If you're looking for the running back to target behind Leonard Fournette, or just a back with 40-catch potential, you've found him in T.J. Yeldon. He's capable of playing three downs but used primarily in passing situations, something bound to continue so long as Fournette is healthy. He seems to be the likely lead back for the Jaguars if something were to ever happen to Fournette, and for that he's worth nothing more than a very late-round choice for those owners who spend a first-round selection on Fournette. If the Jaguars don't incur any injuries at running back then Yeldon will collect dust on your bench all season.
Yeldon (illness) is not listed on the Jaguars' injury report in advance of Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers. Yeldon, who missed the team's wild-card win over the Bills this past weekend, is healthy enough to suit up Sunday. If he does, he'd re-enter the backup mix behind Leonard Fournette, who logged 21 carries for 57 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards against Buffalo. With Fournette clearly the team's lead back, Yeldon's fantasy utility is restricted to deeper PPR formats these days.
Yeldon (illness) is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Bills. With Yeldon unable to rally in time for the contest, Chris Ivory is in line to serve as Leonard Fournette's top backup Sunday, with Corey Grant also on hand.
Yeldon (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Bills, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports. We'd expect Yeldon to recover in time to suit up for Sunday's contest, and assuming that's the case, he'll continue to work behind starting RB Leonard Fournette. It's an arrangement that limits Yeldon's fantasy utility to deeper PPR formats, as long as Fournette is available.
Yeldon was not spotted at Friday's practice after sitting out Thursday with an illness, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com. It's not clear just how under the weather Yeldon is, but he is apparently feeling ill enough to sit out back-to-back days of practice leading up to the Jaguars' wild-card game this weekend. His official status for Sunday's matchup with the Bills will be revealed after Friday's practice comes to a close.
Yeldon carried seven times for 27 yards and caught four of five targets for an additional 25 yards in Sunday's 45-7 win over the Texans. In the absence of Leonard Fournette, Yeldon equaled his second-highest number of touches in a game this season. He mustered just 3.9 yards per carry, but he did tie for second on the team in targets and catches. Yeldon wasn't particularly impressive with Fournette out of commission, so any fantasy stock he carried would likely elude him if the team's lead back returns next week against the 49ers.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@New York Giants||21||17.88|
|2||09/16||New England Patriots||17||17.47|
|4||09/30||New York Jets||24||18.50|
|5||10/07||@Kansas City Chiefs||20||17.76|
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