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football. Fournette rushed for 66 yards on 15 carries, and added 26 yards on six receptions. He finished with 15.2 DKFP, beating out Derrick Henry as top running back on the night.

Fournette’s rushing totals have not been great, but he is becoming a valuable pass catcher in the Jaguars offense. He had four receptions on six targets in each of the first two weeks of the season, and added six receptions on eight targets in Week 3. He was second only to Dede Westbrook in targets, and appears to be a favorite checkdown option for Gardner Minshew. The Jaguars travel to face the Denver Broncos in Week 4, and we’ll have Fournette’s price after the close of Week 3 this weekend.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 3?

Jacksonville came up short against the Houston Texans, and it was a grinding day for Fournette. He had 47 rushing yards on 15 carries and another 40 yards on four receptions. He finished the day with 12.7 DKFP, which was 21st among running backs. The Texans have been a consistently solid defense, and even without Jadeveon Clowney they’ll remain difficult for running backs.

The Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans in Week 3 on Thursday Night Football. Fournette’s price is at $6,000 for the matchup. Health has always been the biggest concern with Fournette, but as long as he remains healthy, he’ll be a bell-cow back for the Jaguars. His upside appears to be relatively limited with a lot of questions on the Jaguars offense, but he’s got a decent floor week in and week out.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 2?

The Jaguars running back got off to a solid start, but was limited by the score of the game in Week 1. The Kansas City Chiefs out to a 10-0 lead, and while the Chiefs held steady for much of the rest of the first half, things fell apart in the second half. Fournette finished the game with 66 yards on 13 carries, and added 28 yards on four receptions while losing the first fumble of his career.

The big news was the loss of quarterback Nick Foles to a shoulder injury. Rookie Gardner Minshew stepped in and was productive (22 of 25, 275 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT), but there are big questions as the Jaguars face a real defense in Week 2. The Houston Texans had issues against the Saints, but are a solid bounce-back candidate.

His value increases $200 this week to $6,300. The fact that he remained healthy given his injury history is a nice positive. The Texans gave up 148 yards to the Saints at seven yards per carry. The loss of Jadeveon Clowney is being felt, so there is certainly some value for the 11th ranked running back. But if you think the Texans defense will start to get back on track, he might be a guy to avoid.

Leonard Fournette’s 2019 fantasy football preview

By all accounts — fantasy or otherwise — Leonard Fournette’s sophomore season was far more slump than standout. He appeared in just eight games, averaging just 3.3 yards per attempt and 54.9 yards per game to go along with five touchdowns. Some of his absence was attributed to injury — an already disturbing trend in his pro career — and he also was suspended for a game after throwing haymakers with Buffalo Bills DE Shaq Lawson.

But the past is the past, and even if Fournette’s future with the Jacksonville Jaguars is precarious at best, his talent, health and lack of depth chart challengers point to him regaining the form of his rookie year, when he averaged 24 touches per game and found the end zone nine times. Also, an exceedingly competent QB next to him in Nick Foles should offer more trips to the red zone and thus, more scoring opportunities for Fournette.

What is Leonard Fournette’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 1?

Fournette will cost you $6,100 on DraftKings in Week 1’s matchup against the Chiefs’ porous defense. If you include holdouts Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon, Fournette is the 11th-highest priced player at his position. While others might be tempted by similarly priced options Damien Williams ($6,300) and Dalvin Cook ($6,000), Fournette’s expected workload coupled with this game’s shootout potential offer a path to viability and a chance to further put the pains of 2018 behind him.

Leonard Fournette DraftKings salary 2019

Week Salary Opp Performance
Week Salary Opp Performance
1 $6,100 vs. Chiefs 12.4
2 $6,300 @ Texans 12.7
3 $6,000 vs. Titans (Showdown) 15.2
4 $6,000 @ Broncos 29.5
5 $6,400 @ Panthers 26.7
6 $6,700 vs. Saints 17.8
7 $7,000 @ Bengals 19.5
8 $7,800 vs. Jets 20.6
9 $14,400 vs. Texans (London) 12.2
10 N/A BYE

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