Posted: 9/20/2020 11:31 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette rushed 12 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers and he added four receptions for 13 yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Fournette ripped off a 46-yard touchdown run after an offside kick late in the fourth quarter to put the game away. He was on his way to just an OK day, and the late heroics made it a great line. He'll look to keep up the good work in Week 3 in Denver.
Posted: 9/14/2020 6:05 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette rushed for five yards on five carries and hauled in his only target for 14 yards in Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Head coach Bruce Arians told reporters early in the week Fournette would have a "solid role," but he clearly took a back seat to Ronald Jones in this one (19 touches to six). It's impossible to tell how much Fournette was slowed by the fact he hasn't had much time to learn the playbook, but Jones made a statement even if his numbers were modest at best. Fournette will need to look better than he did this week if he hopes to gain some ground in this backfield. Until then, he needs to be on the bench in most leagues.
Posted: 9/08/2020 5:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette will have 'a solid role' in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
'He's a very bright guy. He picked it up pretty quick today. Obviously he can't do everything, but he'll have a solid role in the plan for the week,' Arians said.
Huddle Up: What else was Arians going to say? The reality is that Fournette should be expected to play situationally versus the Saints, perhaps seeing work around the goal line and in between the 20s if Ronald Jones needs a break. Fournette's role will almost certainly grow after Week 1, but it is hardly a given he will run away with this backfield. Considering the matchup and limited role he is expected to play against New Orleans, he should be considered a dicey flex option.
Posted: 9/06/2020 10:54 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) officially signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Sept. 6. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Posted: 9/03/2020 4:21 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette's one-year contract with the team is reportedly worth $3.5 million, according to sources.
Posted: 9/03/2020 12:55 am UTC
Updating a previous story, free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source Wednesday, Sept. 2. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: Fournette will be a high-end RB2 and his signing takes away a lot of value from RB Ronald Jones, who is now merely a late-round handcuff.
Posted: 9/02/2020 9:59 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) is drawing interest from several teams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of those making a push to sign him, according to a source Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: This would be a nightmare situation for those who've drafted Ronald Jones already. Fournette could certainly thrive as the RB1 behind QB Tom Brady and fantasy managers should be keeping close watch.
Posted: 9/02/2020 9:09 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) has drawn interest from the New England Patriots, according to a source Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: This would likely be the preferred destination for Fournette from a fantasy perspective. The Patriots have a crowded backfield with Damien Harris, Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead, James White and Lamar Miller, but the former fourth-round pick would quickly rise to the top of the depth chart. Fantasy managers will need to closely monitor this situation before letting Fournette slip too far in drafts.
Posted: 9/02/2020 6:36 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) is not expected to be an option for the Chicago Bears because head coach Matt Nagy said he likes the running backs on the roster.
Huddle Up: David Montgomery is the team's starting running back and has a chance to be ready for Week 1, so Fournette likely would be the backup if he joined the Bears. Montgomery can be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 running back if healthy, while Fournette's fantasy value will be clearer once he signs with a team.
Posted: 9/02/2020 4:04 pm UTC
Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Jaguars) is not expected to receive interest from the New England Patriots, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Patriots have several options at running back on the roster, so they likely will use a committee approach this season with the players they have. Fournette should find a new team in the near future but may not be able to find a starting job. Fantasy players should keep an eye on the situation, but Fournette may only be a No. 4 back if he does not start.