Fournette had 17 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown and three catches for 21 yards on four targets in Sunday's 44-7 win over the Ravens in London. Fournette picked up 47 yards on seven touches in the opening quarter, but the Ravens shut him down the rest of the game with the exception of a three-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. As the clear focus of opposing defenses, Fournette has yet to reach 4.0 yards per carry in a game, but he's nonetheless found his way into the end zone each week. He's also been consistently involved as a receiver, despite coming off the field in favor of Chris Ivory or Corey Grant on obvious passing downs. Fournette has looked much better than his mark of 3.5 yards per carry suggests, and he should have a bit more room to run Week 4 against the Jets.
Fournette rushed 14 times for 40 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 21 yards on five targets in Sunday's 37-16 loss to the Titans. Jacksonville had to abandon the ground and pound approach after Tennessee won the third quarter 17-0, limiting Fournette's volume. He was bottled up for an average of 2.9 yards per carry, but salvaged his day by finding pay dirt from one yard out in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 37-9. Quarterback Blake Bortles looked inept until garbage time, so stacked fronts should quickly become the norm for the talented rookie.
Fournette rushed 26 times for 100 yards and a touchdown while hauling in all three of his targets for 24 yards in Sunday's season opening 29-7 win over Houston. Fournette was involved heavily throughout the first half, pounding in his 17th carry from one yard out on fourth down just before the two minute warning for the game's first touchdown. His 3.8-yard average per carry wasn't impressive, but struggles in that department were expected with Houston's talented defense focused on stopping the run. Backup Chris Ivory got only nine carries, suggesting Jacksonville is comfortable giving its prized rookie rusher all the work he can handle.
Fournette (foot) isn't listed on the Jaguars' injury report in advance of Sunday's season opener against the Texans. Meanwhile, T.J Yeldon (hamstring) is looking iffy for Week 1, which could free up some added touches for Fournette, who sits atop the Jaguars' depth chart at running back. Given his impressive physical tools, Fournette's long-term upside is high, though a stout Houston defense could make containing the No. 4 overall pick its top priority in Week 1, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Fournette (foot) is confident he'll be ready for Week 1 against the Texans after increasing his practice workload the past few days, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. Fournette returned to practice over the weekend, including a session in full pads Sunday. He missed the last two preseason games and likely will be held out of Thursday's exhibition finale in Atlanta, but he at least got a significant workload -- nine carries for 31 yards and a touchdown -- in the one contest he played. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Fournette has looked good since returning to practice and should be ready for Week 1, Brian Jackson of News4JAX reports.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/01||@New York Jets||26||20.00|
|6||10/15||Los Angeles Rams||32||27.00|
|10||11/12||Los Angeles Chargers||13||16.00|
|16||12/24||@San Francisco 49ers||28||22.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|