Posted: 10/15/2021 4:21 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette carried the ball 22 times for 81 yards and two touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. Fournette added six receptions for 46 yards.
Huddle Up: Facing the NFL's 30th-ranked run defense, Tampa Bay showed more balance than normal, running 28 times (not counting kneel downs) and throwing 42 passes. As has been the case this season it was mostly Fournette, who topped 100 total yards for the third straight game and scored his second and third TDs of the 2021 campaign. We all know that the Bucs offense is built around Tom Brady throwing the ball, but given Fournette's skills as a receiver he has clawed his way up to legitimate RB2 status.
Posted: 10/14/2021 2:38 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette faces the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6, and the Eagles rank 30th in rushing yards allowed per game.
Huddle Up: Fournette has taken the reins of the Tampa Bay backfield in recent weeks, averaging 124.5 total yards on 19.5 touches over the last two games. Deploy him as a RB2, especially in PPR formats.
Posted: 10/10/2021 8:51 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette rushed 12 times for a game-high 67 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins, while adding four receptions for 43 yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Fournette's touchdown was the first of the season. He has picked up the pace in the run game, and he has three or more receptions in each of his five outings. Fournette has re-emerged as a useful RB2 in most PPR leagues, with low-end RB2 or flex status in other formats. The Buccaneers meet the Eagles in Week 6 on Thursday.
Posted: 10/04/2021 4:15 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette carried the ball 20 times for 91 yards against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Oct. 3. He also caught three passes for 47 yards.
Huddle Up: Fournette entered play on Sunday night with 24 carries for 92 yards on the year, and then nearly matched those numbers against the Pats. The question is whether what we saw was purely based on poor weather -- not to mention the absence of Rob Gronkowski and Gio Bernard -- or if the Bucs want more diversity offensively? It'd be best to be conservative regarding Fournette's outlook until we see him string together steady usage over at least a few games.
Posted: 9/27/2021 4:58 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette mustered only eight yards on four carries but caught all three of his targets for 26 yards in Week 3 versus the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: It would seem Fournette has taken some control over this backfield with Ronald Jones doing nothing to get out of the doghouse, but his 3.8 yards per carry and 6.4 yards per reception for the season isn't the stuff of legend. Fournette continues to see the most work in this backfield because he doesn't commit the big error, unlike Jones. The former No. 4 overall pick has been able to prop up his fantasy value a bit by staying active as a receiver, but he will be a weak flex option in Week 4 against the New England Patriots.
Posted: 9/26/2021 3:10 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette is expected to be the starting running back for the Buccaneers in Week 3.
Huddle Up: Fournette has rushed for only 84 yards in the first two games but probably will receive a majority of the carries in the running game. He should also see some targets in the passing game, which makes him a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/10/2021 5:37 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette gained 32 yards on nine carries against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Sept. 9, and added five receptions for 27 yards.
Huddle Up: Fournette saw most of the action after Ronald Jones fumbled in the first half and was never seen again, but he didn't do much with it, totaling 59 yards on his 14 combined touches. He also had a pass deflect off of hands for an interception. While the season-long split between Fournette and RoJo may turn out fairly even, we saw tonight that Bruce Arians won't hesitate to feature one of them based on circumstances. Unless that changes we're looking at shaky week-to-week value for Fournette.
Posted: 5/24/2021 2:14 am GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette will likely split time again in 2021, according to recent comments made by head coach Bruce Arians.
'They're both (going to) play. They're so talented and they both bring so much to the table. Hopefully, if they're both healthy, they are splitting time. I know fantasy doesn't like that, but those two guys ... I mean, RoJo is one of the best runners I've been around. Lenny had that great run in the playoffs. He showed what they drafted him for in the top five,' Arians said.
Huddle Up: Somehow Arians is able to convince himself that Jones needs to split time despite calling him "one of the best runners I've been around." Be that as it may, both players figure to take a hit for fantasy purposes as a result of the Bucs adding Giovani Bernard, who will likely steal most of the work on certain passing downs. Jones may occasionally flirt with RB2 status, but there is unlikely to be enough volume for any member of the trio to be a consistent fantasy starter.
Posted: 3/30/2021 7:25 pm GMT
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RBs Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette are expected to battle it out for the starting running back job in 2021, according to comments made by head coach Bruce Arians on Tuesday, March 30.
'It's a new football team. Last year's team won the Super Bowl, this year's team hasn't done (anything). Starting positions will be defined in practice,' Arians told Pewter Report.
Huddle Up: Jones easily outpaced Fournette in touches during the regular season (220-123), but the former tested positive for COVID-19 and needed surgery on his finger late in the season. As most Tampa Bay fans now know, it was all "Playoff Lenny" or "Lombardi Lenny" after that. Jones is the more productive player and consistently does more with his touches than Fournette, but the latter is the more trustworthy receiver out of the backfield. Both backs have RB2 upside but should be viewed as high-end flex options for now.
Posted: 3/26/2021 4:02 pm GMT
Free-agent RB Leonard Fournette (Buccaneers) agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 26.
Huddle Up: This isn't great for his fantasy value as he'll have to share time with Ronald Jones in a contract year. Fournette proved his worth in Jones' absence, though, and he'll be a low-end RB2 with upside in non-PPR formats.