Yeldon and Fournette were seen throughout the game sitting on the bench and somewhat disconnected from the team, even when the offense was on the field. Coughlin also much more harshly said, "They were disrespectful, selfish and their behavior was unbecoming that of a professional football player." Fournette was inactive Sunday, yet Yeldon did not play a snap. The 25-year-old had 104 carries for 414 yards and one touchdown while catching 55 passes for 487 yards and four touchdowns this season, and has likely seen his time in Jacksonville unceremoniously come to an end as he is set for free agency in 2019.
Yeldon and Dave Williams could split the work out of the Jaguars backfield Sunday in Houston with Leonard Fournette (foot/ankle) doubtful and Carlos Hyde (knee) questionable for the game, John Oehser of the team's official site reports.
At the end of a lost season, Jacksonville may opt for a cautious approach with its veteran RBs. If both Fournette (as expected) and Hyde are among the team's inactives, Yeldon and Williams would be the remaining options at running back. In 14 games before being inactive Week 16, Yeldon averaged 4.0 YPC, reeled in 55 of 78 passes, and scored five touchdowns.
Yeldon rushed three times for six yards and caught one of three targets for five yards in Sunday's loss to the Redskins.
The Jaguars offense has managed to get even worse with Cody Kessler under center as they totaled 192 yards of offense Sunday, including a paltry 20 net passing yards. Yeldon had a quality first half of the season as Leonard Fournette was sidelined -- 680 yards from scrimmage and five total touchdowns -- but has produced little the last six games as Jacksonville's offense has completely fallen apart.
Yeldon rushed once for seven yards and caught his only target for 10 yards in Thursday's loss at Tennessee.
Yeldon saw a sizable workload in Leonard Fournette's absence last week due to suspension, but returned to his reserve role against the Titans. The 25-year-old played 13 of 71 offensive snaps and continues to serve as the Jaguars' No. 2 RB -- compared to Carlos Hyde's three offensive snaps -- but with Fournette back and healthy the team has shown zero motivation to utilize either of the former options. Yeldon would remain the more sought-after choice should Fournette be sidelined again, but until that point he's little more than a stash in most formats.
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