Yeldon rushed 10 times for 58 yards and caught two of five targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 31-20 win over New England. Yeldon was Jacksonville's primary running back with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) sidelined, and he led the team in carries and rushing yards. He wasn't called on to do all that much, however, as quarterback Blake Bortles stole the show with 377 yards and four touchdowns through the air. Yeldon's known as a strong receiver out of the backfield, but eight of his teammates also managed at least 13 receiving yards in this one. While Fournette will probably be back for next week's tilt against the Titans, Yeldon would once again dominate touches out of the backfield if the typical starter can't suit up.
Yeldon is in line for added work Sunday against the Patriots, with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) inactive for the contest. With Fournette out, Yeldon is in line to lead the Jaguars' Week 2 ground game, with Corey Grant on hand to spell him, along with Brandon Wilds. Yeldon is thus worthy of a Week 2 lineup slot in most formats.
Yeldon's teammate, Leonard Fournette (hamstring), appears unlikely to play Sunday against the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. A final call on Fournette's Week 2 status has yet to be made, but it would seem pretty risky for the Jaguars to roll with him Sunday after he missed practice all week. If he is scratched from the team's 4:25 ET kickoff, Yeldon profiles as a nice lineup plug-in this week.
Yeldon's role for Week 2 against New England remains uncertain with teammate Leonard Fournette (hamstring) considered a game-time decision, Mike Kaye of First Coast News reports. Fournette didn't practice at all this week, but both he and coach Doug Marrone have expressed optimism about his chances of playing. It's a difficult situation for fantasy owners, as the Jaguars have a 4:25 PM ET kickoff and could reduce Fournette's workload even if he's active. There is some chance we get a hint Saturday afternoon, when the Jaguars will need to decide if they're adding another running back to the active roster. Yeldon would have the upside to reach 20-plus touches if Fournette is ultimately ruled out.
Yeldon rushed 14 times for 51 yards and caught three of seven targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's season-opening 20-15 win over the Giants. Yeldon took over starting duties after Leonard Fournette left with a hamstring injury. The veteran made an immediate impact, capping a second-quarter touchdown drive with a one-yard reception after ripping off a 15-yard run on the previous play. Given his usage here, Yeldon will be a must-add in both standard and PPR formats should Fournette's injury keep him out for any extended period.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/30||New York Jets||6||11.00|
|5||10/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||28||27.00|
|3 Year Avg||120||486||2||39||272||1||91|