Two years ago, Leonard Fournette made a big impact as a rookie for Jacksonville Jaguars, and chased him for 1,040 yards and nine drones while pulling 36 reception at 302 yards and scoring.
He played a significant role in leading the Jaguars to the playoffs and then eventually a AFC championship game, and in that season, Fournette had a total of 242 yards and the final belt being reached four times on the ground.
As a result, high expectations were placed on Fournette and Jacksonville entering in 2018, but not delivered, and these two are certainly not mutually exclusive.
Fournette recorded 439 yards and five drugs and an average of 3.3 yards per transport in a season of eight games full of injury, while the Jags went up 5-11 and the playoffs were missing.
Not only that, but the Jaguars were not satisfied with Fournette's attitude and conditioning, they considered that they added a very disappointing back season.
So what should we expect from Fournette going into 2019, and should Fantasy Football owners have a chance to get it?
Well, let's start with what the Jaguars did this offseason.
Of course, Jacksonville made a flash on a quarterback, replacing Bla Foyle Bortles with Nick Foles, and while the Foles do not have much of a regular season, the general assumption is that there will be quite significant upgrades from Portles.
Also, the Jags tried to address their dangerous line, taking Cedric Ogbuehi and A.J. Cann through a free agency and chooses to tackle Jawaan Taylor in the second round of the draft.
About the reception choir of the Jaguars? They are still thin, because Jacksonville was really meant to Chris Conley, and expect Marqise Lee to stay healthy for a pie in the sky at this point.
So clearly, Jacksonville still has issues about abusive side of the ball. We don't really know how Foles will become a full-time beginner, the attack line has a ton of marks and the choir is only a minority.
Based on all of this, how can anyone trust Fournette to have a bounce year in 2019?
I would also like to express something else: in the case of all the talk about how well Fournette was during its rookie campaign, there was only 3.9 yards per car on average, so b & # 39 it equates to 1,000 yards from being a working horse; not because it was a great pure rusher.
It would seem that Fournette cannot be worse than last year when it did not reach 500 yards, and it is probably true, but its hamstring issues are a matter of great concern, and only played in 21 t 32 regular seasons game so far in his NFL career.
It seems that it will be extremely difficult for Fournette to put together a very significant season in 2019, and it is not all the fault. Again, the overall proportions of the Jags are a matter of great concern, as it is hard to believe that Foles will be completely changing an abusive unit that was ranked in the last 27 years in the NFL. He could run a remote magic under his belt, but it's not Tom Brady.
The idea here is that Fournette is likely to finish with less than 1,000 yards, maybe somewhere in the vicinity of 800-900 while it stays reasonably healthy. Because of its north-south style, it may be a good choice for clowns, but the Jaguars would often have to experience them to actually record them.
Basically, what I say to you, stay away from Fournette in fantasy. At least for 2019. There are too many question marks.