Yeldon carried three times for 12 yards and caught five passes for an additional 56 yards during Sunday's 29-26 loss to the Colts.
Leonard Fournette's return to the lineup dramatically limited Yeldon's carries, but his involvement as a receiver allowed him to reach a respectable total of 63 scrimmage yards on the day. Fournette racked up 29 touches despite missing the last several weeks, so he appears to be past his latest injury issues for the time being. As such, Yeldon should be expected to take on a similar role next Sunday against the Steelers.
Yeldon rushed twice for seven yards and added seven catches for 83 yards on nine targets in Sunday's 24-18 loss to the Eagles in London.
Yeldon got two carries to Carlos Hyde's six, but he was able to shine as a receiver with the Jaguars abandoning the run in the second half. The running back led the team in targets, catches and yards with Blake Bortles checking the ball down often. Yeldon's value after Jacksonville's Week 9 bye will primarily come from his pass-catching ability.
While it's not surprising that he'll retain starting duties with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) sidelined for a fourth consecutive game, Yeldon may see his workload shrink with recent acquisition Carlos Hyde set to make his Jaguars debut. While Hyde sat out last week's loss to the Texans, Yeldon played 56 of the team's 68 offensive snaps, finishing with 68 yards from scrimmage on 17 touches (12 carries, five receptions). Yeldon's pass-catching prowess should allow him to retain the edge in overall backfield usage in Week 8, though Hyde's status as a tough runner between the tackles could result in a more lightened carry count for Yeldon.
Yeldon rushed 12 times for 28 yards and caught five of seven targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-7 loss to the Texans.
With Leonard Fournette (hamstring) still sidelined and new trade acquisition Carlos Hyde unfamiliar with the playbook as of yet, Yeldon got what could be his last start of the season. He took advantage of the opportunity with his fourth receiving touchdown of the campaign on a six-yard pass thrown by backup Cody Kessler after Blake Bortles was benched. Even when the Jacksonville backfield gets more crowded moving forward, Yeldon's pass-catching ability should allow him to carve out a third-down role at the minimum. The Jaguars will travel to London in Week 8 for an overseas matchup with the Eagles.
Jamaal Charles is on hand to work in a complementary role Sunday, but Yeldon should see a full workload in Week 7. With Fournette also on track to miss next weekend's game against the Eagles, Yeldon will continue to fill in for the team's top back, but by that time newcomer Carlos Hyde should be familiar enough with the Jacksonville playbook to carve out his own role in the team's offense.
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