Yeldon (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports. Yeldon's inactive status for Week 1 was a byproduct of him being limited by a hamstring injury, but he'll be in street clothes for the second straight week despite being healthy. With the team's top draft pick, Leonard Fournette, proving capable of handling three-down duties, there hasn't been much of a need for Yeldon, who offers some pass-catching ability out of the backfield. Yeldon doesn't add any value on special teams, which has allowed Corey Grant to vault ahead of him on the depth chart as the team's third running back on game days.
Yeldon (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday for the Jaguars' Week 2 contest against the Titans, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports. According to O'Halloran, it's the first time in Yeldon's career that he'll be a healthy scratch. After sitting out the Jaguars' Week 1 win over the Texans with a hamstring injury, Yeldon returned to full practice this week and would have been available Sunday, but the Jaguars apparently came away satisfied enough with rookie Leonard Fournette's work on third downs in Week 1 to keep using him in passing scenarios. That makes Yeldon somewhat of a redundant depth piece, as he's not as strong of a between-the-tackles runner as Chris Ivory and doesn't offer the value on special teams that Corey Grant provides.
Yeldon (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. Yeldon returned to practice as a limited participant last Thursday, but was still held out for the Week 1 win over the Texans. His return to full participation Wednesday puts him on track to make his 2017 regular-season debut Sunday against Tennessee, likely serving as the Jaguars' primary passing-down back. That role won't likely come with many carries, but Yeldon could see a nice supply of targets whenever the Jags are forced into catch-up mode.
Yeldon (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Yeldon was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday and Friday, but since his hamstring hasn't completely healed, the Jaguars won't have him suit up at less than full strength in the season opener. The Jaguars had likely been planning to deploy Yeldon in a third-down role, but his injury could pave the way for rookie Leonard Fournette and Corey Grant to see more reps out of the backfield on passing downs.
Yeldon could be held out Sunday against the Texas to allow more time for his injured hamstring to be 100 percent, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Yeldon's injury continues to keep him from practicing fully, and while he will apparently see how he feels in pre-game warmups, there is a real chance he is held out, giving Leonard Fournette even more potential touches.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||@New York Jets||31||28.00|
|6||10/15||Los Angeles Rams||30||27.00|
|10||11/12||Los Angeles Chargers||8||12.00|
|16||12/24||@San Francisco 49ers||27||22.00|
|3 Year Avg||156||602||2||43||296||1||107|