Is Leonard Fournette Poised for a Bounce-Back Season?

Jun 24, 2019 01:11 AM EDT
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  • Leonard Fournette will be the lead back for the new-look Jaguars offense in 2019.
  • Ian Hartitz analyzes Fournette's season outlook and when you should look to pick him in your drafts.

We’re in the thick of the NFL offseason and it’s officially time to start fantasy football prep. I’ll be answering the biggest questions heading into the 2019 season; this is part of that series.


The Jaguars were on their way to the Super Bowl as recently as January 21, 2018 before they blew a 20-10 fourth-quarter lead against the Patriots in the AFC Championship. Last season’s 5-11 campaign resulted in the organization moving on from Blake Bortles, but head coach Doug Marrone and most of the remaining core are sticking around to take one more crack at winning a championship.

One of the most feasible scenarios for a Jaguars’ resurgence in 2019 involves running back Leonard Fournette working his way into the conversation as one of the league’s best overall players.

The term ‘generational talent’ has been thrown around quite often at the running back position over the years, but it seemed to be somewhat warranted for Fournette back in 2017 after he was finished running over pretty much the entire Southeastern Conference.

What follows is a breakdown on Fournette’s talents as a running back as well as what we should expect from him as a fantasy football asset in 2019.

Fournette is a monster disguised as a running back

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