The situation with Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette hasn’t featured much optimism surrounding his Week 2 status throughout the week. And on Saturday, Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders revealed that the second-year back who’s battling a hamstring injury is unlikely to play.
With Fournette now more likely than not to be sidelined, the attention shifts to backup running back T.J. Yeldon, who finds himself with a safe workload. But while Yeldon is expected to see plenty of touches, the question of whether to start or sit him in fantasy football goes beyond just his workload.
Let’s take a deeper dive into the situation with Yeldon, including his matchup, history and even how he looked in Week 1.
Yeldon’s Matchup, Week 1 Performance Solid
The Jaguars face a tough matchup with the New England Patriots, who they’ve formed somewhat of a mini-rivalry with. It’s a home game for the Jaguars, which I certainly like quite a bit. Beyond that, the Patriots allowed 134 yards and one touchdown to running backs in Week 1, pointing to the fact that Yeldon should have success against this defense if the line can open up holes for him.
Yeldon’s Week 1 numbers while replacing Fournette weren’t amazing, but they weren’t terrible either. He finished the day with 14 attempts for 51 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards and one touchdown. His pass-catching abilities could be big if the Jaguars make that a focal point of the offensive gameplan.
Source: Heavy Sports