Brian Leonard

RB / New Orleans Saints / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 11

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  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Report: Saints dump RB Leonard, pick up WR Saunders

    The Saints have cut running back Brian Leonard and picked up wide receiver Jalen Saunders off the Seahawks' practice squad, a source has told ESPN.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Saints' role players held in check Week 11

    The Saints received minor contributions from several role players in Week 11 against Cincinnati. Brian Leonard caught his lone target for 15 yards. Joe Morgan was also held to one grab, but finished with only 7 yards. Erik Lorig caught all four of his targets for 5 yards. Josh Hill was targeted once and held without a grab.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Saints add RB Brian Leonard

    The Saints signed running back Brian Leonard, his agent told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He was with the Buccaneers last season after spending four years with the Bengals.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Several Bucs make small dent in Sunday scorebook

    Running back Brian Leonard was the most productive of the small contributors for the Buccaneers in their Sunday loss at New Orleans. He had five rushes for 35 yards, all in the first half, and added three catches for just one yard. Featured back Bobby Rainey had 35 yards on 11 tries and one reception for 1 yard. Fellow back Michael Hill managed one attempt for 3 yards and two catches for 23 yards. Wide receiver Chris Owusu contributed one catch for 5 yards while fullback Erik Lorig had one snag for 3 yards.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Three Tampa players make it onto stat sheet Week 15

    Buccaneers running back Brian Leonard, wide receiver Chris Owusu and wide receiver Tiquan Underwood all had minor contributions during a 33-14 loss Week 15 vs. San Francisco. Leonard managed one catch for 12 yards. He didn't record any catches despite being targeted twice. Owusu was targeted five times, totaling three catches for 21 yards. Underwood was also targeted five times, totaling two catches for 15 yards. The Bucs are back in action Week 16 at St. Louis.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Brian Leonard doesn't get a single carry

    Buccaneers running back Brian Leonard, who got 20 carries when Mike James went down with a season-ending ankle injury in Week 10, has seen his carries decline every week since then, to the point that he got none Week 13 at Carolina. Bobby Rainey was the only Buccaneers running back to run the ball, picking up 63 yards on 17 carries.Leonard still contributed in the passing game, but not extensively. He caught both passes thrown his way for 10 yards.The Buccaneers have what figures to be a favorable matchup for their running backs Week 14 against the Bills, but Leonard seems an unlikely candidate to take advantage.

  • by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Brian Leonard doesn't have much Fantasy value in Week 13

    Buccaneers running back Brian Leonard has settled into a backup role once again for the Bucs, getting just 10 touches over the last two weeks after carrying the ball 20 times in Week 10, in relief of an injured Mike James. Bobby Rainey is the clear starter in Tampa Bay, but Leonard does have value as a handcuff. With the injury issues the team has faced this season, Leonard makes for a decent stash if you own Rainey. He has little Fantasy value otherwise.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Two Buccaneers make small mark in defeat of Lions

    The Buccaneers didn't need much help from a myriad of skill position players to win Sunday in Detroit. They did get one catch for 3 yards from running back Brian Leonard, who added 3 yards on one carry. Wide receiver Skye Dawson contributed a yard on one rushing attempt.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Brian Leonard takes a back seat

    Though Brian Leonard got the start at running back and the first two carries in Mike James' first game out with a broken ankle Week 11 against the Falcons, the Buccaneers quickly decided they were better off with Bobby Rainey after watching the speedier back pile up 11 yards, 10 yards and 11 yards on his first three carries. Leonard got two more carries in the first quarter, but that was it for him, at least as a rusher. In all, he had four carries for 16 yards and four catches for 21. Rainey, meanwhile, had 30 carries for 163 yards and two catches for 4. He also scored three total touches. Given Rainey's emergence, Leonard will likely be confined to a change-of-pace role Week 12 at Detroit.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Brian Leonard's role in question

    Though Brian Leonard got the first crack at running back when Buccaneers starter Mike James left with a broken ankle Week 10 against the Dolphins, Bobby Rainey ended up stealing the show with 45 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. So now, the frontrunner for Week 11 against Atlanta isn't so clear.It's a favorable matchup for whichever has the advantage. The Falcons rank 27th against the run, allowing 126.8 yards per game, and have given up the 12th-most Fantasy points per game to running backs. The Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch had a season-high 145 yards against them just last week.Most likely, Leonard and Rainey will share the load against the Falcons, with Leonard getting more consistent touches, but Rainey breaking off bigger plays, so even with the favorable matchup, neither is a slam-dunk starter in Fantasy. Of the three Fantasy Football analysts, only Jamey Eisenberg ranks Leonard ahead of Rainey for this week, but none of the three have either back higher than 29th at the position.

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